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The Tenth Day of Christmas Cookbook Giveaways — The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

by Deb Perelman

Publisher: Knopf

Buy on Amazon

If you follow the world of food, cookbooks, and food blogs even just a little, you’ll have noticed the constant stream of “best cookbooks” lists that came out at the end of 2012. A couple years ago, when I had only recently discovered food blogs and started Cooks&Books&Recipes, I thought it would be fun to compile some of these lists and also to see which cookbooks came out on top of all 13 lists that I had chosen.

Doing so was certainly fun, but I soon discovered that someone else was also compiling the lists — and on a much larger scale. So this year I’m simply going straight to the source: Jane Kelly, over at Eat Your Books. If you haven’t discovered this website yet, and if you love cookbooks and love to cook from your cookbooks, head over there. Eat Your Books indexes  most of the popular cookbooks, so you can include them in your online searches. You can also do a single search across all your recipes — from cookbooks, food magazines, food blogs, and even your personal recipe clippings. It’s like magic!

But to get back to the “best cookbooks” lists for 2012… Eat Your Books compiled 214 lists, consisting of 651 cookbooks. You can find it here. And for the Tenth Day of Christmas, we’re buying a copy of the #2 cookbook on the list — The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman (Knopf) — to give to one lucky Cooks&Books&Recipes reader.

Deb Perelman founded her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor can—and should—be delicious,  every time. Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook. In her first cookbook, Deb presents more than 100 recipes—almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site—all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs.

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here you’ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes you’ll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you’ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail; how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd; and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.

Notes: There are six ways to enter the giveaway, but it’s not necessary to do all six entries. Choose whichever one(s) you like, and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. Giveaway ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
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Looking for other 12 Days of Christmas Cookbook Giveaways?

Day 1: Betty Crocker: The Big Book of Cookies

Day 2: 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Day 3: Allergy-Friendly Food for Families: 120 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy

Day 4: Rustic Italian: Simple, Authentic Recipes for Everyday Cooking

Day 5: I Love Cinnamon Rolls!

Day 6: The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket

Day 7: 150 Best Cupcake Recipes

Day 8: Southern Living’s Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook: 101 Hearty Recipes with Store-Bought Convenience

Day 9: Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets: 100 Delicious Desserts to Pick Up & Eat

Disclosure: Cooks&Books&Recipes receives books for possible review, though we make no promise that all books received will be featured. We highlight only those cookbooks that we feel will interest our readers. For this giveaway, we are purchasing a copy of the book from the publisher. We received no monetary compensation for our review or giveaway.

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93 Responses to “The Tenth Day of Christmas Cookbook Giveaways — The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook”

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    Melissa Henry — January 3, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    I have wanted this cookbook since I hear she was coming out with it!  Would love to win it but will probably buy it myself if I don’t.  Thanks for the chance!

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    Marin — January 3, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    Love The Smitten Kitchen!

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    Diane Sallans — January 3, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    I love easy recipes and a good picture is a great tool for me.

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    debbie jackson — January 3, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    sounds fun
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    Sara C — January 3, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    This was on my holiday wish list but I haven’t snagged a copy yet!

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    Elisabeth — January 3, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    I would love to win this one!

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    Victoria S. — January 3, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    Oh I have been coveting this cookbook since it was released!

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    rachel — January 4, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    I read her blog so having this cookbook would be awesome :)

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    April V — January 4, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    I would love to own this book!

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    Serena Powell — January 4, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    The photo on the front of this book looks delicious.

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    Meryl — January 4, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    Thanks!

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    Louis — January 4, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Dana Loving — January 4, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook!

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    Shannon Baas — January 4, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    I would like this.
     

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    polly — January 4, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    always looking for new recipies…would love this book!

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    Meghan — January 4, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    Great giveaway…thank you for the chance to win!

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    nikki krutz — January 4, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    I’m just starting to cook with recipes instead of plain old foods, this would be perfect for me!

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    latoya — January 4, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway, you can never have too many cookbooks.

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    Cheryl W. — January 4, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    This cookbook always eludes me in one way or the other. Hopefully I am victorious this one time. LOL

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    Beth — January 4, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    Smitten Kitchen has inspired me to explore my love for cooking and eating “foodie” cuisine even when operating in a less than ideal kitchen! Love her and this book!

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    Marty — January 5, 2013 @ 12:31 am

    I love the Smitten Kitchen blog! This would be a fabulous cookbook to own!

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    Kat Dennis — January 5, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Love The Smitten Kitchen!

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    Jennifer — January 5, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    oh i love that blog, would love to have the book too!

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    april yedinak — January 5, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    I would love to have this  cookbook.  Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Pim — January 5, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    I’d love to win this cookbook!

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    Elena — January 5, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    thank you for the giveaway!

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    amy mayer — January 5, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    I would love to win this for a friend of mine who is starting a new life on her own.

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    Stephanie Breaux — January 5, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Looks like a great book!

