The winner of the October 2010 Cookbook of the Month is the BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK by Ina Garten and Martha Stewart.
From the Nominations to the Primary, there were many opinions but not much consensus. The assumption was that this primary would be a close call, but the voting was clear and we have avoided a second voting round.
This has been an exciting month. Of particular note is how many new people have participated in the process. Welcome to the fold!
This thread will be a place to discuss ingredients, techniques and the book in general. On October 1st, the recipe threads for the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook will be posted, along with one thread for Barefoot Contessa Other so we can assemble recipe reviews of her other cookbooks in one convenient location. These other cookbooks will not technically be part of the COTM, but are "companions." Please wait to post your reviews until those threads are up so that we have them nicely organized going forward.
When I receive this book from my library, I will begin to research which of the recipes are online. If you already have the book in hand, please feel free to start posting URL's with titles.
For our new members, reviewing a recipe is easy. Locate the best thread for your dish, post the name of the recipe and page number, and then review away!
Some of the questions you might answer include: Did it come out well? Did you modify the ingredients? Was the seasoning good or did you need less/more? How did your family like it? Would you make it again? Is this a quick weekday or a company is coming recipe? Did your kid(s) like it? And bonus points for photos.