Thursday, December 09, 2010

holiday giveaway!



i'm giving away of a copy of
From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens—happy holidays! to enter to win the book, leave a comment by december 17. if you feel like it, tell me your favorite vegetable or the name of a good book. (if you don't have a website, please leave your email so that i have a way to contact you.) the winner will be chosen at random. good luck!

i put a ton more photos of the book here.
learn more about the book and the contributors here.


if you're purchasing a book, i'll be shipping them out through december 21 (and then again starting december 28).

cheers!
shash


that's my former housemate and completely awesome, beautiful woman, Tamara, in the bottom photo. she wrote a wonderful piece for the book. in her story, Long Live Negrita!, Tamara weaves together several memories. she recalls gleaning walnuts as a child in the orchard her grandfather managed, how some years ago, working with plants helped her recover from a terrible loss, and how more recently, she created a garden with the children at the public housing development library she manages in Hawaii.





26 comments:

jen said...

it is such a beautiful book! my favorite veg is kale!

Cally said...

Beautiful looking book!

I love Brussels sprouts and "The Giving Tree" :)

monkidesign said...

It's a gorgeous book from these pictures. I just bought one for my parents and would love to get one myself and be inspired.

stefanie renee said...

gorgeous book ~ love love love it!!! My favorite veg is sweet peas right off the vine!

KeLL said...

My best friend is a contributor in this book!
My favorite vegetable is one most people hate: onions however I love most vegetables.

sosser said...

i love a good giveaway and this gorgeous book! it is very difficult for me to choose a single favorite vegetable... i do love beets!

dd said...

Mmm, I love kale! What a generous offer just in time for the holidays.

melissa said...

the book looks beautiful! and a good book to suggest.... Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Murakami

fingers crossed!
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amy said...

Saudade by Anik See is a book of essays about travel, place-making, and consumption that I think could provide a sort of companion piece to From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens. It's also beautifully designed & put together.

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Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful book! I love kale...but cabbage is a close second!

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jenifer lake said...

well i have to comment. i have too many favorite veggies!

LeS said...

I gotta throw my hat in the ring but I have to pick ONE favorite veg? ... well then I settle on my favorite from childhood - steamed spinach with butter and salt :)

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sonrie said...

I would love a copy! We have a good summer garden and my favorites are peas right of the vine and a warm tomato!

Anonymous said...

Really hope I win this beautiful book -- Favorite vegetable? Have to say parsnips! As much fun to eat as they are to say!

Rosita
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Patty said...

What a lovely book. Pick me please!

I'm remembering the wonderfully sweet peas that my grandmother grew. My favorite treat was to follow her into the garden to eat the peas raw right out of the pod.


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Jennifer said...

beautiful book! fav veg (at least right now): definitely sweet potatoes, followed closely by Swiss chard, and i love them together. last book that i loved (fiction): lavinia by ursula le guin

BrittanButterfly said...

THis book looks amazing! My favorite vegetables are probably most of the root vegetables... or maybe butternut squash... or kale... ha ha, can't decide!

alison said...

may favorite vegetable is kale, dark dark green kale, any which way.

and a great book that i just read is "cutting for stone" by abraham verghese.

ELK said...

kerstin .. such a lovely chance ..

to have my name drawn .. for this

beautiful book ..

zuchinni is so versatile . tasty raw or cooked . fun to chop

Jen said...

This book looks dreamy...my favorite veggie is broccoli, yum :)

Sabine said...

Thank you for such a lovely give away! My favourite vegetable is the tomato! I love its sweet and fruity taste and have it with almost every meal.

My email: ehlerssabine[at]gmail[dot]com

Sabine

Kim said...

Oh, I love the book and just ordered one! Such a wonderful project. Fav. veg: beets. Yum!

anna said...

Favorite veggie is hard, because it depends! On the season and my mood. Right now I'm in a lacinato kale stage :)

Just finished 'Fingersmith', which I loved.

Congratulations on your book, Shash! I've been out of the loop (moved across the country to Vermont) and am so happy to have stumbled again on to your blog :)

Sharolyn said...

I love eggplants. I think they're vegetables...?

Alicia A. said...

okra. but only fried.
no doubt about it.

Ash Baker said...

Personally I'm a big asparagus fan and for a book recommendation I always tell everyone to own the Rose Bakery cookbook. :)

My email....adbaker08@gmail.com

xoxo