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The March 2012 Cookbook of the Month will be The Olive and the Caper!

The winner of the vote for the March COTM is The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking, by Susanna Hoffman.

If you are curious about the selection process, and the accompanying discussion, the nomination thread is here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832974
and the voting thread is here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833780

On March 1st, I will be posting the individual threads for reporting your culinary experiences with The Olive and the Caper. In the meantime, you can use this thread for general discussion, and for posting any online links to recipes from this book.

If you haven't ever participated in the Cookbook of the Month discussion, we hope you'll give us a try in March. We have a lot of fun, and we learn from each other's experiences. The basics of COTM, and the archive of past books, can be found here:
http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

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  1. LN first off, congratulations on your inaugural COTM voting session, you've done an amazing job. Lucky us!

    I'm really looking forward to March. This is a wonderful book and we love Greek cuisine so we're keen to jump in to a fun-filled month of cooking and dining w our COTM friends.

    Thanks again LN!

    1. I second BC's congratulations - well done, L. Nightshade!!!

      My TO&TC is in UPS hands and they already made two attempts but of course I am at work during the day - hopefully will get it next week. For the rest of this month it will be Japanese food since I finally made dashi last night:) I love Greek food and it does not intimidate me - what a fun month March will be.

      1. τεράστιος!

        (Lest you think I know any Greek--I don't. Means "terrific" according to my translator!)

        Can't wait to learn more about this cuisine; meanwhile thanks, LN, for a great job coordinating and motivating!

        1. Great job L. Nightshade! Thank you so much.

          I'm excited about this cookbook. This is food I love, and Lulu is obsessed with olives (and capers, but really really obsessed with olives). Chickpea hating husband is out of town right now, so the two of us are going to test drive one of the recipes today - a chickpea soup with tarragon.

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          1. re: LulusMom

            Thanks for all of your kind comments, but it was really a breeze! Thanks to LulusMom for her fine example the last six months, and her step by step instructions.
            Plus, I think you all made it easy on me for my first time out. Clear votes, clear winner. Thanks everyone!

          2. Many thanks LN. Superb job keeping everything well sorted. I'm looking forward to Greek cooking again, I've been reviewing my records of The Glorious Foods of Greece, the former COTM, and realize we cooked a fair amount of recipes and liked most of them. We'll teach G that Greek cuisine is something to be savored... his overall favorite being Italian.