Free Book Friday!

UPDATE (4:05pm): Comments are now closed and our faithful co-blogger Beth has drawn a name from the bowl into which I’d tossed everyone’s names. Winner: Jack Nales! Congrats, Jack. We’ll be in touch by email to get your mailing address. Thanks for playing, everyone, and have a wonderful weekend!–ellen

We’re introducing another new feature today with our first FREE BOOK FRIDAY! On the first Friday of each month, we’ll be featuring a different giveaway. All you have to do is comment on the post and tell us why you want the book. We’ll select one commenter at random to receive a free copy of the selected book later in the day.

The fine print: when you comment, we’ll add your email address to our eNews list in the relevant subject category so you can be notified (and get a discount!) when we publish new books in that subject or when we have those books on sale.

Up this month: Sandra A. Gutierrez’s fabulous new cookbook The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South.

Why do you want a copy of The New Southern-Latino Table? Have you taken a cooking class with Sandra? Are you already a fan of the book on Facebook? Do you follow Sandra on Twitter? Did you follow our New Southern-Latino Dinner Party series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) and fall in love? Do you have a copy of the book already and want another one to give as a gift? Is this the first time you’re hearing about the new southern-Latino cooking stuff and you’re curious to see what it’s all about?

Just let us know in the comments. We’ll add you to our cookbooks eNews list, and we’ll draw from among the commenters at 4 pm ET today to give away a free copy of the book.

So you’ve got nothing to lose, and discounts–and the chance for a free book–to gain!

Thanks for participating, and happy cooking!



  1. I was lucky to be involved in the virtual dinner party to introduce Sandra’s wonderful new book — which now means everyone I know wants a copy as a holiday gift, especially friends and family who live in the North and don’t have easy access to even typical Southern fare. I promise I’ll put a copy in the hands of someone who will really use and enjoy it. Thanks!

  2. I would love to review Sandra’s cookbook for my column “Chile Knights” that has appeared in New Mexico newspapers for 12 years. (It’s all about hot and spicy foods and recipes!) It currently appears in the Las Cruces Bulletin. I plan to write a special holiday column featuring new cookbooks.

  3. Looking forward to getting my hands on this book (and one way or another I shall :). I was raised in California by Southerners, so this book’s cultural influence really speaks to me.

  4. I went to Sandra’s book signing at the Umstead and just love her book.
    I have a copy for me, but would love one for my daughter as she wants to
    borrow mine! She is an adventurous cook and would love this book!

  5. I’d love a copy. I just started really cooking a few years ago and have found my tastes changing as I move away from processed and fast food to “real” food. I’ve found Sandra Guitierrez to be one of the more inspiring writers with facinating recipes.

  6. I’ve been looking forward to this book! I’m both Southern and Latina, and I cook, so I can’t wait to read it. My Cuban grandmother has taught me that any recipe (almost any recipe) tastes better when it begins with sofrito, and poundcakes should be totally drenched in rum; and it goes without saying that cornbread is great for sopping up mojo criollo. We’re always tickled when we see a bag of Goya “Cuban crackers”–we say, “That’s us!”

  7. I already have the book and LOVE it. I would love to win a copy and give it to my best friend for her birthday so she can make Sandra’s amazing recipes for herself 🙂

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