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October 2011's Cookbook of the Month will be THE SPLENDID TABLE by Lynne Rossetto Kasper

The winner of the October 2011 Cookbook of the Month vote is THE SPLENDID TABLE, by Lynne Rosetto Kasper. If you’ve been lurking, please join us, we’re a welcoming bunch. If you're new to Cookbook of the Month, the COTM archive thread explains how it all works: http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

If you’re interested in finding out how we picked this book here are links to the voting: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/807374 and nominating: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/800883 threads.

Please use this thread to discuss techniques, ingredients, meal planning, along with interesting tidbits about this book and recipes. If you discover any online sources for recipes from this book, please feel free to post them here.

On October 1 I will post the official threads for reporting.

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  1. I have been reluctant to get involved in the COTM nominating and voting threads since I have been very remiss in participating. However, I have had this book for a long time, and I have cooked from it very little, so I am looking forward to going through it and cooking from it this month!

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      1. re: roxlet

        Ditto - I've had it since college. The weather is FINALLY starting to cool off so some of this hearty stuff will be just perfect!

      2. Would anyone object to an adjunct thread for The Italian Country Table?

        roxlet and bayoucook- looking forward to reading your posts.

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        1. re: BigSal

          I think it would be great to have an adjunct thread. There were four votes for doing both books, so there is definitely some interest. I didn't vote, but do have Italian Country Table, so I'd be up for it.

          1. re: BigSal

            Yours too, BigSal. I 'd love the adjunct thread!

            1. re: BigSal

              I certainly wouldn't object, Sal... in fact I was hoping someone would post an adjunct thread for The Italian Country Table.

            2. Many thanks for sorting all the nomoinations and voting for us, LLM. My birthday is in October so The Splendid Table will be a nice present for me.

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              1. re: Gio

                Many welcomes! It was so much easier this month it felt like no work at all. And an early happy, happy birthday!!!

              2. I've already made a shopping list to start with a brodo and a ragu.

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                1. re: Jay F

                  Over-achiever! ;-) Of course, I hope you come back and tell us how it goes. In the meantime, I shall hit up my library. October sounds like it will be a splendid month! (Someone was going to say that sooner rather than later!). I hope there are some "easy" weeknight-type recipes in there, or, at least some freezable ones. If anyone has recipes along those lines to recommend, I would certainly appreciate it. I'm struggling to participate these days...

                  ~TDQ

                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    I'd be interested in hearing about any "easy" weeknight-type meals too. And TDQ, you have the best excuse in the world for not having time to cook.

                2. Just back from vacation, and I can't believe it the book I snuck onto the computer to vote for won!Hurrah! Looking forward to next month.