Here’s all you really need to know: I don’t want to give this book away. I really don’t. I want it to be mine.
It’s lovely to look at, there are loads of recipes I haven’t attempted yet and want to, and this hard cover feels nice to hold.
I really like both the main players responsible for creating it too. They would be author Vanessa Barrington and photographer Sara Remington. Plus pals food stylist Nani Steele and recipe whiz Molly Watson played supporting roles.
Did I mention I don’t want to part with this book? It’s like saying goodbye to a new friend.
Enough about me. Before we get down to business, it would be an oversight if I forgot to note that clothing and lifestyle mecca Anthropologie have seen fit to include D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch (Chronicle Books, $24.95) in its carefully curated book department. It’s not hard to see why: This is one gorgeous gift book.
Oh, and I should mention urban farming author Novella Carpenter‘s back cover blurb — where she lauds Barrington for leading the charge in the homemade food revolution. Sold?
To win a copy of D.I.Y. Delicious leave a comment below telling me about a D.I.Y. dish you’d like to learn how to cook — and why.
Entries must be received by Thursday, October 7, by 10 pm PT.
Winner chosen at random.
My job: I’ll announce the winner on Friday, October 8 and contact this lucky person via email.
Your job: You’ll have exactly one week to claim your prize. After that, I’ll find an alternate home (also at random) for this book.
Update: The winner of D.I.Y. Delicious, selected at random, is Leigh. Thanks to all for entering and check back later this month for another giveaway.
If you’re in the Bay Area, Vanessa Barrington is among the participants at next week’s Spice of Life Festival in Berkeley.