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November 24 2017, 11 Comments

From Gourmet to Everyday, 175 Must-Have Recipes... read more

Australia's best bakers weigh in on their favorite baking books

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See the volumes that made up the top 10... read more

A cookbook editor's take on the Food & Wine move

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She says it isn't good for America... read more

Easy Soups from Scratch and Quick Breads

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70 recipes to pair and share ... read more

The lasting legacy of Joy of Cooking

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A bookstore owner takes a nostalgic look back at the impact of this seminal work ... read more

Desserts by the Editors of Food & Wine

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More than 140 of our most beloved recipes... read more

November's Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

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Even top chefs use shortcuts

Tom Kerridge shocked many fans when he said that he uses stock cubes at home... more

Le Creuset Cookbook and Cookware with Review, Recipe & Giveaway

A collection of recipes from Le Creuset's French table and a gorgeous stainless steel pot to create them in ... more

Latest Notes

Follow this recipe for perfect Scandinavian style cinnamon buns. I love these; they are not the ooey-gooey American style buns, but are light and tender with a gentle cardamom taste. They're perfect for a sweet breakfast treat that isn't cloying or overly filling. Make the dough and filling the night before so that it will be ready to roll in the morning, but keep in mind that the buns need to rest for half an hour after being rolled, then bake for about 25 minutes.
by Rutabaga about Cinnamon buns from Scandinavian Baking
I'm not generally a big fan of cranberry relish, but I'll make an exception for this one. The flavors blend together seamlessly, and create a really rich, well-balanced sauce that's not overly "candied". If I'm making cranberry sauce again, this is the recipe to use.
by Rutabaga about Cranberry sauce with dates and orange from Gourmet Magazine, November 2008
Everyone appreciated the silky smooth texture of this pie. The caramel flavor is very subtle, but it provides a little more complex flavor than you find in your typical pumpkin pie. It's a little extra work to make the caramel, but still an easy pie to make. Also, it used less than one 16 ounce can of pumpkin puree. Plan on about a half cup of leftover puree to use for another purpose.
by Rutabaga about Caramel pumpkin pie from Gourmet Today
Served these for Thanksgiving with an Apple and Spinach salad. It was a wonderful combination. Biscuits are lovely and easy to make. Photo included.
by Smokeydoke about Blue cheese scallion drop biscuits from Smitten Kitchen
I made this for Thanksgiving using half baby shiitake and half oyster mushrooms. The vegetable combination is really delicious, although unfortunately I over-roasted the Brussels sprouts. Twenty minutes in the oven was too long, perhaps because my sprouts were quite fresh and had been sitting out at room temperature. Next time I will check the sprouts after 15 minutes, if not sooner. Aside from the somewhat mushy sprouts, this is a fantastic dish. I think a splash of high quality white wine vinegar would also be a welcome addition.
by Rutabaga about Brussels sprouts with shallots and wild mushrooms from Gourmet Magazine, November 2006
This recipe resulted in beautiful, classic mashed potatoes. The combination of cream (or half and half), buttermilk, and butter was just right, making for mashed potatoes that were still fluffy and not overly rich. I used Yukon Golds. This will now be my go-to recipe for traditional tasting mashed potatoes.
by Rutabaga about Buttermilk mashed potatoes from Zuni Cafe Cookbook
The flavor was nice, but my crispbread wasn't so crisp. It's very difficult to roll out thinly, as it is very sticky and soft, so I ended up rolling it directly on the baking sheet since it otherwise fell apart when I tried to transfer it. I also realized it was easier to break it into pieces after baking rather than try to slice it beforehand. I could have added more flour, but I've found with other similar recipes that too much flour tends to make the final product tougher and less flavorful. Still, it was pretty good with cheese. I's like to try some other crispbread recipes and try to determine how to improve it.
by Rutabaga about Rye crispbread from Scandinavian Baking
This is a wonderful fall torte, not too sweet or heavy (although the whipped cream does make it quite filling), with the flavors of the apples and nuts nicely complimenting each other. I used roasted hazelnuts, which I ground finely in the Vitamix for the filling, and roughly chopped for the topping. As I didn't have calvados, I replaced half of the liquor with apple juice squeezed from the grated apple, and used a mix of brandy and Frangelico for the rest. I'm sure calvados would be delicious, but this mixture worked well and kept the alcohol content low enough for young children to partake (and it was quite popular with all ages at the table). Whatever you choose, some liquid is essential here, as otherwise the sponge cake would be too dry. As it is a plain sponge, this also contributes pretty significantly to the overall flavor of the torte.
by Rutabaga about Autumn apple and hazelnut layer cake from Scandinavian Baking
I made this pie for the second time, for Thanksgiving dinner. The filling is delicious and easy, and the dough from "Art of the Pie" is always easy to roll out.
by vickster about Sour cherry pie from Art of the Pie
I wasn't really a fan of this, and my family were absolutely against it (though none of them eat kale, so I'm not surprised.) I had to use pecorino, so the cheese was much too strong and the kale didn't get tender enough at all in the time it called for. It could have been far worse, but for the time and energy, I'm not sure it's worth it.
by hirsheys about Creamy kale gratin from America - Farm to Table
These were fairly easy to make, and fantastic - not to sweet. // I did not have dried ginger so I subbed a bit of fresh ginger, adding to the wet ingredients rather than the dry, and that worked fine.
by Kitchengeek about Gevulde speculaas from Sweet
I did not have the proper pan, so multiplied by 1.25 and used a 9x13 inch pan. I do not know if this is why, or if I just didn't cook it long enough, but the brownies came out very mushy. Also the tahini did not spread easily, or as prettily as shown in the photo. I think it would have helped to have warmed the tahini first. The brownies are very rich and quite good, but somehow not as ... interesting as I expected.
by Kitchengeek about Tahini and halva brownies from Sweet
This recipe notes at the end that there should be natural juices to use as a sauce. Didn't have any juices, and the salt in the roasting pan soaks up any juices emitted during roasting. beautiful spicing here.
by Dskamin about Salt-baked leg of lamb from Zahav
So simple, yet so great. Perfectly moist and flavorful chicken.
by bwhip about Buttermilk-marinated roast chicken from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Fantastic. A fair bit of work, but completely worth it. This will probably need to be a regular in the Thanksgiving rotation.
by bwhip about Roasted vegetable medley with yogurt dressing from Mozza at Home

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