Cookbooks of 2012, the Food Blogger edition. Plus a triple cookbook giveaway!

by Irvin on December 19, 2012 · 128 comments

Cookbooks of 2012, the food blogger edition. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love

This year has found me acquiring more cookbooks than any previous year in the past, much to my partner AJ’s chagrin. As I slowly quickly run out of room in our tiny apartment (I’ve maxed out storing them under my desk, which means I’m now storing books in my closet) I look at my stacks and realize that my favorite 2012 cookbook list is way too long. With that in mind, I decided to arbitrarily break the list into two posts. Today’s list is composed of cookbooks published by food bloggers, while the second list, to be posted on Friday, will be all the other cookbooks. Of course, some of the people who appear on my Friday post have food blogs, but since I view them as more established food writers first and foremost, I have decided to include them in there instead. In addition, three publishers have generously allowed me to do a cookbook giveaway for one lucky reader – details at the end of this post!

Ripe by Cheryl Sternman Rule and Paulette Phlipot

I adore Cheryl Sternman Rule of 5 Second Rule and when I heard she was teaming up with photographer Paulette Phlipot to do a cookbook, I couldn’t wait to see the results. Turns out I wasn’t disappointed. Ripe, a cookbook on produce, broken down by color, is not only gorgeous, but has Cheryl dry wit and personality as well as super approachable recipes. I love flipping through the book and looking at all the bright colored vegetables and fruits, reminding me that there are more than just green vegetables like broccoli and asparagus for dinner.

Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever

Full disclosure, before I start gushing about how much I love Shauna Sever’s book Pure Vanilla, I have to admit that she’s a dear friend of mine. In fact, her blog Piece of Cake, is subtitled “the next door baker” and I really wish she did live next door to me. We’d bake together, chat and gossip all about that certain food blogger that we all love to hate (you know who we’re talking about right?). But alas, Shauna lives across town in a neighborhood that I rarely frequent. Thankfully her blog, and her current cookbook, Pure Vanilla is my ersatz companion. Full of brilliant recipes highlighting vanilla (see that Twinkie Bundt Cake up there? Genius!) and chock full of information, it’s high time that vanilla got in the spotlight.

Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin

Michael Natkin’s Herbivoracious is one of the few vegetarian based cookbooks I have that doesn’t scream “vegetarian food!” at me. In fact, you’d hardly miss the meat with hearty dishes like Crispy Polenta Cakes with White Beans and Morels or Middle Eastern Rice and Lentil Pilaf. Taking cues from cuisines around the world, Michael’s book makes the foreign accessible and the unfamiliar easy to understand.

The Food 52 Cookbook, year two.

Though not quite a food blog, but rather a food community, Food 52 has a number of food bloggers as part of the site, and their weekly contests held to see what the best recipes are around a seasonal theme is engaging. Volume 2, based on those contests, is both inspiring and enlightening, with cooking tips from the author of the contest, the editors and the community at large. This is what sharing is all about.

The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook.

I wrote about Sara and Hugh Forte’s The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook when I adapted their shortbread oatmeal cookie. The rest of the cookbook is just as lovely, full of recipes that make me immediately want to go into the kitchen and start making food. More than that though, I sort of wish I knew Sara and Hugh personally, so they could invite me over and have them make me their food. Sadly I’ll just have to make do with their cookbook.

Savory Sweet Life by Alice Currah

Alice Currah’s Savory Sweet Life is the sort of book that you can go to again and again. With simple ingredients that you can easily find in your cupboard, it’s basically the opposite of everything I write about (Kamut flour! Goat Milk! Pomegranate Molasses!) but I love Alice for that exact reason. Easy to make and easy to eat, Alice’s book is as friendly and loveable as Alice is in real life.

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook

Lindsay Landis of Love and Olive Oil wrote the ultimate book for those who love cookie dough more than the cookie itself, the Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook. A recipe that shows the versatility of cookie dough as an ingredient (yes it’s egg free, so safe to eat!), the dishes sounds exactly like the sort of thing that is most everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure.

Savory Pies by Greg Henry

My pal Greg Henry of Sippity Sup just released his first book Savory Pies and I’m insanely excited to check it out. As a pot pie fanatic, the idea of a cookbook dedicated to savory pies makes me so happy. The fact that he threw in wine pairing to go along with most dishes makes it all the more awesome.

