Cook with Me & How to Cook Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win a copy of Cook with Me: More Than 150 Recipes for the Home Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli and a copy of How to Cook: Building Blocks and 100 Simple Recipes for a Lifetime of Meals by Hugh Acheson.

In Cook with Me Alex delivers 150 recipes complimented by insightful and heartfelt reflections. She shares dishes she grew up with, like her mom’s Classic roasted chicken with barbecue sauce, the Baked ziti that she wishes she grew up with (she had to experience it first in a restaurant – her mom refused to make it!), her dad’s Steamed pork and rice dumplings, as well as the recipe for Broccoli that encouraged her daughter to embrace and devour this divisive vegetable. Alex’s passion for food and heritage sparkles in this deliciously poignant tribute to the food that defines a family.

The week I received this book, I made the Sheet pan pork chops with spicy Brussels sprouts and it was easy and delicious. My photograph was horrible and didn’t do the dish justice (if you click on the recipe link you can view the image).

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In How to Cook, Acheson sets out the cooking lessons that everyone should master into twenty-five basic building blocks: easy-to-grasp recipes that can turn anyone, young or old, into a confident home cook. Each of these recipes teaches a fundamental skill, such as roasting or whisking together a classic vinaigrette, and each stands alone as a stellar back-pocket basic. After laying the groundwork, the chef then offers recipes that expand on these foundations, whether it’s remixing the flavors of one of the basic recipes, or combining a couple of them, to show you how you can produce a lifetime’s worth of dishes.

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Both of these books are great additions to anyone’s cookbook library where you are a novice or experienced cook.

Special thanks to the publisher for offering a set of the above titles to our members in the US. Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index of Cook with Me: More Than 150 Recipes for the Home Cook would you make first?

Which recipe in the index of How to Cook: Building Blocks and 100 Simple Recipes for a Lifetime of Meals  would you make first?

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103 Comments

  • matag  on  January 20, 2021

    Fritto misto

  • matag  on  January 20, 2021

    Roasted chicken with corn, slow-roasted onions, and tomato salad

  • CapeCodCook  on  January 20, 2021

    Cook With Me: Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce!

  • CapeCodCook  on  January 20, 2021

    How To Cook: Slow-roasted soy-garlic tofu!

  • Siegal  on  January 20, 2021

    Beet and brown rice burgers

  • Siegal  on  January 20, 2021

    Roasted chicken lettuce wraps

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  January 21, 2021

    Herbed pigs in a blanket with mustard sauce

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  January 21, 2021

    Fingerling potatoes with green garlic vinaigrette

  • jezpurr  on  January 21, 2021

    Marble coffee cake!!!^_^

  • jezpurr  on  January 21, 2021

    Poached egg and bacon salad!!!^_^

  • JRumi  on  January 21, 2021

    Grilled brown sugar corn salad with scallions

  • JRumi  on  January 21, 2021

    Balcony black beans

  • lean1  on  January 21, 2021

    From Alex…Chicken Skewers with Peanut sauce

  • lean1  on  January 21, 2021

    From Hugh….Tomato Crouton Salad

  • vickster  on  January 21, 2021

    Eggplant Steaks with Tahini and Basil

  • vickster  on  January 21, 2021

    Louisianna Style Dirty Rice

  • sarahawker  on  January 21, 2021

    From Cook with Me I would try the Slow cooker brownies

  • sarahawker  on  January 21, 2021

    From How to Cook I would start with Roasted chicken and grits with broth and poached eggs

  • mcrimmins  on  January 21, 2021

    Spicy Crab Dip

  • mcrimmins  on  January 21, 2021

    Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

  • ravensfan  on  January 21, 2021

    Grilled clams with bacon and shaved fennel

  • ravensfan  on  January 21, 2021

    Cuban grilled cheese

  • aesop  on  January 21, 2021

    Love Alex … ribroast diane ….

  • aesop  on  January 21, 2021

    Can’t wait to read all these recipes!

  • aesop  on  January 21, 2021

    Question – if I add a comment here, does it enter me in the contest??

  • topdawg11  on  January 22, 2021

    Spatchcocked high-heat chicken with 20 garlic cloves

  • topdawg11  on  January 22, 2021

    Red sofrito

  • RickPearson54  on  January 22, 2021

    chicken skewer in spicy peanut sauce

  • LaurenE  on  January 22, 2021

    Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • LaurenE  on  January 22, 2021

    Slow-roasted soy-garlic tofu

  • Dannausc  on  January 22, 2021

    Spicy crab dip

  • Dannausc  on  January 22, 2021

    Red sofrito

  • sequoia55  on  January 23, 2021

    Marble coffee cake

  • sequoia55  on  January 23, 2021

    Cuban grilled cheese

  • BMeyer  on  January 23, 2021

    chicken parmesan, cook with me

  • BMeyer  on  January 23, 2021

    chicken lettuce wraps Cook with Me

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    Steamed spaghetti squash with black pepper, honey, and almonds!

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    Cuban grilled cheese!

  • debbiehb  on  January 23, 2021

    Slow cooker chili

  • debbiehb  on  January 23, 2021

    Pan-roasted fish

  • infotrop  on  January 23, 2021

    Guarnaschelli’s Shrimp bisque in a bread bowl

  • infotrop  on  January 23, 2021

    Acheson’s Seared catfish with chile-tomato-coconut broth

  • Mariarosa  on  January 23, 2021

    Cod steaks with harissa

  • Mariarosa  on  January 23, 2021

    Spaghetti with shrimp and leeks

  • fujirw  on  January 24, 2021

    The fried chicken cutlet sandwich from Cook with Me.

