A Cookbook Giveaway (or three)

This giveaway is now closed. Check back soon for the winners!

Lest you think all the giveaway fun only happens on that other blog of mine, allow me share a very special giveaway opportunity with you today.

Friends at the most amazing Phaidon Press are helping me to give away three of my absolute favorite cookbooks to Under the High Chair readers! Not one, but TWO winners will receive all three cookbooks you see below. Oh yeah! For a couple of readers, your cookbook collection is about to get a lot richer.

Say, did you know Phaidon Press was named as the Best Cookbook Publisher in the World at The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards earlier this year? I know! I just love them. Now here is the awesome thing about these three cookbooks from Phaidon and why I’m so excited to feature them in this giveaway…

There’s a cookbook here for everyone.

The young cook.
The home cook.
The gourmand.

No matter where you fit in those various stages of culinary mastery, one of the following cookbooks are sure to fit you like a glove.

The Silver Spoon for Children

Yippee! Finally here is a cookbook for my kids with nary a sprinkle or mini-marshmallow in sight. Instead it is full of over forty well-balanced recipes that feature wholesome ingredients such as beans, fish and vegetables. All dishes are depicted with absolutely charming step-by-step illustrations that present cooking as fun – and it already holds the attention of my 5-year old.Noah pounced on The Silver Spoon for Children the second it arrived. He sat down and proceeded to read it for nearly thirty minutes. Have I mentioned he’s five?He then had me read him the recipe for Rigatoni and Meatballs, while he followed along with the illustrations, his finger slowly spanning the page. Well, that was that, we had to make dinner together that very night and we did.
Only we changed it up for spaghetti and meatballs. (Yes, I’m teaching him substitution and adaptation early.)
There’s no question that this is the cookbook that will nurture every seed I have already planted in my boys and help inspire a lifetime love of cooking.What to Cook and How to Cook It

This cookbook is the next best thing to having a personal chef demonstrating right in your own kitchen. It really is the ultimate step-by-step illustrated cookbook for adults; each recipe is depicted with clarity and demonstrated with as many as eight photos, leaving little room for question.What to Cook and How to Cook It IS perfect for beginners, but also compelling for experienced cooks as well. I love its clean, simple layout; somehow it makes the task of preparing dinner seem relaxing.
Recipes are classics: Cinnamon Buns, Barbecue Ribs, Apple Pie, Spaghetti Bolognese. You find all of your favorite comfort food on the pages of What to Cook and How to Cook it, and with such tantalizing visuals, you’ll be opening this cookbook frequently.NOMA

Title: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine
Author:René Redzepi
Photographer: Ditte Isager

It sounds like the sappiest thing to say, but this cookbook took my breath away when it arrived. I believe I tweeted:

“NOMA! Just received this astonishing cookbook?artwork?manual? from Phaidon. Almost want to weep at the beauty of it. #coffeetablestatus”

After one rapturous trip through the cookbook and its extraordinarily beautiful photos, I immediately cleared a place of honor on my coffee table for Noma.

Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine is the new cookbook from chef René Redzepi, a chef who’s passion is to create something from nature. His Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, holds the prestigious title of, well, The Worlds Best Restaurant. Yeah, serious stuff.

Will I ever cook from it? Never say never, so I’ll say probably, one day. Will I frequently flip through it, sigh over the photographs, find inspiration in the essays and draw from chef Rene’s refreshing philosophies of food and nature? Absolutely.

Boasting 365 pages, 200 photographs, 90 recipes, and an education in Nordic cuisine, Noma is THE most sensational addition to my sizable cookbook collection this year.


The prize package includes the following cookbooks from Phaidon Press.

Two winners will be selected to receive the prize package.

How to enter:

Let keep this simple, shall we?

Leave a comment to enter this giveaway answering this question: “What cookbook are you currently enjoying?”

This giveaway will end Friday, December 10, 2010 and 11:59 pm. Good luck to all!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Not sure if this is open to Canadians since you didn't specify, but if it is, please enter me.

    I am currently enjoying One Pot Cooking by Kate Bishop. Lots of great recipes.

  2. Currently on my coffee table: Mangoes and Curry leaves by Alford and Duguid. Thanks for this great giveaway. My whole family enjoy these books.

