In celebration of the release of Where Women Cook: Celebrate: Extraordinary Women & Their Signature Recipes, we hosted a giveaway of a copy of the book to one lucky blog reader. Congratulations to Maïlys Cook A L’Ane for winning; your comment was chosen at random. Thanks so much to everyone for leaving comments and sharing what’s cooking in your kitchen. For even more on this exciting new book–featuring inspirational stories of 28 top food bloggers and chefs with over 60 mouthwatering recipes–see my last post here.
Wondering who the 28 contributors are? Allow me to introduce these incredible women–some are like old friends–you’ve no doubt read about them, tried their recipes, or even dined in their establishments. But there are lots of new friends to be had in this book too! You’ll meet women that are emerging on the food scene, or quietly crafting meaningful gatherings in their own communities. These women are artists, mothers, bloggers, homesteaders, and so much more. The common thread between all the contributors is their love for cooking, and for bringing friends and family together to celebrate. Here’s a sampling of the delightful “ingredients” of the book. (Click twice on the image for a larger view.)
Talk about a feast! Each contributor offers their own unique take on what cooking and entertaining means to them, and invites you to pull up a chair and enjoy some of their wonderful recipes — including “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond’s Firecracker Shrimp, Morroccan Couscous by Helene Dujardin (aka “Tartelette”), “La Tartine Gourmande” Béatrice Peltre’s Red Kuri Squash Rissotto, Angie “Bakerella” Dudley’s Basic Cupcake Pops, and so much more. (Check out last week’s post for a free pdf download of Ashley English’s Molasses Crinkle Cookies.)
In the foreword to the book, author Jo Packham encourages you to read the stories of these remarkable women, to make their food and enjoy their parties, signing off with, “it will bring you such joy!” I’d like to echo that sentiment, and welcome you to acquaint yourself with each of these lovely contributors, by visiting their websites and blogs listed below.