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June 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Your Suggestions Needed

Voting for June is coming up, and I'm in need of some suggestions.

Ideally, I would like to have a book that highlights produce to really start summer off with a bang.

Classics or new suggestions are welcome, as long as they are somewhat readily available. Please post your suggestions here.

Thanks for participating!

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  1. How about the new Barefoot Contessa book?

    1. The Farmer's Market Cookbook seems appropriate
      http://www.amazon.com/Farmers-Market-...

      1. Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Lots of different items in there that can be used as mains, sides or adapted.

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        1. re: jsaimd

          I was thinking of this book, too. It seems that many of us have it and it is often mentioned when people ask for cookbook suggestions. My only concern was that it may not be exciting enough for those who really want to do some serious cooking. Is it too basic? It's not for me but not sure about others. I've just decided to get it back out and read through it again.
          Lately I've been reading Nina Simond's Spices of Life, too. I enjoy it but not sure if it has universal appeal. Anyway, I'd love to do some cooking out of Veg Cooking for Everyone.

          1. re: jsaimd

            I've not participated in Cookbook of the Month before - either didn't have the book or was intimidated by the time required. But VCFE fits in well with my cooking routine and I would love to explore this book with the group.

            1. re: jsaimd

              How about Deborah Madison's Local Flavors, which really celebrates farmers' markets?

            2. I,too, would love Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. I have the book, and have made some things from it, but would love to expand my vegetarian repertoire, as my daughter is a vegetarian.

              1. I have VCFE and have barely cracked it open, though I've just begun to read through it, so I would welcome the incentive, but I think Chez Panisse Vegetables (or maybe a double-book month with CPV and Chez Panisse Fruit?) better fits what Katie Nell is looking for, since it's specifically focused on produce, and it was a popular choice in the suggestions thread last month.

                So I'm going to recommend Chez Panisse Vegetables, which should be readily available at libraries, since it's not new. (That's my hope, anyway, because I don't have it.)

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                1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                  I'm with you Caitlin. I have VCFE (and love it and cook from it often), but I'm thinking CP Vegetables/Fruit would be a great combo for June!