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Have you heard of the novel John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk?
It's a 17th-century British tale of a young, orphaned boy who has great things in store for him as far as his culinary talents go. I'm about halfway through so I couldn't even give the whole thing away if I tried, but I will say that it has elements of some of my favorite stories: recipes that close each chapter, as in Like Water for Chocolate; an "anyone can cook" attitude, as in Ratatouille; an upstairs/downstairs drama in the large manor that employs the main character in its kitchens, as in Downton Abbey; and an eerie, crazy townspeople element that reminds me of The Crucible. Also, it includes gorgeous illustrations:
This is the kind of book that's perfect for some cozy tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling, thick-sock-wearing reading time. And I'm giving 3 copies away!
3 copies! But that's not all--the good folks at Grove Atlantic are providing 3 not just regular copies, but SIGNED copies!
Since I have 3 copies to give away, I thought I'd give you 3 ways to enter and win (NOTE: you've gotta comment, not just "like" the post!):
1. Leave a comment here on the blog telling me the best cookbook, food memoir, or food literature you've read lately.
2. And/or send me a Tweet with the best cookbook, food memoir, etc.
3. And/or write on my Facebook wall about the best cookbook, food memoir, etc.
The contest is open through Midnight on Friday, October 5, 2012. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from each of the entry sites: this blog, Twitter, and Facebook (though you can only win once). Enter all three ways for more chances to win--the same answer can be used each time! Signed books will be shipped directly to you from Grove Atlantic Press (and I have to say, this book would make a great gift for the foodie in your life). United States addresses are required for shipment.
So enter to win, and pass the word along to your friends, foodies and non-foodies alike!