If you listened to Anna Thomas describe her kitchen in the latest Behind the Kitchen Door tour, you already know how unassuming and modest she is. In a conversation with me, she referred to her groundbreaking cookbook, The Vegetarian Epicure, as "that book I wrote in college." First published more than 40 years ago, that book she wrote in college is still THE authority on vegetarian cooking and eating. If you've got a copy, it's dog-eared with plenty of spills and drips on it.
If you don't have a copy of The Vegetarian Epicure, here's your chance.
Anna has graciously offered up a signed copy of The Vegetarian Epicure, along with her latest cookbook, Love Soup, which won a James Beard award in 2010.
Leave a comment below for your chance to win a signed copy of Anna's first and latest book. I'll pick a winner at random on Friday, October 25. (Now closed).
Update: Congrats to MGarrison! Her comment was picked at random and she's the winner of Anna's cookbook prize pack. Enjoy the books, M!
Audio slideshow: Tour Anna's kitchen.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 28, 2013 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday October 25, 2013. The Giveaway 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. Giveaway is void where prohibited.
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PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner of a prize package which will include: a signed copy of The Vegetarian Epicure (prices vary, depending on the Amazon seller; the lowest [new] is $65.32) and a signed copy of Love Soup ($22.95), both books by Anna Thomas. Total retail value of the prize is approximately $88.27.
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