Dorie's Around My French Table Giveaway!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Win this book!

This summer was challenging. The weather was gloomy, and so were some other things. I dropped off a lot of blogging, but now that "fall" is here, I'm hoping to come back to the swing of things! (btw, "Fall" in Los Angeles includes 90 degree temps this weekend! Eeck!)

This fall, I'm joining a new cooking group! French Fridays with Dorie is a sister project of Tuesdays with Dorie. The awesome Dorie Greenspan has a new book out and FFwD is going to go through the book one recipe at a time.

Since "cooking" to me usually involves mixing TWO different cereals, soy milk AND a sliced banana (oh yes, that is four different ingredients!), I am looking forward this group!

And if you want to join, register here.

My Tuesdays with Dorie friend Mary (such a cool name!) has given me an early 40th birthday gift of Dorie's new book! Whoo hoo! It is beautiful and I can't wait to start cooking. Then I thought, what better way to celebrate Fall, Dorie, Birthdays, Friends and all that good stuff, than by paying it forward and giving one person a copy of the book?!

To enter the giveaway (one copy of Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours), just leave a comment (if you aren't connected to a blog, leave your email address...and if you have a blogger account but it's private so I can't see it...leave your email address). Deadline is Thursday, September 30, 2010 at midnight PDT. Only US addresses. FTC disclosure: I'm paying for this myself.

{10/1/2010 update: Contest is closed! Congrats to #35 The Goatherd}

Good luck and happy cooking! - mary the food librarian
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Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome giveaway girlfriend. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up!

deanna said... [Reply to comment]

I know I'm super late but I just watched Julie/Julia and I'm really interested in French cooking right now!

Deeba PAB said... [Reply to comment]

Count me in Mary, count me IN! I love Dorie's recipes! TY TY TY!!

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Cool, I cant wait to see what you cook up next!

Beth said... [Reply to comment]

Fall on the right coast (Baltimore) also means 90 degrees! So I feel your pain!

deanna said... [Reply to comment]

I know I'm super late to this but I just watched Julie/Julia and am interested in French cooking now!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome - love Dorie!
carmen (runningcarmie at gmail dot com)

Martyna said... [Reply to comment]

Dorie's Baking book is amazing, and I imagine that this one is even better! French Fridays sound delicious


Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait to read all about it!
anne dot rauh at gmail

Hennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Fall in Oregon started a month ago it seems, and summer didn't start until July :-(

This is a lovely gift! I hope I win, I need a new cookbook!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I was too late to join TWD & would love FFWD.

JelliDonut said... [Reply to comment]

That paying it forward stuff is fun. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for the giveaway.

Kristen J said... [Reply to comment]

Loving this giveaway! So nice of you to pay it forward!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Its supposed to be 90 in Northern California this weekend too. I would love to cook from that cookbook once it cools down!

Janssen said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I'd love this. But then, I'm a cookbook junkie!

Topher said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the giveaway. Love the recipes.


zekks at yahoo dot com

Gastronomer said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh! I definitely would love this book. Thanks, Mary!

slush said... [Reply to comment]

so sweet of you mary! xo

Meagan said... [Reply to comment]

Love French cooking lately! Great giveaway!

Kathy said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a great book! I love her book "Baking: From My Home To Yours", and I would love this one as well! Thanks for the opportunity!

passmenotby @ inbox dot com

Jeannette said... [Reply to comment]

How sweet of Mary to get you the book! And how utterly sweet of you to pay it forward!!

I'm also waiting for Fall temperatures to come around. If the forecast is correct, we'll be having lows of 65 on monday! Eep, the excitement!!

Shortcake said... [Reply to comment]

I ran across your blog when I saw the 30 days of bundts and I keep coming back. This book looks great!

Shawnee said... [Reply to comment]

So cool. I'm going to join that group! I own her Baking book and LOVE it. BTW it was a birthday gift, too.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Shawnee in Oregon

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I would love a copy of this book. Dorie's recipes always look so delicious. Glad that you're going to be blogging more. I look forward to reading your posts.

Gabby said... [Reply to comment]

Great giveaway! Crossing my fingers :)

Shawnee said... [Reply to comment]

So cool! I received my Dorie Baking book for my 43rd birthday! I'm off to join the group and crossing my fingers to win a copy from you! =)

Shawnee in OR

Mrsblocko said... [Reply to comment]

I've always been intimdated by French cuisine. I look forward to reading more about the recipes in this book. Who knows, maybe it will help me overcome some of the fears!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait to try recipes from this book!!
And I guess I'll have to actually start a blog to do Fun French Friday's with Dorie (I added the "Fun"...but you know it will be)

mmdgamble @ gmail

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Fab giveaway!Reading My Life in France, JC - makes you just want to cook all things French.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Glad to join in the giveway....

