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Voting Thread January 2013 for Cookbook of the Month

blue room Dec 15, 2012 06:37 PM

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. jpr54_1 Dec 15, 2012 06:48 PM


    1. Allegra_K Dec 15, 2012 06:54 PM


      Thanks, blue room!

      1. JoanN Dec 15, 2012 07:00 PM


        1. tcamp Dec 15, 2012 07:05 PM


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            Frizzle Dec 15, 2012 07:20 PM


            1. herby Dec 15, 2012 07:39 PM

              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. Caitlin McGrath Dec 15, 2012 07:42 PM


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                  Westminstress Dec 15, 2012 08:31 PM


                  Thanks, Blue Room!

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                    JaneEYB Dec 15, 2012 09:10 PM


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                      JulesLP Dec 15, 2012 09:29 PM


                      1. lilham Dec 15, 2012 11:12 PM

                        THAI FOOD

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                          shaebones Dec 15, 2012 11:27 PM


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                            Taureau Dec 16, 2012 12:01 AM


                            Thank you!

                            1. LulusMom Dec 16, 2012 02:20 AM

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

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                                ldubois2 Dec 16, 2012 05:21 AM


                                1. roxlet Dec 16, 2012 05:31 AM


                                  1. Gio Dec 16, 2012 05:32 AM


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                                      smtucker Dec 16, 2012 06:41 AM

                                      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.

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                                        MelMM Dec 16, 2012 07:19 AM


                                        1. BigSal Dec 16, 2012 08:45 AM

                                          THAI FOOD

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                                            blinknoodle Dec 16, 2012 08:49 AM


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

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                                              limoen Dec 16, 2012 08:54 AM


                                              1. emily Dec 16, 2012 10:32 AM


                                                1. alliegator Dec 16, 2012 10:36 AM

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

                                                  1. juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 10:49 AM

                                                    BISTRO COOKING AT HOME

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                                                      angelsmom Dec 16, 2012 11:36 AM

                                                      BISTRO COOKING AT HOME .

                                                      1. Berheenia Dec 16, 2012 12:07 PM

                                                        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. luckyfatima Dec 16, 2012 03:33 PM


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                                                            karenfinan Dec 16, 2012 04:03 PM


                                                            1. biondanonima Dec 16, 2012 05:37 PM

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

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                                                                pavlova Dec 16, 2012 05:57 PM

                                                                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. abby d Dec 17, 2012 12:54 AM

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

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                                                                    pluralofcow Dec 17, 2012 06:56 AM

                                                                    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!

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                                                                      italy531 Dec 17, 2012 08:39 AM


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                                                                        ellabee Dec 17, 2012 10:28 AM

                                                                        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.]

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                                                                          dimsumgirl Dec 17, 2012 10:29 AM

                                                                          THAI FOOD

                                                                          1. L.Nightshade Dec 17, 2012 12:26 PM

                                                                            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
                                                                              JoanN Dec 17, 2012 12:32 PM

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

                                                                              1. re: JoanN
                                                                                Gio Dec 17, 2012 12:59 PM

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

                                                                                1. re: JoanN
                                                                                  herby Dec 17, 2012 01:52 PM

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

                                                                                  1. re: JoanN
                                                                                    L.Nightshade Dec 19, 2012 03:24 PM

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

                                                                                  2. re: L.Nightshade
                                                                                    qianning Dec 17, 2012 02:02 PM

                                                                                    you've got that right.

                                                                                    1. re: L.Nightshade
                                                                                      MelMM Dec 17, 2012 05:42 PM

                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                        herby Dec 17, 2012 05:48 PM

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

                                                                                        1. re: herby
                                                                                          MelMM Dec 17, 2012 06:12 PM

                                                                                          I mean directly to voting.

                                                                                          1. re: MelMM
                                                                                            herby Dec 17, 2012 07:10 PM

                                                                                            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. pikawicca Dec 17, 2012 01:02 PM

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

                                                                                      1. delys77 Dec 17, 2012 01:51 PM


                                                                                        1. gingershelley Dec 17, 2012 07:27 PM


                                                                                          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. greedygirl Dec 18, 2012 07:30 AM


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                                                                                              qianning Dec 18, 2012 07:49 AM

                                                                                              THAI FOOD

                                                                                              1. jen kalb Dec 19, 2012 10:31 AM

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

                                                                                                1. pagesinthesun Dec 19, 2012 10:33 AM


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                                                                                                    1. blue room Dec 20, 2012 06:05 PM

                                                                                                      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. BigSal Jan 9, 2014 04:43 PM

                                                                                                        We are now taking nominations for the February COTM. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/930519

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                                                                                                        1. re: BigSal
                                                                                                          herby Jan 9, 2014 05:10 PM

                                                                                                          BigSal, this is a year-old thread!

                                                                                                          1. re: herby
                                                                                                            BigSal Jan 9, 2014 05:13 PM

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

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                                                                                                              herby Jan 9, 2014 05:14 PM

                                                                                                              Got my attention - LOL :)

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