Tuesday, August 3, 2010

eating for beginners giveaway

At the beginning of the summer I was surprised and pleased to be contacted by a publisher asking if I'd like a copy of Eating for Beginners for myself and one for my readers. Why yes, I would! I took this book with me when we had our little vacation up north and it was the perfect in-car, vacationy read. The book is about the author's food experiences for one year of her life. She spends the entire year working in a very fancy all-local, all-seasonal New York restaurant (amazingly, they actually let her cook some of the food, even though she's not a chef) and at the same time spends some days checking out the farms and sources where the restaurant food comes from. She visits vegetable farms but also farms with animals, rides on trucks with those who supply the food to local restaurants and farmer's markets, and even bravely goes out on a fishing boat! It's interesting to see how all of these elements are interconnected. The most interesting for me, though, was getting a peek backstage at the fancy restaurant. It's insane back there and not for the faint of heart!

I have one copy to give away. If you think you'd enjoy reading this, leave a comment on this post. I'll "draw" a name Saturday night!

And, related to yesterday's post:
:: this was the book I was particularly smelling at the beginning of the summer. Wonderful new book smell!
:: for those of you asking for the spicy zucchini bread recipe, it comes from Everyday Food issue #6 (gotta love those back issues!) and you can find it here. Happy eating (and smelling!)

59 comments:

Kathy said...

When I read the title of the book I thought, "I should see if the library has that". Better yet, I should try to win that! Thanks for the chance and as always, for the inspiration.

Denise C. said...

Awesome giveaway!

Ashley Ann said...

Sounds like a fantastic book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Rochelle said...

Sounds very interesting! I am in to foodie books these days so this sounds like a great recommendation!

barbara said...

i live in nyc and would love to read this. thanks for the great giveaway!

muffinmoon said...

Ooh, this does sound interesting, especially the bit about the picky kid. I can so relate to that one as I am really struggling wth a boy who won't even eat his begged for ice cream, even after I have given him the insulin for it! Tricky one that.
Thanks for the giveaway and for your lovely blog. It is inspiring me a lot.

Jen G. said...

Sounds like a very interesting read!

Thanks!

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Yes please:-)
HUGS
Char.x

Megan @ The Healing Fork said...

This book looks wonderful! Thanks

LaureN said...

this book caught my eye in the bookstore the other day, but i passed it by. i am definately interested. especially since it is in ny where i frequent the ny farmers markets.

liz said...

That sounds like such an interesting book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

(elizabeth at perspicacious dot org-- there's no way to enter my email if I choose the name/url option in your comment form)

contsky said...

Sounds like a great book!

Karyne said...

Great Book!

Lisa said...

I would love to win this book.

tawnya said...

I was just telling my husband this past weekend that I was sad this wasn't available on my Nook, yet!

PendleStitches said...

How could you not be intrigued by a book that extolls the virtues of eating. Yum! What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

Jennifer said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

Micaela said...

fabulous giveaway!!! the behind the scenes is an extra bonus!

thankyou! please add my little name ;)

xoxo

cagio said...

Thank you for the giveaway and the zucchini bread recipe. Yum! Love the title and the cover. Super cute.

Lisa said...

Please add me!

Have you read The $64 Tomato? or something like that?

Wylie said...

Sounds like such a good read! I'd love to win, thank you!

Pam said...

would love to receive a copy of the book. thank you for the offer.

Shelley said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

MadameRenard said...

thank you for the opportunity!
the book seems lovely!

kristen said...

I would LOVE to have this book!

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

This book sounds like just my thing. I'm glad I saw this in my reader tonight!

Pam said...

Sounds like an very interesting book!

stacief said...

Sounds like a great book! I love foodie books! Thanks for the give a way!

mandi said...

oh the pick-pick-picky eaters... we have one of our very own and always appreciate any new ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to learn about this!

Monica said...

count me in! we are making dried apples tomorrow...

Veitch said...

Sounds like the kind of book I love to read. I hope I win. Thank you for the chance.

PumpkinFreckles said...

I love the title and the premise sounds interesting. I will read just about anything that has to do with food.

BellaBree said...

ooo a giveaway - how lovley and what a great book!

tracy said...

Looks like a good read! Love the cover!

Andrea said...

Ooh, sounds like a great book (and a great restaurant...I want to go to there!)

christina said...

Sounds like a great book!!

Karen said...

The book sounds great. I would love a copy.

suburban prep said...

I know a few picky eaters and one especially picky eater kid .This would be a grand help in how to get him to eat.

tidepool7 said...

sounds like a wonderful read.

sk said...

Heck yes I would like to read it! It looks darling. I really like the vintage-looking cover

Anonymous said...

Please enter me! Hubby's crossing over to the better side of eating and I know he'd enjoy this book, too.

Betsy :)

Krystal said...

0o0hhh sounds like a lovely book :)

wayfarer said...

I've heard about this book and been curious about it. Gotta love those back issues of everyday food. Whenever i'm stuck without dinner, i can always find something quick and good to make from them. :-)

Aunt Kirstie said...

This sounds like just my kind of book!

Suyai said...

The title sounds enticingly yummy!

nicole said...

now that looks like the kind of book I could really enjoy. giveaways are fun!

Maria said...

The book sounds very well. I love reading books about food.

1kiss.

Lina said...

Wow looks like a great book!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful book offer. I am interested in the influence of American food basics for my family here in the food culture of France.
Jennifer in France

Emily said...

When I saw the cover of this book I thought,"add that to my Powell's queue." Then I read seasonal, NYC restaurant. Being a chef and young mother myself, I knew I wanted to read this...then I checked the blurb about the book - Applewood!!! My absolute favorite restaurant ever! I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

Meridith Geyer said...

This would be a great book to have. I would love it! It is so "in line" with my thinking lately. Have a good day!

possiblereturnblogger said...

Yes, please! And thanks!

Millertime said...

Really curious about the author's experience eating local with a picky kid (totally hits home here!). Thanks for the opportunity!

cindy said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me in the drawing.

Cindy

Once Upon A Parent said...

Am I still in time. Sounds like an interesting read!

tracy said...

hi!

i haven't heard of that book...but it's sounds fascinating. btw, i am reading the total money makerover now. it is very interesting!

thanks!
tracy
tracyhong@comcast.net

stephanie from texas said...

sounds right up my alley. thank you for the chance but mostly....thank you for your beautiful blog and doses of inspiration!

Maiz said...

If I win your giveaway, I'll come get it from you in person!

Unique Chocolate Gifts said...

Based on what you wrote about the story, it is very interesting and looks like there will be a lot of lessons that we can get. Hope I have a copy of that book.