Monday, December 06, 2010

A Cookbook Giveaway (or three)

This giveaway is now closed. Check back soon for the winners!

Lest you think all the giveaway fun only happens on that other blog of mine, allow me share a very special giveaway opportunity with you today.

Friends at the most amazing Phaidon Press are helping me to give away three of my absolute favorite cookbooks to Under the High Chair readers! Not one, but TWO winners will receive all three cookbooks you see below. Oh yeah! For a couple of readers, your cookbook collection is about to get a lot richer.

Say, did you know Phaidon Press was named as the Best Cookbook Publisher in the World at The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards earlier this year? I know! I just love them. Now here is the awesome thing about these three cookbooks from Phaidon and why I'm so excited to feature them in this giveaway...

There's a cookbook here for everyone.

The young cook.
The home cook.
The gourmand.

No matter where you fit in those various stages of culinary mastery, one of the following cookbooks are sure to fit you like a glove.

The Silver Spoon for Children


Yippee! Finally here is a cookbook for my kids with nary a sprinkle or mini-marshmallow in sight. Instead it is full of over forty well-balanced recipes that feature wholesome ingredients such as beans, fish and vegetables. All dishes are depicted with absolutely charming step-by-step illustrations that present cooking as fun - and it already holds the attention of my 5-year old.

Noah pounced on The Silver Spoon for Children the second it arrived. He sat down and proceeded to read it for nearly thirty minutes. Have I mentioned he's five?

He then had me read him the recipe for Rigatoni and Meatballs, while he followed along with the illustrations, his finger slowly spanning the page. Well, that was that, we had to make dinner together that very night and we did.

Only we changed it up for spaghetti and meatballs. (Yes, I'm teaching him substitution and adaptation early.)

There's no question that this is the cookbook that will nurture every seed I have already planted in my boys and help inspire a lifetime love of cooking.

What to Cook and How to Cook It


This cookbook is the next best thing to having a personal chef demonstrating right in your own kitchen. It really is the ultimate step-by-step illustrated cookbook for adults; each recipe is depicted with clarity and demonstrated with as many as eight photos, leaving little room for question.

What to Cook and How to Cook It IS perfect for beginners, but also compelling for experienced cooks as well. I love its clean, simple layout; somehow it makes the task of preparing dinner seem relaxing.

Recipes are classics: Cinnamon Buns, Barbecue Ribs, Apple Pie, Spaghetti Bolognese.

You find all of your favorite comfort food on the pages of What to Cook and How to Cook it, and with such tantalizing visuals, you'll be opening this cookbook frequently.

NOMA

Title: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine
Author:René Redzepi
Photographer: Ditte Isager

It sounds like the sappiest thing to say, but this cookbook took my breath away when it arrived. I believe I tweeted:
"NOMA! Just received this astonishing cookbook?artwork?manual? from Phaidon. Almost want to weep at the beauty of it. #coffeetablestatus"
After one rapturous trip through the cookbook and its extraordinarily beautiful photos, I immediately cleared a place of honor on my coffee table for Noma.

Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine is the new cookbook from chef René Redzepi, a chef who's passion is to create something from nature. His Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, holds the prestigious title of, well, The Worlds Best Restaurant. Yeah, serious stuff.

Will I ever cook from it? Never say never, so I'll say probably, one day. Will I frequently flip through it, sigh over the photographs, find inspiration in the essays and draw from chef Rene's refreshing philosophies of food and nature? Absolutely.

Boasting 365 pages, 200 photographs, 90 recipes, and an education in Nordic cuisine, Noma is THE most sensational addition to my sizable cookbook collection this year.


Giveaway!!

The prize package includes the following cookbooks from Phaidon Press.
Two winners will be selected to receive the prize package.

How to enter:

Let keep this simple, shall we?

Leave a comment to enter this giveaway answering this question: "What cookbook are you currently enjoying?"

This giveaway will end Friday, December 10, 2010 and 11:59 pm. Good luck to all!

139 comments:

Kate said...

I still enjoy "Simply in Season."

j.farinacci said...

