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Cookbook Challenge

And then there's this lady who bakes bread in her ONE ROOM house. (See her little bed beside her? The coverlet is probably hand-tatted, or something.)

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Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

The "men in the white coats" will come take you away (if you continue this irrational behavior)
"There but for the grace of God go I"
I was often accused of having "delusions of grandeur" as a little girl.
"Sunday best"
"Out for a Sunday drive"
"Three sheets to the wind"

Aug 28, 2015
blue room in Not About Food

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Very literal-- I thought elbow grease was an actual ingredient in soap!

Aug 28, 2015
blue room in Not About Food

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

I don't get these two
"I used mine kidneys"
"Don't chop my teakettles"
-- ??

Aug 28, 2015
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September 2015 - COTM Announcement Thread

There is a list (p.353) of the photographs. The pic on page 73 is identified as a family reunion in 1915, I don't think there's anything ominous pictured. http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/c...

What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

I suppose my favorite is "Good Parties" -- probably because it was the first I acquired.
Lovely books.

Aug 25, 2015
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What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

Those look so interesting--! I love seeing a whole separate book for buttermilk.
I also see (if I saw correctly) that the physical set of ten is $180, but the ebook set of 10 is just $40.

Aug 25, 2015
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What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

I have to put in a word for Lee Bailey--he's got 25 or so cookbooks (they're in Eat Your Books, and of course Amazon.) He was born in Bunkie, Louisiana -- a southern spot on the US map, I'm sure. Check him out. His New York Times obit says "Well before Martha Stewart..."
I know you want examples, the first two that come to mind are chicken pancakes with fruit salsa and an exquisite delicate onion bread pudding.

Aug 24, 2015
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Tagging older Cookbook of the Month Threads

Haha Gio I didn't even think about the companion books!
But everything that has been there all along will still be there, we just have the option now to make it easier to find..
I was in a little worry teapot over this, but now see it will sort itself out. I'll go at my own pace to illuminate my little instant of the Internet.

Aug 12, 2015
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September 2015 COTM - Nomination Thread

Sorry herby!!
I want
A GRACIOUS PLENTY
CHEF INTERRUPTED

Tagging older Cookbook of the Month Threads

Thanks to all. OK, yes, I see now that Home Cooking is a community (board) and is not a tag.
I also now see that the tags are already provided, we can't just make one up (of course we can suggest.)
So my 6 books have been tagged with "Cookbook of the Month" -- and now each thread for that book should be tagged also? Example:
660 Curries I divided into 4 sections. Each can/should be tagged, according to what I think would be useful? And there is no way to do this (yet) except to go through your books thread by thread? Not a problem, just asking.
I hope I don't sound anxious or exacting about this--just trying to understand.

I sure love seeing what everyone's avatars really picture!

Aug 12, 2015
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Tagging older Cookbook of the Month Threads

This is generally put to anyone here, not just LN. Just some observations and questions.
I'm logged into beta and don't get to anything but beta, I'm not being taken out when I click old posts.
Not sure what is right/wrong/desirable as far as tags go. I know there are only five allowed per
thread, right? So, "Cookbook of the Month is always one,
should "Home Cooking" be a tag?
I think the author's name could be a tag if the author is well known.
It's hard to know what other people are looking for. It also seems like *too* much cross-referencing would clutter up the landscape.
I'd like to get "my" six month's worth of books as out there and useful as possible.

Aug 12, 2015
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Tagging older Cookbook of the Month Threads

Rats I have chores I must do, but will play with this when I return--
but yes, all I did was the main thread -- happy to do more when I get edjakated.
I am going to keep this discussion here (Home Cooking) rather than in Site Talk for now, hope that's a good idea.

Aug 12, 2015
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Tagging older Cookbook of the Month Threads

I am very vague on this, but I see now what a tag is and now my six books have been tagged with "Cookbook of the Month" (some had already been tagged by the moderators.)
I certainly don't feel like I fully get this though--Caitlyn mentioned copying numbers, but I just used the area asking me to add a tag. Am I missing something?

