How about giving the COTM it's own heading under Topical.
This morning I tried to find information on Arabesque, which was the COTM in 2007. I did a Chow search, but as usual didn't get very good results (sorry Chow), but eventually I did find it.
I've been following several different COTM threads and find that they get lost among the other home cooking posts and sometimes I have to go back through several pages to find the COTM thread I'm looking for.
So, how about a separate COTM section under Topical?