Cookbook Week – Day 4! Plus a giveaway

by Irvin on August 21, 2014 · 91 comments

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Cookbook Week - Day 4

I’m always thrilled to read cookbooks with a singular perspective in life. Whether it’s the beauty of a hand drawn and designed cookbook like The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson to Molly Wizenberg’s Delancey book that tells the story of how she built a life with her husband and their acclaimed pizza shop, cookbooks can transport you just as much as a good fiction. I’m always happy to explore someone else’s life through the lens of food. I’m also giving away a copy of Erin Gleeson’s gorgeous The Forest Feast cookbook, details at the bottom of this post.[THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED]

The Forest Feast

Erin Gleeson was an accomplished food photographer living the dream in New York City when her husband sudden gets a job in California. So she traded in the urban jungle for the gorgeous woods just outside of Silicon Valley. So, like any adventurous multi-talented person, she decides to create a gorgeous blog and a beautiful accompanying cookbook The Forest Feast to go along with it. From her blog came her cookbook The Forest Feast. Filled with stunning photographs, simple and basic vegetarian recipes (most recipes range from 3 to 8 easy to find and source ingredients), and adorable hand watercolored type and illustrations. This is the sort of cookbook that you want to sit down and explore and hope that one of these days you’ll get invited to one of Erin’s parties. But if not, at least you have the cookbook.

Vegetarian for a New Generation

I have a number of vegetarian friends and it’s never difficult to feed them. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not always looking for new vegetarian dishes that will satisfy me and my partner (who is a devout carnivore). Enter Vegetarian for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff. Taking inspiration from global cuisine, Liana crates recipes that stand on their own, full of bright flavors and colors without resorting to the age old “you’ll never miss the meat” phrase that I personally hate. These are recipes that stand on their own with complex flavors and celebrate the flavors that you get from fresh produce with recipes like Roasted Broccoli with Pomegranate and Tahini, Grilled Sweet Corn with Feta Salad, and Brussels Sprouts with Tamarind-Ginger Dressing. Broken down into seasons, these vegetable dishes recipes are perfect as a main course for your vegetarian and vegan friends as well as a side dish if you really must eat meat during the meal (like my partner often does).

Delancey by Molly Wizenberg

I’ve adored Molly Wizenberg’s blog Orangette ever since I started reading blogs years ago. Her previous book A Homemade Life was one of my favorite food memoirs and so I have been looking forward to Delancey, a memoir of her relationship with her husband and how they started their acclaimed pizza shop. Opening a restaurant is a tough job (something I NEVER want to do, so friends please stop asking me) and the stress of it took a toll on their marriage as well. Filled with wit and humor throughout as well as her warm personality and sprinkles of various recipes this is the sort of book that I want to curl up to in an oversized lounge chair and read at night.

A Simple Feast

It’s not surprise that A Simple Feast by Diana Yen & the Jewels of New York is a gorgeous book. The Jewels of New York is a creative studio in NY focusing on food styling, photography, menu consulting and special event catering. So when they released their first cookbook, you know that the recipes would be elegant and sophisticated without being precious. From recipes like pecan pie with salted maple ice cream; mini pea, mint and feta quiche; and heirloom bean soup with crispy kale, the recipes based on seasonal ingredients are bright and fresh and bursting from the pages. This is the sort of cookbook that will live in my kitchen and not just my bookshelf.

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetables

The Fabulous Beekman Boys of Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell have developed a multimedia lifestyle company have been called the next Martha Stewart. With their third cookbook The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook, these boys are one step closer to world domination. Of course if world domination is filled with grilled steak and lima bean salad; golden squash, pepper and tomato gratin; and summer squash lasagna rolls I’m totally in favor of letting them take over. Filled with solid easy-to-follow recipes that incorporate beautiful vegetables, this cookbook broken into seasons, is a great source of ideas and recipes for using your CSA box or farmer’s market produce.

Stewart, Tabori & Chang has generously offered to give away a copy of Erin Gleeson’s The Forest Feast to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below and tell me what city or country you’ve lived in.[THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.]

