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March 2012 Cookbook of the Month Voting

Welcome to the voting thread for the March COTM! Two books had significantly more nominations and now advance to voting. To view the nomination thread, which includes discussion of these books, visit this link:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832974
To view the history of COTM and how it works, please visit this link:
http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

The two contenders for March are:
MIGHTY SPICE
and
THE OLIVE AND THE CAPER

When you cast your vote, please type the cookbook for which you are voting in ALL CAPITALS. Voting will close at 11pm Pacific Time on Friday February 17th (2am February 18th on Eastern time, and 7am February 18th GMT). I will be posting the results by the following morning.

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    1. THE OLIVE AND THE CAPER

      1. Want to make sure and not quite understanding: Does one have the choice to vote for one of the two contenders listed above, or can one vote for another one not listed above.

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        1. re: Rella

          Rella, we must only vote for One of the two books listed Above.

          1. re: Rella

            This is the voting phase, so (as Gio says) you need to vote for one of the books mentioned in the OP. During the previous "nominations" phase, you may mention any book you want. From that, L. NIghtshade has narrowed it down to the two contenders from which you may now chose.

            ~TDQ

            1. re: Rella

              Thanks Gio and TDQ for answering!
              Rella - these two books received by far the most votes in the nomination thread. Since the book for which you cast a nomination didn't make it to the final round, you can bring it back into nominations again in the future. In the meantime, we'll be choosing from one these two books to cook from for March.

              1. re: L.Nightshade

                It just seemed such a short period of time this time, and it seemed there were less nominations than previous, so I was surprised that 'this was it' !! And one is always disappointed re one's own nomination not making it :-))

                Thanks all.

                1. re: Rella

                  The nomination thread was up for five days. Looking back at the others, that seemed to be the usual length of time. But this is my first month doing this. If there is a consensus that five days is too short, let me know and I'll change it for next month!
                  I think this month there was a lot of energy behind two of the books. Doesn't mean the others won't see their month in the future!

                  ETA - I'm not sure there were fewer nominations this time. There were 24 nominations for eight different books, which seems like a pretty good number.

                  1. re: L.Nightshade

                    Seems like it was great timing. I think there were pretty much the same number of nominations as normal, just a bit less chatter.

                  2. re: Rella

                    If it's any consolation, I think both of these books will eventually be COTM. Might as well be now, for one of them, anyway. :).

                    ~TDQ