Building The Hype

I got an email yesterday informing me that the author copies of "Handwritten Recipes: A Bookseller's Collection of Curious and Wonderful Recipes Forgotten Between the Pages" were on the way.

Naturally, I was pretty excited. Check out this terrific cover art:


I think it perfectly captures the book's spirit. I hope you enjoy it, it comes out on October 2nd.

So, to get you all talking about the new book, I thought I'd give away an old one:




This is "Lowney's Cook Book" prepared by Maria Willett Howard and published by the Lowney Company in 1912. It's filled with some great vintage recipes as well as some terrific color illustrations (hm, sounds like some other book we were just talking about).

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below. You can also enter over on Facebook, on twitter or via email. If you have any questions about Handwritten Recipes, go ahead and ask!

I'll gather up the entries and announce the winner in tomorrow's Forgotten Bookmarks post.

Good luck!


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38 comments:

Auntie Nettie said...

So excited for your new cookbook. Have enjoyed trying out some of the older handwritten recipes, so can't wait to see a compilation. Congrats.

DMackendrick said...

Old cookbooks are my favorite! What a fun find. And love the new book too.

Mrs Gina Marie Taylor said...

I Collect Cookbooks! So does my Mom! She (and I) would Love to have that lol!

Thanks for the chance!

Lioness said...

Was this the Lowney of Lowney's chocolate? Are there a lot of chocolate/candy recipes?

wery67564 said...

Awesome!

DawnGR said...

Ohhh, I would LOVE this . For me because I LOVE books and my hubby would enjoy because he LOVES to cook :-)

wery67564 said...

Awesome! Look forward to seeing the new book!

Grace said...

I'd love to have that...count me in!

Irate MSLS said...

Both of these cookbooks look amazing. I hope I win the one and remember to buy the other! ;)

Thank you for a wonderful blog!

Gena Philibert-Ortega said...

Congrats! Your new book looks wonderful! Can't wait to read it. Can you post the TOC?

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your new book! I am looking forward to reading it.

In the meantime, I love old cookbooks. They are so much fun. I hope I win this one!

Karen said...

Oh, I would love to have that one for my collection!

C T said...

very nice

E said...

Ooooh, chocolate....my favorite! :-)

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Sandra said...

What a great idea for a cookbook! Congratulations!

AES said...

How fun, thanks for the giveaway :)

Congrats on the upcoming book!

Katrina said...

can always use another cookbook

Jessica said...

I'd love this one. Thanks & congrats!

SarahA said...

I love looking at old cookbooks and envisioning all the meals that were made. I have several of my grandmother's cookbooks and cherish them. Would love to win this one.

Margaret said...

Good luck on your new book! So cool!

flourgirl said...

I'm so excited for you! It looks wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sally Guillen said...

I too love old cookbooks, I think cooking is just as much a part of our history as anything else. Great book for sure!

Tootsie said...

Generally I don't sign up for give-aways but I LOVE cookbooks!! Count me in.

ranoe said...

Love the cookbook idea!!!

woodenmask said...

I would like this book, please.

woodenmask said...

I would like this book, please.

smaileh said...

I love old cookbooks

Lisa Shafer said...

How exciting that your new book is almost ready! (I'm not entering the contest, just commenting on the news.)

ivy said...

Love the fabulous cover art for your new book. It's so perfectly vintage that at first glance, I thought it was the *old* book you were featuring today. The one actually on offer looks pretty yummy too!

The Junk-It Folk said...

Can't wait for the new cook book and would love to win the old cook book! As a collector, I'd like to add it to my shelves. Thanks for the give away!

Nighthawk1979 said...

Reading an old cookbook is like opening a door to the past so you can once again read a recipe over your Grandmother's shoulder :)

Nighthawk1979 said...

Reading an old cookbook is like opening a door to the past so you can read a recipe over your Grandmother's shoulder :)

steph said...

This looks great! I love old cookbooks!

Kimberly Speer said...

How exciting! I love cookbooks with illustrations and older, used ones with food stains on certain pages. Memories of great meals from the past...

annieb said...

Sign me up, please! I love cookbooks, old and new.

Marie said...

Congrats on book #2! I lost my vintage cookbooks (weep) in a flood. Most aggravating was the loss of the recipes from my grandma. (double weep).

K. Henderson Fine Art said...

Looking forward to your new book!

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