Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Giveaway: Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home

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One of my aspirations since moving to California has been to get a reservation at the French Laundry. Hasn't happened yet, although admittedly I've been too busy to chase it down recently. But someday I'm going to get there. Until then, I'll have to experience Thomas Keller's wonderful cuisine in other ways. Next week, for example, I scored an invite to one of the opening celebrations at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills. It's sure to be a star-studded affair, and oh yes, the FOOD! I'll bring my camera and report back, to be sure.

I'm also going to start cooking like Thomas Keller, now that his gorgeous new book is out. It's called Ad Hoc at Home: Family-Style Recipes and is full of the kinds of recipes I might actually cook. Take, for example, the pan-roasted halibut recipe I got permission to share in my LA Cooking Examiner column; it's about as easy as fish can get, and doesn't it look gorgeous? I think that will be on the menu this weekend in my house.

I've got good news for you. I also scored a SIGNED copy of Ad Hoc at Home to give away right here on my blog. Yes, you heard that right! All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment at the end of this post and tell me which recipe from either this blog or my LA Cooking Examiner column you like most. (Yes, I'm shamelessly trying to get you to read some of my recipes, I admit it!) You can get an extra entry by tweeting about this giveaway, and then leaving a second comment on this post with a link to the tweet. I'll choose a winner randomly on November 20th at 8pm (Pacific time).

Good luck - and whoever wins the book, will you come over and cook me dinner from it?

35 comments:

Erika said...

Okay, start leaving your comments here to enter the giveaway! Remember, you need to tell me which recipe here on this blog or at my LA Cooking Examiner column you like best. If you tweet about the giveaway, leave a second comment with a link to the tweet. Good luck!

CommonDialog said...

I love Mark Peel's macaroni and cheese because of the porcini. And if loving mushrooms is wrong, I don't want to be right.

samk said...

i do remember reading the pom granita recipe. i love the easy recipes. not necessarily quick though.

Kristina said...

I like the recipe for the squash blossom quesadillas. I've tried them and they are fabulous.
Lucky you getting to go to Bouchon. I hear the kitchen there is AMAZING.

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

I love the creamy cauliflower soup recipe. I've actually never seen cauliflower made into a soup before! I'm so jealous of your reservation to Bouchon can't wait to see your pics and read about your dinner experience =)

e.wagner said...

I liked the Persian Lamb Pomegranate Stew recipe best. Also I am a huge fan of Thomas Keller. Have my lunch reservation for Bouchon but not VIP enough for the opening. Would love the cookbook! Thank you!

Kristina said...

Tweeted about it too! Though not sure how to link to the tweet...

heatherinsf said...

Seems my earlier comment didn't make it. My favorite recipe is your wild mushroom bread pudding, sounds so divine and is destined for my next roast beast or a thick steak! I would love to win Thomas Keller's book. I too long to eat at one of his restaurants, someday! Thank you for a great contest!

heatherinsf said...

Hi Erika, it was my pleasure to retweet your contest info!

Http://tweetmeme.com/user/HeatherHAL

mara said...

Walnut oil ice cream sounds pretty good to me.

craig geller said...

I have been to Per Se not once, not twice but thrice and it was transcendent each and every time (Mere mention of his Oysters and Pearls inspire erections/lubrication). He owes me; however, Erika owes me not a thing. Rather, I owe her a favorite. I'm going to go with anything truffle. Truffles fill me with warmth and mirth. Godspeed, Erika. Godspeed

JulieK said...

Savory Bread pudding with bacon and caramelized onions.

Clifton B. said...

The walnut oil ice cream is devine.

Kate @ Savour Fare said...

You know I love that truffle radish hors d'oeuvre! I want to know how you scored tickets to Bouchon!

Lo said...

Oh, wow -- that's not a bad deal at all. I discover new recipes AND have a chance to win a TK cookbook?? :)

I'm all over the walnut oil ice cream. Made lemon olive oil ice cream last summer, and it was fab. Bet this couldn't be anything less than stellar!

Kasey said...

I LOVE caponata--eggplant is one of my favorite things. Glad to discover your lovely blog and column!

Dan B. said...

Being married to a Cuban, I have to go with the Black Bean Soup with Chorizo.

Jackie said...

Absolutely shameless, but I'm glad for it because I hadn't seen your recipe for Persian lamb pomegranate stew which sounds phenomenal.

Alison said...

My favorite recipe is the spaghetti sauce with meat.

Alison said...

Woops! I forgot to leave a url with my comment, here's my twitter url: http://twitter.com/Sweettuth

d g said...

I LOVE emery's salad and also the black bean soup except i used bacon instead of chorizo... and I'll COOK DINNER FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!

Nathan Janos said...

I tried the chilled cucumber and avocado soup at Erika's suggestion... it was fantastic... light... summery and delicious. A great appetizer.

sarah j. gim said...

o, Mark Peel's macaroni and cheese, obviously! lol. in direct comeptition with the home cooking of tkells!

Dan B. said...

Here's a copy of my post on Twitter.

Win a copy of Thomas Keller's new book from In Erika's Kitchen. http://bit.ly/1DlKQA

Active Foodie said...

You know the Tartines with radishes and truffle butter is my fave!!!

Active Foodie said...

Don't know how to link to tweet either....
here is a copy
ActiveFoodie

RT erikakerekes: You NEED signed copy of Thomas Keller's new cookbook Ad Hoc at Home. I can help-enter giveaway here! http://ow.ly/BWyt less than 10 seconds ago from web

Santa Clara Baking Examiner said...

For the favorite recipes I'm going with cauliflower soup and fesenjan. Great idea about using TJ's ground almonds instead of walnuts. That makes the recipe so much easier. Off to tweet now ...

Santa Clara Baking Examiner said...

Okay, I've tweeted, here's a copy:

Win a copy of Thomas Keller's new cookbook http://bit.ly/3hzYDL

Not sure about making a link to it ...

julie k said...

Who Won???

Erika said...

Julie - the winner gets chosen tomorrow (see the end of the post). I'll post it here as soon as I select, I promise!

Esi said...

The radish and truffle butter appetizer that everyone raved about, but I didn't get to try :(

hilary + wood said...

I second mark peel's macaroni and cheeze!

I saw the ad hoc cookbook at the bookstore and fell in love.

hilary + wood said...

http://twitter.com/hilarywood/status/5876395824

even if i dont win, i'll probably go buy it!

thanks for the opportunity.

Erika said...

And the winner is.... Dan B! You lucky guy. The next time you're in southern California, I expect you to show up at my door with some delicious dish from the book.

Thanks for entering, everyone. Dan, I'll be in touch to get your details.

Dan B. said...

Wow! That's exciting Erika. I really look forward to trying out some of these recipes. Thanks much.
Dan B.

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