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 Post subject: What are your 2016 cookbook goals?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:40 pm 
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I read an awesome cookbook-related article on Food52 about cookbook goals that I thought other PPK'ers might enjoy:
http://food52.com/blog/15375-what-are-y ... esolutions

"What are your 2016 cookbook goals?
-Follow recipes in cookbooks exactly.
-Cook from more than three books regularly.
-Cook from the books that scare you (ahem, chef books).
-Cook from books with others. (We did it some! It was fun.)
-First, read the introduction.
-Seek out, then hide in, bookstores.
-Go to books before the internet.
-Among the recipes, stories, and photographs, dig for the tips, the nuggets that will make us better cooks, no matter what recipe we try.
-Revisit the oldies more often, especially the ones without photographs.
-Be understanding when something doesn't work out."

I especially like the ideas about cooking from books that scare you and revisiting the oldies.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:59 pm 
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I'm not declaring this an official goal because I'll probably fail, but I have a bunch of cookbooks I've never used and would like to use them all this year. I can think of 5 off the top of my head. However, one of them is Artisanal Vegan Cheese and I'll probably never do it because every one I want to make is a big project.


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My main cookbook goal is to make several recipes from each cookbook and write a review about the cookbook. With cookbooks I love I tend to wait so I can make more and more recipes and then I never post a review on my blog.

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Buy more.


Pretty much.


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Moon wrote:
Buy more.


Pretty much.

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I can never make recipes exactly as written, I can't help but change them.

My cookbook goal, to use them more. One recipe from each book.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:38 am 
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I'll also definitely buy more, but I don't need to set a goal for that! (Unless i wanted to limit myself, I guess)

Also: Try 100 new recipes from my cookbooks.

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I don't need to buy more. I do need to give a chance to a few whose first few recipes I've tried are so meh that whenever I see the book spine I don't bother pulling it out again.


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My goal is to thin the herd. I have so many I don't use.

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I'm hoping to do a vegan cookbook swap this year. Like, maybe just one book each or something. I have loads and I want to keep loads but there are some I know I'll never touch because they're just not my thing (or I am way too lazy!)

I've only got a couple of folks in on it so far. Would anyone else be interested? (Oh gawd is it naughty somehow? :/)

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I also want to get rid of a few I don't like. I did the same last year and never missed the ones I let go.

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It would be super to arrange a swaperoo. Not quite sure of the logistics on PPK (a Facebook event page maybe) but yeh, I actually have 3 or 4 I wouldn't mind swapping to try out something new!

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2016 cooking resolution: By the end of the year, have no cookbooks that I haven't cooked from!

I have a rule that I can have as many cookbooks as I want, but I have to make 20 recipes out of a new book before I can get another one. That has worked well for a few years, but I started this rule because I had some cookbooks that I hadn't cooked out of (Caribbean Vegan, what is my problem with you? Everything in you looks so good!). I need to go back to those and USE THEM.

Also I got three cookbooks for Christmas (tacos! casseroles! pizza!) and then found two of Dreena's at a used bookstore for $1 and I. Just. Couldn't. pass them up at that price. So ... now I'm, um, 100 recipes behind The Rule. And Terry's new one comes out in February. Oh Lard.


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 Post subject: Re: What are your 2016 cookbook goals?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:18 am 
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Moon wrote:
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veganchubosaurus wrote:
Make every recipe from the Taco Cleanse cookbook.


Both these. Or more specifically, buy Taco Cleanse and cook through it.

And maybe use some of my underused books, some of the books I have I enjoy reading them, thinking about cooking from them but never do. Some of them if I get organised I will actually cook from. So, be more organised is another goal.

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I'd like to actually try to get rid of some cookbooks, but that is always a hard task. I even have Omni cookbooks I haven't gotten rid of.

And finding a bookstore? Ha! I think the last one near us may be closing soon but maybe that means it is time to stalk them for vegan cookbooks?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:24 am 
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I've like to have no cookbooks that I haven't cooked from. I saw that above from another

I'm also going to try to get books from the library first that look good, so I don't jump into books that are not for me. It would be great if we could lend lendable kindle books to others in this forum who are interested in testing out cookbooks before they buy them. I'm not sure how many of my kindle cookbooks are lendable. I know I have a forks over knives - the cookbook that is lendable.


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My goal is just to cook from a cookbook at least once a week. I'm super impressed with you, Kidsdoc, for making 350 recipes last year!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:14 pm 
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jennyg2207 wrote:
I'm hoping to do a vegan cookbook swap this year. Like, maybe just one book each or something. I have loads and I want to keep loads but there are some I know I'll never touch because they're just not my thing (or I am way too lazy!)

I've only got a couple of folks in on it so far. Would anyone else be interested? (Oh gawd is it naughty somehow? :/)


That sounds fun!

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jennyg2207 wrote:
I'm hoping to do a vegan cookbook swap this year. Like, maybe just one book each or something. I have loads and I want to keep loads but there are some I know I'll never touch because they're just not my thing (or I am way too lazy!)

I've only got a couple of folks in on it so far. Would anyone else be interested? (Oh gawd is it naughty somehow? :/)


That sounds fun!


How does it work? Is there another thread here at the PPK that describes it?


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oy, I SHOULDN'T be buying anymore...but I've already pre-ordered protein ninja, so that's obviously working out. I also did finally weed out some of the ones I NEVER use (mostly to make space for all the news ones I shouldn't be buying but know I will)

I'd never promise to make things exactly as written...substitutions are the spice of life (not to mention making everything much more accessible in a place where there are simply some things I can NOT get.

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jennyg2207 wrote:
I'm hoping to do a vegan cookbook swap this year. Like, maybe just one book each or something. I have loads and I want to keep loads but there are some I know I'll never touch because they're just not my thing (or I am way too lazy!)

I've only got a couple of folks in on it so far. Would anyone else be interested? (Oh gawd is it naughty somehow? :/)


That sounds fun!


How does it work? Is there another thread here at the PPK that describes it?


I have no idea but would love to know! I haven't participated in one before. If no-one knows of a thread should I set up a new one along the lines of "PPK 2016 Cookbook Swap" or similar.......?

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Buy more.

Ha! I love the honesty. My goal is to not buy anymore unless they meet the following criteria:

1. Be written by Isa (ahem the holiday one if it's ready?)
2. Be written by Julie Hasson (hadn't heard she is working on anything)
3. Be an Italian book by an author who's cooking and writing style match my taste
4. Be some sort of AFR equivalent by an author who's work I know I enjoy


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2016 cooking resolution: By the end of the year, have no cookbooks that I haven't cooked from!

I have a rule that I can have as many cookbooks as I want, but I have to make 20 recipes out of a new book before I can get another one. That has worked well for a few years, but I started this rule because I had some cookbooks that I hadn't cooked out of (Caribbean Vegan, what is my problem with you? Everything in you looks so good!). I need to go back to those and USE THEM.

Also I got three cookbooks for Christmas (tacos! casseroles! pizza!) and then found two of Dreena's at a used bookstore for $1 and I. Just. Couldn't. pass them up at that price. So ... now I'm, um, 100 recipes behind The Rule. And Terry's new one comes out in February. Oh Lard.


That's a fabulous rule!


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