Monday, November 1, 2010

Foodies of the World Cookbook and a Giveaway

And the winner is...
Congratulations Jessica!

It sounded like a cool idea when I was first approached last March (2010) by an Australian Publishing Company (The Slattery Media Group) about their plan to create an international cookbook from the food blog world. Here's a summary of the book:

"Foodies of the World is a collection of profiles and recipes from the best blogs around the world. It compiles the greatest recipes, with the sweetest stories, from the best bloggers into one handy guidebook and recipe collection.

As the blogs selected come from all over the world (India, France, USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, Estonia and Turkey are represented so far), the recipes will cover a variety of cuisines and courses.

The overall tone is one of community, and sharing your love of cooking with the world. Its quality, complete and beautifully real' design will inspire the reader to spend time in their own kitchen."

It was intriguing – allowing the world of the blog to interact with the world of print while creating a cookbook that would feature recipes from different countries with links back to the featured blogs. So if you liked one of the recipes featured in the book, you could then go to that person’s blog and get more recipes.

And here it is, a few months later, and the book is published already! When I agreed to be part of this project, I didn't know who else would be included in the book, so the other week when I received my copy, I eagerly looked inside to see the list of participants, many of whom I recognized and have admired. Here is a sampling of food bloggers:

Partial List of Participants
Haalo from Cook (Almost) Anything at Least Once
Christine from Fig and Cherry
Béa from La Tartine Gourmande
Ilva from Lucullian Delights
Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry
Kelly from Sass & Veracity
Sara from Sprouted Kitchen
Jaden from Steamy Kitchen
Meeta from What's for Lunch, Honey?

So here is the book – just waiting for you to order that special Christmas gift – for someone on your list – or for yourself!

To order your copy, simply click here. Cost is $40AUS plus shipping.

I just happen to have one extra copy that I am delighted to offer as a giveaway.

Giveaway starts Monday, November 1 Eastern Time and ends on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. One winner will be chosen using

Include your email in your comment so that I can reach you. If your name is selected, and your email isn't included, I'll draw another name.

1. Follow me on Twitter, then Tweet this giveaway. Make sure you come back here and comment to let me know you now follow (or already do) and that you tweeted. That counts as ONE, not one each. Just one.

2. Sign up on the Google Friend Connect (see the widget in the left sidebar at the top of my home page). Then leave ANOTHER comment on this post.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed. Then leave ANOTHER comment.

4. Post about this giveaway on your own site with a link to this post. Return. Comment. Rinse, repeat. You get the picture.


The Slattery Media Group
The primary publishing services of the Slattery Media Group are publishing consultancy, creative concepts, writing, editing, design, photography, web development, and digital communications. While the foundations were built around sport, SMG has expanded into a publisher of cookbooks, children's stories, and art, craft, music, finance and entertainment publications, with much more to be explored in the future.


SuSu said...

I love cookbooks! And would love to win this one.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and all the other bloggers included in this book.

Our Italian Kitchen said...

I'm following you with Google Friend Connect! Love the idea behind this cookbook!

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Also receiving RSS feed!

Marie said...

Congratulations Shari, this is a great accomplishment! As you said, you are featured amongst the best of the best, and I'm proud to know a fellow Canadian participated in this book! It seems very interesting and I would be very happy to get the chance to read it.

Eliana said...

What an awesome giveaway! This sounds like a great book.

Unknown said...

I want!

Unknown said...

please! please! please! me! me! me!

Topher said...

I know I won't win being unlucky first(is) but thanks for the giveaway anyway!


zekks at yahoo dot com

Joan said...

Sounds like a nice cookbook I'd love a chance to win
joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

Chez Us said...

Shari, I was so happy to see you in this book. I love it!

Hope you are doing well. :)

Chez Us

Brooke said...

I'm a follower via Google Friend Connect! This would be an awesome book to have!

Swee San said...

Looks like a great book!!

Tiffany said...

What an awesome cookbook!
ryan and tiffany (at) gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

I subscribe to your feed too in my google reader.
ryan and tiffany (at) gmail dot com

Terri. said...

Congrats! Great giveaway! I love cookbooks...

Terri. said...

I follow you on twitter and i tweeted your giveaway.!/Terri6580/status/29467841382

Terri. said...

I follow you with Google Friend Connect

Terri. said...

I follow you with my Google reader

Barbara Palermo said...

I'm following you with Google Friend Connect!

Barbara Palermo said...

I also subscribe to your feed too in my google reader.

Jan said...

I would love to have this book.


Jan said...

I also am an email subscriber

Kaye said...

Google friend connected.
kssykes gmail com

Christine said...

Congratulations Shari! You're now in the same book as the other bloggers you looked up to. That's awesome news!

I would love to win this book. You can contact me at:

Connie said...

Hi! This cookbook sounds so unique and so cool at the same time! Thank you for giving us a chance to win it! :)

pippirose said...

Sounds like a fab cookbook!
I follow your blog via GFC.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Louis H said...

following you on twitter @left_the_stars!/left_the_stars/status/29537183067

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Louis H said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Rennie said...

Congratulations on the cookbook! It's an awesome idea. I'm equally excited to read about the blogs I already love and those I don't know about yet!

foodiePrints said...

Congratulations for being included in this book my friend!

Regarding entering the contest, I thought I already "google" connected via our account...Connected via twitter for good measure :)

foodiePrints said...

And you know us, we at foodiePrints follow your blog via RSS loyally :)

Big hugs Shari! Congrats from all of us here!

macky said...

following this blog through RSS feed...and congrats on the cookbook. it definitely seems interesting.

macky said...

also connected via google friend connect. congrats again on getting published.