Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cookbook Giveaway: Emeril's Farm to Fork

Hi guys! Thank you all so much for the well wishes for Josh. He had surgery on his elbow because he had some floating pieces of bone matter that needed to be removed. His surgery went great, but took longer than expected. He is recovering quickly and I don't mind playing nurse ;).

Given this, I have been cooking and baking, but haven't taken many pictures! So instead, today will be a giveaway day. The nice people at Harper Collins Publishers sent me two copies of Emeril Lagasse's Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh (disclaimer, I received these for free).

According to Harper Collins:

"In this extraordinary new book, Emeril Lagasse continues his lifelong commitment to using fresh, local ingredients in his restaurants and home kitchen. Farm to Fork is his guide to help you explore the great local bounty through fifteen flavorful chapters. Fill your basket with the ripest ingredients from every season and dig into delicious recipes such as Sweet Potato Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter, Cheesy Creole Tomato Pie, Honey-Brined Pork Chops with Nectarine Chutney, and Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp. "


The pictures in the cookbook are beautiful:

and the recipes sound and look amazing:


I can't wait to make so many of the recipes including the Crostini with Ricotta and Spring Peas, the Corn, Tomato and Lobster salad, Braised Pinto Beans and the Cheesy Creole Tomato Pie. Reviews to come!
Do you want to win this cookbook? Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, May 30 at noon with your favorite farmers market find. A winner will be randomly choosen and announced on Monday!


76 comments:

Jessica said...

Dried cherries in any Northern Michigan farmers market - they can't be beat!

brandi said...

Wow, the cookbook looks beautiful!

My latest favorite is the local strawberries. They've been amazing, every time.

VeggieGirl said...

My favorite find is local raw honey.

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

How exciting! Looks like a great book :). I LOVE fresh peaches from the farmers market. The taste and smell is divine!

Lisanne said...

I am in love with fresh tomatoes! They haven't come to our farmer's market yet, but I am patiently waiting. :)

Megan D said...

Sweet potato ravioli sounds amazing! My favorite farmer's market find are white peaches :)

Barbara said...

The cookbook looks beautiful, thanks for the chance! My favorite is the local strawberries!
Barbara
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Staci Dombroski said...

I love fresh tomatoes :) Those are the best!!

Michelle said...

My favorite find was asian pears. Had never heard of them before but when I bit into them I wish I had. So good!!!!!!

madeleine@mad-about-running.blogspot.com said...

Get well soon, Josh!

Book looks great, Erica! My favorite find is fresh basil!

Heatha said...

Hi Erica! I'm glad everything is ok with Josh....
My favorite would be local honey. We stock up in the summer!
Great giveaway - fingers crossed!

Christina said...

emeril has some very involved, yet delicious recipes i'd like to try! :)

homecookedem said...

I love finding unique jams and jellies at local farmer's markets! :)

Rhonda Pearson said...

The cookbook looks amazing! I would love to dig into that!~

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Glad to hear Josh is recovering well--I am sure he doesn't mind having such a nice nurse either :-) I don't have any of Emeril's cookbooks, so it'd be great to add one to my collection. I'd have to say sweet corn is my fav to get during the summer at the farmer's market. Enjoy your Wednesday!

Lauren said...

Well of course any farmers market produce is always a good find, but I love also finding new jams and butters at the market. They are always so unique, fresh, and homemade!

Holly said...

I'm so glad his surgery went well! Now he can hopefully be well into his recovery for this weekend. :-)

That looks like a great cookbook! Hmmmm - fave farmer's market find would have to be fresh berries. Any kind of berry!

Jenna said...

My farmers market has the best hummus in the world, feta Red Pepper!

Lindsay said...

I can't get enough of fresh okra down here in the south! Cut it up, pan fry it with cornmeal, and you've got a serious treat. Yum!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

So far my fave has been those purple potatoes. I can't get over how gorgeous they were. Have fun nursey nursey!

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

I love getting fresh herbage at the farmers market. Fresh basil especially...

Dynamics said...

I found a small organic farmer in the back of my local farmers market that has the most amazing strawberries AND they are two bucks cheaper than the main organic farmer.

The International Loser said...

The best thing I've found in the local farmers market is walnuts. They are hand picked and without shells so it's a time saver for me and I'm supporting the locals!

Julie said...

awwww you're such a good wifey! i think josh needs to take you to a fancy pants dinner as soon as he gets better ;)

i want this cookbook just because i need some good summer reading! haha and the fact that i just bought emril's horseradish mustard should put me in the forefront haha

Molly said...

I just love all the fresh veggies at a farmers market! Rainbow chard, kale, rutabaga, etc.

Cheri said...

I love finding fresh blackberries at my local farmer's market:)

Natalie said...

Our farmer's market sells the most AMAZING goat cheese...and they give lots of free samples ;)

Krista said...

Happy to hear that Josh is doing well!!

MRS SIMMONS said...

My favorites are strawberries and tomatoes. So much better than store bought.

TiffersRunsTX said...

OoOoOoOoOoO I want! BAM! ...does he still "BAM"?

Fresh peaches and (of course) gourmet candies at the Pearl Farmer's Market here in SATX!

biz319 said...

As much as a food magazine whore I am, I am even more of a cookbook whore! Pick me Erica!

Fingers crossed Josh's surgery was successful!!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I love when I can get fresh eggs at the Farmer's Market - like I did today!

Amanda aka The Coupon Clipping Nutritionist said...

I love fresh cucumbers from the farmers market and then making them into pickles.

lk said...

fiddleheads!!

atastelife said...

Anything local is so much more delicious to me! But I love to get local tomatoes and strawberries.

