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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Are you inviting us along???

about 3 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I've done S. France too (more than once) but it wouldn't stop me from going again. Doesn't it sound like fun?

about 3 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I'm lucky to have met a few - quite a few local 'hounds, and a few on the Home Cooking board. And I have to say, wonderful people. People who like to cook and feed people seem to me to be people who like making other people happy.

about 3 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Right???

about 3 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

See, I'm sort of thinking we need to get a group of us together to do a Morocco or Vietnam trip. All about eating, drinking, yakking about cookbooks, blah blah blah. How much fun would that be?? I could be talked into the south of France too.

about 3 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I love Radically Simple. That said, whatever you do, don't try the Sardine Bolognese or whatever it is called. The absolute worst recipe I've ever made. But everything else I've made from the book I have loved.

about 5 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Yes, we know that ; )

about 9 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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Announcement Thread: September 2014 COTM "Avec Eric"

Especially when we have books with hard to find ingredients, or when there seems to be more need for useful tips on substitutions or things like that, the announcement thread is very useful.

about 14 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Just off the top of my head two mezze things I remember loving are the eggplant/tomato salad and the cheese pies. And I seem to remember liking the zucchini fritters too. Afraid I can't remember right this moment whether I made those other things on your list. Hope others will chime in with more helpful info.

about 17 hours ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I'd heart this 12 times if I could.

1 day ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I think it might have to do with EGOR being newer too.

1 day ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Gurnard (Tilapia) on crushed potatoes with olives, parsley and lemon (p. 135)

We loved this, and it was fairly easy to make. I tried to get haddock at the store yesterday but there wasn't any, and in fact no fresh flaky white fish. I was in a rush, so I got a package of frozen tilapia. This actually works really well with this fish as the strong flavors in the potatoes drown out any of the dirt thing that tilapia can sometimes have. You boil new potatoes (I had to go with redskins and just cut them up a bit) until tender, drain, crush them up a bit, then add coarsely chopped black olives and parsley, juice and zest of a lemon, olive oil and S&P. Saute the fish in a bit of olive oil and butter and serve together. I also served roasted green beans. It was our first family meal in almost 2 weeks, and it was a great way to get back into it. Lulu interrupted her dad at one point just to say "I LOVE this!"

1 day ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Another person who'd have a darned hard time choosing between those two books, but if pressed would probably go with LoP (again, because it was the first one I had - but once I had it I immediately wanted RCC). I know it sounds excessive but I say buy both (and wait on the other two).

1 day ago
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I'm trying to look away from this post, Gio. Trying very, very hard.

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Having children changes an amazing amount of stuff - no way to explain, but the tiny bit of freedom/time you get seems especially precious.

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I give you a month, tops. ; )

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I have Two Greedy Italians and have liked what I've made so far (maybe 2 things?). I nominated it for COTM about a year ago. Maybe we can start working on a groundswell ...

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

We are big fans of his Blokes pasta. If I goes more than a month without making it I start hearing complaints.

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

I'm too OCD to do that. Seriously, I'd go spare. I plan the weekend *before* for the week ahead (in other words, a week before going to the store). People think I'm crazy (and they're probably right), but it really does save me a lot of frustration and hassle.

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

Rose's Meats and Sweets Opens in Durham

That miso ice cream sandwich sounds very very good.

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Southeast

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Yay! Got this on next week's menu. Sounded too good not to make.

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

November 2013 Cookbooks of the Month, Marcella Hazan Month: Vegetables; Salads

Looks lovely. And yeah, what is up with soaking zucchini??

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I'm going to step in and stand up for JO. I have some favorites that get made over and over again. But then again, I very rarely watch his shows so maybe my expectations aren't the same?

Aug 19, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

!!! Do you know I got in a wee bit of trouble just this week for using that word to describe a local school to another mom?? Eeek. I didn't mean any harm, promise!

Aug 18, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

(cue bongo drums)

Aug 18, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking
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Help w/ Trimming Research Triangle Itinerary

We went to the re-opened Toro a few weeks ago and were very pleased.

Aug 18, 2014
LulusMom in Southeast
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How long will mustard keep in the fridge?

Thanks to you both. I really appreciate it. Half of me thinks "c'mon, it will be fine" and the recipe has me cooking it. The other half says "for crying out loud, how much would a new mustard cost?"

Aug 18, 2014
LulusMom in General Topics

How long will mustard keep in the fridge?

I'm so so sorry to be asking this kind of question. I feel like I'm often in this kind of bind (perhaps I need to clean out my fridge and pantry more often). I need hot English mustard for a recipe next week. Looked in the fridge and lo and behold I have an open bottle in there. But the "best by" date was sometime in 2012 ... Smells fine. What do you think? Thanks very much in advance.

Aug 18, 2014
LulusMom in General Topics

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

Yeah, I don't have any of those squares or other bugs either. Really weird.

Aug 18, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Oops, I got confused and thought this was the Change thread. Sorry! I like pears and apples ok in a salad, but berries don't work for my tastes so I'm not as thrilled with those salads. And if I remember correctly there are a lot of them in Change.

LulusDad finally gets home late tonight after 10 or so days away and I'm really excited to start cooking again from DH.

Aug 18, 2014
LulusMom in Home Cooking