Sunday, June 1, 2008

May Cookbook Winner and June Book Giveaway

Last month I decided to try something new here at Wheat-Free, Meat-Free and offer a monthly cookbook giveaway. Each month I am going to forage through the cookbook shelves at Old Saratoga Books, our used and rare bookstore, and pick a cookbook to give away to one of my loyal readers. All you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post to enter.

The first winner is one my gluten-free blogging buddies, Carrie, the Ginger Lemon Girl. The scientifically-exact method of winner determination was the following: I asked Dan to pick a number between 1 to 9 (the number of contest entries I received) and he chose #7 because that is his childhood baseball hero Mickey Mantle's number and his adult softball hero's number, our daughter Amy. Carrie was lucky number 7 and will be notified of her win of Tassajara Cooking posthaste. Check out her blog, if you haven't already, to get many excellent and tasty recipes. She is an adventurous and occasionally Daring Baker, which is something I aspire to someday. Congratulations Carrie!

For the June Cookbook Giveaway, I am offering a copy of English author Rose Elliot's Vegetarian Dishes from Around the World (NY: Pantheon, 1982). This is a great all-purpose cookbook for soups, appetizers, main dishes and side dishes using fresh produce, all with an international flair. With the garden season underway, I thought this would be a seasonally-appropriate cookbook to get us all thinking about new ways to use up the vegetable bounty when it kicks into high gear.

I will come up with another random way of choosing a winner from the comments posted below on July 1st, so don't all try to be number 7. Good luck everyone....


Anonymous said...

Sounds good...enter me please. Thank you.

karin56381 (at)

Johanna said...

can you please enter me - I wish I could just drop in and browse about your shop - have just found a copy of rose elliot's first cookbook in 1965? - still to try it out but she has such great recipes

royalflax said...

(that was hypnotic, I'm sure!) :)

Anonymous said...

I collect cookbooks of all kinds, so this would be a cool win!