14 December 2006

Menu for Hope III: Day Four/Cookbook Addicts Anonymous

Note: Thanks for the emails letting me know of the link problems--I think I've fixed them so you can go directly to the donations page.

Just checked the donations page and as of this minute, we've raised US$15 850.

As always, I'm checking in on our Canadian-donated prizes and we're not doing too badly, but it would be nice to see some more bids on these nifty gifties from our beloved nation.You don't have to be Canadian to bid on these--if your name is drawn (and you've let us see your email address), we'll ship these books to you, where-ever you are. As always, you can put your name in for one prize with a US$10 donation.

I took a look at what we're offering and there are definite themes happening. From now until the end of the campaign, I'll be revisting these really lovely prizes, but as themed groupings.

Today: Cookbooks Addicts Anonymous

In the year+ that I've been reading foodblogs, one theme keeps coming up:

Oh, my groaning shelves.

Face it. We love food, we love cooking and we love cookbooks.

I know when I travel to Toronto, one of my usual stops as of late has been The Cookbook Store on Yonge Street. Cookbooks offer up a world of possibility that both challenge us and give us confidence as homecooks. Some of us are downright addicted to these tomes of treats (okay, I know I am, but I'm sure there are others).

For those of you who haven't yet joined Cookbook Addicts Anonymous, we have a number of really irreverant, useful and inspiring cookery books that would love to be shipped to you (umm...yes...books have feelings...my kindergarten librarian told me this).

CA02. Food+Drink: nibbles and sips for holiday entertaining
Tara of Seven Spoons packaged three cookbooks to take you from the surreal to the sublime. Michele Cranston and Petrina Tinslay’s Food and Drink at Home guides busy and social people through simple but elegant foods fit for a crowd. From Coconut Shrimp Lollipops to S’mores Shooters, Bob Blumer (aka The Surreal Gourmet) will help you find new and fun ways to play with your food in Surreal Gourmet Bites. Coax out your inner mixologist with The Playboy Bartender's Guide (Deluxe Edition)’s 1,400 mouth-watering cocktail recipes (Bunny ears not included).
If you want to win this prize, please enter CA02 on the donation form.

CA05. East Coast Cookery
Paige of chef-girl.net provides a cookbook by popular East Coast Chef, Michael Smith. Known to North American television audiences as a guest chef and host of three television series, Smith’s Open Kitchen: A Chef’s Day at The Inn at Bay Fortune focuses on fresh cooking with whatever is local and on hand. Mouth-wateringly rich photography and hand-drawn illustrations accompany favourite recipes from his former kitchen at The Inn at Bay Fortune in PEI. A great cookbook addition for anyone interested in East Coast regional or Canadian cuisine.
If you want to win this prize, please enter
CA05 on the donation form.

CA07. Baker’s Bounty
The Canadian Baker's Jen offers two cookbooks to help turn your kitchen into a bakery second to none. The Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook, is by Jennifer Appel, an original founders of New York City’s word-famous Magnolia Bakery. Suitable for the average baker, it features full-colour photos and easy-to-find ingredients, this book has many classic dessert recipes, including their signature Lady Baltimore Cake. The second title is the versatile Philadelphia Cream Cheese Classic Recipes. Filled with easy-to-follow recipes and full-colour photos, it’s a welcome addition to anyone's cookbook collection.
If you want to win this prize, please enter CA07 on the donation form.

CA08. Bring Dorie Home with You
Sara of i like to cook gives every home baker one confidence with her prize. Think you’re a horrible home baker? Are your crusts more like cardboard and your crumbcake more crummy than cakey? Wish you could have an expert baker on hand to help with birthday cakes, or to just dole out advice that makes sense? Dorie Greenspan’s new book Baking: from my home to yours could be what your cookbook collection needs. As an extra special bonus, Dorie has autographed the prize copy, just for Menu for Hope III. As an aside-- I reviewed this book and think it's absolutely wonderful--the less rambly version is here on Canada Eats.
If you want to win this prize, please enter CA08 on the donation form.

CA12. Susur
Hungry in Hogtown's Rob and Rachel will give you a glimpse into the life (and kitchen) of one of the world's most celebrated chefs. Susur: A Culinary Life celebrates the life and skill of Susur Lee, of famed Toronto restaurants Susur and Lee. The book is divided into two parts—the first is series of five essays biographical written by Jacob Richler and a listing of basic recipes. The second part combines beautiful photography with professional-calibre recipes. A perfect addition to any serious foodie’s bookshelf. As a very special treat, Rob and Rachel have arranged for an autographed copy just for Menu for Hope.
If you want to win this prize, please enter CA12 on the donation form.

CA15. Food That Really Schmecks
The very kind people at Wilfrid Laurier University Press found out about Menu for Hope and offered a copy of the newly re-released Food That Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler, the book that brough Waterloo County Mennonite cooking to thousands of readers. Her narrative is chatty, humorous and no-nonsense and you’ll feel as if you’re reading a letter from a dear friend.you’re reading a letter from a dear friend. If you are one of my regular readers, you know that I met her, about four months before she died this past September, and we became fast friends. This edition, published to celebrate her 100th birthday, includes forwards by two of her dear friends, Canadian cookbook icon Rose Murray and famed author Wayson Choy.
If you want to win this prize, please enter CA15 on the donation form.

CA16. Juicy Celebrations
Before Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice left on vacation she packaged two cookbooks for Menu for Hope III. Rick Rodgers’ Celebrations 101 can help you plan your way through any party from a romantic dinner, to snacks for the big game, to a grand holiday feast. Afterwards, Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson can help you combat some of those calories with Juice!: over 110 delicious recipes This colourful and mouth-watering cookbook about delicious drinks (and numerous variations and recipes) will get you going in the morning and keep you healthy.
If you want to win this prize, please enter CA16 on the donation form.


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Anonymous said...

Hey Jasmine, FYI, I just tried a couple of the links you gave for the donations pages, and they don't seem to be working. That is, they're going to the donations site, but I'm getting an error message for the specific page on the site.

jasmine said...

Thanks Lea

What happened was I thought I could link directly to the donation form, but the site doesn't like that. The fix is to link to MFH3's main donation page.