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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

That salad looks yummy!!!

about 9 hours ago
dkennedy in Home Cooking

Cookbook Challenge

So I've been doing the challenge for a while now, but the number of books on my uncooked from shelf keeps growing, because I keep buying more books! I must cook faster!

about 9 hours ago
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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

Here is dinner. Of course, because I made something yummy, both kids called to say they won't be home until 10:00. ;o

about 22 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015 [OLD]

Yes, I know the feeling. I've had an onslaught of books come in lately. Every time I get a delivery I think, "I must stop ordering!"

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

Oh, it's a good one. There is a cooking from Isabel's Cantina Thread out there. I'll try to come back with the links. I am making her Mex. chocolate bread pudding right now to bring to a meeting tomorrow.

1 day ago
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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

CHICKEN PAILLARDS WITH SALAD GREENS AND CREAMY PARMESAN DRESSING, TYLER FLORENCE FAMILY MEALS at page 40.

I am making these again tonight and am reporting on it here for several reasons:

(1) This is a good, solid, breaded chicken recipe, albeit upscaled, and it has gone into my regular rotation (great for weeknight fare). The dressing is really, really good. The chicken paillards are delicious on their own and make a great leftover in your kids lunch box the next day. And the salad, well, it makes all the difference to me;

(2) This is a good solid cookbook, with a true southern component (on pages 145-167) and it may have otherwise been overlooked because, in addition to southern recipes, Tyler offers upscale restaurant fare and simple, easy recipes. It's really 3 books in one. This is the only Tyler book I own and I really like it;

(3) For those who are only interested in dipping their toes in the southern states, this book would be great because it has a lot of other dishes to hold their attention. And Tyler is a great teacher; and

(4) Southern recipes I have made and liked from this book include: Chicken Paillards (p. 40, and Kiki's Famous Coconut Cake, p. 136) all the other recipes I have made out of this one have not been southern.

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015 [OLD]

BC, has your copy of THE FEAST OF SANTA FE arrive yet? Mine took forever, just arrived in last nights mail. I've only spent a short time with it, but IMO, it is fantastic!!!!! This epitomizes my idea of comfort food. I am going to make a mental note to myself that the next time the COTM that is selected doesn't appeal to me, I cook out of this book instead. I won't bother bookmarking, as every page would be tabbed. I'd be interested to hear if you are equally enamored.

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015 [OLD]

Reporting back that that author of Paleo Patisserie very kindly responded to my inquiry on Facebook (her pans are vintage) but I went onto Etsy and snagged myself a pretty steamed pudding pan (8 cup capacity). I will post a picture when it arrives. Thanks everyone for your help.

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

Also, EYB has quite a few favorable recipe notes for this book.

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

FYI - Amelia was interviewed by EYB and 3 copies of her book are up for giveaway on their site.

1 day ago
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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

My copy of FRIED CHICKEN by Damon Lee arrived by post late last night and I've only just had time to page through it (the last owner put checkmarks all through the book, irk!) but I think it is going to be a promising addition to my collection, especially during our southern month. No pictures, but a really thorough explanations of the origin of recipes and it really covers the spectrum, from the deep south to China to India and beyond. Will report back after I make my first batch of yes, fried chicken.

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

I checked it out of the library last year and liked what I made from it very much. I seem to recall a candy bar (kit kat maybe?) that was very, very good.

1 day ago
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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

How might one pot 1200 gallons????

Sep 02, 2015
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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

Bare in mind I am just starting a rumor.

Sep 02, 2015
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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

Smoked center-cut pork chops with roasted clove applesauce from PICKLES, PIGS & WHISKEY: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups (and Then Some) by John Currence

I own the kindle version of this book so no page numbers.

I made this recipe in homage to a dinner we had recently at Salt's Cure. I modified the brine by using only 2 oz of Hot Sauce instead of the 8 oz. recommended. I brined for 24 hours, then rinsed the meat once last night and once today, drying in between each rinse. The meat rested in the fridge wrapped in paper towels to dry further, mimicking dry aged meat. Instead of smoking, grilled using 1 T. garlic oil and 1 T. bacon grease, over high heat in a cast iron skillet for a few minutes just to sear the outside. Put all 4 chops on their bone (facing up/tall) in skillet into 400 degree oven for 14 minutes, turning once (so facing down). Serve with a pan juice of shallots sautéed in butter, a little chicken fat and juices from last night's roasted chicken on top of roasted apple sauce. Did not need further seasoning due to the brine. Very tasty but next time I may cut back hot sauce to 2 T. at most.

As for the Roasted Clove Applesauce: Using 4 apples from our tree, I followed the recipe except I only used 1/4 cup of Bourbon (Rebel Yell) and added 1 additional Tablespoon of brown sugar. I also added a touch of cinnamon and a snip of vanilla bean. The apple sauce wass tart with a sweet finish and went very nicely with the pork chops. Served it chunky style. Note that I added a lot of water to allow the sauce to finish off on the stove so as to burn off the bourbon. Next time I will cut back the bourbon to 1 Tablespoon and add 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Vodka.

