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Readers may remember that in the post about my conversation with Tessa Kiros, I mentioned that the lovely people over at Murdoch Books had kindly agreed to provide a copy of Falling Cloudberries, Tessa's most recent cookbook, to the winner of a contest I would be announcing soon. This is that contest, and readers from the U.S, take note.: this wonderful cookbook has not been published there yet and this would be a simply awesome score on your part.
If you're interested, please write about your favourite comfort food and the story behind it; it would be extra special if you could include a recipe and a photo, but neither of those are required. Post your entry on your blog, and include a link to it in the comment section of this post. Readers without a blog who would like to participate may send their entries to me via email and I will post them here.
The entries will be judged by three friends who are serious foodies, but not of the blogging world...
The lovely Cass in Arizona who, in addition to stepping in a large puddle of sassy every morning, is a world wanderer who makes a mean granola in her solar oven, and will wow your tastebuds into submission with her absolutely incredible green chili...
and the whip-smart and witty Andrea in Cambridge, England (for purposes of anonymity pictured as Miss Marple), who coaxes fantastic quantities of incredible produce and flowers from her allotment, cooks and bakes to die for, and solves mysteries in her spare time (of course!).
They don't need to be familiar with your favourite comfort food- they'll be looking for the passion you have for it in your writing. Give 'em a laugh, pluck at their heartstrings, recreate a time and place...it's up to you.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 21st. Judging will commence immediately thereafter and the winner will be posted on Monday, March 28th. I'm working on prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners- how about a personalized mock-up of your favourite magazine (like my play on Cook's Illustrated above) or a photo for your blog? I'm open to suggestions.