Win Three Award Winning Cookbooks

by Crave Staff

 We had a few books come to us over the holidays for review and we would like to share them with you. Just make a comment and we will have not just one but all three of these award winning books sent to you. One winner will be chosen Friday morning, and the books will be shipped out the same day. Read on for a short synopsis of each book. We think you will like these.

As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto

With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really know of the inner Julia?

Now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia, open the window on Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written.

Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters show Julia, first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to Nice, Germany, and Norway.

With commentary by the noted food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these astonishing letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman

From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that’s as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health.

We are finally starting to acknowledge the threat carbon emissions pose to our ozone layer, but few people have focused on the extent to which our consumption of meat contributes to global warming. Think about it this way: In terms of energy consumption, serving a typical family-of-four steak dinner is the rough equivalent of driving around in an SUV for three hours while leaving all the lights on at home.

Mark Bittman  offers a no-nonsense rundown on how government policy, big business marketing, and global economics influence what we choose to put on the table each evening. He demystifies buzzwords like “organic,” “sustainable,” and “local” and offers straightforward, budget-conscious advice that will help you make small changes that will shrink your carbon footprint — and your waistline.

The Winemaker Cooks by Christine Hanna

Over 19 million people visit the California wine country every year to enjoy the area’s renowned wine, food, and landscapes and the casual lifestyle. Christine Hanna award-winning winemaker, mother, and consummate hostess epitomizes the regions laid-back approach to wine and food.

Hanna shares her wine expertise and entertaining savvy with 100 recipes, and 75 color photographs capture her tabletops overflowing with local ingredients and products. A souvenir of the good life, The Winemaker Cooks is sure to be savored by wine lovers everywhere.


Filed under chefs, Contest, Cookbook, Julia Child, Mark Bittman

25 responses to “Win Three Award Winning Cookbooks

  1. Any one of these would be a great addition to my cookbook collection – but all three? Wow.

  2. Richard Buferd

    I got some good ones for Christmas…of those, probably most excited to cook out of Milk and From the Ground Up!

  3. Joy

    OOO ME ME ME I love Julia Childs and Mark Bittman!!!

  4. Never heard of Christine Hanna so I’m curious to learn more there. As I type this, we have teamed with a travel agent to put a “gastr tour” of Napa together for later this year. Also, can one ever get enough of Julia Child or Mark Bittman? I think not. It’s like saying, “no thank you, I’ve had enough Beatles!” And like them, they are both classica as well. Mark’s easy to read approach I think is what sets him apart. It’s like you’re learning about the food but he recognizes tha tthe cooking happens over a stove not in a book. I have Bittman’s book How to Cook Everything andit continues to be by “go to” when I’m stuck or looking for a new twist. Great selection and great post! Lastly, we’ve found that our consumers are becoming more educated about food- things like “sustainable farming,” “slow food movement” and “seasonal flavors” are all terms my clientle uses. This selections respects that background but doesn’t talk down to the reader either. That’s my $.02.

    Chef Mark McDaniel
    ReMARkable Affairs Catering

  5. Celeste

    I love cookbooks! I must have the Julia book!!!!

  6. Kat

    All THREE are on my wish list of cook books that I collect and use frequently. I might even be tempted to make a dish from each and have the CRAVE team over. Now that would be something to write about!

  7. Daniela

    Pick me!!!

  8. Cathey

    Cookbooks are my favorite reading material! I would love to win any of these; winning all three would be too good to be true!

  9. Marge

    Please pick me. I love cookbooks.

  10. brenda charron

    Nothing better than reading cookbooks and trying out new recipe’s! All three of these would be great in my kitchen!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Mary

    My little collection of cookbooks hasn’t been supplemented for at least a year, which means I am in desperate need of some new material. These would keep me going for quite a while!

  12. Ashley

    oh I want!

  13. LOVE to add to my library!! CraveDFW rocks. 🙂

  14. I love to cook, so please consider me seriously and I’ll make you any recipe (as long as it’s not in French)!

  15. ooh new cookbooks to cook for my ittybittyfoodies!

  16. fleamarketlvr

    WoW! What a great prize to win! Cooking party great idea. Good Luck All!

  17. Alyson

    I have a cookbook addiction. I admit it. I embrace it. Please enable my addiction by choosing me for these 3 cookbooks.

  18. Say, Chef Mark — That’s a GREAT idea! A cookbook party!
    Prepare a dish out of your favorite book, and bring it along for others to peruse while we nosh on all the goodies….??

  19. Chris Castro

    I would absolutely love to win these books as I cook all the time and I LOVE JULIA CHILD!!!

  20. Greg

    Would love to own these books and broaden our cooking horizons with friends !!

  21. We will have a winner shortly! We will have plenty of opportunities to win at craveDFW.

  22. We finally made contact with the winner of the contest and are happy to annouce that Celeste is the proud owner of the new books. After we contacted Celeste she squealed back to us in an email, “I wanted to win this so bad! I promise to make you anything from the books you like!!”

    No need for that, just tell a few friends about craveDFW. New contest later this week.

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