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Dec 14, 2013 08:02 AM

Vote for the January 2014 Cookbook of the Month!

Welcome to the voting thread for the January 2014 Cookbook of the Month. The nominations slowly trickled in and ultimately eleven books were suggested, but two books emerged as the front-runners. Which one will take us into 2014?

The first book has made it to a previous voting round, but not yet achieved COTM status. GRAN COCINA LATINA: THE FOOD OF LATIN AMERICA by Maricel E. Presilla was 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.”

The second nominee is BILL’S EVERYDAY ASIAN by Bill Granger. “Bill has simplified his favourite classics to create the very best that Asian food has to offer, drawing on his own colourful and varied experiences: from a home-cooked dinner in Singapore to a businessman's breakfast in Japan, along with his most memorable flavour encounters at beach shacks, restaurants and roadside stalls. Beef rendang, pad Thai, satay chicken and bibimbap have all been given the Bill makeover to tantalise the tastebuds and fit our busy lives.”

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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 Saturday, December 21st at 10 am Central Time.

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      1. OK. So now we wait. Although I wish we were in a sound proof room. Big time snow is expected over night and everyone on my street is out either priming their snow blowers of else they just like the noise. It sounds like the battle of the jet engines out there. Grrr.

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        1. re: Gio

          Would a pitcher of bloody marys or sakitinis help? Someone maybe put a pot of chili on?

          1. re: LulusMom

            OHnow... Bloody Marys please. That will do nicely. Except, I like gin not vodka in mine. Thank you very much. I haven't had a saketini yet. I have the sake but not vodka. Wonder if gin would do.

            1. re: Gio

              I am an all purpose alcoholic, erm I mean alcohol provider. Gin it will be for you.

        2. I'm just shovelling a pathway to the grandstands in my warmest winter gear.....don't want to miss this show!

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          1. re: Allegra_K

            I'll bring the blankets and some spiked hot cider...digging out here as well Allegra (soooo horribly cold!) but keen to sit in and watch the action unfold!!

          2. Own both of these. Doubt I'll pull it together to cook from either, but a gal can dream!


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              1. re: smtucker

                I shall, thank you for the encouragement! One of these days I'll get my cooking mojo back!