Every month, the contributors on our Chowhound discussion board about home cooking vote on a cookbook to spend a month making recipes from and discussing on a dedicated thread on the board. Anyone can join this collaborative cooking project called Cookbook of the Month—all they need to do is create a CHOW account to be able to post on the boards, and then get cooking!
This month's selection is The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of the Splendid Table radio show. This book first came out in 1992 and won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award the following year for its excellent exploration of recipes from the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Chowhounds report that it contains killer recipes for lasagne with wild mushrooms and hot caramelized pears with prosciutto.