La Tartine Gourmande by Beatrice Peltre

La Tartine Gourmande by Beatrice Peltre is the sort of book you want to live in. I wrote about it when I adapted a recipe for my fruit nutty crumble, but as I dove more into the book, I realized that not only is a collection of wonderful recipes, but it’s a chance to view the world through Bea’s eyes. From growing up in France, to her travels around the world and landing in Boston, I feel like I know Bea, her family, and who she is even more.

Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

If I get one more email from a friend of mine telling me to check out the New York Times article on Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen cookbook, I swear I’m going slap someone silly. But despite the fact that my well-meaning friends (“Irvin, you should totally write a cookbook like this woman did!”) drove me crazy and had set me up to dislike the book (even though I love Deb and her blog) I had to grudgingly admit that the Smitten Kitchen book is pure Deb. The Smitten Kitchen cookbook is warm, friendly, and easy to follow with step-by-step instructions and without gimmicks or tricks.

Small Plates and Sweet Treats by Aran Goyoaga

Aran’s photography on Canelle et Vanille has made many a reader swoon with envy and her book Small Plates & Sweet Treats will make those readers pass out with lust. Gorgeous microgreens scattered carelessly over a prosciutto and crushed bean puree on toast wedges, all plated on a floral patterned plate and vintage fabric napkin. It’s the inspirational template for many a food blogger’s food photographs, but what sets Aran apart is that not only the stunning photography, but the fact that her recipes are easy to make, actually something you want to eat, and not just pretty to look at. The fact that she cooks gluten free is just the brown butter glaze on that superfine brown rice & hazelnut flour bundt cake.

Joy the Baker by Joy Wilson

Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker is everyone’s best friend. Sassy, kooky and fun, her recipes, blog and cookbook pretty much makes me smile everytime I read it. I wrote about her cookbook when I adapted her coconut banana cream pie and my friends basically swooned over it when I presented it. With easy to make recipes and basic staple ingredients, her cookbook is exactly what you would expect from her.

Sprinkle Bakes by Heather Baird

If Joy is the easy-to-understand and simple-to-make weeknight baking blogger, Heather Baird of Sprinkle Bakes is the weekend-project DIY-dessert- sculpture blogger that I adore. An artist who has changed her medium from oil paints to fondant and buttercream, Heather’s cookbook is full of step-by-step instructions on how to make her creations, as well as chapter on color theory and how to create sculptural desserts at home.

Secrets of the Best Chefs by Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts of The Amateur Gourmet is living the dream. From former law student to full time food writer, he just wrote the book that pretty much every food blogger wish he or she had the chance to do. Secrets of the Best Chefs. Adam interviews and cooks with 50 of the top chefs around the country, learning directly from them and bringing their recipes and techniques home with him to share with everyone else in this book. Full of wit and wisdom, this is a cookbook that everyone should have on their shelf.

Of course, there’s a list of books by food bloggers that I didn’t get this year but I wish I did. Perhaps they’ll be waiting for me under the Christmas tree? These include:

What Katie Ate: By Katie Quinn Davies
Aida Mollenkamp’s Keys to the Kitchen
Muy Bueno Cookbook by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith and Evangelina Soza
Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan
Tiny Food Party! By Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park
The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook by Gaby Moskowitz
Not So Humble Pies by Kelly Jagger

Now for the giveaway! Harvard Common Press, Quirk Books and Running Press have all generously agreed to let me run a giveaway to accompany this post. I’m giving away a copy of Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin, Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever and Ripe by Cheryl Sternman Rule and Paulette Phlipot to one lucky reader! It’s a triple cookbook giveaway for you! All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me what food blogger out there needs to write a cookbook in 2013. I love discovering new blogs and I want to know what blogs you love! And no brown nosing and tell me that you want me to write a cookbook. I want to know about other blogs!

To get bonus entries, follow me on Facebook or tweet about this contest with a “Win all three cookbooks: Ripe, Herbivoracious and Pure Vanilla at @eatthelove’s blog. http://bitly.com/winCookBook1” and then come back here and leave a comment telling me you followed me on Facebook or tweeted out about the contest. If you don’t leave a comment below about Facebook or the tweet, I won’t know so be sure to come back and leave separate comments about what you did.

