Giveaway: Win a Lenox Chip n Dip Set!

Lenox Chip n Dip
Even if you couldn’t care less about football, chances are you’re totally game for this weekend’s other popular ritual: getting your annual fill of wings, nachos, and beer. And now that the Super Bowl is under a week away, it’s time for game-day hosts everywhere to start mapping out what their spreads will offer.

To get into the football spirit, we’re giving away a Scoop Chip n Dip Set from Lenox, one of our generous house purveyors. This space-saving, two-piece service set guarantees that your guests will enjoy plenty of effortless dipping between plays. For a chance to win it, tell us your favorite chip-and-dip combo in the comments section of this blog, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter (use hashtag #jbfsuperbowl) by the end of the day on Monday, January 30. We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday, January 31.*

UPDATE:

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Sweepstakes: Win a set of Toast Prizes

Toast


Looking for a last-minute gift to top off a food lover’s stocking? Today marks the DVD release of Toast, the story of food writer Nigel Slater's childhood and his explorations of food and cooking. Described as "a thoroughly irresistible confection" by Los Angeles Times critic Gary Goldstein, Toast features a compelling combination of heart, humor, and warmth. To learn more about the film, click here. Today we’re giving away one Toast DVD, one copy of the memoir on which the film is based, and a movie poster signed by Nigel Slater. For a chance to win the whole set, tell us your most memorable food experience from childhood... Read more >

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Giveaway: The Food Lover's Guide to Wine

Food Lover's Guide to Wine

When Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg published The Flavor Bible three years ago, they gave home cooks the know-how they needed to graduate from by-the-book recipes to assured improvisation. And now with the JBF Award–winning duo’s recent release of The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine (Little, Brown), which is just as thorough and informative as its predecessor, home cooks can now match wine and food with equal aplomb. This essential guide includes a clearly organized list of flavor profiles for more than 250 grapes; a fascinating timeline of the history of wine in America; and valuable tips dispensed by the country’s best sommeliers, like Monkey Bar’s Belinda Chang and Barbara Lynch Gruppo’s Cat

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Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook

Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook

We’re officially at the height of cookbook season, with fresh releases dropping almost daily. Today brings one of the year’s most anticipated titles, Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook (Little, Brown & Company), from the restlessly ambitious restaurant that has made an assured climb into New York City’s highest stratum of dining. The book beams with an airy and pristine design that makes the photographs of Daniel Humm’s intricate food sparkle like stained glass. Among the challenging, seasonally sorted recipes are essays by general manager Will Guidara, which chronicle the restaurant’s journey from a casual brasserie to a four-star destination and the winner of the JBF Award for Outstanding Restaurant. It also reads like a manual to Danny Meyer’s signature approach to the restaurant business, with lessons on subjects like excellence, collaboration, and reinvention. Even cooks who may not be up for tackling uni

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Giveaway: Win a Lenox Cheese and Cracker Set!

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Did you know that October is National Cheese Month? We're celebrating by giving away a Scoop Cheese and Cracker Set from Lenox, one of our generous house purveyors. This 11 1/2-inch cheese service set (pictured below), which features a contemporary design and includes cheese-and-cracker tray and cheese knife, will help you get your fill of fromage any time of the year. For a chance to win it, tell us about your ideal cheese plate in the comments section of this blog, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter (use hashtag #JBFcheese) by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 25. We’ll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, October 26.* UPDATE: this giveaway is now over. Congrats to L. Jeske of New York City for winning the Lenox cheese-and-

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Giveaway: Get an Artisan Tea Sampler from Beard House Purveyor Mighty Leaf Tea!

Mighty Leaf Tea
As our schedules return to revved-up status after the easygoing weeks of summer, we’re called back to the pleasures of sipping on a mellow mug of tea after a long day. To help you maximize these relaxing moments, we’re teaming up with our fine tea purveyor, Mighty Leaf Tea, to give away 500 free samples of their amazing artisan teas!

Mighty Leaf recognizes that the purest, most natural ingredients deliver the richest tea flavors and unforgettable sensory experiences. Their artisan-crafted blends of whole leaf tea touch all the senses, blending together whole tea leaves, fruit, spices, and blossoms—flavors too big for ordinary tea bags. Mighty Leaf teas are always whole leaf teas, never cut, torn or crushed, and are wrapped in simple, artisan-crafted tea pouches, which are made from fully biodegradable materials.

The San Francisco–based company is giving away the following sampler to 500 members of the JBF community: 1 iced

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Cookbook Sweepstakes: We Have a Winner!

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Remember the sweepstakes we ran last month? We're happy to announce that A. Baldwin of East Haddam, Connecticut is the lucky winner of five indispensable JBF Award-winning cookbooks! Congrats! Don't forget, you can find all of the 2011 Award-winning and -nominated cookbooks in our Amazon store.

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Sweepstakes: Help Us Reach 100K Twitter Followers and Enter to Win a Set of James Beard Award–Winning Cookbooks!



When we jumped headfirst into the social media universe a few years ago, we had no idea our online presence would grow at such a fast clip. In addition to our active Twitter feed, we now have a robust Facebook page, and we’re sharing the dishes we love on Foodspotting. But we’re hungry for more! We’ve set our sights on a particularly exciting social media milestone: 100,000 Twitter followers—and we need a little help from you to get us there. To sweeten the pot—and to thank you for your support—we’re going to give away five fantastic 2011 JBF Award–winning cookbooks! Here’s how you can enter the sweepstakes:

1. Make sure you’re following us,

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Contest: Win a Lenox Salad Set!

Lenox Scoop Salad Set
Now that summer is officially upon us, we're weaning ourselves off of our local lunch spots and bringing in salads (lots and lots of salads) made from the abundance of greens in our CSA boxes. Got any fresh ideas? Tell us how you make your favorite summer salad in the comments section, Facebook, or Twitter (use hashtag #JBFsalad) by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 12. We'll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, July 13, and send the winner a three-piece Scoop Salad Set from JBF House Purveyor Lenox.*


*Official Rules: To enter, respond with your favorite summer salad ingredients in this blog's comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter with the hashtag #JBFsalad by 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. JBF staff will pick a

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