I am reading "Ad Hoc at Home"

squirrelbread said...

A tie between the timeless classics that live on my counter: Fannie Farmer and Joy of Cooking. Always helpful.

Cheers,

*Heather*

Mélodie said...

I would love to be original but I'm still excited each time I use Jamie at Home. The results are always wonderful.

suzieswapper said...

I am currently enjoying Bite Me by Julie Albert & Lisa Gnat

by Mama B said...

Every Christmas I pull out my Judith Comfort Christmas Cookbook. My sister bought it for me over a decade ago and it's been a faithful favourite every year.

Annabelle said...

Jamie's Ministry of Food (not sure what the North Amrican version is called) is a constant go-to for us at home!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I am loving Baked Explorations!

Stephanie said...

I just scored a bunch of cookbooks from the Discount Book Store. The original Silver Palate Cookbook and a book titled: America's Best Recipes 1989. Guess I could stand to win some new books. Pick me! :-)

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel said...

I've been going back to basics with my big Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. Possibly the first I ever bought... or was gifted. I don't recall, it was so long ago.

FoodGuyMontreal said...

I'm reading the Top Chef cookbook. Good stories and recipes from previous seasons.

Laura Keller said...

I've had a Williams Sonoma cookbook for years called "Eating by Color" that I love... It groups recipes by the color of the ingredients, so recipes with main ingredients like purple potatoes and blueberries are in one section while broccoli, spinach, and green apple recipes are in another. But I always love adding more cookbooks to my collection!

Naomi said...

I can't get enough of Shirley Corriher's Bakewise. I recently made her pound cake, something I've never really enjoyed (always dry) and fell in love with baking again.

Amber @ Bluebonnets and Brownies said...

Right now I'm obsessed with Robb Walsh's "The Tex-Mex Cookbook". It's like a love letter to my hometown of San Antonio, through food. So far, everything I've made in it has been like going home, without the 4 hour flight. *Loves*

EmmaF said...

At the moment it's got to be Nigel Slater's 'Tender'.

bellini valli said...

The cookbook I am currently enjoying is The Sweet Kitchen.

Katie said...

I love the cookbook, "From Asparagus to Zucchini." It helps with our CSA box!

Stuart said...

Skimmed through Donna Hay's Modern Classics last night looking for baking inspiration.

Danielle said...

I am in the middle of reading Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. I am learning so much about the act of cooking itself, and I'm loving a vegetarian cookbook that doesn't just revolve around tofu (no disrespect, tofu, but there is more out there).

Those are three wonderful books! Here's hoping!

asta said...

It's Christmas, so I'm deep in my grandmother's copy of the 1947 " Recipes" by the Evangeline Chapter of the I.O.D.E.

This is a book that has recipes with instructions like " beat until creamy" or "add enough icing sugar to make the right consistency". That last one is from Mrs F Scott. Bless her.
Almost all of the recipes have the name of the contributor in modest italics.
I love this book.

Tsh @ Simple Mom said...

Is it boring to say I still love flipping through "How to Cook Everything"? Because that's my answer. Though last night I was at a friend's house and enjoying her Alice Waters' "The Art of Simple Food," and it looks right up my alley.

Thanks, Aimee!

Jessica said...

Hollyhocks & Radishes: Mrs. Chard's Almanac Cookbook AND Simply Classic from the Junior League of Seattle

Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz said...

Very nice books! Right now I am enjoying my latest acquisition:The Taste of Africa, recipes from this entire mysterious continent!

Jennifer Jo said...

All my cookie books, considering the season. The All-American Cookie Book has some great recipes.

Karen said...

Right now I am enjoying Martha Stewart Cookies. Tis the season for cookies.

suburban prep said...

I have the newest Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa cookbook and there are a number of recipes that look wonderful and I have actually tried out a few already and they are delicious.

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Kaye said...

I'm revisiting Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking and finding more dishes I need to make soon.

aimeeconfer said...

i love cooks illustrated 'best recipe cookbook' and I always enjoy bon appetit, fast fresh easy for great dinners.

