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Aug 15, 2013 05:07 PM

September 2013 Cookbook of the Month Voting is Now Open!

Welcome to the voting thread for the September 2013 Cookbook of the Month. All in all, 13 different books received nominations, but in the end, two books had the most. As JoanN mentioned, September marks the seventh anniversary of Cookbook of the Month. Which book will help us kick off the anniversary celebration?

SMOKE AND PICKLES written by Edward Lee was released in May 2013. “ Edward creates recipes--filled with pickling, fermenting, frying, curing, and smoking--that reflect the overlapping flavors and techniques that led this Korean-American boy to feel right at home in the South. Dishes like Chicken-Fried Pork Steak with Ramen Crust and Buttermilk Pepper Gravy; Collards and Kimchi; Braised Beef Kalbi with Soft Grits and Scallions; and Miso-Smothered Chicken all share a place on his table.”

GRAN COCINA LATINA: THE FOOD OF LATIN AMERICA by Maricel E. Presilla and released in October 2012. This book is said to “unif(y) the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean…She’s gathered more than 500 recipes for the full range of dishes, from the foundational adobos and sofritos to empanadas and tamales to ceviches and moles to sancocho and desserts such as flan and tres leches cake.”

To view the nomination thread, please click here:

To view the history of COTM and how it works, please visit this link:

Please cast your vote by checking the "recommend" box underneath your chosen title (one vote per hound please).

Voting will close on Thursday, August 22nd, at 7pm Central Standard Time.

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      1. Nicely done BigSal. Now I will sit back and see where this goes! [But not before I check my library shelves.]

        1. Wow BigSal! Great voting post! I love the descriptions and links you've posted. Well done!

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            1. re: BigSal

              Thanks, BigSal! The link with Smoke & Pickles in your OP returns a 404 - Not Found message for me (the Gran Cocina one works fine).

                1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                  That link works here. Are you in the States? Maybe it is location-based?

                  1. re: smtucker

                    It works for me now, yes. I'm in California, which I know some people think is its own weird little planet, but technically...

            2. Great start BigSal! Love your informative OP and that you've selected just two books for us to choose from. Hard choice...