Jamie’s Kitchen Giveaway

Jamie’s Kitchen started as a television show. It began as an experiment with 15 unemployed, enthusiastic kids, and he trained them to be chefs. He also helped them open a restaurant, Fifteen, that has become the hottest dining spot in London. When England’s Channel 4 launched a tie-in series, more than four million people tuned in. The show premiers this fall in the U.S.

Jamie’s Kitchen-the book-is a cooking course. Both new and experienced cooks will learn a thing or two with this cookbook. Some of the cooking techniques you will learn about are making salads, cooking without heat, poaching and boiling, steaming, stewing and braising, roasting, grilling, and baking. How many cookbooks out there tell you these things? There are also a ton of one-of-a-kind, delicious recipes, such as prosciutto and pecorino, citrus-seared tuna with crispy noodles, herbs, and chili; smoked haddock risotto; and baked chocolate pudding. Jamie includes tips on how to take recipes in new directions and how to be an inspired grocery shopper-spotting what’s good, what’s in season, and what’s a good value. The only thing this book is missing is how to find great coupons for this food.

I personally love Jamie Oliver. This cookbook is great not only as a cookbook but as a coffee book table too. The pictures in here are phenomenal. You will get hungry just flipping through here. The directions are easy to follow, and the recipes in here are great. They aren’t the run of the mill things you find in most cookbooks. I do love that there isn’t other cookbook out there like this one!

Since I loved Jamie’s Kitchen, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win a copy. Here’s what you need to do:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.


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Risotto Chips Review and Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Benita. Congrats!

I hate to admit it, but we are a chip loving family especially Bill and Will. I swear that these two have not met a chip they didn’t like. When I was asked to try the new Risotto chips, I knew I couldn’t turn it down!

Risotto Chips are a healthier for you snacking option.  They are made from Arborio rice flour, risotto, whole grain corn flour, and sesame seeds.  They are lightly seasoned with natural herbs and spices.  They also are all natural and gluten free.  Each serving offers 11 grams of whole grains.  They come in three flavors:

  • Spicy Marinara – Tomato, onion, green pepper, and red pepper
  • Parmesan & Roasted Garlic
  • Sea Salt

What we found nice about these chips is that you can eat them alone.  You don’t need a dip for them, because they have plenty of flavor on their own.  Our favorite flavor is the Spicy Marinara chips.  That being said, they all have great taste, and it’s nice to know that my family is eating healthier alternative.  You can find these Risotto chips in the deli section at your local grocery store.

Since we like them so much, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to get a bag for themselves to try.  Here’s what you need to do:

Tell me which flavor you’d like to try.

These will give you additional entries:

1. Twitter about this contest. Please leave me your username so I can verify. If you want, use something like this:

Win a bag of Risotto Chips from @blm03 http://lisacooking.com/2010/02/02/risotto-chips-review-and-giveaway/

2. Add this post to social media sites like Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 extra entry per site)

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Good luck! This contest will end Feb 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM CST.

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Foodie Events

All events are in Chicago unless noted:

Latin Cuisine – Macy’s is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin and Spanish cuisine with area chefs.  It is free on Friday and Oct. 1 at 111 N State St.  Please call 312-781-4884 for more information.

Autumn Cooking – Jeff Muldrow is teaching an autumn cooking class. $65.  Friday at 6:30 pm at Va Pensiero, 1566 Oak Ave, Evanston.  Please call 847-475-7779 for reservations and more information.

Kids Can Cook – Kids from 7 – 11 years old can learn to make dinner in a hands-on cooking class.  $40.  6-9 pm on Friday at Sunset Foods, 835 S Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.  Please call 312-752-2206 to register.

Sweet Treats – Learn to cook pies and tarts with Joy Shields.  $40.  7 pm Tuesday night at Beverly’s Pantry, 1907 W 103rd St.  Please call 773-238-8550 to register.

European Adventures – Dominick Kwentus is teaching a 4 week course that cover Italian, Spanish, French, and German cuisine.  $192 for nonresidents and $160 for residents.  This will be held Oct. 1 – 22 at 6:30 pm at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest Park District.  Please call 708-366-6660 for more information.

Mastering risotto – Daniel Tucker shows you how to make the perfect risotto.  $10.  Oct. 2 at 6 pm at Room 21, 2110 S. Wabash Ave.  Please call 312-328-1198 to register.

Teaching organics – The Organic School Project is hosting a benefit and silect auction supporting its outreach services.  $50.  Oct. 2 at 6 pm at The Golden Triangle, 330 N Clark St.  Please call 312-924-0195 for tickets and more information.

Pizza – Learn to make artisan pizza dough with Jonathon Fox.  $30.  Oct 4th at 11 am at 59 W. Grand Ave.  Please call 312-329-0400 to register.

Halloween Fun – Susan Maddox is teachinga hands on Halloween and Spooky Treats Class for ages 8 and older.  $45.  Oct. 5 from 10 am – 1 am at Le Titi de Paris, 1015 W Dundee Rd., Arlington Heights.  Please call 847-506-0222 to register.