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Sep 15, 2008 02:28 PM

List of all previous COTM?

I thought I had put a list of all previous Cookbook of the Month selections into my "favorites" place on the computer. However, I can't find it, and would love if someone can post a link to a list of all the books we/you have cooked from.
Also, just a suggestion... After the month of cooking is up, I would love if people just listed their top 2 or 3 recipes from the book. I often find myself re-reading all the posts about a given book, and, although it is fun, it is also time consuming. Just a thoug.

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  1. Here's a link to the list of all previous COTM

    I, too, would love a "debriefing" at the end of each month, summarizing our overall thoughts about the book, our picks and pans, general tips, and maybe how we'd rate the book overall.


    1. Here's a link to the most recent list of COTMs from inception:

      I agree that a roundup of what we liked best can be very helpful, and we did that with the Dunlop books. One of the problems is that with the very best books, Lucques, certainly, but others as well, participants keep returning to them--especially if they're seasonal-- and although they will post a review on the main thread, they probably wouldn't go to a summation thread to change the order of favorites. Good idea, though. I wonder if someone could figure out how to make that work efficiently.

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      1. re: JoanN

        I'll give it a thought and see what I come it with. For books like Lucques, I'd be hard pressed to come up with any kind of short list, as pretty much everything is wonderful. But the idea of doing post-mortem with a "cue" to list favorites is a good one.

        1. re: MMRuth

          We don't want to create too much work for you, so perhaps you could just set it up as one of the threads at the beginning of the month while you're setting up all the other threads, then, at the end of the month, just post a reminder to the Master thread to please update the picks/pans/general advice thread?


          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            Good idea - or it could also just be a summation in the Master thread, with a sticky with a link to it.

      2. Thank you all for the incredibly quick response!!!
        In terms of my suggestion for a "top 3 recipe list"... I don't mean to make an already monumental task (gathering the info for book choices, tallying the results, categorizing the threads, and on and on), more onerous, but I thought this might be a good wrap -up. Thanks for supporting the thought, and considering it.

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        1. re: bxgirl

          It wouldn't be a monumental, I promise, because the other posters would be the one making their "top recipe" lists, not me, or a future COTM organizer. Now that I think about it, it might be interesting to do a thread where posters list their favorite COTMs generally, now that we've hit the two year anniversary. I'd suggested last month that we might want to consider doing a month where we revisit favorites, and that might get us to some sort of consensus about which books those might be.

          1. re: MMRuth

            I can't believe it's been 2 years! Anyway, I was thinking we ought to start putting the year in the title potentially, considering there have now been two July COTM's, among other months. I need to clarify that... I realize we put it on the COTM mother thread, but on all of the threads related to that, perhaps we need a year date?