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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Giveaway: The Food52 Cookbook - 140 Winning Recipes From Exceptional Home Cooks

Those of you who don't know about the Food52 Community yet are in for a real treat (as are those of you who already know about it.)

This new cookbook is the child of Food52, a truly inspiring, vibrant, and uniquely interactive online community of home cooks curated by food veterans, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs.

Each week for 52 weeks (hence the name), they ran recipe contests on Food52.com, and the 140 winning recipes make up this book. They include:
  • Lemon Cream Cheese Pancakes With Blueberries
  • Savory Bread Pudding
  • Moroccan Carrot Salad With Harissa
  • Smoky Fried Chickpeas
  • Grilled Brussels Sprouts
  • Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese
  • Broccoli Rabe, Potato & Rosemary Pizza
That's just a sampling, there are far too many good ones to list them all here.

In addition to these 140 winningest recipes, you also get Amanda and Merrill's helpful comments on each recipe, as well as lots of behind the scenes photos, tips and variations.

So without further ado, I'm giving away one copy of The Food52 Cookbook.

HOW TO ENTER:
Leave a comment, either here or on my Facebook page, telling me what your signature dish is, along with your name and your email address (otherwise, I will not know how to contact you if you win -- I promise that I will not add you to any email lists.)

Comments must be received by Friday, November 4th.

I will choose a winner at random (using random.org) and will announce the winner here, on Facebook and on Twitter on November 7th and will email the winner to get her or his mailing address.

Good luck!

Thanks to the good folks at William Morrow/Harper Collins for providing me with a copy of this luscious book.

26 comments:

janet @ the taste space said...

My signature dish is a quick and easy split pea dal. I can whip it up on a moment's notice and it never disappoints. :)

Eve Fox said...

sounds delicious, Janet. But don't forget to leave me a way to get in touch with you. Otherwise, I can't enter you in the giveaway and that would be a shame.

Chris said...

How to choose? :) I suppose my signature dish is good old apple pie. I make my crust with olive oil instead of butter or shortening. The result is a surprisingly light, flaky crust. Chris (chrisverde at gmail dot com)

Lina said...

My new signature dish (is it a signature dish if it's new?) is bulgur burgers from one of the Moosewood cookbooks. So. Good.

ci.rodriguez04 at gmail dot com

Mb said...

tiramisu!

blueblanket@hotmail.com

MEG said...

My signature dish is stuffed french toast. Everyone that has ever had it asks for the recipe.

SJ Smith said...

Fried Chicken properly done in a cast iron skillet. I don't make it often because the oil is expensive and it always makes a greasy mess in the kitchen; but the chicken is NOT greasy, when done correctly, but moist. Left overs are even great cold for a picnic or a hike.

My hubby's favorite though is my spaghetti sauce with a burn.

@ Chris, I'd love to learn how to make a pie crust from you! I experimented Monday by adding flax meal and wheat germ to the crust for a pumpkin pie. It came out okay, with a bit of a nutty flavor, but I'm still working on making pie crusts flaky. Perfection has eluded my pie crusts....lol.

cpullum said...

My signature dish is my mexican casserole!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

www.erinlpeterson.com said...

My signature dish is pasta- many many different ways :) My favorite would be a vodka sauce with ricotta and wilted spinach with a poached egg nestled on top.

Kristy Lynn said...

oooooh!!! I was just featured on their page for one of my recipes (not in the cookbook though. Rats!) and so now I'm in love with Food52. haha...

My signature dish is homemade polpette with a traditional Italian tomato sauce on firm parmesan polenta. I'm not Italian so this may need some work but I'm damn good at it! :)

My name is Kristy and my email is onewomansadventures [at] gmail [dot] com

Nelly Rodriguez said...

My signature dish is bread pudding! So it's a signature dessert!

Ioanna said...

Hi Eve,
I guess my signature dish is one I make often and successfully so it must be the stuffed vegetables the greek way... Tomatoes, paprikas, eggplants stuffed with rice, herbs, spices and tomato sauce. Perfect summer food that gets better the second day and the day after along with a piece of feta cheese!
ioannavatsolaki@gmail.com

rachel tsunami said...

I'm sort of locally famous for my soups: a creamy tomato and basil with sherry, and a ham and cabbage soup that is to die for.

Didn't know about Food52 till just now. So excited!
rachel at greencreative dot net.

Teslaca said...

I make a warm clam dip that everyone asks me to bring to parties. Also, an outrageously decadent cheesecake.

Anonymous said...

Raw kale salad with caesar dressing and sliced red onions and walnuts is mine. alexander at woodstock dot org

Anonymous said...

My signature dish is thai curry. Took a cooking class in Thailand once. If I can get a hold of galanga ginger and lemongrass, it's the best. (Dahlia)

cindy said...

Dont have a specific signature dish, but am known for my soups..Dont follow any recipes just start with a good homemade stock and go from there. Thanx for the chance to win what sounds like an awesome cookbook...
indygal4u AT cox DOT net

Unknown said...

My signature dish is a Spinach Souffle. My mother taught me how to make souffle when I was about 14 - (well she taught me how to make a white sauce first and after that the rest is child's play). I use a nice tasty cheddar, frozen spinach and don't forget the nutmeg. Served with a simple salad it's an impressive little supper to whip up at a moment's notice. You can reach me at jsg51@yahoo.com.
PS - I love your blog - so happy to have discovered it.

Julia

The Food Hunter said...

Not really a dish...but my signature is my Biscotti. Everyone loves them and always wants me to make them. Great giveaway

E. said...

chili! my family loves it.

(elizabethreidy at gmail dot com)

Jamie Dougherty said...

Overnight Chinese 5-spice pork shoulder. You wake up in the morning to a house that smells like heaven!

Phoenix said...

This book sounds fabulous! My signature dish is my version of chicken cacciatore, but the funny part is I invented it when I was about 15 long before I learned there was such a dish as cacciatore - I basically reinvented the classic by putting together flavors I thought worked well together ;-)

Anonymous said...

tarragon rabbit
ivy_kins@hotmail.com

Mandy said...

Camarones en Chipotle de Crema. Seasoned shrimp in a cream chipotle sauce with a dollop of white rice seasoned with cilantro and radishes. It's a dish I had a restaurant that took me two years to replicate, but I did it. Complement with chips and home made salsa verde, mostly because chips and salsa go with anything, imho. Finish with Crepes Cajeta. Mexican crepes covered in cajeta sauce (caramelized goats milk) and topped off with a scoop of dulce ice cream and sprinkled with sliced almonds. Happy to share recipes with anyone. Mandy. www.facebook.com/mandyoneill.

Anonymous said...

PA Dutch Apple Crisp from Grandma Clark is one of my most often requested recipes. It has a sweet dough on top instead of crumb topping as most do.

mwherbATwindstreamDotnet

Izzi Greenberg said...

Hey!
My signature dish is a one-pot moroccan-ish chicken dish. What's great is that I never do it the same way twice. It starts with cooking chicken thighs skin down for a little so the fat renders out of the skin. I add harissa, molasses, lemons, smoked paprika, olives and a little chicken stock and cook it until the chicken is done. You serve over rice or couscous. It's fun because you could switch out ingredients...honey instead of molasses, orange instead of lemon...
It's super good and tastes like it cooked a lot longer.
Izzi.izzi@gmail.com, my name is izzi.
ps. love your blog.