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Fall is my favourite time of year and with Thanksgiving’s gobble-gobble bacchanal behind us I can taste the flavours of Christmas around the corner. Each year Thanksgiving marks the beginning of “gifting season,” when I find myself scrolling through Pinterest boards and strolling through my favourite shops to find the perfect present for family and friends.
I’m thrilled to launch An Ultimate Foodie Giveaway from DK, just in time for the holiday shopping season! To prepare for this contest the team at DK Canada had me suss out their online Food & Drink Boutique where I was tasked at finding four books that speak to my love for good food and drink. After spending several hours flipping through their online catalogue and rifting through the pages of several books I have found the perfect collection for the food obsessed bookworm on your holiday hit list.
With more than 300 recipes covering pork, lamb, beef, poultry, game, and offal, The Meat Cookbook is loaded with authentic international recipes such as Feijoada (Brazilian stew), Frango Piri Piri (Portuguese spicy chicken), Andalucian Tripe, and much more. 50 step-by-step techniques on how to properly cook meat, expert advice from butchers on meats that can be butchered at home, and tips on flavour pairings make The Meat Cookbook more than a cookbook — it’s a meat lover’s bible.
Why I Picked It: stunning food photography, butcher skills, thoughtful flavour pairings and “getting saucy.”
The Beer Book is a visual catalog of more than 800 breweries, whistle-stop beer trails, and key beer facts, and is an indispensable guide to the world’s favourite drink. Revised and updated to include the newest and hottest brews, The Beer Book features every significant brewery in every significant brewing nation, and showcases new and specialty beers, as well as the classics.
Why I Picked It: helpful tasting tips, “beers to travel for” and a spotlight on Canadian craft beers such as Calgary’s Big Rock, Toronto’s Amsterdam Brewery and Montreal’s St-Ambroise.
Featuring useful information on buying, ripening, storing, and working with unusual ingredients, The Illustrated Cook’s Book of Ingredients serves as an invaluable reference for food lovers and cooks intent on making the most of all the ingredients available today. With more than 250 recipes featuring key ingredients, along with background information about the journey from field to plate, The Illustrated Cook’s Book of Ingredients is perfect for foodies and home cooks looking to take their cooking to the next level.
Why I Picked It: an extensive food encyclopedia, how to’s on filleting fish, offal essentials, mushroom madness, investigation of your spice rack and adventures in cheese.
From the most delicious street food in Southeast Asia to the best clam chowder in New England, this is a visual tour of the globe for the gastronomically inclined. Beautifully illustrated in the renowned Eyewitness Travel style, this book highlights must-try dishes in some of the world’s best destinations, and places them in their cultural and geographical context making it easy to discover what to eat where. An ideal way for travellers to experience the regions, towns, and cities of the world—through their food.
Why I Picked It: a perfect coffee table book or quick read before bed, showcases my two passions where food meets travel, offers snapshots of a destination and the foodie experiences unique to a specific city, village or region.
The winner of the Ultimate Foodie Giveaway will receive the the above mentioned books valued at $110.00.
Open to Canadian addresses only. Contest closes Monday October 27th. Winner will be contacted directly and have their prize mailed to the Canadian address of their choosing. Good Luck!
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