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A Cookbook Giveaway And Sneak Peeks For Those Who Can’t Enter

Today marks the first time my blog gets to act as Santa. Or perhaps as one of Santa’s elves. Actually, let’s say his sleigh. His mid-year sleigh, which only delivers to the United States and Canada. But still, someone’s getting a free cookbook out of this, so let’s not be too pedantic.

Several days ago, I was contacted by and asked if I’d like to host a cookbook giveaway on my blog. What, act as a conduit for a reader of mine to have Super Fun New Cooking Adventure Times? Absolutely.

Tuna Carpaccio at Shaw Flint Vineyards

Sneak Peek #1: My family and I recently celebrated my maternal Grandma’s birthday at a vineyard restaurant, and certain dishes were lovely (I actually am referring to the crockery).

The deal is this: take a peek at the cookbooks available at Snubbr (the site also provides recommendations for a myriad other products), then comment back here stating which cookbook (up to the value of $35) you’d most like to cook from and why. The Snubbr folks will choose their favourite answer and send the winner the cookbook of his/her choice.

The cookbooks on offer include dairy-free titles, vegan cookbooks, and raw food epistles, and I must say I’m mighty jealous of those of you who can enter. I’d love a copy of Veganomicon or Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen!

Amadei Chuao

Amadei Chuao. What did I think of the chocolate that many people have called the best in the world? Time will tell...

As I mentioned above, this giveaway is open only to those of you with an American or Canadian mailing address. I do apologise to everyone else – but hey, I’m left out of the loop too, so at least we can all sing Cry Me A River together.

The giveaway will end on July 26th, Northern Hemisphere-time (which means July 27th for us those of us in countries like Australia, but again that’s not very relevant), and the winner will be contacted after that.

Good luck!

Roasted beetroot

Not a Sneak Peek, but Something that is Good: Roasting beetroot for an hour, slicing and/or dicing it, then drizzling it with a mixture of tahini, honey, ground cumin, and sea salt.

31 comments | Leave your own

  1. Fiona

    Yeah, they offered for me to run one, but when she mentioned that it was for US entrants only I thought that was a little irrelevant, replied thanks but no thanks and tried not to get cranky at the world :p

  2. Fiona

    Yeah, they offered for me to run one, but when she mentioned that it was for US entrants only I thought that was a little irrelevant, replied thanks but no thanks and tried not to get cranky at the world :p

  3. croquecamille

    How dare you taunt us with your non-review of Amadei Chuao?!?

    I’ve heard zillions of good things about that Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Yes, I can just hop downstairs to the boulangerie, but it’s so satisfying to bake my own bread.

  4. whisperinggums

    Oh well, someone reading your blog gets to win something and that can’t be all bad can it?

  5. L-Engineer

    Obviously, you need a US based stooge. Via Tapaste ring any bells?

  6. Johanna

    hope you have fun playing santa in july – (not that he is appreciated in the northern hemisphere in July like he is down under in our winter!)

    however, having the wrong mailing address I much prefer your beetroot to the cookbooks – well I would love that beetroot anyway – sounds delicious

  7. Maureen

    The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book looks like a book that would give step by step instructions for baked goods that most people would love to have on their table for desserts. I feel sometimes that I really need help when it comes to making goodies for my family.

  8. Joan

    Sorry some of your readers aren’t eligible but I’d sure enjoy baking from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread. Just this year I started baking bread more seriously. I have baked many of the breads in Peter Reinhart’s other book Artisan Breads Every Day. In March I was also able to attend one of his classes at the Asheville, NC bread festival. I’d love to start tackling some harder bread recipes now that I’ve somewhat perfected my bread baking skills with the easier recipes in Artisan Breads by baking some of the extraordinary breads in Master the Art … Thanks for considering me in your giveaway.

  9. Lisa

    Great giveaway!

  10. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    What???? US residents only? hehe I am jealous 🙂

  11. Monique@She's Going The Distance

    Oh man! Tell me what one you want and if I win it, I’ll let you have it 😉 haha

    Or…. you know…. if I were to win one, I’d want that Sweet Freedom book. Fun giveaway 🙂

  12. thehungryscholar

    Yay ya a giveaway.

    I’m in the US. Yippee!

  13. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Nice prize Hannah! And of course thankyou for the chocolate porn too 😛

  14. Hannah

    Fiona: I just figured a fair few of my readers are American, so why not? Still, it’s sad how often Australia is left out of the loop!

    Camille: I know, I’m such a tease 😉 Oooh, is that your entry? Because you have an American mailing address with your parents, right?

    L.Engineer: Via Tapaste has already been so kind in that regard, plus I can’t enter my own giveaway!

    Johanna: You’re right, I’d forgotten about Christmas in July! I’m more on point than I thought 😉

    Maureen and Joan: Good luck!