Sep 02, 2015
dkennedy in Home Cooking

September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

What a great heirloom. Burgoo? I am going to look that up.....

N.B.- Not to be the bearer of bad tidings but Fried Chicken and Champagne has been on the "to be indexed" list for a little too long. I think it is being done by a reader, and in my experience (from when I have dropped the ball myself) they take the book back from the reader if/when they drop the ball. I have hoping to have that one go onto my indexed pile myself, so I can update my notes, but I have a feeling it's not going to be.

Sep 02, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

I just went on Amazon to look up V and M's book, and it led me to The Dead Celebrity's Cookbook. Could they not have come up with a better title?

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

I forgot to mention the name of the book!!! THE SEASONAL JEWISH KITCHEN, by Amelia Saltsman. I just did my first page through and every photo is just so beautiful - it makes me want to try each and every recipe. I had the same experience with her first cookbook, THE SANTA MONICA FARMER'S MARKET COOKBOOK.

Now I have to figure out where to house it, my Jewish Cookbook section, or with Amelia's other book? I hate to separate author's books but I have an entirely different section for my farmer's market/farm books. If you have to have problems, this is a good one to have.
;o

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

Amelia Saltsman was at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market this morning signing her new book - so of course I couldn't resist. Yep, added it to my shelf, just in time for the High Holidays. If pictures are an indication, this is going to be one scrumptious book.

Sep 02, 2015
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September 2015 COTM: A GRACIOUS PLENTY by John T. Edge

:)

Sep 02, 2015
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September 2015 COTM: A GRACIOUS PLENTY by John T. Edge

Now that is a list of books to work your way through! I am especially intrigued by Mary Mac's Tea Room. Is that the Miss Mary Mack all dressed in black????

Sep 02, 2015
dkennedy in Home Cooking

September 2015 COTM: A GRACIOUS PLENTY by John T. Edge

Admirable goal. Of course, we now want to see onto your bookmark within your EYB shelf to see those 39 titles!

Sep 02, 2015
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September 2015 COTM Adjunct Thread: ALL SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

Agree.

Sep 01, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

I know, it is so vexing!

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

We didn't stay in San Diego,we stayed north of there. Just came in for the day. We ate breakfast at Bread and Cie, another favorite spot of mine. The store I saw the book at was a juice place on Coronado, close to the Olive Oil store. It was a very cute store, with a lot of food related house accessories (it is where I got my very cute apron). All the girls in the store were wearing them.

Sep 01, 2015
dkennedy in Home Cooking

Ebook deals of the minute.

I don't own the Girl and the Fig.

Sep 01, 2015
dkennedy in Home Cooking

Ebook deals of the minute.

I have been very well behaved today, especially in light of how manny tempting books you have all uncovered. I am trying to limited my kindle cookbook library to books I wouldn't otherwise buy (eg. too many paleo books but one more on kindle is ok, same for middle eastern and asian fare), I spend more time reading these than cooking out of them, so it is best if they are on the kindle. But for actual books to cook out of, especially on a regular basis, I find them too hard to navigate. I'd rather devote the shelf space. For eg. A Girl and Her Pig, I cook out of way too regularly to only have the kindle version, so I will add the hard copy to my collection as soon as I find a well priced copy.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2015 edition

First of all, thank you for the new thread. My iPad kept shutting down on the last one, so hopefully this will fix the problem. Secondly, that is the cutest little cookbook cover ever. Ever! And thirdly, in one of your lower photos, you focus in on a book I was looking at in a bookstore on Coronado over the weekend. I nearly bought it, but came out with a fabulous new apron instead. The book is Breakfast, Morning Noon and Night. The first 1/2 of the book was filled with the kinds of things I like to be inspired to make, the second 1/2 not so much, so I was able to walk out without buying it. But it was very enticing. I'm sure I am going to spend the rest of the night searching through your photos and shopping....

Unrelated, I got to go to Isabel's Cantina for the first time this weekend. It lived up to my expectation - and the quality of the recipes we've seen come out of the book. I had a tangerine iced tea which was really good - not sweet, I am still trying to figure out how they pulled that off, a warm carnitas and black bean dip which was sublime, and the coconut flan (recipe is in the book), which was good, but not my thing. My sister had the chipotle steak (also in the book (very good). My mom had fish tacos and we also shared an appetizer plate that included corn on the cob which was out of this world.

What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

Great to hear all this wonderful feedback re Damon Fowler. I am so looking forward to the book arriving!!! And thanks for the links.

Aug 31, 2015
dkennedy in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015 [OLD]

China Moon is vey good. I haven't made too may things out of it, mainly because I never have all the pantry staples on hand, but when I do go through the trouble of stocking the pantry for Asian, I'm always pleased with these recipes. She does offer quite a few component recipes within her recipes, but for many you can easily substitute store bought alt. with good if not perfect results.

Aug 29, 2015
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