Giveaways

10th Anniversary Giveaway #8: Personalized Illustrated Stationery from Felix Doolittle

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of C&Z, I am hosting 10 giveaways throughout the month of October. Keep checking back for chances to win wonderful products I’ve discovered and loved over the past decade!

Our eighth giveaway prize is a gorgeous set of personalized illustrated stationery from Felix Doolittle, which also happens to be turning ten this year!

I have written about Felix Doolittle before, this small Massachusetts company that offers unique stationery, whimsically designed by Hong Kong-born artist Felix Fu. They use premium materials and print, cut, and package everything by hand. Theirs are stupendously well-made, high-quality items designed and sold with love, and a rare attention to detail.

For this giveaway, Loren Sklar of Felix Doolittle is offering a shockingly generous assortment (a $355 value) that includes :

- 2 sets of Personalized Recipe Cards (24 in each set, 48 total, 5 x 7″), along with a substitutions, conversions, and equivalents reference card
- 1 set of Chef Medallions (20 stickers, 1.25″ in diameter)
- 1 set of Oval Kitchen Labels (15 stickers, 2.3 x 3.3″)
- 1 set of Canning Labels (20 stickers, 2.03 x 2.85″)
- 1 very special set of not-yet-launched-to-the-public personalized bookplates for cookbooks called Culinary Arts Bookplates (2.75 x 4″, 2 each of 12 different illustrations)
- 1 set of personalized Note Cards (5 x 7″)

The winner will be able to choose the imagery from each category, except for the Recipe Cards and Culinary Arts Bookplates, which are a fixed set.

Felix Doolittle Canning Labels

To participate, leave a comment below (in English or in French) telling me about the homemade food gift you best love to make. And please consider following Felix Doolittle on Facebook and on Twitter!

You have until Thursday, October 31, midnight Paris time to enter; I will then draw one entry randomly and announce it here. Loren has generously agreed to ship internationally, so you’re welcome to play regardless of your location; please make sure you enter your email address correctly so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck! And check back on Monday for a new giveaway.

WE GOT A WINNER!

I have drawn an entry at random using random.org (see screen capture below), and I am pleased to announce the winner is the Jackie who wrote, “I love making a food basket with homemade muffins, homemade toffee, cookies, with a bottle of wine and some other goodies I think they’ll like!”

Congratulations Jackie, and thank you all for entering with such inspiring edible gift ideas!

Giveaway winner

Felix Doolittle Recipe Cards

10th Anniversary Giveaway #7: Reusable Shopping and Produce Bags from Flip & Tumble

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of C&Z, I am hosting 10 giveaways throughout the month of October. Keep checking back for chances to win wonderful products I’ve discovered and loved over the past decade!

Our seventh giveaway prize is a set of three reusable shopping bags and five reusable produce bags from Flip & Tumble, a small design studio based out of Berkeley, California.

The first product they developed when they launched in 2007 is the 24-7 bag, a reusable and durable shopping bag that folds back into a neat little pouch attached inside the bag. Co-founder Eva Bauer got in touch with me back in 2008 to tell me about it, and I have been an intensive and intensely happy user since then. (See my post on reusable shopping bags.)

We have a collection* that we keep around at all times — a couple on the sideboard by the door, one in the stroller, one in my purse, one in Maxence’s computer bag — and they have become such staples of our everyday lives and travels that we call them “flips” for short, as in “T’as pris un flip?” (Did you bring a flip?).

Encouraged by the success of that bag, the Flip & Tumble team came up with reusable produce bags, and I am just as enthusiastic about those*. I love that they help me avoid much of the plastic and brown paper normally involved in bringing home the fruits and vegetables we eat; they are easy to wash and lightweight enough that I don’t end up paying more for my produce; and I get so many compliments from other shoppers and vendors that I hope their use will one day become more commonplace.

For this giveaway, co-founder Eva Bauer is offering three assorted 24/7 bags and a set of five produce bags.

To participate, leave a comment below (in English or in French) telling me about the environment-friendly habit you think is most important in the kitchen. And if you’re on Facebook, please consider liking the Flip & Tumble page (and the C&Z page, too!).

You have until Monday, October 28, midnight Paris time to enter; I will then draw one entry randomly and announce it here. Eva has generously agreed to ship internationally, so you’re welcome to play regardless of your location; please make sure you enter your email address correctly so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck! And check back on Thursday for a new giveaway.

WE GOT A WINNER!

I have drawn an entry at random using random.org (see screen capture below), and I am pleased to announce the winner is Margaret, who wrote: “There are so many little things and I’m not sure what is most important. Reusing as much as possible for bags and containers is something that is easy, but reduces a lot of waste and plastic. The other thing I try to do is not waste water using too much when washing dishes. Water is such a precious resource…”

Congratulations Margaret, and thank you all for entering!

Flip & Tumble draw

* Disclosure

The Flip & Tumble products I own were sent to me for free by the company, with no obligation to write about them. All opinions expressed are my own.

10th Anniversary Giveaway #6: Twelve-Month Membership to the Stonesoup e-Cooking School

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of C&Z, I am hosting 10 giveaways throughout the month of October. Keep checking back for chances to win wonderful products I’ve discovered and loved over the past decade!

Our sixth giveaway prize is a 12-month membership to Jules Clancy’s Stonesoup Virtual Cookery School. I have told you about Jules before when her wonderful 5 Ingredients 10 Minutes cookbook came out*: she’s the Australian author of the blog The Stonesoup, a talented food writer and entrepreneur who specializes in minimalist cooking.

