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September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 4-6 (Birth of a Dish, Teamwork, Catch and Cook) Reporting Thread

I sometimes saute them in a little butter or EVOO and put a dollop of ricotta (sometimes with a little honey stirred in) on top. Similar idea - delicious.

September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 4-6 (Birth of a Dish, Teamwork, Catch and Cook) Reporting Thread

If I can find duck breasts, I'm going for this. Looks and sounds wonderful.

about 20 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

carb situations happen.

1 day ago
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Need Venue For Oyster Roast; in Raleigh highly preferable

But mightn't there be a problem with alcohol at this place?

1 day ago
LulusMom in Southeast

Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

I'm guessing he's friends with Ramsey or something.

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

"vegetable situation"???

Glad the hear that the International Business Times feels this is one of the more important stories to find room for.

September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 10-12 (Craftsmanship, Tradition, Cayman Cookout) Reporting Thread

For me, the whole point of deviled eggs is the mayo.

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

You've had better luck than I did when I was a member, and more power to you. I remember going through and pricing the books they had that I wanted: their price vs. amazon's and when shipping was included they ended up being pretty darned close, with amazon winning (but maybe I was at a different/lower level of membership?).

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

I really think you're not missing out on TGC. I was a member for a few years, and ended up finding that I wasn't saving any money (shipping costs compared to amazon make up for the cheap prices during specials), and was buying books I didn't particularly want just to get the ones I did.

Carrboro Farmers' Market

Lulu has a tennis lesson at 9:00. If we can find a parking spot soon after 10 we'll see you there.

Sep 16, 2014
LulusMom in Southeast

Sequel to "The Trip" - Coogan and Brydon do Italy

A friend told me that I should plan to make a huge bowl of pasta immediately after viewing.

Sep 16, 2014
LulusMom in Food Media & News

September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 7-9 (Artisanal, Perfect Pairings, Oil and Wine) Reporting Thread

Chicken Paillard with tomatoes, fennel and olives

Thanks to everyone who reported on this dish. I too doubled the vegetables. I didn't end up pounding my chicken breasts - I found that my grocery store has started selling sliced breasts, which is hugely helpful. They cook quicker and without having to worry about cooking them to death. Anyway, I put down the breast slices, added the double vegetables and subbed (untoasted) walnut pieces and the topped with parsley and basil when it came out of the oven and it was *fantastic.* I knew I'd like this, but I didn't expect to love it. We had a guest to dinner and she also raved about it (thank you guest). With it being fairly easy to put together - once you've done the chopping it's a breeze - I think I'll be making this on a regular basis. Served with a baguette. Didn't need anything more.

Sep 16, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

I love the Swedish Chef.

Sep 16, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

See, I was away during that month, but I've still ended up with one of the books (unfortunately on my kindle) but still have enjoyed what I've made from it. But yeah, that's what I mean by a theme month working. And for me the Diana Henry month (one per book, mostly) worked really well. But then I was already a fan.

Sep 15, 2014
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Sequel to "The Trip" - Coogan and Brydon do Italy

I cannot wait to see this. I loved the first one, and forced my husband to watch it the next night. The outtakes (something I never watch with a DVD) were hysterical too.

Sep 15, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

I pretty much agree with you, although funnily enough I didn't participate during any of the months you mention in your last paragraph. That said, there have been some wonderful more-than-one months. I can think of the first Dunlop month, Vietnamese month, and the Melissa Clark month all of which were really great for my family. But yeah, in theory and usually in practice, a smaller number of recipes (and therefore books) seems somehow to be more fun. But themes can work.

Sep 15, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

and space in your suitcase!

Sep 15, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Maybe more of an amuse bouche?

Sep 15, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I think probably 95% of the people (at least) on this thread *totally* understand how you are feeling. It is taking a lot of self-control for me not to go ahead and order Plenty More (not to mention Comfort Food, although, knowing it is British, I'm guessing it is fairly meaty, which won't work for me, which helps).

Sep 14, 2014
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September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 4-6 (Birth of a Dish, Teamwork, Catch and Cook) Reporting Thread

Clams seem like the obvious sub to me too. I'm kind of jealous right now that you ate these.

Sep 14, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

Ah, don't give up on Soul of a New Cuisine. I have a copy. I'd try to play along.

Sep 13, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Oh, I completely get it. I feel like Raleigh is practically in another state. Always stuns me how long the drive between here (CH) and there is.

Sep 13, 2014
LulusMom in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Looks like a dive, but has very good food. Nothing nearer you in FL??

Sep 13, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

"And then there's the idea that not everyone likes the same things. So freakin' what! Your house is not a restaurant. What ever happened to eating what you're served"

This - 100% this.

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

That is exactly what I mean! And I know Naco doesn't live too terribly far from me. Lulu and I love going out with a big group of local 'hounds for dinners there.

Sep 12, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Since I'm the person who said "Seriously - how hard is it to make scrambled eggs and toast for dinner? Pasta w/ bottled sauce? Add a bag of salad and make a vinaigrette - or, if need be, a bottled dressing" I'd like to answer too, if you don't mind. I honestly don't think doing either of these things is harder than putting a frozen 'za in the oven. But then again, I also don't think the world will end if sometimes dinner is the frozen pizza. But for it to *never* be a real, homecooked meal? I'd rather have a messy house and feed my family something delicious and healthy. But most of all I want to spend time with my child, hear about her day, have a family dinner during which we all talk to each other, laugh together. That, to me, is the main thing. Sometimes we have "family date night" which means we all go out for dinner. But I can't see how that wouldn't get old very quickly if it was done every night.

January 2011 Cookbook of the Month: BREATH of a WOK

I finally got around to trying Florence Lin's Tofu with Cilantro Relish (thanks to the ever helpful people contributing to the COTMs so good and easy you've made them 3 x or more thread). Delicious and so easy. This will go into rotation. I love the "relish" with sesame oil instead of canola. I poured a bit extra of the sesame oil on the tofu/rice at the table. And I think I may have cut my tofu incorrectly (I cut it into little flat squares, about an inch but fairly flat) but I'd do it that way again. Served with rice and roasted green beans. Great and easy meal.

Sep 12, 2014
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September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 7-9 (Artisanal, Perfect Pairings, Oil and Wine) Reporting Thread

I've made a Jamie Oliver (?? - I think, could be Diana Henry?) recipe with black olive s/mashers and it was wonderful.

Sep 12, 2014
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September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 7-9 (Artisanal, Perfect Pairings, Oil and Wine) Reporting Thread

You rock SO much.

[eta] I wouldn't be so sure you won't hear from him. My first trip to Le B. I mentioned that the dessert I'd been hoping to have wasn't available, and I was somewhat disappointed. Not only did they make that dessert special for me, but they brought another dessert they thought I'd like too, plus a little treat to take on the train with me back to DC (I'd gone up for the day to see something at the Met). I thought the attention to customers was beyond what anyone could expect. Let us hope that he is part of that.

Sep 11, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Seriously - how hard is it to make scrambled eggs and toast for dinner? Pasta w/ bottled sauce? Add a bag of salad and make a vinaigrette - or, if need be, a bottled dressing. Then sit with the family and talk about the day. Or, if you are working, do the sitting and talking during the time you do have with them, and teach them to make those other things without you. Show you care about both the ins and outs of the children's lives and the fact that they get fed.