July Cookbook of the Month is VEG. COOKING FOR EVERYONE
In a very tight race, Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone came out 4, count em, 4 votes ahead of The Glorious Foods of Greece (13-9)
I'll be posting the threads at the very end of June so that we can get started right away.
I've found a number of Madison recipes online and will also post those. Any help the usual suspects can provide in the realm of links would be gladly accepted.
A bunch of recipes here:
You have to register with the site to access them, but it's very quick.
I've not checked for overlap with the recipes links already posted but these are the ones available:
Bread Pudding with Corn
Three Bean Salad
Romaine and Cucumber Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette
Grilled Lemon Chicken
Praline Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sugar Snap Pea Tempura
Chilled Mung Bean Noodles with Dulse and Crushed Peanuts
Miso-Glazed Tuna Kebabs
Honeydew Melon in Coconut Milk
Chilled Radish Buttermilk Soup
Fresh Herb Tart
Mixed Berry and Cassis Sundaes
I am glancing at her contents. How about this, combining a few of her chapters and breaking up the VEGETABLES section (p 327-442), which she so cleverly organizes by ingredient:
Sauces, Condiments, Appetizers & First Courses
Sandwiches & Salads
Soups & Stews and Stir-Fries
Gratins and Casseroles & Beans
Vegetables: A -G
Pasta, Noodles, Dumplings
Tarts, Pies, Turnovers, Pizzas
Eggs and Cheese & The Soy Pantry
Breads & Desserts
Of course you can play! The basic idea is that posters who want to cook from the book(s) chosen during a month - as much or little as they like - and post about the recipes on the various threads. Have to run - but do a search on Site Talk about COTM and you'll find more information.
Well, Jackie, if you have enough time to cook when you are not too busy bringing Kramer's hot coffee suit, we'd love to have you participate!
As you can see when you read some of the posts in the previous months' threads, substitutions, mistakes, bad photos, and much more occur in the COTM posts. No registration is necessary, as MMRuth says, just cook and post. Well, first you need to have the book.... We've found that our local libraries are great sources if you don't want to or cannot buy the book.
If you want to post photos of your efforts, please do.
My local library does not have this book. I checked. Imagine that in San Diego? I'm going there tomorrow to see if they can order it from another.
When I participate this month it may be late because of that. Next month, I want to be a fully prepared contributing member.
A great idea, on a great website. Look forward to it.
Hey Jacikie - yes anyone can play. There are no rules that I have ever seen although when you report on a recipe you have made, it's advisable to cite chapter and page....just so the rest of us can look at the original recipe. It's been so much fun and although I've been cooking for more years than I want to remember, there's always something to learn and experience.
Jump in and have fun. Your family will thank you.
re: foxy fairy
I haven't really decided yet. The book doesn't have the usual breakdown of sections but I don't want to make too many categories. I'm thinking of Appetizers and Sandwiches, Main Courses (including casseroles, grains, beans, stews, pasta, savory tarts, etc.), Soups and Salads, Breakfast Dishes, Breads and Desserts.
The Main Course section would admittedly be huge, since there are so many sub categories - pastas, savory tarts, stews, pizzas, veggie stews, casseroles and gratins, beans, etc. However, to divide them into individual threads would be, imnsho, just too overwhelming.
What are your thoughts and anybody else's? Suggestions happily received!
Spring Vegetable Stew
Quinoa Chowder with Spinach, Feta, and Scallions
Picnic Potato Salad with Marjoram and Pickled Onions
Sweet Potato Muffins with Candied Ginger
Mushroom and Spinach Bruschetta
Blueberry Custard Tart
Winter Squash Soup with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk
A couple more:
Artichoke, Leek, Fennel Pie with White Beans and a Phyllo Crust
Roasted Harvest Vegetables in a Baked Pumpkin
Butternut Squash Gallette
Zucchini with Corn and Squash Filing
Cobbler Topping and Blueberry Cobbler
Hearty Lentil Soup
Red Peppers Stuffed with Corn and Fresh Mozzarella
Vegetarian Nuoc Mam
Polenta Gratin with Mushrooms and Tomato
Spicy Quinoa & Potato Croquettes
MUSHROOM ENCHILADAS WITH EPAZOTE AND GREEN CHILE
Thank you, oakjoan. Here are some links that I grabbed from the first four pages of results by googling on
“vegetarian cooking for everyone” recipe
Deborah Madison’s Random House “blog” with some very old entries--don't know if there are any recipes buried in there...
Global Gourmet cookbook profile
Chard & Onion Omelet (Trouchia
)Prune Tart in Almond Custard
Yeasted Buckwheat waffles
Rosemary Holiday Bread
SPICY CHICKPEAS WITH GINGER
Here’s Rebecca Blood’s (whoever that is) “recipe notes”, though, no recipes
I’ll try to add more later.
In light of an interesting article in this morning's Boston Globe about rising meat and dairy prices, July's COTM now seems more timely than ever.
Here's an exerpt:
"In the latest bout of food inflation, beef, pork, poultry, and even eggs, cheese, and milk are expected to get more expensive as livestock owners go out of business or are forced to slaughter more cattle, hogs, turkeys, and chickens to cope with rocketing costs for corn-based animal feed."
The entire article is here:
Yeah, a lot of the corn now grown in the States is for ethanol now instead of animal feed. Well, since reading the Omnivore's Dilemma on how cows are actually allergic to corn, being grass-eating animals, and have to be fed all sorts of other stuff so that their bodies will accept it....