And I've teased you a little bit about giveaways. The skillet giveaway is over; the contest for the Zak! bowls started last week, and I've still got a cookbook to hand out. You want it? Of course, you could order it here.
Or you could win one. Keep reading.
My husband was kind of skeptical about eating meals from one cookbook for three weeks. I mean, I like to get all creative in the kitchen, and one day it might be Mexican and the next day might be Italian and the next day might be German. Or barbecue. Or anything else you can think of.
Which makes use-up-the-leftovers night sort of interesting. Pierogi and tacos and wings, anyone?
So when I said it was going to be three recipes from the cookbook each week for three weeks, he gave that little resigned sigh and hoped for the best. I mean, what if it was three weeks of bland food? What if it was a cuisine he didn't like? You see, he only vaguely knew who Emeril was. "He's the guy who says 'poof!' all the time, right? Or what is it he says?"
For some reason, hubby never remembers the "BAM!" And he had no idea what kind of food Emeril cooks. He recognized him on the cover of the book because he'd seen him on TV, but other than that, hubby had no idea what I was getting us into.
But now for sure he knows who Emeril is. "This guy knows how to cook," he says. And he's even more impressed that Emeril isn't stuck on one cuisine. And to be honest, he's also pleased that Emeril isn't stingy with the spices. A little kick of heat is always welcome in our house, but at the same time, the spicy dishes have some restraint. You can taste what you're eating.
So, maybe you want this cookbook now? Would you like to win a copy for yourself? This is a nice book, so I'm going to make you work just a little bit for this one.
Here we go: Contest is now CLOSED
and the winner is ... mjskit!
So far, I've made 10 posts about this book, and included recipes or descriptions of dishes in 8 posts.
In chronological order, the 10 posts are:
Emeril's One-Pot Cooking Blogger Party
Mushroom, Squash and Barley Risotto: One-Pot Wonders
Introducing Emeril's One-Pot Bloggers
Tuscan White Bean Soup: One-Pot Wonders
Chicken Two Ways: One-Pot Wonders
Chicken Two Ways (part two): One-Pot Wonders
Quesadillas (and a giveaway): One-Pot Wonders
Cajun Shrimp Stew: One-Pot Wonders
Rich Shrimp Stock: One-Pot Wonders
Ancho-Rubbed Flap Steak: One-Pot Wonders
For your first entry, tell me which of those recipes you would make first, and why you chose it.
The first entry is the only mandatory one. The rest are optional, and you can do them in any order, and skip any that don't appeal to you.
For an extra entry, tweet a link to this contest. Include @dbcurrie and @morrowcooks in the tweet. Come back here and leave a comment telling me that you tweeted.
For an extra entry, tell me which OTHER BLOGGER in the party you discovered through my posts, tweets or links. If you haven't discovered anyone new yet, there is a link to all of them in one of my posts, and also over on the right sidebar. Post a nice comment on that blogger's site, then come back here and tell me that you've done so. (Some of those other bloggers are also currently running contests, so you might win something there, too!)
For an extra entry, go to The Secret Ingredient blog and then come back here tell me which Morrow cookbook, besides Emeril's, you would like to own.
For an extra entry, go the Emeril product page on the Zak! Designs website and then come back here and tell me which Emeril-branded Zak product you like best.
For an extra entry, COME BACK ON A DIFFERENT DAY and tweet a link to this contest, this time including @dbcurrie and @emeril in the tweet. Leave a comment here letting me know that you tweeted.
For an extra entry, like Cookistry on Facebook. Come back here and tell me that you've done so.
See, it wasn't that hard. Good luck!
This contest is open to US residents only, and will be open from the time this posts through midnight, mountain time, on October 1. Winner will be chosen randomly from all valid entries.
And now for the ever-popular disclaimer: Bloggers who participate in this party and complete the 3-week assignment will receive some additional books by Emeril as well as a small cash reimbursement. One blogger will be chosen to receive a 6-quart Emeril-branded crockpot made by T-Fal.
Are you on Facebook? The Secret Ingredient and Emeril have pages there. Or if you prefer Twitter, you can find Morrow Books and Emeril there as well.