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!