The Cookbook Game #5

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Welcome to the Cookbook Game #5 - 10/2/2019

What is the game all about and how do we play it?

The game is all about your cookbooks. If you are like me, you have cookbooks that have just been sitting on the shelves and haven't been opened in years. What a waste. This game is designed to change that.

First, count how many cookbooks you have. For each game, I will pick a number and that will be the cookbook you will be using for that game. If you don't have that # of cookbooks, count over till you reach that number. Or, if you wish, continue to count from where you left off the last time you played. Then post what cookbook you will be using and tell us something about that book, if you want to. Then pick a recipe to make. The recipe should be one you haven't made before. Post the recipe in full as a new thread, tag it the cookbook game #5 and place a link back to it in this thread. Please include the title of the cookbook and the date of publication.

If, in the course of making the recipe, you find you need to make minor adjustments to get it to work (for example, increasing the cooking time to ensure the dish is properly cooked through, for health and safety reasons) then please explain what you did and why, in the recipe review. Otherwise, please make the recipe as written.

Cookbook # 17 (thanks SatNavSaysStraightOn)

and/or

Author last name starting with B

You have 2 weeks

Happy Cooking
 
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What is it about this forum. I start to type and the noise comes back on. lol

Just wanted to mention this, asked DH to check the cookbooks in the bedroom. He just brought out #17. "Larousse Gastronomique" Yikes!!!! It has 4,000 recipes, and 1,168 pages. Let's see if he finds any "B" books.
 

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DH is taking the computer to be fixed. I don't know how long it will take. Bye for now :cry:
 

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My #17 is James Martins 'More Home Comforts'
Also have Mary Berry & Heston Blumenthal, will see if there are anymore. This game is doing wonders for my books, I haven't used any of these yet!
 

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My #17 is James Martins 'More Home Comforts'
Also have Mary Berry & Heston Blumenthal, will see if there are anymore. This game is doing wonders for my books, I haven't used any of these yet!
I am so happy to see you say that. That is what I hope this game does for everyone. Thank you!!!!!
 

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Just wanted to mention this, asked DH to check the cookbooks in the bedroom. He just brought out #17. "Larousse Gastronomique" Yikes!!!! It has 4,000 recipes, and 1,168 pages. Let's see if he finds any "B" books.
Double yikes!!!! Now have 7 B's from the bedroom and 5 B's out here in the office. And the #17 book out here is "Mexican Flavors" Hugh Carpenter -2014. 14 cookbooks. Who came up with this game? :ohmy: :scratchhead:
 

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I have to mention this. At least 3 or 4 of my cookbooks tucked away in the bedroom, I could have used to play the Alphabet game. One is called "The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook". I am slowly getting rid of stuff sitting in binders out here that I never look at, to make room for the cookbooks in the bedroom. This forum is really helping me also.
 

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I haven't had time to play lately.. but in hopes that this session will be good...

Book #17 is How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking. By Micheal Psilakis. I've cooked some recipes from this before, and it is good (and it is not all or only lamb). I may choose to use this.

There are a lot of authors whose names start with B here, I'll check that out as well.
 

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I haven't had time to play lately.. but in hopes that this session will be good...

Book #17 is How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking. By Micheal Psilakis. I've cooked some recipes from this before, and it is good (and it is not all or only lamb). I may choose to use this.

There are a lot of authors whose names start with B here, I'll check that out as well.
Hi, hope things calm down for you so you can play this round. Miss you.
 

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The recipe book I'm using is Great Vegetarian Dishes of the World by Sally & Lucian Berg. Its really quite a fascinating book and 'vintage' - originally published in 1967 so its over 50 years old. Its unusual for a vegetarian book of that time in that it looks at a wide variety of cuisines rather than concentrating on Western style dishes. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to a particular country or region, for example Greece, Italy, China, Russia, Israel, India and includes some historic foodie quotes from each country. Some of the recipes seem quite unusual and this is certainly not 'a load of old lentils' style vegetarian cooking.

Many of the ingredients in recipes would have been quite difficult to source in those days - for example, fresh coriander. Unless you grew it yourself or lived next door to an Indian street market, it would have been very difficult to find. There is a reference to tinned chickpeas which states that they can only be obtained as an American export as 'garbanzo' in specialist food suppliers. Nowadays they are in every supermarket and have become a store cupboard staple for most people.

There are no illustrations or photographs but the recipes are clearly written and for the most part seem straightforward in method. Its a fascinating read and I'd recommend it.

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We used one of our B books last night. It turned out very good.

"Marinades-The Secret of Great Grilling" by Melanie Barnard 1997 . It's a small book, but loaded with a lot of great recipes. Majority of them are marinades, but there are also recipes for sauces, mops, rubs, pastes and condiments. I'm going crazy printing out most of them. I'm not sure, but think we may have used 1 or 2 recipes before. At the beginning of each recipe, it tells you how much it makes and what to use it on and how much of each, but the recipes are not listed in the index as to what to use them on. I think that is one of the things that is wrong with the book, but it was great to revisit it.

Recipe - Sake Teriyaki Marinade
 
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