Giveaway::: Where Women Cook: Celebrate!

October 13, 2011, 14:05 pm  Posted by Craft Your Life Team

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.

Wendy Addison

Marcia Ceppos

Susan Branch

Orianne Cosentino

Sandy Coughlin

Cheryl Day

Marina Drasnin

Ree Drummond

Angie Dudley

Ashley English

Christine Hoffman

Patricia Mackey

Tricia Martin

Helene Dujardin

Andrea Meyers

Jaime Mormann-Richardson

Maryam Montague

Shea Fragoso

Debbie Murray

Jen O’Connor

Fifi O’Neill

Béatrice Peltre

Beth Price

Jael Rattigan

Celeste Shaw

Serena Thompson

Molly Wizenberg

Dana Wootton


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136 Responses

    Mandylikespie says:

    I recently tried the beans and cornbread from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. So easy and inexpensive and delicious! :)

    Catherine says:

    Cleaner meals are cooking in our kitchen lately.  I’ve been playing with a lot of veggies.  Thanks for the chance!  I love, love, love food. :)

    Readerwoman says:

    I am putting together our annual cookie party recipes in booklet form – so I am busy verifying cookie recipes for accuracy and ingredient availability! I love to experiment in the kitchen, this book would be a perfect addition to my collection of cookbooks. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Janel says:

    I’m trying to lose weight right now, so lots of healthy foods. Tonight I made Moroccan Chicken Stew for dinner.

    Deb says:

    Life is an adventure, including food.

    Tamie says:

    My most recent bake were just regular chocolate chip cookies. I have a fee new things planned this weekend thanks for the chance to win.

    Anonymous says:

    The cold, rainy weather has returned to the Pacific Northwest (for the next 7 or 8 months…) so it’s soup time at our house.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

    Chriss says:

    Soup’s on!  The weather has turned chilly in the midwest so it is time for soups!  I recently concocted a recipe for Pasta Fagioli!  Yummy!  I use the Turkey Store Spicy Turkey Sausage and it is great.  Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Where Women Cook! 

    kathyS says:

    I’m finding out the wonders and uses for squash. Yum

    Ehynick says:

    Not much has been cooking up in my kitchen unfortunatly.  Does mac and cheese out of the box count?  It has just been one of those weeks where you are eating Rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and take-out chinese.  I crave that cool fall weather and to smell the yumminess of somethign cinnomminy baking in the oven but instead it is in the high 80′s and I just want some ice T and a nap. 

    Yasmin says:

    I’ve been on an Autumn cooking kick. It started with Ashley English’s recipe for Spiced Pear Chutney (amazing) from her book, “Canning and Preserving.” Along with that, I’ve been making butternut squash soup, mushroom turnovers, sweet potato ravioli with brown butter and sage, baked brie with brown sugar and pine nuts, and my classic stand-by — roast chicken and vegetables.

    Andrea says:

    Coq au vin in the crockpot – new recipe and i hope it turns out well.

    Anne Kendall says:

    The most exciting thing I’ve managed to cook lately has been minestrone, but I’ve got a recently-wed daughter, who is setting up her own kitchen, and bravely trying all sorts of new dishes.  What a fantastic gift this book would be for her birthday next month!

    mary fanara coleman says:

    I’m finally starting to use my crockpot which I’ve had for like 20 yrs. Now I want a new one. Thanks for the chance to win this book…..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

    this is my favorite food blog
    art and lemons
    saur craut in the kitchen and fish chowda

    art and lemons this is my current favorite food and photo blogsaur craut and fish chowda in the kitchen

    Amanda says:

    I’m chowing on dark chocolate ice cream with peanut butter these days. Yum. 

    lasertron says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I am NOT a good cook–I make cereal and pbj–and my kitchen could use some inspiration and motivation. :) I want to change, I really do!

    DBarrentine says:

    what a great giveaway!

    Cari S. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win that great-looking book!  I’ve been doing zucchini recipes lately…a zucchini apple walnut bread and a nice stuffed zucchini casserole.

    Linda Rausch says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book so that I can learn more! 

    k.more says:

    I am always aspiring to be a better cook and entertainer.  I would love to get some inspiration from these great ladies!

    Ekahler87 says:

    I would love to get a new cookbook. I need to find some new recipes…I get tired of eating the same things all the time!!

    sherry says:

    I would love to read this book as it looks so interesting.  I make fresh pasta so that in itself is the easiest meal around and only takes a minute or so to cook.

