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What cookbooks have you bought or are you lusting after? Second half of 2020 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 4 months ago

So, 2020 has turned into a weird year. But there are still new cookbooks to anticipate, existing cookbooks to discover, and lots of home cooking. Which books are catching your fancy?

March 2019 COTM CRAVINGS: Breakfast All Day, Soupmaster, Salads

by islandmermaid 1 year ago

Welcome to Chrissy Teigen Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of CRAVINGS: RECIPES FOR ALL THE FOOD YOU WANT TO EAT: BREAKFAST ALL DAY, page 14 ...


Date night menu help - Spanakopita and...?

by hjvc 4 days ago

I am making a good new spanakopita recipe that includes chickpeas, feta and ricotta. The spanakopita is more of a tart, not individual wrapped pockets, so I am treating it as the main course. I've ...


by MelMM 6 months ago

Welcome to our May Cookbook of the Month. We will be cooking from the Web site SERIOUS EATS: https://www.seriouseats.com/ This post serves as both the announcement and the reporting thread. Ther...

Calling All Gardener Cooks...

by MunchkinRedux 2 months ago

It's peak season for summer veggies in the PNW where I live. That means some long days in the garden, followed by many hours in the kitchen cooking with and preserving all our fresh produce. It m...

October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Breakfast; Snacks, Spreads, & Sides; Veggie Sides & Salads; Soups

by LulusMom 19 days ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: BREAKFAST SNACKS, SPREADS, & SIDES VEGGIE SIDES & SALADS SOUPS If you are the first one to...


Jumbo scallop pieces?

by michaeljc70 5 days ago

A pretty nice local store (they have several locations) has advertised Jumbo scallop pieces for $6.99 a few times including this week. I haven't seen them in person yet. I love scallops, dislike ...

Art of Roasting Pork Belly

by starzzz 7 days ago

I am looking to roast a piece of pork belly in the oven to get a crispy/crunch skin and juicy meat and fat. I comfortable with scoring and roasting at a high temperature for the first while, but w...


Origins of Beriani Dajaj & similar dishes (Dishdash Sunnyvale, CA)

by blu_in_green 6 days ago

On of my all time favourite dishes in the world is Beriani Dajaj from Dishdash restaurant in Sunnyvale, California. I used to visit regularly before COVID prevented my travel to the USA. Dreami...

ranch dressing like Denny's

by mkmccp 12 years ago

Any one have a ranch dressing that comes really close to the one served at Denny's? I have read elsewhere (from google results) that its a combo of the Hidden Valley powder and mayo and milk or bu...


Indian cookbook recommendations?

by eugenep 6 days ago

I got the book Indian Cookery Course. So far all the meat and poultry dishes is a curry stew with chicken or lamb. And they all seem to be the same thing. I found another book by searching Jame...

Turkey slow roast - how to improve?

by FrznrthS 8 days ago

Hi I tried “low and slow” with a 20lb turkey that I brined and stuffed. I cooked 20 min at 475 then 7 more at 250. It was cooking much too quickly so it spent a few hours at 225 then the last co...

BABI KECAP... Indonesian pork from Milk Street

by erica 6 days ago

Has anyone tried this? I just bought the ingredients (well, forgot the ginger but can get it tomorrow). Have a few bottles of Kecap Manis, the Indonesian sweet soy sauce, that have been linger...

Flanken Cut Short Rib Ideas?

by zackly 10 days ago

I bought these @ Costco. I've braised many a short rib but don't have much experience with flanken cut ribs. Any ideas other than Korean BBQ (Kalbi)? Speaking of Kalbi most marinade recipes include...

I need help perfecting an English Granary Cob

by twodales2 10 days ago

I dislike bread. I like bread. It all depends on the bread! I don't like commercial bread for the most part. Two sweet. Too soft. I have malted wheat flakes and barley syrup and am trying to p...

Best Homemade Cake Recipe for using 3D Christmas Cake moulds

by IMccsmudge 7 days ago

Looking for the best homemade cake recipe to use in the cake mould below. I know I need something fairly sturdy but not sure what's best. Anyone actually used them?

What to do with a giant can of baked beans?

by GiddyUpGo 16 days ago

My husband likes to eat canned baked beans with the turkey pot pies I make in the wintertime. So, I ordered for curbside pickup what I thought was a pack of eight cans of baked beans ... what I end...

How many pounds of pasta to feed 60-70?

by Disneyfreak 8 years ago

I'm making pasta to feed a bunch of high school kids after a rehearsal. There will also be meatballs, chicken wings, salad and bread.

New York area deli style potato salad

by msmouser 13 years ago

Help, please. In the '50's and 60's every NY area deli served a typical thin sliced potato salad. I don't think it was made with mayonnaise. It was typically called "German", but had no bacon, a...

Marinade for braising beef

by kim2001 9 days ago

I have a recipe for braised beef featherblade. The recipe, like many braising recipes, instructs me to marinate the beef with vegetables and aromatics in a bottle of wine for 24 hours. My question ...