Giveaway: A Seasonal French Coloring Cookbook // Gagnez ‘Recettes du Jardin à Cuisiner et Colorier’
Part of living abroad is that it gives you a weird identity crisis. Here on Foodie Underground I write in English, for a mostly Anglophone audience. But as many of you know, my recipe inspiration comes from wherever I am located, and whatever is local, and currently since France is home, the Paris markets and French vegetables are what keep me going.
But food and cooking is universal, and the beauty of it is that while I may develop a recipe in my French kitchen, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are you can get the same ingredients I can, and you can do the same recipes in your home.
As you might imagine, there are a lot of great cookbooks in France; this is a country where food is essential after all.
Recently my friend and illustrator Jessie Kanelos Weiner teamed up with cookbook author Laure Kié to produce a cookbook. But not just any cookbook, a coloring cookbook. Now you might assume that coloring books are for children. Well, you would of course be wrong. Because once you start coloring, you can’t stop. And when it’s cold out and you’re dreaming of summer, what better solution than coloring in a few bright red tomatoes and strawberries?
Published by MANGO, Recettes du Jardins à Cuisiner et Colorier (Garden Recipes to Cook and Color) is themed around the seasons, from autumn soups to summer desserts like Apricot Tart. It’s the kind of cookbook that gets you excited about the next season to come.
The book is in French, and I know that there are some Francophile Foodie Underground readers out there, as well as some French speakers. But even if you don’t speak French, I can still see this book finding a space on your cookbook shelf, because it’s visually inspirational in a very innovative way.
This is all to say, even if you don’t live in France, or speak French, I still encourage you to enter. Because this is the kind of cookbook that is going to inspire good seasonal things in your kitchen. Also, wouldn’t you feel a little classier owning a cookbook in French?
Want to win Recettes du Jardin à Cuisiner et Colorier? Tell me what your favorite seasonal produce is and what you like to make with it in the comments below. Either in English or in French works.
I’ll be nice and ship worldwide on this one, so even if you live in Antarctica, feel free to enter! Although if you do live in Antarctica, I’d really like to know what you cook.
To enter, please submit your comment by March 20, 2015.