Giveaway: William-Sonoma Gifts From The Kitchen
This week I am giving away a copy of Gifts from the Kitchen (Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library)
a cookbook written by Kristine Kidd. The book contains 50 recipes including: Cranberry-Almond Biscotti, Lemon Spice Olives, Double-Chocolate and Orange Truffles, Vanilla Bean Caramels, Blueberry-Orange Marmalade, and Cappuccino Fudge Sauce.
In my old house, that is now my rental property, the galley kitchen was a complete tear-down renovation. In that house I was able to custom make the perfect, efficient, tiny kitchen for myself that had a space for everything, including glass-fronted bookcases to house my massive cookbook collection.
God, I miss that kitchen.
As of ten years ago I had well over 400 cookbooks and probably an equal number of cooking magazines. When I moved into Dinky Manor with Mr. Foxypants, I downsized my belongings by 85%. Even with this major purge, as of today, five years later, I still own thirty cookbooks and 50 cooking magazines. The vintage kitchen of Dinky Manor pre-dates refrigeration, which means it’s terribly laid out for modern cooking. There isn’t enough space for my basic cooking tools, never mind my cookbooks, in the kitchen.
One of the reasons why my cookbook collection grew to such huge proportions was that I started collecting cookbooks during my pre-internet childhood. I love cookbooks. When I get a new cookbook I read it from front to back just like a novel. When cooking websites finally came into existence, I already had two decades worth of kitchen reading on my bookshelf.
I’ve been officially downsizing my cookbook collection since 1998.
To enter for a chance to win a copy of Williams-Sonoma’s Gifts From The Kitchen tell me about your favorite gift from the kitchen in the comments section below. (If you don’t cook, you can just describe the best homemade, edible gift you’ve ever received). I will randomly choose one winner Tuesday, June 25th, at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.