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August 2018 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath | Jul 16, 201804:01 PM     19

Welcome to the voting thread for our August 2018 COTM. This time, a total of 30 different books were nominated, but two titles emerged with the most nominations, and it is between those that we will choose.

To see how we got here, check out the nomination thread: https://www.chowhound.com/post/august...
And for the lowdown on COTM and all past books, the COTM Archive: https://www.chowhound.com/cookbook_of...

On to our choices!

FRESS: BOLD FLAVORS FROM A JEWISH KITCHEN by Emma Spitzer:
“Fress, in Yiddish, means: "to eat copiously and without restraint". BBC1 Masterchef finalist Emma Spitzer brings together a melting pot of Middle-Eastern and Eastern European flavors with this contemporary Jewish cookbook. Big on flavor and spice, this is happy, sociable food to feed the soul. … Her melting pot of inspiration embraces Poland and Russia, Jewish recipes learned from her mother, travels in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and North Africa, as well as Algerian recipes shared by her mother-in-law. From Slow-cooked Moroccan Chutney to Duck with Black Za'atar and Puy Lentils, Baharat Spiced Chicken to Apricot and Orange Blossom Frangipane, these recipes are packed with punchy flavors and aromatic spices. Emma also includes delicious family recipes, from Grandpa 'Bugga's' Turkey Schnitzel to Mummy's Golden Chicken Soup.”
More info: https://www.amazon.com/Fress-Bold-Fla...
Recipe list: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: RECIPES FOR NO-KNEAD LOAVES & MEALS TO SAVOR EVERY SLICE by Alexandra Stafford:
“Alexandra Stafford grew up eating her mother’s peasant bread at nearly every meal—the recipe for which was a closely-guarded family secret. … Finally, Alexandra’s mother relented, and the recipe went up on the internet. It has since inspired many who had deemed bread-baking an impossibility to give it a try, and their results have exceeded expectations. The secret is in its simplicity: the no-knead dough comes together in fewer than five minutes, rises in an hour, and after a second short rise, bakes in buttered bowls. After you master the famous peasant bread, you’ll work your way through its many variations, both in flavor (Cornmeal, Jalapeno, and Jack; Three Seed) and form (Cranberry Walnut Dinner Rolls; Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread). You’ll enjoy bread’s usual utilities with Food Cart Grilled Cheese and the Summer Tartine with Burrata and Avocado, but then you’ll discover its true versatility when you use it to sop up Mussels with Shallot and White Wine or juicy Roast Chicken Legs. Finally, you’ll find ways to savor every last bite, from Panzanella Salad Three Ways to Roasted Tomato Soup to No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Cookies.“
More info: https://www.amazon.com/Bread-Toast-Cr...
Recipe list: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...
 
HOW 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 SUNDAY, JULY 22 at 10 AM EDT/1 PM PDT.

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