    Anonymous says:

    Interesting stuff.  This sounds like a good idea for a book and if I don’t win it I may have to download it on my Nookie

    Robin says:

    I would love to win the cookbook, Where Women Celebrate.  It looks like a very interesting book and I’m always looking for new ideas on what to cook for celebrations.

    Piper Green says:

    I would love a new cook book! All these contributors are so talented I don’t know which one I like best :)

    Sparker says:

    Have to have the book because my girlfriend, Susan Branch, is featured in the magazine.  She is so amazing!

    Allison says:

    Just tried the Pioneer Woman’s homemade meatballs recipe – husband approved and to die for!! 

    Quinnwick says:

    Currently in our oven is some butternut squash roasting and it will be made into a lovely lasagna.  Though im mostly obsessing over breads right now. I am trying to talk myself into buying a grain mill and have really been loving this bread site i came accross. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/ 

    Jfrugay says:

    Would love to have this book!

    Jill J says:

    I love trying new meal recipes, but I am currently getting in the mood for holiday baking – just bought a new cookie cookbook. I just love surprising friends, family and neighbors with different kinds of goodies during the holidays!

    Julie M. says:

    How wonderful!  The only thing “cooking” in my kitchen at the moment is tea…while I work on other projects.

    : )

    Julie M.

    Ccarlson says:

    in an effort to attempt eating more vegetarian meals, i roasted the last of the tomatoes from  my garden with some eggplant. that itself is yummy, but had some left over and added chic peas, brown rice, a little tomato paste, garlic, sprinkle of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. it was so delicious.

    Rchenderson517 says:

    I am such a fan of Where Women Cook magazine – when I get the new issue I just enjoy feeling the quality paper and savouring each page as if it were a dessert! This magazine is so well done, every aspect of each page! Just wish it came out more often. LOVE IT!

    Margarwalk says:

    right now I’m baking…..it’s that time of year……..

    Twogirlsandagarden says:

    What a fabulous book! It would help my daughter to have some new recipes She is 15and really enjoys cooking. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Heather Bell says:

    What a great book! I am a fan of so many of these ladies. 

    What’s cooking in my kitchen? Pumpkin pie shooters, chili and pumpkin spice muffins.

    Anonymous says:

    ooooohhh I’d love to win this. I’ve been cooking several crockpot meals to enjoy when we return home from soccer games. I’ve been loving Jessica’s blog, This blessed life http://www.thisblessedlife.net/2011/10/31-days-to-cleaner-diet-food-for.html

    I love spending time in the kitchen and I love having people in my home and reading how others do it and yet being comfortable in my own skin.

    my blog: http://www.troyerslovinglife.blogspot.com

    Pamstitches says:

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! I so enjoy spending time in the kitchen every day with my 2 year old grandson! Lots of math skills there!

    Susan Hatcher says:

    Love your site. I’m an invalid for a couple months with a broken ankle. My husband has been our cook here lately. Today he’s cooking up a pork loin in the slow cooker. We’ll have pulled pork sandwiches, pork tacos, and whatever else we can come up with out of it.

    forr2girls says:

    this cookbook looks amazing…

    Always researching stacks of old cookbooks and baking up vintage cakes over here (like the Casanova Charlotte Russe or the Italian Lovesong Cheesecake) for http://www.BakeThisCake.com  We’re excited to add your new cookbook to our collection! 

    Always researching stacks of old cookbooks and baking up vintage cakes over here (like the Casanova Charlotte Russe or the Italian Lovesong Cheesecake) for http://www.BakeThisCake.com  We’re excited to add your new cookbook to our collection! 

    Elaine Sweet says:

    I have a birthday bash this evening and I’m preparing Ree Drummond’s Pollo Asado with all the fixings. I have been enjoying Ree’s recipes here lately.

    Eparker says:

    Can’t wait for this book.  I have made Ree Drummond’s olive/cheese bread.  It is wonderful.  Love her. 

    Cait says:

    I learned one of my favorite entertaining tips while living in Denmark. Every get-together, no matter how small, is started with a welcome drink. My favorite mixture is 1 bottle white wine, 1 liter Sprite and 3 cups blended fruit juice (orange, mango etc.) To serve this I use a punch bowl and a clean vase filled with ice. The vase is put in the punch bowl, then you fill the bowl just up to the lip of the vase. Fill the vase with ice and you’ve got a nice, cold drink that’s not going to get watered down while you wait for the inevitable late arrivals. Also, cut roses or gerber daisies hold up very nicely as a cover for the ice.

