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Cookbook Club – The Chopped Cookbook

The subtitle for The Chopped Cookbook is “Use what you’ve got to cook something great.” It’s organized more by certain food items to cook around, for example there is a page where it gives the cook three ways to make a carrot dish. If you’ve ever watched Chopped on the Food Network you know they work with some pretty strange (to put it mildly) ingredients and while there were no weird animal parts or entire cakes to work into a dinner dish the group did not find this book to be their regular weekday cookbook. One group member said that after initially looking through the book she was unsure of whether or not to come to this month’s meeting since she didn’t see anything she would like to make. Many agreed that it took awhile to make a choice on a dish, but once they did (most of) the dishes they made were enjoyable. In the end the group was generally happy having tried recipes and combinations they might not have attempted (or thought of) otherwise. Also, the book had some very helpful charts for things like vinaigrette and pan sauces and different ways to make them.

The dishes we enjoyed included:

  • Moroccan Carrot Salad
  • Oat & Whole Grain Biscuits (the cook was quite disappointed in how these turned out and felt like they lacked flavor)
  • Cheddar-Barley Casserole
  • Thin Lemon Pancakes w/Sour Cream
  • Tangy Quinoa Meatloaf
  • Southeastern Asian Broccoli
  • 3 Onion Farro Soup
  • Mocha Brownies
  • Saucy Moroccan Chicken and Lemon with Date Couscous
  • Warm Salted Caramel Banana


Next Book

Fabio’s Italian Kitchen by Fabio Viviani

Copies can be picked up at the Adult Services Desk

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 31st at 1:00pm

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