    Lisa #1: Are you planning to enter? You’ll have to say which cookbook you’d like if you want to win!

    Lisa at Bake Bike Blog: I know, it’s so sad!

    Monique: Aw, you’re so sweet! But I think you should keep Sweet Freedom if you win 🙂

    The Hungry Scholar: But you have to comment on which book you’d like to enter! Quickly quickly! 😀

    Lorraine: It’s what I’m here for, right? 😉

  15. Lauren

    Ah, Hannah, I’ve never been more happy to be an American. Here it is:

    Since the age of 11, I’ve had a complicated relationship with food. It began with internal bleeding, the result of uncontrollable acid reflux. That meant spicy and acidic foods had to go. Next I was diagnosed with POTS, a condition that causes individuals to become dizzy or faint upon standing, and I found that limiting meat and gluten reduced my symptoms. Now, at the age of 22, I’m being tested for glucose-insulin problems and osteoporosis! I’ve had a wonderful life, with athletic and academic achievement, so I by no means feel sorry for myself. The question is: What can I eat!? “Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine” presents territory that I’ve never explored. I hope Sarma Melngailis’s book teaches me how to bring balance to my health, without sacrificing flavor and fun.

  16. Lauren

    And now, in the non-self promoting: What do you think of Theo Orange Dark Chocolate? I wasn’t happy with it — an almost chalky taste. I still don’t trust my chocolate-tasting abilities, though, so I want to hear what the experts have to say! (Especially ’cause other online sources have good reviews.)

  17. Hannah

    Lauren: Good luck! You have had a rough trot 🙁 Now, about the chocolate… I must sadly state that not only have I never tried that particular Theo, I never will. Orange-flavoured chocolate is my only no-go area, as even the smell makes me feel nauseous. 🙁 You shall have to do all the orange chocolate eating for the both of us! (I even refrained from buying Theo’s Chilli chocolate, because it has orange in it.)

  18. croquecamille

    Yes! And I’ll even be there to visit in a matter of weeks…

  19. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    You, my dear, definitely need both Veganomicon and Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen!

    As for me, I need need NEED Living Raw Food by Sarma Melngailis! It’s been “next on my list” for ages!

    Hooray for your first giveaway! 😀

  20. BitterSweet

    What a fun giveaway- I’m certainly curious to learn more about raw food, so I might go with RAWvolution!

  21. Hannah

    Camille: You must be so excited! Ding dongs and twinkies await! 😉

    Amber: I do I do I DOOOOO!!!!

    Bittersweet: Oooh, and then we could get more raw chocolate on your blog! 🙂

  22. Vaala ◪

    I have both Veganomicon and Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen so come visit me…we can cook up a storm!

  23. Hannah

    Vaala: Don’t tempt me! Oh, travel… P.S. Are you anywhere near Greytown? There’s a shop called Schoc there that I’m hypothetically in love with!

  24. Vaala ◪

    But really…you should come visit (sorry, I couldn’t resist)! Greytown is at the other end of the island to me. I’ve seen various Schoc products (just the chocolate tablets I think) at boutique stores in Auckland though…should I try some (quite possibly a silly question I suspect)?!

  25. Hannah

    Vaala: 🙂 🙂 I really would love to see NZ again sometime soon! Vague plan for the future? I haven’t tried any Schoc but its the intriguing flavour combinations that appeal to me. If you try some, let me know what you think!

  26. Louise

    Yes very naughty with the tease about Amedei. I’ve tasted it cooked in the 8 texture chocolate cake at Quay in Sydney. It was a very nice, probably even magnificent, dessert, even if I couldn’t see/taste or feel the 8 textures. I’m not sure that it wouldn’t have fabulous with any other couverture chocolate though. I haven’t had the chocolate itself, and will have to await your review.

  27. Vaala ◪

    Apparently I can have any of the dark and bittersweet tablets (I emailed them yesterday out of curiosity). Hmmm, I am definitely keen to try some now! Just gotta decide on a flavour…

  28. Angela

    I’d like to win Artisan Bread too! Heard so many great things about it from bloggers. My friend bought it and made some really delicious bread with it… when i asked her where she bought it, she told me she make it from that book… i knew i had to get it someday. chang.z.ang (you know what)

  29. Francine

    Canada weighing in here for Santa & his elves – less distance to travel from the North Pole to me. I’d love to win The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book because I am an avid baker, and this is one book I don’t have in my collection & know that I would get a lot of use of it, not to mention that I’m sure there are some great cookie recipes in it that I could make for Santa’s return trip in December!

  30. thehungryscholar

    I would like to win The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book. I heard it is a great book for beginner bakers, and I certainly fall in that category. Further, I am joining a new English Department soon. I am nervous about making friends. I want to develop a reputation as “that girl that brings awesome baked goods to our parties” and then everyone will LOVE ME!!!

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