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Hello all! I have been asked to post August's COTM threads for Foxy Fairy, as we are all champing at the bit to get talking.

Welcome to the August 2009 Cookbook of the Month, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi; and all online recipes by the authors. You may wish to bookmark this thread for future reference, as it contains links to all the other threads for this month.

We will use this thread for general commentary, recipe planning, links, and any other issues related to this COTM.

If you're new to Cookbook of the Month, the COTM archive thread explains how it all works:

Here are a few links which may be helpful in approaching this month's COTM:

Ottolenghi website recipes: http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/blog/cate...

Yotam Ottolenghi's Guardian UK column, The New Vegetarian (three years of weekly features, many dozens of recipes!): http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

Previous thread on Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, with lots of discussion about recipes and ingredients: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/599767

Metric/US cooking measures conversions: http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/recipes/...

US/UK teaspoon and tablespoon conversions (especially helpful for baking): http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Conversio...

Comparison of US/UK food names and cooking terms, "The US and the UK: Divided by a Common (Culinary) Language": http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/615004

Because many who would like to cook along don't have access to the book, several people have said they'd be happy to paraphrase recipes from the book for which no online sources have been found. To facilitate that, the following thread has been set up for recipe paraphrases ONLY - please discuss recipes in the appropriate discussion thread. This thread also contains links to online recipes from the book.

Recipe Lists, Cookbook Recipe Links, Paraphrases: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641703

The threads below are organized according to the chapters of the book, but please post about online recipes in whichever threads are most appropriate to the dish. At the start of each thread is included links to the recipe lists for reference

Vegetables, Aubergines, Greens: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641711

Roots, Pulses and Grains, Soups: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641713

Meat and Fish: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641714

Bread and Savoury Pastries: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641718

Cakes, Muffins and Cupcakes: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641720

Bars, Biscuits; Meringues, Macaroons; Tarts: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641723

Larder: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641727

Thanks for participating and enjoy!

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  1. Wow! Caitlin. That's damned impressive. Practically defines "well organized." We, especially those of us without the book, salute and thank you.

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    1. re: JoanN

      Wowie zowie! Ditto what Joan N said. Thank you.

    2. Thanks Caitlin. This is a great organization, especially various links: recipe paraphrasing is done brilliantly and you even included metric conversion link!

      1. A milion thanks Caitlin. Brilliant job. So easy to navigate..... Thank You!

        1. I have to agree with the others - this is brilliantly organized, and thank you so much.

          1. The Recipe Lists, Cookbook Recipe Links, and Paraphrases thread is amazingly helpful! Thank you for this Caitlin!!