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Allison_Fishman
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Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

I'm wondering where you are finding recipe ideas these days -- magazines? cookbooks? web? television? Let's share where we're getting the last successful recipe we followed (not just something you "made up" in the kitchen). 

 

My most recent find was how to cook shisito peppers -- I cruised the web for a recipe, and ended up combining a few. It was very simple: I tossed the pepper with salt and oil, then put them on a smoking hot griddle, and good them until they blistered and browned. Very good.

 

Prior to that, I used a really nice romesco recipe from epicurious.com.

 

How about you? Where are you finding recipe ideas?

Allison 

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Cycling_Chef
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

I almost always use www.epicurious.com for recipe searches. It's a user-friendly website and you can save favorites in your recipe box.

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brittanybe
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

I love allrecipes.com . Also, this very moment I am enjoying pumpkin bread made from a recipe from Elise at simplyrecipes.com

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TiggerBear
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

I found in frustration one day that just typing in goggle search box the ingredients, I'll get hundreds or thousands of recipes.

 

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Allison_Fishman
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

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I find this really interesting (do you?) -- looks like we're all going online for our recipe ideas. So in terms of cookbooks, what is the last cookbook you purchased/were given? How long ago, and was it a gift or a purchase?

 

Also -- was the last food related book you obtained a cookbook or more of a food memoir/narrative? The last cookbook I received was Serious Barbeque by Adam Perry Lang, and it was a gift (great bbq book, btw -- some of the best food photography I've ever seen in a cookbook).

 

Allison

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TiggerBear
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

 

Organic Cook's Bible

  

 

 

 

was the last recipe book I bought, around 6 months ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Life in France

 

 

 

was the last memoir I got, last month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Everything Fondue Cookbook

  

 

 

was the last gift recipe book I recieved, Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However my Mom did find the woefully out of print Fanny Farmers Cookbook. Someone typed it all up on the web somewhere. Printed it out for me and bindered it.

 

And blast it, looks like Add Product's broke again!

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melissas
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

The last cookbooks I got were a gift, given together.

 Martha Stewart's Cookies & Martha Stewart's Cupcakes  

 

The last cookbook I bought for myself was

Jacques Torres' Year in Chocolate 

 

I found that the recipe in the book creates Chocolate Chip Cookies that taste exactly like the ones served in his shoppes!

 

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HungryhippoVF
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

I got my last recipe from a website called What's cooking America.  The layout of the website is really plain but I love the history lessons on different foods. There's an index so when you see an ingredient that you don't have a clue about, you can look it up. Cool site!

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saucychick
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

I have 500 cookbooks and am cooking my way through all of them. A good friend once said to me: One good recipe from a cookbook justifies having the cookbook. So I'm making one good recipe from each of mine to justify to my husband having so many. (I'm sharing my successes and failures on my internet radio show ,Join Us at the Table. All about food and culture. Have talked to Alice Waters, Marcus Samuelsson, Cat Cora, John T. Edge, food writers, historians, technicians and, of course, chefs. My co-host and I have been called "The Car Guys of Food. Give a listen at blogtalkradio.com/joinusatthetable.)

 

Last week, i made Greek-inspired stuffed zucchini from Joanne Weir's From Tapas to Meze. It's one of my culinary "bibles,'' which i return to again and again.

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LindaEducation
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

My husband who does much of the cooking in our house, finds a lot of good and quick one skillet recipes on labels of cans. The last one was from a Del Monte green bean can. 

I also like AllRecipes, and sites like Betty Crocker, Kraft, McCormick, and others...

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Cesspria
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

Taste of Home Best Church Suppers Over 600 Potluck Favorites!  

 

The mexican lasagna out of this book was my most recent favorite. Taste of Home books in general are wonderful.

 

I have gotten some really good ones, including holiday recipes I have used for 6+ years running, from Allrecipes.com. They have a cookbook out with some of their best recipes, and the ones I use are all in there.

 

 

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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

I recieved Emeril 20-40-60  as a secret Santa gift this past year.  I can say withouta shadow of a doubt it is the most used cookbook in our household (and we have several)  So many of the recipies are so simple and so delicious and so "Emeril"  The Caldo Verde soup was timeless and hands down, the recipie for Garlicy Bok Choy is now made several times a month in our house.

 

In regard to online resources, I always start with Yahoo! Food which leads me to sites like: Eatwell.com, Epicurious.Com and of course Food Network.  Also, Planet Green's Emeril Green has been a recent source of wonderful recipies.

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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

Last month, I was looking for a way to use up my tahini and garbanzo beans and found a great basic hummus recipe on Allrecipes.

 

 I also finally got around to making the Mocha Ricotta Cake with Ganache Icing from Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters. It was fantastic. I substituted a chocolate wafer crust for the graham crackers. I've tried about fifteen of the recipes from this book, and all but one were repeats.

 

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Ethereader
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Re: Where did you find the last recipe you enjoyed?

well, im sure the last recipe i enjoyed, were martha stewarts, sweet potato biscuits. i made them myself they were awsome, i ate them with some honey and a glass of milk. mmm delicious, find the recipe online at marthastewart.com , you look in food, then click on recipes adn type sweet potato biscuits, try them they are very good.