1st Blogiverary Give-Away

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So here it is!  The moment for which you’ve all been waiting.  To get everyone up to speed, to celebrate my 1 year blogiversary (which was yesterday) I decided to have a give-away.  Nothing celebrates my anniversary more than giving away presents!  And the winner will get not just one, but TWO items!!!

If you are a regular reader, you know that I am here in the great state of Michigan.  So I wanted my give-away to focus on items that are local goods or Michiganian in nature.  Plus, since this is a food blog, it has to be food-related, but not necessarily a food item.  To be honest, sending a food item seemed a little weird.  But enough talk; let’s get to the prizes!!!

First of all, there’s this beautiful Michigan oven mitt.  It shows the Mitten State in all its mitten-shaped glory (and if you’re from Wisconsin, there’s no way that Wisconsin looks like a mitten. . . maybe a boxing glove if you squint a lot).  One side has a map of the lower peninsula and when you turn it over you get the upper peninsula!  It also has a list of the state symbols on the bottom.  Fabulous!

It's a map that's shaped like Michigan!
It's another map that's the shape of Michigan! So it's like you're really getting THREE things!

Second is a cookbook that can put the spotlight on one of our locals.  It was difficult to pick one since we do have a number of great restaurants in town that have their own cookbooks, including several Zagat rated establishments.  Also, there are books from the always spectacular Zingerman’s, which is definitely one of the places to visit if you are in the area for the day.

The book that I chose is eve:  Contemporary Cuisine, Méthode Traditionnelle by Chef Eve Aronoff.  You Top Chef viewers may remember her as a Season 6 alum.  She has worked in the industry for over 20 years, starting from prep cook eventually working her way up to executive chef / owner.  With several years of culinary experience behind her, she attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris where she received degrees in French Cuisine and Wine and Spirits.  Using her background in classical French cooking as a foundation, she draws on African, Cuban, and Vietnamese cultural influences to shape her own unique style.  She has been a champion of the Slow Foods Movement which focuses on a commitment to the environment and also stresses the importance of working with locally sourced artisans and farmers.  In addition to all that,  she was even invited to prepare a meal for the James Beard Foundation where she was able to highlight her cooking philosophy which features bold flavors, contrasts, and textures.

Luckily I had the chance to go to her restaurant eve before it closed (too soon, if you ask me!).  I witnessed first hand her wonderful mien of cooking, while at the same time celebrating the union of two of my best friends (shout out to Cari and Jeremy-with-a-Y).  By the way, her Ginger Lime Martinis are top-notch!  Her current venture is Frita Batidos, which features Cuban-inspired creations that harken back to times she spent growing up in Miami while visiting her grandmother.  Her food is amazing and her passion definitely becomes apparent in how she writes about food and how she connects with food.  And if that quick bio doesn’t make you want to add this book to your culinary library, I don’t know what will!

There's Cooper wondering why I'm not looking at squirrels with him.

Alright, here’s how you enter:

  1. Commenting on this post gets you one entry
  2. If you post in the comments, AND subscribe to my blog you get one
  3. Liking my Jereme’s Kitchen Facebook page gets you one
  4. Liking my Daisy Cakes Facebook page gets you one

So that’s four chances for you.  You can let me know on your comments if you already subscribe, but I will probably check anyway.  I will have to go ahead and say that any member of my family will have to be excluded from this give-away, but they probably won’t read this anyway.  Plus anyone who is affiliated with Jereme’s Kitchen or Daisy Cakes (thinking about changing the name) will also have to be excluded.  But since that involves just me, I can police that fairly easily 🙂

Y’all have until Friday, April 6 to enter, but maybe I could extend it a day.  The winner will be chosen at random and I will make the announcement (or contact the winner) the Monday after Easter (April 9).  Although I may be distracted because I am planning on winning that 1/2 a billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot 🙂  I know I’m going to win — I can feel it!!!

Good luck everyone!

Here's a preview of the book.
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31 thoughts on “1st Blogiverary Give-Away

    thehungryartist said:
    March 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Looks like a wonderful book!
    Your dog is so cute.

    Heather Dagenais said:
    March 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    oooo! i could have a matching set or make those giner lime martinis!

      Heather Dagenais said:
      March 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

      i meant ginger…

        Jereme's Kitchen responded:
        March 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        even though you commented twice, it only counts as one 🙂

    freerangekitchen said:
    March 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    This is a great idea- congrats on the first year!! I think I’m only a month into the blogging world, a year seems like a lifetime…

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      March 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      it surprisingly has gone really fast. gotta keep on going!

    nolagirlie said:
    March 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Congrats on your one year blogiversary! Cookbook looks good, hopefully I will be the lucky winner!

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      March 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      thanx! i will have to start keeping track of the entries today!

    Fetesha Downs said:
    March 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Very cool. I just think that oven mitt’s a cool idea in general.

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      March 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      i luv giving those as gifts for friends and family across the country. that way, they can find out where i am!

    Suzi said:
    March 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    HI Jereme, I already liked your facebook page. I like that oven mit.

    Suzi said:
    March 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I didn’t realize that you had another facebook page, I like that too. Hope you are having a great day.

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      March 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      thanks for that like too! it’s been a good day so far — had lunch at Frita Batidos today! I’ll post on that next week!

    Sarah said:
    March 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Congratulations on one year! I am a follower also. I’ll be checking out your FB pages next. Love giveaways!

    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
    March 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I’m in. I already subscribe and follow you on Facebook. Off to like your other page and share.

    Samuel Fred said:
    March 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I would love to win this!I love cookbooks and oven mits!:)

    Megan @ MegGoesNomNom said:
    March 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    How fun! I’ve seen those oven mitts and they are awesome – want! 🙂 Congrats on making it one year!

    Sheryl said:
    March 30, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Congrats on one year! I already subscribe to this blog and follow it on Facebook. And I’ve just “Liked” Daisy Cakes on FB.

    Sheryl said:
    March 30, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Congrats on one year! 🙂 I already subscribe to this blog and I like both Jereme’s Kitchen and Daisy Cakes on FB.

    sportsglutton said:
    March 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Awesome Giveaway….I need that oven mitt! I subscribe/follow the site through my Reader and already like you Facebook.

    Have a good weekend.

    whilehewasout said:
    April 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

    A well deserved Versatile Blogger Award for you my fellow foodie! http://whilehewasout.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/1019/

    peveteaux said:
    April 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I can’t believe I missed this opportunity to win that amazeballs Michigan oven mitt! Congrats on your 1st blog-iversary!

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      April 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      no worries! i hope to have another giveaway soon.

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