Welcome to another COTM vote! Our 17 nominated books this month included several new selections as well as a few favorites that have popped up in past months. Our top two nominees and our candidates for September 2018 COTM are Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman and Fresh India: 130 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day by Meera Sodha.
**Voting will close on Wednesday, August 22nd at 5pm Eastern Time.**
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Here is Amazon's description of DINING IN:
Dining In made Alison Roman’s SALTED BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHUNK SHORTBREAD Instagram-famous, but in fact all the recipes in this most-talked-about and of-the-moment cookbook are just as much of a source of inspiration. With 125 recipes for effortlessly chic dishes that are full of quick-trick techniques (think slathering roast chicken in anchovy butter, roasting citrus to ramp up the flavor, and keeping boiled potatoes in the fridge for instant crispy smashed potatoes), it’s no wonder Dining In has been dubbed a “treasure map” (Samin Nosrat, James Beard Award-winning author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat). Roman's recipes—vegetable-forward with quality ingredients, punctuated by standout flavors like hot honey browned butter, preserved lemon, za'atar, and garlicky walnuts—have set today's trends and are already establishing themselves as classics thanks to her devoted social media following. Her ingenuity seduces seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical and approachable enough for the novice. Cooking through Dining In is the next best thing to having Alison right there with you in the kitchen: brash, funny, and full of opinions.
Here is Amazon's synopsis of FRESH INDIA:
Indian cuisine is one of the most vibrant vegetable cuisines in the entire world, and in Fresh India Meera leads home cooks on a culinary journey through its many flavorful dishes that will delight vegetarians and those simply looking to add to their recipe repertoire alike.
Here are surprising recipes for every day made using easy-to-find ingredients: Mushroom and Walnut Samosas, Oven-Baked Onion Bhajis, and Beet and Paneer Kebabs. There are familiar and classic Indian recipes like dals, curries, and pickles, alongside less-familiar ones using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Enjoy showstoppers like Meera’s Sticky Mango Paneer Skewers, Roasted Cauliflower Korma, Daily Dosas with Coconut Potatoes, and luscious desserts like Salted Peanut and Jaggery Kulfi and Pistachio Cake
Whether you are vegetarian, want to eat more vegetables, or just want to make great, modern Indian food, this is the book for you.
To peruse the nominations thread, click here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/septem... and for our Cookbook of the Month archive including all past selections, click here: https://www.chowhound.com/cookbook_of....
Happy voting and happy golden days of summer! A warm thank you to Caitlin for her wonderful COTM leadership for the last 6 months, for showing me the ropes, and for setting up our nomination thread this month while I was in Vietnam. Yay COTM!