Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

19 Nov

That endearing phrase is something that SFC says, usually as he’s shaming me in some card game or other.  But today I’m the big winner.  How’s that you might ask?  Because I just won an autographed copy of Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbook.  No fooling.

The Free Ranger’s over at washingtonpost.com had a copy to give away during today’s Food chat.  So my Ina-centric post was this:

Barefoot Contessa: Where HAS Ina been? She didn’t have any new BC shows on Food Network for ages.

Thanks for posting her Mustard Roasted Fish recipe today. Will we be getting previews of any other items in her new book?

Bonnie Benwick: She was just here 2 weeks ago, signing books at Sur La Table in Arlington. She does a new cookbook every 2 years. She renovated her barn/now kitchen. Be sure to read the Home section tomorrow for more about Ina.

I can tell you that the Brownie Pudding in that book is really, really great, and that Jane Black did a version of the turkey roulade she liked as well. Beseech Joe for that AUTOGRAPHED copy we’re giving away today!

And at the end of the chat, THAT post was the one they chose to get her book.  How freaking awesome.  Guess I will be looking for ways to South Beach the Brownie Pudding recipe that Bonnie mentioned.

Good thing I’ve been clearing out the cookbook collection at home.  I wouldn’t have had any room for her otherwise…..as if.

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3 Responses to “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!”

  1. pigtown*design 20 November 2008 at 9:41 pm #

    YAY! Did you see the review of her new kitchen in the Post today?

    The reason you didn’t win the Ricky bag is that your karma was getting you Ina!

  2. pmf1852 21 November 2008 at 8:30 am #

    Winning Ina’s new book has softened the blow from not getting the Ricky bag. Maybe the universe was trying to apologize for that disappointment.

    Or maybe I was being rewarded for finding new and loving homes for those other cookbooks. How are you and Nigella getting along?

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