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February 28, 2014

Food Blogger Cookbook Swap


I recently participated in a Food Blogger Cookbook Swaphosted by Alyssa of Everyday Maven and Faith of An Edible Mosaic. I've told you about my love of hoarding collecting cookbooks, right? 

Well the idea behind the group is for bloggers to swap things... we've swapped props before. And now we're swapping cookbooks. Why not share a gently-used beloved cookbook with another dear food-loving soul?? Or you could send a brand new cookbook. You send a cookbook and receive a cookbook in return. Of course I had to jump all over that!!!

I received 2 cookbooks from Mary at Sifting Focus! She's from KY like my family. Just try to go to her blog and not leave drooling. Seriously. Mary sent me 2 cookbooks: The Splendid Table's How To Eat Supper by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift + the Gather Journal with seasonal recipes for fall and winter. 

How To Eat Supper is not just about supper. It has small plates, breakfast recipes, sides, and sweets too! I've got my eye on that Supper Tart of Red Onions, Greens, and Grapes + those deviled eggs (both pictured above) but also Wine-Braised Carrots with Fried Sage Leaves, Luxury Scrambled Eggs, and more. The cookbook also gives different variations on the recipes included.... not a fan of Hoisin Noodles? Well how about some Hoisin-Scallion Fried Rice with Egg? I also really appreciated the little cooking tips throughout, like how to know if fish is fresh, brining tips, and more. I already bought the ingredients for a fancy sorbet too. If all goes well, that'll be on the blog soon :)

The Gather Journal is a soft cover cookbook with recipes I'm eyeing like Baked Pasta Hive, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and that Herby Souffle pictured above. I really hit the jackpot here with not one, but two cookbooks. Both of which I'll be using soon and very soon. Like tomorrow soon.

I sent Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook to Stefani at Cupcake Project. Be sure to check out her post and some muffins she made from the cookbook.

Thanks, Mary. I LOVE the cookbooks and can't wait to get cookin. And now I've got a new blog to follow too!

I know you wanna join in the Food Blogger Swaps too. Head on over so you'll be in the loop when it's time for another swap  :)

Check out the other bloggers who participated in the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap.

A Baker's House
An Edible Mosaic
avocado bravado
Blue Kale Road
Blueberries And Blessings
Cheap Recipe Blog
Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Create Amazing Meals
Cucina Kristina
Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cupcake Project
Dinner is Served 1972
Done With Corn
Eats Well With Others
Everyday Maven
Flour Me With Love 
From My Sweet Heart
Great Food 360° 
Healthy. Delicious.
I'm Gonna Cook That!
Je Mange la Ville
Karen's Kitchen Stories
Kitchen Treaty
Olive and Herb
OnTheMove-In The Galley
Our Best Bites
Paleo Gone Sassy
poet in the pantry
Rhubarb and Honey
Rocky Mountain Cooking
Shikha la mode
Shockingly Delicious
Sifting Focus
Spoonful of Flavor
Tara's Multicultural Table
The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler
The Suburban Soapbox
The Whole Family's Food

Peace, and bacon grease!


SeattleDee said...

You did hit the jackpot with two super books - Kasper's book is a treasure and her podcasts are always interesting! Now I can't wait to read about your sorbet adventure.

Faith said...

Thank you so much for participating in the swap and helping to make it a success! Wow, that was incredible of Mary to send you two cookbooks - and they both look beautiful! I hope you get lots of use out of them.

Stef said...

Thanks again for the fun cookbook! Lucky you for getting two. :)

Unknown said...

Wow, how great that you got two books! Thanks again for participating - I just added your link to my blog post. :)