Mrs. G said... [Reply to comment]

This looks like a great book. Thank you for the opportunity.

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

I always like getting into her non-baking recipes, too!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

What a great giveaway...pick me pick me!!

Kimberly M.

beth said... [Reply to comment]

I'd love to win the book - I'd even join the group if it's still open. My cooking skills are very weak compared to my baking fu.

The Goatherd said... [Reply to comment]

I have just loved following your blog. As a displaced Los Angeleno, I love seeing where you are eating...especially sushi and dim sum. I wish I was as organized as you are to be able to take lovely baked goods to your colleagues. Anyway, I look forward to more cooking with you!

The College Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, thanks for letting me know about French Fridays. Definitely going to check it out! :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Glad to know about this new group, I may have to join one to push me out side of my comfort zone!

jenn . rorabaugh at

La Table De Nana said... [Reply to comment]

Well this would be a treat I love her.I rarely enter..this is how much I love her.Thanks for the opportunity.

MsJess said... [Reply to comment]

I had the good fortune of getting to see Dorie do a food demo at ALA conference and she gave me some advice about improving my gougeres! I'd love own a copy of her book!

Carolyn said... [Reply to comment]

Mary! Pick me, pick me! -- Carolyn

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

Dorie's "Baking: From my Home..." has become my baking bible. I'd love to get my hands on more of her awsome recipes!

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

I love Dories book Baking From My Home to Yours. This is very generous of you. I am now imagining me winning. Ommm.

Marina said... [Reply to comment]

Yea! I love free books, especially cookbooks! Thanks for sharing and paying it forward Mary! Happy 40th to you too!

SolDucky said... [Reply to comment]

Ohh, I would love to read this!

cookingmama said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that sounds fantastic! I'd love to try her recipes!!!

Tessa said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to try out a lot of these recipes. Thanks for a chance at the book!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

i would LOVE to win this--i want to join the group but my cookbook budget is shot...

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]


Elsa said... [Reply to comment]

Hey! Can't wait for French Fridays with Dorie to begin!

Katya said... [Reply to comment]

I look forward to expanding from TWD to FFwD with you. And I don't have the book yet, although I've already made half of October's recipes.

Kana said... [Reply to comment]

As much as I would love to be part of the project it will not work for me. But would love to try out the recipes in my own time :)

Jessie @ simplysifted said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely love Dorie's baking cookbook. Maybe this new book is what I need to get me to make more "real" food?

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a neat book to add to my collection!

Mizzsingbabe said... [Reply to comment]

I want !I want ! I want! Am so in love with Dorie!!!!!

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! I'm excited to check out your new Friday cooking.

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

What a great giveaway! I think the new group is going to be just as fun as TWD.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so excited about Dorie's new book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Deeba PAB said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful giveaway, and a book on my wishlist! I'd love to win it Mary, so do count me in! Thank you!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Happy early birthday!

catharine.ellie at gmail dot com

linda said... [Reply to comment]

i just read about ffwd…how exciting for you to be part of that group…awesome!
thanks for including me in this fab giveaway!
all the best!!

Robin said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooooh! That looks good! Pick me, pick me!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This book looks so good! Love the blog :)

Angie said... [Reply to comment]

This cookbook sounds amazing! :)

angelilee91@gmail dot com

bookworm said... [Reply to comment]

I chuckled over your recent post about how easy it was to grow tomatoes. The second best way to grow tomatoes is to have a spouse who loves to garden. That's how I do it!
Spouse loves to cook too so I am entering so I can give this to him as a gift. He'll love it!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! I'm so thrilled that Dorie has written another fabulous book. Can't wait to see it.

Mariko said... [Reply to comment]

Please! Yes!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

This looks like a great challenge! Maybe I'll join.. but I have been feeling a bit too busy so taking things OFF my plate would be a good idea. When the being busier option is to put Dorie's good food ON my plate I'm really tempted.

Beth said... [Reply to comment]

How generous of you! I'm looking forward to trying these recipes, whether or not I win the cookbook. Thanks!

CindyD said... [Reply to comment]

I never win food blog contests, but I'll try anyways!

stacy said... [Reply to comment]

Looking forward to following the group. I love Dorie :)

jenniegirl said... [Reply to comment]

Just watched her make a brown butter and apple pie with a cheese crust on A and M blog....she is so fabulous!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

good luck! one of these days hopefully i'll have time to join a group! i'd love to have the book though!

