Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Fun Day Giveaway: Cook's Illustrated Cookbook!

Happy Sunday! It's officially fall and this weekend I did quite a bit of gluten free baking. Ahhh... I love this time of year! Aside from my baking spree, last night I hosted a crepe dinner party for friends. Who knew how some flour, milk, water, eggs and butter could transform leftovers into something elegant, yet budget friendly?! Overall, a delicious weekend... and I hope you had a tasty one yourself! Last week, my friends at Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels sponsored the giveaway with a generous offering of pretzels. A lucky reader will receive four boxes of pretzels in flavors of their choice! A special thanks to Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels for sponsoring. Here's a big Congratulations to the winner of this past week's giveaway! Please shoot me an email at [email protected] to claim your prize...

Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels

Winner: Comment #40!

Let's talk cookbooks and recipes, shall we? Hands down, my favorite resource for recipes is Cook's Illustrated. They provide solid recipes with thorough explanations of ingredients, equipment,  and techniques... who can argue with that?! And the man behind Cook's Illustrated magazine, as well as the television show, America's Test Kitchen is none other than Christopher Kimball. He's definitely someone I wish I could meet and talk to over a cup of coffee. I'd love to pick his brain on foodie geeky stuff one day. There's so many questions I would ask!
When I opened up my email the other day, I was thrilled to receive an invitation for coffee. With Christopher Kimball. Whaaat?! I'm finally going to get my chance to meet and talk with him in person! Later in November, I'll be meeting Christopher Kimball over coffee (with a couple of other local food bloggers) since he'll be in Chicago promoting the newest cookbook, The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook.

More than just a great collection of foolproof recipes, The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook is also an authoritative cooking reference with clear hand-drawn illustrations for preparing the perfect omelet, carving a turkey, removing meat from lobsters, frosting a layer cake, shaping sandwich bread, and more.

150 test kitchen tips throughout the book solve real-home-cooking problems such as how to revive tired herbs, why you shouldn’t buy trimmed leeks, what you need to know about freezing and thawing chicken, when to rinse rice, and the best method for seasoning cast-iron (you can even run it through the dishwasher).
Thanks to my friends at America's Test Kitchen, they will be sponsoring this week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway! A lucky reader will receive a copy of the new The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook. Will you be that lucky reader with this hot new cookbook in your hands?! Read on for more details...

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my non-United States readers!
- You must check back in a week when winners are announced and email me to claim your prize if you win.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering: 
What question would you ask Christopher Kimball, of Cook's Illustrated?

Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 12 midnight CST.

One winner will be randomly chosen by Random.Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Sunday, October 2, 2011, within next week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway. Good luck!