National Library Week 2012 - Flour Cookbook Giveaway

Thursday, April 12, 2012


It's National Library Week 2012! I'm putting the Librarian in the Food Librarian blog this week!

I'm having a few giveaways this week. Today, I'm giving away a really pretty book - The Flour Bakery Cookbook. (See my other giveaways for Baked Cookbook and Biscuit Cutters - all end Monday, April 16th!)

Flour cookbook giveaway for National Library Week
Win a copy of Flour Bakery Cookbook

This cookbook is wonderful. I'm made a number of recipes. The yellow cake is so awesome. The Lemon Ginger scones? OMG. So good. And don't forget the Apple Snacking Cake, Chocolate cookies and Brownies! The text is very detailed and easy to understand. If you don't win the giveaway, you should definitely add this to your bookshelf!! See if your library by looking it up in WorldCat (a world-wide catalog of libraries - way cool).

Flour Bakery collage 3
I've visited Joanne Chang's Boston bakery last year and it was delicious! You can make many of these yummy delights at home with the cookbook!

Flour Bakery - Yellow Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Yellow Cake from the Flour Bakery cookbook

To enter today's giveaway, simply leave a comment below (one entry per person) and I'll pick the winner from a hat (aka Random). Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2012 at midnight PDT. If your comment isn't linked to a blog where I can find you, please leave your email. Shipping to U.S. addresses only. Cake not included, but recipe is inside so you should totally make this cake! Disclosure: I'm paying for the book and shipping.

Good luck and have fun at your library! More info about National Library Week is at ALA!
   - mary the food librarian
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Meredith said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmmmmmm! Pick me, pick me! (Otherwise I might just have to buy the book for that yellow cake alone! : )

Annie said... [Reply to comment]

The yellow cake looks amazing!

manda said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a great book.

Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming said... [Reply to comment]

This would be so fantastic to win! Love your blog!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is a wonderful cookbook that I explored after your recommendation. Thanks

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That yellow cake looks divine!

mmdgamble at gmail

Jonathan said... [Reply to comment]

I literally *JUST* bought the book on Amazon... so excited for the homemade oreos!

o.O said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a big fan of Flour, and I'd love to learn how to bake as well as Joanne Chang!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

I loved this cookbook when I borrowed it from my public library. I was so sad when I had to return it. Thanks for the great giveaway!
heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Yellow cake with chocolate frosting: my fiance's favorite!

Justin Whitaker said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, man, what an awesome book! With that, I could cook the ultimate cake, and rule the world!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

pleas pick me
Janet Shum

Eliza said... [Reply to comment]

Your blog looks awesome!

wednesday's child said... [Reply to comment]

Love love love Flour! Being around the corner from them in Boston is the best!!

Anil said... [Reply to comment]

Love this book - want another!

wednesday's child said... [Reply to comment]

Love love love Flour! Being around the corner from them in Boston is the best!!

DB said... [Reply to comment]

Looks wonderful!

isabel said... [Reply to comment]

Ohhh man, I've had this book high on my wish list for a very long time! Thanks for all the great giveaways this week! :)

Stefanie R. Maclin said... [Reply to comment]

I've long wanted to try some of her recipes - this seems like the perfect chance! srmaclinATgmaildotcom

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

The pictures look deliciious!

Mandy said... [Reply to comment]

I could read this book like a novel!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I have seen this book and everything looked amazing. It's on my wish list and this reminds me to go and update that...

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

I've been meaning to check out this book for a long time but I really had to comment that your photo of the cake is just stunning, wow!!

Savannagal said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for a terrific giveaway.

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

those cakes look delish!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

gail said... [Reply to comment]

thanks for this giveaway!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've made Flour's banana's delicious and always gets rave reviews. Loved to try other recipes.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

ssengele in the vicinity of hotmail

Just started reading your blog; looks great!

kskristy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness, I love yellow cake and that one looks amazing! I would definitely love to have this cookbook!

dave said... [Reply to comment]

my wife would love this!

katem said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh, a dessert cookbook! YES!

Hilary said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun cookbook!

Barbara said... [Reply to comment]

That book -- and the cakes -- look wonderful! Oh how happy I would be to win this!

Tazeen said... [Reply to comment]

OMG This cookbook has been on my "wishlist" for so long!! All of the recipes in it look amazing!


Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I got this book from the library, and I'd love to own it. The recipes in it are great!

jessicaklow (at) gmail (dot) com

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

That cookbook has been on my wishlist for a long time - it looks amazing!