For a while now she has been running a successful e-cooking school that gives you online access to carefully crafted programs on different themes (meal planning, stress-free entertaining, simple bread-making…) with tools, techniques, email motivators, recipes, and e-books, all designed to boost your confidence in the kitchen and strengthen your culinary skills. Jules’ approach is a rare mix of the practical and the inspiring, appealing to the budding as to the seasoned cook, and I am delighted that she has agreed to offer a one-year membership for this giveaway.

To participate, leave a comment below (in English or in French) sharing with us the biggest challenge you face in your everyday cooking. And if you’re on Facebook, please consider liking the Stonesoup page (and the C&Z page, too!).

You have until Thursday, October 24, midnight Paris time to enter; I will then draw one entry randomly and announce it here. Jules’ school welcomes students from all around the world (note: all classes and material are in English), so you can play regardless of your location. Please make sure you enter your email address correctly so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck! And check back on Monday for a new giveaway.

WE GOT A WINNER!

I have drawn an entry at random using random.org (see screen capture below), and I am pleased to announce the winner is Ivana, who wrote: “My biggest challenge is getting fresh, good-quality fruit and vegetables for cooking throughout the week. Farmers’ markets here are only open on the weekends, and I haven’t managed to find a way to keep the stuff I buy during the weekend fresh all the way through Friday. And the supermarket fruit and veg is all “plastic”, even when it is marked organic.”

Congratulations Ivana, and thank you all for entering!

Stonesoup draw

* And don’t miss the incredible collection of 140 five-ingredient recipes you came up with then!

10th Anniversary Giveaway #5: A Bundle of My Three Books

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of C&Z, I am hosting 10 giveaways throughout the month of October. Keep checking back for chances to win cool prizes that have left a mark on me over the past decade!

Our fifth giveaway prize is a bundle of my three books:
- my latest book, The French Market Cookbook, celebrates the love story between French cuisine and vegetables,
- my first cookbook, Chocolate & Zucchini, illustrates the way Parisians cook today,
- my book on Paris restaurants and food shops, Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris, provides invaluable tips on how to navigate the Paris food scene and make the most of your stay.

My publisher Clarkson Potter is offering to send you one copy of each of those three books. I myself will mail you signed bookplates in the name(s) of your choosing, so you can place them inside the books to personalize them. (Remember you can order signed bookplates at any time.)

To participate, leave a comment below (in English or in French) telling me about your favorite recipe from C&Z, whether it’s from the site or one of my books. And if you’re on Facebook, please consider liking the Crown Publishing page (and the C&Z page, too!).

You have until Monday, October 21, midnight Paris time to enter; I will then draw one entry randomly and announce it here. My publisher has generously agreed to ship internationally, so you’re welcome to play regardless of your location; please make sure you enter your email address correctly so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck! And check back on Thursday for a new giveaway.

WE GOT A WINNER!

I have drawn an entry at random using random.org (see screen capture below), and I am pleased to announce the winner is Rachel D.J., who nominated my Lentil Kohlrabi Salad as her favorite.

Congratulations Rachel, and thank you all for entering! It’s been gratifying and fascinating to hear about all of your favorites.

Giveaway winner

10th Anniversary Giveaway #4: Fresh Cinnamon Sticks and Wooden Grater from Cinnamon Hill

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of C&Z, I am hosting 10 giveaways throughout the month of October. Keep checking back for chances to win wonderful products I’ve discovered and loved over the past decade!

Our fourth giveaway prize is an Original Cinnamon Lovers Pack from Cinnamon Hill, which includes:
- one box of Ceylon cinnamon (contains five 5-inch sticks),
- one box of Saigon cinnamon (contains five 5-inch sticks),
- a beautiful honey oak cinnamon grater,
- a hand-made ceramic cup to keep the grater and a couple of sticks of cinnamon on your counter or table.

Cinnamon Hill is a British company based in Lancashire that specializes in sourcing and selling the highest-quality, freshest cinnamon from Sri Lanka and Vietnam — ordinary cinnamon usually comes from China or Indonesia. Each pack is marked with the harvest date of the cinnamon, and the cinnamon sticks are individually wrapped (in biodegradable cellophane) to preserve their vibrant flavor.

Original Cinnamon Lovers Pack

For this giveaway, Rupert Beeley of Cinnamon Hill is offering this beautiful gift pack that allows you to sample and compare both kinds of cinnamon, grated fresh on the special cinnamon grater that they designed — the grater is a unique tool, entirely made in England from sustainably cultivated wood and laser-etched stainless steel.

To participate, leave a comment below (in English or in French) telling me about your favorite use for cinnamon. And if you’re on Facebook, please consider liking the Cinnamon Hill page (and the C&Z page, too!).

You have until Thursday, October 17, midnight Paris time to enter; I will then draw one entry randomly and announce it here. Rupert has generously agreed to ship internationally, so you’re welcome to play regardless of your location; please make sure you enter your email address correctly so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck! And check back on Monday for a new giveaway.

WE GOT A WINNER! I have drawn an entry at random using random.org (see screen capture below), and I am pleased to announce the winner is Michelle of Boulderneigh, who said her favorite carrier for cinnamon is a really good cinnamon roll.

Congratulations Michelle, and thank you all for entering with such imaginative cinnamon uses! I’m so inspired I will compile them into a list to share with you very soon.

Cinnamon Hill draw

* Disclosure: Rupert has sent me samples of both kinds of cinnamon for tasting, with no obligation to write about them. All opinions expressed are my own.

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