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Michael Chiarello Cookbooks

StacyD's picture

After making Michael Chiarello's chicken cacciatore last night, it got me thinking about buying Casual Cooking where the recipe came from. Has anyone bought that cookbook or any other Michael Chiarello cookbooks?


I just got his Napa Style catalog this past weekend and the photography and items all look fabulous.


On another note, I've been happy with Giada's Everyday Italian, all of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. I haven't tried the Mario or Tyler cookbooks I got when I signed-up with The Good Cook. What a dangerous book club!


Just thought I would ask for feedback re Michael Chiarello.


Thanks in advance!


 


 


 

Jean's picture

(post #62712, reply #1 of 31)

thinking about buying Casual Cooking


My used copy just came in the mail today. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. :)




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Ballottine's picture

(post #62712, reply #2 of 31)

I have it, use it  and I would not part with it. Bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

Elfie's picture

(post #62712, reply #3 of 31)

I LOVE my Tra Vigne Cookbook.

KarenP's picture

(post #62712, reply #4 of 31)

Has anyone bought that cookbook or any other Michael Chiarello cookbooks?


 I have 3.  One about flavored vinegars, Casual Cooking, and At  Home with.  I've really enjoyed Casual Cooking.  He sets forth a series of staples/pantry items and using those does a series of recipes and menu suggestions.  At Home is the same format, I've just not made the time to use it enough.


Edited 4/25/2006 12:20 am by KarenP

Wolvie's picture

(post #62712, reply #5 of 31)

more positive feedback on Michael Chiarello. I have 2 of his books - like them both a lot.


I have 2 Batali cookbooks - those are both good too. That man is amazing in his use of heat - on his first cooking show, Molto Mario, I was constantly in awe of what he could pick up bare handed. :-)


 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

KarenP's picture

(post #62712, reply #9 of 31)

I have 2 Batali cookbooks - those are both good too. That man is amazing in his use of heat - on his first cooking show, Molto Mario, I was constantly in awe of what he could pick up bare handed. :-)


  I got the catalogue from Jessica's Biscuit yesterday.  Mario now has a Nascar Cookbook. vroooommmmmmm....

Wolvie's picture

(post #62712, reply #10 of 31)

errr - this gives me ..... a burning sensation. ;-)


Seriously - that is ... well - pfffft! I mean - what's next - a Baseball cookbook? LOL


 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

Adele's picture

(post #62712, reply #6 of 31)

Another positive vote for Casual Cooking.  I've made a couple of things out of it, easy to follow recipes.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

StacyD's picture

(post #62712, reply #7 of 31)

Thanks so much for the positive reviews! I had a good feeling that y'all would like his cookbooks. I'll probably order Casual Cooking from The Good Cook since it's been a few months since I ordered anything. Their prices seem to be pretty good. Guess I'll have to manage to make room for a new cookbook:-) Enjoy your day!

StacyD's picture

(post #62712, reply #8 of 31)

Just checked The Good Cook and they only have "At Home".


I'll probably check out Borders when I get the next online coupon:-)


 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62712, reply #11 of 31)

Please, oh please.... stop.

 


 


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Wolvie's picture

(post #62712, reply #15 of 31)

you KNOW you want the books. ;-)

 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

Biscuit's picture

(post #62712, reply #12 of 31)

I have Casual Cooking and - so far - I love it.  Everything has been a success, and much easier to make than I expected.


Last night I tried one of his bolognese sauces - he has 4:  beef, chicken, pork and vegetable.  I tried the vegetable, because it sounded unusual; a bolognese without meat!  But it was extraordinarily good, and very easy to make.  Now I have another vegetarian meal for some of my non-meat eating friends.


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dorcast's picture

(post #62712, reply #13 of 31)

I have Casual Cooking, make the salsa di parmigiano - sooo good. Use it as an dip for company, and then leftovers over pasta....
but haven't tried anything else from the book.
What other recipes have you liked?

Thanks.

