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October 2019 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS!

by Westminstress 6 days ago

Hi everyone! I hope I'm not stepping on toes here, but as your *former* coordinator, I am going to take the liberty of opening nominations for our October 2019 Cookbook of the Month. Please nom...

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Peasant Food

by kySafran 15 days ago

During Maerina's discussion about Coq au Vin recently, hotoynoodle described the dish as Peasant Food. That comment caught my attention. It's a phrase I've used more and more over the years to desc...

What’s for Dinner #431 (September 2019) - Summer/Fall

by sallyt 16 days ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with our modifications noted. What's for Dinner? Phot...

FINALLY... a real, honest-to-Hashem method for making real lower east side SALT FERMENTED KOSHER DILL PICKLES, as directed by Moe, a 90+ year old former pickle master

Mr Taster
by Mr Taster 8 years ago

Last month a friend and I attended what turned out to be a spectacular free presentation on the history of the traditional kosher dill pickle, as they were made and sold out of barrels in the Jewis...

Whole Preserved Figs

by Shrinkrap 10 years ago

Not fig preserves. I'm trying to make a recipe that says something like "sprinkle fresh figs with soda....pour boiling water over, and wait five minutes ( toughens skins)...rinse three times with ...


Who Has an Excellent Cocktail Nut Recipe?

by kaleokahu 2 days ago

So, I have a craving to make a batch of some good cocktail nuts. Nothing I've found via Google intrigues me (sorry Giadia, Nigella, et al.). Mixed spicy+sweet, spice only, others all OK. Made ...

Weekly Menu Planning September 2019

by MidwesternerTT 24 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in September. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always...

June Cookbook of the Month: TAPAS by Penelope Casas - ALL RECIPES

by oakjoan 11 years ago

Please remember to note the chapter, page and name of the book from which you are cooking to keep things orderly.

Ebook Deals of the Minute 2019

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 9 months ago

Here's the place to share those great cookbook deals that come up for ebook versions in various formats this year. These deals seem to go by so fast, so just a reminder the sale might be over by th...

baking soda as a tenderizer - has ruined my food twice now....

by xiaobao12 8 years ago

the first dish was a hoisin stir fry and the second dish was japanese curry (S&B)...i was using chicken breast both times (not the ideal meat but that's what i had) - not a lot of fat so i'd though...


Smoking Brisket Failure

by dougbma50 20 hours ago

I smoked a brisket this weekend and it was very dry. In the past I have had different levels of success although they never really turn out super moist. I am using a smaller RecTec pellet smoker ...

September 2019 COTM Everyday Dorie: Veg, Desserts & Basics (pages 210-331)

by Westminstress 15 days ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of EVERYDAY DORIE: VEGETABLE GO-ALONGS & GO ALONES, DESSERTS, and BASICS & TRANSFORMERS (pages 210-331) Link to m...

Lost my mom's sweet chili sauce recipe ...

by Spanish Willy 6 years ago

Hi, I'm from Ontario. My late mother used to make a sweet chili sauce which was great on eggs as well as other stuff. We lost the recipe, but here's what I remember. - It was not spicy at all, ...


Rendered Duck Fat is better than Ghee?

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 days ago

Having sampled and taste-tested the evidence, evaluated home-chef testimony, rendered duck fat is judged superior than ghee for sautéing and light frying!

Instantly Southern

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 13 days ago

Surprised there’s been no discussion of “Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot” by Sheri Castle. It seems to be well regarded (and is curr...


Too late to heat process my jelly and jam?

by soccermom13 3 days ago

About 7 days ago, I made apple jelly and Italian prune plum jam. I put it into sterilized jars then screwed on plastic lids. I had hoped to clear out some freezer space for these jars, but I now ...