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May 2, 2010 10:53 AM

Could we get a list of past cookbook of the month winners?

Apparently, this cookbook of the month thing has been going on for some time. Consequently, that makes me curious as to past winners.

I suspect that whoever runs that list could provide it and there would only need to be 1 response but I am sure that the chowhounders would like it.

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    1. re: smtucker

      Would it be possible to make this link a sticky at the top of the Home Cooking forum? I'm always looking for it -- it would be great to have it handy.

      1. re: Westminstress

        The link is always included in whichever COTM thread is currently stickied to the top of the forum. So, for instance, if you clicked on the Bittman thead, the link is in there.


        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          I simply have the link bookmarked in my food forums folder... you have No idea how often I refer to that list. I'm so grateful that it's always available.

          1. re: Gio

            I wish they'd make it easier to find, but, yeah, bookmarking is smart.


        2. re: Westminstress

          I agree - it would be great to make this a sticky. I can't seem to find a way of saving it to "My Chow", either, but then I am a bit of a Luddite....

        3. re: smtucker

          Thank you.

          I just copied and pasted the whole table into a word file which I will update every month or two.

        4. Interesting that "All About Braising made the list twice, once in October, 2006 and again in November/December, 2009. Also that some months have 2 - 3 cookbooks like September 2009.

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          1. re: tonka11_99

            The past couple years, around the holidays, we have selected a couple of books that had been favorites for a "re-do." Goin, Stevens, Rodgers and Hopkinson have been the books we have elected to revisit as a group.

            And, yes, sometimes we have chosen a pair of related books, such as Dunlop's Revolutionary Chinese+ Land of Plenty, or four of Penelope Casas Spanish books; or two Southern Books (Bon Appetit Y'all+Screen Doors and Sweet Tea) or two Vietnamese books (Nguyen and Pham) or two Indian books (Sanhi+ Jaffrey) or all of Julia Child because many people owned one of the books, but not the other, because we couldn't choose between them, or because we just thought they would complement each other well.


          2. I seem to remember someone posting a thread on favorite COTMs or favorite COTM recipes in the whole nomination/voting discussion this month, but can't seen to find it...does this ring a bell with anyone or am I imagining it?

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            1. re: mebby

              I think there was talk on the Site Talk thread about a favorite recipes thread, but that hasn't actually happened.

              1. re: mebby

                Here's a thread from last fall: recipes so good you've made them at least 3 times: COTM edition.



                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                  that's exactly what I was thinking of -- thanks!