The fine print – PLEASE READ

By leaving a comment below to enter, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.
▪ NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
▪ VOID WHERE PROHIBITED
▪ You must be over the age of 18.
▪ This contest is only open to U.S. Citizens. Sorry non-US people!
▪ The contest starts as of today, and will run until Wednesday, December 26th, 9am PST.
▪ The retail value of the 3 books combined is $72.90.
▪ The winner will be chosen by a randomly selected comment. All comments will be numbered and I will use Random.org to pick a random number.
▪ The number of eligible comments below determines the odds of winning.
▪ If there’s a problem with contacting the winner, I reserve the right to award the 3 books to someone else randomly chosen. So in other words, make sure you type in your correct email address if you want the membership and respond within a week to me when I contact you or I’ll give the books to someone else.
▪ The books will come directly from the publisher, so if you win, let me know when it arrives or if it doesn’t, and I’ll be sure to hassle the appropriate people.

This giveaway is closed. Thank you for participating!

Special thanks goes to Artisan Books, Harvard Common Press, Hyperion, Knopf, Little, Brown and Company, Quirk Books, Roost Books, Running Press, Sterling Epicure, Ten Speed Press, Ulysses Press, and William Morrow for sending me review copies of their books. Though I received review copies of their books, I received no monetary compensation from them and was under no obligation to write about them. All opinions stated above are my own.

And extra special thanks goes to Harvard Common Press, Quirk Books and Running Press for providing books for this giveaway. You guys are awesome!

Come back tomorrow for an actual recipe (something that has been sadly lacking in the past few weeks on the blog, sorry about that!) and Friday for part two of the cookbook list, which may or may not also include an awesome three-book giveaway attached to it as well. ;)

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Rebecca December 19, 2012 at 5:53 am

I love Jenna and her blog, Eat Live, Run. She’s so sweet and her food is delicious and simple enough for weeknights.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

I think Joanne from Eats Well With Others needs to write a book. I’d be all over that!
http://www.joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

I follow you on Facebook.

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Rebecca December 19, 2012 at 6:02 am

I follow you on Facebook.

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Rebecca December 19, 2012 at 6:03 am
Jill December 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

Skinnytaste …..

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Sofie T December 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

I follow you on Facebook.

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Sofie T December 19, 2012 at 7:01 am

I’m a big fan of Smitten Kitchen, so my wish has already been granted! :)

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kathy December 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

there are many but how about from

http://gustia-food-finds-feasts.blogspot.ca/
http://starvingofftheland.com/

always look forward to both of these

and looking forward to getting those books

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Chelsea December 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

I would like to write a cookbook in 2013, but I don’t think it’s going to happen! Realistically, I can’t wait to see what comes out of Sweet Amandine’s beautiful brain and kitchen in the next year. http://www.sweetamandine.com/ I know she’s already started…

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Shannon December 19, 2012 at 7:56 am

I’m thinking Dawn (vanillasugarblog) would make a killer book, full of salty sweets!

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charj December 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

Weekly Vegan Menu definitely needs to write a book.
http://weeklyveganmenu.blogspot.com/

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The Suzzzz December 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

Ok I have three: Vintage Mixer http://www.thevintagemixer.com/ , Eighty Twenty http://www.eat8020.com/ , or Outlander Kitchen http://outlanderkitchen.com/

You really should write a cookbook.

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Lacey December 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

Not totally a food blogger, but I wish the traveling vegan chef Josh Ploeg would put out 10 books a year!

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Jenn Hall December 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

I would love to see a cookbook based on the Ethnic Jersey food blog – http://ethnicnj.com/category/blog/. So many interesting cultures and eateries, and so many stories that can be told through food.

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bruin December 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm

definitely cookblog! (http://www.acookblog.com/)

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elizabeyta December 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I have to admit that I miss the “why” I read a food blogger when I read their cookbooks. I do not always read the blogs for food. Sometimes it is the photography. Sometimes it is the words. Sometimes it is the fonts ;) I cannot name one I would wish to see a cookbook from next year. I will be surprised.

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

I’ll be honest and say that as much as I love food, I often read people’s food blogs for everything BUT the food. Photography, personality, wit, and stories, so I totally understand!

