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JULY Cookbook of Month 1st ROUND VOTING

oakjoan Jun 14, 2008 06:54 PM

Here’s the list as best as I could make out. I have decided NOT to note books that got more votes than others because in many posts it’s difficult to tell or the poster chooses 3 or even more books. Therefore, I’m just including all the choices here.

I did put together a couple of bundled book suggestions at the end of the list in case you want to go the way of, e.g., this month’s COTM of several Casas’ books.

I didn't include the outdoor grilling books because of the group of folks who live in big cities who don’t have access to outdoor cooking facilities. I didn’t want them to have to buy BBQ equipment and then schlep it all down to the local park. If folks disagree, let me know.

Maybe those who really want to cook outdoors can start another thread for BBQ, etc.

THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD, Waters

CAFÉ PARADISO COOKBOOK, Cotter

CHEZ PANISSE VEGETABLES, Waters

DELIA SMITH'S SUMMER COLLECTION

The GLORIOUS FOODS OF GREECE, Kochilas (also suggestion for all of Kochilas’ cookbooks, but doesn’t mention all names)

FLAVORS OF GREECE, R. Baron

FRENCH FARMHOUSE COOKBOOK, Susan Herrmann Loomis

ITALIAN GRILL, Batali

LOCAL FLAVORS: COOKING AND EATING FROM AMERICA'S FARMERS' MARKETS, D. Madison

VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE, D. Madison

THE VICTORY GARDEN COOKBOOK by Marian Morash

**WORLD VEGETARIAN COOKING, Madhur Jaffrey (I’m putting this one in if that’s okay with you guys. I never know if the Moderator is allowed to suggest)

I’m also including a couple of bundled book choices s as follows:

VEGETARIAN. COOKING FOR EVERYONE, LOCAL FLAVORS (COOKING FROM FARMERS’ MARKETS), THE GREEN’S COOKBOOK, and THE SAVORY WAY, Deborah Madison: (all of these books would be combined to be COTM)

This thread will stay up for 4 days (until Wednesday night, June 18th). I'll then post the books with the most votes and we'll have the runoff until Monday night, June 23).

As a friend says whenever we play Scrabble: "May one of us win!"

Best, Oakjoan

THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD and CHEZ PANISSE VEGETABLES, Alice Waters (these 2 books would be COTM)

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    jsaimd Jun 14, 2008 07:18 PM

    WORLD VEGETARIAN, JAFFREY

    1. ArikaDawn Jun 15, 2008 07:31 AM

      VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE, D. Madison

      Regarding the bundled book choices, I thought it was a great idea initially, but have found I do not like it nearly as much. I only recently got a copy of The Flexitarian Table and since there was a month long focus on just that one book, the thread is super comprehensive and informative. I am able to refer to that thread with most questions/hesitations regarding recipes and I enjoy the fact that so many were so thoroughly tested.
      This month i was only able to get a copy of Tapas, getting three books really was not practical for me, and since the focus is so spread out, I haven't found it nearly as helpful or enjoyable. Only a small fraction of the recipes are getting tested and written up so I haven't gotten much of a feel for it at all. I've been cooking from The Flexitarian Table this month.
      I may be the only one who feels this way, but I prefer the really focused and thorough approach using a single book. Just my two cents =)

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      1. re: ArikaDawn
        MMRuth Jun 16, 2008 12:11 PM

        I've started a thread on Site Talk about COTM - thought your point about doing one book versus a group of points was an interesting one:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/529619

      2. LulusMom Jun 15, 2008 08:27 AM

        VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE - and thanks Oakjoan.

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          Karen_Schaffer Jun 15, 2008 08:36 AM

          The GLORIOUS FOODS OF GREECE, Kochilas

          (I'd rather do Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone in August than July.)

          1. nofunlatte Jun 15, 2008 08:40 AM

            VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE, MADISON.

            1. DanaB Jun 15, 2008 10:25 AM

              THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD and CHEZ PANISSE VEGETABLES, Alice Waters

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              1. re: DanaB
                DanaB Jun 16, 2008 05:13 PM

                I am going to change my vote to The GLORIOUS FOODS OF GREECE, Kochilas. Thanks!

