First, thank you all so much for your entries; it was wonderful to learn about so many new cookbooks! I’m definitely going to have to get The Passionate Vegetarian–I mean, with an author named Crescent Dragonwagon, how could I resist? Thanks, Jackie and Astra! I think I’ll also look into The New Farm Vegetarian (thanks, Shelly); Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian (thanks, Holler and Brett); ReFresh (thanks, Brandy and Debyi); The Crank’s Bible (thanks, Sue); Going Wild in the Kitchen (thanks, Cheryl); and the classic Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking (thanks, Courtney). Oh, and Vijita–how lucky for you to have stayed at Laura’s B&B!
Really, all your descriptions sounded so good, I think I want to go out and buy them all. And I loved the memories brought back by Megan’s mention of the Betty Crocker book (my mom used to make cookies from it all the time), Michelle’s mention of the Silver Palate (I still love that one!), and Hallie’s mention of Joy of Cooking (it really is a great reference, isn’t it?).
Another thing I loved about this contest: it got so many of you commenting! Fifty-seven entries in all–wow! I really love hearing from you all, and hope you’ll keep on commenting now that you’ve made yourselves known, contest or no contest! Thanks, all. 🙂
Okay: so on to the WINNER! I had thought to try the random number generator, but in the end decided to go with an old-fashioned draw from a big bowl of paper slips. I used strips of old newspaper (so as not to generate extra garbage) and wrote the numbers on them:
And then, I had my assistant help me choose one:
So, the lucky winner is number 54–Katy! Katy, please contact me via email (at dietdessertdogs AT gmail DOT com, or just leave a comment on this post) so you can tell me which book you’d like from the list, as well as your address so I can mail you your book. Congratulations!
Thanks again, everyone. This was really fun! And most importantly, thanks for all your support over these past 230 days (now 235!), visiting the blog, continuing to read, and providing your great feedback. What did I ever do before I discovered blogging?
Have a great weekend, everyone.