Giveaway Winner and Cookbook Recommmendation

by jerseygirl on June 15, 2009 · 27 comments

Congratulations to Maria from Two Peas in Their Pod for winning the Spoonful of Stories Giveaway! Please email me your address and your package will be shipped out.

I know I have been the slacking blogger lately. The end of the year always gets hectic and it will still be this way for another week. School finishes Friday and then summer fun begins. In the next week or so I will be back blogging more frequently with plenty of summer recipes. I am so happy as our swim club now has internet access. I can blog hop poolside in my lounge chair. You can’t beat that, right?

I wanted to leave you with a book recommendation. How To Cook Everything is the book I would own if I could only have one cookbook. Mark Bittman is not kidding about teaching you how to cook everything. You can find anything in here . I just love owning this book. I usually love cookbooks with great photographs and this doesn’t have any. But it doesn’t matter this time because the instructions and recipes are so clear, I can visualize everything in my head. So if you are looking for the Bible of cooking, this is it! Have a great week everyone!

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Maria June 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

Yahoo! I am so glad I won! Thanks so much Lisa! I love Mark Bittman's books too!


Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] June 15, 2009 at 11:53 am

Congratulations to the winner! 🙂
Looks like she's going to love the book!


Mary June 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Lisa, I, too, love the MB book. It's a great kitchen reference. Enjoy today.


Pam June 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Congrats to Maria – lucky girl.

I've been hearing good things about this cookbook, I'll be sure to check it out.


Bridgett June 15, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Congrats to Maria! I need to check out this book. I look forward to more of your posts Lisa! Take care.


biz319 June 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Yep, I remember the end of the school year when Hannah was little, so many things to do!

Looking forward to your summer recipes!


kat June 15, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Its funny I do prefer cookbooks with photos yet my go to book so often is Joy of Cooking which has none


Jennifer June 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Oh my gosh: Mark Bittman's book is one that I always go too….great book


Karine June 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I just bought MB's How to cook everything and How to cook everything vegetarian. I am looking forward to have a good look at them! 🙂


Deborah June 16, 2009 at 12:19 am

I don't have this book, but it's one that I've been wanting!


Debbie June 16, 2009 at 7:22 am

Thanks for the cookbook recommendation. I love a good cookbook!


The Japanese Redneck June 16, 2009 at 9:35 am

Sounds like a great book. Pool side internet access, your right what more could you want.



Deb June 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I'm going to check out this cookbook; sounds like a great bridal shower gift.


teresa June 16, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Cool! My mom has this book and I have been so tempted to swipe it for a day or two!


Melissa June 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Ooo poolside. Have fun!!

And I absolutely agree about the Bittman. It was my greatest resource when I started learning how to cook a couple of years ago. Glad to see we all have this common love and respect for it.


♥Rosie♥ June 17, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Huge congrats to Maria :0)

I must look this book up Lisa to add to my every growing collection *giggle*

I've also been a slacking blogger lately too with everyday life getting in the way of blogging.


Adam June 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for the recommendation. I've read a book or two of his, and I've always like his simple approach. It should be applauded.


Jamie June 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I love hearing about cookbook recommendations since I collect cookbooks. I've never looked at this one. I'll make sure to check it out. School is out where I live so we are full swing into summer. Looking forward to your summer recipes.


The Blonde Duck June 18, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Swimming and wi-fi? Awesome!


Paula June 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I've heard of this book. I'll have to look for it next time I'm at the bookstore. I totally hear you about hectic June schedules! Just be sure to come back when things settle down! I miss your recipes! 🙂


Helene June 19, 2009 at 12:45 am

Congratulations to the winner.


Culinary Cory June 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Congrats Maria! Thanks for the cookbook recommendation.


Melissa June 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I have an earlier edition of this book (it has a yellow cover), but I agree completely: This is my favorite all-around cookbook!


black eyed susans kitchen June 22, 2009 at 11:21 am

We have the Bittman book. It is terrific! I enjoy his recipes because they are both adventurous and down to earth.


Sara June 22, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I have the vegetarian version of this cookbook and I love it!


Annie June 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm

That is actually greatly appreciated.. I love to know what cookbooks are really worth buying. Thanks!


comfycook July 17, 2009 at 7:19 pm

You are so right about Mark Bittman's ability to bring clarity to everything to do with cooking. It is the best reference, one could have.

When, I don't understand what something means or how it is done – it is Mittman to the rescue.


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