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November 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Runoff Vote

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JoanN Oct 15, 2007 09:30 PM

Please break the tie by casting a vote for either

The Dean & DeLuca Cookbook by David Rosengarten

or

The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins.

Voting will be open through Sunday, October 21st and I'll post the winner (please, let there be a winner) on Monday the 22nd.

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  1. shercooks Oct 22, 2007 12:34 PM

    Dean & DeLuca

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    1. JoanN Oct 22, 2007 05:19 AM

      AND THE WINNER IS . . .

      The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins

      See you all in November!

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      1. foxy fairy Oct 21, 2007 08:30 PM

        Silver Palate

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        1. Cynsa Oct 20, 2007 04:56 PM

          The Dean & DeLuca Cookbook by David Rosengarten

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            Jane917 Oct 20, 2007 01:36 PM

            Silver Palate

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              Linda513 Oct 20, 2007 04:46 AM

              Silver Palate!

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                VTtoMAtoCAfoodie Oct 19, 2007 07:04 PM

                Silver Palate

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                1. pie Oct 19, 2007 12:02 PM

                  Dean & DeLuca Cookbook!

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                  1. Gio Oct 19, 2007 10:14 AM

                    I have TSP but have never cooked any of the recipes....I guess now's the time.
                    Voting for The Silver Palate.

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                      MazDee Oct 19, 2007 10:03 AM

                      Silver Palate

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                      1. Carb Lover Oct 18, 2007 10:53 PM

                        Dean & Deluca

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                        1. whirlygirly Oct 18, 2007 08:12 PM

                          Dean & Deluca!

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                          1. jfood Oct 18, 2007 11:29 AM

                            silver palate please and thank you

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                              pikawicca Oct 18, 2007 03:28 PM

                              It's nice to see you playing, jfood. Don't recall seeing you on COM thread. I haven't cooked from Silver Palate in years, although I cooked from it often in the past. What recipes do you still like?

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                                jfood Oct 19, 2007 10:41 AM

                                jfood's three SP books need re-glueing and are held shut by a big rubber band. They are about to suffer the fate of jfoods first cookbook Joy of Cooking circa 1972. :-((

                                standard freezer item is their salmon croquettes, if they ever make it to the freezer. ever see two adults and two teenage girls standing over paper towels with salmon croquettes draining on them so they can eat them when the get 1-degree below too hot. quite a seen (sic).

                                when M&M jfood were first married these books were their entertainment guide and were the second level of cooking after JOC.

                                jfood has looked at some of the previous few months and it was hard to fit into schedule but now that everyone seems located and the fall months are approaching jfood hopes to play.

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                                  pikawicca Oct 19, 2007 11:27 AM

                                  I'll definitely try the croquettes -- we love salmon around here, and like to have freezer-friendly items for last-minute meals.

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                            2. LulusMom Oct 18, 2007 11:27 AM

                              Silver Palate, please.

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                                semmen Oct 17, 2007 03:46 PM

                                Silver Palate

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                                  gastronomy Oct 17, 2007 07:18 PM

                                  The Silver Palate

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                                  caffeine addict Oct 17, 2007 07:50 AM

                                  Silver Palate!

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                                  1. emily Oct 16, 2007 04:31 PM

                                    Dean & Deluca

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                                    1. oakjoan Oct 16, 2007 02:52 PM

                                      Thanks for all the good work, Joan (what a great name!)

                                      Enough kudos. Now a question. In this thread somebody asked about how the books were chosen.

                                      I would like to get in on suggesting cookbooks for COM, but have not seen such a thread for months. Do we have a place to comment and discuss or are these books just culled from regular posts wherein folks mention them?

                                      I actually like the earlier procedure of a thread just for suggestions and discussions. They got rowdy sometimes and rambled on and on, but it seemed that usually a few books got many more votes than others and a run-off ensued.

                                      Was that just too much work? Seriously, was it a pain to look through all those messages and opinion pieces to find actual reccommendations of specific books? I'm being totally serious here and don't mean to be at all snippy. WHAT!? Oakjoan tries NOT to be snippy? Alert the media!

                                      Thanks for any info and clarification from you (JoanN) or anybody else wanting to chime in.

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                                        Katie Nell Oct 16, 2007 03:11 PM

                                        Explanation and suggestion thread for the next 6 months here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/426960 I would encourage you (and anyone else) to volunteer for the next 6-month stint, if you're not happy with the choices (also not being snippy :-). We need people that care as much as you do to carry on with this wonderful idea that redwood2bay had.

