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Jul 16, 2013 01:26 AM

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:




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

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 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...