February 24, 2009

February "Favorite Things" Giveaway!

I know February is almost over, but I am squeaking it in just under the wire... and boy am I *thrilled* about this giveaway! Honestly, of all the giveaways I've done... I think this is the one I am most excited about.

Why? Because this product is going to completely change the way the winner thinks about something that we use every day and that for most of us is a huge part of our eating life. Seriously! It's made that huge an impact on me and I am convinced it will you too.

So what is it? This book:



Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
By Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois


The lucky winner of this giveaway will get an autographed copy of this amazing book! The simple methods outlined in this wonderful book will have you making pitas, English muffins, soft pretzels, chocolate-filled beignets and a host of other delicious breads and treats in no time.

Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois also have a companion blog to the book at ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY. Here they give even more information and ideas and are available for questions you might have as you start out on your bread making journey.

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with the reason you would like to have this book. Make sure to leave your e-mail address so that I have a way to contact you, if you're one of the winners.

As a bonus, you can earn up to 2 more entries by 1: Twittering about this giveaway with a link back here. 2: Posting to your blog about this giveaway with a link back here. If you do Twitter or post, leave an additional comment on this post with the link showing where you Twittered or blogged about it and you'll be entered again for the giveaway!

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 at 11:59pm EST. I will pick the winner with the help of Random.org on March 4th, 2009 and will announce it here!

Good Luck!

144 comments:

  1. i would give the book to my friend Ren who insists on only making bread WITHOUT a bread machine!!!
    michellewtsao@gmail.com

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  2. i would love to have this book to give as a gift to my sister!

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  3. I love this book and their baking method!! We just tried it:)

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  4. This book looks very interesting and informative.

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  5. Enter me to win. I've just heard about this book and am intrigued. I've always been intimidated by baking bread from scratch, but they say this book really makes it easy. My email is amy [at] streaminggourmet [dot] com. Best!

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  6. I would love to win this book - the bread where I live is TERRIBLE and my baking skills limited (I don't like to measure things). It would be great (and fun) to be able to make our own bread but perhaps more fun would be learning how to make pretzels and chocolate beignets.

    ps Where do I leave my email address?

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  7. I twittered about it! http://twitter.com/StreaminGourmet/status/1245891553

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  8. Great giveaway Jo! I twittered so here I am again. I would still give this to my sister!!!

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  9. This book has been on my wish list for so long. I love to bake bread and honestly can't believe I haven't snatched up this book yet!

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  10. I would love a copy of this book so I could move to the next stage of breakmaking.

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  11. I've heard such great things about this book! I baked my first loaf of bread recently and can't wait to try more, like focaccia bread and rolls.

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  12. I put it on the front page of my site. Right hand margin just below the fold. http://www.streaminggourmet.com/. My email is in my first comment post. Thanks!

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  13. I would love this book so I can read it at home, instead of bit by bit in the bookstore like I have been doing. This is a wonderful book!!

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  14. As a self-acclaimed bread snob I would use this book to show others that they can make their own awesome bread in the amount of time it takes one to pick out a mediocre loaf from the bread department, and oh so much better!

    What a great give away Jo!

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  15. i would love to have this book for so many reasons. main one is that due to food intolerances, i have a harder time eating prepared foods. this would help the hubster and i continue to eat well and not miss out on great food.

    thanks for the giveaway!

    [reluctantveggie(at)gmail(dot)com]

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  16. I would love this book because I love baking bread, but have not found enough time for it in the past year. I have just started bread-making again, and think this book would really help keep me rolling!

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  17. I would love to learn to bake bread!

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  18. I've been baking, but bread and me haven't really hit it off yet. I'd like to change that!

    lizardofoz@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I'm trying again! I think I'll enter every giveaway there is until I win one (or finally give in and purchase one)

    I definitely don't have more time than 5 minutes a day to bake bread! There's my reason :)

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  20. Um, my email is irishones7(at)juno.com

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  21. I'd love to try this out!
    coconutlimeblog@gmail.com

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  22. I've never made bread before, so this would be a great place to start! my e-mail is k_m_klietz@yahoo.com. I also twittered about this giveaway http://twitter.com/tcfoodie

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  23. I would like to have this book because I haven't had much success with these types of recipes and I'd really like to bake my own bread.

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  24. I would keep the book all to myself! Muahahahahaahaha!!! and bake lovely breads for all my friends. :)

    I'm twittering and LJing it. Since you read both, I won't link. :)

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  25. I would love the book so that I can improve my cooking skills!

