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Information on the ease of use of the Eat Your Books Website

2021-09-24 21:39:00 chefenvy

Hello Everyone!

I’m looking for more information on EYB. I would like answers to specific questions to decide if I would like to become a paying member.
Please answer the following questions to help me decide:

What do you like about the site?

What could you do without?

And what is on Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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COTM October 2021 - The Book of Greens, Cookbook of the Month Announcement

2021-09-24 17:31:00 chefenvy

It’s always fun when a perennial bridesmaid becomes a bride, and this month that has happened. The Book of Greens, by Jenn Lewis, will be our Cookbook of the Month (COTM). I’ll put up a main thread on October 1st with links to reporting threads. I’m looking forward to trying Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Fantasy Cookbook Library

2021-09-23 10:41:00 chefenvy

I am a serious cookbook junkie that needs to minimize. I tend to eat paleo-ish, meaning more meat, produce and healthy fats. I love Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese/Thai, Indian and Southern (eg Virginia Willis). Also enjoy Milk Street, ATK, Barefoot Contessa. If you were creating your fantasy cookbook library with Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Salads are my Achilles heel...

2021-09-22 21:30:00 chefenvy

As we head into winter and (I hope and pray) the Delta variant becomes less of a threat, I hope to have people over for a meal once in a while. I often serve a heavy one dish main such as Baked Ziti, Chicken Pot Pie, or Beef Stroganoff Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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October Dish of the Month (DOTM) - Nominating thread

2021-09-20 10:52:00 chefenvy

It’s nomination time here at Dish of the Month. What dish sounds especially exciting to cook together this month? What would make best use of early autumn produce that we’re able to get our hands on. Let’s try to find something that helps us get some of the excitement back Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Tipping Etiquette

2021-09-20 01:44:00 chefenvy

So, I have been told this week that when I pick up my to-go takeout I should tip 15-20%. I will gladly tip 20%+ for a dine in experience, but 15-20% for takeout? Is this a new trend because of the workforce shortage or just something recent; I Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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October 2021 COTM - Voting thread

2021-09-17 20:15:00 chefenvy

The nomination thread has closed and we have narrowed it down to The Book of Greens with 7 votes and From the Oven to the Table with 11 votes. It’s now time to vote for the book you’d like to cook from communally in October.

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Who Uses Tomato Mustard?

2021-09-17 02:10:00 chefenvy

.. or adds mustard to tomato-based sauces?

This strikes me as a little counterintuitive, but a little Googling shows it’s a thing. I see many references to hand-me-down recipes that combine the two, and when I think of it in terms of barbecue, I have a copious salivary response.

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Caponata, cooking eggplant question

2021-09-15 18:30:00 chefenvy

I want to try David Lebovitz’ recipe for Caponata BUT don’t want to fry the cubes of eggplant in all that oil.

https://www.davidlebovitz.com/caponata-recipe-italian-sicilian-eggplant-salad/

Recently I roasted slices of both Japanese and Chinese eggplant, 400 degrees, 1/2 sheet pan, little olive oil and salt. I ended up preferring the Chinese eggplant (kind Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Seeded Bread Recipe, ISO

2021-09-15 12:47:00 chefenvy

I bought a mixture of Yupik Six Seeds (see link). I would like to use these in a bread that’s a bit healthier and more interesting that the white bread I currently bake. Do you have any recipes that you are willing to share with me that uses seeds? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Quenelles Nantua

2021-09-13 13:00:00 chefenvy

Quenelles are fish dumplings, but there are many different sorts of dumplings. There is the pate a choux approach favored by Anna Willan and there’s a more densely fish approach favored by Daniel Boulud.

https://app.ckbk.com/recipe/coun07667c04s001r013/quenelles-nantua

https://www.saveur.com/pike-quenelles-sauce-nantua-recipe/

I am used to the former but find the latter very appealing. Since mudbug season Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Recipes that use LOTS of banana?

2021-09-12 21:40:00 chefenvy

I need to eat 2-3 very ripe bananas every day for 7 days (long story – it has to do with testing for food allergies). The problem is, I hate ripe bananas plain. So… looking for recipes or ideas that would have a LOT of banana in them. Most of Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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does this vinegar expire?

2021-09-12 21:33:00 chefenvy

I received a pretty bottle of cherry balsamic vinegar in- gulp- 2008. Well, actually the best before date is 2008. I liked the bottle/label so didn’t get around to actually using it- silly, I know.

Question- I read that vinegar does not expire, so can I still use this? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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What’s an oven for?

2021-09-12 13:58:00 chefenvy

Still designing my fantasy kitchen for an apartment I don’t have yet. We are looking for a pre-war apartment with no kitchen. I’m looking forward to making my kitchen just the way I like it. When we move, we will likely be required to remove everything from the kitchen, so Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Baking Soda for Crispy Chicken Skin?

2021-09-11 14:14:00 chefenvy

yes.

also, baking soda is unnecessary.

the crispest skin comes from air-drying the pieces. i have no idea how to get crisp skin with a wet rub except for a reverse sear at the end? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Costco Sous Vide ‘Grass Fed Sliced Beef Sirloin’.

2021-09-10 21:58:00 chefenvy

Has anyone tried this product?
I picked one of these up to try at Costco yesterday. I am thinking about quickly sautéing a few slices, cutting them into bite sized pieces and then cooling them down. I would then serve them with horseradish sauce or blue cheese sauce as an appetizer. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

2021-09-10 20:51:00 chefenvy

If you’re drinking a lot, just watch the cream and sugar if you add it, the calories can add up quickly and possibly cause weight gain if you’re having too many. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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What is the difference between a mixer and a blender?

2021-09-10 20:49:00 chefenvy

I will highlight the difference between a mixer grinder and a blender so that you have an accurate idea of the exact work each one has been designed to perform. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Can you put frozen fruit in a blender?

2021-09-10 20:48:00 chefenvy

Many people made the mistake of putting frozen fruit in a blender that destroys your blender in form of cracking sharp blades.

My recommendation is that put the frozen fruit in natural temperature water and then put them into the blender. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Help Buying American Bresse Chicken Ready To Cook!

2021-09-10 18:39:00 chefenvy

Hi – I’m a newcomer. On searching this site I see that this topic has come up in the past – but on threads that are too old to add new posts

Put simply – I’m a fan of the Bresse chicken – having eaten them in France. I understand Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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October 2021 COTM - Nomination thread

2021-09-10 11:06:00 chefenvy

It’s nomination time here at Cookbook of the Month (COTM)! For many of us the weather is starting to turn, and being in a warm, cozy kitchen may have more appeal than it has for the past few months. So what should we consider cooking from together in October?

For a Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Dairy Free School Lunches

2021-09-08 15:48:00 chefenvy

My kids (6 y/o) class is dairy free due to any allergy in the class (my own child is allergic to sesame) so I am looking for some tasty / kid friendly lunch ideas that are essentially nut (entire school is nut aware), sesame and dairy free. Dairy free Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Out of the box ideas for Game Pie moulds?

2021-09-08 15:16:00 chefenvy

Bought one of those fancy fluted spring clip molds a few years a go and have found I really don’t like game pies after trying several different recipes.Any ideas on something else to use it for… Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Covid cookbook challenge round 2

2021-09-08 12:41:00 chefenvy

Right as covid broke out, I decided to cook a new dish from every cookbook in my collection. I needed something to distract me from the world.

Many people seemed to appreciate my post, which caused me to do it a second time through! As with my first effort, there were Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Pizza Dough for Italian Hotdogs

2021-09-06 16:41:00 chefenvy

Still looking for Pizza bread for Italian hotdogs Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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