There’s a Hallmark Fresh Ink birthday card I love that has a 1970s-era picture on the front of a man flanked by two little girls on a couch. They are all holding up signs, and the first little girl’s sign says “Happy Birthday,” as does the man’s sign. But the little girl on the other end is holding up a sign that says “I like corn on the cob.” When you open the card, it says “Please disregard Stephanie.”
Well, this cookbook I’m going to give away this week would be perfect for Stephanie, because it’s all about corn. The author, Lisa Skye of Brooklyn, has put together a collection of recipes from around the world and all of them involve the delicious veggie.
The cookbook is divided into these chapters: breakfast, soups and starters, main dishes, side dishes and sweets. A few recipe names to get your mouth watering: Corn Flapjacks with Fresh Ricotta Cheese and Chopped Walnuts; Early Corn Soup; Lobster and Corn Bruschetta; Grilled Venison with Corn, Cocoa and Chipotle Relish; Corn Pudding with Bacon and Leeks; and Poached Peaches and Rhubarb with Warm Corn Shortcakes.
I could go for any or all of the above right now. In fact, am I sure I really want to give away this cookbook? Well, since I love you all so much I will give it up.
Here’s what you have to do in order to be entered to win this book: Leave a comment on this entry and tell me your favorite way to eat corn, whether it be plain with butter or a fancy preparation. Comments left before 5 p.m. on Thursday will be in the running. Employees of The Roanoke Times/Roanoke.com are not eligible to win. I will announce a random winner on Friday.