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  26. I buy Artisan bread at least once a week. We are so in love! I would earn soooooo many brownie points with the hubby if I could make it at home. He might fall in love with me all over again! :)

    http://wenchzillawhines.blogspot.com/2009/02/artisan-bread-in-5-minutes-day.html

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  27. Our bread machine died last December after 8 years of weekly (and often bi-weekly) use. I am so accustomed to home-made bread that the store bought stuff now tastes like styrofoam - not worth eating! I have tried bread making using my stand mixer, I love the results, but it just seems to take so much more of my time to make bread. So of course 5 minutes a day sounds amazing!

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  28. I am NOT a good baker, so I'd love to get this book in hopes that it would help me.

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  29. I blogged!
    http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2009/02/artisanal-bread-in-5-minutes-day.html

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  30. I can't tell you how long I've wanted this book. I used to make bread frequently, but have been unable to find the time lately... this book seems like a Godsend in that regard.

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  31. I would love to have this book because I have never made bread before and it's time to start trying!

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  32. Thank you for the chance. I would love to have this book.

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  33. I want this book because I am a bread addict and I like to make bread, and would love to know how to do it in 5 minutes. I twittered too!

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  34. I would love to have this book for me. I just started baking and need pointers

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  35. Ooo! I love cookbooks. This one sounds great.

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  36. Twittered! http://twitter.com/Nila_Rosa/statuses/1246912667

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  37. I would like to have this book because I love to bake and share my creations with others, and who doesn't love a fresh, crusty loaf of bread?!

    shehasagun@yahoo.com

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  38. We have a KitchenAid now, which means we can make so many more baked goods...including BREAD! Though putting all of the hard work into it makes it taste even better, this method sounds good too. :)

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  39. I made the bread not too long ago and would love to have the book to make some other bread recipes.

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  40. my sister the pastry chef would LOVE this book!

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  41. I have the book, love the book and I've probably succeeded in selling the book to about a dozen people.

    If I win, I'd give it away to another friend.

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  42. I have this book and love it so much I think it would make a perfect gift for my best friend. And much as I love her, I won't give her my copy.

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  43. And I twitterd it too http://twitter.com/SueBeeLV

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  44. I have wanted this book ever since I heard about it a month ago because I love homemade bread more than any other food. Five minutes a day? Yeah, I want to try this.

    Your steak with blue cheese butter looks pretty awesome! That's the way my hubby rolls too!

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  45. I covet this book. Does that make me a bad person?

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  46. Are you kidding me? I want this book because I make bread!! :)

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  47. I would love this book as a gift for my wonderful husband who enjoys baking very much. cdziuba@aol.com

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  48. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1248780273



    cdziuba@aol.com

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  49. A busy mom (me) would really love to be able to make beautiful bread in 5 minutes a day!!

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  50. I'd like to win this please - I gave bread making a go for the first time last week. The loaves I made were like rocks - I almost broke my tooth and my hubby made me throw them out. Maybe this book would renew my faith in homemade bread.

    Marianne@citypress.co.uk

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  51. I love to bake bread and have been meaning to check into Jeff and Zoe's book. There are so many rave reviews by those who've acquired it, I can't wait to try it out.

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  52. I think I tried a challah recipe from this book and it totally was a pain in the you know what :)
    But I'm sure the other ones are better!!!

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  53. This is an awesome give away. I've been wanting to try bread making but I have to admit I'm a bit nervous. I've been following the Artisan Bread blog for inspiration and I know having the book would finally give me my motive. Thanks!

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  54. Ooh...I'm just getting into bread making. In fact, I'm somewhat obsessed! I would LOVE this book!!!

    jojo17 at gmail dot com

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  55. I have taken this out from the library and would love to have it in my collection! If I do not win... maybe it will be my mother's day present!

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  56. I'm really curious about baking bread and I'd love to have this book.

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  57. I would love this book because I have no clue how to bake bread and my husband is a breadassuer : )

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  58. I need this book since I love great bread and I just do not have any good bread recipes on hand, other than the same old boring thing. I love making bread and eating bread and so does my family! This looks like a great book.

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  59. I would love to have this book because I have yet to make a proper loaf of bread. Every attempt so far = FAIL! I know I can do this, I just need a little help!

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  60. I want this book! I've heard nothing but great things and seriously need to get off my butt and start baking bread already

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  61. Would like to win this for my daughter who lives in Vermont. A great book for a novice baker.
    Tweeted so others can learn about this great resource.
    Thanks for running the contest!

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  62. I love the idea of having fresh baked bread in the house, but do not make it because of the time commitment. This book sounds like a great way to overcome that hurdle.

