Monday, November 16, 2009

Cookbook Giveway New Results And Books For Next Week

The winners of last week’s cookbook giveaway are Nutmeg Nanny, who wins The Berghoff Café Cookbook and Gabrielle Biciunas who wins Bread Matters. I'll be in touch. Thank you so much for your entries and enjoy your books!

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The next two cookbooks I’m giving away are Cooking The Cowboy Way by Grady Spears, June Naylor (FANTASTIC homey and surprisingly modern recipes) and The Barcelona Cookbook by Sasa Mahr-Batuz and Andy Pforzheimer, a collection of tapas and other recipes from the authors’ Barcelona Wine Bars in Connecticut.

This week’s question:

What was the first cookbook you remember using? Mine was probably The New York Times Cookbook (the pancakes) or maybe The Joy of Cooking (Oriental Dip - weird, I know, but so good).

The rules:

Send your entry or entries as a comment to this post (include your email address, if your name doesn’t link to it) OR send me an email at, entitled Cookbook Giveaway.

Enter the names of up to 5 cookbooks. Each one will count as a separate entry.

Contest open to US residents 18 years old and above.

This week's contest runs until Sunday, November 22nd, midnight, eastern time.

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Here’s a partial list of last week's entries of some of the cookbooks you’ve recently given or received:

Martha Stewart's Cooking School

Martha Stewart's Cookies

Barefoot Contessa - Ina Garten

Mrs. Fields Best Ever Cookie Book - Debbi Fields

Joy of Baking - Irma S. Rombauer

How to Cook Yourself Thin - Lifetime Television

Lemons and Limes Cookbook - Rick Donker and Darcie Kent

Good Eats: The Early Years – Alton Brown

The Chocolate and Coffee Bible - Banks, France & McFadden

Dinner at My Place - Tyler Florence

50 Great Pasta Sauces - Pamela Sheldon Johns

How to Cook Everything - Mark Bittman

Cooking with Chocolate

Cooking with Garfield

Rose's Christmas Cookies - Rose Levy Beranbaum

My Napenthe - Romney Steele

Jamie's Italy – Jamie Oliver


Nutmeg Nanny said...

I'm so excited I won:) Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway! The first cookbook I remember using was this really old paper book that was passed down to my mother from her great grandmother. We used to make the best cookies out of that book...:) Thanks for reminding me of the fun cookie times I had with my mom :)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

The first cookbook I ever used was my mother's old, beat-up, Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I think I mentioned in my blog that she gave it to me as a birthday gift a couple of years ago. I'm such a sucker for vintage cookbooks!

Anonymous said...

The first cookbook I remember using was called 4 Ingredient Cooking, or something. I can't remember if it was only for desserts, I just remember me and my sister in high school making peanut butter cookies.

DebCarol said...

Congrats to the winners !!!

Kate said...

I remember using this crazy 1970s microwave cookbook my mom still has. Also, church fair cookbooks. Other than that - the standard fare of Joy of Cooking and the Silver Palate Cookbook. Sidenote: I didnt know Barcelona had a cookbook! I love their New Haven restaurant!

Adam said...

Hold on let me check the shelf...

-My mothers old Better Home and Gardens from like the 1950's (her moms)

-Kraft Food and Family Magazines

-The Crock Pot Slow Cooker Cookbook

That's pretty much it. The internet became high speed when I became like 16... what can I say? :)

Tom said...

I remember books my mother used before I actually used one all by myself (because I liked the way the covers looked). But the first one I remember using is the same as yours, Sue, The New York Times cookbook, for a recipe called "California Casserole" (basically ground beef chili and rice with cheese and sliced olives on top). The recipe called for an entire tablespoon of chili powder and a few drops of Tabasco (for one pound of ground beef and a cup of raw rice), and my family didn't like it that way. (In contrast to Adam's internet youth, this was waaaay back when tomatoes came in 20-ounce cans) I still make that recipe today with a lot of modifications, and my parents will now eat it with the whole tablespoon of chili powder.

Sheila said...

I remember getting some kids cookbook from the library and making hot coco or something like that. After that, my mom only had one cookbook and it was a very old Betty Crocker one. Black and green. She taught me how to make Chicken and Dumplings from that book.

sharonjo said...

I remember getting a Betty Crocker cookbook when I was about 14 (?) It had a recipe for a yellow butter cake in it that was fantastic. I made that cake for years!

Chris said...

First one I remember using was the Fannie Farmer cookbook that my dad had!

First on my own was Great Bowls of Fire -- and still one of my favorites.