This has been such a close race! I conferred with a previous Cookbook of the Month moderator and she concurs -- we're going to hold a quicky runoff between the top two vote-getters this month. We want to make sure the selected book will ensure maximum participation for COTM.
THIS IS JUST A RUNOFF SO IT WILL BE A THREE DAY VOTE, ONLY -- this Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I know it's not a lot of time for voting, but again this is just a runoff to ensure maximum participation in May COTM. I'd like to leave ample time for book ordering. If you are getting the book from the library, I would suggest requesting both options so that you can have whichever one wins and start cooking!
Please cast your vote, in all capitals, BY THE END OF THE DAY SUNDAY APRIL 19 (Pacific time), for one of these two books:
BON APPETIT Y'ALL: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking by Virginia Willis
CRADLE OF FLAVOR: HOME COOKING FROM THE SPICE ISLANDS OF INDONESIA, SINGAPORE, AND MALAYSIA by James Oseland
A note: I have given considerable thought to the recent discussion on our cookbook selection process, and I appreciate the input. For now, the nomination process will continue each month, so we'll all have the chance to continue suggesting old favorites while also tossing new titles into the mix. I do believe that the nominating process is pivotal for COTM's vibrancy, and for attracting new participants and honoring the seasons in which we cook. I certainly wouldn't want to eliminate the monthly discussion that flourishes as part of the nominations. (Now, don't anyone throw food at me - please!)
Thanks and it's my pleasure, as always.