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Dec 25, 2013 08:00 AM

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (January 2014) Voting

The nominations are we will be choosing between two soups to cook in January:

As usual, click "recommend" in the post for the dish you select. Please only vote for one dish. You can change your vote if you wish, at any time up until voting closes.
Voting will be open until December 31st at 10am EST on Wednesday December 25th (7am in LA, 3pm in London, and 2am next day in Sydney).
You can view the nomination thread here:

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    Click "recommend" here to vote for vegetable soups.

      1. Since the selection is so limited (yes, I wanted soups as a group) - I vote VEGETABLE SOUPS

        5 Replies
        1. re: Jeanne

          Jeanne, please click "recommend" in the post for vegetable soups.

          1. re: herby

            Herby see my post above. That's my final vote -

            1. re: Jeanne

              We have no horse in this race, but there is an established voting method being used by the Dish of the Month volunteer coordinators, so please make things easier for those volunteers by using their chosen method for voting. Thank you!

          2. re: Jeanne

            Yah, this might be the most similar "contest" for DOTM ever.

            I'll sit this one out. Again :-D

            1. re: linguafood

              Yah, my legume soup will have vegetables in it. Some of my soups might even have cream or meat in them too! I look forward to seeing what SOUPS everyone makes :-)

              Since this month's DOTM (COOKIES) had over 300 posts, I think we need variety to have more than 10 posts on soups.

          3. Again - I say (as other people have said) that we need the general all inclusive category SOUPS!!! I love soup, and I would love to see everyone's different recipes.

            I think you should go with what posters want herby - as do I. Just general soups.

            And I don't mean to be abrasive - but what makes you the final "judge" on this post? Especially when there are so many people who disagree with you? Can't you go with what everyone wants?

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            1. re: Jeanne

              Please, do not shoot the messenger, Jeanne! :) I am very far from being a 'judge'; I am temporarily replacing LNightshade as DOTM coordinator and asked for her guidance about accepting 'soups' as DOTM. Apparently, this was discussed some months ago and agreed that 'soups' are too broad a category to constitute a 'dish' which is defined for the purpose of this thread as indredient+technique. Also keep in mind that these boards are moderated and mods have a say in this too.

              Personally, I think that either one of soup categories is broad enough to make a variety of soups. However, if you like to have larger veriety why not start a separate 'Soups' thread - it does not have to be DOTM. This has been done in the past when someone thought that selected DOTM was too limited to their liking.

              And lastly I would very much appreciate your voting by clicking 'recommend' button in the post for the soup that you selected.

              1. re: herby

                Not trying to stir the pot… :) I love this site since I found it a few months ago! Just feel the idea should be to meet the needs of those posting, right?

                I was going to suggest that same thing herby: a new thread for general soup posters. I would prefer to do it through DOTM since it is most current and would get the most discussion. However, if the rules of DOTM keep herby from being flexible about the category, other chow hounds can discuss soups in general elsewhere on the site.

                So Jeanne, jpr54, boyzoma, Berheenia, nothingswrong, juliejulez, linguafood, chefgabs, and anyone else interested could follow these…….

                1st I wanted to mention that the upcoming COTM discussion has links to Latin-style soups/stews which look good.
                That is here:

                Some discussion already on the website about soup just have people listing their favorite soup. But I found an older thread about soups in which CH posted ingredients and recipes (over 200 posts). We can cook those and add to it if you like.

            2. I DO NOT like the way this months dish was selected-
              there must be a reason that hereby directed the dish recommendation.
              I would like to know the reasoning-
              This process or lack thereof will turn off lots of ppl

              my legume soups contain meat/vegetables