Cookbook Giveaway: Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen by Edward Lee (COMPLETED)

I believe there are two good indications that you’ve picked up an excellent cookbook; (a) Looking through it makes you hungry even if you just ate, and (b) you end up dog-earing more than half the recipes. This month’s cookbook giveaway (for me at least) easily meets those two criteria.

Congratulations to Eric in Knoxville for winning this month’s giveaway! Thanks to all those that participated and be sure to check in next month for another great cookbook giveaway!

I believe there are two good indications that you’ve picked up an excellent cookbook; (a) Looking through it makes you hungry even if you just ate, and (b) you end up dog-earing more than half the recipes. This month’s cookbook giveaway (for me at least) easily meets those two criteria. Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen by Chef Edward Lee is one of the best new cookbooks I’ve picked up, and this month is your chance to add it to your bookshelf!

Amazon.com blurb: Chef Edward Lee’s story and his food could only happen in America. Raised in Brooklyn by a family of Korean immigrants, he eventually settled down in his adopted hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he owns the acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. A multiple James Beard Award nominee for his unique patchwork cuisine, Edward creates recipes–filled with pickling, fermenting, frying, curing, and smoking–that reflect the overlapping flavors and techniques that led this Korean-American boy to feel right at home in the South. Dishes like Chicken-Fried Pork Steak with Ramen Crust and Buttermilk Pepper Gravy; Collards and Kimchi; Braised Beef Kalbi with Soft Grits and Scallions; and Miso-Smothered Chicken all share a place on his table. Born with the storytelling gene of a true Southerner, Lee fills his debut cookbook with tales of the restaurant world, New York City, Kentucky, and his time competing on Top Chef, plus more than 130 exceptional recipes for food with Korean roots and Southern soul. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENTER?

Entries are now closed for this giveaway. 

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 8:00 pm EDT on Thursday, August 15th. The winner will be announced the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States or Canada (sorry everyone else — it’s a postage thing). Once notified, the winner must reply within 12 hours, otherwise the runner-up will be notified. The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

 

Cookbook Giveaway: Ideas in Food – Great Recipes and Why They Work (COMPLETED)

There are plenty of cookbooks that give you excellent recipes to follow, but more often than not many of these are just straight-forward, simplified instructions with little insight in to the how or the why. Enter Ideas in Food: Great Recipes and Why They Work, easily one of my favorite cookbooks thanks to some extremely smart writing by Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot. 

Thanks to everyone that entered. Congratulations to Dennis on winning this month’s giveaway! For everyone else, don’t fret… there will be another cookbook giveaway next month! Stay tuned! 

There are plenty of cookbooks that give you excellent recipes to follow, but more often than not many of these are just straight-forward, simplified instructions with little insight in to the how or the why. Enter Ideas in Food: Great Recipes and Why They Work, easily one of my favorite cookbooks thanks to some extremely smart writing by Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot. 

Amazon.com blurb: Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, husband-and-wife chefs and the forces behind the popular blog Ideas in Food, have made a living out of being inquisitive in the kitchen. Their book shares the knowledge they have gleaned from numerous cooking adventures, from why tapioca flour makes a silkier chocolate pudding than the traditional cornstarch or flour to how to cold smoke just about any ingredient you can think of to impart a new savory dimension to everyday dishes. Perfect for anyone who loves food, Ideas in Food is the ideal handbook for unleashing creativity, intensifying flavors, and pushing one’s cooking to new heights. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENTER?

NOTE: Entries are now closed for this giveaway.

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 8:00 pm EDT on Thursday, July 11th. The winner will be announced the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States or Canada (sorry everyone else — it’s a postage thing). Once notified, the winner must reply within 12 hours, otherwise the runner-up will be notified. The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

 

Cookbook Giveaway: The Art of Living According to Joe Beef (COMPLETED)

In the forward to The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts, David Chang makes a bold statement: “My favorite restaurant in the world is Joe Beef.”

 Congratulations to Jesse on winning this month’s giveaway! Will see you all again in July. Stay tuned!

In the forward to The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts, David Chang makes a bold statement: “My favorite restaurant in the world is Joe Beef.”

Favorite restaurants can obviously change from one day to the next, but no one will deny that Joe Beef continues to be one of the best restaurants in Montreal, and quite possibly even in the world. It only makes sense that the resulting cookbook also continues to be a favorite amongst chefs and home-cooks alike. I’m very please to present this month’s cookbook giveaway — The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENTER?  

NOTE: Entries are now closed for this giveaway.  

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday, June 20th. The winner will be announced the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States or Canada (sorry everyone else — it’s a postage thing). Once notified, the winner must reply within 12 hours, otherwise the runner-up will be notified. The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

 

Cookbook Giveaway: Come In, We’re Closed by Jody Eddy and Christine Carroll (COMPLETED)

​Staff meal, also referred to as family meal, is essential to the running of a restaurant. It’s an opportunity to bring staff together for a brief moment relaxation and refueling in preparation for the service ahead. So in honor of those meals, I’m happy to be giving away copy of Come In, We’re Close: ​An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants by Jody Eddy and Christine Carroll.

