Welcome to the nomination thread for the Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2017. This month will be our Five Year Anniversary! Ever since August of 2012, Chowhounds have been cooking together in these threads. We’ve learned new techniques and exchanged ideas and recipes.
If you’re new here, or if you just want a refresher, please read the **starred** notes below, about nominating a dish, about what constitutes a dish, and about our prior dishes.
During the month of July, we’ve been making Potato Salads. If you haven’t visited, please check it out here:
While you continue to prepare and enjoy potato salad, think about what you’d like to cook in August. In the spirit of DOTM, please always consider expanding and enhancing your cooking experiences. What dish have you always wanted to try making? What dish utilizes a technique you’d like to learn? Be courageous! Be adventuresome! That’s what DOTM is all about.
Everyone is invited to join in and help decide what we'll all be cooking in August. If you’re new here, or you’ve been lurking, please jump right in! Nominate a dish, ask questions, just feel welcome!
**Prior DOTM Dishes**
Check this index of prior dishes linked here before you nominate, there are enough dishes in the world that we’re not doing repeats, not yet anyway. You are invited to make any of these dishes, and contribute to the prior threads at any time.
**How to Nominate a Dish**
To nominate a dish, or second someone else’s nomination, please type it in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. We will be counting all dishes entered in capitals. So if you want to discuss a dish in conversation, or mention a dish you’ve already nominated, please type the name in lower case letters. You can nominate as many dishes as you like.
**What Makes a Dish** A dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation. So while “chocolate” or “beef” are not dishes, “chocolate mousse” and “beef stew” are dishes. 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.
Nominations will be open until Tuesday, July 25th, at 3pm Pacific time, 6pm Eastern time, and 11pm GMT. Once the nominations are tallied, we’ll move on to the voting round, where each person will only have one vote. The votes will be tallied on the last day of the month and the reporting thread will go up on the first of August.