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Cookbook Giveaways!!

I just saw the funniest thing, at least so far today.

I was sitting on the loveseat in my living room, checking email on my laptop.  Bill was in the kitchen making coffee, and the kids were downstairs watching Curious George.

And then a Fed Ex truck came slowly up the street (early – it was about 7:30 or so).  I saw the driver and his helper/trainee/co-driver looking at the houses, looking for the right address, and lo and behold, they stopped in front of our house.

The Wells-Fargo Wagon is a-comin!

Then BOTH guys got out, each with a package in hand, and – I swear on a stack of Julia Child cookbooks – they RACED up our driveway, left the packages on the steps, and RACED back to the truck.

The driver won.

What a great way to begin my day.  And good for them – they make their job fun.

Bill opened the door and got the packages – both addressed to ME!  "They feel like books or something" he said.

Oh, yeah!  That’s right!

About a week ago I was contacted by Carroll Beauvais of Dorling Kindersley (a division of Penguin), aka DK Publishing, to see if I was interested in reviewing a couple of cookbooks and maybe hosting a giveaway.

Cool!  I’ve never done a giveaway before, and now I get to do two.

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The two books are "Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas" by Chef Craig Priebe (For more info, you can go here), and "Spain and the World Table" which done in association with The Culinary Institute of America, with text by Martha Rose Shulman.   

I think I have one book on Spanish cooking – it’s a book of Tapas that was my Mom’s, and I got it when she and Dad were downsizing and moving to a smaller home.  So I’m really excited to check this book out. 

And grilled pizzas – ah, one of our traditional summertime outdoor dinners.  I’m really excited to go through this book too and learn a few new things about grilling pizzas.  Piadinas, in case you were wondering (which I was), are folded sandwiches, kind of like tortillas, only, according to the book, more tender.

I don’t even know where to start.  Which book?  Which recipe?

And how will I set up this giveaway? 

A contest?  Random drawing?  Bribery (just kidding)?  So many possibilities!

I’ll be back with more info later on.  Right now, I think I have some perusing to do.

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