Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Giveaway: 5 Copies of Julie & Julia by Julie Powell


Thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group I have 5 copies of JULIE AND JULIA: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell to giveaway! Most everyone has probably heard about this book as there is a movie based on the book in theaters now. I read the book recently and loved it, you can read my review here. I can't wait to see the movie!!


Here's some information from Hachette:
Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer), is now a major motion picture. Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto. The film version is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.




Read an excerpt here.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

For each entry, please leave a seperate comment, this will make it easier to draw a winner as I won't be able to go back and count each entry. Also, make sure that you include your email or that your email is in your blog profile. If I have no way of contacting you by email, your entry will automatically be withdrawn.

  • For One Entry: Leave a comment and share what recipe that you have made that was unusual or a funny cooking mishap in the kitchen as Julie had many of these in the book. Also, make sure to post a way to contact you.
  • For a Second Entry: In a SEPARATE comment, Blog about this giveaway and share a link(posting in your sidebar is fine).
  • For a Third Entry: In a SEPARATE comment, Twitter about this giveaway and share a link, if you can.
  • For a Fourth Entry: In a SEPARATE comment: Follow my blog or subscribe to my blog(let me know if you are already a follower or subscriber).


This giveaway is ONLY open to US and Canada, (No PO Boxes Please)


I'll use random.org to draw a winner and the contest will end on September 2nd , 2009 at Midnight EST. Good Luck!!

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

71 comments:

  1. no need to enter me, but I will pop this on the sidebar at Savvy!

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  2. I have read this already but wanted to comment :)

    A vegetarians view: I loved reading this book in a way I can't express. I was grossed out and laughing at the same time (laughing at me that is, for my reaction).

    Everyone should read this!

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  3. Great giveaway! I borrowed the book when it came out, but would love my own copy.

    One cooking mishap that comes to mind is a carrot cake I made. I forgot to add the flour! I know, how can you think you're making a cake and forget flour? Well, it can happen. :)

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  4. The biggest recipe blunder was putting 2 tbsp baking soda into the ingredients instead of 1 tsp. Yuck!
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I'd like to enter!

    Sheri
    A Novel Menagerie

    P.S. I'm a subscriber via Google Reader.

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  6. No need to enter me, babe. I've got this posted at Win a Book. Thanks for the e-mail, as always!!

    As for cooking stories... don't get me started. I've enough to fill a few books!

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  7. Enter me please. I would love to win this book.
    Cooking mishap- Hmm, I don't cook all that much but I did forget mix up the salt for sugar while baking cookies once. Yuck!

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  8. I want to read this book! I am such a horrible cook. I love reading through cookbooks but seldom have the confidence to cook from them. I am great at mac and cheese but it is difficult to mess that up - so nothing to funny about my cooking here.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  9. I am following your blog.

    thanks

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  10. When I was a young teen I once made so much cookie dough that I couldn't mix it with the mixer. I had to use my hands. When the Christmas cookie party started, my little sister told everyone how I had used my hands to mix . . and no one took my cookies. They were still tasty - and my hands were clean!

    laarlt78 at hotmail.com

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  11. I am a follower of this blog. laarlt78 at hotmail dot com

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  12. When I was first teaching myself to cook, I was making a soup and had the heat on a bit too high and kind of forgot about it was cooking. When I came back I found a uniform chunk of essentially charcoal cooks to the bottom of my pan. =\

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  13. I'm a new follower of your blog via Blogger.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  14. I just made blackberry cobbler and put a cup of salt in the berries instead of sugar. Fortunately I realized the mistake before putting the topping on, so rinsed the berries off and tried again! It was actually pretty good!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  15. I haven't really had any kitchen mishaps myself - at least none that I can recall. But I have experienced a few from loved ones. My mother made some sort of meat for dinner that she was having trouble getting tender. She kept using more and more meat tenderizer, to no avail. She still served it up to us, and the only one who could eat it was dad. Why? Because one of the grandmothers helped pack the kitchen when we moved and for some reason put cayenne in the meat tenderizer container. *HOT*

    Thanks for the great contest, I have been drooling over this book all over the blogosphere!

    susan dot kelley at sbcglobal dot net

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  16. Tweet! http://twitter.com/jezebelsk/statuses/3278786232

    susan dot kelley at sbcglobal dot net

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  17. I just subscribed via Google Reader!

    susan dot kelley at sbcglobal dot net

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  18. I want to read this book before I see the movie, help me win!

    Biggest cooking mishap for me was when I first got married, I set a pot roast in the slow cooker and went to work, My in-laws were due for dinner (married 3 weeks) and when I got home, no good smells. I forgot to plug it in!

