Sunday, November 1, 2009

COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY - Every Week In November

When I was writing about Sheila Lukins and the Silver Palate Cookbook, I started thinking about some of my favorite cookbooks and included pictures of some of them.

My darling reader, DC, sent me pictures of HER cookbooks and suggested that I ask my readers to send in theirs, so we could enjoy each others cookbook selections.

I decided to take her great idea and incorporate it into a cookbook giveaway.

It took me a bit of time, Deb, but that’s just what I’m doing today and every Sunday in November.

The good folks at Andrews McMeel Publishing have kept me stocked with many of THEIR beautiful cookbooks and I want to share them with you. This publishing company is known for their picture perfect cookbooks, which also include wonderful recipes and great tales from the authors.

Every Sunday in November – starting today, I will be having a cookbook giveaway of Andrews McMeel cookbooks for my wonderful readers. Each week the contest will start again.

This week, I'm giving away:

The Spice Kitchen and The Scandinavian Cookbook.

Three ways to enter:

1) Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite cookbook is. Include your email address. (If you don't want to post your email address, see 2 or 3 below.)


2) Send me an email at titled COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY with the name of your favorite cookbook.


3) Send a picture to of your cookbook shelf or shelves. Title your email COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY. Each picture entry will count as two entries. I will post all the pictures I receive (unless you tell me not to).

This week’s contest goes from November 1, 2009 until November 7, 2009, midnight, Eastern time.

Enter up to 5 times, naming a different cookbook with each entry, or send in up to 5 different picture entries, which will count as TEN entries!

NOTE: Send each cookbook name as a separate comment or email. 1 comment = 1 entry. Send each picture in a separate email. 1 picture = 2 entries.

Two winners will be chosen from that week’s entries. Each winner will be sent one of the Andrews McMeel cookbooks I’ve mentioned in that week's post. Winners will be selected by I will be in touch to get your mailing address. Contest open to US residents 18 and over.

Here are all the cookbooks I will be giving away over the month of November.


DebCarol said...

What fun!! You did it Sue, I can't wait to see your reader's cookbooks. M favorite "newer" cookbook is Martha Hall Foose's; "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea - Recipes & Tales from a southern cook." Amazing collection of recipes - and each one has a personal story, memory or anecdote to go with it. My favorite "old" cookbook is my Mom's recipe box, little handwritten index cards that contain all my memories of growing up in the best kitchen of all . . my Moms.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

It's funny you mention Silver Palate. I have a copy of the SP Good Times Cookbook. I think my mother (or possibly my brother) bought it for herself (or himself) while I was still living at home. No one ever made any recipes from it but me, so it ended up in my hands. It could definitely count among my favorites, but I'm also thinking of Giada's Family Dinners.

When I think about it, there are three cookbooks that are nearest and dearest to my heart. The first two being The Frugal Gourmet and The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine. I bought the former when I was in college and first began cooking things other than dessert. It was the first cookbook I ever bought for myself and I credit it with teaching me how to cook. The second one my mother bought me for my 21st brithday later that year and it was also heavily used in those days.

The third cookbook that's my favorite is Gooey Desserts by Elaine Corn. I don't think anything beyond the title needs to be said!

Sue said...

Finally, I did, Deb!

I love that your mom's recipe cards are your favs. I would have to say that too.

Hi Rachel,
Good choices all!

Barbara said...

This isn't easy! I have so many. I think my favourite probablt changes every few years. Currently I'd have to say Honey From A Weed by Patience Gray. I haven't actually cooked from it but I love to read it.

Sue said...

Hi Barbara,
I haven't heard of that cookbook, but I just looked it up on Amazon. It looks lovely.

Emily said...

Oooh oooh. Where have I been?? I've sending you a picture of my cookbook shelf.

In my closet in my bedroom. While I'm at it, I may even send you a picture of my closet. It's scary.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Favorite cookbook...hmmmm I would have to say currently I'm digging my King Arthur Baking Cookbook. I swear everything in that book is delicious :)

Lisa Stassforth said...

I have a Giada deLaurentis cookbook that I like. But some of my favorites are the various congregation church cookbooks I have collected over the years.

Carrie said...

Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals is a favorite.

Carrie said...

Can't help but enter very favorite place to find recipes isn't a cook book but food blogs - especially Prudence Pennywise.

Sue said...

Thank you all! And there's still one day more for entries...until next week.

Astrid said...

I honestly don't like cookbooks unless there are a few pictures in there! But for pure reference purposes, I like The Joy of Cooking.

Sue said...

Thanks for the entry, Astrid. It's a classic!