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COTM (Cookbook of the Month) Recipes So Good You've Made Them at Least Three Times: Quick and Easy/Weeknight Edition

The Numbing and Hot Chicken from Dunlop's RCC has recently become a favorite. Instead of 1 T vinegar and 3 T water/stock in the sauce, we use 3 T vinegar and 1 T of water.

Jan 19, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I wish I could butter my butt off.

Seductions of Rice: White Rice, Black Rice, Congee: The Chinese Way

I really like the Quick and Easy Chinese Greens - I've been using bok choi and the sauce adds a very nice flavor.

Jan 16, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I think so, but I haven't gotten past the first chapter yet. Lots of introductions to the recipes, though I have found the detailed historical info a bit of a snore (and I'm a history major).

Jan 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Chewy Sugar Cookies from Cook's Illustrated - these are excellent! I overbaked a batch until they were a golden brown and thought they might be even better that way - crunchy and caramelized. Also added some coarse sanding sugar to some of the cookies which made for a prettier cookie.

Jan 15, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

"The Silk Road Gourmet" (mentioned here earlier) - I love the fact that the author provides a list of her favorite recipes from the book in the introduction - more authors should do this!

Jan 14, 2015
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Hot Sour Salty Sweet: noodles and noodle dishes/ mostly vegetables

I made the Chinese Greens, Thai Style last night with gai lan. Dish was ok, but won't be repeated since we prefer other preparations. I did use Thai fish sauce (Golden Boy) and much prefer the Red Boat fish sauce which tastes more refined and less fishy to me. Also used a jar of fermented soybeans that I mashed up. The jar is pretty old (I bought it from Kasma Loha-Unchit, who I took a cooking class from several years ago), so that may have contributed to the lackluster flavor...?

Jan 14, 2015
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January 2015 COTM "THE HAKKA COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 5 & 6

Stir Fried Cumin Chicken
Not much to add - we thought this was very good. My 6 month old even had some ground up. I do like the addition of onion (which I sliced, rather than chop) which isn't in Dunlop's version. I added a bit of salt at the end along with some sesame oil.

Jan 13, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month February 2015

JAPANESE SOUL COOKING

Jan 11, 2015
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January 2015 Cookbook of the Month: "THE HAKKA COOKBOOK: CHINESE SOUL FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD" by Linda Lau Anusasananan

I love the fact that you have a Buttery. I have an old copy of "The New England Butt'ry Shelf Cookbook" that I'm very fond of.

Jan 06, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Tanoshii Wagashi
Flavor Flours
Persiana
Cakes: River Cottage Hanbook
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die (by Mimi Sheraton)
German Baking Today

Jan 02, 2015
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

Ischl Tarts from Kaffehaus

Dec 28, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

These are SO good. And the bag really doesn't contain very many pretzels...

Dec 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

Made Candy's Chocolate Pound Cake and added a chocolate peppermint glaze and crushed candy canes (which melted overnight).

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

I like the chocolate chunks even better - I assumed they were the same type of chocolate as the chips, but I swear I like the taste of the chunks better.

Dec 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

I've tried making the Cinnamon Cloud Nine Crunchies twice and each time they've spread and been a mess. Ended up throwing both batches away. Not sure what's gone wrong. Mine weren't crisp or flakey, either - just soft.

Dec 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

I have the International Cookie Cookbook, but can't find the Lebanese pistachio shortbread you mentioned. My copy doesn't even seem to cover that region. Do you have a page number for it? Would love to try it.

ETA: I see the recipe listed in EYB. We must have different editions of this book since mine doesn't have any Middle Eastern or Australian/NZ cookies in it.

Dec 13, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

These are a mild NAY for me. Mine weren't really crunchy which gave them a weird stale feeling.

Dec 12, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition! [Old]

I also thought it was interesting in the bookstore - at home, not so much. It's probably going back.

Dec 11, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2! [old]

She may have listed it as a shelf essential, but to quote from her "earnest summation," she wrote that her recipe tally from RCC was "not an awful performance, but not terrific" and that Dunlop's "recipes could use some polish." Not a great review imo, which is fine, but one that certainly doesn't match my experience.

Dec 08, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition! [Old]

I like to learn about future book releases, no matter how far out they may be.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

Couldn't find the corn pudding or the roasted sweet potatoes - wonder if they're both gone for the season?

Dec 04, 2014
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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I don't think those drizzle star cookies are coming back... I haven't seen them at least.

Dec 03, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

Also a yay here for the Chocolate Babka. I've never had babka before, so I obviously have nothing to compare it to, but this was delicious. I meant to try a crumb, but ended up shaving off enough bits to equal a slice.

Dec 03, 2014
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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I like the biscotto/Italian cookie collection better than the pail.

Dec 03, 2014
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December 2014 & February 2011 Cookbook of the Month: THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOKBOOK Chapters 1-4

There is a restaurant in San Juan Capistrano that serves Scotch (quail) eggs with a Bloody Mary. Delicious! I definitely prefer the quail egg size.

Dec 03, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition! [Old]

I used it to pre-order Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking.

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

Well, maybe not - they look like different books at Amazon UK.

Dec 02, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition! [old]

One of the Amazon comments says that Bill's Food and Bill's Sydney Food are different editions of the same book...?

Dec 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)! [old]

How did the tart taste?

Nov 23, 2014
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