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December 2017 COTM: Announcement

MelMM | Nov 21, 201706:39 AM

For December we will have both a revisit and a new (to us book). Library copies of both appear to be abundant, as well as inexpensive used copes. So get in the holiday spirit and join us in this COTM and get your party food on. Without further ado, the December selections will be...

MARTHA STEWART'S HORS D'OEUVRES HANDBOOK (1999) and MARTHA STEWARTS APPETIZERS (2015) - by (you guessed it) Martha Stewart. The Hors D'oeuvres Handbook was COTM way back in December, 2007, so this is a revisit. We're combining it with something new in the appetizer book. Perfect for party season!

From Amazon: "Everything about Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook has been considered to create a book that is easy to use. The size was chosen to comfortably fit in the hand, in the cookbook holder, or on the kitchen counter. Color photographs in the front of the book help cooks select which hors d'oeuvres to combine for their own parties; the cross-referenced recipes in the back have been tested in Martha's own kitchen and in the test kitchens of Martha Stewart Living; and two place-marking ribbons keep track of both picture and recipe. And every detail has been covered--tips on techniques and ingredients, serving ideas, menu suggestions, recipe variations, advice on party planning, and even a glossary of equipment, special ingredients, and supplies, with a guide to finding them. With its range of recipes, its wealth of ideas, its lavish photography, and its innovative format, Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook is simply the most instructive, inspirational, and indispensable guide to hors d'oeuvres ever compiled."

And, "Hors d’oeuvres made modern: Today’s style of entertaining calls for fuss-free party foods that are easy to make and just as delicious as ever. With more than 200 recipes for tasty pre-dinner bites, substantial small plates, special-occasion finger foods, and quick snacks to enjoy with drinks, Martha Stewart’s Appetizers is the new go-to guide for any type of get-together."

Use this thread for your general discussion as you prepare to cook from the book. Reporting threads will go up on December 1.

To find out how we got here, visit our nomination thread:

And our voting thread:

For a list of all past selections, visit our archive:

If you'd like a peek at the old COTM threads for Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook, you will find them here:

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