It’s a Julia Cookbook Giveaway!

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Julia Child The Way to Cook

Julia Child would have been 102 years old last week.  What better time to honor her than with a giveaway of one of her greatest cookbooks!  This impressive and very large cookbook needs a good home.  Wouldn’t you love to own this classic book and cook incredible (yet surprisingly easy) dishes for your family?  Julia’s goal for this book was to be instructive and precise, blending classic techniques with American cooking, yet leaving you feeling that you can have fun improvising and creating your own special touches after learning the basics.  If you have ever felt you could never cook a Julia Child recipe, you will be able to with this book.

Julia will take you through soups, breads, eggs, fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, salads, pastry dough, desserts, cakes, and cookies.  There are over 800 recipes and 600 photographs, all easy to follow.  The recipes will give a basic instruction such as how to saute a chicken breast, then make it into dishes such as chicken and mushrooms, chicken provencale, chicken piperade, or chicken marengo.  With one bread dough, you can make calzones, pizza, or hamburger buns.  All in all, this book is all about good home cooking.

The Way to Cook, from 1989 and Julia’s 7th cookbook, weighs a little over five pounds and even back then cost $50!  It’s so big, it wouldn’t even fit in my scanner and most likely won’t fit in any mailbox.  You will need to make room for this one!

To enter this once-in-a-lifetime giveaway (for Continental USA only), all you have to do is make a comment right here on the blog of your favorite Julia recipe or why you would like to own this book, and you are entered.  That’s it!  You can start entering right this minute.  Entries will be accepted from now until Saturday, August 23rd at 11:59 pm.  The winner will be selected using and will be notified by email and the winner will also be posted on next Monday’s giveaway blog.

Good luck, everyone!  This one is a jewel of a giveaway.  Don’t miss out on a chance to win!

Kristina and Julia photos

This is my daughter Kristina in front of Julia’s house in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The kitchen photo is from the Smithsonian exhibit of Julia’s kitchen and other items.  The pile of books are more Julia treasures!

And now for the winner of last week’s giveaway of the Small Batch Preserving and America’s Best Vegetable Recipes:

Michelle Wiederhold!  Congratulations, Michelle.  Enjoy the books!

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31 Responses to It’s a Julia Cookbook Giveaway!

  1. August 18, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    Sounds great! I have a great appreciation for what Julia has done for cooking in America, and greatly enjoyed reading “My Life in France”. But somehow I don’t own one of her cookbooks yet, so would love to enter the contest.

  2. August 18, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    The fearless woman who paved the way for us all. Julia Child was an inspiration to so many home cooks. This book would be the most treasured of my collection. Thank you Debbie for this special opportunity!

  3. August 18, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    I’m not all that great of a good. But after seeing the movie Julie and Julia, I got more interested in learning to cook better meals. I would love to have this book so I could learn to cook like Julia Childs.

  4. August 18, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    I love cooking and baking! This book would be amazing to add to my growing collection of cook books! Julia Child was an amazing woman and chef.

  5. August 18, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Oooh…..even though I have more cookbooks than I need, this sounds like a GREAT one and I don’t have any Julia ones.

  6. August 18, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    JULIA CHILD’S BEEF BOURGUIGNON. What a classic!! Love, love, love her. What a great inspiration to pass on to generation after generation. Thanks so much for this opportunity. Who wouldn’t love more of Julia in their kitchen.

  7. August 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    It is so hard to believe Julia isn’t still around! Her influence keeps growing stronger and she is in everyone’s hearts as true genius and warmth ! Wonderful book ! And congrats to Michelle W !

  8. August 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    I tend to cook simpler than Julia did, so I hope this might inspire me to try more challenging recipes. She was — and is — a role model for anyone interested in cooking!

  9. August 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    She taught us to have no fear about cooking…. love her antics too! I would cook a roasted goose from her book and learn another great way to cook at home! Her book would be a treasured cookbook I would use over and over again!

  10. August 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    I grew up watching Julia on tv. She is an inspiration to anyone who lives and breathes the culinary arts, and especially French cuisine. I would absolutely love to have one of her cook books!

  11. August 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Julia Child was every great chef wrapped into one brilliant woman. Her approach to cooking was a step above the average home cook, but she made it look easy and gave hope to those of us with limited culinary knowledge. I would love love LOVE to own this book!

