Time for a cookbook giveaway! Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh over at the yummy food blog Sweet Potato Chronicles have a new cookbook out called How to Feed a Family (published by Appetite by Random House) and you're getting a chance to win a copy right here.
My first thought when I got a copy in the mail was just how super darn pretty this cookbook is. The use of colour, the simplicity and use of white space that's in keeping with their blogging style, and the photos by the ultra-talented Maya Visnyei are playful and perfect. It even just feels good in my hands; that soft, powdery paper cover that hints at all the magic you'll find between the pages. The recipes are approachable and adorable, and the chapters span breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and desserts.
To truly get a sense of a cookbook I like to go deep. I'm talking about those recipes in the middle of a book, the ones that didn't get the full-page photograph or a mention on the back cover. Because if those recipes are good you know the rest of the book is a pretty sure thing. I chose to make the OMG Chicken Parm on page 151. The breaded chicken was tender and nicely seasoned, but the shining star for me was the sauce. The addition of cider vinegar to the smashed tomatoes and garlic was a breakthrough and brought vibrant flavour to the whole dish. Next up I'm going to try the Maple Corn Bread.
Now it's time to WIN your very own copy of How to Feed a Family. You didn't think I was giving away mine, did you? Entering is simple and fun.
To enter, leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you look for in a cookbook!
Open to readers in Canada and the U.S. only.
Contest closes at 9 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, September 26th, 2013.
Winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday, September 27th, 2013.