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Giveaway: Win a Copy of Ted Allen's "In My Kitchen"

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

June 25, 2012


Chefs & Champagne, our annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons, is one of our favorite gatherings, and this year's event is extra special because it’s happening while we celebrate our silver anniversary. (Get your tickets here!)

While we knew that the party’s offerings of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Wölffer Estate Vineyard wines, Belgian beers, and dishes from more than 30 chefs would be a huge draw on their own (check out the full menu), we still wondered how we could make this year’s Chefs & Champagne more exciting than ever. Then it hit us: why not team up with one of the biggest food shows on television? A few phone calls later, we're thrilled to be teaming up the JBF Award–winning cast of Chopped, including its incredibly knowledgeable host, Ted Allen, and its all-star panel of celebrity-chef judges.

This week we're getting an early start on the celebration by giving away five copies of Ted Allen's latest book, In My Kitchen. With a collection of recipes that spans from the lickety-split but unexpected (think herbed edamame canapés or nut-roasted Brussels and broccoli) to the ambitious and technique-driven (like “Fat Teddy’s” baby-back ribs or ginger–pumpkin doughnut holes with caramel), Allen’s cookbook provides endless inspiration to adventurous home cooks.

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win one of the five copies:

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

2. Tweet the following message from your Twitter account:

Win a copy of In My Kitchen, the latest cookbook by Chopped's Ted Allen, one of our Chefs & Champagne honorees #jbfccny


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.


No purchase necessary. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. Starting at 10:30 A.M EST on June 25, 2012, the James Beard Foundation will invite Twitter accounts that follow the official James Beard Foundation Twitter account ( to “tweet” the following message: Win a copy of In My Kitchen, the latest cookbook by Chopped's Ted Allen, one of our Chefs & Champagne honorees #jbfccny Twitter users may enter by “tweeting” or “retweeting” the exact message via Twitter. Tweets submitted after 12:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 30, 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 July 2, 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.