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NOVEMBER 2008 COTM: Voting [Ends 10/18]

As I suspected, there were lots of books with a couple of votes so, while I hate to have so many in the voting thread, it only seems to be fair to include them. Voting ends 10/18 (Saturday) so that posters will have plenty of time to get the book(s) and I'll tally up first thing Sunday morning and post the winner. Please use all caps when posting your vote.


• FISH WITHOUT A DOUBT by Rick Moonen (Five votes)

• THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD by Alice Waters (Three votes)

• KITCHEN DIARIES by Nigel Slater (Three votes)

• A NEW WAY TO COOK by Sally Schneider (Three votes)

• THE SOUTH AMERICAN TABLE by Maria Baez Kijac (Three votes)

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  1. FISH WITHOUT A DOUBT, please and thank you.

    1. FISH WITHOUT A DOUBT.....Molto Grazie!

      1. FISH WITHOUT A DOUBT por favor y gracias.

        1. THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD...thanks!

          1. Oh, so many outstanding choices! I don't think we can lose, nevertheless, I cast my ballot thusly:

            ART OF SIMPLE FOOD, please.


              It suits November IMHO-- think stews, squash, warm things.
              If you need persuading of the book's merits and don't have it out of the library as do I, please see the magazine professional reviews posted on Amazon, which hold the book in high esteem.

              Now, don't get me wrong, I love fish. I love grilled filets, grilled whole fish. But in November?? I'm cooking indoors, so it's limited to baking or sauteed filets.
              Nigel is too arcane for me Americano.

              1. I will try to get any of these out of the library or buy it used on Amazon. I don't feel strongly enough to vote. My local farmer's market has a fish vendor through December when they take their boat to Florida. So fish would be cool. And I love South American food. And I know the UK foodies love Nigel.

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                1. re: NYCkaren

                  I just looked on Amazon and There are copies of used Kitchen Diaries from about $12.

                  I guess I'll vote for NIGEL SLATER, THE KITCHEN DIARIES. I wouldn't be upset if Art of Simple Food won. I'd be less likely to cook a lot from Fish Without A Doubt. Not because I don't like fish but because I'm not usually enticed by single subject books.

                2. NEW WAY TO COOK by Sally Schneider

                  1. THE SOUTH AMERICAN TABLE

                    1. I took both The Art of Simple Food and Fish without a Doubt out of the library so I could review and break the tie in my head. They both look great, but with the craziness of the holiday season about to start up, I think that THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD is more along the lines of what I'll be able to accomplish with all of the other things that are going on. So there's my vote. But I think Fish without a Doubt is a good contender, maybe for after the holidays or, like NYChowcook mentioned, at a time of year when grilling is an option for more of us...because fish on the grill is a wonderful thing.

                      1. I would like THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD please.

                        1. Please count me in for Nigel Slater's KITCHEN DIARIES.

                          1. My vote is for THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD.

                            1. THE SOUTH AMERICAN TABLE, s'il vous plait.

                              1. A NEW WAY TO COOK by Sally Schneider

                                  1. Gosh I'm really torn here but as it looks like Nigel isn't going to win I'm going to vote for A NEW WAY TO COOK as I already have it and The Art of Simple Food isn't out here until next month.