Giveaway: Win a Copy of The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best!

The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best, featuring recipes from every chef who won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef


After 25 years of celebrating James Beard and American cuisine inside his Greenwich Village townhouse, we’re thrilled to give fans of great food a way to celebrate in their own kitchens. Our first cookbook, The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs, honors Beard’s impact on the way we eat and spotlights the accomplishments of the 21 incredible chefs who have earned our coveted Outstanding Chef Award, from Wolfgang Puck to Tom Colicchio. Featuring intimate profiles written by author Kit Wohl, a foreword by Martha Stewart, gorgeous photography, and plenty of mouthwatering recipes (think smoky peanut mole with grilled quail from Rick Bayless; Thomas Keller’s elegant caviar with brioche and avocado mousse; and a “salmon bacon,” lettuce, and tomato sandwich from Judy Rodgers), this special cookbook will be savored by food lovers for years.

We’re so excited about this book, which goes on sale March 7, that we’re giving away five copies this week. Here’s how you can enter:

1. Make sure you’re following us, @beardfoundation, on Twitter.

2. Tweet the following message from your Twitter account: JBF’s new cookbook has recipes from every Outstanding Chef Award winner. Retweet for a chance to win a copy! blog.jamesbeard.org/book #jbf25 (Make sure to include the hashtag!)

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Simply retweet the above message after someone you follow tweets it.

We will randomly select five Twitter followers who (re)tweet the above message. The winners will be notified via direct message on Twitter next week. You can order a copy of The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best here.

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No purchase necessary. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. Starting at 11:15 A.M EST on February 27, 2012, the James Beard Foundation will invite Twitter accounts that follow the official James Beard Foundation Twitter account (http://twitter.com/beardfoundation) to “tweet” the following message: JBF’s new cookbook has recipes from every Outstanding Chef Award winner. Retweet for a chance to win a copy! blog.jamesbeard.org/book #jbf25. Twitter users may enter by “tweeting” or “retweeting” the exact message via Twitter. Tweets submitted after 12:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, will not be eligible.

Only residents who are 21 and older and residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia are eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

The five winners of the sweepstakes will be chosen at random from Twitter accounts that “follow” the James Beard Foundation’s official Twitter account and that “tweet” or “retweet” the message as instructed above. The five winners will be announced on the James Beard Foundation’s official blog, Delights & Prejudices, approximately on or after March 5, 2012. The James Beard Foundation is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries, or entries submitted but not received by the James Beard Foundation for any reason, as potential sweepstakes winners.

The five winners of this sweepstakes will be notified via direct message on Twitter. The individuals who reply to these direct messages will be considered the winners. The James Beard Foundation will mail the sweepstakes prize to the addresses supplied by the recipients of the direct message on Twitter. Claiming of prizes requires a direct message sent to the James Beard Foundation’s official Twitter account within 14 days of being notified, and must be received from the Twitter account to which the winner-notification message was sent. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. The James Beard Foundation will randomly select a new winner if any of the original five winners fails to respond.

Only one entry per Twitter account will be considered for sweepstakes entry. Each prizewinner must supply the James Beard Foundation with his/her legal name, mailing address, birth date, and daytime telephone number in order to claim the prize. The winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. Winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred.

Neither the James Beard Foundation, the James Beard Foundation sponsors, nor employees of the James Beard Foundation or sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once the winners have taken possession of the product.

The James Beard Foundation is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any sweepstakes or contest promoted by the James Beard Foundation.
Management, employees and families of the James Beard Foundation are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by the James Beard Foundation.

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