Sometime back, I had mentioned that I would be doing a giveaway for my readers in India. I’m keeping that promise and here it is. Sellers Publishing have been kind enough, as always, to sent me a copy each of 500 Italian Dishes by Valentina Sforza and 500 Asian Dishes by Gillie Basan to give away to the readers of this blog.
Another book from the 500 Series, the book has all the features of books in this series including well written and simple recipes with variations on the basic recipes. The recipes are divided into various chapters which are colour coded for easy use and accompanied by beautiful photographs.
The author also includes an introduction on basic ingredients used in Italian cooking, with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal produce. She also includes instructions for preparing basic stock and fresh pasta. The recipes in this book are divided into a First Course Pasta, A First Course of Gnocchi, Risottos and Pizzas, Vegetables, A Second Course of Fish Seafood, A Second Course of Meat, Poultry Game, and Desserts.
Valentina Sforza, descended from the famous Renaissance Sforza family and an expert on Italian gastronomy, teaches at several cooking schools in London where she lives. She also a caterer, writer and consultant.
One more book from the 500 Series, with all the attractive features of books in this series. This particular book presents a wide variety of recipes from Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia Singapore. The book includes an introduction to the cuisines covered in the book as well as the ingredients used in them.
The book includes an introduction to the ingredients used in Asian cooking as well as sauces and dips, and recipes for soups, rice, noodles, spring rolls, meat and fish, vegetables and desserts.
The author of the book, Ghillie Basan is an internationally acclaimed cook and food writer. A Cordon Bleu Diploma holder with a degree in social anthropology, she has written over 20 books and many articles on food and travel.
If you would like a chance at winning one of these books, please leave a comment at this post telling me if you have cooked Kohlrabi before and which way you like it best. Please make sure your comment includes a link or e-mail id where I can contact you should win.
Please also include in your comment, the name of the Indian city where you would like the book to be shipped should you win. This will make picking the commenters for the random number generator easy for me. If you do not leave the name of the city in your comment, you will be ineligible for the giveaway.
This giveaway is open till the midnight of the 20th of March, 2011. Please note that this giveaway is open only to residents of India. If you do have a shipping address in India** you are most welcome to enter the giveaway. I will randomly pick two commenters who will each win one of these two books. I will announce the winners around the 24th/ 25th of this month. Good luck!