Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cookbook Countdown #12


Cookbook Countdown for December 2016 :


For this month, you may use those cookbooks which you have shared at Cookbook Countdown, from January 2016 onwards. So, in December : You may select a new chosen cookbook to cook or bake from as usual, OR you may re-visit all the cookbooks that you have used at Cookbook Countdown from January to November 2016. There might be a recipe or two that you've been eyeing to try, from some of those books from the months before. December is the time to share them. Let's browse thru those books again! Or cook from a new book, the choice is yours!


Please click Cookbook Countdown Bake (Oct to Dec) to link your baking (cakes, pastries, cookies, breads) posts!


Link your posts!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Cookbook Countdown #11

Which book is your selected choice for this month? Looking forward to see your delicious dishes! Link your posts at the linky below!


Cookbook Countdown for December 2016 :

Cookbook Countdown is going to be one year old in January 2017. Come this December, it will be twelve months of cooking and baking, from some of the cookbooks in our own collection. We've finally dusted the dust off some of our cookbooks, didn't we? Doesn't it feel great that we have finally use some of the cookbooks from our own collection, a goal that we set ourselves to follow, year after year? But most times it never happens! Cookbook Countdown helps making that goal a reality! 

In December, Cookbook Countdown is letting you, use those cookbooks which you have used during the year, the ones that you have shared at Cookbook Countdown from January 2016 onwards. So, in December : You may select a chosen cookbook to cook or bake from as usual, OR you may re-visit all the cookbooks that you have used at Cookbook Countdown from January to November 2016. There might be a recipe or two that you've been eyeing to try, from some of those books from the months before. December is the time to share them. Let's browse thru those books again! Or cook from a new book, the choice is yours! 


List of selected cookbooks for November 2016 :
Kimmy - Yum Yum Magazine No. 102
Joyce - Seoul Food Korean Cookbook by Naomi Imatome-Yun
Emily - Heart and Soul, by Kylie Kwong
Melynda - Italian Slow Cooker
Kaye - Time-Life Foods of The World American Cooking : Southern Style
Margaret - The Frog Commissary Cookbook by Steven Poses
Loreli - Modern Meal Maker by Martha Meade


Please click Cookbook Countdown Bake (Oct to Dec) to link your baking (cakes, pastries, cookies, breads) posts!


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Cookbook Countdown #10

Which cookbook did you choose this month? Is it the latest addition to your ever increasing cookbooks? Leave your links!


List of selected cookbooks for October 2016 :
Joyce - Cooking From The Farmers' Market
Emily - 100 Best Classic Tapas
Kimmy - Healthy And Easy Thai Cooking
Melynda - Taste of Home, Casseroles, Slow Cookers and Soups
Margaret - Colorado Farmers' Market Cookbook
Kaye - Desperation Dinners


Please click Cookbook Countdown Bake (Oct to Dec) to link your baking (cakes, pastries, cookies, breads) posts!



Cookbook Countdown BAKE ~ October to December 2016

Cookbook Countdown Specials: BAKE!

If you are like Joyce and I, who are raring to go Bake from our massive collection of Cake, Pastry and Bread books, here is your venue to share your baking journey!

The linky will be open in October and valid till end December 2016 ie quarterly. (Just case you are lost - check the side bar!)

Thanks for all your participation in the first quarter!
Hope we will see more baked goodies for the second quarter.
part of my own collection ~ Emily
It will be fun if you could include a picture of 
your Cake, Pastry and Bread book collection!

"You will have a free hand in either baking from a single book for each month, or use 
numerous books over the three months. The choice is entirely yours! Enjoy!

2nd Quarter's participants and their selected books:
Joyce :
Home Baked Comfort, Kim Laidlaw
The Food You Crave, Ellie Krieger
The Bread Bible, Rose Levy Beranbaum
Breads Illustrated, America's Test Kitchen
Nigellissima, Nigella Lawson

The Baking Bible, Rose Levy Beranbaum
The Everyday Baker, Abby Dodge
Bon Appetit Magazine


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Cookbook Countdown #9

Which cookbook are you cooking from this month? Are you venturing out of your comfort zone with an unfamiliar cuisine from around the world? Leave your links!


List of selected cookbooks for September 2016 :
Joyce - 500 Curries
Emily - Naturally Speaking Chinese Recipes and Home Remedies
Melynda - More With Less Cookbook
Kimmy - Healthy and Easy Thai Cooking
Zosia - Vegetable Literacy
Margaret - Good Eats : The Early Years
Kaye - Time-Life Foods of The World : Middle Eastern Cooking





Monday, 1 August 2016

Cookbook Countdown #8

Which cookbook did you choose this month? Is it an old favourite?

