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Voting thread: Cookbook of the Month, August 2017

pistachio peas | Jul 17, 201712:21 PM

We had an abundance of ideas and nominations for August. It's so great to see COTM so active! In the end, three books came to the forefront as our contenders. I decided to split the vote into 3 books because the two barbecue books together (which were tied) would have a massive amount of recipes and be unwieldy. Another way to look at it is, it "saves" another book for future COTM possibilities.

Our 3 contenders for August COTM are:

Here is everything you need for a great backyard bash: pitchers of cold drinks, such as Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade, and platters of starters to share, like Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro-Mint Chutney, and inventive sides, including New Potato-Corn Chowder Salad.
You’ll also find tons of helpful information on the pros and cons of different cookers, fuels, woods, and grilling gear; how to light and tend a fire; how to tell when your steaks are done; as well as Bobby’s top ten tips for the perfect cookout. With 150 recipes and 100 color photographs, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction is the new outdoor cooking manifesto for fellow worshippers of smoke, fire, and good times.

Recipe listing: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

2) HONEY & CO.: THE COOKBOOK by Itamar Srulovich & Sarit Packer
Named Cookbook of the Year by the Sunday Times (UK)
Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Cookery Book of the Year 2015
The Guild of Food Writer's (UK) Award Winner for Best First Book

"Honey & Co.'s food--taking its cue from generations of dedicated home cooks--captures everything that is generous, hearty, and delicious in the Middle East."--Yotam Ottolenghi

After falling in love through their shared passion for food, Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer launched Honey & Co., one of London's hottest new restaurants, in 2012. Since opening the doors, they have created exquisite dishes, delectable menus, and an atmosphere that's as warm, inviting, and exotic as the food they serve.
Recipes include spreads and dips, exquisitely balanced salads, one-pan dishes, simple fragrant soups, rich Persian entrees, the tagines of North Africa, the Sofritos of Jerusalem, and the herb-infused stews of Iran. HONEY & CO. brings the flavors of the Middle East to life in a wholly accessible way, certain to entice and satisfy in equal measure.

Recipe listing: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

3) THE BARBECUE! BIBLE by Steve Raichlen
Now the biggest and the best recipe collection for the grill is getting better: Announcing the full-color edition of The Barbecue! Bible, the 900,000-copy bestseller and winner of the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award.

Redesigned inside and out for its 10th anniversary, The Barbecue! Bible now includes full-color photographs illustrating food preparation, grilling techniques, ingredients, and of course those irresistible finished dishes. A new section has been added with answers to the most frequently asked grilling questions, plus Steven's proven tips, quick solutions to common mistakes, and more.

And then there's the literal meat of the book: more than 500 of the very best barbecue recipes, inventive, delicious, unexpected, easy-to-make, and guaranteed to capture great grill flavors from around the world. Add in the full-color, and it's a true treasure.

Recipe listing: https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...

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Voting will close on Monday, July 24th at 12:00pm EST.

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