Saturday, October 3, 2009

October Cookbook Giveaway

Last month the Crispy Cook offered a copy of "Toujours Provence", by Peter Mayle. The randomly selected winner is Natashya, the Canadian blogger behind the adventurous, tasty and beautifully-photographed Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. I've gotten to know Natashya a little bit through her thoughtful posts for the Cook the Books Club, where we are reading Mayle's newest book "French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew". Please feel free join us in reading the book, cooking up something inspired by our reading and then blogging about it by November 8th. Anyone can submit a post in our bimonthly foodie book club. Anyway, congratulations Natashya!

For the October Cookbook Giveaway, I thought it would be topical to offer a book on frugal cooking and hereby announce that this month's cookbook is a gently used hardcover copy of Caroline Hightower's "The Pennypincher's Book of Fine Food" (NY: Simon and Schuster, 1968). Everyone can always use some economy in the kitchen and Ms. Hightower's book offers some grocery shopping tips and good advice for saving on the cost of food and drink, such as "The best way to save money on liquor is to serve dinner on time". Ha! I learned that the hard way at a few family Thanksgivings. Mostly, though, our featured cookbook is a good compendium of budget-minded recipes, from Curry Dip to Stuffed Eggplant to Onions in Honey and Lemon Souffle.



To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below by midnight (Eastern Standard Time), October 31st, 2009. I will randomly pick a winner from the comments below and ship the book anywhere in the world to the winner.

22 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Thank you so much! I am very excited. I just finished French Lessons and would love to read more of Peter Mayle. He cracks me up.
Such a dignified wit, a true bon vivant.

Eve said...

Great giveaway! I live a frugal lifestyle and this book would be very useful to me. It sounds great. I have been looking up frugal cookbooks lately, would love to add this book to my collection and hope to have a favorite here.

~M said...

I'm interested! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free said...

I was at Half-Price Books today and thought of you and your book give-away. And then, here I am.

I bought four more cookbooks today - I can't help myself sometimes. This one looks great & would love to have it in my collection. :)

Happy October - can you believe it?

ARLENE said...

Congratulations, Nataysha. I just finished Mayle's book for CTB. I love his style.

Debinhawaii said...

Congrats Natashya! This looks like a fun book too.

~ Cee ~ said...

This is excellent. Have you ever read the Peg Bracken books? They are a laugh, and even though they're supposedly about hating cooking, she has several great recipes and economical tips.

Thanks for this giveaway! Ceessa

ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

elaine1954 said...

Newly declared gluten free as the shock wears off, I am enjoying finding new blogs and recipes, cookbooks will be next!

Mona said...

Great giveaway. Please count me in :-)

rhianna said...

What a great cookbook. I'm in.

Kat said...

I'd love to enter this contest, thank you! :)

mindy said...

this looks great thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Jennifer said...

I would really be interested in some recipes to help cook a bit more frugally. The best cookbooks are the slightly worn ones!

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

cdziuba said...

Frugality and food, I love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

ejhep said...

I'm sure my mum used to have this and I'd love to have my copy if this recipes I remember her making are from this book! Have enjoyed looking at your recipes today- i stumbled across your website looking for a chutney recipe for using green tomatoes!

Mia J. said...

This sounds great. Please enter me.

Allie Z said...

What a fun giveaway! Count me in :)

Allie

Megan said...

Just stumbled across your blog....will be bookmarking it! Great giveaway, thanks!

Alicia said...

Oooh..this might give me some more tips! What a good giveaway!

pippirose said...

Sounds like a great cookbook!
Can never have too many!!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm all about saving pennies!

love_my_dodge@yahoo.com

Nickolay said...

I know someone who would really love to read this book. Thanks for the chance

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com