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August 2010 Cookbook of the Month VOTING (Through Weds., 7/21)

After a week of lively discussion inn the nomination thread, it's time to vote. This time, we'll choose from three options.

*Option 1:

THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK, Charmaine Solomon

*Option 2:

KITCHEN DIARIES, Nigel Slater

*Option 3:

PLENTY, Yotam Ottolenghi
Recipes from the New Vegetarian column (some which is the basis for Plenty): http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...
Revisit OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK, which was last August's COTM

VOTING: One Chowhound, one vote. You can cast your vote in the form of book title, author name, or option number but you MUST type your vote in ALL CAPITALS if you want it counted.

Voting will be open through WEDNESDAY, JULY 21.

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  1. *Option 1:
    THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK, Charmaine Solomon

    Thank you Caitlin...!!

    1. Revisit OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK and PLENTY

      Yes, thank you Caitlin!

      1. Option 1: THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK.

        as always, thanks Caitlin. How you waded through that voting thread is beyond me!

        1. Ironically, I nominated Kitchen Diaries to pair with Tender, which someone else had nominated, but Tender did not make the cut. Funny!

          Okay, this is a very tough call, because I really want to cook from all of those books eventually, but I have a couple of selfish reasons for my choice:

          PLENTY, Yotam Ottolenghi
          Recipes from the New Vegetarian column
          Revisit OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK

          (p.s. what happened to Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes)

          ~TDQ

          1. PLENTY and REVISIT OTTOLENGHI

            1. Tough choice as I own all these books and would like to cook more from all of them. Having originally voted for CAC I'm switching to PLENTY & revisit OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK as that is calling out to me more urgently. Would definitely vote for CAC in future months though.

              1. THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK

                1. COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK is my pick.

                  1. THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK

                    1. Excited for next month!

                      THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK

                      1. THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK, Charmaine Solomon

                        1. As much as I would be excited to cook from The Complete Asian Cookbook, I can't miss out on the opportunity to cook from PLENTY and OTTOLENGHI for a month. Caitlin, I add to the admiration of others at your ability to find your way through the labyrinth that was this month's nomination thread! Thank you.

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                            1. THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK

                              1. I’ve been waffling back and forth on this one, but I choose PLENTY AND OTTOLENGHI. I do wish to cook from The Complete Asian Cookbook and Nigel Slater too (I just bought a used copy to see what he’s all about). On a side note, although CAC will give us an opportunity to explore Japanese and Korean cooking, I’d like to delve into both further. Perhaps we could pick a book and a VLOG to make it easier for those who don’t want to buy another book to participate. For example, Shizuo Tsjusi’s Japanese Cooking : A Simple Art and the Cooking with Dog Vlog or A Korean Mother’s Cooking Notes and the Maangchi Vlog (or using all of HannaOne’s recipes). Yes, I’m already thinking ahead for future COTMs. Thanks to Caitilin and everybody who participates in COTM to keep it going!

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                                1. re: BigSal

                                  I would love to do a Japanese book sometime - we've never done that. Nor Thai.

                                  1. re: MMRuth

                                    I would also love to explore Thai, Japanese and Korean someday. I've had a fair amount of exposure to cooking Thai, but almost none for the latter two. Should CAC win (and should the copy I ordered ever arrive in the mail), I'm hoping to get some introductory exposure to these cuisines that, might, hopefully, fuel my confidence in tackling them more in depth. I own Shizuo Tsjusi’s Japanese Cooking but have never cooked from it. (I picked up a cheap used copy this past year or so.)

                                    And, echoing my gratitude to Caitlin and those who keep COTM alive with their cheerful participation.

                                    ~TDQ

                                2. My vote goes to THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK.

                                  1. Revisit OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK and PLENTY.

                                    1. Even though I tend to do more Asian cooking during the colder months, I cast my vote for THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK by Charmaine Solomon

                                      1. PLENTY & Revisit OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK, Please!

                                        1. I've wanted to both participate for the first time in COTM and cook more from THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK, so that's where my vote goes.

                                          1. OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK and PLENTY.

                                            That fried cauliflower with tahini looks deee-vine! Plus, I am not really thrilled about cooking Asian in sticky/sultry summer.

                                            1. The votes are dead even. This is going to go down to the wire!

                                              ~TDQ

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                                              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                                                Very exciting. I don't know what to order yet!

                                                1. re: smtucker

                                                  I suspect we'll cook from both eventually anyway...certainly from the Solomon book. That's my prediction.

                                                  ~TDQ

                                              2. CAC primarily because I do eat a lot of Asian food all year round AND because Plenty and Otto is not readily available in the US library system. Furthermore, for me, I have never been able to browse websites easily for recipes to cook with.

                                                ETA: I do have a vegetable CSA for the summer and winter and Asian food is a great way to use these vegetables up.

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                                                  1. re: Gio

                                                    Yes, my vote is for CAC. I guess I left that part out. oops. Sorry Caitlin.

                                                1. KITCHEN DIARIES, Nigel Slater