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Apr 9, 2013 07:25 AM

Cookbook of the Month May 2013: The Nomination Thread

Spring is finally in the air, thank goodness, after what seems to have been the longest winter ever in England. But as the saying goes in my native Yorkshire, "ne'er cast a clout 'til May's out!".

With May comes the first of the new veg - most importantly for me, asparagus! Although I'm told that it will be late this year, because of the incessant cold weather. :-(

Anyhow, it's time to turn our attention to the next book(s) we want to cook from. Please note that all nominations should be in CAPS. For more on how Cookbook of the Month works or to see an archive of books we’ve already cooked from this link can give you lots of information:

The deadline for nominations is 0800 GMT on Monday 15th April, which is late on Sunday 14th for those of you in North America.

As always, I look forward to a lively debate!

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  1. I'll start things off with THAI FOOD, David Thompson. Several of us have been trying to get this book nominated for ages...hopefully May is our month!

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    1. re: biondanonima

      They don't have this at either of the public libraries I have access to. I'm going to put in an inter-library loan request and see if they can track down a copy of this for me, and maybe the stars will align and I'll actually have it in hand when it's finally COTM...

    2. I will second THAI FOOD.

      Another idea I have been toying with is a month of sandwiches-like Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book and/or Tom Colicchio's 'Wichcraft. And if there are any round-the-world type sandwich books out there, something like that might be fun...

      1. marking so I can find this again.

        1. Another one for THAI FOOD
          I've got my Thai exchange student from a few years ago and her culinary student friend coming to stay with me--they'll be excellent critics.

          1. THE SOUL OF A NEW CUISINE by Marcus Samuelsson
            Yup... bringing this one back for a second (or is it third) outing. My first choice.

            I really like the idea of 'wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal--And a Meal into a Sandwich by Tom Colicchio. I never was much of a sandwich lover but lately I've been growing ever more fond of certain combinations...

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            1. re: Gio

              I was really hoping for this to win for April. I have not participated much in COTM, though a bit. I hope it's okay to second a nomination despite that.


              1. re: debbiel

                Absolutely nominate. The books with the most nominations gets to go to the voting thread!

              2. re: Gio

                I'll support THE SOUL OF A NEW CUISINE - still on the shelf unloved but a month of cooking together will correct this situation no doubt :)

                1. re: Gio

                  I have had 'witchcraft for more than a year and have never cooked from it. I could use the group support LOL.