{100th} Post Milestone…Part Two: Food Matters Giveaway

As stated in my previous post, Simon & Schuster has graciously sent us one copy of Mark Bittman’s Food Matters Cookbook to give to a lucky winner to celebrate our self-imposed milestone.

What is there to say about Mark Bittman? I mentioned in my recent “What’s New in My Kitchen Wednesday” post that I received my first Mark Bittman book, How to Cook Everything, as a wedding gift from friends. It was the most perfect wedding gift. I have joyously created many, many recipes from it for years. I never knew how to make biscotti, yup, I headed to HTCE. Roast a turkey? HTCE again. Its my staple. My rock. My Joy of Cooking. Bittman has a way to simplifying cooking techniques and instructions to make home cooking and baking accessible, pretty quick, consistent, tasty and successful. Successful is important- how many time have you made a recipe (or more) from a cookbook and they stink, hard to follow directions, or fall flat for one reason or another. Fail.

Food Matters Cookbook was just released on September 23rd. I’ve been waiting for this cookbook companion to his last book, Food Matters. Due to a health scare a few years ago, Bittman made some life choices to shift his eating priorities while not take anything out completely. No sacrificing, just less of the not-so-healthy-stuff. In addition, he focused on looking at how the way we eat is impacting the earth’s health. He surmised that a shift to focusing on eating more fruits, veggies and whole grains and less meat would help his health and the planet. From the inner front flap of the book:

“Meat and other animal products are often included-but no longer as the centerpiece. In fact the majority of the recipes include fish, poultry, meat, eggs or dairy, using them for their flavor, texture and satisfying nature without depending on them for bulk”

The last thing I will say about Bittman is he is an avid runner and you can read his running blog on Runner’s World. There is discusses his ups and downs of training for the Mohawk-Hudson Marathon on 10/10/10. That’s right folks,  Bittman is coming to our area to run a marathon. The same marathon that Sarah & Amanda will be running this coming Sunday. (GO GO GO GO!)

Back to the giveaway, I just received the book, 2-day air, from Simon & Schuster, so I have not made anything out of the book because well, its for the winner. I want it to be a virgin book, but I did peek at some of the recipes, both with meat and totally vegetarian and they look amazing. Good luck!


  • Open to US residents only
  • Giveaway ends at midnight Monday, October 18th, 2010 (running for 2 weeks)
    The winner will be announced by midnight Tuesday, October 19th, 2010.
  • We will be picking the winning comment randomly via random.org.
  • All entries will be in the form of a comment BELOW. You can comment up to 4 times by doing the following:

1st comment: answer this question, Do you own a Bittman cookbook? If so, which one?

2nd comment: “friend” us on Facebook, then comment below that you did so or tell us you already are!

3rd comment: link to this blog/giveaway on your Facebook page, then comment below that you did so.

4th comment: subscribe to either our RSS Feed or email subscribe service, then comment that you did so or are already subscribed.

Again, ALL entries (up to four total) need to be in the form of a comment below. Other comments on other blog posts will not count towards this giveaway.



63 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim Marsella says:

    I just posted to my Facebook! I would love to win this cookbook but if I don’t, I hope someone else great does!!!

  2. Erica says:

    I do not own a Mark Bittman cookbook, but I almost bought this one over the weekend. Glad I waited to see if it was your give away!!

  3. Erica says:

    I am friends with From Scratch on facebook 🙂

  4. Kim D. says:

    Liked you on FB!

  5. Kim D. says:

    Shared your blog via Facebook!

  6. Kim D. says:

    I do not own a Bitton Cookbook, but it sounds like his books would be right up my alley. I’m excited to have the chance to win one, but if I don’t, I’m sure it is something I will end up buying.

    1. Kim D. says:

      SO I totally screw up the author’s name. I’m so embarrassed!!!! lol

  7. Kim D. says:

    I just happily subscribed to your blog!

  8. Kari Schneider says:

    I don’t own a Bittman cookbook but cooking healthier is something my family is striving to do (less meat).

  9. Kari Schneider says:

    Friends with you on Facebook!

  10. Kari Schneider says:

    subscribed to you e-mail subscribe service!

  11. carrie says:

    I do not own a Mark Bittman cookbook, but I REALLY REALLY want this one! Take note random.org !!!

