QVC’s brightest foodie star, the Blue Jean Chef Meredith Laurence, recently launched her new cookbook, Comfortable in the Kitchen. More than 20,000 copies sold — that is a best seller to me! Fans and loyal viewers of the Blue Jean Chef were all eager to receive their book orders in time for the holiday baking and cooking. An array of delicious, mouth-watering and eye-pleasing foods were on display: Lobster Mac n cheese, Filet Mignon with Blue cheese crust, Potato Gratin, Lemon Blueberry cornmeal pancakes, chocolate almond bark, marbled fudge, pumpkin cheesecake and the tall Cornmeal Layer Cake with Lemon Cream. I already have all the ingredients to make this special cake, but this cake is my Thanksgiving Day cake, and I can’t wait to wow my guests at the dinner table.
It took a year for Meredith to complete this book and it’s worth the wait. When I received my copy and flipped through the pages, I knew then that this book is a keeper. Recipe instructions are detailed enough and wouldn’t leave you in the dark. Start with the basic “familiar” recipes and when you get comfortable, as in Comfortable in the Kitchen, additional recipes with different ingredients are included to practise the cooking or baking technique learned.
Now the good news! The publisher of Comfortable in the Kitchen sent me 2 more copies of the book to give away, in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
For your chance to win (US residents only please), all you have to do is post a comment on this post completing the statement…
The dish I most want to learn to cook is….
2 winners will be picked at random from all the comments received by November 15, 2010. Winners will be announced on November 16, 2010.