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

My favorite are local FL oranges. I would love to win the book:)

Angharad said...

Oh man, I really hope Josh is ok!
My favourite Farmer's Market find has to be rhubarb - I'd never cooked with it before and it opened my eyes up to all sorts of delicious recipes!

Angela said...

Multi Colored Beets!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks like a great cookbook! We ate at his restaurant in NOLA!

teresa said...

awesome, i'd love that book!

i LOVE corn on the cob from farmers markets, oh gosh i could eat that stuff all day!

TamaliMama said...

I found mini sweet peppers once! So good and not hot at all, they look like jalapano peppers. Sadly I've never found them again:(

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Right now my favorite farmers market find has to be bok choy & fresh cheese (couldn't pick just 1?!)

Brandi said...

I love tomatoes from the farmers market. So fresh!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Glad Josh is recovering well so far:)

My favorite thing to find at the Farmer's Market is different veggies! I love finding the not-so-conventional greens that I can't find in my grocer:)

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

i love the homemade breads and bakery goods. nothing more authentic.

and i love love emeril! every time my family travels, our first question is 'is there an emeril restaurant near by?' hah

Laura said...

local, homemade breads and baked goods. i go crazy when i find that stuff!

Alycia @ Fit n Fresh said...

What an awesome book! I am a strawberry girl forever (:

Brittany said...

I love the baby salad greens from my local farmer's market. They are the best!!

lesley lifting life said...

So glad Josh's surgery went well, Erica!! :) I'm sure you are an AWESOME nurse ; )

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

FEEL BETTER JOSH!!!!!
and to you, Erica, I know what it's like playing nursemaid to a man. They are horrible patients. hang in there babe :)

Enter me. I always want more books!

Julie said...

Very nice giveaway...I love Emeril :) I love when I go to my local farmer's market and find beautiful fresh basil in a giant bag, makes me so happy!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

Emeril is actually one of those celebrity chefs I know nothing about! I'm so curious about what his book is like :) Apples in the fall are always the best fresh from the orchard

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

My husband would LOVE that book! We are big local food eaters, and we have even looking into some food co-ops in Spokane, and we haven't even moved there yet!

Anne Marie said...

I'm so glad that Josh is on the mend. My favorite find is the fresh peaches from a farm near my house.

Jessica said...

I'd love to see this book! My fav farmers market find is locally made cheese. It's hard to find here, so when the cheese vendor showed up, it made my day! I also get pretty pumped about weird looking veggies, yellow beets, purple carrots, purple broccoli...I could go on.

Esi said...

Glad Josh's surgery went well. This book sounds great. It's so hard to think of my favorite thing at the farmers market as that varies weekly. Right now...asparagus!

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

I love finding fresh berries. They always taste amazing. And I also love it when I come across amazing homemade chocolate treats -- especially when they're offering free samples! ;)

Megan said...

Ooo! I would LOVE to have this cook book! My favorite find is definitely the fresh tomatoes!!

Maria said...

Peppers! There is a guy who sells HUGE red, yellow, orange, green, purple peppers for 25 cents. We buy boxes and roast them and put them in the freezer. Great giveaway. Hope you are having a good week:)

focusings said...

My favorite find is local blueberries or local honey :-)

whatkateate said...

I love getting fresh local cheese. But my boyfriend and I did just have some goat that we purchased at last weekends FM that was pretty tasty!

whatkateate said...

I love getting fresh local cheese. But my boyfriend and I did just have some goat that we purchased at last weekends FM that was pretty tasty!

*Naomi* said...

i LOOOVE FARMERS MARKETS! best thing I have found was local raspberry honey mustard! it was out of this world and they made a ton of other flavors as well! I have alsio found some amazing local cheeses from local dairies which were out of this world!!

thanks for the giveaway erica!

Katie said...

What a great giveaway! I love Emeril, and love that he has a cookbook devoted to farm to fork practices.

My farmer's market has great goat cheese!

vanillasugar said...

ohhhh i would love this cookbook. emeril is one of the whole reasons i create the way i create! he has inspired me over the many many years.
glad josh is ok. i was just diagnosed with tennis elbow and might have to get cortisone shots in the elbow not fun. how did he get floating pieces? from what or what caused it?
anywho, i think the best thing i found from a farmers market was this peach crumble coffee cake. it was amazing, with fresh peaches of course and mile high pile of peaches. so good, i've tried to recreate it at home.
have a WONDERFUL holiday weekend girlee!!

Melissa@HealthyBites&Bits said...

My favorite find was the best medjool dates!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

fantastic giveaway! I love everything in the farmer's market but strawberries are definitely up there!

Miz said...

have a great weekend.
here's hoping Josh is wayyy on the proverbial mend and can send some TLC *your* way :)


Carla

Jocelyn said...

Yay! I love Emeril...

Right now I am loving the local asparagus. It is soooo fat and juicy and flavorful! Love!

Hope your hubby recovers fast! :)

forthehealthofit01 said...

My hubs had that exact surgery several years ago. Old baseball and golf injuries. Hope he's feeling better!
Any fresh veggies are my fave!

Taylor said...

I want to make that cilantro pesto!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

My favorite farmer's market find is cherries! They are never as good when you buy them from the store!

Looks like a fun cookbook! :)

Carly said...

Sadly, I can only get my favourite find back home, almost 900 miles away - fiddleheads!

adantatslife said...

pretty much anything from the farmer's market is amazing to me, but i'm loving the jersey blueberries right now! have a wonderful weekend, girl!

Michelle in Alaska said...

Cherries for sure!!!! YUM

Holly said...

i think i may be too late on this, but my new local find is this bakery that makes the BEST vegan scones!!!