  12. August 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    I have never owned a Julia Child cookbook! She is the “Godfather” of women cooks. Would love to own this great book!

  13. August 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    Need another cookbook…

  14. August 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    My favorite Julia recipe so far is Carrots Braised in Butter. Oh, and we also love her Buttered Green Beans. Interesting method for cooking veggies!

  15. August 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    I recently crafted a recipe for Creamed Green Beans using Julia’s Creamed Green Beans I recipe as an inspirational starting point. They were amazing! I have the Mastering The Art of French Cooking books, and read them often. This would be a great addition to my reading by Julia.

  16. August 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    This is a wonderful cookbook which I have had for years! I met Julia briefly at the National Crisco Pie contest which was held in Atlanta at the Ritz Carlton. I was the Georgia winner. When she was being interviewed at our party (many of us gathered around), she asked the Atlanta TV news person who was the State winner. Immediately I was whisked away with her and the cameras following (as we chatted briefly about pecans) to show her my pecan pie. It, along with the other state winners had been displayed by the Crisco Contest. Julia looked at my pie and clasping her hands together she said —— “WEELLLLL SPLENDID!” And away she went, being escorted to another party which was being held for the Professional Culinary Association. My evening was complete although I did not win the Grand Prize — I met and chatted with JULIA — definitely a big win 🙂 🙂 ) ML

  17. August 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    I don’t have any of Julia’s books any more (Miranda has a neat way of sort of ‘borrowing’ many cook books and I don’t fuss too much as long as I know she is using and enjoying) so it would be fun to have 1 – again! I do remember making ‘stew’ type dishes and soups mainly from her books. Watching her TV shows was great too! she led the way for many.

  18. August 19, 2014 at 5:47 am #

    I would walk over to visit Julia’s kitchen recreated in the Smithsonian when I worked in Washington, DC, on my lunch hour. Would love the cookbook!

  19. August 19, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    I’m not entering the contest since I already have the book. I just wanted to say that I would put “The Way to Cook” on my list of essential cookbooks. I love the “Mastering” books, but no one (or very few people) prepare that sort of food on a daily basis. “The Way to Cook” has given me so many ideas for everyday meals. It’s one of my favorites and definitely a go-to book.

    I’ve scanned several of the recipes and put them in the cooking notebook I keep in our motorhome. We still like to eat well, even when we’re on the road.

  20. August 19, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    I love cooking (and eating good food!) and I have never cooked a Julia Childs’ recipe, so it is time I did! 🙂

  21. August 20, 2014 at 5:47 am #

    I picked up Julia’s Mastering the Art at an estate sale and find the recipes in there quite daunting. Your give away book may be more my style of innovative, but easier cooking. I love to read cookbooks and find them inspiring. Your culinary cellar looks beautiful.

    Loved reading the comment from Mary Louise and thanks for two more wonderful recipes.

  22. August 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    You can’t be a cook and not LOVE Julia!

  23. August 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    I only have some really old cookbooks and would love to own a classic like this. My niece loves cookbooks and I would share it with her. Thank you for the opportunity. If I was going to buy a cookbook this is the one I would buy.

  24. August 22, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    I would like to to own this book because I’ve been a fan of Julia Child since she was teaching us how to cook on PBS! I enjoy reading her cookbooks.

  25. August 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Because this girl needs a Julia Child’s cookbook! I admire her so much.

  26. August 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    I always enjoyed watching Julia on PBS and I loved the part about her in the movie Julie and Julia. I rarely watch a movie more than once but make an exception for this one. Saw it first at the movies with my daughter and sister and someone later gifted me with the DVD. One of my favorite recipes from Julia is her beef bourguignon.

  27. August 23, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    I just like cooking and this would be a really nice addition to my cookbooks.

  28. August 23, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    With all the cooking I do and cookbooks I have, I don’t have one by Julia and would love to try and cook any of her recipes!!

  29. August 23, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    I also have many cookbooks but none by Julia Childs. This would be a great addition to my collection.

  30. August 23, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    It’ll be my first Julie! Be still, my heart…

  31. August 24, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I have mastering I and Ii and love them. I would love “The Way to Cook”. Lulia Child’s programs still are aired on our local PBS station and I still love them.

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