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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

So far I have only made the carrot cake. It got rave reviews from all my guests.

Apr 27, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO, chapters 3 & 4, Fish & Meat

CHICKEN COTOLETTA, p. 177

I made this last night using organic chicken tenders from TJs. I flattened each tender, then cut in 1/2 so each Cotoletta was roughly a bite or two in size. For the flour, I used a GF flour mix. For the breadcrumbs, a mix of panko, GF breadcrumbs and some leftover homemade breadcrumbs (so not entirely GF but pretty close, good enough for our purposes). I used regular lemons on the raw breast meat but a Meyer lemon over the finished cutlets. Served it with a baby green salad, topped with more Meyer lemon and a lime scented oil. My family loved these cutlets and declared them even better than my fried chicken. I made a double batch, so there was leftovers for today's lunch box. Definitely a keeper recipe. I'd agree with the rest of you, this is a recipe I would have passed over but for all of you saying the lemon juice made a difference. I think that is true for many of the recipes in Polpo. That is why we keep coming back to COTM, no?

As April draws to a close, I am sad to be closing the book, so to speak, on our discussion of this book. I'm not done.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Wow, it looks amazing! Thanks!

Apr 23, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

What's that now, a baking and cooking school at the Borough Market? More info please!!!!

Apr 23, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I love her first book and the kindle version is very accessible.

Apr 21, 2015
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Poultry, Meat

That sounds wonderful. Another recipe to put on my ever growing list.

Apr 20, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I'm sad to see the tide its turning toward Eat and against Chef. Sadly, I don't see myself having time to explore Eat this month. My copy of A Girl and Her Greens is on its way to me (a preorder) and I am vowing to myself to only devote myself to one new book at a time. Yes, this is a new - new resolution, much more keepable than my no new cookbooks resolution. So, if Eat is our title, I will read along and perhaps treat myself to it later down the line. I am not a Nigel Slater fan. I've checked several of his books out of the library, but each time, I end up bringing them back without cooking even one recipe.

On a not totally unrelated note, April Bloomfeld is having a dinner at Lucques on Mother's Day and I'm going!!!!!! I will be bringing my book to get it signed. CAN'T WAIT!

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I'd love to hear more about Mango and Mint after you have spent some time with it.

Apr 20, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO, chapters 3 & 4, Fish & Meat

So pretty!

Apr 20, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

Favorites-

First, a caveat: I haven't made that many dishes out of this book yet. I have made the Duck Confit Salad credited to Traci des Jardin of Jardinière in SF. Also Anita Lo's Miso Black Cod. Both were outstanding. And comparatively easy to make. Do-able is how I would describe them. The thing I find most appealing about this book is that it takes really challenging recipes from chefs like Daniel Boulud, Claudia Fleming, Suzanne Goin, Zac Pelaccio, and so on, and breaks them down in a way that is approachable to the home cook.

May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I'm pulling my copy down from the shelf now, will respond re favorites soon. Meantime, EYB will give you a sense of the oh - ahh - range of recipes. Since she is reinterpreting other chef's recipes, it is like a combination of all your favorite menus in one book.

Apr 16, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

This will be my last month voting, probably until the end of summer. I will, of course, read along, but I will be traveling most of June and July (poor me) and then I will be doing a lot of catch up and school prep in August. Luckily for me, both the contenders are great choices for next month. Personally I am pulling for Chef Interrupted to win. It is a really fun book to cook out of and very different from anything we have done in a long time. I just looked back through the archives and I couldn't find anything comparable for the last two years. Not sure when it was we did anything else by Melissa Clark, but even comparing to that, it is not like her other books. Check it out, it is a great book to add to your collection, and used copies are available for pennies on Amazon.

Apr 16, 2015
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Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Winter Menus

I'd like to get in on that school bake sale. Yum.

Apr 16, 2015
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Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Winter Menus

Braised beef short ribs with potato puree, swiss chard and horseradish, p. 301

Made this for dinner last night after hearing so many great things about it, year after year. Wow-wy. I did not manage to make the potato puree or the swiss chard. Instead, I served it accompanied by a few pearl onions and some roasted fennel. If I had realized how truly spectacular this dish was going to be, I would have made the accompaniments.

A few notes to myself: I used TJs frozen pearl onions and roasted as instructed. I am sure the fresh would have elevated this dish even further but I think I will stick with this shortcut. I was a cup short of port when I started this dish and cooked it with only 1/2 cup port. When I tasted it that night (after 3 hours) I realized this was a mistake. The next day I went out and got more port, reduced it on its own and added it to the broth before reheating. This saved the dish. Roasting the meat for 15 minutes at the end also made a huge difference. For stock I used 4 oz beef broth and 2 oz chicken broth, because that is what I had on hand.

Apr 16, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

I just made another batch. So, so good!!!

Apr 16, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

When you make the boozy tuna mixture, do add the oil the tuna comes in into your finished dish. It makes for a lovely, creamy tuna spread.

Apr 16, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

I wish I didn't feel the need to go straight to Amazon.

Apr 15, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition! [old]

OK, I'll stop after this link:

https://books.google.com/books?id=aJf...

Apr 15, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition! [old]

You might also find this link useful:
http://www.boyajianinc.com/recipes.html

Apr 15, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition! [old]

This one was posted on the king arthur site in conjunction with their 3 citrus oils set.

Apr 15, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

Don't you love it when your family is unappreciative of all the thought, time, passion, and effort you put into your meals?

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition! [old]

Yum, that sounds great. In case she doesn't have that one, their is a poppyseed poundcake with that flavor profile in the Huckleberry cookbook. I'll try to post the recipe soon.

Apr 15, 2015
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April 2015 COTM Announcement: POLPO

Welcome Olympia Jane. Now I feel the need to plan a trip to Olympia....

Apr 14, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

WoW! That one is going on the list!

April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

Perfect timing, I have fennel out on my counter right now in preparation for this recipe.....

Apr 14, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

You will likely get your picture up on the wall of fame if you convert your spouse to a cookbook collector!!!

April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

Thx MeIMM, I don't have that one...will check it out.

Apr 14, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

When you have time, would love to hear how you adapted your ciabatta recipe to be gluten free.

Apr 13, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO, chapters 3 & 4, Fish & Meat

Ditto.

Apr 12, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO, chapters 6 & 7, Desserts & Drinks

Thanks for that LLM. Do you think that it is 3/4 glass full of grapefruit juice then? In the one I had last night, you could taste the gin but it wasn't overpowering. Really refreshing. I loved it.

Apr 12, 2015
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