Thanks to everyone for participating! Congratulations to Brent in Massachusetts for winning this month’s giveaway! Enjoy it. To those that didn’t win this month, be sure to check in next month for the next giveaway!

Staff meal, also referred to as family meal, is essential to the running of a restaurant. It’s an opportunity to bring staff together for a brief moment relaxation and refueling in preparation for the service ahead. A food writing friend of mine, Drew Starr (who recently started writing for boston.eater.com), waxed nostalgic at the mention of this month’s cookbook giveaway: “That’s the one thing I miss most about restaurant life: staff meals.”

So in honor of those meals, I’m happy to be giving away copy of Come In, We’re Close: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants by Jody Eddy and Christine Carroll. It includes over 100 recipes from 25 of the best restaurants in the world (Au Pied de Cochon, Mugaritz, Craigie on Main, The Fat Duck, just to name a few), and a foreward by the amazing Ferran Adrià, Director of the elBulli Foundation.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENTER?

NOTE: Entries are now closed for this giveaway. 

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday, May 9th. The winner will be announced the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States (sorry Canada, and anyone else — it’s a postage thing). Once notified, the winner must reply within 24 hours, otherwise the runner-up will be notified. The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

Cookbook Giveaway: Fire in My Belly by Kevin Gillespie (COMPLETED)

The last time I had a chance to speak with Chef Kevin Gillespie was June of 2012, just prior to the release of his first cookbook, “Fire in My Belly”. A short 10-months Chef Kevin is just a month away from opening his restaurant, Gunshow, in Atlanta, GA, and his cookbook is nominated for a James Beard Award in the Cookbook: American Cooking category. Not a bad year, I’d say! 

As always, thanks to everyone that entered! This month’s winner was Chris from Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Chris! Check back next month for my next giveaway.

The last time I had a chance to speak with Chef Kevin Gillespie was June of 2012, just prior to the release of his first cookbook, Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking. A short 10-months later and Chef Kevin is just a month away from opening his restaurant, Gunshow, in Atlanta, GA, and his cookbook is nominated for a James Beard Award in the Cookbook: American Cooking category. Not a bad year, I’d say! 

In honor of his nomination, this month’s cookbook giveaway is a free copy of Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking cookbook.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENTER?

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following on Twitter:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EDT tonight, and I’ll announce the winner the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States or Canada (apologies to any others). If you’re announced as the winner, you must reply within 24 hours. Otherwise, you forfeit, and the runner-up will be notified. The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

Special thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Cookbook Giveaway: Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate by Richard Blais (COMPLETED)

This month brings you a very fresh addition to the cookbook world: Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate from Chef Richard Blais of The Spence in Atlanta.​

Congratulation to Drew! Your copy of Try This at Home should be on its way shortly. Thanks again to all who participated. To those that didn’t win this go-round, there is a chance every month, so stick around! 

Happy Cookbook Giveaway Day! 

This month brings you a very fresh addition to the cookbook world: Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate from Chef Richard Blais of The Spence in Atlanta.

Try This at Home is a pretty slick cookbook. The photography has a fun edge to it. You can try the standard recipes in the book, or take a shot at the many “1.5” or “2.0” versions, which add some playtime to your cooking! 

Here’s the Amazon spiel: 

A new way to make a dish is always on Richard Blais’s mind. He has a wildly creative approach—whether it’s adding coffee to his butter, which he serves with pancakes; incorporating the flavors of pastrami into mustard; making cannelloni out of squid; microwaving apple sauce for his pork chops; or cooking lamb shanks in root beer. In his debut cookbook, with equal degrees of enthusiasm and humor, he shares 125 delicious recipes that are full of surprise and flavor. Plus there are 25 variations to add more adventure to your cooking—such as making cheese foam for your burger or mashed sous vide peas to serve alongside your entrée. Dive into an exploration of your kitchen for both creativity and enjoyment. Now try this at home!

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENTER?

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following on Twitter:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EST tonight, and I’ll announce the winner the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States or Canada (apologies to any others). If you’re announced as the winner, you must reply within 24 hours. Otherwise, you forfeit, and the runner-up will be notified. The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

Cookbook Giveaway: Chris Cosentino’s Beginnings: My Way To Start a Meal (COMPLETED)

Chris Cosentino’s Beginnings

Thanks to everyone that entered for a chance to win! Congratulations to Andrew (@AndyTheButcher_). Your free cookbook, courtesy of The Foodie Journal, should be on its way today. Enjoy!

