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Cookbook of the Month August 2013: The Voting Thread

Morning all. We had a lively discussion this month, but there were surprisingly few actual, honest-to goodness nominations! Two front-runners though, both of which I think have made it to the run-offs before. They are:

MEDITERRANEAN HARVEST by Martha Rose Shulman
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1605294284

and

RADICALLY SIMPLE by Rozanne Gold
http://www.amazon.com/Radically-Simpl...

There's already a lengthy "Cooking from" thread about Radically Simple.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/786040

As in previous months, please vote by checking the "recommend" box underneath your chosen title. Voting will close at 0800 on Sunday, 21st July.

I can't wait to see which of these books finally gets its moment in the sun!

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      1. re: jpr54_1

        I just got a good deal as well on Amazon (even tho I haven't voted yet...). They still have used copies of MH in the $0.50-10.00 range.

      2. re: greedygirl

        Hoping to be cooking in my newly remodeled kitchen by mid-August. Sadly, I only own this book on Kindle. It's getting my vote anyways!

        1. re: greedygirl

          Love this book! Every recipe is a keeper~Love what she does to salmon!

          1. re: foleyscale

            Maybe you should vote for it? (Not that I have an agenda here!)

            1. re: L.Nightshade

              How do I vote for it? I have been trying to figure that out. Please advise is there another page than this one?

              1. re: foleyscale

                Click on the "recommend" button in greedygirl's post, 3 posts above yours.

                1. re: pikawicca

                  Thank you!! This is my first time doing this.

                  1. re: foleyscale

                    You're welcome, and welcome to the fun!

        2. I don't own either of these books though I did order Med. Harvest from Abes (and Smoke and Pickles from Amazon...yes I lack willpower!) based on the discussion in the nomination thread.

          No vote as yet, I'm just securing my seat on the couch so I can see the excitement unfold. LlM, I put a couple of bottles of prosecco in the fridge and left a bottle of Aperol on the counter...it must be 12 o'clock somewhere!!!

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          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            BC, I decided to share an amazing martini this month since I mooched off of all of you last time. On a recent trip to Paso Robles, I stopped into a wine tasting shop and the owner shared this recipe: Macerate raspberries and blackberries in port for 1/2 hour. Uncork a bottle of sparking wine (preferably almond scented). Dip the rim of the glass in dark chocolate. Pour 2 to 1 ratio of wine to port. Enjoy. Now I don't feel so bad taking up room on the couch.

            1. re: dkennedy

              Hah... That's not a cocktail. That's dessert... LOL

              1. re: dkennedy

                Oooh that does sound decadent dk!! I'll have one of those as soon as I'm finished this drink!!

                1. re: greedygirl

                  Is that what it's called gg? Good to know, now I can order it out as well!!

                2. re: Breadcrumbs

                  I missed joining you all on the couch last time, not going to miss it again! Thanks for the prosecco, Bc!

                  I am REALLY hoping that Radically Simple wins -- amazing book, foolproof recipes.

                3. Another month another vote. I think I just wheel in here beside the couch in front of the air-con and watch the fun... Is it too early for a Bellini?

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                  1. re: Gio

                    Never too early, ladies. Lovely fresh peaches here ... let me get started.

                    1. re: LulusMom

                      Settling down on the couch. A bellini would be wonderful, LLM, have you made enough for everyone?

                      1. re: MelMM

                        There is never a problem with things like that when I am in charge. Enjoy!

                    2. re: Gio

                      Moving from iced tea to the "adult" couch. This is quite the month! Watching the votes add up.

                    3. Just dipping my toe in...