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Jun 20, 2014 03:52 PM

July 2014 COTM Announcement: Congratulations Radically Simple

Well the votes are in and we have a winner, Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease: 325 Inspiring Recipes by Rozanne Gold. While the New Persian Kitchen put up a fight Radically Simple was the decisive victor. Having been nominated before but never having made it, I am sure many are very excited to cook from Radically Simple.

Please feel free to use the thread to discuss COTM in general or next month's selection.

I'll admit I'm a bit pressed for time so I can't do a thorough search for recipes but I'll post links to her site and blog below. I'm sure more searching will turn up more, I will try and do so shortly.

Till July, happy cooking all.

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  1. To all those who are reading please remember that we need a new COTM Coordinator to step up. I am still ok to facilitate August but we will need someone to take over for September as my 6 months will be up. Please remember that the September coordinator will need to be active in August.

    Anyone interested?

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    1. re: delys77

      I've considered this in the past, although I'm a newbie to COTM.

      Now, I'm in grad school (another year to go). So I will sign up for coordinator this time next year, as I will find myself bored with nothing to do when I graduate!! It will be a good time filler.

      I appreciate all that you and past coordinators have done. These threads will be wonderful resources for a very, very long time. It's history in the making!

      1. re: pagesinthesun

        Good luck with the rest of grad school and thanks very much.

    2. If EYB is any indication, there are few, if any, recipes from this book online. Guess it's a good thing I bought it, although it hasn't arrived yet.

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      1. re: JoanN

        Yeah I checked on EYB and didn't see anything.

        1. re: delys77

          Here are some recipes available online for those who do not have the book (some are adaptations).

          Roasted Asparagus with Bay Leaves and Capers Recipe

          Crisp Potato Cakes

          Moroccan Spiced Salmon

          Chilled Asparagus Tonnato with “Confetti”

          North African Chicken with Tomato Ginger Chutney

          "Thunder and Lightning" Orecchiette with Fried Chickpeas & Black Pepper

          Tortellini with Yogurt, Mint & Smoked Paprika Oil

          An Opinonated Way to Roast Chicken

          Runny Eggs on Creamy Scallion Grits

          Smoked and Fresh Salmon “en Chemise”

          Salmon "Bulgogi" with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

          Cardamom Chicken with Chickpea and Orange Couscous

          Couscous with Dates and Almonds

          Baked Ziti in Bianco with fontina and salami

          Pork chops and apples, Madeira-bay butter sauce

          Sautéed Chicken With Roasted Grapes Adapted from “Radically Simple” by Rozanne Gold

          Pappa al Pomodoro

          Meyer lemon and buttermilk ice cream

          Peas and wasabi soup

          Carrot “nib” orzo

          Crisped chicken with chimichurri and avocado

          Salade Normande

          Poulet au Crème Fraiche

          Almost Confit Chicken

          Velvet Chicken with Warm Asian Vinaigrette

          Chicken Parmigiana

          Crunchy crumbled cod with frozen peas

          Bloody Shrimp Cocktail

          1. re: BigSal

            Wow. That's quite an impressive list. Wonder why EYB didn't manage to pick any of them up?

            1. re: JoanN

              I think EYB says they only link to "official" online recipes, so I think that narrows the field quite a bit. Also, I'm under the impression they only link to recipes that are out there at the point that they index. So, if the book is new but there hasn't been a lot of advance buzz, then there would be few recipes out there. That's my theory anyway.


            2. re: BigSal

              Thank you so much for collating all of these sources. She likes oranges a lot doesn't she?

              I think that I will go the library route to start. I just tried to get all my books onto the allocated shelves and they simply don't fit. As I reviewed the titles, there was not a one that I can imagine moving out of the house. So, time to find more shelves!

              1. re: BigSal

                Here's another (when I saw it in the book after buying it, I recalled having made it from this link years back):

                Sauteed Peppers with Golden Raisins and Arugula

                1. re: BigSal

                  Oh BigSal, thank you so much. I'm sure we all really appreciate this.

            3. As I mentioned on the voting thread, I was reminded when looking at the book today how many really wonderful recipes I've made from this book. And I was also surprised by how many there are that I haven't made but want to (oh, awkward sentence, sorry).

              It might be useful for people to see the "cooking from" thread that has been going on for the last 2 years:

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              1. Just checked my local library's website and they don't have Radically Simple, but used copies are available for around $5 on Amazon, so I decided to take the plunge. I can always use some inspiration for quick, weeknight recipes!

                1. My library system has 10 copies checked-in and I'll get one of those tomorrow. Sounds like it could also be well-worth the bookshelf space to own.

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                  1. re: MidwesternerTT

                    Lucky. I was surprised that mine didn't have it but I have a feeling it's one I'll be happy to own, especially since I got it so cheap. I'm VERY glad I was able to get this month's COTM from the library for a preview, as I wasn't particularly inspired by much of anything in it (although I did enjoy reading the essays).