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December 2014 Cookbook of the Month: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook", by Amanda Hesser

qianning | Nov 30, 201407:55 AM

Welcome to the December 2014 Cookbook of the Month! This month we will be cooking from “The Essential New York times Cookbook”, by Amanda Hesser. This is a revisit of the February 2011 COTM, and we will be returning to those original 2011 review threads to add our latest experiences.

For those who are new to COTM, or others who need a refresher, here's a link to the COTM Archive:

And for the background on how we selected this month’s book, take a look at these links.

To view the nomination thread, please click here:
To view the voting thread, please click here:
To view the announcement thread:
To view the original February 2011 master thread for this book, please click here:

Please use this thread for general discussion of this month's book. This is a great space to discuss which recipes to choose, what you think of this cookbook and author, ingredient sources or any general comments.

On to the actual cooking and recipe reviews. To post a review of any recipe, please select the appropriate thread below. If you are the first to report on a recipe, please reply to the original post. If a report already exists (please check before posting), please hit the reply box within the original report. This way all of the reports on the same dish will be together.

Chapters 1-4
Drinks, Cocktails, Punches, Glögg, Hors d"oeuvres, Snacks, Small Dishes, Soups and Salads

Chapters 5-8
Vegetables, Potatoes, Corn, Legumes, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Stuffings, Sandwiches, Pizza and Savory Pies

Chapters 9-12
Fish, Shellfish, Poultry, Game, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork, Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Rubs and Preserves

Chapters 13-14
Breakfast, Brunch, Breads and Baking

Chapters 15-18
Cookies, Candy, Frozen Desserts, Cakes, Pie, Tarts and Other Desserts

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