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Good Food Processor Cookbook?

Ricks503's picture

Any recommendations for a good Food Processor Cookbook?


I got a nice one ( kitchenaid 11 cup) for Xmas and it is the first one I have had since 1987 and that one was sold at a yard sale in 89 ( it was a cheapie off brand ).  I would like touse it more, and am looking for a good book on using one with tips/tricks and recipes.


I have tried using the advanced search with little luck


 



1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1


Edited 3/20/2006 1:48 pm ET by Ricks503

 

 

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TracyK's picture

(post #62694, reply #1 of 13)

There actually is a food processor cookbook, called "Process This!" which I only know because I won it in an online contest. I don't believe I have ever made anthing from it, I just use my food processor like I do any other kitchen tool... it doesn't really need specific recipes.


But-- pie crust, Mean's buttermilk scones, and FC's Easy Pizza Dough are all great things to make in the FP. Ditto Aussie's noodle salad with peanut-lime vinaigrette.


Why is it so cold on this beach? And what's taking the bartender so long?

Ricks503's picture

(post #62694, reply #2 of 13)

As stated, I am pretty new to FP use, other than the FP pizza dough and slicing veggies and making pesto, I was looking for a book that had tips and methods of use for various applications and then some recipes  using the FP.


I have good knives for slicing, a good Bamix stick blender and a KA stand mixer for doughs, so I am looking to see why/when I should use the FP as opposed to something else?


 



1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1


Edited 3/20/2006 4:24 pm ET by Ricks503


Edited 3/20/2006 4:25 pm ET by Ricks503

 

 

" There'll be no living with her now" - Captain Jack Sparrow

TracyK's picture

(post #62694, reply #3 of 13)

"Process This" is by Jean Anderson.


There's also "The Food Processor Bible" and "The Fabulous Gourmet Food Processor Cookbook."


Why is it so cold on this beach? And what's taking the bartender so long?

Ricks503's picture

(post #62694, reply #4 of 13)

Are they all good? Which one to START with?

1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1

 

 

" There'll be no living with her now" - Captain Jack Sparrow

TracyK's picture

(post #62694, reply #5 of 13)

Just by publication date, I'd go with Process This, because it's much newer and is more likely to have tips for the fancier machines. I'd check the library first, it ight not be a book you need to keep longterm but could help you get started.


Did your machine come with a manual, or is there an online manual? I've gotten a lot of good technique stuff from mine...


Why is it so cold on this beach? And what's taking the bartender so long?

Ricks503's picture

(post #62694, reply #7 of 13)

Yes, it came with a manual and had some good info and a few recipes, I was just looking for info and techniques beyond the basic.

1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1

 

 

" There'll be no living with her now" - Captain Jack Sparrow

Lword's picture

(post #62694, reply #12 of 13)

>I have good knives for slicing, a good Bamix stick blender and a KA stand mixer for doughs, so I am looking to see why/when I should use the FP as opposed to something else?


To me it depends on the amount and desired texture. Smoothie or shake for one or two, the stick, for more, a blender, with ice the FP. Making bread crumbs and gazpacho or things I want to have some of leftover, FP or blender. Creamy soups or sauces with some remaining lumps, the stick, with no lumps, the FP or blender. Incorporating fish or chicken for spreads, the FP. Blending cheese and jalapenos for heating, the FP. I use knives far more than any of the appliances - less cleanup.


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pdxbecca's picture

(post #62694, reply #13 of 13)

I have the Sunset Food Processor cook book. It is a good book, you can't go wrong with Sunset recipes, it also has A LOT of useful tips and techniques. My book is 20 years old, the same age as my Cuisinart. I still think it is a good book, I don't know whether or not Sunset has a newer version.

pamilyn's picture

(post #62694, reply #11 of 13)

Tracy, I have that book too. I have no idea where or why I bought it. Anyway, everything I have made from it have not turned out too good. Granted, I have only made a few things. Pamilyn

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Tuck's picture

(post #62694, reply #6 of 13)

"Abby Mandel's Cuisinart Classroom".  Even though this is an older book, it's a good one and I learned a great deal from it.  Plus, the recipes are good - I am still using some of them.  Perhaps you could find it in the library so you could check it out.


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butterscotch's picture

(post #62694, reply #8 of 13)

Rick--I don't know of any specific book titles, but I would suggest anything by Abby Mandel or Jane Salsfass Freiman ( possibly spelled "Freimann").  I don't know what became of these ladies, but they were the f.p. doyennes of the late '70's and early 80's.  I lived in Chicago back then, and I remember reading their weekly columns on f.p. cooking in the Chicago newspapers and in various magazines and finding them very helpful. I learned a lot about how to make maximum use of my Cuisinart from those columns and also got some recipes that I still use.

drussell's picture

(post #62694, reply #9 of 13)

I have several food processor cookbooks and the one I find to be the best of the bunch is the "Food Processor Bible" by Norene Gilletz, 2002 edition.


New to posting, just been lurking until now. Will have to read the instructions for posting I guess. Sorry, will get the hang of it eventually.


Edited 3/22/2006 10:36 am ET by drussell

MadMom's picture

(post #62694, reply #10 of 13)

Hi, drussell, and welcome to CT.  Looks like you did good for your first time!  Well, you're talking to yourself, but lots of us do that, LOL.



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