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May 18, 2012 05:09 PM

The Cookbook of the Month for June 2012 will be: The Homesick Texan Cookbook, by Lisa Fain

This was a tight race, but The Homesick Texan won by a narrow margin. If your book didn't win, don't give up, there's always next month!

On the first day of June, I will be posting the individual threads for reporting your experiences cooking from the Homesick Texan. In the meantime, you can use this announcement thread for general discussion about the book.

If you are curious about the selection process, and the accompanying discussion, the voting thread is here:
and the nomination thread is here:

If you've never participated in the Cookbook of the Month discussion, we hope you'll give us a try in June. 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:

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  1. Great job, LN, and you had dealt very well with the difficult months that all of yours seems to be so far! Not an exciting month for me but I am grateful to discover Skye Gyngell; I bought her "A Year in my Kitchen" book on Abe's and hope to cook some during the next month. I will be spending next month in NY bouncing between the Lake House and my daughters' apartments on the Upper West Side in the city. I am taking a box of cookbooks with me and will be happily cooking for the family some T&T and some new and unknown dishes. I am planning to try a few of Skye's recipes and will be checking the current COTM threads for some Texan excitement:)

    1. YAY! I've been hoping for an excuse to buy this book, despite my recent track record of not cooking. The Good Cook is having a bundle sale right now (but not free shipping, alas) and THT is one of the books available.

      Thanks L. Nightshade!


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      1. re: The Dairy Queen

        I have loved cooking from that book, hope I can participate this month!

        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          I'm late to the party (as usual)--been working more and in the kitchen less. I too have been looking for an excuse to buy The Homesick Texan. June promises to be even busier than May but I look forward to participating when I can.

          1. re: maplesugar

            I'm in your same boat. My copy of the book has arrived and I really hope to be able to cook from it. Lots of appealing recipes...


        2. Huge thanks LN! I bought A Year In My Kitchen today jic! I''m super-excited about the month ahead. I didn't think we'd get to this book so soon and I'm delighted we did. There are so many delicious-looking recipes in the book and the fact that they're also online is a bonus. I hope we have a lot of cooks in our kitchen in June.

          1. My goodness, I didn't expect the book I voted for early on (The Homesick Texan) to end up winning the votes--I'm excited at the thought of cooking from a book about an authentic American cuisine (well, you know what I mean.) Good job, L.Nightshade, for once again guiding us expertly through the process.

            1. Dr. Pepper Peanut Brittle, anyone? This one looks like fun..!
              Thanks very much, L.Nightshade.