Aug 12, 2015
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Tagging older Cookbook of the Month Threads

nomadchowwoman, just to say that I've found out what a tag is and a lot more is clearer--of course it is all in "Site Talk" and I'll be studying!
I started approximately from this post --
"The time has come, and now everyone can take the beta site for a spin! Voila! http://beta.chowhound.com. For the best view of the full list of Communities, Locations and Tags, we recommend starting here: http://beta.chowhound.com/discover "

Aug 12, 2015
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Tagging older Cookbook of the Month Threads

Caitlin I am a hanging prior -- but I don't know what is/how to tag -- it may be something I do but don't know the term.

I assume even after the site changes everything will still be there, searching will still find everything?

Aug 11, 2015
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How do I cook through an entire cookbook?

In the back of that book there are some pages of menus, divided by season. You could maybe start there. Or use your own regular meals as a guide, substituting her potato recipes for yours, her sponge cake for yours, etc.
It will be a challenge unless you own a restaurant!

August 2015 COTM: The New Spanish Table & My Kitchen in Spain - SEAFOOD, POULTRY, MEAT, GAME

Breadcrumbs and L.Nightshade-- I'm curious if there's any reason not to tenderize either a flank or skirt? A hammer (or saucer edge) would mash it unprettily, but I have a little device with razor teeth that I use sometimes on those long thin steaks that I just *know* will be trouble.

Aug 02, 2015
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August 2015 COTM: The New Spanish Table & My Kitchen in Spain - SEAFOOD, POULTRY, MEAT, GAME

Espléndido! *Everything* in this thread is so far so splendid--
and scallops I especially like.

Aug 02, 2015
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Why does the upper-middle of breads take the longest to cook?

The heat from the bottom of your oven hits the bottom of the pan and must get through the moist cool dense batter, drying and heating it until the top middle is dry and cooked.

Jul 31, 2015
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Cookbook Challenge

LulusMom, I always figure if I *really* want/need a culled book back it will almost surely always for sure! be available in plentiful numbers for years. Probably for pennies. (Though my Mr. loves to remind me that yes, I can buy 100 penny books for a dollar, but it's actually costing me $400, 'cuz shipping.)
So I continue to try to collect recipes, not books, for my purposes.

Jul 31, 2015
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September 2012 COTM My Calabria: Vegetables, The Calabrian Pantry, Desserts

Oh lovely! I won't be able to not make this.

Jul 26, 2015
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August 2015 COTM - Nomination Thread

nikkihwood, A Gracious Plenty is being discussed here as a book for *September* -- the August books have already been chosen. Not sure if that's clear. (I'd like to do AGP too!)

July 2015 COTM: The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean, Chapters 5-8

Those plump little eggplants look tame and tidy, I wouldn't have known they gave you so much trouble!
Here
http://www.busyinbrooklyn.com/meat-ri...
is a picture of someone using a corer on an eggplant, but like you I would have improvised for sure.
Glad to know this is so good, lamb is a favorite!

Jul 18, 2015
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July 2015 COTM: The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean, Chapters 5-8

You've served this beautifully!

Jul 07, 2015
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May 2012 COTM: Food of Spain and Moro The Tapas and First Courses Thread

Are you *sure* this is Canada?

Jul 02, 2015
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July 2015 COTM: THE COOKING OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN by Paula Wolfert

Thank you yet again, MelMM. My cooking limited for a while (nothing dire) but lurking forward to reading everyone's posts.

July 2015 COTM Announcement: The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean

Wow, sorry to see this! (Hail to thee Blythe spirit, but to
Hell with cancer!)

June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

So tactile! The raised Bauer rings are tactile too, come to think..

Jun 25, 2015
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June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

I like opals too, same lit-up color effect. My hands sweat and all my teeth ache for *really* nice opals :)

Jun 25, 2015
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