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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.

https://rozannegold.wordpress.com
http://www.rozannegold.com/rozanne.html

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
          http://leitesculinaria.com/71321/reci...

          Crisp Potato Cakes
          http://leitesculinaria.com/59053/reci...

          Moroccan Spiced Salmon
          http://leitesculinaria.com/67494/reci...

          Chilled Asparagus Tonnato with “Confetti”
          http://rozannegold.wordpress.com/2012...

          North African Chicken with Tomato Ginger Chutney
          http://weolive.com/blog/recipe/north-...

          "Thunder and Lightning" Orecchiette with Fried Chickpeas & Black Pepper
          http://www.rozannegold.com/thunder.html

          Tortellini with Yogurt, Mint & Smoked Paprika Oil
          http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes...

          An Opinonated Way to Roast Chicken
          http://www.thefoodsection.com/foodsec...

          Runny Eggs on Creamy Scallion Grits
          http://www.culinate.com/books/collect...

          Smoked and Fresh Salmon “en Chemise”
          http://rozannegold.wordpress.com/2011...

          Salmon "Bulgogi" with Bok Choy and Mushrooms
          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          Cardamom Chicken with Chickpea and Orange Couscous
          http://boitearecettes.blogspot.com/20...

          Couscous with Dates and Almonds
          http://www.more.com/couscous-dates-an...

          Baked Ziti in Bianco with fontina and salami
          http://www.npr.org/2011/07/14/1363644...

          Pork chops and apples, Madeira-bay butter sauce
          http://www.wnyc.org/story/recipe-roza...

          Sautéed Chicken With Roasted Grapes Adapted from “Radically Simple” by Rozanne Gold
          http://thekleinmans.com/family-recipe...

          Pappa al Pomodoro
          http://oneforthetable.com/Fresh-and-S...

          Meyer lemon and buttermilk ice cream
          http://katieatthekitchendoor.com/2012...

          Peas and wasabi soup
          http://greatist.com/health/recipe-was...

          Carrot “nib” orzo
          http://bewitchingkitchen.com/2011/07/...

          Crisped chicken with chimichurri and avocado
          http://www.denverpost.com/ci_17505171

          Salade Normande
          http://chapelboro.com/tag/rozanne-gold/

          Poulet au Crème Fraiche
          http://chapelboro.com/tag/rozanne-gold/

          Almost Confit Chicken
          http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/S...

          Velvet Chicken with Warm Asian Vinaigrette
          http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/S...

          Chicken Parmigiana
          http://www.weeklygreens.com/recipes/c...

          Crunchy crumbled cod with frozen peas
          http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/reci...

          Bloody Shrimp Cocktail
          http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2011/0...

          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.

              ~TDQ

            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
                http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                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: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7860...

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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).