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March COOKBOOK of the Month Suggestions

oakjoan | Feb 16, 200812:06 PM

Ladeeeeeez and Gentlemen! It’s time for Cookbook Of The Month Mania!!!

I figure we’ll have open comments, suggestions, demands, etc. from today (February 16th) until February 21st. On the 21st, I’ll cull the most popular and we’ll start the voting on February 22nd or 23rd and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, February 29th.

The only rule is that any suggestion MUST BE IN CAPS! Since I have to scan all the entries, I want to be able to make a count without having to spend hours searching for names of books within paragraphs of discussion.

So, if you don’t USE CAPS, your vote won’t count!!

Otherwise, all suggestions are welcome. I really love to read the posts on this topic.

I have a few suggestions, but you may certainly disregard them at will.

I myself have been concentrating on dessert cookbooks lately. I’ve bought ALICE MEDRICH’S PURE DESSERT (desserts made with quark, unusual flours and flavors, including sour cream ice cream) and ROSE CARRANINI’S BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND TEA FROM THE ROSE BAKERY IN PARIS. I love them both, but don’t think we should really have dessert books at this time of year for some reason I can’t fathom. The Rose Bakery book actually has recipes for main courses as well. I mention them here only because I’ve been using them and love them...maybe later.

I’ll put forth DEAN AND DELUCCA’S COOKBOOK again. It lost out in the last couple of months and I can’t remember if it was because it was difficult to obtain or out of print.

I’m also a big JAMIE OLIVER fan and would recommend any of his books. MARIO BATALI’S MOLTO ITALIANO has also been well-used since I bought it. Burt Greene’s books (GREENE ON GREENS, GREENE ON GRAINS and KITCHEN BOUQUET) are also wonderful.

In past months we have also discussed selecting one of FUCHSIA DUNLOP’S CHINESE COOKBOOKS.

Let the games begin!!

Best, Oakjoan (Joan Mocine)

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