Michelle said...

I am currently enjoying the Pioneer Woman cookbook.

Emma Arnold said...

I'm really enjoying French Taste: Elegant Everyday Eating by Laura Calder. Simple ingredients and recipes and wonderful results. :)

Sam said...

I am currently baking my way through The Bread Bakers Apprentice by Peter Reinhart. Loving it and learning a lot about bread in the process :)

Jenny said...

My daughter would LOVE that first cookbook!!

I'm enjoying David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop... I find I want ice cream just as much in the winter as I do the summer, probably because of all the colds & sore throats! :)

Kelly said...

Right now I am reading "Cookwise" and picking out some recipes to try. It combines food and science.

myhybridself said...

I am thoroughly enjoying Nigel Slater's "Tender" for his sumptuous photographs and wonderfully written prose about vegetables. For weekday dinners Michael Smith's "Chef at Home" is a new go-to favourite for salads and Canadian comfort food.

tavia said...

I just got "Poor Girl Gourmet" - also a recommendation of yours. 8)

Jenn said...

I have really enjoyed every recipe I have made from "A Homemade Life".

Kara said...

A gift from my mom. :) Good Housekeeping's "The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook".

Mhiran said...

My current fave is "Pie in the Sky" a high-altitude baking cookbook, but am also loving Friday Night Dinners.

Melissa A said...

Just checked out Feeding the Healthy Vegetarian Family by Ken Haedrich from the library. We are not exclusively vegetarian, but I love the variety of fruits and vegetables that vegetarian cookbooks use.

Hannah said...

I'm reading Pam Andersons cookbook and I'm loving it!

The McKays said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I loved your review of all of your top 10 from "Simple Bites."

Let's see, I'm reading through the Trader Joe's cookbook entitled, "The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook." I've found some new favorites, easy, healthy, with simple ingredients. :)

Shaina said...

I want NOMA. I'm currently enjoying "The Flavor Bible." Does that count as a cookbook? Because it should.

Teia said...

Just made stew from "Tyler's Ultimate" . . . always a winter favourite of ours. I'm also slowly getting through "The Flavour Bible".

Bethany said...

the pw cook book :)

Lesley said...

Whew - what am I not enjoying right now with Christmas almost upon us? I find myself going back to Josee di Stasio's "A la di Stasio" for her easy but elegant recipes - great Can-con to boot!

Alissa Maxwell said...

We are slowly working our way through Rick Bayless's "Mexican Everyday" and our friends just GAVE us their extra copy of Ina Garten's "Barefoot Contessa Family Style," so we have amunition for the winter. That Silver Spoon for kids looks so awesome!

Joanne said...

I have been reading and cooking from The Best of Chef at Home (by Michael Smith), Jamie's Food Revolution (by Jamie Oliver), and Fresh with Anna Olson (by Anna Olson). I LOVE the chocolate chip cookie recipe from Michael Smith's cookbook, the Fish Pie Recipe from Jamie Oliver's cookbook, and have been drooling over the beautiful photographs in Anna Olson's cookbook!

jessicatelian said...

I love Alice Waters' "The Art of Simple Food"...

Victor said...

Cool. Another giveaway.

My preferences change every month. My cookbook of this month is "1000 recipes for Simple Family Food" by Eleanor Maxfield

Maria said...

I am enjoying Dorie's-Around the French Table.

S+C said...

Thanks for the giveaway - these cookbooks look GREAT! I am enjoying the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook right now...love the stories and pictures as well as the recipes!

Jen said...

Well, I have found I really really love getting ideas from food blogs - like yours! I have learned a lot since stumbling on your blog 2 years ago. Keep up the great work and thanks so much for sharing!!

seemommysew said...

I feel like I haven't read a great cookbook for a while now! Mostly just gotten my recipes from blogs, lately, it seems.

Alyssa said...

I still go back to the Joy of Cooking from time to time. I also love French Feasts. The photography alone is gorgeous.

arlene said...

