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. You can leave your answer in a comment below, in a tweet (use hashtag #jbfsweepstakes), or on our Facebook page. We will notify the five lucky winners next week.
No purchase necessary. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. Starting at 10:00 A.M EST on Monday, December 19, 2011, the James Beard Foundation will invite entries for a chance to win the set of prizes described above via a comment on this blog, a tweet, or a comment on the official James Beard Foundation Facebook page. Entries submitted after 12:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 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 winners of the sweepstakes will be chosen at random. 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 winners of this sweepstakes will be notified via email, direct message on Twitter, or Facebook message. The individuals replying to these communications will be considered the winners. Claiming of prizes requires communication to the James Beard Foundation within 14 days of being notified, and must be received from the email, Twitter, or Facebook 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 the original winner fails to respond. Only one entry per blog comment, Twitter account, or Facebook account will be considered for sweepstakes entry. The 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 winner may not request substitutions of prize winnings. The winner is 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 winner has 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.