  3. Hi,
    Now i'm enjoying "Kitchen" from Nigella Lawson.It´s amazing and as lot's of good recepes.I love the way she makes cooking so simple and entertaining..



  4. I bought the first volume of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" for a quarter at a garage sale and I'm having fun perusing its pages.

  5. The Pioneer Woman cookbook–trusty stand by's time and time again!

  6. I am planning to cook a lot from All about Braising, Molly Stevens.

  7. I am making lots of recipes from Jaime Oliver Food Revolution. Read your blog regularly.
    Cheers from Utah, USA

  8. The cookbook called, "trying to empty my fridge and pantry before going away for the holidays." keep up the great work.


  9. I have to say, due to the season I am enjoying Sugar: Simple Sweets and Decadent Desserts by Anna Olson. And the Joy of Cooking..I recently just purchased it and am loving it immensely.

  10. Thanks for sharing those cookbooks. Great contribution of recipes that fellow cooks were looking for. ~_~

  11. hello! i'm still enjoying nigel slaters "tender" 🙂 please count me in!

  12. I have dozens of cook books and I'm reading a really interesting one from the library by two Quebec nutritionists, but what I'm reaching for most often is a self published cookbook that my parents made for all of their children for Christmas a last year. It has all of our favourite dishes from when we were growing up along with absolutely hilarious stories from our childhood.

  13. My favorite cookbook right now is one that I got from a Christian camp in Tennessee. It's called A Recipe for Life, and it has lots of easy fun recipes for busy moms!

  14. The Barefoot Contessa cookbooks helped me make a delicious Thanksgiving!

  15. I am currently using Food Revolution from Jamie Oliver a lot! I have yet to fail a recipe from that book!

  16. I'm hooked into Martha Stewarts Holiday Cookies! perfect timing right? Happy Holidays!

  17. Indulge by Claire Clark.

  18. I haven;t had a good new cookbook since LAST CHRISTMAS! This is totally unacceptable – I'll definitely not let that happen again next year.

  19. Right now I can't put down The Pioneer Woman Cookbook and Tyler Florence's Stirring the Pot

  20. I am going through The Comfort Table by Katie Lee Joel.

  21. The Essential Book of Jewish Cooking – some great recipes in there even if you don't celebrate Jewish holidays.

  22. I meant to write The essential book of jewish festival cooking, by Phyllis and Miriyam Glazer who are sisters

  23. Momma McCall says

    Got "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl" as a gift for a family member, but can't help myself from sneaking a peak first. Would love some books of my own!

  24. I still turn to "Bill's Food" by Bill Granger when I'm in the mood for tasty yet simple dishes.

  25. My cookbooks are more magazines at the moment. Taste of Home is always a favourite but I do have Anna Olson's "Sugar" and "Fresh" cookbooks and I love them!

  26. Wow! Great giveaway. I'm actually reading through some real old ones but I am hoping to read "Hooks, Lies and Alibis"

  27. I'm currently re-reading Molly Wizenberg's "A Homemade Life."

  28. I am currently enjoying my Cooking with Trader Joe's cookbook. It's nothing fancy- just simple dishes that look elegant!

  29. Ahhh= beautiful books! Count me in.
    A current favourite cookbook I'm enjoying is Donna Hay's " Off the Shelf"

  30. @tanjerine says

    Delving into Gluten Free Girl & The Chef!! I am going to perfect AT LEAST ONE of these recipes & it was just named on one of the NY Times best cookbooks of the year! Cuppa tea and a cookbook on a winters day = nothing better.

  31. I am currently going through one of the Taste of Home books, Cooking for One of Two

  32. We've a tie between Canadian Living's The Slow Cooker Collection and Martha Stewart's Cookies. Love the ease of slow cookers, and need the cookies now, for the holiday season. Thanks, Aimee!

    Andrea (and Chris)

  33. I've been enjoying Lucinda Scala Quinn's "Mad Hungry" for about a year now. Fantastic recipes that my husband and four boys (and I) absolutely love.

  34. The last book I read and cooked from was Gluten Free Girl and the Chef.

  35. I've been using a local cookbook a lot lately: Centre County Amish Cooking. It has some great, simple recipes.

  36. The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook… a great project from a great organization!

  37. made it just in time! i'm loving food network magazine…does that count? 🙂

  38. I have been enjoying "The Art of Simple Food." My fingers are crossed!

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