It's an exciting development: We're choosing our first quarterly Dessert COTM*, and we'll cook from the winner from December 2015 through February 2016, with the delectable outcome gracing holiday tables and goodie bags, warming our wintertime kitchens, and providing Valentine's Day indulgence.
(*Despite the fact that we'll be using our selections for three months, I'm electing to stick with the COTM moniker for organizational purposes, since it fits with established tradition and there's a Chowhound COTM tag to facilitate finding related threads.)
What kind of books fit the bill? Ones with enough recipes to fuel exploration over the course of a few months. Dessert cookbooks, baking welcome but not mandatory; or baking books, whose focus need not be entirely on sweets. In other words, it is what we make of it!
NOTE: The following have already been Dessert COTM selections back in the day, so they should only be nominated now if you are suggesting a revisit.
-December 2006 COTM: Baking from My Home to Yours: http://www.chowhound.com/post/decembe...
-May/June 2008 DCOTM: Pure Dessert and Chocolate and the Art of Low Fat Desserts: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/514831
-July/Aug 2008 DCOTM: The Perfect Scoop and David Lebovitz's Website: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/538450
-Sept/Oct 2008 DCOTM: The Sweet Spot: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/554144
-Nov/Dec 2008 DCOTM: How to Be a Domestic Goddess: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/568851
-Feb/Mar 2009 DCOTM: The Art and Soul of Baking and the Modern Baker: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594574
-Nov/Dec 2010 Baking COTM: Maida Heatter's Cookies [Any] and Ready for Dessert: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/744140
To nominate a book, include its title in ALL CAPS for easy counting. You may nominate multiple books, but for any nomination to be counted, you must use caps for the title. (If you're discussing a book but not nominating it, please *don't* use all caps for its title.)
Nominations will close SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST.
by Hana Asbrink | My latest haul. Welcome to Chow...
by Dan Koday | You ever notice how a great marinade can instantly elevate what otherwise would end up as a pretty...
by Eric Silverstein | By Eric Silverstein Chef Eric Silverstein is the founder and owner of The Peached Tortilla in Austin...
Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.