Cook this menu and win these books!
by Pim under Dinner @ 8 with 11 Comments
Monday, November 15, 2010
Of course there’s a giveaway…
This is, however, not one of those easy giveaways that you just need to leave a comment and then you’re eligible. Sorry. It’s a big prize, so you’ve got to work for it. What’s the prize, you asked?
The winner will get a copy of Dorie’s new book, Around My French Table, and a copy of her last pastry book, Baking: From My Home to Yours (both courtesy of Dorie Greenspan). Plus, there’s more. From me, you’ll also receive two of my favorite pastry books, Desserts by Pierre Hermé, and Paris Sweets, both also by Dorie.
I just adore Paris Sweets, it’s quite possible the cutest pastry book ever, and everything I’ve made from it turned out stellar too. As for the Desserts by Pierre Hermé, I wanted to add that book to this package because it’s very important to me. That book is a milestone in my baking life. I baked my very first serious cake from it, the Carioca, page 241. It was daunting, I can tell you, but Dorie, in her usual manner, broke down the entire complicated cake into each element, and laid it all out in a way that made it seem imminently doable. So I did it, I followed her instruction one step at a time, and I baked a fabulous Carioca even Pierre Hermé himself would be proud. My copy of the book is a bit worse for wear now, it’s so often in my kitchen with me, but I love every bit as much today as I did that day I accomplished my first composed cake. I’m so happy to be able to share this book with you, and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.
That’s $150 worth of books, and they will be priceless once they are signed and personalized to you by Dorie herself.
To win them, you must go to Dinner @ 8 and cook the Dorie’s French Supper menu. You don’t have to serve it at 8, eat at 7 or whenever you want, by all means. Just make sure you follow the steps and see if you could do it within the 3-hr time frame, more or less. You know, even if you’re 15-20 minutes behind schedule, you would still finish that meal faster than if you were to go at it by yourself.
So, go forth and cook, and don’t forget to enjoy yourself. You have until Monday December 6 to post evidence of that meal somewhere online. Your blog, your Foodbuzz, your Flickr, your Facebook page, anywhere you want. Go start a thread on Serious Eats if you must. Just post about it somewhere online, and then leave a comment and a link on the Dorie’s French Supper post to let us know. Dorie and I will pick our favorite 10, and will draw the winner from those 10 names.