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Learn to Cook with Help from 10 of the Best Cookbooks for Beginners

Due to restaurant closures and social distancing measures in place to help combat coronavirus, many people are currently cooking at home for the first time. But what if you have no idea how to cook...
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May–July 2021 Baking COTM: Yossy Arefi’s Snacking Cakes, Sweeter Off the Vine & Blog

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 9 months ago

Welcome to our May–July 2021 BCOTM, where we’ll be baking our way through Yossy Arefi’s books SNACKING CAKES and SWEETER OFF THE VINE and her baking blog, http://www.apt2bbakingco.com/. You can ...

A magical drive to The Lost Kitchen, Freedom, Maine...

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by gutreactions 4 years ago

This past May, self-taught Chef Erin French, proprietor of The Lost Kitchen located in rural Freedom, Maine, published her first cookbook. It piqued our curiosity. We had heard almost mystical stor...

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DECEMBER 2021 COTM Milk Street Tuesday Nights: Easy Additions, Supper Salads, Pizza Night, One Pot, Roast and Simmer and Sweets reports, pages 212-40

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

This is the reporting thread for the following chapters of Milk Street Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball: Easy Additions 212-241 Supper Salads 242-275 Pizza Night 276-309 One Pot 310-335 ...

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February 2022 COTM VOTING

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 5 days ago

Hello COTM'ers and newcomers! We nominated 19 books for February. The top 2 nominees are Simple Thai Food by Leela Punyaratabandu (6 votes) and Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten (7 votes). This ...

DECEMBER 2021 COTM: Milk Street Tuesday Nights - Fast, Faster, Fastest reports - pages 1-228

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

This is the reporting thread for the first three chapters of Milk Street Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball: . Fast (pp 1-87) Faster (pp 88-171) Fastest (pg 205-228) If you are the first ...

February 2022 Cookbook of the Month Nominations

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 12 days ago

Hello hello! As January speeds past us, it's time to consider what cookbook we'd like to work through together in February. Is it still stew/roasting season? Dreaming of future travels? Looking...

NOVEMBER 2021 COTM VOTING thread

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

We nominated a total of 18 cookbooks, and the top 2 nominees are Milk Street Tuesday Nights with 7 votes and Simply Julia with 6. It’s now time to vote for the book you’d like to cook from communa...

DECEMBER 2021 COTM Milk Street Tuesday Nights - Main Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

Here's the main thread for Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Tuesday Nights. Please use this thread for discussion of the book as a whole, ingredients or online recipes. Links to the reporting t...

DECEMBER 2021 COTM Voting Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

For December we nominated a total of 15 cookbooks, from which the top nominees were The Christmas Chronicles with 7 votes and Milk Street Tuesday Nights and From the Oven to the Table with 5 votes...

December 2021 COTM, Companion thread: Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean

LulusMom
by LulusMom 2 months ago

Some of us have expressed interest in cooking together from this book, and now seems like a good time, since we're doing Milk Street Tuesday Nights. Let's use this thread to report on recipes from ...

Ebook Deals of the Minute 2022

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 24 days ago

Here’s the place to share those great deals that come up for ebook versions of cookbooks in various formats this year. Fair warning that these deals can come and go quickly, so a sale might be over...

Links To Non Cookbooks of the Month - 2nd Edition Feb. 2014

Gio
by Gio 8 years ago

The list below contains links to Non Cookbooks of the Month Chowhound Members have cooked from in the past. Having these links in a thread that can be bookmarked or archived will make it easier fo...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Favorite Breakfasts, Noshes, Memorable Sweets

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

This is the reporting thread for the following chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Favorite Breakfasts (pg 157-182) Ten Noshes & A Drink (...

December 2021 COTM Nomination Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

It’s time to nominate our December Cookbook of the Month (COTM)! Take a breath - are we ready to cook from a celebratory holiday book this year? Or hunker down with comfort fare? Traditional or ...

NOVEMBER 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

Hello, cooking friends! It's time to nominate cookbooks for November 2021 Cookbook of the Month! As the days are getting shorter and the weather cools, what books or other sources would you like ...

May 2021 COTM Dinner in French: Chicken & Other Meats, Vegetables, After Dinner

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 9 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters from DINNER IN FRENCH: •Chicken & Other Meats •Vegetables •After Dinner If yo...

January 2022 Cookbook of the Month - Voting

MelMM
by MelMM 1 month ago

After extending the nominations to get a bit more separation so we could narrow this down to a reasonable number of nominees, we finally have a slate of candidates: From the Oven to the Table, b...

January 2022 COTM - Announcement

MelMM
by MelMM 1 month ago

Our January COTM will be MOZZA AT HOME by Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreño. The book description notes that Ms. Silverton, being engaged in the business of professional cooking, had lost to...

January 2022 Cookbook of the Month - Nominations

MelMM
by MelMM 2 months ago

It's time to nominate our first book for the upcoming year! Here's hoping 2022 brings an abatement of the pandemic, and many great cooking adventures. Maybe we'd like to kick the year off with some...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

MelMM
by MelMM 1 year ago

We're going back to an online source for our August Cookbook of the Month: SMITTEN KITCHEN. Because there is no book to buy, this is both the announcement and reporting thread. https://smittenkitc...