List of selected cookbooks for August 2016 :
Joyce - My Grandmother's Chinese Kitchen
Kimmy - Yum Yum Magazine No. 72
Emily - Classic Asian Noodles
Zosia - Vegetable Literary
Kaye - Time-Life Foods of The World : Cooking of Vienna's Empire\
Grace - A Bird In The Hand





Leave your links!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Cookbook Countdown #7

Which book did you choose this month? One that you have been wanting to use for ages? Or is it a new addition to your bookshelves? Looking forward to see your selected cookbook! 


List of selected cookbooks for July 2016
Emily - Classic Asian Noodles
Joyce - The Perfect Scoop
Kaye - 30 Minute Indian
Zosia - A Girl And Her Greens
Kimmy - Home Cooking Issue June 2002
Amy65款手作经点蛋糕



Leave your links :


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Cookbook Countdown Specials: BAKE!

If you are like Joyce and I, who are raring to go Bake from our
massive collection of Cake, Pastry and Bread books,
here is your venue to share your baking journey!
The linky will be open in July and valid till end September 2016 ie quarterly.
Do check back to this post on 1st July to link up!
(just case you are lost - check the side bar!)
part of my own collection ~ Emily
It will be fun if you could include a picture of 
your Cake, Pastry and Bread book collection!


"You will have a free hand in either baking from a single book for each month, or use 

numerous books over the three months. The choice is entirely yours! Enjoy!

ps: "Please adhere to 'Copyrights and Recipe Attribution' where necessary"


The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo - Emily
Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan - Emily

Secrets of a Jewish Baker by George Greenstein – Joyce
Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw – Joyce
The Artisan Bread Machine by Judith Fertig – Joyce
The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Berandaum - Joyce

The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook – Zosia

Chocolate by Kirsten Tibballs & George Calombaris – Zoe

Feminine Magazine – Kimmy
Yum Yum Magazine No. 102 – Kimmy

Cookbook Countdown #6

Which book did you choose this month? Could not make up your mind? This is all too familiar! Looking forward to see your choice of cookbook for this month!


List of selected cookbooks for June 2016 :
Kaye - American Cooking : The Northweast
Margaret - One Big Table
Zosia - 500 Best Muffin Recipes
Joyce - Williams-Sonoma Home Baked Comfort
Emily - Celine J Marbeck's Quick & Easy Cooking
Kimmy - Home Cooking June 2001 Issue
Amy - The Secret of Cookies
Karen - EatingWell Fast and Flavorful Meatless Meals
Zoe - In The Kitchen



Leave your links at the linky below!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Cookbook Countdown #5


Which cookbook are you cooking or baking from this month?


Update : 29/05
Thanks to Kaye's wonderful idea (Thank you, Kaye!), we will be listing the cookbooks that everyone has selected for their cookbook of the month, with a link back to the respective blogs. This is to enable for easy reference of the cookbooks at a glance, and visit the blogs to view more recipes from a particular cookbook, which might just convince you that you got to add that book to your bookshelf too! One can never have too many cookbooks!


Here's the list for this month :

1. Joyce - Wild, Wild East
2. Emily - Honey & Co
3. Zosia - River Cottage Everyday
4. Kimmy - Yum Yum Magazine No. 48
5. Kaye - The Cooking Of The British Isle
6. Melynda - Wild Women In The Kitchen


Leave your links at the linky below:



Monday, 25 April 2016

About Cookbook Countdown

Welcome to Cookbook Countdown!
A monthly cookbook event starting January 2016.






Cookbook Countdown is a cooking/baking event, co-hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours and Emily of Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks/cooking magazines and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown. How to join in? Here's our flexible and simple rules :

  • Select any cookbooks that you've already own. 
  • You may cook/bake any recipes from those chosen books and as many recipes as you want, for the month. 
  • You may chose to publish or not to publish the recipes, whichever works for you. Please read the link here as a guideline to Recipe Attribution.
  • Posts must be current, mention in your posts, the book that you are cooking/baking from for the month. 
  • Link your posts to the linky provided. Please mention the following in your posts with a link back to us, "I'm linking this post with Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray".

That's it! Simple and flexible! Time to get those books off the shelves and join us!