    Cheli
    cyderry AT yahoo DOT com
    http://chelisshelves.blogspot.com

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  19. I have been following you!


    Cheli
    cyderry AT yahoo DOT com
    http://chelisshelves.blogspot.com

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  20. You're posted on my blog!

    Cheli
    cyderry AT yahoo DOT com
    http://chelisshelves.blogspot.com

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  21. My funniest cooking mishap happened when I was first married. I made kraft dinner and misunderstood the instructions and ended up putting in a cup of salt in the water. Needless to say hubby and his brother couldn't eat it. I then went on to bigger and better things..next was Shake 'n bake LOL

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  22. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3281461471

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  23. I'm already a follower

    ID - iamcherdon

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  24. I'm already an email subscriber

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  25. I made vegan macaroni and "cheese" for a friend. It was ... interesting to say the least!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I'm a follower.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  27. Thanks for the opportunity to read this wonderful book...

    Cooking mishap...how about setting the temperature on the oven incorrectly...and burning my zucchini bread.

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I'm a follower :)

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. my first cooking mishap happened when I boiled water....I left the room forgot about it and ti boiled until it was all gone :)

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  30. I haven't read the book but I saw the movie version and it was nice.

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  31. Please enter me. I really want to read this one. I can't think of a cooking mishap, but don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a good cook. It only means I don't cook enough!
    stacybooks at yahoo

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  32. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  33. I made a pecan pie once - and I'm not sure what I did wrong - but we couldn't even cut it using a saw. We ended up throwing it away!

    Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  34. I follow your blog on Google Reader.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  35. I don't cook often, and I rarely make anything that is too complex! Mostly I use my crockpot - hahaha! Thanks for the chance to win!

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. I also subscribe to your blog! =)

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

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  37. I think the funniest thing that happened to me, was I was boiling eggs to make egg salad. I thought I cooked them long enough, but when I went to crack an egg, and i had it all over me. Guess what? Didn't cook them long enough.

    I've wanting to read this. I grew up watching Julia Child.
    Thanks for the chance.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  38. I am also a subscriber.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  39. I once turned on the wrong burner on the stove and set a paper towel on fire >.<
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I just saw the movie and loved it. I once had my boyfriends family over for Thanksgiving dinner and as I pulled out the turkey from the oven, while everyone watched, I noticed I forgot to tie the turkey legs back together. I was mortified as everyone saw these wide open turkey legs!

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  41. I consistently burn grilled cheese sandwiches. There's just something about it that I can't get right.

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  42. I don't recall any funny mishaps. I must repress the memories or something! I love to cook, and love to try new things, but don't venture out into anything really unusual.

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  43. In college, a friend and I endeavoured to teach some of the guys the basics of cooking. You'd think that 19 and 20 year olds would have at least some basic knowledge but we were so very wrong. We had to, no kidding, teach one guy how to grate cheese. The guy was a mechnanical engineering major and was a whiz at multivariable calculus, but he was so intimidated by even the idea of cooking that he was practially paralyized. But, slowly, we were able to teach him some things. By the end of the term, he even helped bake an apple pie (crust made from scratch).
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I offered to make the dinner rolls for Thanksgiving one year. I had just graduated from college and had begun working at my new job. I got the water too hot and it killed the yeast. Two batches of crescent rolls barely covered the bottome of a large brown paper grocery sack. My brothers ended up throwing the rolls at each other as they were so hard.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm at sbcglobal dot net

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  45. I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3515760114

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  46. I already subscribe to your blog.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  47. I am not a good cook, so everything I cook turns out horrible! Literally. The best mishap I can think of is when I thought I was thawing out something in the microwave, but my little nephew had stuck his wet sock in there for it to "dry". So, I was very confused when something smelled like it was on fire in the microwave!

    badassfemmes(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. ONe day I forgot to time the cookies and I suddenly realized when the smoke started to pour out of the oven.

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  49. When I was making homemade jelly I used salt instead of sugar. Don't know where may brain was...
    Theresa N
    weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I was making a rum cake and didn't realize that someone drank the rum and replaced it with water - it was Barcardi's light.

    jlhal@verizon.net

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  51. I am anxious to read this book. The movie previews look fantastic and we all know that movies never do the book justice.
    As for me, my cooking mishap occurred when I was eight. My Mother was in the hospital having her gall bladder removed, I thought I would cheer her up by baking a 2 layer chocolate cake. I baked it from scratch, the recipe called for shortening and I used lard.
    My 2 layer cake ended up being no taller than 3 inches and not very fluffy. My Mom kindly feigned approval for my culinary flop but my siblings were not so kind. Oh well more for me.