Azusa said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, I've been curious about Flour for some time. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

Margaret said... [Reply to comment]

That yellow cake looks so perfect that it must be fake! The crumb is beautiful!

mckiki said... [Reply to comment]

I'd love to make that yellow cake!

pafuso said... [Reply to comment]

I am very excited about this giveaway. In July, I'm going to a library conference in Boston, so I hope I can find time to visit Flour. Your recipe, by the way, looks very yummy.

Duffy said... [Reply to comment]

OH MY GOD!!! I stalk this book at CostCo. I lived in Boston and went to a couple of her restaurants, and Flour is as amazing as you'd expect it to be. Your yellow cake looks amazing - is that yours???

Fuji Mama said... [Reply to comment]

I was just eying this book at the bookstore the other day!!

alexa said... [Reply to comment]

This looks like an awesome cookbook!

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

I'm sure I could bake the cake if i win the cookbook, but it'll never look as fancy as yours :) Love your decorating.

rachel said... [Reply to comment]

My husband is from Boston. Next time we're visiting his family, I'm going to demand we visit Flour. :)

jami said... [Reply to comment]

i continue to look for a good yellow cake recipe! i found one, but i don't think the hunt is over, so i would love to try this one.

chocolate_coin said... [Reply to comment]

mmm cake! thanks!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win the Flour Bakery Cookbook...I love baking and I love your BLOG...PLEASE PICK ME!!!! <3

Beth Hanson

beth said... [Reply to comment]

ooooh yes please. I already had the other one you gave away (Baked Explorations) and was so happy to see the review of the Sunday cake. I've been eying this cookbook and would love to win it!

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

I've been wanting this book for ages!

Carolyn said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful cake! Not too pretty to eat though....yummy. Hope I win!

Joseph Fitzpatrick said... [Reply to comment]

The most under represented area in my cook book collection is baking. I can always use another!

Christie said... [Reply to comment]

This cookbook looks wonderful!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've never seen this book before, but I sure would like to. ;)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love Cookbooks! I read them like I would a fiction book, page by page :) This looks like a wonderful read, with lots of scrumptious recipes to try! Thank you,
Carol G (

amy beth marantino said... [Reply to comment]

this book has been on my wish list for a while now.

Hennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I could see the photos on my screen. I would love to have a new cookbook to add to my very small library.

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't seen this book before, but I'd love to have it! Thanks for all of the fantastic giveaways this week!

emily.soldner [at]

joan said... [Reply to comment]

Happy National Library Week! We're celebrating in my law library, too.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Two Rivers Soap Company said... [Reply to comment]

Those recipes sound yummy! Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Would love to have this!

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

I've seen this cookbook before and it looked so neat. Her chocolate chip cookies are my absolute fave.

alexclaire said... [Reply to comment]

This book looks absolutely lovely.

suburban prep said... [Reply to comment]

I can only imagine how wonderful the recipes are in this book. Your pictures of the finished items look wonderful

msgb245 at gmail dot com

elyse said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a huge fan of Joanne Chang. I'd love to have a copy of her book!

J said... [Reply to comment]

Bolcacs said,
OMG! Cookbooks are my weakness. Especially the dessert cookbooks that have lots of chocolate recipes in them.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Would love to have this cookbook!!

8b898af4-b7b3-11e0-9012-000bcdcb8a73 said... [Reply to comment]

omg! I just saw her on Ming Tsai's show a couple of nights ago. totally luv her... and I am so in love with Ming.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The only problem I can anticipate having if I won this cookbook is which recipe to make first!

jenny_farrington at yahoo dot com

Chrissy said... [Reply to comment]

Entering! Yummm.

sugarswings said... [Reply to comment]


Cassie said... [Reply to comment]

Love the look of this book!

ccbaker said... [Reply to comment]

Another exciting cookbook - shall I be good and give it to the library, or keep it for myself?

Anu said... [Reply to comment]

I hope I win!!!! Thanks for having the giveaway :)

Rona Y said... [Reply to comment]

I've tried a couple of her recipes and they were fantastic!

prasantrin at gmail dot com

Meister said... [Reply to comment]

Oh gosh, how I miss the days when I lived a short walk from Flour in the South End, and could take a Saturday morning trip there with my roommates for sticky bun breakfasts... Sigh...

Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

i hope i win!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

i've actually borrowed this book from the library before and LOVE it..would love to own it!

sydney85 said... [Reply to comment]

The apple snacking cake and the scones sound wonderful. This book has amazing recipes that I would love to try.

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win this!!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win this!!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

I cannot believe I went to Boston recently and did not go to this bakery! Ugh! I will have to make them at home instead!

dorism6220 said... [Reply to comment]

The recipes sound really good.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is one cookbook I would love to have! Thank you for this giveaway.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I was in Boston for 3 hours and Flour was my destination. It was awesome. I'd love to win this!

