Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Chris from DK Books Canada when I contacted the company for a possible swag sponsorship for my Blogher event DINHER. They were very generous with our Dinher event, and they also sent me a few of their books to review as well.
First off, is The Illustrated Kitchen Bible – 1,000 family recipes from around the world. I was pretty thrilled to get the chance to check this one out because I am slightly addicted to cookbooks. I have hundreds and this one is a lovely addition to my collection. It gives all the necessary details needed to succeed at the recipe, including:
- What should the finished dish look like?
- Can I prepare it ahead of time?
- How long will it take to make?
- Is the recipe healthy?
- Do I need special cooking equipment?
- What should I serve it with?
Every recipe has a beautiful photograph and is clearly written in approximately six steps. There are several sections in the book including: Starters and Light Bites, Main and Side Dishes, Cakes and Desserts and Techniques. It really is a beautiful cookbook that I really enjoy reading, and I think it would be a valuable addition to anyone’s cookbook collection.
Next, they sent me two books for the kids and they were both a big his with my six year old.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Character Encyclopedia
My son squealed when he saw this book, because he is a huge Star Wars fan. The book, by New York Times best-selling author Jason Fry, lists more than 200 Star Wars characters, dedicating a page to each. You’ll learn “new things about who they are, where they come from, and how they are affected by the events of the Clone Wars“. You get a full color photo of the character, their Stats and tons of trivia to boot. Everyone from Yoda to Count Dooku to Sionver Boll can be found mentioned, and the book includes everyone from Season 1 and 2 of The Clone Wars TV series. This is a fantastic book that any Star Wars fan would love and enjoy.
Children’s Book of Art
This book introduces a younger reader to some of the world’s noted paintings and sculptures. It is a beautiful book filled with bright, colourful pictures and packed with facts, from pre-history all the way to the 20th Century. This book will teach the reader “different art styles, the works and lives of famous artists and sculptors, the way some artworks were created and the amazing range of art around the world.” My favorite pages were those that teach you different art techniques used, such as watercolors, pastels and oil paints. There is an amazing amount of information in this 140 page book, and it is geared toward the 7 – 12 year old reader. For the child who shows an interest in art and/or sculpture, this would be a lovely gift to encourage and support that interest!
Thanks to DK Books Canada, I have (1) copy of The Illustrated Kitchen Bible to give away to a lucky winner! This will be a simple and quick giveaway!
HOW TO ENTER:
For your Main Entry: Leave me a comment below with the name of what your favorite cookbook is! Yup, that’s it!
(Bonus Entry): If you would like another entry, join my Google Friend Connect and let me know that did (or already do) in a separate comment below.
- This giveaway will run from Friday, September 3rd 2010 until Friday, September 10th, 2010.
- The winner will be announced Saturday, September 11th, 2010.
- I will choose one winner using random.org (please make sure I can contact you through either your email or Twitter handle).
- This giveaway is open to CANADIAN RESIDENTS only.
UPDATE: WINNER CHOSEN via RANDOM.ORG
Congrats to #37 – Momma Sunshine (@Momma_Sunshine)!!! Thanks to everyone who entered!