The cookbook give-away for this week of June 7th, seemed to me that it had to be something Chicago. In the last month, the Chicago area enjoyed having the winners from American Idol and Biggest Loser, and now, the Blackhawks are trying to make it to the Stanley Cup finals. This is a great cookbook with recipes from some of Chicago’s most beloved restaurants. Since it was published in 1977, some of the restaurants no longer exist, but their recipes always will! Chicago ranks right up there with New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other great cities, with its fine cuisine. We are not just a city with hot dogs and deep-dish pizza. Some of the recipes in this book include a Lobster Bisque from Le Francais; Lamb Stew in Dill Sauce from Ann Sather’s; Pears Helene from The Bakery; Veal Ragout from the Berghoff; Chicken Vesuvio from Gene and Georgetti’s; Ratatouille from The Pump Room; Bah Mee from Trader Vic’s; or Souffle au Chocolat from Truffles. Whether you are a Chicago native or just love good recipes, this is a great cookbook to own! Just email me at the address on the right by midnight this Friday, June 11th, and I will put your name into the random drawing. If you are selected, I will then email you for your address to send it to you. Good luck!! And congratulations to Georgette N. who won last weeks’ drawing for “The Outdoor Cookbook.” Georgette, I sent you an email over the weekend about your win, but haven’t heard back from you yet. Please check to see if my mail went to spam – I don’t want you to miss out on the book!
Cookbook Give-Away for the week of 6-7-10!
June 7, 2010 in Uncategorized
Why I Started This Blog
I love cookbooks. I mean I really love them. I love to read them, treasure them, learn from them, and, of course, cook from them. To me, cookbooks take on a life all of their own. They are history, family, and memories. I have been collecting cookbooks and writing down treasured recipes of family, friends, and neighbors since about age twelve, which means I now own thousands of cookbooks, recipes, and clippings. Now I want to share them with you along with the many other culinary treasures of my cellar." - Debbie Vanni