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Fine Cooking Celebrates Earth Day with Recipes, Facebook Chat & Giveaway

By Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Web producer

April 18th, 2013

One day just isn't enough, so we're celebrating Earth Day all week long with recipe slideshows, a Facebook chat, and a cookbook/cookware set giveaway.
As part of that celebration, we're pleased, and quite proud too, to announce that our publisher, The Taunton Press, has joined forces with the Chefs Collaborative--a national network of chefs, food professionals, and producers--on The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook: Local, Sustainable, Delicious Recipes from America's Greatest Chefs.

North Carolina based-chef, Jay Pierce, a member of the collaborative, will host an Earth Day Facebook chat on Fine Cooking's Facebook page Monday from 3-4 EDT.
And since the best celebrations include presents, one lucky reader will get an Anolon cookware set and a copy of The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook for our Earth Day Giveaway. The grand prize is worth more than $300. Five second place winners will recieve a copy of The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook. Visit our Facebook page to enter.
Not on Facebook? That's OK. You can still enter to win by leaving a comment below.

About the Chefs Collaborative:
For the past 20 years, Chefs Collaborative has been the driving force in promoting sustainable cooking and fostering a more sustainable food supply. You can read more about the mission of Chefs Collaborative on their web site.

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on April 22, 2013 and ends 11:59 ET on April 28, 2013. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Sweepstake void where prohibited.

TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter the giveaway. 1.) Visit our Facebook tab ( located on the Fine Cooking Facebook page ( and complete the entry form, including first name, last name, and e-mail address. After submitting the entry form from our Facebook tab, Fine Cooking Giveaway entrants will be given the option to earn a maximum of 10 additional entries by referring their friends to enter our giveaway. If entrant accepts this option, they will be prompted to post a link to our giveaway on entrant's personal Facebook timeline. For each one of entrant's Facebook friends that enters our giveaway through the link posted, the entrant is granted an additional chance to win.

2.) You can also enter our giveaway by visiting (, registering on the site if you haven't already (includes your first name, last name, and e-mail address), and leaving a comment on the post. All entries become the property of the Sponsors.

Sponsors are not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsors assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Sweepstake period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Sweepstakes. The Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Sweepstake should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Sweepstake. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Sweepstakes Rules.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Six (6) winners will be randomly selected from the total list of entries. The prizes will be awarded after the contest ends.

• (1) Grand prize winner will be awarded the following: Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Cookware 10 Piece Set: 1.25 Qt. and 2.5 Qt. Covered Saucepans, 3 Qt. Covered Sauté Pan, 6.5 Qt. Covered Stockpot, 8-inch and 10.5-inch Skillets ($299.99), a copy of the cookbook The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook - $40.00 each – Total grand prize value is $339.99

• (5) Second place winners will be awarded the following: a copy of the cookbook The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook - $40.00 each – Total second place prize value is $200.00

Total Prize Value is $539.99

TAXES. Except where prohibited, all federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities, including but not limited to luxury, sales, use, income, VAT, GST, and PST tax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. In the event of a Canadian winner, Sponsor will deduct any applicable withholding taxes imposed by the U.S. and applicable state governments from value of prize award and the prize award value will be adjusted accordingly.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

TERMS/CONDITIONS: No transfer or substitution of prizes. Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other persons/entities associated with this Sponsor and/or promotion, are not eligible. All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply. By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.

WINNING: Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on April 29, 2013. On or about May 6, 2013, 6 winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by email within 10 days of the selection. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZES: Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.

WINNER'S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by May 18, 2014 to:'s Earth Week Giveaway, The Taunton Press, 63 South Main Street, PO Box 5563, Newtown, CT 06470-5563. Fax: 203-270-9373. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)

SPONSORS: The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Cooking Magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506 USA.

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Comments (65)

mefink writes: Great contest! Posted: 11:27 am on April 28th

KFaitour writes: Thanks for being a sponsor--and such a great magazine! Posted: 7:06 pm on April 26th

ScottMD writes: Entering contest. Thanks Posted: 11:52 am on April 26th

Ellen_Mayor writes: "The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard." ~Gaylord Nelson founder of Earth Day. What better way to make the best of our Earth's bounty than this delicious cookbook?

