Thursday, July 9, 2009

July Cookbook Giveaway

Last month our cookbook giveway involved an oh-so-gently-used copy of Adam Roberts' "The Amateur Gourmet" and the lucky winner is Muse in the Kitchen. Congratulations to the Muse, a duo of two foodies and their explorations in the kitchen, which lately involved a mondo homemade lobster roll. Be sure to check that out!

For the July cookbook giveaway, I have prowled the shelves of our used and rare bookstore, Old Saratoga Books, and my eyes landed on the jolly, dapper figure of Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet, a star in the pre-Food Channel Seventies, when Graham and Julia Child ruled the American foodie airwaves. The book up for grabs is a 1969 edition of "The Graham Kerr Cookbook" and provides many black and white photos of the recipes, along with ingredients listed in U.S., Imperial and Metric measurements. A vintage blast from the past with a dollop of Graham's free-wheeling humor.



Learn how to make such retro gourmet delicacies as Mrs. Enid Small's Brandied Prunes, Poached Eggs with Chartreuse Sauce, Broiled Chicken Carson and Peas a l'Etouffe. Kerr's training as a London hotel cook and experience cooking in New Zealand is also reflected in some of the other recipes featuring fresh fish and shellfish. The book is in Good used condition with some cooking spatters on the pages and a rather tattered jacket.

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below by the deadline of July 31, midnight, and a winner will be randomly picked after that date. Good luck to everyone!

12 comments:

Amanda on Maui said...

Oh, I'm quite interested in reading this one.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i think i remember this chap's name - the book must contain vintage recipes that are never made any more!

Kat said...

Thank you!

Patsy said...

I used to watch him all of time when he had his show. I would love to see his book and try out some of his recipes

ARLENE said...

At one time, he was one of a handful of cooking show stars. It would be a blast from the past to have this cookbook. Great find, Rachel.

The Duo Dishes said...

This would be a great read. :)

girlichef said...

Fun choice! I've heard of the Galloping Gourmet, but never seen him,so this one would rock :D

KristiB said...

Oh gosh total blast form the past-Graham started my obsession with food and cooking in the 80's. A fiancee dumped me with "...and you can't even cook!" and that sentence lit a fire under my butt. I started watching Graham and was hooked, But for me not just to show the ex. I became a foodie!

Amy Green said...

I am an old cookbook collector...wouldn't it be great to add this to my collection?? :) Thanks!

thisgirlsjourney said...

I used to love watching him when I was a teenager.

Apparently he worked as a chef for the NZ Airforce I think and just when television first started they needed a cooking show so they called on him. Cute story I think.

Michelle said...

I would love to read this!! I can just imagine the tone that the recipes are written in!

Lone Acorn said...

That seems to be from the era of "Old is gold". Hence, the recipes will be great. Winning the book can open a treasure of recipes.