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February 2012 Cookbook of the Month Voting

LulusMom Jan 17, 2012 02:33 AM

The nomination thread has closed and we have narrowed it down to the books listed below. Now is the time to decide which book will be chosen for February. More information on how COTM works, and previous books chosen can be found at http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_month_archive Please remember to VOTE IN ALL CAPS. Voting will close at 2 pm (eastern time) this coming Thursday (Jan. 19th) and I will post the winner that afternoon.

MIGHTY SPICE by John Gregory-Smith

SLOW COOKER MONTH, which seems to have been narrowed down to The Italian Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone and The Indian Slow Cooker by Anupy Singla. All you need to do with this one is put SLOW COOKER MONTH, unless you feel you’d like to add or subtract something.

JAPANESE MONTH, which would include Washoku by Elizabeth Andoh and Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji. Again, all I would need is JAPANESE MONTH for your vote, unless you feel you want to amend it.

SPLENDID SOUPS by James Peterson

Here is a link to the nomination thread if you’d like to read more about how we narrowed it down to these books: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/827937

  1. L.Nightshade Feb 10, 2012 11:08 AM

    FYI, because February is a short month, I've posted the March nomination thread today:

    1. LulusMom Jan 19, 2012 11:33 AM

      The winner is up at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/829118

      Thanks to everyone for a great 6 months!

      1. h
        honeybea Jan 19, 2012 10:49 AM


        1. L.Nightshade Jan 19, 2012 07:42 AM

          SLOW COOKER MONTH. A long shot at this point, oh well. I need to start using mine!

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            AOski Jan 18, 2012 07:58 PM

            MIGHTY SPICE

            1. L.Nightshade Jan 18, 2012 12:19 PM

              LulusMom: I just want to clarify: a vote for Japanese month means *only* Washoku and Simple Art, correct?
              I have another Andoh, and some other Japanese books, so I'm not ready to buy a new one until I've spent more time with my current books. The others are not in my library system.

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              1. re: L.Nightshade
                LulusMom Jan 18, 2012 12:29 PM

                Those were the ones with the serious number of votes, so yes. But please feel free to set up a side thread for Andoh; I'm sure others would love that.

                1. re: LulusMom
                  pikawicca Jan 18, 2012 01:16 PM

                  I'd like to see a side thread for "Other Japanese Cookbooks," as I have quite a few, several that are more accessible to western cooks.

                2. re: L.Nightshade
                  BigSal Jan 18, 2012 01:05 PM

                  I have all of Andoh's books and if February is a Japanese month, time permitting, I'd cook along if you create a side thread.

                  1. re: BigSal
                    L.Nightshade Jan 18, 2012 03:37 PM

                    Perhaps I will set up an ancillary thread. February is starting to look a little tighter than expected, which is why I haven't voted yet. Can't be sure of my participation.

                3. bernalgirl Jan 18, 2012 12:05 PM

                  Happy to vote for JAPANESE MONTH although they all look good.

                  1. The Dairy Queen Jan 18, 2012 10:19 AM

                    What a nailbiter this is turning out to be! Apologies for the interruption. I'm not voting this month because I'm not sure how committed can be to cooking from "The Book" whichever it may be in February, but I am interested in the results because I MIGHT cook along, so I'm posting in this thread now so I can see on my MyChow page when new votes happen. I sure wish I hadn't given away my Japanese cookbook! ~TDQ

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                    1. re: The Dairy Queen
                      Gio Jan 18, 2012 10:48 AM

                      Coming in here on tip toes to say that this is an unusual voting thread this month. In the past there was much more discussion. Shhhhh.... tip-toeing out now...

                      1. re: Gio
                        mebby Jan 18, 2012 11:49 AM

                        Yes, but like children who know they've been bad, we're just hiding where we think "mom" won't see us being unruly over on the nomination thread!

                        1. re: mebby
                          LulusMom Jan 18, 2012 12:15 PM

                          Mom is fully aware of your behavior, and is very appreciative of how clear-cut this thread has been so far. Unconditional love, no matter what happens next ...

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                      qianning Jan 18, 2012 09:57 AM

                      JAPANESE MONTH

                      1. Allegra_K Jan 18, 2012 07:50 AM

                        MIGHTY SPICE

                        1. BigSal Jan 17, 2012 06:57 PM

                          JAPANESE MONTH

                          1. s
                            smtucker Jan 17, 2012 03:02 PM

                            JAPANESE MONTH

                            1. r
                              Rella Jan 17, 2012 12:18 PM

                              SLOW COOKER MONTH

                              1. m
                                MelMM Jan 17, 2012 12:14 PM

                                SLOW COOKER MONTH

                                This month is a hard one. I like all the choices.

                                1. Breadcrumbs Jan 17, 2012 12:06 PM

                                  SLOW COOKER MONTH

                                  1. blue room Jan 17, 2012 11:24 AM

                                    JAPANESE MONTH

                                    1. nomadchowwoman Jan 17, 2012 10:14 AM

                                      MIGHTY SPICE

                                      1. Goblin Jan 17, 2012 10:07 AM

                                        SLOW COOKER MONTH

                                        1. emily Jan 17, 2012 09:41 AM

                                          JAPANESE MONTH

                                          1. jen kalb Jan 17, 2012 07:39 AM

                                            JAPANESE MONTH

                                            1. j
                                              JulesLP Jan 17, 2012 07:35 AM

                                              MIGHTY SPICE

                                              1. mebby Jan 17, 2012 07:31 AM

                                                MIGHTY SPICE. Thanks for making such lovely sense out that crazy nomination thread, LLM!

                                                1. pikawicca Jan 17, 2012 07:11 AM

                                                  JAPANESE MONTH

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                                                  1. re: pikawicca
                                                    italy531 Jan 17, 2012 07:29 AM

                                                    SPLENDID SOUPS

                                                  2. r
                                                    rasputina Jan 17, 2012 07:10 AM

                                                    SLOW COOKER

                                                    1. Gio Jan 17, 2012 05:08 AM

                                                      MIGHTY SPICE

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                                                      1. re: Gio
                                                        dkennedy Jan 17, 2012 05:37 AM

                                                        MIGHTY SPICE

                                                      2. bayoucook Jan 17, 2012 04:51 AM

                                                        SPLENDID SOUPS - may actually have time to cook next month, love this book.

                                                        1. t
                                                          TxnInMtl Jan 17, 2012 04:34 AM

                                                          JAPANESE MONTH

                                                          1. herby Jan 17, 2012 04:20 AM

                                                            JAPANESE MONTH

                                                            1. s
                                                              soccermom13 Jan 17, 2012 02:57 AM

                                                              SPLENDID SOUPS

                                                              1. greedygirl Jan 17, 2012 02:46 AM

                                                                MIGHTY SPICE please.

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