As posted elsewhere, Jacquilynne, the CH Community Manager, asked me to help put up these threads for foxyfairy since people are chomping at the bit to get started!
Here is some information about how COTM works, in case you're joining in for the first time (along with links to all past COTM winners): http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...
So, welcome to Elizabeth David Classics, which includes these three books by Elizabeth David:
A Book of Mediterranean Food [M
]French Country Cooking [F]
Summer Cooking [S]
You may wish to bookmark this thread for future reference, as it contains links to all the other threads for this book. We will use this thread for general commentary, recipe planning, links, discussion of the various introductory chapters that don't contain recipes, etc.
And here is the previous thread about Elizabeth David Classics, where posters have begun discussing it: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/618666
Since there are a number of different editions and some posters have the individual books, please post the abbreviations for the books as listed above (M, F, and S), and the name of the recipe, as well as any modifications you made to the recipe. That way posters can then look up the recipe in the index of whichever book they have.
I've organized the chapters into categories in the way that made the most sense to me, and in threads where I've lumped in, or broken up a chapter, I'll make sure to mention which chapters from which books, or which kinds of recipes from which chapter belong on that thread. Fortunately, many of them are obvious!
Here are the links for the threads for the full length recipe reviews:
Eggs, Cold Foods & Luncheon Dishes
Savoury Tarts, Pasta, Rice, Polenta and Their Ilk
Poultry & Game
Sweets, Jams, Jellies & Other Preserves
Please post about recipes from the sections entitled Buffet Foods, Picnics, Improvised Cooking, Luncheon, Supper & Family Dishes, and Substantial Dishes in whichever thread makes the most sense given the dish.
Thanks for participating!