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Sep 1, 2011 01:27 AM

September Cookbook of the Month 2011: Tender and Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater

Welcome and a big, happy 5th birthday to Chowhound’s Cookbook of the Month! September 2011 COTM’s are Tender and Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater.

New to Cookbook of the Month? This page explains how it all works:

We will use this thread for general discussion about the book, menu planning, and online links to the book's recipes.

There was no logical way to organize combined threads that would make it clear what to post where, so we'll have separate threads for Kitchen Diaries and Tender, as well as a single thread for Tender Volume II. For those of you with the UK edition of Tender, please post in the thread with the US name of the vegetable. Please post full reviews in the appropriate threads linked below.

Kitchen Diaries: Winter (December, January and February):

Kitchen Diaries: Spring (March, April and May):

Kitchen Diaries: Summer (June, July, August):

Kitchen Diaries: Autumn (September, October, November):

Tender: Asparagus through cauliflower:

Tender: Celery through Jerusalem artichokes:

Tender: Kale through potatoes:

Tender: Pumpkin through zucchini:

Tender Volume II:

The Chowhound Team has asked me to remind you that verbatim copying of recipes to the boards is a violation of the copyright of the original author. Posts with copied recipes will be removed.

Let the games begin!

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  1. You're going to make me call a courgette a zucchini? Discrimination! ;-)

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    1. re: greedygirl

      Darling, you can call it whatever you want.

    2. Good work, LLM. I'll call a courgette a courgettte if it will make Her feel better....(^_~)

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      1. re: Gio

        The way I see it, y'all missed out on an opportunity to go British for the month. ;-)

      2. Nice job! My books are waiting for me. Just need to go by the library tomorrow to pick them up.

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        1. re: smtucker

          GG: We won't make you say "zucchini" if you don't make us say "pudding"

        2. Has anyone noticed: The page opposite the title page of the book has a lovely photograph of green beans on the vine. On the right side of the photo there's a leaf that looks for all the world like it's infested with white fly, a gardener's nemisis... Also, on page 176 there's a picture of Swiss chard with insect holes on a few leaves. Truly natural ....Love That.

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          1. re: Gio

            I sent away for both books yesterday from Amazon after vowing not to buy ANY MORE COOKBOOKS. Yeah, like that lasted more than 2 hours.

            1. re: oakjoan

              Hey Joan... should we start a No More Cookbooks club? Or a Procrastinators club?

          2. Nicely done LulusMom! You had a daunting task this month, between the l-o-n-g nomination and voting threads, and the unusual breakdown of chapters in these books. The next five months should be a breeze!

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            1. re: L.Nightshade

              A public thank you to you, L. Nightshade, for helping me out by faxing me the table of contents for Tender. That helped me tremendously. Now ... start cooking! : )