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Sep 10, 2012 07:21 AM

October 2012 Nomination Thread for Cookbook of the Month

Eat, drink, and be

~scary, for soon appears the thin new moon, and October nominations are due.

~ It’s frightful, but the need to decide witch book to cook is upon us.

~It’s creepy, but the grave decision we must make fast approaches, as if on eight lively legs …

Come and welcome, all. Each month COTM participants choose a cookbook to evaluate. Cook or just comment -- everyone is invited, ghosts can post, and the undead shall be read.

If you wish, you can channel our past (and passed) authors by visiting the musty archives here:

And then, please put your skulls and skills together to unearth some Edgar Allan Pie-worthy nominees for October.

The dead-line for nominations will be 9 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 15, 2012.

The books most nominated will advance to the voting thread.

Please put your nomination(s) in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS like this:


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  1. Seriously defrightful puns you've got there, blue room! Thanks for the cackle.

    1. Super great intro you've given us Blueroom. Now we have to put on our bewitching caps and come up with a cookbook that gets us through October and on to Fangsgiving.
      Bone Appetit...

      1. I'm going to throw a couple books out there and see if anyone bites. With autumn fast approaching my mind travels to starches and spicy foods. There has been talk in the past of some of these books, so here's hoping there's enough interest this time to get them selected.

        THE SOUTH AMERICAN TABLE- Maria Beaz Kijac

        THAI FOOD-David Thompson (or something else thai, any other reccomendations? Real Thai? It Rains Fishes?)


        I hope that's not too many.....

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        1. re: Allegra_K

          I'll second THE SOUTH AMERICAN TABLE. I considered nominating it for September, but decided it might be better to wait a month. I think this is a book that will have a nice variety of dishes that will suit those of us in the South still working on late summer produce, and those further North, who are starting to think of heartier, cool weather fare.

          1. re: Allegra_K

            I received THAI FOOD a few months ago as a gift but I haven't had much of a chance to cook from it yet - I'd love to see it made a COTM to light a fire under me!

            1. re: Allegra_K

              I would love to cook from THE SOUTH AMERICAN TABLE for COTM. It's so diverse and it's just the sort of book that would be fun to explore with fellow 'hounds. And I've been away to long from COTM oh, dieting and now baking :)

            2. In October there will still be tomatoes and peppers in the market, at least for the first half of the month. So I would like to nominate TRULY MEXICAN.

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                1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                  Third for TRULY MEXICAN. Another good choice would be Rick Bayless's MEXICAN KITCHEN.

              1. October, scary indeed....i'm still working my way through recipes i wanted to make in August....