                                        Keep up the great work JoanN- now, if I could just get my butt in the kitchen for anything other than my special chocolate milks!! ;-)

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                                          oakjoan Oct 16, 2007 04:05 PM

                                          Special chocolate milks!???

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                                            Katie Nell Oct 16, 2007 04:12 PM

                                            Milk, chocolate syrup, and a sprinkle of Penzey's Vietnamese cinnamon- the extent of my "cooking" these days! :-)

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                                              revsharkie Oct 18, 2007 08:41 PM

                                              Oh, darn...I thought you were making Irish cream...

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                                          Candy Oct 16, 2007 03:14 PM

                                          Amen!

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                                            JoanN Oct 16, 2007 03:19 PM

                                            This thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/426960 answers, I think, most of your questions. In short, it wasn't just that it was a lot of work to go through suggestions every month, but the suggestions tended to repeat and there was no one place everyone could go to see just what the suggestions were. I had hoped that this new procedure would make it easier not only for the organizer, but for the contributors as well.

                                            I had hoped, as I said then, that that thread would remain active and participants would feel free to contribute to it throughout my tenure. But old threads get pushed down the list and that seems not to have happened.

                                            I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have about procedures for Cookbook of the Month, whether or not it's working, and whether or how they should be changed. But I think The Chowhound Team would prefer that if we do get into that kind of conversation, it take place on The Site board. So if the thread I've pointed to doesn't answer what you need answered, please post a query on The Site board and we'll talk it out over there.

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                                              oakjoan Oct 16, 2007 04:17 PM

                                              Okie dokie.

                                              I certainly didn't mean to say that I'm "not happy" with the cookbooks chosen. Sometimes I am, some times I'm not. I would certainly consider volunteering for the position, but I don't think that my commenting on the procedure leads to that. Does one have to volunteer to take over COM for complaints to be taken as serious and worthy complaints and not as snipes?

                                              I won't write anymore here re this, will go to the thread. Thanks for the info, guys.

                                              PS: Isn't it possible for the Team to put the COM commenting/voting thread at the top of the Home Cooking Board so that it doesn't get buried? Is this possible oh Jefes of all of us?

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                                                The Chowhound Team Oct 17, 2007 10:07 AM

                                                A thread has been started on the Site Talk board to discuss the general procedures etc. for the COM. Please continue any discussions on that topic here:

                                                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/451425

                                                Thanks.

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                                          2. revsharkie Oct 16, 2007 02:33 PM

                                            Make it silver palate and I might actually be able to join in...I actually have that one.

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                                            1. JasmineG Oct 16, 2007 12:44 PM

                                              Silver Palate, please.

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                                              1. Rubee Oct 16, 2007 11:39 AM

                                                Since I'm trying to just cook from books I already own (I've run out of room!)- Silver Palate

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                                                1. DanaB Oct 16, 2007 11:20 AM

                                                  Dean & DeLuca.

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                                                  1. beetlebug Oct 16, 2007 11:17 AM

                                                    Dean and Deluca please.

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                                                    1. TheGloaming Oct 16, 2007 08:45 AM

                                                      Silver Palate, please.

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                                                      1. Pat Hammond Oct 16, 2007 07:46 AM

                                                        Dean and DeLuca, please. I haven't cooked a lot from it (I have Taste, too), but those recipes I've used have been excellent. The Boeuf a la Bourguignonne is a favorite.

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                                                        1. Candy Oct 16, 2007 07:28 AM

                                                          Dean & Deluca, got rid of Silver Palate years ago and am not replacing it.

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                                                            oakjoan Oct 16, 2007 02:43 PM

                                                            Dean & Deluca!

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                                                            divamon Oct 16, 2007 06:24 AM

                                                            Silver Palate

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                                                              pamd Oct 16, 2007 06:13 AM

                                                              TSP

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                                                              1. lynnlato Oct 16, 2007 03:28 AM

                                                                The Silver Palate!

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                                                                  Kagey Oct 16, 2007 02:09 AM

                                                                  Silver Palate!

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                                                                  1. peekpoke Oct 15, 2007 11:21 PM

                                                                    Dean & DeLuca Cookbook

                                                                    Love his Matzah Ball recipe. This is what his Taste cookbook should have been more like.

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                                                                      Jesdamala Oct 15, 2007 11:16 PM

                                                                      The Dean & DeLuca Cookbook by David Rosengarten!

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                                                                        shaebones Oct 15, 2007 11:13 PM

                                                                        Silver Palate

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