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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Challenge #1 - Cook the Books!

With another year comes another challenge for the Wilde Kitchen.  I totally got off track with my 2013 challenge - Restaurant Wars - and still have a few tasks to complete.  Hopefully I'll be able to finish these in the first two months of the year, at the same time as beginning the first of my 2 challenges for this year.

A few weeks ago, during my unemployed ennui, I sat looking at my bookcase.  It is filled top to bottom with over one hundred cookbooks.  Covering all types of cuisine, so many different techniques and collected from countries around the world, my cookbooks don't get nearly enough use.  This year I want to change that.

With starting my new job, I realize that I won't have as much time to test and perfect new recipes. Why not that this time to enjoy these cookbooks that I have collected over the years!  My plan is to make at least one  new thing from each cookbook, before the end of the year.  You'll notice my cookbooks are organized not by cuisine type or alphabetically by author, but by rainbow color!  I won't be attacking them in any particular order, just as each book strikes my fancy! I should need to prepare at least two recipes a week to complete this challenge by the end of the year! (This assumes I don't add any cookbooks to my collection this year.  So unlikely.)

This is the first of two challenges for 2014.  This is more of a personal challenge, call it my New Years Resolution. Stay tuned next week for my big cooking challenge of the year!

The Little Paris Kitchen - Rachel Khoo - Asperges a la parisienne
Making Artisan Chocolates - Andrew Garrison Shotts
SprinkleBakes - Heather Baird - Neapolitan Cake
Sweet Confections - Nina Wanat
The SONO Baking Company Cookbook - John Barricelli - Apricot-Raspberry Cobblers
Small Plates & Sweet Treats - Aran Goyoaga
Recettes pour Mini-Cocottes - Jose Marechal
The New Food Processor Bible - Norene Gilletz
Flavors of Greece - Rosemary Barron
Scoop - Ellen Brown
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman - Harvest Chicken with Grapes, Olives & Rosemary
All-New Complete Cooking Light CookbookWhole Wheat Pasta with Cabbage & Leeks - February 14
Breakfast - Williams-Sonoma
Gelati & Sorbetti - Anna Prandoni (Italy)
Hot Chocolate - Michael Turback
Fat Witch Brownies - Patricia Helding - Hazelnut Cream Cheese Brownies
Verdura - Viana La Place
Marshmallows - Eileen Talanian
Hand-Crafted Candy Bars - Norris & Heeger
Pasta - Williams-Sonoma - Rigatoni with Pepperoni, mozzarella and arugula
The Bread Bakers Apprentice - Peter Reinhard - Portuguese Sweet Bread
New Complete Book of Breads - Bernard Clayton
The Sweet Book of Candy Making - Elizabeth LaBau
Cakes - Williams-Sonoma

Homemade Soda - Andrew Schloss
Marshmallow Madness! - Shauna Sever - S'mores Cupcakes
We Love Madelines - Miss Madeline
Gerard Mulot (patissier a Saint-Germain-des-Pres)
Nigella Express - Nigella Lawson - Bacony Chicken - January 27
Canning for a New Generation - Liana Krissoff
Smoothie Splash - Holly Jennings
Popsicles and Other Fruity Frozen Treats
Greatest Ever Indian
Giada at Home - Giada De Laurentiis
The Asian Cookbook
Frostings - Courtney Dial Whitmore
Greatest Ever Salads
D.I.Y. Delicious - Vanessa Barrington
Sapori di Sicilia
The New Alaska Cookbook
The Cookie Dough Cookbook - Lindsay Landis - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes - February 21
Dessert - Williams-Sonoma
Italian - Williams-Sonoma - Quiche with Sweet Peppers and Sausage
Decorating Cookies - Bridget Edwards
Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook - Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie - January 13
Cooky Book - Better Crocker
Pasta Sauces - Charles Bellissino
The King Arthur Flour Baking Companion

Chicken - Williams-Sonoma
The New Spanish Table - Anya Von Bremzen
Great Grenada Recipes
The South Beach Diet Cookbook - Arthur Agatston
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day - Hertzberg & Francois
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home - Jeni Britton Bauer
Cookbook of Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine
Jamba Juice Power
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Handheld Pies - Billingsley & Wharton
The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook - Arthur Agatston
Bisquick II Cookbook
A Taste of the Caribbean - Angela Spenceley
The Ultimate Candy Cookbook - Bruce Weinstein
Il Formaggio in Cucina - Sapori Da Riscoprire
Don't Stop the Cook - A Complete Guide to Caribbean Food Recipes
The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook - Flax & Rosenfield
Best Cookies Cookbook - Peanut Butter Macaroon Bars
Asian - Williams-Sonoma
The Bread Bible - Beth Hensperger
Pie in the Sky - Susan G. Purdy
Food From my Frontier - Ree Drummond - Rigatoni & Chicken Meatballs - January 2015
Giada's Family Dinners - Giada De Laurentiis - Chicken Florentine
Waffles - Dorie Greenspan
Laduree - Sucre
The Ultimate Smoothie Cook - Cherie Calbom
Macarons - Cecil Cannone
Chia - Wayne Coates

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics - Ina Garten
The Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook
The CIA New Book of Soups - Cream of Tomato Soup with Rice - January 2015
The CIA Vegetables
Classico - Italian Foods to Savor
Vegetables - Williams-Sonoma
Salad - Williams-Sonoma
Pasta Sauces - Lindy Wildsmith
The Complete Magnolia Bakery - Torey & Appel - Banana Pudding - February 7
660 Curries - Raghavan Iyer
Mad About Macarons - Jill Colonna
La Tartine Gourmande - Beatrice Peltre - Potato, spinach & asparagus Quiche with Cumin
French Fries - Zac Williams
Cupcakes! - Elinor Klivanis
Classic Snacks - Casey Barber
Giada's Kitchen - Giada De Laurentiis
Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook - Hensperger & Kaufman - Chicken Cacciatore
Everyday Pasta - Giada De Laurentiis
Dutch Cooking Today
Muffins - Williams-Sonoma
Smoothies & Summer Drinks
The Ultimate Ice Cream Book - Bruce Weinstein
The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book - Bruce Weinstein
The Food of Thailand - A Journey for Food Lovers

Essentials of Baking - Williams-Sonoma
Bonbon & Bonbons - Peche Mignon
The Homemade Pantry - Alanal Chernila
Muffins - Tantalizing Recipes for Delicious Muffins
Macarons - Christophe Felder
Charred & Scruffed - Adam Perry Lang
Best of the Best from New England
Momofuku Milk Bar - Christina Tosi - Corn Cookies - January 8
Cabane a Sucre de Cochon - Martin Picard
Artisan Cheese Making at Home - Mary Karlin
Grill It! - Bobby Flay - Smokey Baked Chicken Wings - January 2015
Wagamama Cookbook - Hugo Arnold
Bluephies New American Cookbook - Bill Horzuesky
New York - Williams-Sonoma - Polenta Crostini with Mushrooms
Breakfast for Dinner - Landis & Hackbarth
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