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    Ebie — January 5, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    have seen a few recipes but not the book, would love!

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    rachael — January 5, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    This would be amazing to win. I would love to cook some new recipes. What a blessing this would be.

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    kim burnett — January 5, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway

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    Carl — January 5, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    Just incredible that this is #2 on the Eat Your Cookbooks’ list. I’d love to win a copy. Thanks!!

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    Nicole — January 5, 2013 @ 2:22 pm
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    Hope L — January 5, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    I would love to win; thanks for the chance!

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    shelley W. — January 5, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    i have been wanting to read this book for a while now!!

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    miranda — January 5, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    thanks for the opportunity

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    crissi mcveay — January 5, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    we love the smitten kitchen :) yay!

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    Susan Ladd — January 6, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :)  Thanks !!!

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    Libby — January 6, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Would love this cookbook!

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    Heather S. — January 6, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    I’m so glad I found this giveaway and blog!  Thanks so much.

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    Emillie — January 6, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    looks awesome! thanks for so many great giveaways!

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    Ally — January 6, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    I think that the “Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake” sounds divine!

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    Danielle Porter — January 6, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    I am always looking for new recipes, I’m not a very good cook, and having fun cooking sounds good! 

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    Alison Z. — January 6, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    Sounds like a great approach to teaching people to cook. Would love to try it!

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    Jessica Murphy — January 6, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    I have been so impressed with every one of her recipes that I would love to have a copy of this cookbook!

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    Cheryl Chervitz — January 6, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    I love to find new recipes, thank you.

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    Stephanie from CT — January 6, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    this looks like the best one yet!

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    Miranda G. — January 6, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    I would love to win this cook book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    julie murphy — January 7, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Woot Woot another cookbook giveaway

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    Jill J — January 7, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    I love all these cookbook giveaways – thanks the opportunity!!

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    Shannon — January 7, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    How exciting — I’m obsessed with cookbooks.

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    Paula Myers — January 7, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    I love cookbooks!

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    Jennie — January 7, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    A book from one of my favorite food blogs – I’d love it!

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    Stephanie Larison — January 7, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    I’d love to win this cookbook!

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    jules p — January 8, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    my friend has this book, I was covet it so bad when I see it at her house. the pictures and food are amazing.

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    Tarah — January 8, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    I would love to win this cookbook

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    Amanda Rauch — January 8, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    I would love to own this cookbook-i have a thing for cookbooks :)

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    Janet M — January 8, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    Great home cooking is something I try to do every day.

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    Gloria Walshver — January 8, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Easy recipes are my forte.

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    Daraya — January 8, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Smitten Kitchen blog! :)

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    Diane F — January 9, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    I wanted to get this for Christmas but I didnt. I would love to win this!!

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    Karen — January 9, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    I would love this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Aubrie G — January 9, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    I love the Smitten Kitchen!  Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Tara — January 10, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    This looks really good. I’d love to try using this cookbook.

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    Gianna — January 10, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Paula Tavernie — January 11, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    I would love this cookbook!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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    kathy pease — January 11, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

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    Julie Jones — January 11, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    Cool! Thanks for the chance to win

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    Jeff Taylor — January 12, 2013 @ 3:11 am

    OH I want this cookbook so badly!

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    Colleen P — January 12, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    I’d love to have this cookbook. I make her version of Matzo ball soup every time my kids are sick.

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    Ed Nemmers — January 12, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    I love the title of this cookbook!

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    Lisa — January 12, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    would love a new cookbook!

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    RoseAnn Gage — January 12, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book

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    carol s. — January 12, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    The photo on the cover makes me really want to try these recipes. Thanks.

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    Charlene Shaver — January 12, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    This would be a great addition to a gift basket I’m making :)

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    Carolsue — January 12, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    What a great cookbook!  I’d love to win. 

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    Jennifer Holovack — January 13, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    I love that you’re giving away all these cookbooks!  Really fantastic! Thank you!

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    Laura Bradley — January 13, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Thanks for the chance!

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    Maria — January 13, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    I love debs blog!!! I would love this book too!

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    Ciara B. — January 13, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    these look delicious

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    Betty — January 13, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I love browsing thru a new cookbook and finding new recipes, new approaches to better eating

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    cassandra mccann — January 13, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    I would love to win

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    Racy Copley — January 13, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    I love the Smitten Kitchen blog and would love to win her book!

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    Candie L — January 13, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    I think this would be cool to win.  Thank you

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    Samantha — January 13, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    I agree there are no bad cooks. As long as you can follow directions you can cook.

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    Leah Shumack — January 13, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    i would love this ! 

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    James Coyne — January 13, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    I love a good cookbook

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    Kay Watkins — January 13, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Looks like a wonderful cookbook.

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    Buddy Garrett — January 13, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    It sounds like a great cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Sand — January 13, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    I would love to win this!

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    Holly — January 13, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    This looks lke a great cookbook to have! Would love to win.

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