Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book Giveaway Times Two


We're so happy to have a second copy of Melissa Clark's fabulous new cookbook, In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite, to give away to one lucky reader. We did a full review of the book here, but if you want a brief recap here's what you need to know: You want this book.

Clark is a wonderful writer (New York Times columnist of A Good Appetite, award-winning book author, for starters) who introduces her terrific recipes with short vignettes from her past. Sometimes they're about family memories; sometimes they're about how she created this particular recipe — whatever they're about, they're funny and down to earth. This is a cookbook for real people in real kitchens.

Our favorite part? She doesn't obsess about every little detail. If she's missing a certain ingredient, she wings it — with obvious great success.

Winning couldn't be easier. Just leave a comment below and we'll pick one lucky winner to receive a free copy of the book. Winner will be chosen at random on Thursday and announced on Friday.

Good luck!

---Janet and Rachel

45 comments:

  1. This book, looks awesome! Cooks just the way I do.

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  2. SHe cooks just the way I do, book looks awesome!

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  3. Ooh I'd love to win this book! Heard great thigns about it.

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  4. I adore Melissa Clark's writing and would be thrilled to have this book on my cookbook shelf.

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  5. I've had my eye on "In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite" for some time and yes, I do want this book.

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  6. The cover alone is making me hungry! I want Clark's "In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite!"

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  7. It sounds like my kind of book. While I might be a 'purist' about a few things in the kitchen I generally cook intuitively since I've been cooking since I was 13 when I cooked my 1st complete turkey dinner solo! So Melissa's book looks like a whole lot of fun and creativity to me!

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  8. I love her writing, anxious to go thru her cookbook!

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  9. Mmmm, that sandwich looks delicious! - caitlin

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  10. juliaelmer at hotmail dot comMarch 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Would love to have a copy of this book! Have heard it's great. Thanks for posting a review of it. Good to know it's worth adding to the collection!

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  11. Hope being the 1st to comment increases my chances of winning!

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  12. I love Melissa Clark - she's great a keeping things real and I'd love to own another of her books.

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  13. This is an amazing cookbook! Thanks for the offer; I shared it with my friends.

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  14. I love both your blog and Melissa Clark's recipes, and I would love to have this book in my kitchen.

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  15. Rebecca Wolfe (rebeccajaynewolfe@yahoo.com)March 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    I've been thinking of buying this for months. Every recipe I've tried of hers has been a winner.

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  16. I LOVE Melissa Clark and have been following her career for a long time. Her recipes are easy to follow and always seem to work out for me (and I'm a novice cook). I don't own her new book, but would love to win a copy!!

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  17. With a front cover photo like that, I want to dig into those recipes!!! :-D

    caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

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  18. yes, please!!! This cookbook is on my Amazon wishlist :) Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  19. Love your blog concept - and I love Melissa Clark!

    -Katie

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  20. Sounds like a great book to have on hand. What is there not to love about simple unfussy recipes. :)

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  21. I actually have this book and I love it. I've made some great recipes but what I love the most? The stories...how those recipes fit into her life, I've enjoyed seeing that human side of Melissa while I'm making her food for my table.

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  22. I love to read MC's Wed. columns every (almost) Wed in the NYT - her tweets are fun too. Been trying to rationalize buying another cookbook - eager for her newest later this year, I believe. Fingers crossed to win this one! Thanks...

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  23. Not only do her recipes work, but Melissa Clark is just as accessible as a friend. The last time I bought one of her books and made braised lamb, I needed to substitute an ingredient. I tweeted her, she responded and my shanks were delicious.

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  24. I've had my eye on this book for a long time now!

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  25. I *heart* Melissa Clark. Wednesdays are better when her column appears in the NYT. She is inspired and inspiring!

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  26. Awesome!!! I really appreciate cookbooks that connect with the home cook in more ways than just through measurements and techniques. Food memories are so important in my cooking process as well! Which is why I started a very small cooking show on YouTube called "Tasty Memories." Please check it out!

    http://www.youtube.com/tastymemories
    www.justeatlife.com

    Thanks Janet and Rachel!
    Jen

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  27. I love Melissa's column, and that cover is irresistible. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. A friend of mine let me borrow her book a while back and I loved it. I tried 3 recipes, I think, and they all turned out great. I would love to win this :-)

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  29. Melissa Clark is always a great read...and a great "watch" when she appears on cooking shows. I'd love to receive her new book! It'd be fun to cook my way from the first to the last page and create new food memories of my own. I'm getting hungry just thinking about all those new recipes. Thanks for considering me!

    -- Heidi

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  30. oh, i love her blog and would love to win this :)

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  31. I had dinner at a friend's house, she had made two dishes from this book - so impressed I immediately added Melissa's book to my To Buy List.
    Even better if I won this book!

    CC
    tcty123@yahoo.com

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  32. this would be perfect for me as a new wife ;)

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  33. I collect cookbooks, this one looks excellent!
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  34. I've had this book at the top of my cookbook wishlist.

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  35. Melissa Clark's column is my favorite! I make the whiskey chocolate cake way too often.

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  36. I need a good cookbook.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  37. Melissa Clark is an inspiration to me, a beginning food writer. Her book belongs on my shelf!

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  38. This book looks really yummy. If this is open to Canada, please put me in the entries!

    erikadlugoAT yahoo(DOT)com

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  39. I would love to win this cookbook. I could really use some new ideas.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  40. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83[at]yahoo[dot]it

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  41. I don't like Grilled Cheese but I would eat the one on the cover! Yum!

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