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Marnely Rodriguez-Murray December 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I’d love love to see Brian to write a cookbook! Or maybe a collaboration between Brian and Russell. A Thought for Food and Chasing Delicious – how awesome would that book be and how GORGEOUS would it be?! It could be like a man inspired cookbook, with entertaining ideas and cocktails…Lots and lots of cocktails.

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

LOL. A man inspired cookbook! That would be super fun. They should get on that!

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Kate December 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

While I already have Herbivoracious, and have dog-eared the poor book, broke the spine and spilled on it regularly, the other two are big attractions to me, especially Ripe, as one more means to explore the meat-free world I live in. I love reading Shauna’s blog too; she’s just hilarious. Thanks for doing this cool giveaway!

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Adam December 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Thanks so much for including my book, Irvin. I’m really glad you like it!

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Dee December 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Love the blog! What a selection of cookbooks!

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Dee December 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I tweeted about this! (DangerCupcake)

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Dee December 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I Liked you on FB!

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LunaCafe December 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Very nice article; thank you for sharing the list! I already have some of these books but wish everyone good luck on the contest. Best…Susan

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rebecca December 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Hi! I have my facebook blog, http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/182995251773776/
I am a passionate cook and blogger and would be SOO appreciative to win these cookbooks! They all look incredible and they are inspiring thank you for the entry and I hope to win!!

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Sara P. December 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

I adore lottie and doof! Totally agree they need to do a cookbook! I’d be first in line for that one.

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Spiroula Sterling December 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I love to cook, and would be thrilled to win. They look like they would make great additions to my cookbook collection.

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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures December 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Heather of http://www.girlichef.com/ needs to write a cookbook. I definitely have a girli-crush on her blog.

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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures December 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I follow you on facebook. User name = Camilla M Mann

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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures December 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Marla December 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

orangette! love her blog!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

Do you have her first book A Homemade Life? I love it! I think she just finished her second book, about her and Brandon opening up a Delancey, their pizzerie up in Seattle (which is brilliant, I’m so glad I had a chance to eat there last year). And I believe she’s working on a third book as well. You know, along with raising her newborn. The woman is incredible!

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edc December 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

this is cool. thanks Irvin! I already follow you on FB.

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mbb December 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm

lemons and anchovies!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

I love Jean! She’s a sweetheart.

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Jill December 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Besides making this site a frequent stop on my internet adventures, I love visiting http://www.lottieanddoof.com/
http://www.bakeyourday.net/

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Rian N. December 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Seems like everyone’s turning out cookbooks (but you, ahem), so there really isn’t someone I want to get to a publisher. Though personally I much prefer an active blog to a good cookbook; feels a lot more… I suppose ‘social’ would be the word?

But if I must give a name, the folks over at http://www.greenkitchenstories.com are planning out a cookbook which will doubtlessly be wonderful.

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

My friend Sabrina over at The Tomato Tart totally introduced me to Green Kitchen Stories a few years ago. I love them!

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stylefriendly December 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Emma from http://www.poiresauchocolat.net/ should write a book.

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Linda | The Urban Mrs December 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I’d love reading about mix and match (fusion)

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Linda | The Urban Mrs December 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I already followed you on Twitter

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Linda | The Urban Mrs December 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm
Lisa D. December 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I think 2013 would be a great year for an Eat the Love cookbook, Irvin!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

Thanks Lisa!

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Lisa D. December 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Tweeted at https://twitter.com/LisaSaysLook2/status/281613463611125760. Thanks for the great list of cookbooks.

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Joshua @ SlimPalate December 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I love this post. That Sprouted Kitchen one is absolutely calling my name. I can’t stop eyeing that one. The Food 52 and Smitten Kitchen ones of course will not be left out of my Christmas list either. Thanks for the post Irvin!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

The Sprouted Kitchen one is gorgeous. You would love it Joshua!

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Joshua @ SlimPalate December 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Oh man, I know! I’m gonna go down to Barnes and Noble and grab that + the Jerusalem cookbook.

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Marina M. December 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Bakeyourday.net is very nice :)

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Marina M. December 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I follow you on Facebook!

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Dora December 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I love reading your blog and follow you om FB :)

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Dora December 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Brown Eyed Baker…her recipes are classic with a twist. So far, every recipe tried has come out delicious :)

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Natalie December 20, 2012 at 1:25 am

I’d say I’d love to be given a chance to write my own cookbook! ;) But I’d definitely vote for http://www.purevege.com/ She has such a beautiful web blog!

