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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014


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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

delys77 | Jul 16, 2014 04:13 PM

Hello all

The nomination thread was active with comments but there were relatively fewer nominations that usual, likely because those of us in the northern hemisphere are out and about enjoying the longer and warmer days.

The book and author that garnered the most nominations are as follows:

Diana Henry Month
One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal

Diana Henry Month
While it seems that a few of her books were specifically referenced most nominations were for a month exploring all the works of Diana Henry. After having a look on EYB it seems that this author has been quite prolific. Voting for Diana Henry Month will mean that participants can pull from any of her works.

Here is a little bio I found on Ms. Henry:

"Diana has been The Sunday Telegraph’s food writer – her column is in the paper’s magazine, Stella – for the last 10 years, and also contributes to House & Garden, Country Living, Saga and Red magazines. Sometimes you can hear her on Radio 4 (usually on ‘Woman’s Hour’) and she was a co-presenter on ‘Market Kitchen’ on UKtv.
Her first book, Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons, was shortlisted for a Glenfiddich Award for best cookbook. Her sixth book, Food From Plenty was shortlisted for both the André Simon Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award for Cookbook of the Year. Her seventh book, Salt Sugar Smoke was shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Award and The Guild of Food Writers Award for Cookbook of the Year.
Fortnum & Mason named her Food Writer of the Year in 2013 and the Guild of Food Writers have named her Cookery Journalist of the Year twice.
Before writing about food, which she started after she had her first child, she was a television producer for the BBC and, later, independent companies, making programmes for Channel 4. She worked on many of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s cookery series, but mostly made human interest and arts documentaries.
When she's not cooking she's reading – she loves literature almost as much as food – and looking after her children and partner. She lives in London, but was born and brought up in Northern Ireland."

One Good Dish
The other nominee for this month is One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal by David Tanis. Mr Tanis' work is described as

"In this, his first non-menu cookbook, the New York Times food columnist offers 100 utterly delicious recipes that epitomize comfort food, Tanis-style. Individually or in combination, they make perfect little meals that are elemental and accessible, yet totally surprising—and there’s something to learn on every page. Among the chapter titles there’s “Bread Makes a Meal,” which includes such alluring recipes as a ham and Gruyère bread pudding, spaghetti and bread crumbs, breaded eggplant cutlets, and David’s version of egg-in-a-hole. A chapter called “My Kind of Snack” includes quail eggs with flavored salt; speckled sushi rice with toasted nori; polenta pizza with crumbled sage; raw beet tartare; and mackerel rillettes. The recipes in “Vegetables to Envy” range from a South Indian dish of cabbage with black mustard seeds to French grandmother–style vegetables..."

We have a broad choice before us this month with either the possibility of cooking from an author or cooking from a single book. To make your selection please click on the recommend button on the relevant posting below. Voting will remain open till Wednesday the 23rd at 4pm pst.

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