6 episodes

The Cookbook Pantry with Monique Llamas, Founder of hardcovercook.com. At Hardcover Cook, our mission is to expand your pantry and help you cook your way through your growing cookbook collection. Let's explore together!

The Cookbook Pantry Monique

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The Cookbook Pantry with Monique Llamas, Founder of hardcovercook.com. At Hardcover Cook, our mission is to expand your pantry and help you cook your way through your growing cookbook collection. Let's explore together!

    Bonus: Hardcover Cook + Jenny Hartin, Eat Your Books

    Bonus: Hardcover Cook + Jenny Hartin, Eat Your Books

    In this Season One special bonus episode, Monique talks to Jenny Hartin, Director of Publicity for Eat Your Books and founder of the Facebook group: The Cookbook Junkies.

    Eat Your Books is a website for people who love cookbooks and love to use great recipes. If you have a cookbook collection, you probably get a lot of pleasure from browsing your books - but there are times when you haven't got time to look through them all to find a recipe. Or maybe you feel you're not using them as effectively as you'd like, sticking to familiar recipes or not branching beyond the current favorites.
    Eat Your Books can help you find recipes in seconds - we're the only website to have indexed the most popular cookbooks, so you can include them in your online searches.You might also like to use recipes from other sources and with Eat Your Books you can do a single search across ALL your recipes, no matter where they are. 

    Resources from this episode:
    Code: HCC2021 for 30 days free

    Additional links:

    Fall Book preorders; https://www.hardcovercook.com/collections/fall-2021-cookbook-preorders/Preorder

    • 13 min
    Episode 4: Summer Vegetarian Box - To Asia, With Love + 50 Hertz Sichuan Pepper

    Episode 4: Summer Vegetarian Box - To Asia, With Love + 50 Hertz Sichuan Pepper

    For bestselling cookbook author Hetty McKinnon, Asian cooking is personal. McKinnon grew up in a home filled with the aromas, sights, and sounds of her Chinese mother’s cooking. These days she strives to recreate those memories for her own family—and yours—with traditional dishes prepared in non-traditional ways. It’s a sumptuous collection of creative vegetarian recipes featuring pan-Asian dishes that anyone can prepare using supermarket ingredients.
    Readers will learn how to make their own kimchi, chilli oil, knife-cut noodles, and dumplings. They’ll learn about the wonder that is rice and discover how Asian-inspired salads are the ultimate crossover food. McKinnon offers tips for stocking your modern Asian pantry and explores the role that sweetness plays in Asian cultures. Her recipes are a celebration of the exciting and delicious possibilities of modern Asian cooking—from Smashed Cucumber Salad with Tahini and Spicy Oil, and Finger-lickin’ Good Edamame Beans with Fried Curry Leaves, to Springtime Rolls with Miso Kale Pesto and Tamarind Apple Crisp. Featuring big, powerful flavours created from simple, fresh ingredients, these recipes are firmly rooted in the place where east meets west and where tradition charts the journey to the modern kitchen.

    To subscribe to the Hardcover Cook vegetarian subscription box: https://hardcovercook.com/products/vegetarian-subscription-box

    Resources for this show:
    To Asia, With Love Bundle - https://hardcovercook.com/products/to-asia-with-love-pantry-essentialsHetty McKinnon on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hettymckinnon/Peddler Journal - https://www.peddlerjournal.com/50 Hertz - 50hertzfoods.com50 Hertz on Hardcover Cook - https://hardcovercook.com/products/50-hertz-green-sichuan-pepper-oilFuchsia Dunlop on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fuchsiadunlop/New York Times Shout out - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/dining/sichuan-peppercorn-oil.html

    • 27 min
    Episode 5: Summer Essentials Box - Cook This Book + Boonville Barn Collective

    Episode 5: Summer Essentials Box - Cook This Book + Boonville Barn Collective

    Cook This Book is a new kind of foundational cookbook from Molly Baz, who’s here to teach you absolutely everything she knows and equip you with the tools to become a better, more efficient cook.

    Molly breaks the essentials of cooking down to clear and uncomplicated recipes that deliver big flavor with little effort and a side of education, including dishes like Pastrami Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Onions and Dill, Chorizo and Chickpea Carbonara, and of course, her signature Cae Sal. But this is not your average cookbook. More than a collection of recipes, Cook This Book teaches you the invaluable superpower of improvisation though visually compelling lessons on such topics as the importance of salt and how to balance flavor, giving you all the tools necessary to make food taste great every time. Throughout, you’ll encounter dozens of QR codes, accessed through the camera app on your smartphone, that link to short technique-driven videos hosted by Molly to help illuminate some of the trickier skills.

