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“A Cookbook a Week” Challenge (CAWC) – Thread #3 - Will you join me? [Old]

Breadcrumbs | Nov 4, 2012 11:39 AM

At long last I’m back in Canada and here to post Thread #3!! Thanks so much for your patience!!

It was so much fun catching up on all the great books reviewed in Thread #2. Believe it our not, in the few weeks since we first started this thread we’ve now reviewed a grand total of 52 books!! Thank-you so very much to all of you for joining me in this adventure.

For those of you that are new to this thread, welcome…please join us. Here’s some basic info:

GOAL FOR THREAD: Get to know our cookbooks better. Keep the good ones, toss a few duds along the way.

HOW IT WORKS (the condensed version):

- Pull a book off the shelf, dust it off and have a look through

- Post your impressions here. Is it a keeper? Any recipes that appealed?, have you ever cooked from it or might you now?

***Please start your post with title of your book in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS***

- If you make a dish at a later date, come back and post your review
beneath your original post. Review the dish as you see fit. Some folks will have lots to say, others won’t. This isn’t at COTM so it doesn’t have to be detailed but if someone wanted to do that, great.

• If others have the book and/or have cooked from it they can add their reviews beneath the first post about that book.

• BEFORE POSTING ABOUT A BOOK - PLEASE do a search of the thread (“Ctl F” w a
pc, “Command F” on a mac) to see if someone else has posted about it. If so, add your post beneath theirs. If not, hit “Reply to original post” and post to this OP.

If you want more info on How It Works, please click here for the OP in Thread #2: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8699...

Here are the 52 books we’ve reviewed so far:

BOOKS IN THREAD 1:

If you chose one of these books, please add to existing reviews here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8673...

COOK’S COUNTRY COOKBOOK, 

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING – VOLUME 1,

THE BOSTON GLOBE COOKBOOK,

WILLIAMS SONOMA EAT WELL,

THE FRANTIC WOMAN'S GUIDE TO FEEDING FAMILY AND FRIENDS,

THE GREYSTON BAKERY COOKBOOK,

MRS CHIANGS SZECHUAN COOKBOOK,

CULINARY TEA,

THE MITSITAM CAFE COOKBOOK,

THE PAPRIKAS WEISS HUNGARIAN COOKBOOK,

A TWIST OF THE WRIST, 

I LOVE MEATBALLS,
AMERICAN BRASSERIE,

DONNA HAY'S MODERN CLASSICS BOOK 2,

GOURMET BY THE BAY,

THE LAURA SECORD CANADIAN COOKBOOK,

THE FEED ZONE COOKBOOK,

660 CURRIES (Oct 2012 COTM),

SO EASY: LUSCIOUS, HEALTHY RECIPES FOR EVERY MEAL OF THE WEEK,

MY FAMILY TABLE,

SAVORY BAKING,

URBAN ITALIAN

BOOKS IN THREAD 2:

If you chose one of these books, please add to existing reviews here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8699...

THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK by Mary Risley,
TASTE OF HOME SPECIAL EDITIONS: 72 Tasty Recipes shared by real people,
THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOK BOOK CLASSIC RECIPES FOR A NEW CENTURY, by Amanda Hesser
DINNER: A LOVE STORY, by Jenny Rosenstrach
COOKING FOR THE WEEK: LEISURELY WEEKEND COOKING FOR EASY WEEKNIGHT MEALS by Diane Morgan and Dan & Kathleen Taggert
The Book of New New England Cookery
formerly known as The L.L. Bean Book of New New England Cookery
Judith and Evan Jones,
THE SOUL OF A NEW CUISINE by Marcus Samuelsson
THE BOOK OF KALE, Sharon Hanna,
Sarah Leah Chase’s Open-House Cookbook (1987) and Cold-Weather Cooking” (1990
)I LOVE CRAB CAKES! 50 RECIPES FOR AN AMERICAN CLASSIC - Tom Douglas
HANDS-OFF COOKING: LOW SUPERVISION, HIGH FLAVOR MEALS FOR BUSY PEOPLE by Ann Martin Rolke
GOOD FOOD FAST by Anne Walsh with help from the editors of Food & Wine magazine
THE STOCKED KITCHEN: ONE GROCERY LIST...ENDLESS RECIPES by Kallio and Krastins
SUNDAY SUPPERS AT LUCQUES by Suzanne Goin
PASSION & PALATE: RECIPES FOR A GENEROUS TABLE by John Howie
ROBIN RESCUES DINNER: 52 Weeks of Quick-Fix Meals, 350 Recipes, and a Realistic Plan to Get Weeknight Dinners on the Table, Robin Miller
THE PLEASURE IS ALL MINE - SELFISH FOOD FOR MODERN LIFE from Suzanne Pirret
THE BRISKET BOOK, A Love Story With Recipes by Stephanie Pierson
CLASSICAL TURKISH COOKING – by AYLA ALGAR
A TASTE OF SHAN by Page Bingham
20-MINUTE MENUS: TIME-WISE RECIPES & STRATEGIC PLANS FOR FRESHLY COOKED MEALS EVERY DAY: By MARIAN BURROS
THE ESSENTIAL MEDITERRANEAN: How Regional Cooks Transform Essential Ingredients into the World's Favorite Cuisine, by Nancy Harmon Jenkins
HOLIDAY DINNERS WITH BRADLEY OGDEN – 150 FESTIVE RECIPES TO BRING FAMILY & FRIENDS TOGETHER by Bradley Ogden
PARISIAN HOME COOKING, Conversations, recipes, and tips from the cooks and food merchants of Paris, by Michael Roberts
COOK ONCE A WEEK, EAT WELL EVERY DAY Make-Ahead Meals that Transform your Suppertime Circus into Relaxing Family Time, Theresa Albert
WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT from Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
How to Pick a Peach, (The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table) by Russ Parsons
In the Kennedy Kitchen, Neil Connolly
JENI'S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS AT HOME BY Jeni Britton Bauer

Also, Mr. Bigglesworth shared a link to his thread where he undertook a similar challenge and shared book and recipe notes:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8673...

As the holiday season approaches I’m guessing we’ll see some seasonal books pulled off the shelf and dusted off and I can’t wait. I sure could use more space on my shelf and I’m betting there are some holiday-themed books that could use a new home!!

Let the fun begin & welcome to Thread #3…I’ll post a new thread once we hit approx 300 posts (I promise!!).

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