One week ago, I asked readers to submit their favorite memory of chocolate.
I never imagined that I would get so many detailed responses. Some were funny, some nostalgic and some just hunger-inducing.
It was very difficult for me to decide who would win “I’m Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas” by Marcel Desaulniers. But after reading and re-reading (and re-reading) all of the wonderful comments, I decided to award this book to Autumn.
Here’s what she wrote:
My fondest memory of chocolate is from when I was a little girl and would spend the night at my grandparents’ house.
My grandmother would let me stay up to watch Saturday Night Live with her. While we were watching, she would always have a “midnight snack” (literally!) of a piece of her homemade chocolate pie, which we would share.
The image of a little girl curled up on the couch with her grandmother and a piece of pie just melted my heart. Imagine how exciting it must have been for Autumn to stay up past her bedtime and indulge in a homemade treat late at night.
I don’t know if Autumn’s grandmother is still living, but my own sweet grandma is gone. So I know how important it is to have memories like these.
Autumn, if you will e-mail me your full name and address at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will put this book in the mail for you. If Autumn does not respond within the next week, I’ll give the book to a runner-up.
Stay tuned for another cookbook giveaway soon and have a delicious weekend!