Posted: 12:27 am on April 26th

Poitras writes: The book sounds absolutely great. Posted: 7:21 am on April 25th

ltmessycook writes: The cookbook looks so interesting. I just love cookbooks to go thru and find new things to cook Posted: 4:16 pm on April 24th

candcadd writes: I love Earth Day and I love trying new vegetable recipes. I have always used the "scraps" in soup, but new recipes for veggie scraps are exciting! Posted: 3:42 pm on April 24th

zachrat writes: Looks great! Glad to see real food coming back! Posted: 9:50 am on April 24th

StevenHB writes: Okay, here's my entry. Thanks. Posted: 9:20 am on April 24th

PixiePastry writes: Living in the mountains, growing my own food; I could surely use this cookbook. Thanks for the offering! Posted: 10:20 pm on April 23rd

user-2436924 writes: yay for food! Posted: 9:24 pm on April 23rd

brn writes: What a great way to celebrate Earth Day! Posted: 3:02 pm on April 23rd

happishopr writes: What a smashing way to celebrate Earth Day. Thank you for the great recipes and tips Posted: 11:55 am on April 23rd

ak322 writes: Wonderful! Another great way to celebrate Earth Day!! Thank you! Posted: 9:55 am on April 23rd

meredlp writes: This sounds like my kind of cookbook! Accessible healthy ingredients. Sounds like it would be as good to read as to cook from. Posted: 12:26 am on April 23rd

trishula writes: Great cookbook - would love to have it. Posted: 7:12 pm on April 22nd

RKoesel writes: Neat cookbook!! Posted: 6:39 pm on April 22nd

kylarice writes: Thanks for the opportunity. Sounds like a great cookbook. Posted: 5:40 pm on April 22nd

user-2122520 writes: Such an exciting cookbook. I can't wait to get my hands on it! Posted: 4:16 pm on April 22nd

mwinstead writes: I could use some new cook wear - Good luck to us all!
Posted: 3:29 pm on April 22nd

seejanecook writes: The cookbook looks beautiful! Posted: 3:16 pm on April 22nd

seejanecook writes: The cookbook looks beautiful! Posted: 3:16 pm on April 22nd

kevsboomba writes: Thanks for some very good recipes and have a Happy Earth Day, remember what it is all about! Posted: 2:51 pm on April 22nd

Stella007 writes: As always, wonderfully creative ideas and recipes! The earth day collection is a great way to use veggie parts some people toss away. The "Chefs Collaborative Cookbook" is going onto my wish list for my birthday 4/29!! Posted: 2:36 pm on April 22nd

saltseaweed writes: I really could use a new stockpot! Posted: 1:53 pm on April 22nd

harrisonh writes: if we love good cooking, then we must lovingly care for plants and animals Posted: 1:40 pm on April 22nd

savannagal writes: What a terrific giveaway! I know I don't have a chance of winning with all your readers, and all the extra chances, but what the heck. I'm throwing my hat in the ring. Thanks. Posted: 12:52 pm on April 22nd

ndchef writes: The cookbook sounds fabulous! Would be great to have new cookware to try the recipes! Happy Earth day! Posted: 12:42 pm on April 22nd

amgebb writes: Gonna try the chard stem gratin recipe tonight! If I won a new set of cookware, I promise to recycle my current salvaged set to the Salvation Army or other charity where it might find use again :) Happy Earth Day all! Posted: 12:39 pm on April 22nd

adykt writes: Happy Earth Day! Posted: 12:37 pm on April 22nd

keelyQ writes: Happy Earth Day!! Posted: 11:36 am on April 22nd

joey13135 writes: happy earth day....I could use a new set of cookware....but if not I will just make due w/what I have! Posted: 11:24 am on April 22nd

spearmonkey writes: Great contest...looks like a yummy book! Posted: 11:10 am on April 22nd

Sofie writes: Our local Master Gardeners group is joining the Farmers Market this summer to promote local sustainable foods. We plan on having cooking demonstrations using vendors vegetables,meats and eggs.

