Here’s the list as best as I could make out. I have decided NOT to note books that got more votes than others because in many posts it’s difficult to tell or the poster chooses 3 or even more books. Therefore, I’m just including all the choices here.
I did put together a couple of bundled book suggestions at the end of the list in case you want to go the way of, e.g., this month’s COTM of several Casas’ books.
I didn't include the outdoor grilling books because of the group of folks who live in big cities who don’t have access to outdoor cooking facilities. I didn’t want them to have to buy BBQ equipment and then schlep it all down to the local park. If folks disagree, let me know.
Maybe those who really want to cook outdoors can start another thread for BBQ, etc.
THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD, Waters
CAFÉ PARADISO COOKBOOK, Cotter
CHEZ PANISSE VEGETABLES, Waters
DELIA SMITH'S SUMMER COLLECTION
The GLORIOUS FOODS OF GREECE, Kochilas (also suggestion for all of Kochilas’ cookbooks, but doesn’t mention all names)
FLAVORS OF GREECE, R. Baron
FRENCH FARMHOUSE COOKBOOK, Susan Herrmann Loomis
ITALIAN GRILL, Batali
LOCAL FLAVORS: COOKING AND EATING FROM AMERICA'S FARMERS' MARKETS, D. Madison
VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE, D. Madison
THE VICTORY GARDEN COOKBOOK by Marian Morash
**WORLD VEGETARIAN COOKING, Madhur Jaffrey (I’m putting this one in if that’s okay with you guys. I never know if the Moderator is allowed to suggest)
I’m also including a couple of bundled book choices s as follows:
VEGETARIAN. COOKING FOR EVERYONE, LOCAL FLAVORS (COOKING FROM FARMERS’ MARKETS), THE GREEN’S COOKBOOK, and THE SAVORY WAY, Deborah Madison: (all of these books would be combined to be COTM)
This thread will stay up for 4 days (until Wednesday night, June 18th). I'll then post the books with the most votes and we'll have the runoff until Monday night, June 23).
As a friend says whenever we play Scrabble: "May one of us win!"
THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD and CHEZ PANISSE VEGETABLES, Alice Waters (these 2 books would be COTM)