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Jul 22, 2013 01:32 AM

Cookbook of the Month August 2013: MEDITERRANEAN HARVEST by Martha Rose Shulman

Morning all, and what a sultry morning it is here in London. Today will be the hottest day of the year so far - 34C - so it seems fitting that here I am announcing that this month's choice is MEDITERRANEAN HARVEST by Martha Rose Shulman.

Reporting threads will go up as usual on the 1st of the month. In the meantime, this is the general discussion thread for the book.

Can I also remind you that we are looking for a new co-ordinator for COTM. Don't all rush at once!

Edited to add links to the reporting threads:

Aperitifs and Desserts

Breads, Pizza and Panini
Sauces, Dressings and Condiments
Little Foods: Starters, Snacks, Meze and More

Eggs and Cheese

Savory Pies and Gratins
Vegetables and Beans
Rice, Couscous and Other Grains

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  1. Link to some of Martha's recipes, courtesy of the fabulous Gio.

    Martha Rose Shulman's RECIPES LINK:

    I'm such a scatter brain these days I can't remember what I posted when but here's MRS's Recipe for Health column in the NYTimes for today. Many of the recipes are in the book. There's an archive too with more than 1,026 recipes in the series. It's a good one to bookmark for future reference:

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      1. re: jpr54_1

        My copy of the book arrived this morning-
        marking some of recipes to try

    1. Well done GG. Thank you for your six months of great service! I am picking up my cousin who lives in London later tonight. She has managed to miss our heat wave and yours. Smart woman! She has requested that her first meal in the States be Chinese at a local hole-in-the-wall. Fabulous food!

      p.s. BigSal has volunteered in the voting thread to give being a coordinator a try.

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      1. re: smtucker

        She must have had some of it - it's been going on for two weeks now! Thunderstorms this week apparently.

      2. Annoyingly, I mistakenly ordered a copy of this book from a US Amazon seller rather than the British one I intended to use. I realised my mistake and tried to cancel the order but they never replied to my message and now it's been dispatched. Which means I probably won't get it until halfway through August. First-world problem, I know, but grrrrrrr!

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        1. re: greedygirl

          I usually get Amazon shipment within a couple of days once it is dispatched - maybe yours will arrive in a week. Could be a wishful thinking but let's hope :)

        2. Thank you, greedygirl, for your expert management these past six months, even as nearly every month involved a nail biter! Yours will be a hard act to follow, but I can't think of a better successor than Big Sal.

          1. Got my copy of the book, just in time. Looking forward to cooking along in August. My meat-loving husband is skeptical but I'm ever the optimist, especially with COTM to help me find the gems!