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OCTOBER 2017 COTM - Announcement Thread

MelMM | Sep 24, 201709:56 AM

This had to have been one of the most exciting voting sessions we've had in a long time, with the lead changing daily between the three contenders. It was great to see so many people voting, and I'm looking forward to cooking with all of you in October. Our Cookbook of the Month will be...

SIX SEASONS: A NEW WAY WITH VEGETABLES, by Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
"Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer. After years racking up culinary cred at New York City restaurants like Lupa, Momofuku, and Blue Hill, he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, where he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives. In Six Seasons, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons—an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter. Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak."

To see how we arrived at this selection, you can visit our nomination thread here

And our voting thread here

Please use this post for general discussion as you prepare to cook from the book. The reporting threads will be up on October 1.

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