    Rickanita says:

    This book is amazing…I looked at it at a local store…want it so bad…these women make the things they do look so fun and easy!!!love!!!

    Mary Wozny says:

    I would be so thrilled to win this!! This time of year, I usually have the oven fired up to bake and roast and I usually have to crock pot filled with yummy soup or stew.

    Lynne says:

    I just discovered Where Women Cook and Where Women Create! I am in awe of such amazing talented women. I would be beyond thrilled to win this cook book!!!

    Tammy says:

    I ADORE Where Women Cook Magazine. Every page is a beautiful picture or recipe or inspiring story to get lost in. I have been waiting for this book to come out. I would love to win a copy!

    Flasch7_bookgal says:

    I think your magazines are fantastic and I’m excited that you are publishing books!

    Razzdazzbe says:

    I love to cook and bake. This book looks exciting and would be an asset to my cooking library!

    Vlainsley says:

    The holiday season is fast approaching and I would LOVE some new ideas to cook in the kitchen! What’s cooking in my kitchen right know?… Cobbler, made with blackberries fresh from my front yard. That’s what you get when you live up in the Northern California Redwoods these days. Cheers!

    Karen says:

    Trying to keep up with the greens (salads, pasta dishes, pitas…) and peppers (quiches, curries, pizzas…) still coming out of my garden.  Would love the book to read about my friend and chocolate queen, Jael Rattigan (http://frenchbroadchocolates.com/), as well as the other ladies!

    Lori says:

    I’m loving the change of season, the cool breezes and swirling leaves and all the great fall foods. I’ve been roasting root vegetables, braising greens and making compotes with the last bits of goodness coming from summer gardens.  Really looking forward to seeing what’s inside this book!

    Azsunrise Dawn says:

    Looks like a interesting book. Please add me to the drawing. Thank you.

    junekog says:

    Love the root veggies of the fall. Tonight: roots soup with pumpkin-cornbread. Roots soup was made up (kabocha squash, turnips, carrots, a potato, seasoned with herbes de provence; bread was from the old standby on my shelf, “breads of new england”.

    Fredikd47 says:

     I would love to win this book, if only to avoid a disaster like tonight’s dinner. Why oh why can I not
    cook a decent beef stew? I’m usually an excellent cook and baker but when it comes down to a simple
    meal like Beef Stew, I cannot get it together! It always tastes wrong to me. If it were Indian food,
    Greek food, French food, name it! I’ve had those down pat for half a century!
    Oh please pick me! I need all the help I can get!

    Shirley G. says:

    I want to WIN the book, Where Women Cook: Celebrate!
    At this time of year, when fall weather starts to peek around the corner, I love to cook quiche recipes. Right now it’s a store-bought package of Broccoli Stir-Fry blend (I add more finely chopped water chestnuts) baked into a Quiche. EASY … while prepping the crust, egg & cheese ingredients, gently steam the stir-fry blend (just a little less than package recommends) … When everything is ready, assemble ingredients & bake according to standard quiche directions. DELICIOUS on a cool evening.

    Molly Kiesig says:

    I love to cook. Only problem is my husband is a chef; therefore, a better cook. I can follow a recipe to a T, but he creates. That being said, the other night I tried the French Onion Soup from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook. DIVINE! I did modify though. He called for chicken stock and I used Beef. I also added extra Balsamic Vinegar and used Smoked Gruyere. Best Soup ever!!!

    SewLindaAnn says:

    I usually get all the mags. and would love to have the book. With the cooler mornings I’m looking for a reduced calorie breakfast bun. Of course I’d love it to taste like a Cinnabun, unfortunately the calories for that would stop me from eating for 2 days.

    kelli miller holmes says:

    I’m a newly married woman, and i need all the help i can get to learn to cook! This book looks wonderful. :)

    nightowl says:

    I would love to have this book!  These days my kitchen is covered in chocolate.  I am starting a bean to bar chocolate company with my husband.. along with raising my three daughters.  I love food and sharing my chocolate creations with family and friends.   I’ve been dying to have a party with chocolate in every dish…like in the movie Chocolat!  

