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A few weeks ago I had dinner with the newly published Christy Jordan from SouthernPlate.com. We have been blogging friends for a long time but it was awesome to finally meet her in person. The day of our get together she had just received the very first copy of her new book, I felt like an insider getting to turn the pages and see her giddy response to every picture.
I’m not one for book reviews, that means I had to find time to read the book, and cookbooks… that’s a whole different problem… now I have to find time to cook! Christy’s book though is different from any cookbook I’ve ever had.
- This is a book and a cookbook in one. Every recipe has a story with it, about who she learned it from or a special memory. You slowly feel like she is there with you sharing this recipe in person and that’s awesome!
- There are tons of amazing color pictures! I love cookbooks with pictures. It just makes it all seem more simple if you know what it’s supposed to look like in the end. (One fun fact I learned from my dinner with Christy, every picture in the book of food is photographed in her own bowls and dishes.)
- My favorite part — every recipe calls for things I own!! They are down home, simple yet elegant, meals. I love cooking but hate having to run out and buy random spices and items that I will never use again. Even more fun on some recipes that call for things you might not have, she has small tips to help with substitutions for things you do have!
If you are thinking about Christmas presents or just wanting a copy I encourage you to get one this week. I know that’s a little strange but here’s why: first the price isn’t really going to change it’s a new release… plus Christy is incredibly close to making the New York Times Best Sellers list, to do it all that counts are sales through next Tuesday. It’s all based on your first week of sales.
You can get it on Amazon for $14.49 (reg. $27.50)
(Don’t tell my family members but a few of them are getting it for Christmas).
Win a Copy
I love Christy and her book so much that I’m giving (5) readers a free copy!
Leave a comment with one person who taught you the most about cooking.
I’ll pick the winners Monday morning.
(I was provided a free book but there was no expectation for a review. These comments are my 100% my own opinion and the giveaway is sponsored by me.)