Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Cookbook Giveaway

The October cookbook offered up by the Crispy Cook was a vintage copy of Caroline Hightower's "The Pennypincher's Book of Fine Food". Martha my trusty scullery hound helped me to randomly select the winner of this prize (along with random.org), commenter #7, Cee. Congratulations Cee!

For this month's cookbook giveaway, I straightened up the ol' cookbook section at Old Saratoga Books, the used and rare bookshop that my husband and I own, and found this cute book: "The ABC of Gourmet Cookery" published in 1956 by the The Peter Pauper Press. This publisher specializes in diminutive gift books and the vintage editions of their titles have become collectible for their whimsical, beautiful and distinctive illustrations. "The ABC of Gourmet Cookery", illustrated by Ruth McCrea in vivid 50s style, contains recipes for each letter of the alphabet. From Arroz con Pollo to Hungarian Tomato Sauerkraut to Zabaglione, it's a visual treat.



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

Good luck to all Gourmets!

12 comments:

A Joyful Chaos said...

I love cookbooks and would be thrilled to win this!

ajoyfulnoise@live.com

Johanna said...

Even seeing the cover is a treat - please put my name in your draw!

Kelly said...

Oh, how fun! I love older cookbooks--it's so neat to get a glimpse into the kinds of things that were available and the kinds of things people wanted to put on their tables. Please enter me!

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

cstironkat said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I'm always looking for new recipes.

Thalia said...

Cookbooks - my kind of books ;)
Especially the ones that aren't in my native language :)

Deedles said...

I love cookbooks. Please add my name to the drawing.

Mia J. said...

I love cookbooks and would like to add one to my collection. Thanks for the chance.

LittleEagle said...

I enjoy reading cookbooks and a vintage one would be great. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

ellie said...

I love reading cookbooks and vintage ones are so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I love vintage cookbooks. That one looks like a beaut!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

MamaRose said...

This is adorable! It reminds me of one my mother had back in the fifties. I would love to add it to my collection.

momgateway said...

I hope to give it a good home.