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Alina December 20, 2012 at 1:31 am

I follow you on Facebook! User name – Alina Cepulionis.
Emma from http://www.poiresauchocolat.net/
Jun from http://blog.junbelen.com/
Mónica from http://pratos-e-travessas.blogspot.com/
and maybe, http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/

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Natalie December 20, 2012 at 1:33 am

I love your blog, me and my facebook page loves and followed you!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

Thanks Natalie!

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Nicole G December 20, 2012 at 3:28 am

I would love a cookbook by Plain Chicken! Thx for the chance – great giveaway!

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Nicole G December 20, 2012 at 3:29 am

I like you on FB. Thx for the extra chance at an awesome giveaway!!

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Yas N. December 20, 2012 at 5:58 am

I would love if Sarah Britton of “My New Roots” wrote a cookbook. She has wonderfully healthy yet flavorful foods. I have yet to try a recipe from her blog that I did not thoroughly enjoy. By the way, thank you so much for the giveaway!

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N. N. December 20, 2012 at 6:49 am

Sarah Britton from My New Roots. She’s knowledge and full of food that is fresh, simple but flavorful.

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N. N. December 20, 2012 at 6:49 am

I tweeted this as well.

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Alice December 20, 2012 at 7:00 am

Mardi over at Eat. Live. Travel. Write should certainly write a cookbook! :)

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

Mardi’s the best!

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Alice December 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

I follow your page on FB

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Alice December 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

I tweeted your giveaway!

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Natalie Alfaro December 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

I love your site! Thanks for all of the great recipes :)

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

You’re so sweet! Thanks Natalie. Glad you like the recipes!

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Carla December 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

Following you on FB! Thanks!

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kimberly December 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

I wish Emily from Daily Garnish would write a book. She’s eats mostly vegan, but her recipes are easy and the ingredients are accessible for everyone.

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Zan December 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

I follow you on FB.

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Zan December 20, 2012 at 9:00 am

Jen of Jaunita’s Cocina should writ a cook book. I would have said Muy Bueno too but they did write a book this year.

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Erika December 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

Totally not brown-nosing when I say–it should be you, Irvin!
Your stories will be great in long-format form :)

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

Ha! Total brown-nosing but I appreciate the vote of confidence!

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Brandon S December 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

Which food blogger needs a cookbook? Personally I’m all over Spoon Fork Bacon (www.spoonforkbacon.com). Every time I land on it, I’m entranced and just about ready to jump into baking (even though I need to have a repairman take a look at my oven first). Seriously, Jenny’s food styling and Teri’s photography have me drooling just about every time.

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

And they are totally the coolest people too! I met the in Kentucky. They are hilarious. So much fun.

I believe they actually HAVE a cookbook out right now. It’s called Tiny Food Party. I don’t actually have it, but if you go up to my list, at the very end, I list a few other books that were released that I’ve heard good things about, but that I haven’t gotten. It’s listed there!

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Brandon S December 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

Oh you just had to tell me that didn’t you? Because now I’m on Amazon searching for it and it may or may not be in my cart ready for purchase. Thanks. Thanks a lot Irvin.

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

Oh good! I’m sure it’s brilliant, just like they are. And you deserve it. Think of it as a holiday present to yourself!

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Brandon S December 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

Tweeted the contest via twitter handle @dcoopsd

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Brandon S December 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

Following on Facebook.

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Martha Knutson December 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

Love to add these to my cookbook shelves!!! Vanilla oooooh and to sprout is divine!

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Sue Watson December 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

Thanks for the generous offer of the cookbook chances. Holiday wishes to you

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Scott December 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

I’m new to cooking . My wife has always done the cooking. But we’re becoming empty nesters and I have started to take over the kitchen on the weekends cooking up something new every week. Not always a success but edible lol. I’m learning and look forward to reading your books and learning . Thanks Scott
I’m Following ..

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Stephanie December 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

Honestly, dear? YOU need to. There you go. :)

I’ve been dying to get Pure Vanilla, and I had no idea the Savory Pies book existed. Checking it out now!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

The Pure Vanilla one is fantastic. And Greg’s Savory Pie book JUST came out.