Rosalyn said... [Reply to comment]

Great giveaway! I would love to win!!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

i'd love to try this book! i heart cookbooks :)

EMAIL: sekeil5 (at)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've only cooked a couple of french recipes a la Julie Child. Sure would love to try these! the book looks beautiful and filled with lots of future dinners.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hello thanks for the chance to win what looks like a fab book...e*

Bethie said... [Reply to comment]

Who doesn't love a giveaway!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm looking forward to your posts about the new book!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love cookbooks! And I'd love to try French cooking!

Amy S.

email: amytug77 at yahoo dot com

dena said... [Reply to comment]

I order cookbooks for a local library and have already sent in the order for the new book. But I'd love to have my own copy!

gini said... [Reply to comment]

I also joined the club! Don't have the book yet. I am in desperate need to learn to cook something more fancy than MAC n cheese.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said... [Reply to comment]

Did I already leave a comment? I think I didn't. But I did join the Friday Club. YAY. Hope I win.

leafy bombshell said... [Reply to comment]

I've been looking for this book locally but it seems not as easy to find as the first book was for me. Still, I'd love to win it!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I live in north Florida- fall here means 90s temps and high humidity! But I would love to learn to cook French food with Dorie!

Gillian OC said... [Reply to comment]

I love Dorie's Blog and have already signed up to "cook the book." Now I just need the book.

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait to start cooking from this book and would love to win a copy!

Momx6 said... [Reply to comment]

I would love this!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh, the book looks fantastic! Sign me up!

strmywthr3 said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win a copy.

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win this cookbook and add it to my library!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

E-mail address is

Mary Jo said... [Reply to comment]

i'm tempted to join this new group! and of course would love the new book!

Ellen kim said... [Reply to comment]

Such a great prize!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

I already have Dorie's new cookbook, but would love to get a copy in my SIL's hands and encourage her to join the group.

The book is gorgeous, isn't it!

Nice job in paying it forward M!

jocelyn said... [Reply to comment]

the picture on the cover on this book makes my mouth water. can't wait to see what other recipes are in the book

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

ooooo... I mostly bake and really don't have much cooking experience. It would be quite the experience joining the group for Dorie's new book.

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

OMG I'd LOVE to win this!

Rona Y said... [Reply to comment]

I have "Baking: From My Home To Yours" and it's such a wonderful book, I would love to have this one, too! I'm sure it's just as spectacular!


Book Boor said... [Reply to comment]

I checked this book out from the library and mourned when I had to return it. I hope I'm the lucky winner!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I've been wanting to get this book!

Jo said... [Reply to comment]

Can't wait to check out the recipes

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

I would love to win this copy of Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook. I love Dorie Greenspan and love French cooking.

AllThingsYummy said... [Reply to comment]

I just found your blog today thru Foodbuzz. Awesome giveaway. I'll be back to read more of your great blog.

Sunshine said... [Reply to comment]

Stay cool Food Librarian

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

How nice! I love Dorie. This book looks amazing.

Bella Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I am planning to join the group but haven't purchased the book yet. And yes, I do love Dorie - very much!

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

I would love a copy of this book. I spend so much time in Baking I feel like Dorie is my best friend.

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

I enjoy Dorie's cookbooks! Thank you!

Bungalow Barbara said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I'd love to win a copy.

Dawn C. said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the giveaways! And this would make a lovely birthday present to ME if I should win (my bday is this weekend).

sulkygrrl (at) gmail (dot) com

Megan B. said... [Reply to comment]

Love your blog, would love to win this! Although, I won't be turning my oven on until this heat wave passes...

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the great giveaway! You can never go wrong with a Dorie recipe. Love that woman.

Lysa S. said... [Reply to comment]

I just discovered your foodlibrarian blogspot and have bookmarked it. Will definitely be following your blogs! Thanks!

Sumi Sousa said... [Reply to comment]

Just making it under the wire...isn't midnight the deadline???? I cannot believe (but of course I can) you're baking at 4:30 A.M.!!!!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hi. I recently discovered your blog. Lucky me! Your giveaway enticed me to comment today, but even without that I'm looking forward to reading more! I don't have a blog myself--my e-mail is oldbrush55 -- [at] -- aol (dotcom).

The Urban Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I am so excited for this book. And I love the ides of french friday's with Dorie! I am so there!

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