Cat said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome giveaway!! Thanks :)

sweepinpianista at gmail dot com

Suzanne said... [Reply to comment]

I made the chocolate chip cookies and the family went nuts; they have become legend. Unfortunately, I have to check the book out of the library every time I want to make them...I'd love to have my own copy of the book!

jessicaerin said... [Reply to comment]


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love your blog!

Cindy Strawberry said... [Reply to comment]

We would love that book! One of my sons loves to bake.

Cindy Strawberry said... [Reply to comment]

One of my sons loves to bake, we would love that book!

likethefruit said... [Reply to comment]

She lives in Boston! Can't hate on that!

cherry dot lim001 at gmail dot com

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

still haven't been to flour, would be great to try making some of the goodies at home!!

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

Flour is by far my favorite bakery. The brownies. Sigh.

pikate said... [Reply to comment]

I been to the Four on Farnsworth Street and had the carrot cake. So good. Thanks for the giveaway!

EmandM said... [Reply to comment]

Flour is the best!!!

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

Happy National Library Week to you!

Kimmy11 said... [Reply to comment]

This book is on my wish list!

Divya Kudua said... [Reply to comment]

Yellow Cake recipe sounds so good!

nicole | kimchiburgers said... [Reply to comment]

Whee I hope I win! I've been on the look out for some good, reliable cookbooks!

nicole | kimchiburgers said... [Reply to comment]

Whee I hope I win! I've been wanting this book for a while. Thanks for the giveaways, Mary! said... [Reply to comment]

i'd love to win. thanks :)

Farah said... [Reply to comment]

My daughter has been BEGGING me for this cookbook for such a long time!


MidnightAgenda said... [Reply to comment]

EEp! That books looks YUMMY!

webmailaddress2 said... [Reply to comment]

I've heard lots of good things about Flour. <3 the library.

Esther said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I keep hinting to my husband that I want this book. We ate at the bakery last year and loved it!


veronica said... [Reply to comment]

those are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen!

Sand said... [Reply to comment]

I adore Flour bakery!

Lemon Chiffon Cake said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, how I wish I can win this cookbook. Pick me!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Those cupcakes look amazing!

Catie said... [Reply to comment]

I am drooling! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I want to win this for my mom, who has had a trying year due to the death of her best friend, my dad's illness, and her own health issues. She loves to cook and loves reading (even cookbooks!). Please pick me.
Sheri in Carefree

GSTQ80 said... [Reply to comment]

Those look yummy! If only I had a cookbook so I could make those at home...

GSTQ80 said... [Reply to comment]

Those look yummy! If only I had a cookbook so I could make those at home...

karrie said... [Reply to comment]

This is such a great giveaway.
I was looking for a new dessert cookbook to try.

NancieJane said... [Reply to comment]

I love this blog! (I love you, too!). I love the Vietnamese Coffee Jello cubes. And mostly, I LOVE BIG BUNDTS!
Thanks for what you do.

Kirsti said... [Reply to comment]

Those books look fantastic! I've love to have a chance to win them! :)

Doreen said... [Reply to comment]

Would love to win! beaniebruin [at] gmail [dot] com

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win this! Thanks!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

All those recipes sound delicious! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've been stalking this book!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win this book!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've seen both books before, (checked them out from my library). Both are great. Winning one would be the icing on the cake (pun intended)!

moonsword said... [Reply to comment]

There's a recipe for Vanilla Bean Pound Cake in it...sounds so good! So many delicious recipes I'd love to try. :)

Sumi said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you had a good weekend Mary! Come visit San Francisco soon!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yay! Another cookbook to add to the collection! Thank you for the opportunity!

ten b said... [Reply to comment]

cool giveaway. i'd love this book. thanks
10750coupons at gmail dot com

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Joanne Chang's macarons are my favorite. Love cookbooks! Thanks for all you do as a librarian AND with your yummy blog! ;)

Kerry Howe said... [Reply to comment]

Just stumbled across your site today! Love at first site! I would love to win this book! Thank you!!!

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

I have a few cookbooks in my personal library, but none for baking. This one would be nice. Thanks.

PentWeazle said... [Reply to comment]

Catalogers like National Library Week and WorldCat too!

26starrs said... [Reply to comment]

they make the most amazing cinnamon buns! Hope to win the cookbook - thanks!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

That is one pretty cake!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

It looks so delicious!

lyssa said... [Reply to comment]

Heard that this is an awesome book! Would love to add it to my growing cookbook collection.

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