Monday, May 14, 2012

Review: 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook - Launch Tour & an AMAZING contest!

Title: The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook
Compiled by: Christy Dorrity
Available: Now!

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this second volume of a fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them. This year's volume features even more tasty reads, recipes and book bloggers.

Books were selected from the author’s book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like “Caramel Crack” from Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, "Everliving Soup" from Brodi Ashton's Everneath, and "Jagged Ham" from Elana Johnson's Possession.
Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.

The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook includes a foreword by David Farland, award winning, New York Times Bestselling author, and showcases more than one hundred reviews with links to book review blogs and author websites.

Whether you're a food lover, an avid reader or a book blogger, there’s something for you in The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook.

My thoughts:

I can't say I love to cook nearly as much as I love to read, but I love browsing cookbooks and compiling a list of recipes I hope to someday make for my family. The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook combines recipes, book highlights and quotes from a variety of book bloggers (including me!). This is not your average cookbook. I had so much fun exploring every page.

I was so impressed by the variety of delicious recipes. My favorites include On the Go Caramel Ice Cream Topping, Primeval Berries and Cream, Golden Curry Soup and Beignet Chess Squares (Yes, please!). I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! All the recipes feature appetite inducing color photos and easy to follow directions. I can't wait to give them a try! 

I was even more impressed by the variety of books. There is something for everyone, and I discovered several new books that need to be added to the to read list ASAP. The blogger quotes are just the icing on the cake ;) I loved picking up a book that let me not only discover new recipes, but also new book bloggers. This is such a clever idea, and I'm so glad Christy Dorrity decided to tackle the task. Stellar job!

My Rating:

Giveaway Details:

Every person who comments on one of the blogs during the tour will be entered to win a grand prize: a copy of every book featured in The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook (22 in all, over $200 value). 

Follow the 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook launch tour for your chance to win!

More info and links to all the stops can be found on Christy Dorrity's website!

Good luck!


  1. How fun! I'm always up for discovering new recipes and new books!


  2. I agree. What a great way to discover authors, books and recipes.


  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win cookbooks for my mother-in-law.

  4. Great book, great giveaway!
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  5. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.