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 Thursday, August 28, 2014, 9am PST.
▪ The retail value of The Forest Feast is about $35.
▪ 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 everything 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 everything to someone else.
▪ The prize is being delivered directly from Stewart, Tabori & Chang. If they have not delivered the prize to you within three weeks of me notifying you of winning, please reach out to me again and I will do follow up to make sure everything is OK. Please keep in mind we are all human and things happen. I will do everything within my power to make sure the prize is delivered in a timely manner.

Special thanks to Rodale Books; Roost Books; Simon & Schuster; and Stewart, Tabori & Chang  for review copies of the books in this post. Though they provided the books complimentary, I was not monetarily compensated for this post and all opinions above are my own.

This blog currently has a partnership with Amazon.com in their affiliate program, which gives me a small percentage of sales if you buy a product through the links above (with no added cost to you). If you are uncomfortable with this, feel free to go directly to Amazon.com and search for the book yourself and purchase it that way.

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Katherine August 21, 2014 at 5:53 am

So far I have only lived in the United States. I travel a lot, but I always come back here.

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Laurel Eden August 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Born in a small town in north central Iowa, lived in Minneapolis, moved to Cleveland, now in North Bethesda, MD.

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Janine August 21, 2014 at 5:58 am

NYC!

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Janice Coffey August 21, 2014 at 6:16 am

My hometown is NYC

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The Suzzzz August 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

Cork, Ireland.

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Anne Napolitano August 21, 2014 at 7:19 am

I’ve always lived in the USA! Born and raised in NYC and now live on Long Island.

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Jessica August 21, 2014 at 8:10 am

I’m from Texas (lived in Dallas, College Station, and Houston), but I currently live in St. Louis. Thanks!

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Irvin September 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

St. Louis is my old hometown! Hope you are enjoying it!

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Tiffany August 21, 2014 at 8:51 am

I grew up on the West Coast, went to school on the East Coast, and am now working in the Midwest – apparently I’m just making my way around the country!

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Julie August 21, 2014 at 9:04 am

I’ve had my eye on this book for ages! We live in upstate NY now, but until a few years ago, I had only ever lived in the midwest (OH, MN, WI)!

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Donna Currie August 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

I’ve only lived in the US.

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Eileen August 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

I sometimes feel like I’ve lived everywhere, but only everywhere in the US! San Jose, NYC, Chicago, NC, Michigan…everywhere. :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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Rose August 21, 2014 at 10:32 am

I have only lived in United States unfortunately….grew up in Ohio and now live in big old Texas! I hope to live in another country someday, Spain in particular. Beautiful culture.

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Keri August 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

These cookbooks today are all gorgeous. I’m drooling over all of them.

I’ve lived in both Salt Lake City and Humboldt County. They certainly represent a nice juxtaposition of world views.

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Chelsea August 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

Only lived in the U.S., but all over: Grew up in Alaska, then to Washington, Orange County, Boston, and San Francisco. Love calling the bay area home now!

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Lei August 21, 2014 at 11:17 am

Hawaii, USA!

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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures August 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

I’m on California’s Central Coast now. Other than here, I’ve lived in Berkeley, Soest (the Netherlands), and Rome (Italy). Love them all!

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Irvin September 3, 2014 at 12:22 am

I spent a lovely year in high school abroad in Leiden (the Netherlands). I never made it over to Soest but I did get to Utrecht.

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Carolyn August 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

*Just* moved to New Orleans.

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Layne August 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I live in Austin, TX now, but I did my growing up in Arkansas and Mississippi. I have gotten the chance to call Beijing and Dublin home for short periods of time in college!

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Shikha @ Shikha la mode August 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

While I’m a California (and Bay Area!) girl now, I was born in Louisiana and lived in India before making my way here!

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Kerrey De Paoli August 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Right now, I’m in Pennsylvania , but I’ve lived in Tennessee , Minnesota, Texas, and Illinois. Hope to live overseas someday!

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Judy August 21, 2014 at 1:07 pm

U.S. Both coasts, never in the middle.

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Manette Gutterman August 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I’ve not only lived in the US. I’ve lived in the same house for almost 40 years. Believe me, I would move anywhere if given the opportunity!!!