I am currently baking my way through "Baked Exporations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented". I must say it has been fabulous so far, as was the orignal "Baked: New Frontiers in Baking" cookbook from last year.

Jodi said...

I have to admit that for the last while I've been getting my recipe fixes off the net. My main go-to book that is out weekly is and has always been Better Homes and Gardens, I use it for all my basic, just like my mom.

kimberleyblue said...

I'm reading through "Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen" - some of the best food photography I've seen in a long time, and I'm loving the novelty of some of the recipes.

Alison said...

What a fabulous giveaway!

I'm currently enjoying the Real Food Daily cookbook. The wasabi vinaigrette, in particular, is proving to be very versatile!

Laura said...

I am THRILLED to know that the Noma cookbook exists. You have made my day. My current scandinavian cookbook with the most sticky notes attached to it is "Scandinavian Feasts" by Beatrice Ojakangas.

Caitlin said...

"Baking Illustrated" from Cooks Illustrated. You can't go wrong with Cooks Illustrated...

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Such a great giveaway! I'm currently enjoying this really old cookbook my dad found for me at a yard sale. I'm not sure of it's name. I love it because it has so many old recipes that you do not see anymore.

stacief said...

These look great! Im reading cooking light!

Lizzie said...

I'm working my way (out of order, with a lot of repetitions...) through Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Southwestern mixed vegetable soup is the most warming, hearty, delicious winter dinner ever!

missweb said...

whitwater cooks and good to the grain are in heavy rotation over here.

-K said...

A World of Cake by Krystina Castella — it's beautiful and very educational for the kids... a cake for every country in the world!

Geek Knitter said...

I'm currently focused on "Cookies," the author of which sadly escapes me at the moment. 'Tis the season and all that!

alison chino said...

I am LOVING Ina Garten's new cookbook right now.

Lots of easy appetizers for the holidays!

I love cookbooks and these look wonderful!

Isabelle said...

I am reading One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking. Even though I am not American, I will be adopting some of those wonderful unsung recipes!

KelsyW said...

I am really loving Nigella Lawson's "Feast"...always good at this time of year.

Jennifer said...

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2010. Whew. Say that 10x fast...

Audrey {Crisp} said...

I like this cookbook my mom n law made for us. Also, recipies from the internet and this cupcake cookbook I have!

Kathleen said...

Slow cooker creations.

Kristen said...

I love all of my Best of Bridge cookbooks.

Anonymous said...

My sister and I talk frequently about your site and how we've never tried any recipe of yours that was distasteful...NO! On the contrary, as much as I love my cookbooks, "under the high chair" has become my latest cooking inspiration. It's where I go for what-to-cook-now. Thanks!!

Annie said...

Somehow I ended up being "anonymous"...anyways, I've been using your website as my newest "cookbook"! LOVE everything I've tried.

Angela said...

I am (re)reading How to Eat by Nigella, and occasionally taking a break to read Nobody Does it Better by Trish Deseine.

mayssam said...

I am currently enjoying so many but mostly David Lebovitz's Ready for Dessert and the Momofuku cookbook :)

Lynne said...

Well I already bought the Silver spoon for children on the strength of your review but I could always re-gift it :) If you are willing to part with Noma, though, count me in for the draw, definitely drooling over that one :)

NCavillones said...

I gotta say, my mainstay and most dog-eared cookbook is Bittman's How to Cook Everything so that's the one I pull off the shelf almost every day.

On a side note, I have a huge crush on Phaidon cookbook designs right now and I would be beyond ecstatic to win this prize package...

tastesbetterwithfriends said...

I recently went to Alabama and came home immediately went to Amazon and bought Southern Living 1,001 Ways to Cook Southern mmmm fried pickles:)

richelle said...

I haven't gotten a new cookbook in ages. So obviously I'm need of a new one! I do love my allrecipes one though.

Shaheen {The Purple Foodie} said...

My current bedside companion is The Flavour Thesaurus. It's so fascinating how they've listed 99 flavours and then made over 4,500 flavour pairings. Some so unfathomable! I'm pretty sure its on its way to become a classic.

