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.