I’ll be a contrarian, even though I’ve always had it as a NYT subscriber.
It’s a good resource, but there are lots of good/better recipes to be had elsewhere. If you haven’t used it yet, I don’t know that you’re missing anything. And it’s still $36 for the year.
I used to use Epi much more, and even since their paywall, I’m more likely to reference it than NYT (there are a few free views and then you can clear the cache) than NYT. I browse NYT for interest / ideas, but rarely cook from it.
Update - so far, I’ve made one recipe - the rye bread. I didn’t find it to taste rye enough, but this is a common issue I have and the bread came out tasty and has a great crumb, so I’m definitely calling it a win.
Great rec! Thanks. Rec’d it yesterday.
A really lovely book with illustrations rather than glossy pics and her personal intros to the recipes. Haven’t yet but the visitandines will be my first try - odd that they were not in the index?
To cookbooks that I had preordered have arrived. One is “Eat Plants, B*TCH” by Pinky Cole, founder of The Slutty Vegan restaurants, food trucks, and food company. The other is “Vegan Africa” by Marie Kacouchia, a Parisian woman of African heritage. Haven’t had time to dive in to either yet, but from a cursory browse, the African book is appealing to me the most.
At a second-hand store today I found a copy of ATK’s Bread Illustrated. On the recco of a friend it came home with me. It looks like it includes a lot of fun bakes. Anyone have any favorites from this book?
I signed up last year (seem to think it was a Black Friday or holiday deal of $20 for the year?) and I think I’ve found maybe 10-20 recipes that I’ll keep, but won’t renew at full price. I think it depends on your tastes/palate, and I find their recipes skew towards main ingredients or cuisines we don’t all like.
FYI - EYB has an Amazon link for buy three for the price of 2 cookbooks. Says to type COOKBOOKS to get list. This will be a short list. If you leave off the S (cookbook) you will get more books. The irritating thing about this is you never see all the applicable books. It keeps showing same books, throwing in a new one here and there. If there are books you are interested in, look them up. You may never see them on the list.
Deb at Smitten Kitchen just came out with her 3rd cookbook: Smitten Kitchen Keepers. I was surprised to not have a long wait for the ebook from my library.
I’ve browsed through it and there really are a lot of enticing recipes. Great photos! She posted one on her blog and I made it, certain I would love it; I didn’t. It was roasted garlic, butter, fresh spinach, angel hair pasta (I used thin spaghetti). I prefer pasta with Hazan’s pesto sauce.
Again, many recipes in the book look great! I really love her “voice”
I recently received the new Smitten Kitchen Keepers cookbook. It is meh. If I had borrowed it from the library first I probably wouldn’t have bought it. I’ve also gotten Christina Tosi’s All About Cookies. Haven’t made anything from it yet but a lot of stuff looks good. I thought I pre-ordered Ina Garten’s newest book but apparently not. I’ll have to fix that.
I’m an avowed Italophile and Katie Parla has a book devoted to the islands of Italy coming in March (even the wee little islands). Interestingly, she has decided to self-publish, and you can preorder through her website. I have her other two books but honestly because I have so many Italian cookbooks I have not cooked straight from either yet, but they are gorgeous books. I get them for the research for travel as much as anything.
I was planning to buy Masa by Jorge Gaviria and Drinking Lightly, but both sold out at the bookstore I was going to buy from while they sat in my cart. Now I’ve just dropped a chunk of money on an animal hospital bill, so both of these will go back to my wish list for now.
I did buy a shopworn copy of Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish from said bookstore. I haven’t received it yet, but an interview with the author on KCRW’s Good Food podcast convinced that I could and must learn to make excellent bagels at home.