My cookbook giveway for July is SO MUCH FUN! I should start out by saying I am usually not a fan of cooking competitions. My friends are constantly asking me what I think of this or that television show – you know, the ones that have folks racing to make this or that, and that usually involve a stern and exasperated panel of judges? No thanks – I cook because it makes me feel happy, not to raise my blood pressure. But I’m making an exception for COOKFIGHT, because while it does involve a series of cooking challenges, they are done with humor and heart, and everybody wins. Especially we lucky readers who get a whole bunch of delectable recipes along with some delightfully entertaining writing.
Here’s the scoop: the authors are Kim Severson and Julia Moskin, both food writers for The New York Times…so you know this is a fair fight. They cook their way through 12 challenges, which include things like The Picnic Challenge, The Farmer’s Market Challenge and The Bake-Off Challenge.
Each challenge includes a fabulously entertaining introduction from each of the authors about how she approached each one, followed by their delectable, delicious recipes. As for the winner – well, that would be you and me, as we get 125 inventive recipes from two absolute geniuses in the kitchen who can also tell a great story.
And speaking of winners, I’ll be picking three of them to receive a copy of this scrumptious new book…just leave me a comment telling me what you would make if someone challenged you to cook up your very favorite recipe. CookFight! It’s a win-win.