We had a very active nomination thread for September, with many intriguing suggestions. I've narrowed it down the the top three.
To vote, please click the heart at the lower right of the post below for the book you wish to win. Please vote with the intention of participating in our cooking/reporting threads should your selection be chosen. You may only vote for one book. To change your vote, click the heart again to deselect it, and then click on your new selection.
Voting will close on Tuesday, August 22, at 10am EDT. Use this handy tool to convert to your local time.
Here are our nominees for September:
SMALL VICTORIES: RECIPES, ADVICE + HUNDREDS OF IDEAS FOR HOME COOKING TRIUMPHS, by Julia Tershen
"The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration, and a gingham spine elevates this entertaining and essential kitchen resource into a covetable gift for both beginners and accomplished home cooks."
MORE MEXICAN EVERYDAY: SIMPLE, SEASONAL, CELEBRATORY by Rick Bayless
"More Mexican Everyday teaches home cooks how to build tasty meals with a few ingredients in a short amount of time. Cooking Mexican couldn’t be easier, or more delicious. Rick generously reveals the secrets of his dishes―the salsas and seasonings, mojos and adobos he employs again and again to impart soul-satisfying flavor. He explains fully the classic techniques that create so many much-beloved Mexican meals, from tacos and enchiladas to pozole and mole. Home cooks under his guidance will be led confidently to making these their go-to recipes night after night.
ALL UNDER HEAVEN: RECIPES FROM THE 35 CUISINES OF CHINA, by Carolyn Phillips
"Vaulting from ancient taverns near the Yangtze River to banquet halls in modern Taipei, All Under Heaven is the first cookbook in English to examine all 35 cuisines of China. Drawing on centuries' worth of culinary texts, as well as her own years working, eating, and cooking in Taiwan, Carolyn Phillips has written a spirited, symphonic love letter to the flavors and textures of Chinese cuisine. With hundreds of recipes--from simple Fried Green Onion Noodles to Lotus-Wrapped Spicy Rice Crumb Pork--written with clear, step-by-step instructions, All Under Heaven serves as both a handbook for the novice and a source of inspiration for the veteran chef."
To view the nomination process, see here: