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Cookbooks published in 2022


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10 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

I'm going to have to get hold of Rambutan by Cynthia Shanmugalingam - a new Sri Lankan cookbook. Possibly the best food I ever ate was in Sri Lanka in the the 1970s. More peaceful times.

A couple of recipes and more information here.


 

Nice review with a good sampling of recipes. Thanks for the heads up. 

 

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20 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Nice review with a good sampling of recipes. Thanks for the heads up. 

 

 

You are very welcome. I know I'm heavily biased but I'll never forget the food I ate in Sri Lanka, a truly beautiful but troubled country. It makes me so sad.

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43 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

I'm going to have to get hold of Rambutan by Cynthia Shanmugalingam - a new Sri Lankan cookbook. Possibly the best food I ever ate was in Sri Lanka in the the 1970s. More peaceful times.

A couple of recipes and more information here.


 

This looks really good.  I haven't been in the market for cookbooks, but the sample recipes look right up my alley.  I did enjoy looking at Sri Lankan food while reading @sartoric's travel blog a while back.  But how to make my own string hoppers?

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19 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

Very carefully!

Well I had no idea what string hoppers were.  YouTube to the rescue. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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12 minutes ago, KennethT said:

This is a good read

It will be available here on the 23rd of this month. 

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7 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I'm going to have to get hold of Rambutan by Cynthia Shanmugalingam - a new Sri Lankan cookbook. Possibly the best food I ever ate was in Sri Lanka in the the 1970s. More peaceful times.

A couple of recipes and more information here.


 

Thanks! I ordered a copy.  The recipes in the article are very appealing and it sounds like a book I'll enjoy both reading and cooking from. The hard copy won't be out in the US until October (what's up with that?) but the Kindle version will be available on June 23.  I decided on a hard copy from a UK source so I won't have it on the 23rd but it should be here before October!

 

I'm also anticipating delivery of three books that were part of Amazon's recent 3-for-the-price of 2 promotion when I ordered but not necessarily now.  Melina Hammer's A Year at Catbird Cottage (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) after listening to her recent convo here, Rick Martinez'sMi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) and Lukas Volger's Snacks for Dinner: Small Bites, Full Plates, Can't Lose (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)

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@blue_dolphin your posted selections are always interesting but the best part is that you cook from them and show and describe to us how the recipes work out. Thanks for your efforts!

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10 hours ago, KennethT said:

This looks really good.  I haven't been in the market for cookbooks, but the sample recipes look right up my alley.  I did enjoy looking at Sri Lankan food while reading @sartoric's travel blog a while back.  But how to make my own string hoppers?


@KennethT I wanted to buy a string hopper device in Sri Lanka but lost interest when the vendor wanted $50. He clearly thought I was born yesterday. 

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someone gave me a copy of that "turkey and the wolf" cookbook and it's pretty fun! not sure it's a necessary buy for anyone on this forum but if you know a....maybe 15-35 year old who's interested in food and wants something a little more colorful, i'd req! lots of fun sandwiches and sides done in a way that aren't too intimidating.

 

so far i've made the chicken fried steak sandwich and a dish they call "mom's burnt tomatoes" which is sorta a tomato casserole thing. both were great albeit not reinventing the wheel too much but the writing/humor is A+. 

 

im guessing it's not new info to most regular cooks on the board but the chicken fried steak sandwich uses some of that chicken soup base stuff which is basically MSG+chicken seasoning...it works so well i kinda wanna throw it on a lotttt of stuff now

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47 minutes ago, hotsaucerman said:

someone gave me a copy of that "turkey and the wolf" cookbook and it's pretty fun! not sure it's a necessary buy for anyone on this forum but if you know a....maybe 15-35 year old who's interested in food and wants something a little more colorful, i'd req! lots of fun sandwiches and sides done in a way that aren't too intimidating.

 

I'm well outside of that age range but that's a book I'd like to check out.  I think I'll request that my library buy it so I don't have to!

 

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I just picked up "Korean American" by Eric Kim off Amazon.  

I've lately been trying these kinds of recipes and I'm om love with the intense flavors.  While I haven't yet done a deep dive with the book it certainly came highly recommended.

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38 minutes ago, lindag said:

I just picked up "Korean American" by Eric Kim off Amazon.  

I've lately been trying these kinds of recipes and I'm om love with the intense flavors.  While I haven't yet done a deep dive with the book it certainly came highly recommended.


In another thread, here’s what I said:

On 4/16/2022 at 9:01 AM, blue_dolphin said:

Korean American - There's quite a generous excerpt from the book, including several recipes, available via Amazon's "Look Inside" feature which give a good sense of the book so I won't say too much here. I bought this one because I enjoy Eric Kim's writing so I knew I'd enjoy reading it and that has certainly been the case.  Eric worked on the book with his mom after moving back home to Atlanta during the pandemic. Lots of sweet family and personal stories that revolve around food and plenty of "Korean mom" tips tucked here and there in the recipes. 

The 9 recipes I've cooked from the book make me think of what my Korean friend's kids would eat on their own- that's because I started with simple toasts and easy breakfast dishes, as I usually do when dipping into a new book.  This link should take you to my posts. There are lots of more sophisticated recipes in the book and I look forward to cooking more of them. 

I wouldn't recommend this to someone whose focus is solely on the recipes and gets annoyed by extraneous writing in cookbooks.  The recipes here are well written, interesting, beautifully photographed and as personal as the stories but the writing is the star, for me.

 

 

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