Over the past week, nearly 200 comments were posted by readers eager to score one of the five cookbooks I am giving away as part of the Cookbook Countdown to the New Year. I know some of you entered every day, and I appreciate your dedication.
I have used a random number generator to determine the winners of the cookbooks. And here they are:
Day 1: “Tyler Florence: Fresh.” Winner: Denise, who left comment #17, “Love Tyler! Would love this cook book!”
Day 2: “Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient” by the editors of GRIT magazine. Winner: Patricia, who left comment #35, “Sounds worth trying. Especially since I think I can find local lard.”
Day 3: “Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss” by Buddy Valastro. Winner: Stephanie, who left comment #23, “Sounds like a great cookbook.”
Day 4: Thomas Keller’s “Bouchon Bakery.” Winner: April, who left comment #1, “I love making goodies for people. This would be an awesome cookbook for me to do that.”
Day 5: “Cooking Season by Season” by various authors. Winner: Cindy Higgins, who left comment #34, “Sounds like a book I’d like to add to my collection!”
All of the winners will be receiving emails from me, so if your name is on this list be sure to check the email account you used when you left your comment. If I do not hear back from you within five business days, I will choose another winner. Thank you to everybody who entered to win, and Happy New Year!
Speaking of new beginnings, I want to alert everybody that you’ll be seeing a change on the Fridge Magnet blog that will probably begin today. This blog, along with the other blogs usually found in the green and red PlateUp wrapper, will be converted back to the standard Roanoke.com wrapper. That means Fridge Magnet, The Storefront by Amanda Codispoti, and The Shoptimist by Rebecca Holland will be getting the same look as all the other blogs on Roanoke.com.
This change is being made as we lead up to the launch of the newly redesigned Roanoke.com in the new year. If anybody experiences any problems with the performance of this blog after the switch, please leave a comment or send me an email at email@example.com and let me know. Thanks!