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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/27 18:48:43 (permalink)
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I have a number of cookbooks, but I can't recall ever using a recipe from any of them.

Why? Didn't they have any pictures in them????????????
(Couldn't Resist!)

Not at all. I like to buy cookbooks. I get ideas for dishes from them.
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/27 21:55:17 (permalink)
Escoffier for a solid foundation....

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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/27 22:20:42 (permalink)
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Escoffier for a solid foundation....




That looks like a good one, i'll look on amazon for it. My Mom and Aunts hand wrote a cookbook for my Wife and I when we got married with all my family favorites Cajun, Texas country, creole etc. I keep it in a fireproof safe and use it as needed.
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/27 22:25:06 (permalink)
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Escoffier for a solid foundation....



Ah.... Escoffier, "The chef of kings and the king of chefs."  What is your favorite Escoffier recipe, CC?

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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/27 22:29:25 (permalink)
I use my cookbooks mostly for ethnic cooking.
 
I have three or four Thai cookbooks.  I look at the same recipe written 4 different ways and then do it my way.
 
They are guides.
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/27 22:56:19 (permalink)

MH always wanted one.......
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/27 23:55:27 (permalink)
Consommé...it's both a recipe & a test as well.
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 12:00:44 (permalink)
Hey, put my Larousse back.
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 12:27:25 (permalink)
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Consommé...it's both a recipe & a test as well.


A test?  Of what?
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 13:43:05 (permalink)
I got my copy out and looked up the recipe and cannot figure out how it is a test. 
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 13:50:55 (permalink)
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I got my copy out and looked up the recipe and cannot figure out how it is a test. 

 
I think it might be referring to the fact that chefs are often judged on the clarity and taste of their consommé. I'm also guessing that as a basic skill it is probably used as a test in culinary skills. 
 
Maybe lleechef can enlighten us more, this is just a guess on my part but I know how important making good consommé is in the culinary world. 
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 13:52:22 (permalink)
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I got my copy out and looked up the recipe and cannot figure out how it is a test. 

Maybe the test is at the end of the book and you're missing the last page.
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 14:02:07 (permalink)
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Greymo

I got my copy out and looked up the recipe and cannot figure out how it is a test. 


I think it might be referring to the fact that chefs are often judged on the clarity and taste of their consommé. I'm also guessing that as a basic skill it is probably used as a test in culinary skills. 

Maybe lleechef can enlighten us more, this is just a guess on my part but I know how important making good consommé is in the culinary world. 

I've never heard of making consommé as a test.  I have, however, heard of making an absolutely perfect omelette as a test which is a hell of a lot harder to do!!!  Escoffier himself used to test prospective cooks by watching them make one.
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 14:21:29 (permalink)
Thanks for playin'..
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/02/28 20:24:34 (permalink)
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Thanks for playin'..

What were we "playin'"? 
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/03/01 09:47:21 (permalink)
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MH always wanted one.......

What did he want it for to level a coffee table ????????  I don't use cook books, why would I want to put some one elses creative juices on my plate. I would prefer to present my own version and vision and not clone someone elses ideas........
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Re:What is your favorite "go to" cookbook? 2014/03/01 11:39:37 (permalink)
He wanted it because he didn't have it. But it's really a great trove of culinary (didn't think he knew that word, did you?) information.
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