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March 2012 Cookbook of the Month: The Olive and the Caper


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March 2012 Cookbook of the Month: The Olive and the Caper

L.Nightshade | | Feb 29, 2012 09:15 PM

Welcome to the March 2012 Cookbook of the Month! This month we will be cooking from The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking, by Susanna Hoffman.

If you haven't ever participated in the Cookbook of the Month discussion, we hope you'll give us a try in March. We have a lot of fun, and we learn from each other's experiences. The basics of COTM, and the archive of past books, can be found here:

If you are curious about the selection process, and the accompanying discussion, the nominating thread is here:
and the voting thread is here:
Also, there is some discussion to be found in the announcement thread here:

I've divided the book into six sections for reporting on recipes. I've tried to keep the divisions in the order they appear in the book, but divided so that they each have a roughly similar number of recipes. (For example, Sauces and Toppings is coupled with Birds, and Wild Game, because none of those three categories had a great number of recipes.) I hope this works out for reporting. The page numbers are for the US 2004 edition.

Here are the links to the reporting threads:

Drinks; Small Dishes; Savory Pies (pages 4 - 113)

Breads; Soups; Salads (pages 118 -213)

Eggs; Sustaining Grains; Vegetable Parade (pages 214 - 321)

Fish and Shellfish; Meat (pages 322 - 405)

Birds; Wild Game; Sauces and Toppings (pages 406 - 487)

Fruit as Finale; Sweets (pages 488 - 563)

In addition to using the above threads to report on specific recipes, please feel free to use this thread for general impressions, menu ideas, ingredient sources, and links to online recipes.

The Chowhound Team has asked me to remind you that verbatim copying of recipes to the boards is a violation of the copyright of the original author. Posts with copied recipes will be removed.