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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.

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

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!

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!

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.

May 16, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

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!

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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June 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

Third for APRIL BLOOMFIELD MONTH. I tried to get traction without much luck last month - would love to crack into both of these books in June!

May 12, 2015
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Whole mess of greens in my CSA box

This is the recipe I was going to suggest - it's fantastic.

May 11, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

The cauliflower, hazelnut, cheddar and grape salad is lovely!

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

I knew Hugh Acheson was Canadian (they always joke about him on Top Chef) and that he had a new book coming out... But I didn't know I would want it! It looks great.

Segovia Casa Del Chorizo

I love this place so much. Their Brazilian style sausage and green chorizo are my favourites, but there is nothing wrong with any of their varieties.

So delicious.

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

I JUST a picked up Cookie Love too! It was getting so many great reviews and I love cookies.

Cookbook twins?!?

Apr 28, 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 just picked up Seven Spoons today, and I think it's promosing. I picked it up based on a review I read in the globe and Mail, and while I haven't been a follower of the blog I've already bookmarked a number of thigs to try. It's very international in focus. A beautiful book with great anecdotes and head notes.

Apr 26, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cich├Ęti & Breads

Sanagans has a fantastic bresaola!!

Apr 26, 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 can't wait for season 3 to go up on Netflix. It's chef Edward Lee!

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

Have you seen her episodes of Mind of a chef?? She cooks with Madhur Jaffry, Fergus Henderson, Marcella Hazan... It's amazing and makes you love her even more!

Apr 21, 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]

Here is a great little write up by JJ Goode today on Epicurious:

http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advi...

Apr 21, 2015
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May 2015 COTM Announcement: EAT by Nigel Slater

I didn't vote but often follow (and cook!) along with COTMs, even if I rarely post my results. I've made many of the recipes from POLPO (which I bought because of the enthusiasm this month) - and just happen to have EAT. I look forward to this months choice!

Apr 21, 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 just picked up a copy of a Girl and her Greens by April Bloomfield, which I have been eagerly awaiting since I read it was coming out.

I've only flipped through, but at first glance it is not going to disappoint. It's full of vibrant, inspiring veg recipes begging to be tried out. I can't wait to dig into this one tonight - if it's even remotely as engaging as her last book, I anticipate reading it cover to cover over the next few days.

May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear what she whips up. I'm heading to grab her new book tomorrow - there is an event at williams sonoma in toronto in early May to meet her and demo/try some of her recipes from the book, but I couldn't wait that long to sink my teeth into it!

Apr 20, 2015
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Help Critique and Plan My Three Days in Toronto

They are wood fired montreal style bagels. Dense, delicious, often servedhot from the oven. They are bagel heaven in my opinion!

Help Critique and Plan My Three Days in Toronto

416 snackbar is in the area and great for snacks and cocktails. Bar fancy has the best fried chicken in the city. You could try Bar Raval, Bar Isabel's sister bar for either early day coffee and snacks or cava and some raw bar before moving on. Portland Variety at King and portland is by the same owners as le gourmand, and has more of a dine in focus. Delicious for brunch or lunch, best cookies in the city and wonderful small plates.

Second the recommendation for Anne's Magic kitchen. I'm there once a week lately. And if you're headibg into kensington a stop at seven lives for an octopus taco and some ceviche is a must. Bagels at NuBagel are also a great idea in kensington.

I could go on and on.

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

I can never keep up with this thread so I don't participate as much as I read, but I have to share tonight's dinner.

I made a simple salad of Boston bibb, thinly shaved radish and cucumber, blanched sugar snaps. Tossed with the most amazing lemon caper dressing by April Bloomfield:

http://food52.com/recipes/16940-april...

I topped with butter braised japanese turnips. And for the second time this week, a lovely portion of salmon roasted in a low oven. This is the recipe:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

The salmon method could not be more perfect - medium rare and just delicious. So hands off. I used much less than 2tsp mustard on my portion though.

The lemon caper dressed salad was the perfect complement to this lovely mea and I couldn't recommend both recipes more highly.

May 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

Gurl is a typo but it's staying. LOL.

Apr 09, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

I have made so so many of her recipes from A Gurl and her Pig, and they always turn out above and beyond expectations. I just watched her whole "A Mind of a Chef" in anticipation of her new book and I just can't wait!

Apr 09, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

I'm not sure if this will get much traction, but with her new book out next week and her current book in my top 5, I would like to nominate for APRIL BLOOMFIELD MONTH including A Girl and her Pig and A Girl and her Greens.

Apr 09, 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 have to say I'm curious about the toronto star cookbook. Looking forward to your report (and finding out the origins of the chickpea curry!)

Apr 03, 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]

I was shocked at this too. I'm a little annoyed by it to be honest - I really think it should be standard in a baking book.

I made the molasses bran muffins last night and they are amazing. I can't believe how great they are - so moist with very little oil, and very flavourful. A definite keeper of a recipe.

Unexpected weekend. Help please.

Bar isabel is my favourite place in the city. Enjoy!!

Anne's Magic Kitchen

Grabbed some takeout tonight. They are in the process of hiring a delivery driver, which will be very dangerous indeed.

I walked in around 8:50 to pick up an order placed at 8:30, ready to go.

Cucumber in spicy sauce - delicious. Smacked cucumber with plenty of spicy chili oil - packaged on the side.

Spicy cabbage - also fantastic. Love the sour and salty dish.

Green Onion pancake with beef - another fantastic dim sum item, good portion size.

Szechuan sauced pork with green onion- delicious and very flavourful

Fried green bean with pork - this is a favourite Szechuan dish of mine and theirs is the best I've had in toronto

Dan Dan noodles - the same hand pulled noodlea with cucumber and a spicy peanut sauce. I appreciated that the sauce came packaged on the side.

All told - around $40 for food that would have easily fed 4. I love this place and if they keep the price point, portion size and quality I happily eat here every couple of weeks - although lately, I've been here weekly. The best.