April 15, 2013

Cookbook Giveaway - Deborah Madison's Vegetable Literacy

Vegetable Literacy cover
"Along with the good and beautiful plants a garden can give us, it also brings the world into focus, plants into relationship, and that’s terrifically exciting. We needn’t be botanists for this magic to unfold; mostly we just have to look and relationships will show themselves to us."
- Deborah Madison, Vegetable Literacy

In her latest cookbook, Deborah Madison, America’s leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs within the same botanical families, and how understanding these connections can help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light.

This groundbreaking new cookbook is Madison’s crowning achievement: a celebration of the diversity of the plant kingdom!

Spring Garden Hodgepodge

Destined to become the new standard reference for cooking vegetables, Vegetable Literacy shows cooks that, because of their shared characteristics, vegetables within the same family can be used interchangeably in cooking. It presents an entirely new way of looking at vegetables, drawing on Madison’s deep knowledge of cooking, gardening and botany.
With more than 300 classic and exquisite recipes, Madison brings this wealth of information together in dishes that highlight a world of complementary flavors. 

We are ecstatic to announce that we have two signed copies of this amazing book to give away!

“There are few people equipped with the curiosity, skill, and eye for observation required to construct a volume of this size and scope—and Deborah does it masterfully. Vegetable Literacy will shift the way both home and professional cooks think about the relationship between ingredients, and vegetables in particular. Using this book has felt like a missing puzzle piece snapping into place—inspiring, intimate, informative, and beautifully illustrated.”

 Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day

Raised in Davis, CA, Deborah is a local icon having spent years in the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked at Chez Panisse and was the founding chef of world-renowned vegetarian restaurant Greens - both important Bay Area restaurants to have established local, farm-driven menus. She now resides just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she is still writing cookbooks and is very involved in the local farmers' market.

Her passion for the sustainable and local food movement follows her wherever she goes and is expressed in an array of endeavors such as cooking, writing and teaching. That's the thing about Deborah - her passion is inspiring and can't help but be transferred to your cooking and eating!

Sautéed Rainbow Chard with the Stems

Here's How to Enter – (contest is now closed)

To win one of two signed copies of Deborah Madison's Vegetable Literacy cookbook, simply leave a comment below answering this question before 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30th (one entry per person, please) -
Which Deborah Madison cookbook
or recipe is your favorite?

New to Deborah Madison's cooking?
Learn more about her cookbooks and recipes here.
No purchase required. Limit one entry per person, please. Entries will close on Tuesday, April 30th, at 8:00 am. Winners are chosen by Random Number Generator and announced on our blog on Tuesday, April 30th.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

There are so many wonderful and encouraging comments!

We have chosen TWO winners:

The first winner chosen at random is: Erin who wrote:
Love The Greens Cookbook - always looking for new and creative ways to incorporate more greens into our diet. 

The second winner chosen at random is: Jessica who wrote:
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone has been one of my most resourced cookbooks since I bought it 10 -12 years ago. It's hardcover, which is good, because the amount of loving abuse I expose my favorite cookbooks to is pretty intense. You can always tell my favorite recipes by the wrinkled, stained, and caked pages.

A big thank you to Deborah Madison!

Be sure to check out Vegetable Literacy and our next post featuring some of her scrumptious recipes.