    To subscribe to the Hardcover Cook Essentials Box: https://hardcovercook.com/products/essentials-box

    More resources for this episode: 
    Cook This Book cookbook + ingredient bundle: https://hardcovercook.com/products/cook-this-book-cookbook-pantry-essentialsMolly Baz videos: https://www.mollybaz.com/watch-these-vidsSalt + Spine interview: https://www.saltandspine.com/episode/molly-baz-cook-this-bookCook through Instagrammers: https://www.instagram.com/hardcovercook/?hl=enBoonville Barn Collective: https://www.boonvillebarn.com/Piment d'Ville on Hardcover Cook: https://hardcovercook.com/products/piment-dville-red-chile

    • 22 min
    Episode 3: Summer Baking Box - Bread Toast Crumbs + Hayden Flour Mills

    Episode 3: Summer Baking Box - Bread Toast Crumbs + Hayden Flour Mills

    In this interview, Hardcover Cook founder, Monique Llamas, gives listeners a peek inside the summer baking box, which features the cookbook Bread Toast Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford. With praise from Dorie Greenspan, Jim Lahey, and David Lebovitz, the definitive bread-baking book for a new generation. But this book isn’t just about baking bread– it’s about what to do with the slices and heels and nubs from those many loaves you’ll bake.

    After you master the famous peasant bread, you’ll work your way through its many variations, both in flavor (Cornmeal, Jalapeno, and Jack; Three Seed) and form (Cranberry Walnut Dinner Rolls; Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread). You’ll enjoy bread’s usual utilities with Food Cart Grilled Cheese and the Summer Tartine with Burrata and Avocado, but then you’ll discover its true versatility when you use it to sop up Mussels with Shallot and White Wine or juicy Roast Chicken Legs. Finally, you’ll find ways to savor every last bite, from Panzanella Salad Three Ways to Roasted Tomato Soup to No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Cookies.

    Bread, Toast, Crumbs is a 2018 nominee for The IACP Julia Child First Book Award, and Alexandra’s Kitchen was a finalist for the Saveur Blog Awards Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners 2016 

    The Hardcover cook baking box includes grain from Hayden Flour Mills, and in this episode Monique interviews Emma Zimmerman of Hayden Flour Mills to find out more about the mill, the flour and products it produces and why just a half a cup of "real flour" can be a life changing baking experience. 

    Bread Toast Crumbs Box - https://www.hardcovercook.com/products/bread-toast-crumbs-cookbook-pantry-essentials
    Alexandra's Kitchen - https://alexandracooks.com/
    Video to her Master No-Knead Peasant Bread Recipe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGILaYd-2Oo
    Hayden Flour Mills - https://www.haydenflourmills.com/

    • 16 min
    Episode 2: Summer Omnivore Box - Ripe Figs + Burlap & Barrel

    Episode 2: Summer Omnivore Box - Ripe Figs + Burlap & Barrel

    Listen to Hardcover Cook Founder, Monique Llamas talk about why she loves this summer's Omnivore Box and interviews Ori Zohar, co-founder of Burlap and Barrel.

    Ori takes us behind the scenes of the global spice trade and shares tips for making the most of their single origin spices when cooking with this season's Omnivore box book: Ripe Figs by Yasmin Kahn.

    Fully accessible for the home cook, with stunning food and location photography, Ripe Figs is a dazzling collection of recipes and stories that celebrate an ever-diversifying region and imagine a world without borders.
    Box contents include: Ripe Figs cookbook, a trio of spices from Burlap & Barrel, Daphnis & Chloe Wild Thyme Flowers, Just Pomegranate Molasses, Rustichella d'ABruzzo Orzo, Jacobsen Salt Co. Raw Wildflower Honey, Bulgur

    Join other cookbook lovers and subscribe now to receive a curated box delivered to your door once every three months. Choose from three box options and receive one recently released cookbook, along with five or more full-sized specialty ingredients carefully chosen to complement your new cookbook.
    Visit Hardcover Cook to find out more about subscription boxes, specialty pantry items and cookbook shop. 

    • 18 min
    Episode 1: Welcome to Hardcover Cook!

    Episode 1: Welcome to Hardcover Cook!

    • 4 min

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