Biscuit's picture

(post #62712, reply #14 of 31)

The chicken cacciatore recipe is awesome.


"I wouldn't shop at Walmart.com if they were the last online retailer on earth and they shipped everything using chocolate chips as packing material. "  - Miss Alli of TWoP

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Magic Chef's picture

(post #62712, reply #16 of 31)

I have made two recipes and both came out well. The insalad de riso (risotto salad with spring vegetables) got raves at a picnic. Last night I made the halibut with salsa Genovese and it was amazingly good.

meowow's picture

(post #62712, reply #17 of 31)

I got MIL _The Minimalist Cooks Dinner_, and she loves it. She made the BBQ shrimp recipe the last time we visited--very good.

bella luna's picture

(post #62712, reply #18 of 31)

I have both Casual Cooking and At Home With...Easy Entertaining. Great cookbooks. I made a recipe for Easter called "Forever Roasted Pork"...it was spectacular! Can't remember which book it's from, but try it, you won't be disappointed!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62712, reply #19 of 31)

This is really getting to be too much.

I don t think this discussion is appropriate - Li, please, could you do lots of us a favor and remove the T&T Cookbooks from the forum??????

Oh, this business of staying home is not healthy. I am weak. And not getting any stronger.

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Jean's picture

(post #62712, reply #20 of 31)

Buy them used, buy twice as many! That's my motto.



Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Will Rogers


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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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SallyBR1's picture

(post #62712, reply #22 of 31)

Jean, on a side note, hijacking this thread

You posted a while ago asking if I still use our GF grill - I meant to go back to the thread next day, totally forgot about it, now I cannot find it

YOu had a recipe there that sounded pretty tasty - could you point me to that post again????

Merci, and sorry it took me so long

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Jean's picture

(post #62712, reply #23 of 31)

Wow, it took some doing, but I found it. Now don't lose it again. LOL I'll never find it in a Michael Chiarello thread.
http://forums.taunton.com/tp-cookstalk/messages?msg=25929.19



Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Will Rogers


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
SallyBR1's picture

(post #62712, reply #26 of 31)

Thanks so much, Jean!

I don t know how you were able to find it, I tried so hard!
(hummmmm.... so hard is ok, right? not like so fun.... :-)

This is a pretty interesting recipe - I will give it a try. And yes, we use the GF still at least once/week when we have our grilled sandwich dinner. During winter we paired it with soup, now that the weather is getting warm we pair it with salad.

I still need to practice my skills on quesadillas - I got some major "oozing out" of filling when I tried it with the GF

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Jean's picture

(post #62712, reply #27 of 31)

I had forgotten what the ingredients were so I looked for something I had sent addressed to you. Finally came up with the magic combination.  LOL It's not easy when you don't know what you're looking for.  Hey, have fun on your run tomorrow.



Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Will Rogers


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Ballottine's picture

(post #62712, reply #28 of 31)

It's not easy when you don't know what you're looking for.


Who is talking!!! LOL.  For me it is not easy even when I know what I am looking for. Bal


 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

pamilyn's picture

(post #62712, reply #25 of 31)

I'm with you!!

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MadMom's picture

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Perhaps we could all just email you a list of our favorites???  You know you neeeeed them, you want them, you have to have them!



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pamilyn's picture

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Sally my friend.....just don't open this folder. Ever. Pamilyn

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pamilyn's picture

(post #62712, reply #29 of 31)

O.K., casual cooking has been ordered. $20.00 used on amazon. Hope I enjoy it as much as you guys. Pamilyn

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Wolvie's picture

(post #62712, reply #30 of 31)

if you haven't already - buy "Boulevard". Based on recipes that you have posted as good, I think you'd love this book. I know I do. I made the pan roasted wild king salmon with potato/bacon/watercress cake, shaved apple and fennel salad, cider sauce and mustard vinaigrette for a get together this past Sunday, and it was voted TDF by all.


(the cider sauce is TDF with anything, trust me)


 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).