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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (April 2013) - Nominations

Nominations are now open for April's Dish of the Month. Our dish for March is Tikka Masala, if you'd like to look at that active thread, click here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892343

It's time to start thinking about dishes for our cooking adventures in April. We are defining a dish as an ingredient and a method of preparation.

Nominations will be open until March 25th at 8pm Pacific time (11 pm Eastern time, and 3 am March 4th GMT). Nominate your dish by typing it in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. You may nominate more than one dish. The dishes with the most nominations will move on to the voting round, where each person only gets one vote.

As always, if you haven't participated before, please feel free to join in!

I will be on vacation next week, with intermittent internet access. Dave MP has kindly volunteered to handle the voting round.

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  1. Risotto...it's a dish with many variations of ingredients besides the rice. Leftovers can easily be incorporated as ingredients.

    Did I miss something? I have never suggested any dish of the month before now. Has risotto already been a monthly post?

    Did I mention that my wife is of Italian heritage? However, I'm the risotto cook, and my genes are of a different heritage.

    Vivi, ama, ridi e specialmente mangia bene!

    Buon appetito!

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    1. re: ChiliDude

      Risotto was our dish of the month in February! You just missed it, but you are welcome to post there at any time. Do come back and nominate another dish for April!

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888780

      1. re: L.Nightshade

        LN or DMP,

        Should we use the Recommend button to cast a vote already presented and the comment box for a new nomination, or it doesn't matter?

        I'm asking because I've noticed the Recommend button being used to tally votes in both Cheese of the Month and Cookbook of the Month nomination threads.

        1. re: HillJ

          I think it works better to enter a post (in capital letters) on the nomination thread. There is always a lot of discussion about entries at this stage. The recommend button works great for the voting round, when we've narrowed it down to a few options.

    2. Would tacos be too broad of a category?

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      1. re: juliejulez

        I could absolutely get behind tacos! Good one!

          1. re: juliejulez

            Tacos would be great! ETA: TACOS!!!!!!

          2. How about bringing in spring with SPRING ROLLS?

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              1. re: Allegra_K

                Agreed - I could definitely get behind spring rolls, fresh or cooked. Yum. ETA: SPRING ROLLS, just to make it official!

                1. Would there be any interest in Asian dumplings?

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                  1. re: Allegra_K

                    Yes! Although you'd think I've already had my share of Asian dumplings this month. :) I'd like to try Dunlop's dough recipe with my gyoza filling.

                    1. re: BigSal

                      Tired of dumplings? Is such a thing possible?

                      I wonder if spring rolls would fall under the dumpling category..

                      1. re: Allegra_K

                        I'm not sure, but since we can nominate more than once, I'll put one up for dumplings :)

                  2. VEGETABLE SOUP

                    Vegetarian or otherwise. Start with a great stock. Lots of grist for the mill right there. Lovely, ethereal cream soups, (artichoke, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, etc.) fresh, spring vegetables in flavorful veggie stock, (haven't got that mastered at ALL) hearty vegetable-beef-barley for the still chilly April nights, chicken noodle with vegetables incognito for fussy little eaters...chunky, robust, one dish meals that are even better re-heated for lunches at work...:-) elegant, first course soups, and Asian delights like egg drop with bok choy and hot and sour soup. Remember the 1980's diet eat-all-you-want cabbage soup? Bet we could riff on a good, homemade version without the dried Lipton onion packet.

                    Or SALAD DRESSINGS

                    Or STIR FRY

                    Or MAIN DISH SALADS

                    Oh wait! TACOS sounds terrific! Heehee