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June 2018 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath | May 17, 201805:12 PM

We had another busy nomination period, with 34 unique titles or book pairings proposed, covering a gamut of cuisines. But two books emerged with more nominations than any others, and so they are in contention for your vote.

To see how we got here, check out the nomination thread: https://www.chowhound.com/post/june-2...
And the always invaluable COTM Archive: https://www.chowhound.com/cookbook_of...

Our June contenders are…

ZAHAV: A WORLD OF ISRAELI COOKING, by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook:
“Zahav showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. Solomonov's food includes little dishes called mezze, such as the restaurant's insanely popular fried cauliflower; a hummus so ethereal that it put Zahav on the culinary map; and a pink lentil soup with lamb meatballs that one critic called "Jerusalem in a bowl."  It also includes a majestic dome of Persian wedding rice and a whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate and chickpeas that's a celebration in itself. All Solomonov's dishes are brilliantly adapted to local and seasonal ingredients. … Zahav tells an authoritative and personal story of how Solomonov embraced the food of his birthplace. With its blend of technique and passion, this book shows readers how to make his food their own.”
More: https://www.amazon.com/Zahav-Israeli-...
Recipe list: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

UNFORGETTABLE: THE BOLD FLAVORS OF PAULA WOLFORT’S RENEGADE LIFE, by Emily Kaiser Thelin:
“Unforgettable tells the story of culinary legend and author of nine award-winning cookbooks, Paula Wolfert, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2013. This biographical cookbook written by Emily Kaiser Thelin and photographed by Eric Wolfinger, shares more than fifty of her most iconic dishes and explores the relationship between food and memory. … Anecdotes and adventuresome stories come from Paula's extensive personal archive, interviews with Paula herself, and dozens of interviews with food writers and chefs whom she influenced and influenced her-including Alice Waters,Thomas Keller, Diana Kennedy, André Daguin, and Jacques Pepin. Wolfert's recipes are like no other: each is a new discovery, yielding incredible flavors, using unusual techniques and ingredients, often with an incredible backstory. And the recipes are organized into menus inspired by Wolfert's life and travels--such as James Beard's Easy Entertaining menu; a Moroccan Party; and a Slow and Easy Feast.”
More: https://www.amazon.com/Unforgettable-...
Recipe list: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

HOW TO VOTE: Please click the heart on the right side of the post below with the name of the book you’re voting for. You may vote only once. (If you wish to retract or change your vote, click the heart again to remove your name.) Pease vote only with the intention of participating (trying at least one recipe and posting about your experience).

VOTING WILL CLOSE on WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 at 9 AM EDT/12 PM PDT.

If you enjoy concocting cocktails as well as cooking, wander on over and consider the contenders for Summer 2018 COTM Cocktail Companion, too: https://www.chowhound.com/post/summer...

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