First Cookbook Giveaway! Eat It Up People!

Do you eat? I hope so. Then listen up! I have a cookbook to give away. Yep. I have my first real and true blog giveaway, and I can’t think of a better thing for me to give away than a COOKBOOK! The lovely folks over at Random House and Blogging for Books have offered to give one of my readers a copy of this-

                         The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook.

 Ya’ll, this is an awesome cookbook. Even if you personally don’t cook or use cookbooks, enter the giveaway, because the book would make a terrific Christmas gift.  And it smells really good. You know what I'm talking about! It's got that great, new book smell! 

Here is my review of the book-

Before I even opened up this book, the way the textured cover and heft of it felt in my hand made me want to love it. And then when I flipped through it, I fell madly in love. Water Valley, Mississippi, what a blessing you have in Beuren and Grimes, an unlikely pair who together have curated a little lunch counter from heaven, and a grocery selection that would make a Whole Foods patron jealous. Everything about this book, from the memorable stories of the small town folk who patron the B.T.C., to its humble beginnings, like how it went from a one tomato produce stand to a vibrant, delectable, and eclectic foodie heaven, makes the B.T.C.  (stands for Be The Change) cookbook one that should definitely sit on your shelf. The short stories Beuren intertwines throughout tell many charming tales, are unpretentiously written, and reflect a down home yet worldly take on  running a small business, sustainable supplying of groceries, and southern food culture. Grimes’ recipes, most of which are served at the B.T.C., is a mashup of the south meets sophistication. Consider the soup chapter, which includes a Catfish Gumbo next to a Roasted Pear and Zucchini Soup. Or my favorite chapter, breakfast, where your  mouth can water skimming over the  four recipes for gravy, as well as the Honey Goat Cheese Frittata with Prosciutto and Arugula. (Unbelievably, this is in Mississippi.) Along with these semi gourmet recipes, Grimes keeps it real with dishes like an amazing Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Coconut Crumble, Baked Brussels Sprouts Casserole, Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese Spread, and Peach Icebox Pie. This is 250 pages of appetizing heaven, and I haven’t even mentioned the full page gorgeous photographs. Do yourself a favor, either take a road trip to the heart of Mississippi and visit the B.T.C., or buy their cookbook. You will be happy either way. 

So here is what you do; Click on the link below and fill out the form. Contest starts today! Winner will be contacted by publisher and your book will be shipped to you. Giveaway ends September 15, 11:59 p.m.  

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