[Edited per MMRuth request.]
So, it was quite close, with Zuni coming first, followed quickly by Lucques. You're welcome to check the math if you think this might not be right, but TDQ and I came up with the same top two. For those who are interested, All About Braising came in third, but was six or so votes behind Lucques.
Master threads for these books:
Judy Rodgers, Zuni Cafe Cookbook
Suzanne Goin, Sunday Suppers at Lucques
In terms of posting, I think it's best that we just use the old threads. While 'My Chow' may still be a bit wonky, you can favorite them and you'll see when there are new posts by checking your favorites, and, of course, the threads will show up with 'new' next to them on the Home Cooking board when anyone posts to them. Now I have to go call my husband to tell him his girlfriend's book is one of the two (Goin) - he really wanted a vote and I had to hear a rehash about how terrible Vegetable Harvest was, and all about the 'pureed nothing' that I served him one night that was the straw the broke that camel's back!