              2. NYCkaren Jun 15, 2008 10:46 AM

                My vote is for LOCAL FLAVORS: COOKING AND EATING FROM AMERICA'S FARMERS' MARKETS. I love this book. There's an egg salad recipe I could eat every day.

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                  redpoint Jun 15, 2008 12:54 PM

                  Another vote for Jaffrey's World Vegetarian

                  PS I am just reading her autobiography about growing up in India. It's great. I think its called Climbing the Mango Tree

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                  1. re: redpoint
                    oakjoan Jun 15, 2008 04:31 PM

                    redpoint --- title of your chosen book should be IN CAPS. I'll let you slide this time since I didn't set it out above, but in future please put it in CAPS so I can pick them out with ease.

                    Thanks.

                  2. pikawicca Jun 15, 2008 12:56 PM

                    VCFE

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                      bxgirl Jun 15, 2008 12:57 PM

                      VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE, Deborah Madison

                      1. Rubee Jun 15, 2008 01:05 PM

                        GLORIOUS FOODS OF GREECE and MEZE by Kochilas

                        1. othervoice Jun 15, 2008 03:52 PM

                          LOCAL FLAVORS: COOKING AND EATING FROM AMERICA'S FARMERS' MARKETS, D. Madison

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                            debbiel Jun 15, 2008 05:13 PM

                            I h aven't been around much lately, but I have been cooking from my Deborah Madison books!

                            LOCAL FLAVORS: COOKING AND EATING FROM AMERICA'S FARMERS' MARKETS, D. Madison

                            1. Gio Jun 16, 2008 04:36 AM

                              The GLORIOUS FOODS OF GREECE, Kochilas

                              1. j
                                jackie de Jun 16, 2008 08:21 AM

                                ITALIAN GRILL, BATALI---

                                1. m
                                  moh Jun 16, 2008 03:00 PM

                                  MADHUR JAFFREY'S WORLD VEGETARIAN COOKING

                                  1. roxlet Jun 16, 2008 04:53 PM

                                    ITALIAN GRILL BATALI

                                    1. Foodnerds Jun 16, 2008 08:12 PM

                                      FRENCH FARMHOUSE COOKBOOK, Susan Herrmann Loomis

                                      1. m
                                        maestra Jun 16, 2008 11:01 PM

                                        VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE

                                        1. q
                                          qianning Jun 17, 2008 08:08 AM

                                          FRENCH FARMHOUSE COOKBOOK, Susan Herrmann Loomis

                                          1. JasmineG Jun 17, 2008 05:49 PM

                                            VEG COOKING FOR EVERYONE

                                            1. Candy Jun 17, 2008 10:08 PM

                                              I somehow remember that ASIAN cooking was going to be put off until summer. How about BEYOND THE GREAT WALL Duguid and Alford's newest? Good enough to be profiled in Gourmet should be good enough for us.

                                              1. greedygirl Jun 18, 2008 02:47 AM

                                                As it looks like being Deborah Madison for July, I'd like to cast my vote for a combination of VEG COOKING FOR EVERYONE and THE GREENS COOKBOOK.

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                                                  LaurCar Jun 18, 2008 10:17 AM

                                                  The Art of Simple Food

                                                  1. always_eating Jun 18, 2008 05:21 PM

                                                    THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD and CHEZ PANISSE VEGETABLES, Waters. There will be fresh vegetables & fruits galore at the Markets in the coming months so I'm excited!

                                                    1. pikawicca Jun 18, 2008 05:58 PM

                                                      I liked it better when you culled the herd by most votes -- there are just too many choices here to have a meaningful vote. There are going to be too many choices with 3 or 4 votes.

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                                                      1. re: pikawicca
                                                        oakjoan Jun 18, 2008 07:46 PM

                                                        Pikawicca: We still do the culling. I'm actually about to do it right now. This is just the first round. Starting later tonight we'll have the runoff.

                                                        So vote away!

                                                      2. MplsM ary Jun 18, 2008 07:22 PM

                                                        VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE, D. Madison

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