It is great to celebrate Earth Day. Posted: 10:10 am on April 22nd

LiL_chocolates writes: The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook looks wonderful! The cookware would be a fabulous addition to my farm kitchen! Posted: 9:48 am on April 22nd

Penell writes: Happy Earth Day! What a nice way to celebrate. Thanks for setting this up. Posted: 9:44 am on April 22nd

Simplylee writes: Love your giveaway! Happy Earth Day everyone! Posted: 9:40 am on April 22nd

SarahJB writes: Great way to celebrate Earth Day! Posted: 9:39 am on April 22nd

Grannysinthegarden writes: Earth Day resolution: Feel good about cooking with the peelings and parings that contain so much of the nutritive value of fruits and veggies and compost the rest! Posted: 9:32 am on April 22nd

BetsyLaB writes: Happy Earth Day, Fine Cooking! :o) Posted: 9:25 am on April 22nd

LoriMcCurdy writes: Happy Earth Day! Buying and cooking local is an excellent promotion for today - and everyday. Posted: 9:17 am on April 22nd

Mayzee writes: I love Fine cooking and cooking books. Thanks for all the great reciepys and articles. Posted: 9:16 am on April 22nd

DLBA writes: To think, all the things I could cook & create with new cookware & the collaborative cookbook!!!!! Posted: 9:05 am on April 22nd

kimbluekat writes: New cookware! I will recycle my old to Goodwill. Posted: 8:48 am on April 22nd

deedee47 writes: just joined the site, looking forward to receiving your recipes. Posted: 8:39 am on April 22nd

deerhaven writes: Thanks for all the great ideas! Posted: 8:32 am on April 22nd

mjwe writes: Enjoy your website and great ideas! Posted: 8:28 am on April 22nd

wingboyor writes: Nice idea, although is copper sustainable? I like the idea of stainless versus non-stick, Thanks! Posted: 8:26 am on April 22nd

Kahla writes: Great website with lots of information, recipes and tips that are not found on every other website. Posted: 8:15 am on April 22nd

Margeh1 writes: I want this wonderful set. Posted: 7:27 am on April 22nd

BethinPeabody writes: Love Fine Cooking, look forward to it every month!! Posted: 7:25 am on April 22nd

user-543992 writes: The Chefs Collaborative is awesome. Great that you are promoting this book. Posted: 7:25 am on April 22nd

AmberH writes: Happy Earth Day! These prizes look great; I hope I win! Posted: 7:19 am on April 22nd

plumeria9 writes: Love Fine Cooking and Love Earth Day! Thanks for the chance! Posted: 7:12 am on April 22nd

Banbury writes: Loacal and substainable is an important and relaitive movement, thanks Fine Cooking for addind your support! Posted: 6:58 am on April 22nd

melgar writes: What a wonderful idea! I'm a huge fan of the Chef's Collaborative. Posted: 6:35 am on April 22nd

carrollwc writes: What a lovely book! I would love a chance to win it. Posted: 6:24 am on April 22nd

edna elizabeth writes: love fine cooking the cookbook looks great Posted: 5:50 am on April 22nd

edna elizabeth writes: love fine cooking the cookbook looks great Posted: 5:50 am on April 22nd

edna elizabeth writes: love fine cooking the cookbook looks great Posted: 5:50 am on April 22nd

arrowheadmac writes: Nice giveaway! Happy Earth Day! Posted: 5:09 am on April 22nd

LindaVad writes: I'm looking forward to making some of these inspired recipes!
Posted: 5:02 am on April 22nd

user-397402 writes: Not the most appetizing ingredients...Has anyone ever heard of the compost pile?!? That would offer a better recycle for Earth Day!! Posted: 3:47 am on April 22nd

dilektable writes: Great idea! Looking forward to even more delicious recipe inspirations :) Posted: 3:34 am on April 22nd

Jademache writes: Great idea for Earth Day! Glad to use those flavorful foods that might otherwise get thrown away. Thanks! Posted: 3:11 am on April 22nd

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