It’s that time again, folks! I’m proud to be offering up a copy of Chris Cosentino’s cookbook, Beginnings: My Way To Start a Meal

Here’s the skinny on what to expect in this fantastic cookbook: “The first cookbook from innovative and highly regarded chef Chris Cosentino, Beginnings presents more than 60 recipes for Italian-style first courses. Organized by season, the book draws upon Chris’s years of experience cooking both at home and in restaurant kitchens. The seasonal, yet creative ingredient combinations found in each of the dishes exemplify the style of cooking Chris employs at his San Francisco restaurant, Incanto, and many of them make use of his love of Italian salumi from his artisan salumeria, Boccalone. Hand-rendered sketches of many of the dishes and personal stories throughout, combined with the simple and rustic, yet contemporary and inspiring recipes give you a rare glimpse into one of today’s most exciting culinary minds.”

One of my personal favorites – The instruction for making your plate look fancy. It’s shmootastic! :)

What do I need to do to enter?

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following on Twitter:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EST tonight, and I’ll announce the winner the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States or Canada (apologies to any others). If you’re announced as the winner, you must reply within 24 hours. Otherwise, you forfeit, and the runner-up will be notified. The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

Cookbook Giveaway: Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers (COMPLETED)

Michael Symon's Carnivore
Michael Symon’s Carnivore

Thanks to everyone that entered in the first cookbook giveaway of 2013! Congratulations to Jessi in Calgary. Working on getting the book processed and shipped out.

Next month’s giveaway is already in the works. I’ll be giving away a copy of Chef Chris Cosentino’s  Beginnings: My way to start a meal.

It’s that time again, folks! I’m proud to be offering up a copy of Michael Symon’s cookbook, Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers

Here’s a short blurb from the book description giving you a little insight on what to expect: Michael gives home cooks just the right amount of key information on breeds, cuts, and techniques to help them at the meat counter and in the kitchen, and then lets loose with fantastic recipes for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, goat, and game. Favorites include Broiled Porterhouse with Garlic and Lemon, Ribs with Cleveland BBQ Sauce, Braised Chicken Thighs with Kale and Chiles, Lamb Moussaka, and Bacon-Wrapped Rabbit Legs.

What do I need to do to enter?

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following on Twitter:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EST tonight, and I’ll announce the winner the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States or Canada (apologies to any others). The winner will be announced here, and on Twitter. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal!

Cookbook Giveaway: Avec Eric: A culinary journey with Eric Ripert (COMPLETED)

Avec Eric by Eric Ripert
Avec Eric by Eric Ripert

Thanks to everyone that participated in our December Cookbook Giveaway! Congratulations to Lindsay from New York City. Your cookbook is on it’s way!

If you didn’t win this go-round, don’t forget… we do this EVERY month! Check back for the next giveaway.

It’s that time again, folks! Avec Eric: A culinary journey with Eric Ripert is a personal favorite, and one my wife and I have used on various occasions this year. This cookbook is a phenomenal companion to Chef Ripert’s PBS series, Avec Eric, which follows Eric’s culinary travels. The recipes are easy to follow, and absolutely delicious. A couple of my personal favorites (so far): Roasted pork loin with wild mushrooms, garlic and sage pan jus; Butter lettuce salad with tarragon and citrus-honey vinaigrette; Ricotta gnocchi with prosciutto, peas and mint; Carbonara.

I promise you, this cookbook does not disappoint. Good luck!

What do I need to do to enter?

For your chance to win, you can do any (or all!) of the following:

The more you do, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EST tonight, and I’ll announce the winner the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States (apologies to those outside the U.S.). The winner will be announced here, on Twitter, and Facebook. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal, or give us a like over on Facebook to find out if you won!

Cookbook Giveaway: Signed copy of Ruhlman’s Twenty by Michael Ruhlman (COMPLETED)

Ruhlman’s Twenty by Michael Ruhlman

Thanks to all who participated! The winner was Beth from Tennessee. Stay tuned next month for another opportunity to win a free cookbook!

This month’s Cookbook Giveaway brings one of my favorites to your kitchen: Ruhlman’s Twenty. In this cookbook, food writer extraordinaire Michael Ruhlman brings you twenty techniques, ingredients and attitudes that will make your life in the kitchen quite a bit easier. Not only do you get 100 delicious and easy to follow recipes, but you get the know how to understand why the dishes work. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that stopping to think about what we’re doing (which happens to be one of Ruhlman’s Twenty) can be just as important as the ingredients that go in to a dish.

I’m really excited to have the opportunity to make this particular Cookbook Giveaway just a little bit more special. The copy of Ruhlman’s Twenty that we’re giving away will be a signed copy! So a special thanks to Michael for taking the time!

What do I need to do to enter?

For your chance to win, leave a comment below telling me why you want a signed copy of Ruhlman’s Twenty. Remember to include a valid email address (email addresses only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner). The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EST tonight, and I’ll announce the winner the following day.

Giveaway rules: Winner must be 18 years of age, and have a mailing address in the United States (apologies to those outside the U.S.). The winner will be announced here, on Twitter, and Facebook. Make sure you follow @foodiejournal, or give us a like over on Facebook to find out if you won!