Thanks for adding the tag! We have liked to leave about a week between the end of voting and the beginning of cooking to allow people to acquire the book, get an idea of ingredients, etc. And this thread gives us a space to chat about that process.
Yes, and I am waiting hopefully for someone to write a book about them! I once had a wonderful non-spicy noodle dish at Pok Pok of all places (was really surprised given that chef’s predilection for heat), but unfortunately most restaurants feature the same dishes. I make my own curry pastes so I can alter to my tolerance, but right now I am off chili entirely. I actually flipped through the book and noted a couple things, it is just depressing because I would happily eat chilies if I could. Admittedly, my flair for adaptation pales in comparison to yours–looking forward to seeing your vegetarian creations as always! This is going to be an interesting one to observe given the author’s exacting standards.
I read Food52 Cookbook Club recipe reviews of this book the other day. They had a discussion on white peppercorns I thought was interesting. There were quite a few recipe reviews if anyone is interested in venturing to FB for a read.
I agree about not being able to add to old reports - makes me sad. I’ve been wondering if it might be useful to have a Reports from previous COTMs thread? The downside seems like it would mean we would be less likely to do a reboot from those books over here on HO. On the other hand, I would hate to lose the chance to hear about people’s ongoing experiences with COTM cookbooks in the future, and certainly have some recipes still in my queue from past books. What do you all think?
The combo approach makes sense to me, where people would state book plus recipe title at the top of the post. Separate threads would mean littering the site with a lot of threads that wouldn’t have a ton of replies or a lot of relevance to many here.
Just the other night I remade something from a previous COTM, and thank goodness I was able to look it up on CH because there (and not in my book) I mentioned that I needed to cook it less than called for. I am going to need to be more aware of adding stuff like that to notes in my books.