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Seafood boil for 50. How much seafood?

I had a seafood boil for 12 on the weekend and purchased the following:

10lb littleneck clams
5lb mussels
12lb lobster
2lb large shrimp
4lb baby potatoes
12 corn
2.5lb andouille sausage

It was perfect - everyone had their fill but there was not much left but for a few shrimp, some potatoes and corn.

Aug 26, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015

I love Akrams. Great za'atar too and possibly the best hummus in the city.

Aug 07, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015

Did you know the Short Stack cookbooks are being turned into a whole cookbook concept? Sounds as though it will bea collection of chefs focusing on specific topics. Out in the spring - sounds awesome.

Aug 06, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2015

I'm keeping my purchases to none this month as the next few months see some exciting books released.

I'm excited for Heidi Swansons Near and Far and Kenjis Food Lab in September.

And I just read about a new one last night: Gjelina: Cooking from Venice California.

From eater, it is described as: "125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts" that made Lett's Venice restaurant a modern L.A. classic. Michael Graydon shot the photographs for the books and stylist Nikole Herriott made the dishes look delicious.'

Sounds right up my alley.

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

Oh dear. Just as I take one cookbook off of my wish list, another is quickly added.

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

I finally caved and bought A Bird I the Hand. I love this book already. There are so many recipes I'm dying to make. I love how they are divided into weeknight, celebration, grilled, salad, warm and comforting, and leftover sections. Not a whole wack of soup recipes either which is appreciated.

This will be getting a lot of use.

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

I was just watching an episode of his grilling show on the weekend where he took some mahi mahi way beyond an acceptable level of char. He was all "don't worry if it looks a little dark".

Ok bobby....

That said I made a grilled peach and arugula pesto recipe of his recently and I was very impressed.

Jul 20, 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]

Is that why?! I've looked everywhere in Toronto for bottarga and like you have wondered why I can't find it.

Jul 20, 2015
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August 2015 COTM - Nomination Thread

I'll try again for APRIL BLOOMFIELD MONTH.

Jul 12, 2015
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Cooking from People's Pops

I used to be a strictly immersion blender girl. I even have a good one - a bamix, and would use that bad boy every morning for smoothies, for soups, mayo, salsa, everything. I loved it. But then my eye started to wander, I wanted more. I wanted to pulverize kale and decimate whole apples into smoothie submission.

Two weeks ago I got a Vitamix and now I know what I've been missing. This is true love!

(I found it on clearance at Williams Sonoma - it was half price. I couldn't leave it behind and we haven't looked back. We are very happy and I would go back and pay full price if I had to!)

Jul 03, 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]

I can't wait for the Kenji Alt book - I may even preorder. The step by step photos of difficult processes look particularly useful.

Also looking forward to Heidi Swansons new book - she's been blogging about the cookbook creation process and it's been a really great read.

I just received Paletas and Peoples Pops in the mail after ordering in late June. Made my first recipe - lime pie Paletas to rave reviews this week. Nobody could believe I had made them which is hilarious considering it took all of three minutes to put them together!! I can't wait to get more use out of these books.

Need help with ingredients for a Korean dish

The plum liquid would probably be umeboshi vinegar. Eden Organics sells one you can get at most health food stores. I love that stuff.

Jun 28, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I added The Banh Mi Handbook to my collection today on some ardent reviews I read in this thread over the past few months.

I've also ordered an ice pop maker, People's Pops and Paletas after all the Peoples Pops buzz here and smitten kitchen deb's love of the Paletas book. I can't wait for them to get here!

I'm nothing if not easily convinced.

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

That gratin looks just amazing. Kenji has a cookbook coming out in September and I can't wait for it!!!

Cookbook Challenge

I will be joining! I've had a project like this on my mind for some time. I've also had the goal to cook at least one recipe from each new issue of Bon appetit I get, but that also hasn't happened. The best of intentions...

Jun 16, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Tap Phong has an impressive selection of woks! I'm pretty sure that's where I got mine - I love it.

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

I wonder why this is a kickstarted rather than funded by a publisher? I admit I don't know much about publishing and advances. Either way exciting news!

Jun 11, 2015
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The Latest "Yay Me" thread

I agree, but it made for messy slicing. The overflow snuck down and made for a crust sticking situation that was unfortunate though tasty.

Jun 09, 2015
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The Latest "Yay Me" thread

Rhubarb! With spices and Angostura bitters. Very nice. It's a four and twenty blackbirds filling recipe with crust from Bon Appetit (which is actually very similar to the four and twenty blackbirds method).

Jun 09, 2015
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The Latest "Yay Me" thread

The filling bubbled over and between the crust and pan, so some slices didn't come off nicely like they should have. I think this was because my crust wasn't folded over enough - practice makes perfect!!!

Jun 09, 2015
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The Latest "Yay Me" thread

I made my first fruit pie on the weekend! Crust was delicious and it looked and tasted delicious. There was a little overflow that I'm going to work on for next time.

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

I did mean First Prize Pies! Oops.

I think I'm going to go for Four and Twenty Blackbirds. Their lemon chess seems to have a bit of a cult following (I love lemon chess) and I can get behind something like oatmeal black bottom.

Jun 09, 2015
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Any advice on making Kombucha?

It should be ok. I've jostled my jar a few times and the scoby has sunk, but will usually rise again a day or 2 later.

Good luck! My most recent batches were rhubarb ginger which were fantastic. I think my next batch will be basil pineapple.

Jun 08, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I just made a rhubarb pie from a Four and Twenty Blackbirds recipe, and now I'm itching for the cookbook. But do I go for that or Prize Winning Pies??

I was beyond impressed with the rhubarb pie and crust recipe though. Wow.

Jun 07, 2015
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Cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi's PLENTY MORE

I made these with ramps. I had to add a bit of oat flour to get them to hold onto pucks, which they did quite nicely with that small modification. I used my large ice cream scoop to shape these then flattened the tops.

Very nice. Crispy and deliciously cheesy. The red pepper sauce is just delicious. I will be making these again.

May 29, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition! [OLD]

I read a comparative review of The Broad Fork and Root to Leaf which gave The Broad Fork the thumbs up vs the other. I hope you feel the same!!

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition! [OLD]

I posted up thread that I'd purchased The Broad Fork- tempted by the Globe and Mail review you posted! I've already made 2 recipes that have been fantastic and I'm about halfway through a full read of the book. It's fantastic.

May 20, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition! [OLD]

Just picked up The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson. This is a wonderful book focused on vegetables, organized by season then by veggie. It is intended to help you get he most out of your local produce stand or CSA share.

While it is a vegetable book it is by no means a vegetarian book. A mix of Simple preparations, and more challenging ones.

I think this book will get a lot of use in my kitchen. I love Achesons jokey, casual tone too.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition! [OLD]

I keep it simple with a salad of butter lettuce, some lardons, maybe some shaved fennel and radish in there. Really lovely with seared salmon.

She serves it with a fried pig ear which sounds fantastic except for the frying of the pig ear part, which is intimidating to me for some reason. I've fried plenty of things but that seems difficult.

May 14, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition! [OLD]

There is another radish salad in A Girl and her Greens which is just lovely - this one features kimchi. Really delicious!!

Be sure to check out the lemon and caper dressing, chickpea and lentil salad, baked eggs with anchovy, devilled eggs, green pea soup. Oh and the porridge method. And Caesar salad. All from a girl and her pig - that book is so great.

May 12, 2015
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