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August 2012 Cookbooks of the Month: Planet Barbecue and Raising the Salad Bar


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August 2012 Cookbooks of the Month: Planet Barbecue and Raising the Salad Bar

L.Nightshade | Jul 31, 2012 11:58 PM

Welcome to the August 2012 Cookbook of the Month!

This month we will be cooking from Planet Barbecue by Steven Raichlen, with the companion book, Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers.

This is the last of my six months as COTM coordinator. It has been great fun, and I thank you all for all your kind words and your support. Best of luck and cheers to our next coordinator, Blue Room!

If you have never participated in the Cookbook of the Month discussion, we hope you'll give us a try in August. 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:
The voting thread is here:
Also, there is often interesting discussion, to be found in the announcement thread here:

Below are the reporting threads for both books. I've tried to keep the number of threads somewhat low, so more of us will be reporting together. There are three threads for Planet Barbecue, and two for Raising the Salad Bar.


Thread number one:
Staters, pages 1 - 58
Salads, pages 59 - 80
Grilled Breads, pages 81 - 114
Desserts, pages 567 - 596

Thread number two:
Beef, Veal, and Game, pages 115 - 190
Pork, pages 191 - 264
Lamb and Goat, pages 265 - 304
Ground Meat, pages 305 - 350

Thread number three:
Poultry, pages 351 - 418
Fish, pages 419 - 480
Shellfish, pages 481 - 526
Vegetables and Vegetarian Dishes, pages 527 - 566


Thread number one:
Salad Basics, pages 16 -25 (few recipes here, but some tips, so I though I'd include it)
Light Leafy Greens, pages 26 - 67
Chicken Salad Every Way, pages 68 - 93
Main Course Meat Salads, pages 94- 105
Seafood Salads, pages 106 - 129

Thread number two
Not Your Mother's Potato Salads, pages 130 - 143
Perfect Pasta Salads, pages 144 - 165
Big Beautiful Bean Salads, pages 166 - 181
Good-for-you Grains, pages 182 - 203
Cool Slaws, pages 204 - 217
Garden Veggie Salads, pages 218 - 231
Dressing Up, pages 232 - 261

Happy grilling and salad-making everyone!

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