Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year Cookbook Giveway!

The holidays may be over, but who said giveaways had to be over too? To keep the holiday spirit going a little longer, I'm giving away a copy of a fun cookbook called FoodFest 365. This book is written by Food Network competitor Yvan D. Lemoine and is filled with fun food-trivia as well as celebrations of different types of food for everyday of the year. You can enjoy Chocolate Mint day on Febuary 19th, Coconut Torte day on March 13th or Cotton Candy day on July 31st.


To enter the contest, comment on this post and tell us what your favorite foods to celebrate with are. For a second entry in this contest, add a comment on Chocolate Shaving's facebook page. This content is open to US and Canadian residents only and ends on January 9th, 2011. Good luck!

60 comments:

David said...

Barbecue! Hands down a great party food. My favorite holiday by far is the 4th of July.

Caroline said...

I think anything with chocolate in the title is a sure way to celebrate! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sydney said...

Definitely a chips & dip fan! Pretty much any kind!

Kate said...

The simplest party dip EVER...cream cheese & Italian dressing seasoning, mix and eat with wheat thins! So good and SO simple!

Caroline said...

Hot wings!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

This would be my kind of book! My favorite food holiday is probably World Nutella day. Nutella at every meal!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely giveaway I like to celebrate with sweets

by Mama B said...

I like to celebrate with simple things. Having the gals over? How about some fresh fruit, fresh bread, Brie and chocolate? A group of friends for dinner? Pasta and salad, with a nice homemade dessert. I like to make something special from scratch when we celebrate. I made candy cane ice cream for Christmas dessert.

suburban prep said...

We love chocolate for anything.
But if we want nutritious food we go for Italian.

Jennifurla said...

Sliders, LOVE LOVE

Enter me please.

Mexican food is also a favorite

Taylor said...

I love to celebrate with cake and ice cream!

JuLo said...

Cheese is a celebratory cheese to me. I love to start any gathering with a cheese plate.

Marcella said...

Hm... chocolate, cheese, fresh fruit and veggies, and seafood.

Corrine said...

Fondue and cake. Not necessarily together.

Cheryl said...

I still love homemade spinach dip made using Knorr's veggie soup mix.

Terri. said...

Oh my goodness, cotton candy day! I love it! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

crystalgrant84 said...

Ice cream cake makes me very, very happy!

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Vanessa said...

Mmmmm 7 layer bean dip... yum!

V said...

Definitely gooey chocolate lava cake during Xmas!

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

I love to celebrate with seafood - whether its a big platter of roasted shrimp cocktail or Jambalaya or a Kitchem Clambake - bring it on for a great party - Cheers!

Quelle Rigolade said...

Cake and ice cream - I love birthday celebrations ! - no matter whose it is!

Quelle Rigolade said...

cake and ice cream is my fave - classic bday party treats:)

Beth S. said...

I don't necessarily have a favorite FOOD, but I know I love celebrating with sangria! And if it's cold outside, I vary the sangria by doing mulled wine instead.

During the holidays I always like to do traditional dishes but try to vary them a bit. For example, rather than regular stuffing, I like to do a cornbread, wild rice, and pecan stuffing.

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Rachel said...

anything to do with chocolate! or just sweets in general . I love cupcakes too :)

MaryBeth said...

Our fabulous Posh Piggies or Pigs in a blanket make great festive finger food to celebrate with.

Stephanie said...

Lately it seems like the constant celebratory dishes are creme brulee or a chocolate souffle.

Pixie said...

chocolate! in any form: cake, cupcakes, fudge, ice cream... it's not a party if there's no chocolate!

g. said...

roasted or steamed crab, crab, crab! happy new year to you! x.

smalltownoven said...

Anything chocolate :)

Sara said...

my favorite food to celebrate with is layer cake!

Anonymous said...

celebration food - BBQ here in Memphis!
Thanks for the book give away.

Anonymous said...

Definitely guacamole and pico. I also like brie with roasted garlic. Great party foods.

Adi said...

Macarons are the best way to celebrate!

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Erica said...

I'm a chip and dip kind of girl myself! However, I have a love of ALL food.

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warmvanillasugar said...

I like celebrating with tons of "small bites". Appetizers like mozzarella sticks and guacamole and corn chips and desserts like cookies and brownies!

Jennie said...

I like celebrating with making seasonal treats with my boys!

Pat R. said...

I love cheese of any kind with a Cosmo, preferably!

auntie wee said...

Tapas! Chocolate! Cupcakes! Yum :)

Emily said...

I love celebrating with treats! I love getting together for game nights with warm, gooey brownies or sweating through firework shows with scoops of homemade ice cream.

Marie-Anne said...

I think for me it would a variation of "crevettes au calvabec". I don't entertain with it (yet) but this dish is used as one in my family, for my birthday for me and my brother. And when we were children, during week-ends, my parents were flaming the shrimps with cognac. yummmm...

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A Canadian Foodie said...

Chocolate, OF COURSE!!! That is the ultimate celebratory food!
:)

Marci Flaster said...

Italian food! nothing like a good pasta!

Jon said...

ice cream!

Amanda said...

Deviled Eggs!!

La Roquette said...

Christmas homemade baci log :)
Too bad i live in Malta, Europe.. :(

Anonymous said...

cheesecake &/or some form of chocolate. not that i save either for just celebrations of course :)

jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

Carolyn said...

I love celebrating Halloween with chocolate cupcakes and orange frosting. Actually, any kind of cupcakes will do!

Nive said...

To celebrate with family and friends its hands down.... always a Traditional South Indian Meal !!!!!!

gohabsgo said...

I would say wine and cheese!

Lisa S said...

Anything is fine with me as long as I don't have to make it.

Gina said...

Cheese! A great cheese platter, or melted on a great BBQ burger, or as a a pot luck casserole of mac & cheese. I can't imagine a celebration that doesn't incorporate it! And I wouldn't want to!

Tracey said...

What a neat book! I think chocolate is the perfect celebration food - in any form really :)

Allison said...

Pico de gallo and tortilla chips for big gatherings and pecan rum cake for small intimate parties. :)

Erin said...

Definitely chocolate and desserts! YUM!!!

crystal said...

Definitely Chocolate - whether it is chocolate truffles, chocolate cake, chocolate fondue!

Nora said...

I'm so glad I found your blog Jennifer!!! It's beautiful and delicious.

Breakfast is my favourite meal to celebrate with - I like to make Julia Child's danish with apricots and almond butter.

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior said...

::looking at the clock::
It's almost 10:30 pm and I'm thankful it's still the 9th, making me eligible to enter this giveaway! FoodFest 365 looks like a GREAT book to own. I love trivia AND food. Put them together and you DO have a FoodFest. A delightful way to spend an evening -- eating great food and playing games with people you adore! My favorite food to celebrate with is "spaghetti and meatballs" -- it's comforting, filling, fun to eat and an inexpensive way to feed an army of family and friends. Round it out with loaves of crusty Italian bread, anitpasto, and mounds of freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano. If it's in the budget serve red wine! Oooooh, top it off with tiramisu -- that is, if you have room for dessert!

Kate said...

I am so sad I live in Australia ! I celebrate {and commiserate} all things with chocolate - usually o a daily basis !!

CountryGirl said...

My favourite is apple pie - made with local apples and organic flour!

Rhiana w said...

Cupcakes! Cute, fun and simple enough, but great for any occasion!

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