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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

I just sent my husband to Bev Mo to pick up the last 2 bottles they have of it on their shelves. Thanks for the details.

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dkennedy in Home Cooking

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

gemvt,

You get the prize for the best Thanksgiving find. I LOVE this article and have found at least a 12 recipes I will be earmarking to try, if not for this Thanksgiving, than for next. Thank you!!!!

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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

The NY times article sounds amazing? What year is it from?

about 1 hour ago
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Which varietal of the Peachy Canyon Zin?

about 1 hour ago
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Question about the fig cranberry sauce - it sounds really good but I am wondering about the 1 1/2 cups of port. That sounds like a lot of port. Does it come out tasting like port?

about 8 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

Thank you so much! Chez Moi is on my TGC list, I am just waiting for the next $10 sale.

about 8 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

Whose blog? Tipsy baker or the author of Prune?

1 day ago
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Cooking from Isabel's Cantina

That is a hard line to tow - I feel for you, especially as a cook. I know I am so much healthier since I cut out gluten but still I allow myself a nibble here and there and it goes a long way in keeping me satisfied. But GF flour mixes have come a long way and it is pretty easy to substitute them in most recipes so now I can pretty much make myself anything I want. I just have to remember that when I am out and about. I am told there is a GF puff pastry recipe out there...if so, you could make the croissant bread pudding, but it would be incredibly labor intensive. Nothing is that good!

1 day ago
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Cooking from Isabel's Cantina

Yes, mine too but when I cheat or bake for a crowd, this is one of my go-to's.

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

I don't have the Rockenwagner book, I'll have to look into that one. Have you cooked much from it? I love his baked goods. Re the croissant bread pudding, I make one out of Isabel's Cantina that is amazing. I have gone on and on about it forever, but if you like this one, you will likely be interested in Isabel's as well.

1 day ago
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Cooking from Isabel's Cantina

It's funny this thread should pop up today because I was just thinking about it. Someone mentioned making Michael Chiarello's croissant bread pudding and of course Isabel's version came to mind....still can't believe no one has made it yet. It is sooo sos sooo good!

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Boy, I would love to have a friend offer to do that for me. What a treat for them!!!!

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

GF here too. Let me know how you like the recipe. I am awaiting two new additions to my GF library (my bday is on Thanksgiving this year): Flavor Flours and GF Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day).

Nov 20, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month December 2014

I own both books and didn't participate as much as I would've liked to when they were cookbooks of the month so I am looking forward to whichever one wins. I would prefer the old threads to be used, I find it confusing when I have to refer back to both.

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Thank you for the links Sylvia.

Nov 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Hmmm...I have pears and pecans in the house. Dessert tonight? We shall see.

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Spice Blends; Condiments; and Desserts

I absolute love ginger beer. Is this recipe carbonated??? What a treat to be able to make your own! If not, try mixing it with carbonated water and you will love it!!!!

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Spice Blends; Condiments; and Desserts

I did not make this blend myself, I bought it from the Ethiopian market for approx $8 for a small deli sized container. That should last me for some time.

Nov 17, 2014
dkennedy in Home Cooking

November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Spice Blends; Condiments; and Desserts

Spiced Butter

I made this last night using an 8 oz container of ghee from TJs. Since I didn't have to clarify the butter myself, I figured I could use the 8 oz in place of the 1 lb called for, as I am guessing the milk solids accounts for approx. that much. Love the spiced butter. Used some for the stir fried beef last night and will use it again tonight when making the lentils and mixed veggies to serve alongside.

Nov 17, 2014
dkennedy in Home Cooking

November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Salads; Soups; Breads; and Vegetables

I finally got around to making the spiced butter (had to get some ghee) and so last night I made the Stir Fried Beef Stew using a wagu skirt steak I had in the freezer. I used store bought berbere (made fresh at the Ethiopian market on Fairfax) and I plan on reheating it tonight and serving it with GF injera (also bought from this market). If all goes as planned today, I will be making lentils and mixed veggies to serve alongside. The flavor of the sauce last night seemed perfectly balanced so I am feeling really good about this dish.

Nov 17, 2014
dkennedy in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Those sound fantastic

Nov 17, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

I have been told to not try to spatchcook any larger than a 16 pounders.

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Salads; Soups; Breads; and Vegetables

I wonder if there iIs there an errata page put out on this book?

Nov 16, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition! [old]

Hi DiningDiva,

I have and love the Huckleberry Cookbook. I am not sure if you are looking for some other opinions (if you've already seen mine) but I'll give you my two cents here just in case. Th recipes do work. I have made ten recipes out of the book and so far every recipe has come out great, save one. The one that didn't work for me was still very tasty, just fell apart. And to be fair, I substituted buttermilk for yogurt in that recipe so I am guessing that one probably works too.

I have heard that the weight measurements for two recipes are off. The publishers has an errata page linked on amazon for those two recipes. I have been working off the cup measurements and those seem to work flawlessly. I have also been converting the recipes to gluten free, and they still work great.

There is a Facebook group working through the book (again, link on Amazon, in a comment) so you can get a lot of opinions there. I have also posted all my results in the comment section of EYB.

Why I love this book: (1) It is beautiful - great photos, polka dot borders, a lot of special touches; (2) the author's voice is very honest and I like her as a person though I only know her in passing (I frequent her shops a lot); (3) the recipes are homey and things I would make again and again; (4) the recipes convert well to GF using her GF flour mix, recipe provided in the book; (5) finally there are enough special/new recipes in addition to the things I already have go to recipes for to hold my attention past the first read through.

Nov 13, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Your menu ideas sound wonderful. I will look forward to following along.

Nov 12, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month December 2014

Don't be sorry. Glad you made it to AOC!

Nov 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Went to dinner the other night and ended up back at a professional baker's house for dessert. These photos are of her baking books. Thought everyone would like a gander…

What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Vanilla Raspberry Muffins, p. 41 of the Huckleberry Cookbook. The motivation behind these was a container of raspberries that probably wouldn't have made it to the morning. Easy to put together: GF flour, rice flour, baking powder and soda, sugar and salt are blended together. To this 1 c. and 2 T. butter is creamed in, then the liquids (eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla) are added. Batter is somewhat loose. Raspberries are folded in at the very end. Baked for 20 minutes, mine were perfectly done by that time. They are light and sweet and have a hint of lemon from the zest. I am considering glazing 1/2 of them with the glaze recipe from p. 46.

November 2014 Cookbook of the Month: "The Soul of a New Cuisine" by Marcus Samuelsson

A great big shout out to L.Nightshade for tabbing notes on EYB for all the recipes using Berbere, Spiced Butter, and any other helpful notes she shared with the group. It will make my using the book so much easier!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Today, Veteran's Day, being a school holiday, was the perfect excuse for me to take my kids to lunch in little Ethiopia. While there, we picked up a big bag of gluten free injera, and the dry spice components for spiced butter and berbere. I am finally in a position to join in on the discussion.

The "New or Neglected Cookbooks" Thread

Wow, I posted on this last two years ago! I need to cull. I will join you.

Nov 11, 2014
dkennedy in Home Cooking