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Voting Thread January 2013 for Cookbook of the Month

First cookbook for the brand new year! These titles got the most nominations: (There was a tie for third place so we have four books to choose from.)

......Bistro Cooking at Home, by Gordon Hamersley

.....Burma: Rivers of Flavor, by Naomi Duguid

.....Jerusalem: A Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

.....Thai Food, by David Thompson

The nomination thread can be seen here:


Votes must be in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, and must be posted in this thread by December 20th, 2012 at 9 p.m. EST.

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    1. THAI FOOD

      Thanks, blue room!

            1. JERUSALEM is the only book that I own and would love to cook more from supported by the community of like-minded CHers :)

              Great job as always, Blue Room!

              I switched my post around as soon as I realised how wonderful for you would be to see our choices even when the remainder of the message is not visible. This new site design is brilliant :)

                1. JERUSALEM

                  Thanks, Blue Room!

                            1. Looks like it is already a done deal, but I'm going to go ahead and vote BISTRO COOKING AT HOME.

                                    1. THAI FOOD.

                                      My goodness, there is quite an echo in here today. To be honest, cooking from Jerusalem would be just fine. Well, better than fine. This month we managed to nominate four extraordinary books, any of which would be fun to cook from.

                                          1. JERUSALEM

                                            - don't have it yet but think it will be very tempting to see what dishes people enjoy :)

                                                1. Thank you, blue room! I'm going to vote for THAI FOOD, though any of the selections would make me quite happy.

                                                    1. BISTRO COOKING AT HOME .

                                                      1. BISTRO COOKING AT HOME because I want to go to the restaurant and buy my own autographed copy.
                                                        Also want to try the recipes.

                                                            1. THAI FOOD. Jerusalem is one I might consider buying if it wins, though.

                                                              1. I was all set to vote for Jerusalem, but I just came home from dinner at a friend's place. She cooked from Burma and it was amazing. So now I need to have a little think about which to vote for...

                                                                1. I'm keen to join in this year. My vote is for BURMA

                                                                  1. I'm going to vote for BURMA.

                                                                    But I own three of the four and would be happy to cook from any of them. Though I'm selfishly hoping Jerusalem comes up later in the year as I only have 2 more months living in a place with plentiful Asian ingredients!

                                                                      1. THAI FOOD

                                                                        [Hoping Jerusalem will become a COTM later in the year when warm-weather produce is more available, and when more hounds have a chance to acquire the book.]

                                                                          1. BURMA
                                                                            Looks like the trend is going elsewhere. I'll be happy with any of these, and I hope we can look at the also-rans in upcoming months.

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                                                                            1. re: L.Nightshade

                                                                              And after swearing I absolutely, positively wasn't buying any new books, I went ahead and bought "Elsewhere."

                                                                              1. re: JoanN

                                                                                And that's exactly where I'll end up if I continue to devote so much angst to these voting threads...

                                                                                1. re: JoanN

                                                                                  It is a good book, Joan, you won't be sorry.

                                                                                  1. re: JoanN

                                                                                    Looks like it's time for me to click the buy button too!

                                                                                    1. re: L.Nightshade

                                                                                      You've got that right. This is a very strong selection of books, which is saying something, as COTM nominees are generally pretty solid. It's been making me think if we should adopt a policy whereby the runner-up from one month is automatically passed through the nominating stage for the next month.

                                                                                      1. re: MelMM

                                                                                        MeIMM, do you mean that it goes directly to voting or to nominations?

                                                                                          1. re: MelMM

                                                                                            I like this idea. We'll still have three nominated contenders but this way the runner-up from the previous month does not slip through the cracks as most do. Why not try this approach for three months and see if it works or not.

                                                                                            What do you all think?

                                                                                    2. JERUSALEM (although I'd like to do Burma soon).

                                                                                        1. JERUSALEM;

                                                                                          I have it on loan from the library now, and it is SUCH an exciting cookbook!

                                                                                          I don't have as much time to get into it here in Dec. as I would like - so January is a perfect chance to dive in with you all!

                                                                                              1. JERUSALEM but I am hoping for months for Thai and Burma soon

                                                                                                    1. Voting is now closed for our January 2013 COTM choice.

                                                                                                      I'll put up an announcement thread for the winner in just a few minutes, and will link from here.

                                                                                                      Go here for the announcement thread --

                                                                                                        1. re: BigSal

                                                                                                          BigSal, this is a year-old thread!

                                                                                                          1. re: herby

                                                                                                            I realized it after the fact, must have lost track of time and am spreading the word. :)