Friday, June 5, 2009

June Foodie Book Giveaway

The May book giveaway at the Crispy Cook involved a copy of "Something to Savour: Food for Thought from Women Writers", edited by Laurie Critchley and Helen Windroth (London: The Women's Press, 1996). The winner of this lovely little collection of food memories is Esme, who has a food blog of her own, Chocolate & Croissants, which features her Francophilic food adventures. Congratulations Esme!

For the June book giveaway, I have an advance reading copy of:



"The Amateur Gourmet", by Adam D. Roberts (NY: Bantam Dell, 2007). It is a softcover from the shelves of our used bookstore, Old Saratoga Books, and is in Very Good condition (there's a light crease down spine from my own reading). This book is an interesting collection of culinary anecdotes and recipes by the former law student turned professional foodie and blogger. Be sure to check out Robert's blog, The Amateur Gourmet, to feast on his humorous writing and celebration of foods. While you are there you can peruse his post about his edible ode to Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl. You'll never look at a cupcake so innocently again after witnessing one sporting a nipple shield.

As always, to enter the book giveaway this month, just leave a comment below by midnight, June 30th and a winner will be randomly picked from the entries. Good luck to everyone!

26 comments:

Esme said...

Thanks for the book.

duodishes said...

Of course we consider ourselves amateur gourmets, so this would be perfect. :)

Amanda on Maui said...

Looks like an interesting read.

LV said...

Looks like a great book, would love to win it.

toughcookie1973 said...

this looks like an awesome book! thanks for a good give away! :)

Muse in the Kitchen said...

Looks like an interesting read!

mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks

cdziuba said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

looks great

Ladytink_534 said...

A nipple shielded cupcake? Oh my! Well I simply have to enter just for that!!!

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kat said...

This looks like a fun read - thanks for the opportunity!

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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Linna said...

This book is great. Please count me in.
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Ning said...

I would definitely love to win this book! I would like to think I am an amateur gourmet, too! :)

ARLENE said...

Hi, Rachel. Hope you're feeling better. Was in Saratoga overnight and stopped at your wonderful bookstore on Saturday. I was so sorry to learn you were feeling under the weather and sorrier still that I didn't get to meet you. I did, however, get to pick up several delightful reads. I could have spent several hours browsing if I'd left Larry home. Maybe next trip!

Sophie said...

:) I've seen his blog and read that post before - it was hilarious!

Belinda said...

This sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the chance to win.
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FOKXXY said...

I would love to be entered please.

Thank you .

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Pam said...

When it comes to gourmet cooking, I'm definitely an amateur, so this would be perfect for me!!


Thanks!
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Pam said...

When it comes to gourmet cooking I'm definitely an amateur. I'd love this book.

Thanks!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Sarah Z said...

I love cookbooks!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Mishia said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks

littlepurpleroom said...

I love food blogs and I love giveaways.
Thanks for the chance.

Linda said...

Oh how I would love to finally win something! The cherry on top would be winning this marvelous-looking book! Thanks for the opportunity!

LittleEagle said...

I always enjoy stories especially when they are a person changing careers, most notably going into culinary arts.

Katrina said...

Hi! I just found your blog via the "Go ahead honey, it's gluten free" blogger event. Great recipes and beautiful insightful posts! It's a good thing I stopped by today or I would have missed your giveaway! YAY for good timing! :-)