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December 2020 Dish of the Month - NOMINATIONS

MelMM | Nov 20, 202008:51 AM     40

Time for nominations for our December Dish of the Month. With COVID cases spiking, the only thing that is certain about this holiday season is that it will be unlike any other. How does this affect what you'd like to cook as a group in December?

If you are new to Dish of the Month, here is how it works: You can nominate as many dishes as you’d like. Please do so with the intent of cooking along and reporting if your nominee is chosen. Be sure to put your nominations in ALL CAPS. Dishes not in all caps will not be counted as a nomination. The nomination period will end at 10:00 am on Thursday 11/26, and then I’ll let you know that the voting thread has been put up, and we’ll vote on the top nominees. On the last day of the month at closing time, we’ll have a winner! Remember that the concept behind DOTM is to push your culinary envelope, so consider dishes that you haven't cooked before or haven't arrived at a go-to version.

We sometimes have confusion over what makes a dish. A dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation. So while chocolate is not a dish, chocolate mousse is a dish. It doesn’t have to be terribly specific, you don’t have to say “tomatoes chopped and simmered over low heat then puréed and poured into a bowl,” you can just nominate “tomato soup.” For some dishes, both the ingredients and the technique are implied, such as cassoulet or jambalaya.

Finally, here is a list of past DOTMs: https://www.chowhound.com/post/links-... . We love having people add to these threads, so if something you’d like to make has already been a Dish of the Month, I encourage you to add to the previous thread. Our current DOTM is Wat/Injera. There is still plenty of time to make and report on your arancini, and you can find the reporting thread here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/wat-in...

Again, nominations will close at 10:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Thursday, Nov. 26th. The voting thread will go up soon after.

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