Monday, September 19, 2011

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School Book Review And A Giveaway

From my late teens I am reading cookbooks because I love reading cookbooks. I have special passion for them. So when I got the copy The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Finn who is also my Face book friend I take no time to finish it. After reading I found what Erica Bauermeister, author of The School for Essential Ingredients and Joy for Beginners said -“A life-changing book—entertaining, inspiring, and deeply educational” is absolutely right.  A finished copy of the book is ready for you . You can win this fabulous book!

The book was inspired when Kathleen encountered a woman at the supermarket, loading up on processed foods. Taking a leap of faith, Kathleen persuaded the woman to abandon her overpriced convenience food for fresher alternatives and gave her a few simple recipes for easy meals. She realized what the woman lacked was simply the basic knowledge and confidence to be a home cook; she had found a new calling. Le Cordon Blue graduate Kathleen decided to use her recent culinary training to help a group of nine culinary novitiates find their inner cook. Kathleen in this book The Kitchen Counter Cooking School like a true friend show the reader to create simple recipes, make healthy choices, build culinary confidence and make most of their grocery shopping.

Kathleen feels there’s a disconnect in this country when it comes to food and cooking. On one hand, there’s a culture of hero worship around celebrity chefs that fuels cooking-as-a-spectator-sport on television. At the same time, marketers worked for decades to convince people that cooking themselves isn’t worth their time, and that even simple dishes fall outside their grasp. All this explains why one woman in the book told Kathleen, “I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve eaten Tuna Helper while watching Gordon Ramsey.” It’s a funny line about a serious problem. The rise of convenience food and decline of home cooking are inextricably correlated to the surge of obesity and diabetes. If people think they can’t cook, they put themselves at the mercy of companies whose interests are primarily financial to feed them instead. Kathleen believes in the power of home cooking and it’s her mission to help people find their way off the couch and into the kitchen.

Some of simple delicious and awesome recipes from The Kitchen Counter Cooking School.

I enjoyed the journey of Kathleen where her simple approach and elegant delectable yet easy recipes turned those nine culinary novice into fearless home cooks. A very entertaining and inspiring book. (Not officially on sale until October 3, 2011.)

So get ready to be inspired-A finished copy of the book and a special THE KITCHEN COUNTER COOKING SCHOOL magnet for giveaway.

Enter now for your chance to win!

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Giveaway ends October 10, 2011. Open to US addresses. No PO Boxes. Winners will be declared on  October 11,2011.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.



My Little Space said...

Hey Sutapa, what a gorgeous giveaway. Frankly, I don't have much luck on this kind of stuff. Just dream on. Who knows I might get this one. hehe...
Hoep you're having a great week ahead, dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Anonymous said...

That salmon looks delicious! Love preparing it paper like that.

khushi said...

nice giveaway Sutapa....following you blog since a long time :)
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kitchen flavours said...

This is a great post, interesting to know that someone like Katherine is reaching out to others for healthy alternatives! Would really love to win this cookbook. Thank you. Have a nice day!

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks like a very interesting cookbook!
(You are in India, and the giveaway is open to US only? )

Now Serving said...

THis is such an awesome book! Would love that on my kitchen counter :)

Sutapa said...

Yes Angie the giveaway is only for US the reason for this is the finished copy will be send from Viking Penguin USA directly to the winner and it is their criteria that the giveaway should only available to US resident only.
I am sure may be someday I will host a giveaway which will be open worldwide!:)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I'm really moved by how amazing person Kathleen is! While I see a lot of great home cooked on food blogosphere, there are a lot of people who don't cook or even afraid of cooking. Hopefully her book is going to be successful and a lot of people will start cooking. I watched how Jamie Oliver tried to help Americans eat better on TV and I thought that was also a great influence. Cooking doesn't have to be complicated and all you need is a basic knowledge and confidence in kitchen. After a few months, cooking gets a lot easier. Cheers to your friend Kathleen!

Gloria said...

Sutapa this book sounds amazing and fun! gloria

Babli said...

Lovely giveaway. Book seems to be very interesting.

cookingvarieties said...

hi sutapa, great for the US foodie bloggers to try this out... a great recipe book to own..

tigerfish said...

The book seems a good read :)

Torviewtoronto said...

would love to participate lovely giveaway but I am in Canada

Simply Life said...

I just heard about this book yesterday!

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