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Nov 7, 2013 05:19 PM

December 2013 Cookbook of the Month Nominations Thread

Although we are just a week into Marcella Hazan Month, it is time to begin taking nominations for the December 2013 Cookbook of the Month (COTM). Please use this thread to discuss the books you would like to cook from in December. Indicate you are nominating a book by writing the title of the book in ALL CAPITALS.

This thread will be open until 7 pm Central Time on Thursday, November 14th. At that time the books with the most nominations will advance to the voting thread.

To view the basics of the COTM, and to review all of the previous winners, please visit this link:

What will we be cooking next month? Will we be baking, braising, or undertaking a compendium? Or perhaps we will be introduced to an unfamiliar cuisine or author. Let the nominations begin!

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    TDQ's excited commentary about the Author has me eager to try this. There's already a "Cooking From" discussion started.

    1. Dipping my toe in. Thanks Big Sal!

      1. ALL ABOUT ROASTING by Molly Stevens
        because December really is the perfect month for roasting.

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        1. re: stockholm28

          I could get behind ALL ABOUT ROASTING in December.

          I looked at the recipe index on EYB (, and there are a good number of recipes I think I'd be interested in, even though I don't eat beef, pork, or lamb - the poultry, seafood, and vegetable sections look good.

          1. re: stockholm28

            For sure, I'd be happy with either ALL ABOUT ROASTING or ALL ABOUT BRAISING.

            1. re: delys77

              I'll fourth ALL ABOUT ROASTING, and would love to add Stir to the list next time we're ready for another Italian book.

            1. re: emily

              I would love for Stir to be COTM some time soon but I do not think two Italian months in a row will appeal to many.

              1. re: herby

                Oops, I did not think of that...

            2. Ack, December? I've barely been able to switch from writing 10/13 to 11/13. Time certainly accelerates as one ages!
              Just grabbing a seat here, as December may well be the last month in which I'll be able to participate for a while. Eager to see what floats up.