Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A fantastic giveaway

I have had a beautiful cookery book sent to me for a review, which will be easy as I love it.  The recipes are very interesting in that they come from various countries that I gather the author has visited, such as Italy, France, Ireland, America, Scandinavia, and also some good old English ones.  The photography is brilliant and I have to say even if I were to rarely cook from it  (oh but I will!) I just love looking through the book as it's 'scrumptious !!!!  another lovely thing about the book is that it is very readable as the author not only gives a recipe but also writes a little about her travels to each country and there are little interesting quotes and folk sayings on most pages.      I'll keep you in suspense no longer and tell you the title and the author :-
The book is titled  ' Roast Figs Sugar Snow'  food to warm the soul.   by 'Diana Henry'

On the front cover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall  says and I quote ! 
 " Diana Henry's passion is infectious and her recipes tantalizing" 

 Here are some photo's from the book:
(sorry they aren't that great !  but the pages are shiny so were hard to photograph)









AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY ..........   TAH DAH !!

After I had received the book I e-mailed the person who had sent  it to me to thank her, and I mentioned that I had planned to do a giveaway to my readers on the blog, however after looking through it I couldn't bear to part with it !!   I then got an e-mail back saying that the publishers would send me another copy of the book for the giveaway, (that means I get to keep my copy !!!)  how very kind is that ??  so thank you Camilla.

So all you have to do is leave me a comment on this blog to say that you would like to enter the draw for the book, and when I have enough interest I will get a friend to pull a name out of the hat. Then someone will be the owner of a very lovely book.  I will give a couple of weeks before I do the draw so as to give people time to leave a comment with a name and a link. Please let anyone you know who loves cooking .
Good Luck

PS.  there is only one thing which I regret and that is I am unable to post outside the UK as it would cost me too much, BUT if you live abroad and are prepared to pay the postage I would be happy to get a quote from the post office if you want to enter and happen to win.

M x

34 comments:

Mark Willis said...

Hi Maureen; I'd like to be in the draw please. You make the book sound very desirable - and you can never have too many cookbooks!
You must write about some of the recipes that you cook from this book.

Heather said...

Oh I love cookery books - especially with pictures! Please can you put me into the prize draw?!

Gwen said...

There can be no greater recommendation for a cookery book than from someone who has tried the recipes. If not the lucky winner, I will put this book on my list for Santa this year.

Sue said...

Looks like a great book, do I need another recipe book? Of course I do!

Sue :-)

Tom day said...

Ohhh, someone tweeted this link, I'd love acopy of the book (infact, I might ask for one for Christmas) as it looks great. I'm not that adventurous in the kitchen, but am trying new allotment based recipes (had a great beetroot and chocolate cake one the other day)

Tom
http://tomsveg.blogspot.com/

hairygardener said...

Just discovered your blog very impressed

Maureen said...

I'm so glad you all left a comment as I know whoever wins this book will be impressed. So far we have
MARK
HEATHER
GWEN
SUE
TOM
HAIRY BIKER
thanks everyone for taking part.

cat davidson said...

I would love love love to win this book - the photographs look so delicious

Fiona said...

Hi, what a lovely looking book and you described it so enticingly- it's straight on my Christmas list, so even if I don't win it.....!

Greenorchid said...

Yes please, add me to the draw... I could do with some inspiration and if the recipes are as beautiful as the photos...

Margaret said...

Hi Maureen. Please can you put me in the draw for the book, it looks lovely.

Maureen said...

And now we have
CAT DAVIDSON
FIONA
GREENORCHARD
MARGARET
Ten so far. I received the giveaway copy today so will give it perhaps another week then will do the draw.

Angela said...

I love Diana Henry, would love to be in your draw and will put this book on my Christmas list if I'm not lucky. Oh those clever publishers!!!

Maureen said...

Hi ANGELA, consider yourself entered, good luck !

Donna said...

Hi

Could I enter the draw please?

Many thanks

Donna

Maureen said...

Hi DONNA you are in the draw, good luck.

dandy said...

Thank you for your blog - love your activities on the allotment. The book looks scrumptilicious! Please include me in the draw.

Chris said...

Ooooh, this book is already on my Christmas list, but it would be fantastic to have an early present! May I be in your giveaway draw please?

Maureen said...

Hi DANDY * CHRIS you are in the draw.

Maureen said...

DANDY & CHRIS, there doesn't seem to be a link to anything from your names ! do you have a blog ? if not I need a contact e-mail address if needed.

Chris said...

Hi Maureen, I have emailed you my email address.

Pam said...

Ooooh, yes please Maureen! What a beautiful looking book - not surprised you wouldn't want to part with your own copy.
P x

Matron said...

That looks great! always looking for culinary inspiration in the garden!

Maureen said...

Hi PAM & MATRON, you are in the draw, good luck.

Jooles said...

Hello :o)
thank you for entering my giveaway, i always love new visitors x
I would love to enter your giveaway if i may, the book looks gorgeous, right up my street and how kind of them to send you another.
love jooles x

Maureen said...

Just to say apologies to Hairygardener for calling you 'Hairy Biker' silly me !!!!!

Hilary B said...

Hi Maureen

love the book. can you put me in the draw please


Hilary Brocklehurst

Hilary B said...

Hi Maureen

love the book. Please can you put me into the draw


Hilary B

wellywoman said...

Hope I'm not too late to be added to your draw. Sounds like a really lovely book and I'm always in the market for another cookbook that helps me come up with interesting ways to use produce

vicki said...

Maureen- I'm so happy to visit you here at your beautiful blog! ( and I am SO sorry to have missed the chance to enter this fabulous giveaway. What a gorgeous book!!) love this book so much- I may have to search for it on my own!

I am totally blown away that you maintain 3 blogs- I can barely do one!! You win girlfriend!! Amazing!

I hope to visit again and read more here--- and your recipe blog--- ( you must have more hours in your day than I do :)

So very nice to meet you!
Vicki

vicki said...

I'm back to say that I am your newest follower :)

Vicki

Maureen said...

VICKI thank you so much that's a compliment because your blog is awesome and an inspiration, and I'm glad I found it. Blog hopping is a good way to find great blogs :)

EB said...

Who won? They're lucky because it's one of my favourite cookery books :)

Maureen said...

Hi EB it's good to hear from you. Angela won the book, and I agree with you it's a favourite. If you have any recipe from it that's been a success for you please let us know.