**AUGUST 2009 COTM** suggestion thread! PLEASE NOMINATE UNTIL JULY 12.
Hi again, COTM-ers! Hooray for gorgeous summer days and nights and vibrant summer flavors!
Welcome to the suggestions thread for our August 2009 Cookbook of the Month. Everyone has a chance to make suggestions here until the END OF THE DAY SUNDAY JULY 12 (Pacific time, midnight). That's a week for suggestions, and then we'll hold a quick runoff. Again, THIS SUGGESTIONS THREAD WILL BE UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT JULY 12. Feel free to make suggestions even if you have not previously participated in Cookbook of the Month. We're always excited to welcome new cooks to our community! Join us!
HOW TO POST:
Feel free to toss out any book that you think would be a hit for Cookbook of the Month here at chowhound! When you recommend a book, please mention if you have cooked from it or not, why you think it would work for COTM, and feel free to add in your own critique of the book ---- but please, please use all CAPITAL LETTERS FOR THE TITLE for your actual suggestion. I Iook forward to seeing your ideas! I always discover some great new titles during the monthly suggestion process.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to make it easier for participants to scan others’ suggestions and for me to tabulate the results, I’d appreciate it if you would make your recommendations in the following format:
TITLE (in all caps), Author: Description of the book or reason you are recommending it (optional but preferred). If you know, we now tend to mention if the book might be library-accessible too.
**If you want to second or third a title that someone else has already mentioned, please repeat the title, typing it in capital letters.** This is imperative for me when I count up the votes for the runoff thread. Just saying “I agree with So and So” may well get lost and your choice might not get counted. The more often a particular title is mentioned, the greater the chance it will be among the finalists.
The Chow Team recently treated us by creating the very cool Cookbook of the Month archive page, including guidelines for participation and a detailed list of all previous cookbooks we've chosen for COTM. Check it out here:
Again, it's truly a pleasure to moderate COTM and I'm always eager to see what turns up among the nominations!
Thanks so much for participating! Keep in mind as you nominate books for August that we've often enjoyed the opportunity to cook with lots of ***fresh produce during the summer months in celebration of the season!