N said...

I like Nigella Kitchen: Recipes From the Heart of the Home, by Nigella Lawson. She always has gorgeous photos in her books. Great contest and site, by the way!

Nadia said...

Currently enjoying How Easy Is That? By Mrs Ina Garten herself :-)

Janice said...

I recently picked up Quinoa 365. LOVE quinoa! I do wish there weren't so many quinoa flour recipes though, and more good ol' grain!

Mary said...

I'm enjoying learning about bread: The Bread Bakers Apprentice. Bread is impressive, even when not perfect!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I really hope I win this because I seriously want the kids cookbook so bad.

Currently I;m enjoying Crazy About Cookies by Krystina Castella. So good!

Sharon said...

I've been using recipes from "Talk About Good", my old standby Cajun cookbook.

Apfelmusbeet said...

Oh my, you're giving away NOMA?! :-) I am currently enjoying 'Ready for Dessert' by David Lebovitz.

queencake and titangirl said...

i`m enjoying " paris sweets " by dorie greenspan, which a friend gave to me. looooooove cookbooks and these all look great.

AnaGF said...

Wow, what a great giveaway!
I'm currently enjoying "Traditional Portuguese Cooking" (http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Portuguese-Cooking-Lourdes-Modesto/dp/B0007BUADO) - always nice to go back to your roots

Tengo un horno y sé cómo usarlo said...

Great idea, I love cookbooks and giveaways! Currently, I am dealing with "Pastry" by Michel Roux.
Hugs,

Amy Alexandria said...

right now I am devouring "The Family Dinner" by Laurie David, oh and "Christmas 101" by Rick Rodgers

Zoe's Mum said...

I'm loving Everyday Harumi: Simple Japanese food for family & friends by Harumi Kurihara and Sue Hudson. Gorgeous pictures, great directions, and simple but tasty recipes. We haven't been out for Japanese since! Even my 5 yr old daughter enjoys some of the recipes (which is a miracle in itself).

marcia said...

I love The grand central baking book, it has the best recipe for artisan style pizza crust in it.

Anonymous said...

Got a reprint of Julia Child's The French Chef cookbook,
Recipes from the original shows, as well as Bittman's
Food Matters. Rechecking them all for Christmas
cookie ideas.

Kristen said...

I'm enjoying Picture Me Cooking... a kids cookbook with a creative twist!

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Anonymous said...

I most frequently turn to "Joy of Cooking" or a little cookbook from a community in WA (Holden Village): "Lavish Simplicity."

Leslie said...

I got Jamie Oliver's 'Jamie's Food Revolution' for my birthday and we're currently enjoying cooking out of that. My kids went through and picked out recipes to try.

Melissa said...

Its about the third or fourth time I've pulled it out this year, but I'm still enjoying Caprial's Bistro Cuisine, an old book I've had for years.

I was sitting in the lobby and my son's speech therapist's office reading it just yesterday.

Callista said...

Not sure if this is open to Canadians since you didn't specify, but if it is, please enter me.

I am currently enjoying One Pot Cooking by Kate Bishop. Lots of great recipes.

Jessica said...

Currently on my coffee table: Mangoes and Curry leaves by Alford and Duguid. Thanks for this great giveaway. My whole family enjoy these books.

Ana Rita said...

Hi,
Now i'm enjoying "Kitchen" from Nigella Lawson.It´s amazing and as lot's of good recepes.I love the way she makes cooking so simple and entertaining..

Kiss,

Rita

Wes and Christy said...

I bought the first volume of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" for a quarter at a garage sale and I'm having fun perusing its pages.

Savannah said...

The Pioneer Woman cookbook--trusty stand by's time and time again!

Zeynep said...

I am planning to cook a lot from All about Braising, Molly Stevens.

Adelaide's Mom said...

I am making lots of recipes from Jaime Oliver Food Revolution. Read your blog regularly.
Cheers from Utah, USA

tzeisner said...

The cookbook called, "trying to empty my fridge and pantry before going away for the holidays." keep up the great work.

