Jun 13 2009
Book Give Away – Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen–the New Green Basics Way – Book Review
A few months ago I received an email from Da Capo Press Lifelong Books letting me know about a new book that they had just published: cooking green by Kate Heyhoe (an Austinite). I was very intrigued about a book that was going to give me ideas on how to be more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly in the kitchen, but I wasn’t sure it would be worth buying. I figured it would be full of common sense ideas that I already practiced in my own kitchen. So, I wrote Da Capo asking them if I could have a free book to review and then give away to someone through my blog. They agreed as long as they didn’t have to ship it to me overseas, so I had it sent to my in-laws who just visited me 2 weeks ago.
I was sure I would read the book and be able to pass it on without a second thought. Boy was I wrong! Not only does the book really go into detail on how you can be more efficient/environmentally friendly in the kitchen, but it goes into detail as to why what is being recommended works better than what is the norm. It also has a fantastic recipe section in the back. And, I have to say that I am having trouble parting with this book. I have really fallen in love with it. But, a promise if a promise.
So, I am giving my book away to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this blog post by June 21st at 6:00pm US Central Time. The winner will be picked at random, and I will mail out (or personally deliver the book if you are in the Austin or Houston area while on my vacation) the book as soon as I have your personal info. And, I will buy myself another book (hopefully in a used book store) and buy some more books for friends and family that I feel would appreciate reading the book. So far I plan on buying at least 4 of these babies.
Now, a bit more about the book and what I learned: Continue Reading »