    Teresa Luckman says:

    I’ve been learning to cook lots of new things, trying to use the fruits and veggies from my local tailgate market (and my tiny new garden)! My favorites include:

    Butternut squash pie


    with fresh whipped cream (did you know you can freeze dollops for use later? Whip heavy cream with some sugar until soft or stiff peaks; drop spoonfuls onto a wax-paper lined baking sheet; flash freeze; transfer to airtight containers and freeze until needed; thaw in the refrigerator.)

    Kale chips


    Pan-grilled tomatoes with feta from Looking Glass Creamery


    Thanks, I’d love to win the book! :)

    katka vesela says:

    my favorite motto is “simplicity is beautiful,” and i love when it works as a motto in the kitchen also!….especialy having 2 small boys around. my 1yr old loves just plain steamed squash and a month ago i tried to sautee butternut squash with a little bit of butter – yummy! now i make it at least twice a week. tonight we had a side of steamed broccoli with toasted breadcrumbs. i love making no-kneed bread and the other day i made 2 “batches” of liver and pork pate using a very simple recipe that my friend gave me – it’s the best pate i’ve ever had and my husband the “meat-lover” agrees :)!

    Darlin-Corrie says:

    Looks so rich and fun!  I’ve made the Moroccan cous cous with quinoa – delish!

    Pkh Mustang62 says:

    This looks like an excellent book! I hope to purchase some for christmas and birthday gifts. I also am going to make the yummy cookies this weekend to try out a recipe! Thanks to all of you..WOW women are amazing and show true strength..way to go ladies!

    Pkh Mustang62 says:

    This looks like an excellent book! I hope to purchase some for christmas and birthday gifts. I also am going to make the yummy cookies this weekend to try out a recipe! Thanks to all of you..WOW women are amazing and show true strength..way to go ladies!

    Shayna Zelko says:

    My best tip? Don’t skip on the spikey holder thing (this, of course, is the technical term) when you’re using a mandolin. I sacrificed a chunk of my thumb to my pot roast this week (don’t worry, I didn’t cook it in!) because I got cocky. But my potatoes came out sliced so nicely…

    Jo L says:

    can’t wait to see, read and test those recipes!

    I tried a new idea, but unfortunately it didn’t quite work out. I tried frying up some halloween rats (fake!) using potatoes and cheese. Absorbed too much oil. Now I’m thinking of mini corndogs with a noodle placed in one end so it looks like a tail. Hope it works!

    Sara M says:

    Fun! We are trying lots of new Asian recipes lately. Great soups and some tasty 7 flavor beef. Thanks!

    Starliska says:

    Last night I made sweet potato biscuits and cut them out in the shape of pumpkins (since I didn’t own a round cookie cutter) and they turned out delicious.  I cut them in half and topped them off with ham, mustard and honey – delicious little sandwiches with the recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit!

    would love to win this book.  i just love beatrice and all of her recipes and photos!

    JDS says:

    What a great book!! I follow a few of these wonderful women and would love to have copy of the book!

    Laura says:

    Hard to choose whose dish to try. I just ordered Bea’s book so I am sure I will try many of her recipes.  Nowadays I try lots of gluten free dessert recipes.

    Gilda says:

    Finishing up the season of canning and preserving my usuals now I have on my wish list this lovely book,Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry by Liana Krissoff…can’t wait to try some of her recipes

    Lexi says:

    One of my favorite foods this fall has been quinoa. It makes an excellent side dish just adding garlic infused olive oil, basil & chives. I also made a large batch with roasted vegetables (zucchini, red pepper, garlic, red onion, and tomatoes) and lots of fresh ground sea salt and pepper.  I ate that for days and it only got better each time. It has a wonderful earthy, nutty flavor and is the only grain that contains all 8 essential amino acids.

    Audreyhasson says:

    I’m so excited by all these new books coming out!!!! They are so different from my mom’s old fashion ones, they are so full of colors and happiness and beautiful pictures ! I just love them! We need to get more of this kind in France !!!  Cooking make me happy and following your reciepes makes me even more happy ! thank you.

    Kate Mai says:

    I have just moved from Texas to Paris, and have been encountering many challenges whist trying to cook in my new city/country!  I have turned to Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table because I figure I will be able to find the ingredients.  I have also had success with old favorites from home like meat loaf and mashed potatoes!  Every day is a challenge, but I am loving it!

