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Catinthecorner Mon 15-Jan-18 00:02:55

Has it stopped? Can we start it up again?

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brokeninmoreways Wed 17-Jan-18 09:03:39

I’d be in

HairsprayBabe Wed 17-Jan-18 09:21:45

How does it work? I love a cookery book...

EnglishGirlApproximately Wed 17-Jan-18 09:24:48

I’d be in! I can’t really afford to buy new books every month but I guess most recipes can be found online? I did the one a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it

BrassicaBabe Wed 17-Jan-18 13:34:08

This post has just reminded me how much I love Made In India from my first cookery book club. Think I'll go and dig it out.

Place marking too smile

worriedaboutchristmas Wed 17-Jan-18 17:52:18

I'd be in ! I miss the cookbook club!

We used to have a book choice and an online choice so that everyone could join in regardless of if they have the book.

I'm in a few Facebook cookbook clubs and whilst o enjoy them, they all only include newly released books. One of my favourite things about the mn club was that older books were covered- those that were owned by most and or could be picked up cheaply second hand ( when we covered river cafe books it was 99p second hand on amazon so achievable for most)

EnglishGirlApproximately Wed 17-Jan-18 20:34:16

worried are you volunteering to organise as you seem very knowledgeable grinwink

Frazzled74 Wed 17-Jan-18 23:52:02

I would be interested in this.

RemoveAllPicturesOfRon Wed 17-Jan-18 23:58:37

I’m in! Huge collection of cookbooks and I love them all

Ineweverything Thu 18-Jan-18 00:26:35

Me, me, me.
Cookbook addict.

Alwaysinmyheart Thu 18-Jan-18 00:29:37

I would, but I'm doing low carb at the moment so am limited in what I can cook. Great idea tho!

FeedingFrenzy5 Thu 18-Jan-18 01:31:21

Yes, I'm keen too, was hoping it would get restarted one day. I still read the old threads while going through my cook books smile

Kikashi Thu 18-Jan-18 10:06:06

Yes - I was wondering about this too. We could keep to the format of having 2 books a month on a similar vein - I remember a great thread with Made in India and Prassad as the choices.

I also read a blog post recently where someone decided to go through some of their cookbooks and cook a recipe they had never tried before from their old books. I thought this was a good idea as I know I tend to cook a couple of staples from a book and kind of forget about the rest of it once it has been shelved.

If lots of people are low carbing we could do recipes for that??

Taffeta Thu 18-Jan-18 12:42:33

I’m in! I’m a new convert to Made in India. Trying the fresh spinach and paneer tonight!

I love the idea of trying a recipe from an old cookbook you’ve not done before.

Frazzled74 Thu 18-Jan-18 13:38:02

Does anybody have recommendations for a Vietnamese cook book please?

cdtaylornats Thu 18-Jan-18 16:23:17

Some to get you started

1frenchfoodie Thu 18-Jan-18 20:53:59

Frazzled I really like 'new flavours of the vietnamese table' by Mai Pham. It has no pictures but the recipes are great. It is apparently very similar to her 'pleasures of the Vietnamese table', no idea if that has pictures.

Wow1234 Thu 18-Jan-18 20:57:20

I'd be interested in this! I'm a cookbook addict - how does it work?

FeedingFrenzy5 Fri 19-Jan-18 00:30:54

I second Mai Pham for great Vietnamese. My husband is half Vietnamese and we find her recipes pretty close to his grandmother's cooking. I also used to own Songs of Sapa by Luke Nguyen but I gave it away as didn't like many of the recipes.
Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey covers various countries in SE Asia, and has a Vietnamese section too, which I've used a fair bit. It's a really lovely book. The recipes are pretty labour intensive authentic.

worriedaboutchristmas Fri 19-Jan-18 09:23:43

We used to have members suggest books/blogs to cover each month and then take a vote. Should we start making some suggestions, see what everyone has in preparation for February?

For an online option I'd suggest perhaps bbc good food in celebration that it has recently been saved through the power of mn? grin

Taffeta Fri 19-Jan-18 11:08:09

I’d didn’t know bbc good food website was under threat? shock

I wasn’t on the previous threads so ignore if you’ve already done these....

Here’s a few suggestions:

Super Food Family Classics - Jamie
Good Good Food - Sarah Raven

Both have a healthy bent.

worriedaboutchristmas Fri 19-Jan-18 11:42:11

It's bbc food - my autocorrect changed it because I type goodfood so much more often grin

IpanemaChica Fri 19-Jan-18 11:45:22

I’m in, I used to really enjoy those threads.

HairsprayBabe Fri 19-Jan-18 11:49:13

I am veggie, have most of the River cottage books, a few Nigella books, various christmassy ones and a jamie oliver book 30 min meals i think.

I also have student/cheap cooking cookbooks and some random party food and canape ones!

I get a veg box weekly, that comes with recipes and there are loads of good recipes for free on the website for there.

Frazzled74 Fri 19-Jan-18 15:27:59

Thank you, I will look at the Mai Pham books.

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