Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine’s Day Cookbook Affair Giveaway~ Amy’s Bread and a Bread Dough Whisk



This year, my friend Alice of "A Mama, Baby and Shar Pei in the Kitchen, is hosting a fabulous FOURTEEN DAY COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY for Valentine’s Day!! I was really excited to be asked to be part of it. I will be joining some of my blogging buddies to celebrate Valentine’s Day with this #Cookbook Affair giveaway series. Fourteen bloggers with their favorite cookbooks, for fourteen days! It’s your chance to win a cookbook, and a chance to get to know some really great blogs! Today is day eight!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I definitely have a cookbook obsession! Some people would say a problem! I have never met a cookbook that I didn’t want or need! I really hate to admit that, but anyone who knows me would tell you, I have way too many cookbooks. At last count, about 600! I know, I know! I just can’t help myself!!

The book I’m giving away today is "Amy’s Bread” by Amy Scherber and Toy Kim Dupree. If you’ve ever been to NYC, you might have seen Amy’s Bread in one of the many stores where it is sold, or you may have gone to one of her bakeries! I first visited Amy’s Bread years ago, while my daughter was attending college in NYC. I was spending a weekend with her, and she took me to the yet unknown Chelsea market!  It was a few years before Food Network, and all the crowds found this wonderful place. Amy’s is one of my favorite bakeries in the City!  On that first visit, we bought some delicious treats to take back to her apartment, and enjoy with our tea. One of my favorites has always been Amy’s Fennel Raisin Cornmeal loaf.  For me, it was the beginning of my love affair with Amy’s Bread! I’m still waiting for her to share the recipe for that one!


Amy’s Bread Chelsea Market
Amy has been featured in the NY Times quite often, and has shared a number of her recipes there. One of my favorites is her Pepper Nut Biscotti, which has become my “go to” biscotti recipe.  This wonderful book contains crunchy-crusted baguettes, rustic boules and golden semolina loaves. It also contains recipes for several quick breads, like this delicious Maple Walnut-Fig bread. I’m sure you will enjoy learning how to bake artisan breads at home, or maybe learn about sour dough starter?                                                        
And as an added bonus, if you win, I’m including a bread dough whisk! It’s an indispensable tool for mixing dough by hand.




Dough Whisk

Next up is Anna Dishes, she will be giving away the ninth cookbook in our fourteen day giveaway, so be sure to stop by there tomorrow to see which cookbook she is sharing with you! You can also keep an eye on  my facebook page for links to her giveaway tomorrow and for links to the other giveaways! If you are worried about missing one of the stops in our 14 Days of Cookbook giveaways, check the bottom of this post each day for a list of the blogs and cookbooks! Each giveaway will be active for thirty (30) days so there is plenty of time to enter!

Here is a list of the first eight days of Cookbook Giveaways:
  • Alice from “A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen” with “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread” by Peter Reinhart
  • Christy from "Confessions of a Culinary Diva" with a French duo, “My Paris Kitchen” by David Lebovitz & “Around My French Table” by Dorie Greenspan
  • Chris from “Mama’s High Strung” with “The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs” by Karen Page & Andrew Dorenenburg
  • Adriana from “Great Food 360″ with “The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors & History” by Ana Sofia Pelaez
  • Kim from “Liv Life” with "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World”
  • Heather from “girlchef" with "Cooking with Frank's® RedHot® Cayenne Pepper Sauce cookbook" by Rachel Rappaport.
  • DB (Foodie Stuntman) from "Crazy Food Stunts” with "An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everday Celebrations" by Krayl Funch
  • And me...Kathy from “Bakeawaywithme” with “Amy’s Bread” by Amy Scherber and Toy Kim Dupree


Official Rules: Giveaway is open to U.S. residents as well as any APO/FPO addresses. Entrants must be 18y/o. To enter, use the widget below. One winner with a valid entry will be selected on March 2th, 2015. I will email the winner and they will have up to 24 hours to respond and claim their prize or another winner will be selected. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.


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37 comments:

  1. Great giveaway. I remember visiting Amy's Bread in NYC and it was fantastic. I'm sorry I can't enter because I'm Canadian! Good luck to the others.

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  2. P.S. Thanks, Kathy for posting links to this contest on Facebook. I've been enjoying reading about some of the other cookbooks too.

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    1. I should have opened it up for Canadians! This is my first giveaway and I was doing a lot of copying and pasting! Sorry, Beth! Next time!

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  3. This is a wonderful cookbook! Thanks for hosting the Giveaway... I love your blog, too!

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  4. I just read your "600 cookbooks" to my husband and he rolled his eyes (in a good way)...I'm nowhere near that but I do have a cookbook issue as well, I read them like books. I whittled them down when we downsized last year, but still...I could probably use a second round of whittling down. Maybe. Or maybe not. Nice to know there are others out there. :-)

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  5. I can't pick a favorite. I enjoy them all for many different reasons

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  6. Oh, I really REALLY want to try that fennel raisin cornmeal loaf, it sounds amazing! I'm pretty sure I need this book in my library....

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    1. p.s. - it's super hard for me to choose a favorite cookbook, but Authentic Mexican by Rick Bayless is a perennial favorite.

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  7. Lately Ive been baking things out of The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook

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  8. I love my The Pioneer Woman cookbooks! She is wonderful!

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  9. Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great

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  10. So many great cookbooks coming! Amy's Bread sounds wonderful... Really, who doesn't want/need another cookbook?

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  11. Lots of great cookbooks! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Kathy.
    Good Luck to ALL!

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  12. Fabulous giveaway, these cookbooks sound awesome! Good luck to all entrants :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. What an incredible giveaway! So generous!!!

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  14. Right now I am loving the Skinnytaste cookbook!

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  15. My favorite cookbook is a local church cookbook featuring recipes from the church members and their friends. I bought this cookbook for all four of my sisters.

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  16. I loved this bread dough whisk utensil! I've never seen one before and I'm going to have to buy me one! Shared on FB, tweeted, and Pinned!

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  17. I wouldn't say cookbook but I have a collection of old recipes from my mom that were handed down in the family, they are my favorite.
    Samantha

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    1. That would be very special to me too!

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  18. My favorite is the big yellow Gourmet book but the big green one is a close second.

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  19. My favorite cookbook is Recipes & Recollections...MY own first cookbook. =)

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  20. My favorite cookbook is The Red Had Society's Cookbook
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  21. Oh Kathy I don't even have a favorite color! But my Beard on Bread is pretty beaten up. And now I don't need to feel guilty acquiring my next cookbook (until I hit 600) ;-)

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  22. I don't use many cookbooks but frequent blogs quite often as well as Pinterest (the diet crusher). I do however use The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook as a reference now and again.

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  23. The one I grab off the shelf the most is the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.

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  24. I don't have a favorite but I favor dessert cookbooks.

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  25. I don't have a favorite, but lately I've been reading a really old cookbook that's all about honey - it's interesting!

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  26. I don't have a favorite, but lately I've been reading a really old cookbook that's all about honey - it's interesting!

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  27. I don't have a favorite. Each one I own (or have read) has something that I love. Would be impossible to choose.

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