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Cookbook of the Month

Every month the community chooses a cookbook to highlight. Discuss the current (and past) picks with other Chowhounds, share which recipes you've tried or want to try, and give us your review. Click here for an archive of past COTMs.

Friendsgiving Recipes from Chowhound's Cookbook of the Month Archives

There's a lot that goes into planning the perfect Friendsgiving, and the food is just one part of it—but an important part, to be sure. If you're still not certain what you want to serve, check out...
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January–April 2022 Baking COTM: DESSERT PERSON by Claire Saffitz

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 days ago

Welcome to our January–April 2022 BCOTM, DESSERT PERSON: RECIPES AND GUIDANCE FOR BAKING WITH CONFIDENCE, by Claire Saffitz. We’ll use this thread for all discussion and recipe reports. Cla...

May–July 2021 Baking COTM: Yossy Arefi’s Snacking Cakes, Sweeter Off the Vine & Blog

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 9 months ago

Welcome to our May–July 2021 BCOTM, where we’ll be baking our way through Yossy Arefi’s books SNACKING CAKES and SWEETER OFF THE VINE and her baking blog, http://www.apt2bbakingco.com/. You can ...

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MOZZA AT HOME - Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops - Swordfish Spiedini (pp 104-193)

MelMM
by MelMM 17 days ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters from Mozza at Home: Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Mint Yogurt Sauce - pp. 104-129 Eggs for Anytime - pp. 130-145 The Ultimate Hamburger -...

MOZZA AT HOME - Umbrian Tavola - Saturday Night Chicken (pp 18-103)

MelMM
by MelMM 17 days ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters from Mozza at Home: Umbrian Tavola - pp. 18-47 Sal's Roasted Pork Shoulder - pp. 48-68 Niçoise Deconstructed - pp. 69-91 Saturday Night Chi...

MOZZA AT HOME - January 2022 COTM

MelMM
by MelMM 17 days ago

This is the main discussion thread for our January, 2022 COTM, MOZZA AT HOME. Use this thread for general discussion of the book, ingredients, etc. To report on a recipe, please use the threads lin...

January–April 2022 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 15 days ago

Welcome to the nominations for our first Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month of 2022, which will run through the end of April. Any baking- or dessert-oriented books (or websites), are fair game! ...

January–April 2022 Baking Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 9 days ago

Welcome to our voting thread for January–April 2022 Baking COTM. Of the titles nominated, two emerged as our front-runners, and we’ll choose between two wide-ranging books covering everything f...

MOZZA AT HOME - Skirt Steak - Tikka Kebabs (pp 194-287)

MelMM
by MelMM 17 days ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters from Mozza at Home: Garlic-Rubbed Skirt Steak with Scallion Vinaigrette - pp. 194-209 Dean Fearing's Frito Pie - pp. 210-219 Braised Oxtails...

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February 2022 Cookbook of the Month Nominations

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 6 days ago

Hello hello! As January speeds past us, it's time to consider what cookbook we'd like to work through together in February. Is it still stew/roasting season? Dreaming of future travels? Looking...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Favorite Breakfasts, Noshes, Memorable Sweets

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

This is the reporting thread for the following chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Favorite Breakfasts (pg 157-182) Ten Noshes & A Drink (...

DECEMBER 2021 COTM Voting Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

For December we nominated a total of 15 cookbooks, from which the top nominees were The Christmas Chronicles with 7 votes and Milk Street Tuesday Nights and From the Oven to the Table with 5 votes...

DECEMBER 2021 COTM Milk Street Tuesday Nights - Main Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

Here's the main thread for Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Tuesday Nights. Please use this thread for discussion of the book as a whole, ingredients or online recipes. Links to the reporting t...

NOVEMBER 2021 COTM VOTING thread

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

We nominated a total of 18 cookbooks, and the top 2 nominees are Milk Street Tuesday Nights with 7 votes and Simply Julia with 6. It’s now time to vote for the book you’d like to cook from communa...

December 2021 COTM Nomination Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

It’s time to nominate our December Cookbook of the Month (COTM)! Take a breath - are we ready to cook from a celebratory holiday book this year? Or hunker down with comfort fare? Traditional or ...

NOVEMBER 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

Hello, cooking friends! It's time to nominate cookbooks for November 2021 Cookbook of the Month! As the days are getting shorter and the weather cools, what books or other sources would you like ...

May 2021 COTM Dinner in French: Chicken & Other Meats, Vegetables, After Dinner

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 9 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters from DINNER IN FRENCH: •Chicken & Other Meats •Vegetables •After Dinner If yo...

January 2022 Cookbook of the Month - Voting

MelMM
by MelMM 1 month ago

After extending the nominations to get a bit more separation so we could narrow this down to a reasonable number of nominees, we finally have a slate of candidates: From the Oven to the Table, b...

January 2022 COTM - Announcement

MelMM
by MelMM 24 days ago

Our January COTM will be MOZZA AT HOME by Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreño. The book description notes that Ms. Silverton, being engaged in the business of professional cooking, had lost to...

January 2022 Cookbook of the Month - Nominations

MelMM
by MelMM 1 month ago

It's time to nominate our first book for the upcoming year! Here's hoping 2022 brings an abatement of the pandemic, and many great cooking adventures. Maybe we'd like to kick the year off with some...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

MelMM
by MelMM 1 year ago

We're going back to an online source for our August Cookbook of the Month: SMITTEN KITCHEN. Because there is no book to buy, this is both the announcement and reporting thread. https://smittenkitc...