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Voting thread: Cookbook of the Month, July 2017

pistachio peas | Jun 18, 201705:25 PM

This was a somewhat quieter nomination month, but there was certainly lively conversation on our nomination thread. The two books that received the most nominations are now our finalists for July Cookbook of the Month (COTM). They are both restaurant books written for home cooks, and both use summer produce stunningly. We really can't go wrong this month.

The finalists are:

1) DEEP RUN ROOTS by Vivian Howard

Here is the description of the book, taken from Amazon:

The New York Times Bestseller

This new classic of American country cooking proves that the food of Deep Run, North Carolina--Vivian's home--is as rich as any culinary tradition in the world.

Organized by ingredient with dishes suited to every skill level--from beginners to confident cooks--DEEP RUN ROOTS features time-honored simple preparations, extraordinary meals from her acclaimed restaurant Chef and the Farmer, and recipes that bring new traditions to life. Home cooks will find photographs for every single recipe.
As much a storybook as it is a cookbook, DEEP RUN ROOTS imparts the true tale of Southern food: rooted in family and tradition, yet calling out to the rest of the world.

Recipes include: Family favorites like Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Creamed Collard-Stuffed Potatoes, Fried Yams with Five-Spice Maple Bacon Candy, Chicken and Rice, and Country-Style Pork Ribs in Red Curry-Braised Watermelon. Crowd-pleasers like Butterbean Hummus, Tempura-Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream, Pimiento Cheese Grits with Salsa and Pork Rinds, Cool Cucumber Crab Dip, and Oyster Pie. Show-stopping desserts like Warm Banana Pudding, Peaches and Cream Cake, Spreadable Cheesecake, and Pecan-Chewy Pie. And 200 more quick breakfasts, weeknight dinners, holiday centerpieces, seasonal preserves, and traditional preparations for all kinds of cooks.

Here is a listing of all the recipes, from EYB:

2) HONEY & CO.: THE COOKBOOK by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer

Here is the description of the book, taken from Amazon:

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.

Here is a listing of all the recipes, from EYB:

You may reference the nomination thread here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/july-2...


To vote, simply click on the heart in the relevant post for the cookbook you choose. Each user may only vote for one cookbook.

Voting will close on Sunday, June 25th at 5:00pm EST.

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