Ted,
Montreal

mapetite0206 said...

I have to say, due to the season I am enjoying Sugar: Simple Sweets and Decadent Desserts by Anna Olson. And the Joy of Cooking..I recently just purchased it and am loving it immensely.

Sean Grey Hanson said...

Thanks for sharing those cookbooks. Great contribution of recipes that fellow cooks were looking for. ~_~

irene said...

hello! i'm still enjoying nigel slaters "tender" :) please count me in!

Tina said...

I have dozens of cook books and I'm reading a really interesting one from the library by two Quebec nutritionists, but what I'm reaching for most often is a self published cookbook that my parents made for all of their children for Christmas a last year. It has all of our favourite dishes from when we were growing up along with absolutely hilarious stories from our childhood.

Tara said...

My favorite cookbook right now is one that I got from a Christian camp in Tennessee. It's called A Recipe for Life, and it has lots of easy fun recipes for busy moms!

Mepbeet said...

The Barefoot Contessa cookbooks helped me make a delicious Thanksgiving!

Marion said...

I am currently using Food Revolution from Jamie Oliver a lot! I have yet to fail a recipe from that book!

Kiran said...

I'm hooked into Martha Stewarts Holiday Cookies! perfect timing right? Happy Holidays!

meprincess said...

Indulge by Claire Clark.

Jess said...

I haven;t had a good new cookbook since LAST CHRISTMAS! This is totally unacceptable - I'll definitely not let that happen again next year.

Jennifer said...

Right now I can't put down The Pioneer Woman Cookbook and Tyler Florence's Stirring the Pot

Erica said...

I am going through The Comfort Table by Katie Lee Joel.

Abigail said...

The Essential Book of Jewish Cooking - some great recipes in there even if you don't celebrate Jewish holidays.

Abigail said...

I meant to write The essential book of jewish festival cooking, by Phyllis and Miriyam Glazer who are sisters

Momma McCall said...

Got "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl" as a gift for a family member, but can't help myself from sneaking a peak first. Would love some books of my own!

daiseechain said...

I still turn to "Bill's Food" by Bill Granger when I'm in the mood for tasty yet simple dishes.

Cheri said...

My cookbooks are more magazines at the moment. Taste of Home is always a favourite but I do have Anna Olson's "Sugar" and "Fresh" cookbooks and I love them!

Tickled Red said...

Wow! Great giveaway. I'm actually reading through some real old ones but I am hoping to read "Hooks, Lies and Alibis"

Jackie said...

I'm currently re-reading Molly Wizenberg's "A Homemade Life."

Kathryn said...

I am currently enjoying my Cooking with Trader Joe's cookbook. It's nothing fancy- just simple dishes that look elegant!

Laura said...

Ahhh= beautiful books! Count me in.
A current favourite cookbook I'm enjoying is Donna Hay's " Off the Shelf"

@tanjerine said...

Delving into Gluten Free Girl & The Chef!! I am going to perfect AT LEAST ONE of these recipes & it was just named on one of the NY Times best cookbooks of the year! Cuppa tea and a cookbook on a winters day = nothing better.

vickdn said...

I am currently going through one of the Taste of Home books, Cooking for One of Two

Andrea said...

We've a tie between Canadian Living's The Slow Cooker Collection and Martha Stewart's Cookies. Love the ease of slow cookers, and need the cookies now, for the holiday season. Thanks, Aimee!

Andrea (and Chris)

Julia said...

I've been enjoying Lucinda Scala Quinn's "Mad Hungry" for about a year now. Fantastic recipes that my husband and four boys (and I) absolutely love.

Cheryl Arkison said...

The last book I read and cooked from was Gluten Free Girl and the Chef.

Staci said...

I've been using a local cookbook a lot lately: Centre County Amish Cooking. It has some great, simple recipes.

yellowdoggrl said...

The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook... a great project from a great organization!

Natalie said...

made it just in time! i'm loving food network magazine...does that count? :)

shoutingforha said...

I have been enjoying "The Art of Simple Food." My fingers are crossed!

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