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December 2018 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

islandmermaid | Nov 15, 201803:43 PM     21

Welcome to another Cookbook of the Month (COTM) vote! Our top nominees for December 2018 COTM are BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: Recipes for No-Knead Loaves & Meals to Savor Every Slice by Alexandra Stafford with Lisa Lowery and ROAST FIGS SUGAR SNOW: Winter Food to Warm the Soul by Diana Henry.

**Voting will close on Tuesday November 20 at 5pm Eastern Time.**

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*Participation in COTM is easy and fun, and we love welcoming newcomers to COTM... join us! If you are voting, please aim to make at least one recipe from the book if your choice wins for December COTM, and post a report, with photos if you can!
*Feel free to add comments and replies to this post, but please do not reply to the individual cookbook selections. This way we can avoid a gap between contenders on the page, keeping our voting options streamlined and easy to locate.

And now for more on our contenders for the next COTM!

Here is Amazon's description of BREAD TOAST CRUMBS:
Alexandra Stafford grew up eating her mother’s peasant bread at nearly every meal—the recipe for which was a closely-guarded family secret. When her blog, Alexandra’s Kitchen, began to grow in popularity, readers started asking how to make the bread they’d heard so much about; the bread they had seen peeking into photos. 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.

Here is Amazon's description of ROAST FIGS SUGAR SNOW:
An irresistible collection of enticing and memorable cold-weather food - updated with 6 completely new recipes.

Diana Henry spent 5 years travelling and eating in search of the tastiest dishes from the snowiest climes, resulting in an irresistible collection of dishes from North America and Northern Europe. This unique collection of recipes celebrates some of the world's most overlooked cuisines by using produce that can be found on our own doorsteps. There are potato and cheese dishes from Italy's skiing slopes, pastries from the coffee houses of Vienna and Budapest, and little appetizers that have been eaten at Russian celebrations since the days of the Tsar. These recipes will bring warmth to your heart as well as your home.

To peruse the nominations thread that led us to this vote, click here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/decemb....
For our Cookbook of the Month Archive including all past selections, click here: https://www.chowhound.com/cookbook_of...

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