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  52. Just yesterday I made little taco sandwiches...use Grands Biscuits and smash them flat and put taco meat and cheese on the inside;fold over and press to seal and bake for 10 minutes. They're yummy and not as messy as tacos!

    Thanks for entering me!

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  53. I am a new follower.

    lag110@mchsi.com

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  54. I boiled eggs once and blew them up.

    lag110@mchsi.com

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  55. when i was about 6 my siblings and I decided to bake a cake for our mom for mother's day. Apparently, we messed up somehow and the cake exploded all over the oven.

    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I would love to read this book....I love Julia Child and wish that I had come up with this idea.
    DMBuffy (at) aol (dot) com

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  57. I seldom watch a movie before I read the book, but I did see Julie & Julia last night and loved it.

    Working through different recipes was how I learned to be a great cook myself, but, I never thought to be so organized about it, but I loved the way she was able to turn her blog into a wonderful book to enjoy.

    Like Julie, I had flops on the floor, but what guests don't see, candles and French perfume can still help you have a lovely dinner date!

    Thanks for the contest!

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  58. My friend and I just saw the movie, and I would like to read the book. Please enter me!
    Bobbie Wiseman
    bobbiewise@insightbb.com

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  59. Loved the movie.
    When you get older forgetting gets easier. Once I made banana bread and noticed the butter on the counter as I was cleaning up. Actually it tasted nice and moist and was low fat.

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  60. When I was dating the man who would become my husband, I wanted to cook him a special dinner for his birthday. He loved linguine with white clam sauce so I set out to make that. Having grown up in a pot roast family where the only vegetables used were onions, green beans, potatoes and carrots, I really had no knowledge or experience with the then totally foreign vegetable garlic. So when the recipe I was using called for 1 minced garlic clove, I did what I thought was right and minced the entire ball of garlic. Needless to say that as soon as my future husband walked into the house he knew I had used too much garlic. We now joke that I married him because he was able to me laugh at my mistake that night.

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  61. This is a repeat of my previous comment but I forgot to include my email address or say my email can be found in my profile. My address is:

    chilibmom@aol.com

    Please disregard or delete my previous comment since I forgot to include my email address.

    When I was dating the man who would become my husband, I wanted to cook him a special dinner for his birthday. He loved linguine with white clam sauce so I set out to make that. Having grown up in a pot roast family where the only vegetables used were onions, green beans, potatoes and carrots, I really had no knowledge or experience with the then totally foreign vegetable garlic. So when the recipe I was using called for 1 minced garlic clove, I did what I thought was right and minced the entire ball of garlic. Needless to say that as soon as my future husband walked into the house he knew I had used too much garlic. We now joke that I married him because he was able to me laugh at my mistake that night.

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  62. Pick Me! Burnt spaghetti noodles!
    ruthiekb72@yahoo.com

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  63. Most unusual recipe? Hmmm....I'm sure something will come to me later, but all I can think of now is that I used to regularly cook beef heart. We passed it off as roast beef on more than one occasion.

    tatamagouche AT netbundle DOT ca

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  64. I also subscribe to your blog by e-mail

    tatamagouhce AT netbundle DOT ca

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  65. I'm new to this blog but thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway. A kitchen blunder that comes to mind is setting a pan of cooking oil on fire one Thanksgiving. Saw the flames, picked up the pan and opened kitchen door to throw pan outside--big mistake--when the air hit--the flames came back on me--but singed hair only!
    Diane
    lebaroness@sbcglobal.net

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  66. Thanks for offering this book. My youngest daughter told me about it.
    When I was in high school (1000 yrs. ago) I learned to make snickerdoodles. I was anxious to make some for my father. He went out and bought a cookie sheet for me. I tore off the paper and put the dough on the sheet to bake. My father said " the bottom of these cookies taste funny" I had forgotten to wash the glue from the paper off the pan.

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  67. I FOLLOWED YOU ON tWITTER AND TWEETED HERE

    http://twitter.com/D509AE/status/371477710

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  68. My "Deviled Eggs"....once I added to much mustard and I was out of mayo, so I sub. horseradish...wow, those were some "Devilish Eggs"!!!
    Everybody loved them!!!!!
    So now I make "Really Devilish Eggs" ;-*
    Thanks for the offer!
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com
    PS.... for whatever reason, google will not let me post, yet I have left my email address in case you need to contact me : )

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