  • fujirw  on  January 24, 2021

    Poached eggs from How to Cook. I can never get it right, even though it is simple.

  • gilmonster  on  January 26, 2021

    carrot soup

  • gilmonster  on  January 26, 2021

    Cuban grilled cheese

  • virjeania  on  January 28, 2021

    I’d love to make Twice-baked honeynut squash with brown butter and orange

  • virjeania  on  January 28, 2021

    Time for me to try my hand at Crisped rice with sausage and kimchi

  • Jw4144  on  January 28, 2021

    Cuban grilled cheese

  • thewoobdog  on  January 28, 2021

    Steamed Pork & Rice Pearl Balls and Savannah Red Rice!

  • floatgal  on  January 28, 2021

    Poached egg and bacon salad

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 28, 2021

    Leeks in sun dried tomato-olive vinaigrette.

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 28, 2021

    Shrimp bisque in a bread bowl looks divine!

  • rchesser  on  February 1, 2021

    Louisiana Style Dirty Rice

  • rchesser  on  February 1, 2021

    Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • kmn4  on  February 1, 2021

    Chocolate and honey-vanilla crème brûlée

  • kmn4  on  February 1, 2021

    Hash browns with goat cheese and roasted red peppers

  • riley  on  February 2, 2021

    Grilled brown sugar corn with scallions

  • riley  on  February 2, 2021

    Maple sweet potatoes

  • braabpro  on  February 2, 2021

    Stuffed shells

  • braabpro  on  February 2, 2021

    Red sofrito

  • ChicagoJen  on  February 3, 2021

    Vegetable top salad with walnut dressing

  • ChicagoJen  on  February 3, 2021

    Tomato, peach, and basil salad

  • sacredshs  on  February 5, 2021

    The chicken wrap will definitely be my first cook!

  • Uiiok  on  February 5, 2021

    Awesome!!!

  • dusksunset  on  February 5, 2021

    Cook With Me: Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • dusksunset  on  February 5, 2021

    Cook with Me Slow cooker brownies

  • dusksunset  on  February 5, 2021

    How To Cook: Slow-roasted soy-garlic tofu

  • dbranigan27  on  February 7, 2021

    I would try the Tomato, peach, and basil salad .

  • dbranigan27  on  February 7, 2021

    In Cook with Me I would try the Mojo-marinated skirt steak .

  • lhudson  on  February 12, 2021

    Spicy Pork Loin and Lettuce Wraps
    Smoky White Bean and Ham Soup

  • HomespunHouse  on  February 12, 2021

    Twice baked honeynut squash

  • HomespunHouse  on  February 12, 2021

    Bacony black beans

  • MarciK  on  February 13, 2021

    Chilled raw green bean salad with horseradish dressing

  • MarciK  on  February 13, 2021

    Portuguese kale, potato, and sausage soup

  • Leonard5854  on  February 13, 2021

    Juicy carrot soup

  • Leonard5854  on  February 13, 2021

    Baked sweet potatoes

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    Roasted chicken lettuce wraps

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    Roasted chicken and grits with broth and poached eggs

  • NaomiH  on  February 18, 2021

    Steamed pork and rice pearl balls

  • NaomiH  on  February 18, 2021

    Sweet potato and eggs in spicy green tomato sauce (Shakshuka)

  • LeMinou  on  February 19, 2021

    Chicken skewers with spicy peanut sauce

  • LeMinou  on  February 19, 2021

    Poached egg with bacon salad

  • moralla  on  February 19, 2021

    Grilled zucchini and charred pepper salad with mint vinaigrette

  • moralla  on  February 19, 2021

    Cuban grilled cheese

  • JessHeilman  on  February 20, 2021

    Cook with me – spicy crab dip

  • JessHeilman  on  February 20, 2021

    How to cook – classic slaw

  • vhfvhf  on  February 23, 2021

    Louisianna Style Dirty Rice

  • Dhasenkampf  on  February 24, 2021

    Cook With Me: Orange Pound Cake

  • Dhasenkampf  on  February 24, 2021

    How to Cook: Pork Pozole.

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    In Cook With Me, I’d try the Classic chicken Parmesan first

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    In How to Cook, I’d try Salmon and lemon-mint rice with raita and lettuces first

  • banba1  on  February 26, 2021

    Spatchcocked high-heat chicken with 20 garlic cloves

  • banba1  on  February 26, 2021

    Sweet potatoes with tofu, scallions, and soy vinaigrette

  • vhfvhf  on  February 27, 2021

    Burgers

  • nvernon  on  March 2, 2021

    Beet and brown rice burgers

  • nvernon  on  March 2, 2021

    Poached eggs with sofrito, buttered kale, and grits

  • nikeheart  on  March 5, 2021

    Beef and roasted poblano empanadas

  • nikeheart  on  March 5, 2021

    Cook With Me: Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
    How To Cook: Slow-roasted soy-garlic tofu

  • lpatterson412  on  March 7, 2021

    Chicken Skewers with spicy peanut sauce

  • lpatterson412  on  March 7, 2021

    Beet and brown rice burgers

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