    Reva says:

    This week I have experimented with two new recipes.   One was thanks to the happy purchase at my local greenmarket of my first ever sugar pumpkin.  I did a variation on fruit-nut bread from Bittman’s “how to cook…veg” book (amazing reference/source) …  I went with the pumpkin/ginger variation but, instead of hazelnuts which he suggested, I went with toasted walnuts which is what was on hand.   And I added an extra dollop of fresh grated ginger with slightly less sugar than was described.  WOW – it was wonderful and I made it twice to the delight of friends and family who tried it.  Very happy to add this to my regular repertoire.  I also nicked a recipe from Beatrice Peltre’s new book after realizing that the 30-page preview very generously includes included some wonderful new latartinegourmande creations.  Had a go at her carrot-red lentil-coconut milk soup.   It was just delicious and even my spouse who usually is nonplussed by veg. soup was completely won over.   Loved the suggested garnishes of crushed red peppercorns, squeezes of lime juice (brilliant) and some cilantro leaves.   

    Lisa says:

    Wow!  A creative book filled with creative women using their creative cooking skills!  I SOOO would love a copy!  :)  Kudos on such a great project!

    Kimmonkon says:

    This looks like a scruptuous book!

    nik says:

    Blueberry cornbread was my last superyummy creation…so ridiculously addictive! Thanks!

    Grace says:

    As the weather turns colder in the northeast, I’m drawn to making soups and stews. Often I’ll make soup from a simple stock, and whatever leftovers I have in the refrigerator that week (aptly named “refrigerator soup”) but the recipe can’t really be replicated. Last weekend I made chili, and when my husband tasted it, he looked at me with a worried look as he asked “is this recipe written down?” He really liked the chili and wanted to make sure I could make it again!

    Allison says:

    After apple-picking last week, I am somewhat overwhelmed with apples.  I was able to make a dent in the stash with a big pot of homemade applesauce. It’s chunky, full of cinnamon, slightly sweet, and tastes more than a little like apple pie filling.

    Christine wilson says:

    recipes in our home boeuf bourguignon of Julia Child to die for !! chili , homemade Mac and cheese and a recipe of my sister in France you boil potatoes , use canned tuna in oil preferably oilive oil , french cornichons ( tiny gerkins ) cut small , make a bechamel sauce and mix everything together , very hearty dish !!

           hope to win this fabulous cookbook !!

    Maïlys Cook A L'Ane says:

    Lately, I’ve been cooking along with the family I live in (I’m awaaaaay from home) and we’ve done pretty good. I loved it and sharing these moments with them was extremely nice. And if sharing that simple but how sweet moment could make me win a book featuring women I’ve discovered since I’ve been in the US, then my joy would be quite simply multiplied. If not, I’m just glad I heard about this book to buy it some day!
    Have all a wonderful day!

    Maïlys Cook A L'Ane says:

    Lately, I’ve been cooking along with the family I live in (I’m awaaaaay
    from home) and we’ve done pretty good. I loved it and sharing these
    moments with them was extremely nice. And if sharing that simple but how
    sweet moment could make me win a book featuring women I’ve discovered
    since I’ve been in the US, then my joy would be quite simply multiplied.
    If not, I’m just glad I heard about this book to buy it some day!

    Have all a wonderful day!

    Kirsti says:

    Yummy, I love Beatrice Peltre (and Lulu). 

    katiemax says:

    Last night, we threw together an apple-cherry pie with a custard of coconut milk and eggs. We thought it was going to be an epic fail, neither of us ever having made such a thing. It was delicious!

    I always cook Beatrice Peltre’s Butternut squash crumble in the fall. Can’t wait to make it this year!

    Janie says:

    I can only imagine how great the recipes must be coming from these very talented women.

    Sogoodandtasty says:

    Things being made in my kitchen these days include lots of soups, roasted vegetables, and recently a lemony leek and mushroom risotto.

    Anna Goldberg says:

    I spent the last two nights reducing 40 lbs of apples into apple butter and while my kitchen now needs to be scrubbed down, I have a dozen lovely jars of silky smooth fall in my pantry and I’m happy. Not really much of a recipe either as I tossed a bunch of apples with some honey, lemon juice and apple cider in a giant pot and cooked the living bejesus out of them.

    Great giveaway! I already follow most of these lovely ladies and the book compilation looks beautiful!

    Duygu Unal says:

    Looks wonderful!

    Jenna_777 says:

    Red kuri squash curry with couscous…yum! So excited for fall.