And you should hook me up with your agent darling. ;)

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Stephanie December 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

We should talk book proposals. She’s much more open when you approach her with an idea! I can help you with this… :)

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Stephanie December 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

Tweeted. Oh, and I already follow you on FB. ;)

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Megan December 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

Joanne from Joanne Eats Well With Others! Definitely! That girl is hilarious, and has amazing recipes!

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Megan December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

I follow you on FB

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Dan Polley (@polleydan) December 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I’d love to see a cookbook from my friends at eatatburp.com. Wisconsin food at its best!

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Dan Polley (@polleydan) December 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

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Rafal December 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I really wish The Bitten Word guys would write one.

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Sarah December 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I think YOU should write a cookbook in 2013!!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

LOL. Thanks Sarah! Feel free to pass my name on to your agent/publisher. ;)

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Penny December 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Pastrystudio.blogspot.com. I could make all the recipes, too bad I would have to run marathons to keep the weight down.

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Kim Catapano December 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The Pure Vanilla cookbook looks great. I was just looking at it today and it all looks amazing! I think Jessica from “How Sweet It is” absolutely, one hundred percent needs to write a cookbook. I love her blog…Love It!!

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Kim Catapano December 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I follow Eat the Love on Facebook.

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Kim Catapano December 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Drena Paulson December 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Baking obsession. I love their stuff.
Also David Lebovitz. Any book by him is lovely.

I also follow you on Facebook.

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Kim L December 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

The Brown Eyed Baker

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Julie B. December 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I follow a couple of small local food bloggers. One is called Vegan in Bellingham, the other Wolf Soup. They may not have enough to write a cookbook yet, but maybe someday.

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Julie B. December 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm
Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen December 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

How Sweet It Is is the first one that popped into my head!

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Nick @ Bakingbeardy December 21, 2012 at 3:39 am

The thing is, I don’t think the skills of a good food blogger always translate well to cookbooks. I love Love from the Oven, but that’s because of how creative she is with various ingredients she finds in baked shops, which would be hard to put in blog form. But I’d love it if Londonbakes wrote a cookbook – I really enjoy her creative take on recipes.

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

I think they are two different (but related) skills. Not all good food blogs will translate to cookbooks, and sometimes the magic of the food blog gets lost in the printed word. Just as I think writing & publishing for a magazine is sometimes different than a bound printed book. But the skills do overlap, and I think there are some gorgeous, well done cookbooks that came about from food bloggers…

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Nick @ Bakingbeardy December 21, 2012 at 4:06 am
Janyce December 21, 2012 at 7:39 am

I think Anita at Dessert First should write a cookbook :)

Happy Holidays!

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

Oh Anita! She DOES need to write another cookbook. But you know she has one already right? She did the Field Guide to Cookies a few years back!

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MaisK December 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

I really enjoying Willow Bird Baking, I think her cookbook would be beautiful!

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MaisK December 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

Fan on FB!

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MaisK December 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

I tweeted about the giveaway but i don’t know how to paste the link to it: @MaisElk

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Amanda Thompson December 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm

You and Jessica from How Sweet Eats!

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Stephanie December 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

My favorite blogger who should definitely put out a cookbook is Karina over at http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/

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Stephanie December 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I also follow you on facebook.

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Arlene T. December 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Ben from http://focussnapeat.com/ lives in Oakland & a good writer, foodie, & photographer. He should write a cookbook in 2013!

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Arlene T. December 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I’m following on Facebook as well.

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Meryl December 21, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Cafe Fernando

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

I believe he’s working on a cookbook right now! I’m super excited by it. He’s brilliant! I have a total food blog crush on him and I can’t wait for his upcoming book.

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Louis December 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Closet Cooking.

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Corisa December 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

i love HowSweetEats!

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Leanne December 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I would love a skinnytaste cookbook.
~Leanne

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Brook December 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Two peas and their pod

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

Oh Maria and Josh! I know they did a few cookie cookbook e-books recently. But they should totally do a full blown cookbook! When they find the time for it though, with their new darling baby Caleb is another story…

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Elle December 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

How’s about it, Irvin? You gonna write one some one o these days? ;)

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Irvin December 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

LOL. Perhaps one of these days. Trust me, if I do, I will be ANNOUNCING it from the rooftops and you’ll be sure to hear about it! But thank you for the vote of confidence!

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Elle December 25, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I’m following you on facebk.;)

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