Welcome to the nomination thread for April 2017 Dish of the Month!
If you’re new here, or if you just want a refresher, please read the **starred** notes, at the end of this post, about what constitutes a dish, and about our prior dishes.
While you continue to prepare and enjoy gumbo (https://www.chowhound.com/post/gumbo-...), think about what you’d like to cook in April. In the spirit of DOTM, please always consider expanding and enhancing your cooking experiences. What have you always wanted to try making? What dishes utilize a technique you’d like to learn? Be courageous! Be adventuresome! That’s what DOTM is all about.
Have a look at the master list to see which dishes we cooked over the years - https://www.chowhound.com/post/links-.... I looked at past Aprils and we made spring rolls in 2013, leg of lamb in 2014, quiche in 2015 and pavlova in 2016. Very interesting selection, don't you think? So, what would it be in April 2017?
Everyone is invited to join in and help decide what we'll be cooking in April. If you’re new here, or you’ve been lurking, please jump right in! Nominate a dish, ask questions, feel welcome!
To nominate a dish, please type it in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. If you want to second a nomination someone else made, please also type that dish in all caps. We will be counting all dishes entered in capitals. So if you want to discuss a dish that you’ve already nominated, please type in lower case after your initial entry. You can nominate as many dishes as you like. Nominations are open until 10am EDT on Sunday, March 26th. Once the nominations are tallied, we’ll move on to the voting round, where each person will only have one vote.
**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.
**Prior DOTM Dishes**
DOTM has been going strong for over four years now, and we have covered 55 different dishes! You can view the index of dishes here, and you are invited to make any of these dishes, and contribute to these threads at any time. https://www.chowhound.com/post/links-...