    J Metroka says:

    We are currently obsessed with soup at our house. Roasted root vegetable soup w tomato vinegar, homemade croutons and basil chiffonade was an unexpected success. I just finished making a creamy tomato soup with rice, which turned out really well-much better than the campbell’s version I ate as a good. I also topped that with basil and croutons – we’ve just started making homemade croutons and eat them daily!

    Lache19 says:

    Would LOVE to win this book!!! Creative women, amazing pictures and yummy recipes, what a GREAT project!!

    Jess says:

    What a beautiful book, with new recipes to boot!

    Bonnie says:

    This looks like a beautiful book that would really encourage the cook in me:)  I love to read the cooking blogs and make something new several nights a week.  Tonight we are having BBQ steaks, roasted Japanese sweet potato and fresh sauted chanterelles.  I also have some tomato jam that is fabulous with the steaks.  My free time in the summer was spent canning/preserving anything I could get my hands on!  Thanks to all of you food bloggers!!

    Diana Bachelor says:

    I have been following Beatrice Peltre for some time and she has enriched my cooking.  I’ve also enjoyed seeing Lulu grow.  Another of the women I follow also enlivens my baking.  Alexandra’s Kitchen is a must read for me. The lastest things I’ve baked from this site is nectarine pizza with balsamic reduction. I don’t think I’ve eaten anything this good for a long time. I plan to use your list to read all of the women food bloggers.


    Sara says:

    I would love to enter for a copy.  I have been trying to bake more with whole grains, right now I am pretty crazy for pears and apples as they are in season.

    Errinachiquita says:

    I am enjoying the fall in New Mexico and using roasted green chile every chance I get. We have made green chile stew, calabacitas, green chile pizza, huevos rancheros, and more. I am also experimenting with some fermented salsa and sauerkraut recipes which should be ready soon. Last night I made roasted chicken with roasted acorn squash and carrots. Next week, I will try my hand at french onion soup. My cooking style is a combination of Spanish, French, New Mexican, Italian and a little Asian. The book looks gorgeous and inspiring :)

    Shannel says:

    How cool to bring all these food bloggers together in one book. I can’t wait to explore your list, as I’ve only been following a few of them. Right now, when it comes to food, all I have the time to think about is what fruits/veggies I’m going to steam, puree & introduce next to my baby. & as to what is working in my kitchen these days… taking the time every Sunday to make a menu for the week & then write it up on the chalkboard contact paper which I’ve added to my fridge. It makes the small window of time that I have available in the evening after work & in between my baby’s evening routine that much more productive when I don’t have to have the “whatcha want for dinner?” debate with the hubby. Not a very fancy or extraordinary response, but there you have it! :)

    Joneskh says:

    The book looks lovely.  I made the best sheppards pie last night, good fall comfort food at the 15 year old daughter’s request.  BIG hit.

    Gaellevergez says:

    This book idea looks just perfectly gorgeous ! 
    I’m often reading  the blog “Tartine Gourmande”, and it’s every time a moment of pleasure and inspiration trough photos.
    I look forward to see your book to discover new woman talent and to be attract by your beautiful photos of food.

    Anne Spence says:

    I am trying to make more time to cook – I love experimenting with new recipes and making them gluten free.  My favorite thing to do is cook with my husband.

    Micklin says:

    Love, love, love! This book looks droolicious!

    Cheryl S says:

    Tonight I’m serving Tex-Mex Chicken made in the slow cooker, and it’s been smelling wonderful most of the day!  (it’s a recipe from another food blogger)  I’d love to have this cookbook to try all those great recipes.  :)

    Jillcoyne says:

    Looking so forward to this book and the recipes within.  Root vegetables and apples hand picked from our local orchard have been some favorites in the past couple of weeks here in our central-Indiana home.  Love celebrating and enjoying the seasons using local seasonal food.  Great cover, by the way. 

    Entertaining Tip: I love inviting friends on a Sunday afternoon to take part in the preparation of the evening’s meal. My favorite was my Pasta Party, in which my dear friends helped me make pasta from scratch for a very memorable dinner. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1235393652602.2036368.1462033800&type=3

    India-leigh @Aveganobsession says:

    I have been morphing a recipe that I tore out of a weekend news supplement…dukkah, melted vegan cheese, earthy lentils and a date and lemon salad that I turned into a chutney with apples I’d gathered from my garden….http://aveganobsession.blogspot.com/2011/10/roasted-aubergine-and-carrot-on-bed-of.html   It was a gorgeous blue sky day, I felt like I was romancing the ingredients and I kept realising I was smiling.  When I came across this book preview I knew for sure you would know of this feeling to!  It looks like a beautiful book….I wish I had been part of it..

