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April 2018 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath | Mar 18, 201801:54 PM

We had a lively nomination round, with a number of very close contenders and a final determination still in play until the (literal) twenty-third hour. However, two titles emerged with more nominations than their close competition, and so it is those we will be choosing between for the first full month of spring cooking this year.

To see how we got here, check out the nomination thread: https://www.chowhound.com/post/april-...

And for the full COTM data set, the Archive: https://www.chowhound.com/cookbook_of...

And now, on to our choices.

SIMPLE FRENCH FOOD, Richard Olney:
“Richard Olney was considered a culinary genius for his ability to elevate cooking to a practical art. He wrote evocatively about the beauty and pleasure in cooking by focusing on preparing simple foods well. … Olney’s 175 recipes are so straightforward that cooks will be inspired to go right into the kitchen: herb omelets, fish with zucchini, lamb shanks with garlic, and many more. He also shares techniques (several featuring his own illustrations), such as fermenting vinegar, in line with the back-to-basics trend in cooking. Olney’s emphasis on simplicity and improvisation in cooking will resonate with today’s cooks and food lovers.”
The book: https://www.amazon.com/Simple-French-...
The recipe list: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

A MODERN WAY TO EAT, Anna Jones:
“A beautifully photographed and modern vegetarian cookbook packed with more than 200 quick, healthy, and fresh recipes that explore the full breadth of vegetarian ingredients--grains, nuts, seeds, and seasonal vegetables--from Jamie Oliver's London-based food stylist and writer Anna Jones. … How we want to eat is changing. More and more people cook without meat several nights a week and are constantly seeking to push the boundaries of their own vegetarian repertoire. At the same time, people want food that is a little lighter, healthier, and easier on our wallets, and that relies less on dairy and gluten. Based on how Anna likes to eat day to day--from a blueberry and amaranth porridge, to a quick autumn root panzanella, to a pistachio and squash galette--A Modern Way to Eat is a cookbook for how we want to eat now.”
The book: https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Way-Eat...
The recipe list: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

TO VOTE: Please click the heart in the lower right corner of the post below with the title of your choice. You may vote only once; should you wish to revoke or change your vote, simply click the heart again. Please vote only with the intention of participating (trying at least one recipe and posting about it) should your choice win.

VOTING WILL CLOSE on FRIDAY, MARCH 23 at 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT.

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