Sunday, September 5, 2010

BRUNCH WITH BINGO: COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY

WELCOME
TO THE SECOND OF
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
NEW THEMED DAYS!

STARTING THIS MONTH, MY BLOG WILL HAVE
CERTAIN DAYS OF THE WEEK WHERE YOU CAN
COUNT ON THE KIND OF BOOK OR ARTICLE
THAT WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED.


SUNDAYS WILL BE FOOD BOOKS DAY
FROM NOW ON. THIS WILL INCLUDE
MYSTERIES, MEMOIRS, COOKBOOKS,
OR ANY BOOK DEALING WITH FOOD
IN SOME WAY! SO WHEN YOU SEE MY
BINGO MAN DRESSED WITH HIS CHEF
HAT AND ROLLING PIN, YOU WILL
KNOW THAT IT IS
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY".

I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS SUNDAY'S
FIRST
BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY
FOOD BOOK CHOICE IS.....

GIVEAWAY ENDED
TOP CHEF:

THE QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE COOKBOOK

BY THE CREATORS OF TOP CHEF
FOREWORD BY PADMA LAKSHMI

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANTONIS ACHILLEOS


ABOUT THE COOKBOOK:

On the heels of winning the Emmy for Best Reality Show last week, I thought it would be fun to kick off BRUNCH WITH BINGO'S first Sunday with THE TOP CHEF: THE QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE COOKBOOK. This is one of my favorite shows and the book is gorgeous!

The much-anticipated follow-up to the
New York Times best-selling Top Chef: The Cookbook is here! Drawing from the first 5 seasons of the show, Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook features 75 of the best recipes—from Spike's Pizza alla Greek to Stephanie's Bittersweet Chocolate Cake—culled from the Top Chef Quickfire Challenges. Everything the home chef needs to assemble an impressive meal and channel the energy of the Quickfire kitchen is collected here, including advice on hosting a Quickfire Cocktail Party and staging Quickfire Challenges at home. Best of all, this book is spilling over with sidebar material, including tips for home chefs, interviews with contestants, fabulous photos, and fun trivia related to the chefs, dishes, and ingredients that make Top Chef a favorite.

FOREWORD:


Padma Lakshmi is host of Top Chef. A former model and actress, she is the author of two cookbooks. Her introduction is as charming as she is. She says, "The Quickfire forces our Chef'Testants to do, in a sense, what we do at home on most nights, and that is what this book is about.: Taking the fruits of the creativity and talent of our chefs and bringing them home to you."

INTRODUCTION:

The introduction gives an overview of what the Chefs and the book are dealing with when Quickfire Challenge is mentioned. It says, "The Quickfire Challenge--with its curveball ingredients and sadistic time limits--is not only the most audacious and hair-raising part of the show, it is also the most inspiring."

This part also includes information and photographs entitled "Behind the Scenes with TOP CHEF Producers".

PHOTOGRAPHER:


Antonis Achilleos is a New York-based photographer


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

The QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE COOKBOOK is divided into sections and includes recipes and photographs from each of the chefs whose winning dish was chosen.

The Sections are:
  • FROM FRIES TO FOIE GRAS: Ingredient Challenge
  • UTENSILS DOWN-HANDS UP: Time Challenge
  • OUTSIDE THE BREAD BOX: Creativity Challenge
  • SHOW YOUR MAD SKILLS: Technique Challenge
  • FACE THE FIRING SQUAD: Judges' Challenge

GIVEAWAY


I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS
BEST SELLING,GORGEOUS, AND FUN
COOKBOOK TO GIVE
AWAY MYSELF,
A BRAND NEW,
HARDBACK EDITION.



--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT THE TOP CHEF WEBSITE BY VISITING THE WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A FAVORITE RECIPE THAT YOU MAKE, OR ONE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN TO MAKE

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST,
SEPTEMBER 21!


GOOD LUCK!

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

I went to the Top Chef site and found a bunch of top chef games. Found out that personality wise, I am most like the co-host Padma. Both my husband and I love that show, watch it all the time.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I bought a cookbook about different breads from around the world and I love the ones that I have already tried. It has been 100 or a above each day until now so maybe I can get back to trying out some more the bread receipes.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

bermudaonion said...

I found it interesting that the chefs will take over the Nationals stadium - I cant' imagine what they'll cook there. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I would love to learn how to make just about anything with yeast. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Sarah said...

I think that is cool that they are in their 7th season. Not alot of shows make it that long.

foxchick0323@live.com

Sarah said...

I tweeted the giveaway @happymama82

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Sarah said...

I would love to learn the make real italian food:)

foxchick0323@live.com

petite said...

I enjoyed perusing this website and the recipe finder is very helpful. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Learning to make simple but delectable dishes such as French or Italian meals would be great. I try to make Eggplant dishes. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Great website with so much information and ideas. I like many of the photos. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I would enjoy learning how to make more varieties of fish with various preparation. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

debbie said...