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Aaron Rishell August 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Wichita, Kansas

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Sarah August 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Currently stationed in South Texas – I’ve lived in Quebec City, Canada twice (went to school at Universite Laval’s French immersion program), Spain twice (Burgos / Madrid), and spent six months stationed in Komaki, Japan – best six months of my life! I love to travel and take cooking classes wherever I’m at – so far I’ve taken four cooking classes around Japan, a hands-on croissant class in Paris, and over 50 classes stateside. I would love to win “Forest Feast!”

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Lisa August 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm

What a great giveaway! I would love to win!

Oops, I live in Maine!

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Debbie August 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Westford, MA! Hope to win!

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Greg August 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I live embarrassingly close to Delancey and have not been yet. I need to get up there!

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Dana August 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Overseas, Florida, New York, Maine, Texas, North Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, Illinois, overseas :) home is where I can cook in “my” kitchen :)

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Christine August 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I’ve lived my entire life in New Haven, CT.

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Maureen August 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I’ve lived in Ohio my whole life. Currently live in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

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Jen August 21, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I live in Whitney, Texas!

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Joan A August 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

More veggies in our diet is my plan! This giveaway would be a great inspiration to do that! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Kim Wood August 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I was born in the deep south, lived next in the far western US, moved then to Japan, then to the eastern US where I now live in Honesdale. My brother was born in Africa, I missed out on that. Such is the life of a military family. May I just say these are some of the most gorgeous cookbooks ever!

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sharon August 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

was born in PA but have lived almost my entire adult life in MD. i thought that i was only one of a few that was fascinated and addicted to cookbooks. i love the books on your blog and look forward to reading more of your reviews.

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sarah August 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Seattle!

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Cindy Lehrer August 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Detroit!

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Teena August 21, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Vermont!

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Joan August 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Born and raised in a tiny rural community in the foothills on NC and have lived here most of my life. Hubby lived and worked in LA, Calif for a few years after the textile industry died here and I visited him off and on for a year finally staying 6 months the last time. Closest I came to city life.

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Teslaca August 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I’ve traveled to many countries, but have always lived in the United States in Florida, California and New York.

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Nancy August 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

I live in Orange County, CA.
I looked at the Forest Feast at Costco. beautifully photographed.

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Mabel August 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Oh man, I’ve lived in so many cities. Hong Kong (born and raised), Busan – South Korea, Houston-TX, Los Angeles-CA, Washington DC, Richmond-VA

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Suzanne August 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Denver (present), Ft Collins, & Loveland (home of Miss Valentine!), Colorado; Brunswick, Maine; Eugene, Oregon. Thank you for taking time and effort to review these cookbooks! If I was budget-less I’d buy them all but since I’m not it is so helpful to have your reviews.

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Arne August 22, 2014 at 1:23 am

Just Minneapolis, Columbus, OH and Fort Wayne, IN…

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Debbie D, August 22, 2014 at 3:45 am

All over southern CA, Seattle area, and now central CA in the middle of the food belt.

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Valerie Horowitz August 22, 2014 at 3:48 am

Grew up in Montclair, NJ now living further west in the exurban reaches of New Jersey.

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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way August 22, 2014 at 3:50 am

Born in Isola D’Istria, Italy – moved to Burlington, Iowa , went to college in Indiana now live in Bloomington Indiana — basically we just keep our clothes there – we travel quite a bit.

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Peggy goldinger August 22, 2014 at 3:54 am

Cool sounding book
I live in the USA

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Ja August 22, 2014 at 4:11 am

Thus far I’ve only lived stateside (NYC, New England
and recently the Midwest ) but I hope to live in Europe
within the next 10 years.

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Joanne August 22, 2014 at 4:52 am

I’m from Asheville NC!

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Linda K. August 22, 2014 at 5:53 am

I’ve only ever lived in the Midwest. Boring, no?

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Sarah August 22, 2014 at 5:56 am

I’ve always lived in Oklahoma.

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Heather August 22, 2014 at 6:52 am

So far my states of residence include: WI, MN, FL, TX and NC. Undoubtedly the USMC has a couple more in mind before we settle down…

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Karen@Mignardise August 22, 2014 at 7:01 am

I’ve lived in Boston, Burlington VT and now (near) Portland ME – always the US.
And I have your peach blueberry coffeecake baking in my oven right now!