    Florence Legallou says:

    I am a fan of Beatrice Peltre, and your book seems gorgeous. I will be so happy to win one, but will you send it to France? I hope I will be lucky!

    Kathy says:

     My favorite borrowed entertaining tip: Pepper jelly and cream cheese with party crackers.  The book looks amazing–I’d love to win!

    Galina says:

    This looks like such a wonderful book!

    I’m allergic to tomatoes, which is unfortunate especially during this time of year as not only are tomatoes perfect now, but also the chilly weather makes me crave a good and heart-warming chilli. I’ve been in search of a good recipe without tomatoes for years. I’ve found that the best solution is to substitute the tomatoes with roasted red peppers for the colour, and lots and lots of chilly powder and paprika! But then again, a chilli is not a great chilli without the cornbread. And the best is a honey cornbread: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/down-home-with-the-neelys/honey-cornbread-muffins-recipe/index.html

    The country nest says:

    I have been cooking some Fall favs….BBQ pulled pork, calico beans, cornbread and gingerbread with whipped cream. Basic comfort food. I would love to win the book for some new ideas. Ree Drummond’s book has been well used in my kitchen. I am going back to read some of the blogs listed above. I Love Where Women cook!!

    Anonymous says:

    I have about 25 lbs of butternut squash that were given to me and I have been experimenting with that this week. tonight I wondered if we could roast the seeds just like pumpkin seeds and found you can. They take a bit less time and are more sweet. Quite tasty.

    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

    Linda R says:

    Your book looks wonderful – I’ve enjoyed La Tartine Gourmande – Beatrice Peltre – and was delighted that I might have an opportunity to win the above mentioned book to which she has contributed.


    Caressa says:

    I’m on a homemade caramel corn kick lately… 
    First batch Cinnabon Popcorn: http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2009/12/cinnabon-popcorn.html
    Second batch Maple Rosemary Popcorn: http://family.go.com/blog/catherinewman/maple-rosemary-popcorn-1008185/
    I think I’ll try experimenting with lavender this weekends batch.

    SewLindaAnn says:

    Lately I’m into easy and have been downing way too many bologna (w/mayo, chips) sandwiches. I need to get back on track with some good Fall recipes. I LOVE the blog “Cooking with my kid” I think she’s doing a 365 day blog. Her recipes are amazing.

    Elizabeth says:

    This looks like an AMAZING book!!!!

    Avhena says:

    I will definitively by this book!

    lisa in alabama says:

    I work at a school and it was parent-teacher conference day, so the staff all brought stuff for a potluck.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack…we pretty much ate all day!  Someone brought a crockpot full of the tastiest white chicken chili I have ever had.  I brought a batch of fall-time granola bursting with walnuts, dried cranberries, coconut flakes, roasted pumpkin seeds, and white chocolate.  It was YUMMY!  Thanks for doing a giveaway.  This book would be a wonderful birthday gift and would probably even arrive right on time!

    Kirstin says:

    Beautiful book idea.
    Today I made fennel salt by drying fennel fronds in a 300 F oven, crumbling them, and mixing them with an equal volume of gray sea salt. Yesterday I made a sage pesto to stir into soups, white beans, polenta, or to add to roasted tomatoes.

    Elle Spiegelman says:

    33 minutes before midnight. Making salted caramel pecans to crumble onto vanilla ice cream…

    Misaacmom says:

    I love using pumpkin in the fall!  I use in baking and in cooking.  Pumpkin soup and pumpkin bread are two favorites

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

    vy tran says:

    I have been busy cooking many dishes using fresh ingredients from our local farmer’s market–butternut squash soup, crab stuffed squashed blossoms, and all things passion fruit!

    Sc706666 says:

    New subscriber to Lark Crafts online.  Looking forward to lots of learning.

    Camdeon says:

    The book sounds delicious. 

    Alagwc says:

    What an awesome project!

    Emily Martis says:

    Oh, what a wonderful idea!  I hope I win here, but I’m so excited to see the book when it comes to my local bookstore.

    Also, in my kitchen lately I’ve been cooking SOAP!  I am excited to unmold my first batch in 2 years.  It has goats milk and honey.

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