I love the top chef series. I learned about the next one, which is top chef desserts. I can't wait for it to start on Sept. 15.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I would like to make the quinoa pilaf recipe.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I love the Top Chef TV show! I would love to win this cookbook! Please enter me in the giveaway.

One thing that I found interesting about the website was that the show's season will be about varied tastes of Washington, DC. I have only been to DC once, but I loved the city and its restaurants.

I also enjoyed reading about the contests such as Fill-it-Buster orange juice squeezing contest.

Thank you for a great giveaway!

Cindy
Socmom213(at)aol(dot)com

Cindy said...

A recipe that I would love to try (if I can find one) is a recipe to make those crunchy little fried noodles that they serve in Chinese restaurants. I know they aren't in the healthiest of food groups but I would still love to learn to make them!

Something I have recently learned to make since it is a favorite of my husband is fresh crab cakes.

Cindy
Socmom213(at)aol(dot)com

Tore said...

Pleas enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Connie said...

Hi! I found out that Buzz Aldrin has been on the show. I know that Tom has been a few Diet Coke commercials. :)
This cookbook looks really good!

aliasgirl1976@yahoo.om

Pricilla said...

I like the individual blogs
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

Pricilla said...

I love to make homemade pizza
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

justpeachy36 said...

I really liked the recipe finder on the Top Chef website as well as the bios of the new contestants and the games.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

justpeachy36 said...

There are so many recipes that I make that I truly love sharing with others. One of my favorites a loaded French Toast that I made up for my kids who love fresh fruit with their breakfast.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

wow...what a deal...to have the exact recipes for the quick fires, etc! i've watched this show since it started! dh and i are always trying to decide who will win! spvaughan@yahoo.com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

http://twitter.com/spvaughan/status/23194039121 spvaughan@yahoo.com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i would love to a make a puree that dh would eat and not think of it as baby food! spvaughan@yahoo.com

Susan said...

I went to the Top Chef web site only to learn that the winner receives $125,000! Now that is a prize. No wonder the competition is fierce.
susanbillietaylor at gmail dot com

Susan said...

I want to learn how to make Pulled Pork. I had it at a potluck, and loved it.
susanbillietaylor at gmail dot com

bison61 said...

they have t-shirts and Top Chef Personalized Logo Jackets that are very cool

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

throuthehaze said...

I find all the bios on the site interesting. It is fun to read about my favorite contestants.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

My favorite recipe to make is my stuffed shells
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jolee said...

From the Top Chef website, found games and that you can few snippets from each episode. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

A favorite recipe I make is a yummy lasagne. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

ossmcalc said...

I love it that I can watch previous episodes that I have had to miss and catch up with what is happening on a show that I am truly addicted to watching. I have entered the sweepstakes and like reading the blogs of the contestants.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/24330467842

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I would like to learn to make the Apple and Brioche Bread Pudding from Season 3. I love to make anything with yeast like crescent rolls, cheese braid, and cream cheese braid. I would love to win this cookbook as it would have pictures of the final product with it. It is also my favorite show to watch.

Thank you,


Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

+5 SWAG

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

+5 I'm Your Facebook Fan.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

nfmgirl said...

I see they have games on their website. I played a little Memory Match!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2010/09/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-09-11-10.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

One of my favorites is Three-Bean Chili. Now that I've become pescatarian, I'm having to learn new recipes.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

LAMusing said...

I love the videos they have on the site showing how to make some of the recipes.
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

I'm looking forward to learning to make creme brulee'! I just got the torch :)
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/24738706132
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Norma said...

It was interesting reading Tom's blog after seeing the episodes - it added a lot we don't get to see.
bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

Norma said...

I make Kidney Beans Italian casserole that is super tasty.
bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

rbooth43 said...

I love watching TOP CHEF and understand why they are in their 7th season. The recipes are outstanding.

rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I think the bios on the website are fantastic.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I cook Italian food primarily. I love making pasta with ricotta.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

hendy said...

I found it interesting that this is Top Chef's 7th season-CRAZY. Also with this season the chefs cook anywhere from concession for the MLB to agents in the CIA. What a difference.
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy said...

My favorite receipe and one I get a lot of compliments on is the easiest receipe in the whole world. PB cookies (1 cup of sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup of PB).
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I visited the website and found the Chef Trek section to be really neat. The videos and tips would be helpful for any novice cook.

tclarkusa at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I found it very interesting that one of the challenges will be taking over the concession stands at the Nationals stadium. That should be interesting.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I tweeted this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/25053202768

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to learn how to make Creme Brulee.

seriousreader at live dot com

Vivian Deliz said...

I love the quickfires and for this season... I "love" Angelo's good looks.... lol

Vivian Deliz said...

There are several dishes that I would like to learn how do to... among then Julia Child's Beef Bourguoinone (sp), chocolate souffle... and the right wine pairing...

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