I will be reviewing TV Cook Jo Pratt’s latest book shortly and I have managed to get hold of a signed copy of Jo’s book as a prize. All you have to do to entry the contest is send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org please add the words “Cookbook contest” in the subject line. A draw will take place at the end of May 2019 and the winner notified. All email addresses will be deleted once the contest is over. People are welcome to leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Only one entry per person please. This contest is open to my readers world-wide so please have a go.
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a cookbook on my blog. It’s not that I don’t get offers from authors, publishers and PR companies, quite the opposite, but I do take reviewing a cookbook a little more serious than the average book review column in a newspaper. First and foremost I read the book….not just skim through it and read the accompanying notes sent by the publisher. Secondly I try 1-2 recipes to really get a sense of the recipes and whether they work. Along side this I get the publisher’s permission to post a recipe inside the post to give my readers a real sense of what the book is all about, so watch this space!
Meet the Author
Jo Pratt is a best-selling author of seven cookbooks, including In the Mood for Food, Madhouse Cookbook and most recently The Flexible Vegetarian. Jo has previously been awarded a Gourmand writing award and was named one of Waterstone’s ‘Writers of the Future’ in 2008. When she’s not writing books, you’ll also find Jo presenting recipes online, on TV, in your favourite food magazines and on stage performing live cookery demonstrations and workshops/cookery classes. She’s recently taken the plunge and moved into the restaurant world by collaborating with three female chefs, Sophie Michell, Gee Charman and Caroline Artiss, to launch The Gorgeous Kitchen. It’s a contemporary restaurant specialising in beautiful global cuisine made with British-grown produce and is situated at Heathrow’s Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal.
Studying Home Economics at John Moore’s University in Liverpool was where it all started. After graduating she worked with big name chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay, and John Torode on everything from live cookery demonstrations to TV programmes. Jo’s cooking style initially evolved from working with hugely talented restaurant chefs making the most delicious food – and translating their ideas into recipes for the everyday kitchen. She’s created a unique style and has become known for producing fail-safe, accessible and great looking recipes. They are written with her distinctive friendly and chatty manner, offering useful/practical tips and ideas along the way.
Email your details to email@example.com (please add the words “Cookbook contest” in the subject line).
Leave a comment if you wish, it is appreciated.
Contest closes 31st May 2019 at 12 midnight GMT.
Winner will be drawn from random on June 1st and be notified via email.
Winner will receive the signed copy direct from the publishers.
One entry per person, good luck
Competition Winner Announced! Saturday, June 1st 2019
Earlier today all of the hundreds of entries were placed in a champagne bucket and given a good stir, each slip of carefully folded paper contained one name. As always, I was happily surprised by how many people from near and far had entered the contest.
So congratulation to Sheena Batey from the UK whose name was drawn out of the champagne bucket! I have sent your details on to White Lion Publishers so they can mail the signed copy of The Flexible Pescatarian. And of course a big thank you to Jo Pratt for offering the signed copy as a prize.
As always when I run a contest all of the email details have now been deleted, and I hope next time I have another contest you will all try again!