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  63. I've always been scared of home made bread baking. I'm a good cook but baking requires such precision! Could this book help? If I win it, I will try it! kdoerge@pfh.org

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  64. Ohhhh. That book looks positively brilliant. I have been trying to make all my bread at home, completely replacing store bought bread. But, there are a few breads I have yet to attepmt. Pumpernickel and ciabatta. Perhaps this book would get me through to making these wonderful breads. :-)
    melody @ bechberger . com
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  65. Oh man, is this timely! I just posted about my desire to become the next great bread artisan...check it out:

    http://tinyurl.com/avfmwe

    Having this book would SERIOUSLY help me out!!

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  66. May Canadians enter? I'd like to have this book because I like to bake bread (and I love to eat fresh bread) but I rarely have time to spend several hours all at once making it.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  67. I've been wanting this book ever since I first saw a video of these two making bread. What a great giveaway!
    cookeasyvegan@gmail.com

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  68. sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

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  69. There is nothing like the smell of homemade bread baking, Mmmm! I would love to try some new breads!

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  70. I have heard so much about this book! I make bread quite a bit, and am intrigued by what I hear about it. Everyone loves the book. I need one, too, lol.

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  71. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/toontz

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  72. I would love this book because i'm just beginning to explore cooking and it would be a great addition to my cook book library! miller.ef@gmail.com

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  73. Can you tell I really want this book? I have blogged about it, too. http://okaramountain.blogspot.com/2009/02/bread-book-giveaway.html

    Thanks for a chance to win a great book!

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  74. I am an avid collector of bread baking books and this book will add to my collection. I have also been meaning to try his method for a while now and am very interested in reading the book and finding out all the details.

    Thank you, tamar at meser dot net

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  75. I love homemade bread and baking goodies for others. I know my friends and family appreciate the goodies.

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  76. I would like this book as I have never made bread before and am dying but scared to try.

    Thanks

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  77. This book sounds like fun! I would love to have it.
    Melissa
    mat032008@aol.com

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  78. this book looks like a lot of fun!

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  79. http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1251454155

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  80. We love making bread and are always looking for new recipes

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  81. I would love to win this book. I love to bake, but haven't had much success with yeast breads so far. This book looks like the method may be easier.

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  82. I twittered: https://twitter.com/amylou61

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  83. I love bread. A lady at our church used to make fresh bread every sunday, it was great. I could use a cookbook to guide me.

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  84. http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1251883651

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  85. Me and my DH LOVE to make bread! We make it in our bread machine almost daily. I would love to learn some new recipes and techniques. Thanks!

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  86. I have to cook for the hired men on the farm where i work from time to time would love to have some great bread ideas

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  87. B/c I'd love to learn how to make fresh bread.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. My family loves fresh bread, I'd love to have this book to treat them everyday!

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  89. I've been making my own plain bread for many years and feel comfortable enough to move on to more interesting breads - this book would help me make the leap. Thanks for the chance to win. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  90. Tweet! http://twitter.com/AsTheNight/status/1252080749 asthenight at gmail dot com

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  91. Fresh baked bread and butter is such a weakness - it'd be great to make it at home count me in

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  92. I would love to give this to my mother-in-law! She collects cookbooks and would love this! Thank you!!

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  93. Homemaker mother of three, love to bake bread but there are days I just don't have the time. Artisan bread in only 5 minutes?! Oh how much simpler my life would be...

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  94. wow!this is an interesting contest.I love fresh baked bread but struggle to have time to bake.I never try hard bread and like to try the recipe.

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  95. If all I had to eat for the rest of my life is bread, that would be fine. But if all I had to eat was bread, then make it fresh artisan bread. Thanks for offering this book -- it would be a great beginning to an all-bread diet.

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  96. I've been looking for way to reduce expenses in our grocery shopping and have really gotten interested in making bread at home. This book would really be a useful tool in my kitchen!

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  97. I've lost ALL my cookbooks...long story short, I have one small one right now, trying to rebuild -- I love browsing the recipes, trying something new, and the compliments of being an at home 'chef' feels so good to the heart...this is the reason I'd love to win. Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

    mariannakeough at hotmail.com

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  98. I've been curious about this book for a while. The reviews seem to be mainly good and the idea is awesome. Homemade bread is the best, so tasty and satisfying :)

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  99. I would love to have this book because I have heard so many good things about it lately and I looove bread!

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  100. I love making my own bread. This book would be great!

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  101. I blogged it! - http://www.onefrugalfoodie.com/2009/02/24/hearty-healthy-easy-and-cheap-german-style-bread/

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  102. I tweeted, twittered, what ever it's called! - http://twitter.com/GoDairyFree

    Can you tell how much I want this book?!

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  103. Love to try it out. rajikarthik@hotmail.com

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  104. Peter makes bread from this book and it always looks gorgeous. He raves about it actually, great prize :)

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  105. Pick me pick me pick me pleeeeeease. Thank you.

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  106. wow thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  107. I really want this book, and I am trying not to buy anything right now.

