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!