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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:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/881402

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 RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 06:48 PM

    JERUSALEM

    1. Allegra_K RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 06:54 PM

      THAI FOOD

      Thanks, blue room!

      1. JoanN RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 07:00 PM

        BURMA

        1. tcamp RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 07:05 PM

          BURMA

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            Frizzle RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 07:20 PM

            Thanks!
            JERUSALEM

            1. herby RE: blue room 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 RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 07:42 PM

                JERUSALEM!

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                  Westminstress RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 08:31 PM

                  JERUSALEM

                  Thanks, Blue Room!

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                    JaneEYB RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 09:10 PM

                    JERUSALEM

                    1. j
                      JulesLP RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 09:29 PM

                      JERUSALEM

                      1. lilham RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 11:12 PM

                        THAI FOOD

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                          shaebones RE: blue room Dec 15, 2012 11:27 PM

                          JERUSALEM

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                            Taureau RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 12:01 AM

                            JERUSALEM

                            Thank you!

                            1. LulusMom RE: blue room 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.

                              1. ldubois2 RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 05:21 AM

                                JERUSALEM

                                1. roxlet RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 05:31 AM

                                  JERUSALEM

                                  1. Gio RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 05:32 AM

                                    JERUSALEM

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                                      smtucker RE: blue room 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 RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 07:19 AM

                                        BURMA

                                        1. BigSal RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 08:45 AM

                                          THAI FOOD

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                                            blinknoodle RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 08:49 AM

                                            JERUSALEM

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

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                                              limoen RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 08:54 AM

                                              JERUSALEM!

                                              1. emily RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                BURMA

                                                1. alliegator RE: blue room 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 RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 10:49 AM

                                                    BISTRO COOKING AT HOME

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                                                      angelsmom RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 11:36 AM

                                                      BISTRO COOKING AT HOME .

                                                      1. Berheenia RE: blue room 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 RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 03:33 PM

                                                          BURMA

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                                                            karenfinan RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 04:03 PM

                                                            JERUSALEM

                                                            1. biondanonima RE: blue room Dec 16, 2012 05:37 PM

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

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                                                                pavlova RE: blue room 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 RE: blue room Dec 17, 2012 12:54 AM

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

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                                                                    pluralofcow RE: blue room 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 RE: blue room Dec 17, 2012 08:39 AM

                                                                      JERUSALEM

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                                                                        ellabee RE: blue room 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 RE: blue room Dec 17, 2012 10:29 AM

                                                                          THAI FOOD

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

                                                                            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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                                                                              JoanN RE: L.Nightshade Dec 17, 2012 12:32 PM

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

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                                                                                Gio RE: JoanN 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...

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                                                                                  herby RE: JoanN Dec 17, 2012 01:52 PM

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

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

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

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                                                                                    qianning RE: L.Nightshade Dec 17, 2012 02:02 PM

                                                                                    you've got that right.

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                                                                                      MelMM RE: L.Nightshade 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 RE: MelMM Dec 17, 2012 05:48 PM

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

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                                                                                          MelMM RE: herby Dec 17, 2012 06:12 PM

                                                                                          I mean directly to voting.

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                                                                                            herby RE: MelMM 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 RE: blue room Dec 17, 2012 01:02 PM

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

                                                                                      1. delys77 RE: blue room Dec 17, 2012 01:51 PM

                                                                                        JERUSALEM

                                                                                        1. gingershelley RE: blue room Dec 17, 2012 07:27 PM

                                                                                          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. greedygirl RE: blue room Dec 18, 2012 07:30 AM

                                                                                            JERUSALEM.

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                                                                                              qianning RE: blue room Dec 18, 2012 07:49 AM

                                                                                              THAI FOOD

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

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

                                                                                                1. pagesinthesun RE: blue room Dec 19, 2012 10:33 AM

                                                                                                  JERUSALEM

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                                                                                                    Hecetamom RE: blue room Dec 19, 2012 10:35 AM

                                                                                                    JERUSALEM

                                                                                                    1. blue room RE: 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 --
                                                                                                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/882964

                                                                                                      1. BigSal RE: blue room 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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                                                                                                          herby RE: BigSal Jan 9, 2014 05:10 PM

                                                                                                          BigSal, this is a year-old thread!

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                                                                                                            BigSal RE: herby 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 RE: BigSal Jan 9, 2014 05:14 PM

                                                                                                              Got my attention - LOL :)

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