Saturday, September 5, 2009

September Cookbook Giveaway

Last month the Crispy Cook offered a copy of "The Popular Potato: Best Recipes", by Valwyn McMonigal. The randomly selected winner is Arlene, from The Food of Love, one of my fellow New Yorkers and someone who is a good friend though I have yet to meet her in person. Someday, Arlene! And congratulations!

For the September Cookbook Giveaway, I thought it would be fun to offer a book by Peter Mayle in celebration of French culture and the fact that the Cook the Books Club is now reading Mayle's latest book "French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew". We would love to have others join us in reading the book, cooking up something inspired by the author's prose and then blogging about it. The deadline for joining us in this combined passion for words and food is Friday, October 30th.

Anyway, the Peter Mayle book up for grabs this month in the giveaway, while not a cookbook, is chock full of the pleasures and eccentricities of being an ex-pat Englishman living in southern France. The book in question is "Toujours Provence" (NY: Vintage, 1991) and is a trade paperback in Very Good used condition (a bit of scuffing to the covers and some thumbed pages).

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below by midnight (Eastern Standard Time), September 30, 2009. I will randomly pick a winner from the comments below and ship the book anywhere in the world to the winner. Bonne chance!


Joanne said...

I just ordered my Cook the Books book on the fourth and it should be here soon! I also snuck in a copy of Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. So I could get the free super shipper saving. Or so I told myself. What a great giveaway!

girlichef said...

Oh, I'd love to win this! I have it and Mayle's other books on my Paperbackswap wishlist since starting the CTB selection :)
And I love new pic in your header!

ARLENE said...

Rachel, I love your book giveaways and am thrilled to have won. Thanks so much! We'll definitely stop by your wonderful book store again when we head upstate for our fall leaf-peeper tour. I have to get my copy of Mayle's book. I have a backlog of books since I've been doing a lot of sewing lately.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Great giveaway! Sign me up. I am quite enjoying the Cook the Books book club.

Chandice said...

This looks great! Hope I win :)

Theresa N. said...

I keep hope to visit France someday,but I'd love to read this book
because it may be the closest I get.
Theresa N