Giveaway: Ad Hoc at Home (Hardcover)

Wow, what a lot great recipes for home-cooked dishes!  This has surely one of our best giveaways yet – thank you all so much for participating!

I’m pleased to announce that the winner of the Thomas Keller book is Elya (elfimka).  Congratulations, Elya!  Please email me with with shipping information and I’ll get the book out to right away.

Be sure to stop back now and again for news about the next giveaway  🙂


I have a copy of this book in front of me right now, and let me tell you- it rocks!

“In the book every home cook has been waiting for, the revered Thomas Keller turns his imagination to the American comfort foods closest to his heart—flaky biscuits, chicken pot pies, New England clam bakes, and cherry pies so delicious and redolent of childhood that they give Proust’s madeleines a run for their money. Keller, whose restaurants The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se in New York have revolutionized American haute cuisine, is equally adept at turning out simpler fare.

In Ad Hoc at Home—a cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville—he showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. This is Keller at his most playful, serving up such truck-stop classics as Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions and grilled-cheese sandwiches, and heartier fare including beef Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb. In fun, full-color photographs, the great chef gives step-by-step lessons in kitchen basics— here is Keller teaching how to perfectly shape a basic hamburger, truss a chicken, or dress a salad. Best of all, where Keller’s previous best-selling cookbooks were for the ambitious advanced cook, Ad Hoc at Home is filled with quicker and easier recipes that will be embraced by both kitchen novices and more experienced cooks who want the ultimate recipes for American comfort-food classics.”

OK, so here’s the deal.  Submit a recipe (use the comment area below) for a favorite home-cooked dish (preferably featuring fresh, local ingredients) and I’ll put your name in the hat for the drawing.  Pretty easy!  Submit 2 recipes and I’ll put your name in twice.  Blog, Stumble or Twitter about the giveaway and I’ll put your name in once more!

The recipe(s) that you submit don’t have to be fancy and can be just about anything, so long as its yours or one that has been handed down in your family.  The winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.  I can only ship the book to a US address (sorry), but everyone is welcome to participate!

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