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Home Cooking Dish of the Month: January 2017 NOMINATIONS

LulusMom | Dec 20, 201603:31 AM     63

Hi Everyone, it is nomination time for January’s Dish of the Month. What fun ideas can we come up with to start the new year? Foccacia was a bridesmaid many times in 2016, and last month flan got lots of people excited. Will winter produce, the need for something warming, or resolutions drive our choice? Excited to find out what is on everyone’s mind. 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.

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.

During the month of December, we’ve been cooking citrus salads. If you haven’t visited, please check it out here: http://www.chowhound.com/post/citrus-...
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 will be open until Monday, Dec. 26th, 6 pm Eastern time. 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 54 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. http://www.chowhound.com/post/links-h...

Everyone is invited to join in and help decide what we'll be cooking in January. If you’re new here, or you’ve been lurking, please jump right in! Nominate a dish, ask questions, and know that you are welcome.

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