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  108. Ooh, I have been meaning to make more of my own bread and get this book!!

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  109. I would love to have this book to share with my mother! We used to bake bread every week, but we fell out of the habit.

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  110. My manager Anne LOVES baking! For the next two years she is going to be teaching elementary in DC, the lowest performing district in the country. She is doing something amazing, and I know that a gift like this would be sincerely appreciated.

    Lovely cooking blog, thank you for the great ideas, and thank you for your consideration!

    Sacha

    scs49@georgetown.edu

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  111. I would love to learn more about this method of baking bread! I do not have a bread maker or kitchen aid and spend hours kneading my own bread (which fun...but not very speedy!)

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  112. I have been reading about this bread book everywhere!
    I really want to try this technique.
    I hate buying bread in the food store it is rubbery and tasteless! I want so badly to make healthy whole grain breads that are actually good for my family!

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  113. I've made a recipe from Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois' website before, and it's become my favorite recipe to make! (My relatives love it too!) I'd love to be able to make more of their amazing breads!
    samelize@gmail.com

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  114. Artisan bread is the only bread worth making!(and eating of corse.) I love the crusty crusts, the different tastes and textures. It makes sandwhich bread look horribly sad.
    Plus, they're even better with a bowl of soup or stew.

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  115. Love artisan bread and almost cannot believe it's possible to make this in so little time! Convince me! Please?

    bakemyday at gmail dot com

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  116. I have really been trying to learn more about baking fresh breads for my family! I would love a copy of this one!

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  117. I'd like this book simply to try new recipes and stay away from all the processed and prepackaged junk in my grocery store.
    Its one way to stay healthy and save on time (hopefully)!

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  118. just started full time work and have no time to bake bread the "old fashioned" way anymore. Bread machine bread does not cut it - would love to learn how to make good bread quickly

    georgiame at gmail dot com

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  119. I would love to learn to bake bread using the authors techniques and how to make good bread in a short time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. I would love this book so I could get some easy bread recipes!

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  121. I would love to have this book because, well, I love making bread!! Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  122. blogging about this awesome giveaway @

    http://lastbite.blogspot.com

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  123. I have been telling my boyfriend about this book all weekend!! I am dying to read this book and try out the recipes!!

    amyk315@hotmail.com

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  124. Love the giveaway, Im super intimidated by bread and would love this book to help me with it!

    Annie

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  125. I would love to make my own pita! I've always wanted to understand how they get hollow in the middle! :)

    email: nck02006@mymail.pomona.edu

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  126. Oh my gosh, that is awesome!!!!

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  127. I've always wanted to make bread and afraid of not being able to! so, I guess this book will help me! :D

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  128. i love making bread but never have enough time so this book would be great!

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  129. I would love this book to learn more about making bread. I don't have much experience with making breads and I know my family would love it if I did it more often.

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  130. I have been reluctant in making bread only because it looks hard. This book looks like it would help me in finally learning how to make bread. I love the smell of freshly made bread too.

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  131. this book looks awesome! i've heard so much about it, i'd love to try some of the recipes.

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  132. I would love to have a copy of this book because I'm always looking for ways to convert regular gluten bread recipes into gluten free bread recipes (and then of course blogging about what I hope is success on my gluten free blog at www.Iamglutenfree.blogspot.com.) Please pick me! I can be reached by email through my blog. Thank you!

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  133. That book looks divine! I would love to win it because I bake all of our bread, and my time has gotten even more limited b/c my cat was diagnosed with renal failure and needs more care and work has gotten CRAZY!!

    Marie

    mgaltier@yahoo.com

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  134. That book looks divine! I would love to win it because I bake all of our bread, and my time has gotten even more limited b/c my cat was diagnosed with renal failure and needs more care and work has gotten CRAZY!!

    Marie

    mgaltier@yahoo.com

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  135. I would love to have this. I am very bread challenged, but at the same time hate having to spend money on the good stuff, which is all we eat. So much healthier to make your own as well!

    gardengalkim@gmail.com

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  136. I tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/myplatemyworld/status/1273837079

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  137. Been wanting this book! I have heard great things about it.

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  138. I would LOVE to own this book!!! I love making bread and have heard such great things about this book!!

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  139. Ooooh, what a great giveaway. I was just reading somewhere the other idea that electronics were making cookbook giveaways boring and I could not disagree more. I would LOVE to get this book--because I have been lusting after it for a while now but hesitant to plop the money down when I already make bread the old fashioned away.

    ljt2r@yahoo.com

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  140. I'm not here for the competition, but did want to add my 'oh yeah!' to this book. It's brilliant, and a great way in to making bread that's delicious and so very quick and easy. To all who did not win the book, it is well worth splashing out on buying it for yourself. Happy baking!

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