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My brand new cookbook — KEVIN’S KITCHEN — launches today! So to celebrate, first I’m going to show you the book’s scandalous chapters. Then I’m going to answer a couple of your questions. And finally, I’m going to give away a few copies of the book in a random drawing!
You can order the book right now, right here.
1) The book is 218 pages long, and printed on glossy, heavy-stock paper. It’s a high-quality book!
2) Approximately 75% of the book’s 100 recipes are vegetarian-friendly.
3) The book includes an exhaustive index. So if you are looking for a recipe that uses a certain ingredient (i.e., “chicken” or “rosemary”), you can find the recipe in a jiff!
Breakfast and Brunch. Hosting a Sunday Brunch? Prepare one of my make-ahead brunch casseroles on Saturday night. The next morning, you’ll need only to turn on the oven before your guests arrive. Also included in this chapter: healthy granolas, sinful (and not-so-sinful) pancakes, and, and, and…
Small Savories and Sweets for Afternoon Tea or Anytime Snacks. Wanna live like a British aristocrat even when you’re not? Then you must host a classy Afternoon Tea. You might be surprised to learn that traditional cream scones, small savory sandwiches, and attractive sweets can be prepared well in advance. I’ll even show you how to make your own clotted cream!
Make-Ahead Cocktail Appetizers. Be a guest at your own cocktail party! Just gather some fresh, fragrant herbs from the garden (or farmers’ market), and turn them into irresistible dips and spreads. Then whip up my easy, elegant, make-ahead canapes, and pour yourself a drink.
First Course Soups. I think a perfumed puree of a seasonal vegetable from the garden is the best (and also the easiest) way to start a dinner party. For cold-weather dining, I rely on butternut squash, garlic, and leeks. Warm weather invites lettuce and lovage, or a soup made from red bell peppers which is much more than the sum of its few ingredients.
Main Courses. You’ll find these are suitable for either lunch or dinner. Because food-allergies and food-phobias are prevalent these days, I’ve included a number of mains that will satisfy both vegetarians and the gluten-intolerant. Almost all of the recipes can be served year-round.
Delectable Desserts. I love sweets and hope you do, too. And there is a sweet treat for every season — berries in summer, apples in autumn, and lemons and chocolate for the rest of the year. You do like chocolate, yes?
Where can I buy the book? Well, if you want it in time for the winter holidays, your best bet is to order the book directly from BookBaby.com (Click here to order.) In late November, you’ll be able to buy the book at Barnes and Noble. In December, Amazon will have the book.
Can you sign my copy? Yes! But only if you and I are physically together in the same place. I’ll let you know if and when I arrange any book-signing dates. Right now my priority is Lily the Beagle. She’s getting on in years.
Who’s the photographer? Andy Milford took the picture of me that appears on the book’s back cover. All other photos were taken by me, right in my own kitchen and dining room. The pictures were shot in natural light, and without the (enviable) help of food stylists. In other words, they’re very “honest” photos!
For a chance to win a copy of Kevin’s Kitchen: 100 Recipes for Delicious Living, post a comment below. You can say whatever pops into your head. If nothing pops into your head, just tell me what you had for dinner last night!
I’ll use the little number generator at Random.org to select 3 winners. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, so be sure to check back!
Update: This giveaway has concluded.
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