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Michael Flanagin August 22, 2014 at 7:25 am

I’ve lived in Dublin, Ireland.

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Christine August 22, 2014 at 7:34 am

I’ve lived in Santander, Spain but am now in Portland, Oregon!

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Brad Gelfond August 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

Los Angeles

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Holly August 22, 2014 at 8:23 am

I was born in Guam, grew up in Southern California, and spent one year in college in Japan. I’m back in SoCal but would love to try living in another part of the world.

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Yas N. August 22, 2014 at 8:31 am

I have lived in New York in the United States.

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edward ang August 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

The Big Apple Baby!!

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Theresa August 22, 2014 at 8:54 am

NYC.

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Rebecca August 22, 2014 at 8:55 am

I’ve lived all over the SE United States and currently reside in Indiana.

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Gina Brown August 22, 2014 at 11:28 am

I’ve only lived in Indiana. Sounds like a boring life, hun?

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Chelsea August 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I was born in Pennsylvania, but I’ve also lived in Texas, New Jersey, Oregon, and all up and down California.

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Caroline August 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Both coasts…in the East now…in rural New Jersey (yes…there really is a rural New Jersey!) :)

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Mac C August 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I live in Indiana, but every time someone leaves the gate open, I run for Canada. Nova Scotia is my place of dreams. Perfect in every way.

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Laura August 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I lived in D.C. for 10 years, Boston for 1 year, and I’ve just moved to the ‘burbs.

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Erika Hanna August 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Born in Detroit, grew up in Rochester, NY, raising my kids in Boston!

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Tanya August 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I lived in Brandon, Florida for a little while.

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Lori Flesher August 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Paradise, California

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Kelly Gramlow August 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Minnesota amd stockholm, sweden!

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Michelle August 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Currently live in the US but previously lived in France!

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Dan August 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Live in North Carolina but spend the summer in China and Australia!

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Katrina August 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Boringly, I’ve only ever lived in the US. Only time I’ve ever been out of the country was to Ensenada, Mexico–which doesn’t count for much. Always happy to say I HAVE been to Hawaii, that should count for something. ;)

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Nina August 22, 2014 at 7:49 pm

I was born in Havana, Cuba. Lived in Puerto Rico, New York City, Miami, Kentucky, and mostly raised in Texas. But my cookbook collection has taught me the most about the different cultures of the world by the way they eat.

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Elin August 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I live in the United States, out in the country, on an old farm.

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MelissaW August 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm

I’ve lived in Portland and Los Angeles and spent time working on films in Florida, Houston, Barcelona, Seatttle and The San Juan Islands.

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Kim Porter August 23, 2014 at 8:15 am

I’ve only in the U.S. — MI, CA and WA.

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Jackie August 23, 2014 at 9:52 am

OMG, The Forest Feast looks amazing! I’m excited to have the chance to try to win it! :)

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rachel August 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

Kenya then, US now. Thanks for all the reviews this week. I’ve learned about a lot of new cookbooks!

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jessicaisbaking August 23, 2014 at 11:50 am

I have lived in Raleigh, NC, Hoboken, NJ and now Tucson, AZ. I am trying my best to live all over.

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Aly August 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Born and raised on the east coast, and now living in the west.

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Kartik @ Bakeology 101 August 23, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I’ve been in India for 15 years of my life. I’ve traveled to London, Costa Rica, and Panama and look forward to all my future adventures.

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Lucinda Ebersole August 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I live in Shirley, West Virginia.

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bren August 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Philadelphia but now outside of Dallas

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Dana August 23, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I live in and love Annapolis.

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Nasreen August 24, 2014 at 6:36 am

Mainly the U.S (though I have moved around here quite a bit). I spent my younger years in England and India as well.

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Jennifer August 24, 2014 at 11:18 am

I’ve lived in Pittsburgh, PA. The winters weren’t nearly as bad as I thought they would be and the summers were beautiful.

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Nicole U August 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

I have only lived in the US. Thanks for the chance to win : )

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Alice Mizer August 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Japan, China, France, the U.K & the States

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