|Re: Cohousing Cookbook||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Catya Belfer (catyapobox.com)|
|Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:32:00 -0800 (PST)|
I work most often out of "Moosewood Cooks for a Crowd", if i'm using a particular book... - cat Catya Belfer - www.catya.org Technical Director - www.cohousing.org Cohousing in MA - www.mosaic-commons.org On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM, Heather Carver <tierrabodhi [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Most of the recipes on cohousing.org have serving sizes of 4-6, so anyone > wanting to use them for a community meal would need to do some arithmetic. > > A former resident here once showed me a cookbook from a retreat place she > used to visit--it had the type of grid mentioned, each column showing the > quantity of each ingredient to use for that number of diners. I use a > recipe program (MacGourmet) in which I can scale the ingredients of any > recipe to a specified number of servings. Some recipe websites have this > feature as well. However, that only changes the amount of the ingredients; > it does not offer any help with adjusting pan sizes or cooking times. (When > I first started cooking community meals, the biggest surprise was how much > longer it takes to cook large quantities!) > > I'm certain Sean could come up with good, user-friendly ways to do all > this, if enough people are interested. I'd be happy to contribute recipes. > > Heather Carver > Columbia Ecovillage > > > > My ideas for the " program" for a Cohousing Cookbook would include: > > > > It would need to include grids for each recipe to adjust the number of > > servings. Pan sizes for baking - how to go from 8x8 to 1/2 sheet pan > > sizes- that may limit the " adjustability" > > It should indicate time needed to prepare, and Cook or Bake, and tips on > > serving, how well it freezes. > > sub heading - would more than one cook speed up the prep time? > > It would need to include Vegetarian, and Vegan and Gluten free recipes. > > Also meat based recipes, Recipes that can be split- > > ( for example: prepare and saute veggies and add meat to only half of it) > > It should not include recipes calling for a lot of prepackaged > > ingredients, altho sometimes pre-packaged makes a dish practical. > > What dishes can Children help prepare? > > Might indicate relative cost of the ingredients. > > Nutrition information, usually available on the on-line recipe sources. > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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