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JULY Cookbook of Month 1st ROUND VOTING

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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  1. WORLD VEGETARIAN, JAFFREY

    1. 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

        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. VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE - and thanks Oakjoan.

        1. The GLORIOUS FOODS OF GREECE, Kochilas

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

          1. VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE, MADISON.