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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Flo Braker's Crystal Almond Pound Cake ~ I couldn't really taste the almond paste in the cake, but it might be because the delicious citrus glaze/crust overpowered it!

1 day ago
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I really like their books, too, and should bake out of them more often. The CC cookie recipe is my favorite though I need to add more flour than the recipe calls for. They have a new one coming out this fall that I've pre-ordered.

Sep 17, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

Yes, I've been to Huckleberry.

Sep 13, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I already sent my copy back to Amazon. It looks like a nice book, but there weren't any recipes that begged me to try them and I'm trying to be choosier with the cookbooks I buy. I already had the recipes for her maple bacon biscuits, blueberry cornmeal cake and walnut scones and haven't made them yet. Also, many of the cake recipes seem to call for ricotta which I don't usually have on hand. It's a beautiful book and I thought her recommendation to double the salt and vanilla in baking recipes from other books was interesting....

Sep 13, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

Yes, that's what I meant.

Sep 11, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

I'm interested in any of the following:
HAKKA
JAPANESE SOUL FOOD (perhaps could it be combined with his Tadashi's Japanese grilling book, THE JAPANESE GRILL?)
THE BOOK OF JEWISH FOOD

Sep 10, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

Can I ask which recipes in Japanese Farm Food have worked for you and which haven't? I have a lot of recipes flagged but have yet to make any.

Sep 07, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Duke's Mayonnaise - where to find it in the Bay Area?

I buy Duke's on Amazon.

Sep 07, 2014
emily in San Francisco Bay Area

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I still like to have a book I can hold in my hands - even if I use the website.

Sep 03, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

Looking forward to checking out Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook, which is coming out next May.

Sep 03, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I highly recommend the gnudi recipe.

Aug 30, 2014
emily in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Smitten Kitchen's Browned Butter Rice Krispy Treats - wow! Truly delicious though I think the salt is the key ingredient.

Aug 29, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Eater's fall preview is up:
http://eater.com/archives/2014/08/22/...

Aug 24, 2014
emily in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I agree that it is tastier with the full amount of oil...

Aug 20, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Beef with Cumin is also one of my favorite recipes - but I use the simpler recipe (that doesn't involve as much oil) given in Every Grain of Rice.

Aug 20, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What are you making/baking with coconut oil?

Homemade magic shell for ice cream.

Aug 14, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Too much corn on the cob! Help me use it!

This is a great recipe that I've made numerous times.

Aug 12, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

NEW FOOD OF LIFE

Aug 12, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Dietrich's Meats in PA - I buy leaf lard from them, too.

Aug 11, 2014
emily in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Does granola count as baking? I've purchased Early Girl Granola and liked it so much I decided to try their recipe posted on Lottie & Doof's site:
http://www.lottieanddoof.com/2010/01/...
Really delicious. I love the sweet & salty combination. I used quick oats (because that's what I had), hickory nuts, pumpkin seeds and TJ's coconut chips.

Aug 11, 2014
emily in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

They were very good - but I prefer many of the other desserts I make a lot more. The flavors seemed to meld into one another and overall they just tasted sweet to me.

Aug 11, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

For Diana Henry fans, she has a new cookbook coming out in the the spring - A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood:
http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Hand-Chick...

Aug 06, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Any favorite online sources for Blue Mountain Coffee?

I had BM coffee in Jamaica years ago and someone recently brought me back some, which we've been enjoying more than our usual Philz. Does anyone have any favorite online sources?

Aug 06, 2014
emily in General Topics

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Dorie Greenspan's Caramel Crunch Bars... good, but not as great as I expected.

Aug 05, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Sour cherries

Picked up 4 lbs today. They are Balaton cherries, a type of Morello, which I much prefer to Montmorency. They told me Martha Stewart had stopped in a few weeks ago and ordered 5 lbs.

Jul 22, 2014
emily in San Francisco Bay Area

Cookbook of the Month March 2013 EVERY GRAIN OF RICE: Cold dishes, Tofu, Meat, Chicken and Eggs, Fish and Seafood

Made this last night with some brisket I'd had in the freezer. What a great dish! I didn't have high hopes since I didn't care too much for her pork stew with potatoes from the same book (seemed a bit boring and one note to me). The brisket was meltingly tender and had absorbed the delicious flavors of the sauce. I did add a bit of dark soy and salt since I felt it needed more salt than the bean paste and stock provided. Will definitely be going in the rotation. We ate it with rice, but would like to try it as beef noodle soup next time.

Jul 22, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What to do with pandan leaves?

I've been wanting to make the Pandan Chiffon Cake:
http://www.saveur.com/ingredients/pandan

Jul 17, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition! [OLD]

I have both of these + First Prize Pies and the the last one has the most recipes that appeal to me... different, but not too out there.

Jul 15, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Yes.

Jul 12, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Palo Alto/Menlo Park rant

Fraiche has good cappuccinos made with Blue Bottle. Try it next time you're here. Cafe Venetia (formerly Caffe del Doge) is pretty good, as well, though I haven't been in at least a year. Or at least since they changed the name. Best by far is actually at Napoletana, but that's in Mountain View. I didn't think much of Zombie Runner.

Jun 25, 2014
emily in San Francisco Bay Area