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

I bought 3 of her books last week - trying to figure out if I should keep all of them!

Another Ho hum food experience in Palo Alto

St. Michael's Alley was probably the worst meal I've eaten since moving here around 7 years ago. And do tell what's so comedic about watching those who shop at Whole Foods.

Aug 29, 2015
emily in San Francisco Bay Area

What are you baking these days? August 2015 [OLD]

Nutella Pie from "First Prize Pies"

Aug 28, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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April 2014 COTM - Pok Pok: The One Plate Meal pg. 182-239, Foreign Foods pg. 240-251

Took me a while to find my notes on another thread. Anyway, I thought the following where all very good (and repeatable) though each needed tweaks to get the balance right for me: Tom Kha Khai, Beef Matsaman Curry, and Sweet Dry Curry of Pork and Long Beans.

Aug 28, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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April 2014 COTM - Pok Pok: The One Plate Meal pg. 182-239, Foreign Foods pg. 240-251

I just made this dish tonight using my homegrown hot basil but used the recipe from Simple Thai Cooking. Had to tone down the spice since my 14 month old was sharing the meal. Good but not great. Will be trying Pok Pok's recipe next!

Aug 27, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

I used to love flipping through Lee Bailey's Country Desserts as a child.

Aug 26, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015 [OLD]

Thinking of trying one of Harumi's Japanese cookbooks. Anyone have a favorite?

Aug 18, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Roll out those lazy crazy days of summer, July 2015 edition! [old]

Ok, I'm intrigued. Also purchased the first book in the series this cookbook was spun off from: "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency".

Aug 02, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Roll out those lazy crazy days of summer, July 2015 edition! [old]

There's a hot-smoked salmon salad on page 102 she says you can sub smoked trout for in the introduction... Maybe that's it?

ETA: oops, I see I just repeated what Caitlin already said above.

Jul 30, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Roll out those lazy crazy days of summer, July 2015 edition! [old]

Does she not have a list of recipe links on her blog or did I miss it?

Jul 28, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

Morello sour cherry and last-of-the-season blueberry pies.

Also made my favorite brownies from the NY Times Essential book and have come to the conclusion that adding 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the batter improves them greatly - a bit less sweet + more chocolatey.

Lastly, Tutu's Super Crispy Sugar Cookies which include rice krispies. Excellent!
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/tu...

Need help with my new Zojirushi rice cooker

I cook Thai jasmine rice every other day and stopped rinsing it. We couldn't taste the difference.

Jul 23, 2015
emily in Cookware

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Yay for the brie and tomato tart. Agreed that you need to bake all of these thoroughly - much longer than the directions state - I put it on my baking steel which was an improvement over my usual rack method. We didn't care much for the mushroom when we tried it a few years ago, but I might revisit that one. Also a fan of the ham & gruyere.

Jul 22, 2015
emily in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

I agree - would have preferred to taste more of the graham.

Jul 22, 2015
emily in Chains

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

Um, yeah, I think they'd love it! Ice cream cakes were our favorites as kids (and often still are).

Jul 11, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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Hot Sour Salty Sweet: noodles and noodle dishes/ mostly vegetables

Had this for dinner using fresh rice noodles. It was okay. Was expecting a lot more flavor given the ingredients, but was a bit bland. The vinegar helped a lot. This is the second dish I made with dao jia (Thai fermented soybean paste) and I'm beginning to think I'm not a big fan of that flavor. The pork was also tough - perhaps a corn or potato starch marinade would have helped.

As an aside, my rice noodles started to go a bit mushy before the 2 minute recommended fry time. Why is this? I pulled them out of the wok and they tasted great, but seemed like they would have dissolved into goo if I'd left them much longer.

Jul 10, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

January 2013 COTM: JERUSALEM -- Stuffed; Meat; Fish

I've been looking for ground meat/meatball-type dishes to freeze for my 12 month old's lunches. The whole family thought these were delicious! Not bland, but very well seasoned. I cooked them entirely on the stovetop.

Jul 10, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Not terribly exciting, but YAY for the Jack cheese. My 1 year old loves it.

Double YAY for the dark chocolate wafer squares (don't have the package with me right now) - was thinking they'd be a little sweet blob of chocolate (sort of like Ritter bars), but, no, they are perfectly dark with a nice ratio of chocolate to wafer. Yum.

Jul 08, 2015
emily in Chains

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Roll out those lazy crazy days of summer, July 2015 edition! [old]

Does her tahdig include yogurt or eggs? I've been looking at recipes recently and wondering which version to make.

Jul 03, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Sour Cherry Pie (for Father's Day... along with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and coleslaw)

July 2015 COTM - Nomination Thread

THE COOKING OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Jun 12, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I'm surprised no one has come out with a product that does the same thing. There are certainly enough corn zippers, avocado slicers, strawberry corers, watermelon knives, etc. out there!

Jun 11, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Ooooh..... I love empanadas!

Jun 10, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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Mung Bean Starch (aka Green Bean Starch)

I have some green bean starch in my pantry - do you have a recipe for the spicy mung bean jelly noodles you'd care to share?

Jun 09, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

That's probably why I like them. I love Barnum's Animal Crackers.

Jun 07, 2015
emily in Chains
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

"The Asian Grandmother's Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens" - covers a range of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Indian... anyone cooked from this book?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

I also like the Belgian Almond Thins but didn't care much for the lemon thins. Here are some other TJ's cookies I like:
Almond Windmill Cookies
Lattemielle
All Butter Shortbread (with the chocolate drop in the center, not the jam ones)

Jun 05, 2015
emily in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

I particularly like Publix's mango key lime pie.

Jun 05, 2015
emily in Chains

DUNLOP March Cookbooks of Month: Meat

We are loving the Pork Slivers with Preserved Mustard Tuber - I've made it three times in the last 3 weeks. I'm a sucker for pickles and zha cai, though - I could eat a packet with some rice for lunch and be a happy camper.

Jun 01, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I flagged these a while ago:
http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-bitte...

Jun 01, 2015
emily in Home Cooking