Monday, November 23, 2009

The Last Cookbook Giveaway Of The Month

The winners of last week's Cookbook Giveaway of Andrews McMeel cookbooks are Emily McCoy, Pursuit Of Healthfulness, who wins Cooking The Cowboy Way and Peter Titcomb who wins Barcelona. Congratulations and thanks so much for entering. I'll be in touch to arrange to get your book to you.

This week I’m giving away two more extraordinary cookbooks:

Venezia, a gorgeous collection of recipes and photographs of picturesque Venice by Tessa Kiros.

Memorable Recipes with lots of recipes for entertaining and for family gatherings by Renée Behnke, the President of the fabulous Sur La Table. She also offers plenty of do-ahead tips and great shortcuts.

This week's question to win one of those cookbooks:

Since this is Thanksgiving week, which cookbook has your favorite Thanksgiving recipe or recipes in it?

I would have to say The Joy Of Cooking, which I used for years for roasting a turkey. The recipe involved soaking cheesecloth in oil and butter and covering the breast with it. Now I often put something or other under the skin (stuffing keeps it moist) and cover the turkey with foil when it gets browned.

My go-to apple pie is the Sour Cream Apple Pie from the Silver Palate Cookbook. There may be better apple pies in the world, but I haven’t found it yet.

The rules:

Send your entry as a comment to this post (include your email address, if your name doesn’t link to it).


Send me an email at entitled Cookbook Giveaway.

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

This week's contest ends at 11:59pm Eastern time, Monday, November 30th.

Contest open to US residents 18 years old and above.


Emily said...

I wish you could have cookbook giveaways all year long. :( That would be fun.

I'm dying to try that sour cream apple pie. Miam miam!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

It's funny. For most of your cookbook contests, the idea of winning a cookbook is really secondary to the fun of simply discussing cookbooks. Coming up with an answer is a great way to stir up memories and simply exercise my brain a bit about where my recipes come from.

This time, however, I really want those cookbooks!

Most of my T-day recipes are from my own head or from the internet, but I do love Diana Morgan's book The Thanksgiving Table, which contains my beloved cider brine recipe and also a great green bean recipe that I use not just for Thanksgiving, but many other holidays.

DebCarol said...

Long ago, 29 years to be exact, when I was first married, I bought myself "Betty Crocker's Cookbook". In it I found a recipe for Williamsburg Orange Cake. The picture was gorgeous ~ a lush, 3 layer golden orange cake with a Buttercream frosting complete with orange-flavored liqueur. The cake itself was a heavenly mix of butter, flour, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, golden raisins, nuts vanilla, orange peel and more. I made it that first year I was married for Thanksgiving and missing a few years here and there, have made it ever since.

Sue said...

That's so sweet. And thank you for sending me the recipe. With your permission, I'll post it after the frenzy of Thanksgiving. It looks sooo good.

Hey Rach,
You're right to want either of these cookbooks. Venezia is so gorgeous and Memorable Recipes (also very attractive) has great recipes for entertaining. You can pray to the god and see what happens.

The pie is done. (I always make it the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and put it in the oven before I serve it.) It looks pretty good, I think.

Cheryl said...

A cookbook that has my favorite recipes in is Mild to Wild by Linda Burgett. The recipes are so yummy and easy. I could not live without this cookbook in my collection.

Cheryl said...

Another cookbook that has some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes is not a widely publish book, but it is near and dear to my heart. It is my local church's cookbook. There is nothing better than years of good old down home cooking from Baptist ladies.

Cheryl said...

Taste of Home cookbook has my very favorite recipe for cooking a turkey. The recipe is called citrus scented brined turkey. It is pure heaven and one I would repeat year after year.

DebCarol said...

Years ago when my favorite Aunt was living, we went to her house for Thanksgiving dinner. She used to make the most amazing "Bourbon Pecans", that she served as an Hors d'oeuvre. They were spicy, sweet, salty and basically heavenly. She gave me the cookbook where she found the recipe and it sits on my shelf now. I made them this year. The cookbook is; "The Frog Commissary Cookbook".

Sue said...

I loved all your entries and, Deb, The Frog Commissary was one of my favorite places. I still remember their awesome carrot cake!