  12. carrie says:

    I am a friend on FB !

  13. carrie says:

    I am happily subscribed to your blog!

  14. Erica says:

    Ok shared you on facebook…hopefully you’ll get some new recruits!

  15. Erica says:

    Ok I thought I posted this comment already but I don’t see it, I subscribed to your blog (if the comment repeats I’ll delete it!)

  16. SallyA says:

    Because of your earlier post, I decide to buy How to Cook Everything! I’d love to win this new book, too. Thanks.

  17. SallyA says:

    Forgot to mention that I’ve already friended you on FB. Have been following you since the beginning!

  18. Kyla says:

    I don’t have a bittman cookbook 😦

  19. Kyla says:

    I’m a FB friend.

  20. Kyla says:

    I shared this on FB.

  21. cecily says:

    I do not own a Mark Bittman cookbook. I think I heard an interview with him a while ago on NPR though…

  22. cecily says:

    I think I’m already friends with From Scratch on FB…if I “like” you, that counts right?

  23. cecily says:

    I’m in it to win it! Just shared the link via facebook.

  24. Dianna Goodwin says:

    I own three Bittman cook books! How to cook everything, How to cook everything vegetarian (or whatever it is called) and his international cookbook. I also wrote my own cookbook for my kids last year and called it “How to cook some things.” I am a diehard.

  25. Dianna Goodwin says:

    already subscribed.

  26. Dianna Goodwin says:

    already friended.

  27. Dianna Goodwin says:

    shared on facebook

  28. Kathy says:

    I don’t own a MB cookbook, but I love his NYTimes column and will definitely check out HTCE!

  29. Kathy says:

    Already friends on FB…!

  30. Kathy says:

    Okay, shared you on FB — one more.

  31. Kathy says:

    Subscribed to the feed. Thanks for the doing the giveaway. One of the things I love about Bittman is his simple approach to food. Am looking forward to checking out this book.

  32. Sarah Holdaway says:

    I do not own one of Bittman Cookbook but I have hears great things.

  33. Sarah Holdaway says:

    I friended this site on Facebook and have used two of the recipes already!

  34. Joanna says:

    I don’t own a Bittman cookbook.

  35. Joanna says:

    And now I am officially “friends” with FSC on FB!

  36. Joanna says:

    Linked this giveaway post to my FB page.

  37. Joanna says:

    Joined the conversation by adding my email address, too. Yay!

  38. Sarah Holdaway says:

    Just shared this post with my friends on Facebook. Hopefully they will utilize the great information you share!! Thank you for your work on this topic!

  39. Sarah Holdaway says:

    I just subcribed to the email service. Can’t wait to get more information and ideas!!

  40. Ann P says:

    I do not currently own a Bittman cookbook, but have heard a lot about them and would love to win this giveaway!

  41. Ann P says:

    I am already subscribed to the email service.

  42. Jennifer H says:

    I do own How to Cook Everything. Our friend who is a chef bought it for us – he says it’s a great book!

  43. Jennifer H says:

    I just ‘Liked’ you on facebook!

  44. Jordan P says:

    I do not own a Bittman cookbook, but I just started making a collection of cookbooks as I moved into an apartment after college!

  45. leslie r says:

    joined the food blog, like it on facebook and will share it and have subscribed to the email part, too.

  46. Erin Lawrence says:

    I don’t own a Mark Bittman book but am trying to cook real food in a healthy way and would love to win it. I am your friend on facebook & have linked my page to this blog. I am already a blog email subscriber. I hope to win!!

  47. Kris says:

    I don’t own a Bittman cookbook, but sure would love to.

  48. Kris says:

    ‘Like” you on Facebook.

  49. Kris says:

    Already get you emails. I read them almost every day. I don’t know how I originally missed this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Catherine Craig says:

    I own How to Cook Everything and I love it. Definitely my go-to cookbook!

  51. Catherine Craig says:

    i subscribed!

  52. Catherine Craig says:

    i friended the group on fb!

  53. Catherine Craig says:

    and also linked to the blog and to the fb page on my fb.

  54. Vanessa Perkins says:

    I do not own a Bittman cookbook, but from the sound of it…I want to!

  55. Vanessa Perkins says:

    Like you on FB!

  56. Vanessa Perkins says:

    Shared on FB

  57. Vanessa Perkins says:


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