Tuesday, October 13, 2009
A thoughtful book, and a give-away!
A few weeks ago, I posted about a deal where you could purchase a Zojirushi bread machine and receive a copy of Annalise G. Roberts' Gluten-Free Baking Classics for the Bread Machine.. I was thrilled to receive a copy of the book for review, but, with full disclosure, I admit I don't have a Zo, so I couldn't test the recipes.
I wish I did, though. Now more than ever. This book should be nicknamed Clarissa, because it explains it all!
If you are new to the gluten-free baking world, and you have a Zo, this book will make your life and baking very straightforward and deliciously easy. I love to read cookbooks, and after reading the sections of this book on the gluten-free baking pantry, the flour mix ratios, and so much more. I could feel my taste buds activating when I read about the cinnamon swirl bread...I learned a lot from the book, in short, and that's an essential tool in good cook-book writing, in my opinion.
Annalise Roberts is a baking goddess, loved and revered by members of the gluten-free baking world. And her book is a true service vehicle to those who are gluten-free. In short, it's a must have for your baking library -- as long as you have a Zo, that is.
So for that reason, I am going to make this book available to one of my readers as a prize. You see, I don't have a Zo, and as a college professor of limited means (read:furloughed but fabulous?) I don't see buying one in my future. So for me, while this books is delightful, inspiring, delicious reading, it does me no good.
So here's the deal: Tell me in the comments here why you think I should give you this book (which in a way will be a tribute to Annalise's fabulous work) AND then I'll use my husband's random number ap to pick a winner.
Deadline to enter and win: Sunday, October 25. 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I'll announce the winner and ask him or her to send me mailing details. Cool enough?
Thank you Agate Publishing, for producing such a fine book. And thank you, Annalise Roberts, for ALL you do for the gluten-free world.
Much love, and best of luck!