Tuesday, July 17, 2007
July 2007 Cookbook Giveaway
This month I'm giving away a cookbook that I haven't even tried yet, All You Can Eat! All Occasion Entertaining. I have high hopes for it but unfortunately I just don't have time to squeeze in any recipes before the end of the month since I'm going on vacation next week and then I have a cookout to prepare for after that.
I think this is a very rare cookbook. For something that was printed so recently, I was shocked not to be able to find any information on it on the internet. Even amazon.com had no picture and only two used copies for sale. I googled it every which way and came up with nothing but a few used copies for sale. I'm perplexed, to say the least. I was really excited looking through all the wonderful recipes. There are no pictures but it's a large hardcover book. I don't even see it on the publisher's website. Very weird. I mean, I've seen a lot of cookbooks and I've seen plenty of duds that haven't disappeared without a trace. Both authors seem rather prolific - together and individually they've written several of the 'Everything' series of books. Actually, I have a sneaking suspicion that these recipes are also in some of those 'Everything' books, especially the Everything Holiday Cookbook (which was published a couple of years before this book so who knows?).
This book has over 30 'themes' - holidays, countries, ethnicities, low-carb, diabetic, etc. Something for everyone. Great fun, especially if you have children who might have to contribute to a theme meal for a class. They recipes vary from the simple to the complex. Something for everyone.
Here's the table of contents:
Here's a sample recipe:
The book has some slight damage, just some sticker residue and some indentations in the back cover (such as if you put a piece of paper on top and wrote on it). It's a hardcover without a dust jacket (I don't think it's missing, I don't think it ever had one).
So, while this isn't a well-known cookbook, I think it has great potential.
This is how it works - just leave a comment on this post. I just need an e-mail address (if your profile links to an e-mail, you don't need to type it out, I'll find it). Entry is open until the last day of the month. First chance I get after that, I'll draw the winner. Then I'll contact the winner for a mailing address and then I'll mail the book! I'll pay the shipping, of course (I'll probably send it media rate - postal rates have gone up again). Unfortunately, I'm going to have to limit this to mailing to US mailing addresses only. I took a bath on the last giveaway which ended up in Canada (I hope). I don't know if it was because of the last postal rate increase of if the postal clerk was clueless (I didn't even have to fill out a customs form, according to her). I've sent a book to Canada before and it was reasonable, although the last book was much larger. Since this book is quite large, I can't take a chance. My apologies to all of my foreign readers but blame the postal service!
I've received some some weird hits, resulting from queries on common e-mail extensions, hitting the cookbook giveaway posts. Probably someone trolling for e-mail addresses so feel free to modify your e-mail address when you leave it, using 'at' instead of @ and 'dot com' instead of '.com', etc.
The winner is "..." (yeah, that's her handle)