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Cookbook of the Month for December 2013: ALL ABOUT ROASTING: A NEW APPROACH TO A CLASSIC ART by Molly Stevens

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Welcome to the December 2013 Cookbook of the Month. ALL ABOUT ROASTING by Molly Stevens has been selected to close out the COTM year.

To view the history of COTM and how it works, please visit this link:
http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

To view the nomination thread, please click here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9234...

To view the voting thread, please click here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/924335

Here is the announcement thread (which includes links to many online recipes): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/925229

Please use this thread for general discussion of our December 2013 Cookbook of the Month. Feel free to discuss which recipes to choose, how you think the whole cookbook process is going, ingredient sources or any general comments about the book.

To post a review of any recipe, please select the appropriate thread below. If you are the first to report on a recipe, please reply to the original post. If a report already exists (please check before posting), please hit the reply box within the original report. This way all of the reports on the same dish will be together.

Here are the links to the reporting threads for:

Beef & Lamb; Pork http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926261
Chicken & Poultry http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926262
Fish & Shellfish http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926263
Vegetables & Fruits http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926264

Happy roasting!

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  1. Here we gooooo. Happy December Big Sal, and Everyone!

    1. Yes, very exciting. I'm tired of 2013 so I think I'm just going to start 2014 now. I think this book will be a great start to a new year! :)

      ~TDQ

      1. Thanks BigSal. I'm looking forward to the reading reviews. There is a lot I can't cook in here (lots of meat, in other words) but also quite a few things that interest me. Will play along as much as time, social commitments and the book allow - and looking forward to it.

        1. Well with the Christmas rush coming I haven't had time to get the book yet, but I am happy to see there are lots of recipes available online.

          1. The book just came in yesterday. What a large volume this is! Hope to read through later today or tonight and begin marking some things to try.

            It is not frigid here, but the kitchen is cool enough to consider using the oven at higher temps.

            1. How is the Cookbook of the Month selected?

              10 Replies
              1. re: chefgabs

                The first link given above in the original post should explain it to you. Basically we nominate books and then the most nominated few get voted on.

                1. re: chefgabs

                  We are currently voting for the January Cookbook of the Month. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/927781

                  1. re: BigSal

                    Thanks for the help!

                    BigSal do you always start the whole COTM process, or anyone can initiate?

                    1. re: chefgabs

                      I'm not BigSal but I can answer for her (hope she doesn't mind!). People do 6 month stints as the coordinator on a volunteer basis. But many other people start "cooking from ..." threads on books they're interested in having a communal cooking experience with (sorry, dangling).

                      eta: there is a thread that is a link to many of the "cooking from" threads if you'd like to see how that looks: (well, I think there is a cleaner, more up to date version than this started by Gio, but this should give you some idea - go to the end of the thread for the best info) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7778...

                      1. re: LulusMom

                        LLM... My goal for the New Year is to finish the up-to-date thread of the Cooking From cookbooks/Non-COTM . It's still a work in progress.

                        1. re: Gio

                          No, no, not trying to make work for you. I just had it in my mind that there already was an up-to-date and sort of cleaner version of this. I think the thread mentioned should do the trick.

                        2. re: LulusMom

                          Of course, I wouldn't mind! I'm new to forum, and love to cook. Before I become crazy active, it's nice to know what's what and get caught up.

                        3. re: chefgabs

                          I have been initiating the nominations, voting and announcements of the COTM because I am the current volunteer coordinator. We will need a new coordinator in February to kick off the March COTM nominations and to serve for the next six months.

                          1. re: BigSal

                            Is this the same with the other frequent forums like What's for Dinner and Dish of the Month?

                            1. re: chefgabs

                              The Dish of the Month has a volunteer coordinator, but What's for Dinner doesn't (if the thread starts to get long, someone creates a new one). But regardless of whether there is a coordinator, you can contribute to any of them. Here are some FAQs that might also help you as you get acquainted with Chowhound. http://www.chow.com/faq#recipes Site Talk might also be of assistance with general questions about the site. http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/30