Food Between Friends Cookbook and a Jesse Tyler Ferguson Spatula Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win a copy of Food Between Friends by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous along with a Jesse Tyler Ferguson spatula from the No Kid Hungry line at Williams Sonoma.

Food Between Friends by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“JTF”) and Julie Tanous (“Julie”) is a gorgeous book filled with yumminess. Most of us know JTF from his role on the popular sitcom Modern Family along with other acting roles but what about Julie? Who the heck is Julie? According to Julie’s website, “Julie Tanous is a sought-after recipe developer, food writer and, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the co-creator of “Food Between Friends,” an acclaimed blog featuring recipes regularly covered in leading print and online media.”

How did JTF and Julie become a team? Well I learned how they met as follows:

I had registered to be a part of the Williams-Sonoma (“WS”) bake-along with JTF, Julie and Brian Hart Hoffman on the 15th of March. WS didn’t email a link to the bake along and I did not realize this until five minutes before the class start time. I have taken all of Brian’s classes and always received an email. I wasn’t the only one waiting on the edge of my seat – others were as well.

So there I sat at 5:55 MST, searching my emails and no link. I was distraught, well I was miffed – ok, I was a little put out. But fortunately the next day, WS sent me a link to the video so I was able to witness the dynamic energy between JTF and Julie.

The class began with a story as to how the two friends met. I’ll try to recall the details but honestly I was still stinging from the lack of not being able to watch them live that it was difficult to pay close attention. I’m over it now. I think. So here’s the story: Apparently, both JTF and Julie were to attend a dinner event. They didn’t know each other and neither wanted to go this event but had committed. To make a long story, even longer – they ended up at the same table with Julie pretending she didn’t know who JTF was – he was just some bearded redheaded stranger. There was copious amounts of alcohol and talk of cookbooks and slam bam thank you ma’am – Julie and Jesse Cook was born and like everything in Hollywood – they ended up doing a little surgery to their brand name making them Food Between Friends.

Back to this impressive book, there are fudge brownies with a spicy peanut butter swirl, Miso polenta, and Chile relleno meatloaf as a few examples of the recipes here. I have already made the Sweet and sticky orange cardamom rolls and they are addictive and I want to make them again very soon.

The book brings Julie’s southern cooking roots and JTF’s New Mexico cuisine experience together brilliantly. We learn about green chile, red chile, sorghum, how to make the perfect pie dough and so much more. Most of you know I am going through a major cookbook purge, but this title will make the cut – it stays.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this fun book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

During the bake-along, JTF pulled out his No Kid Hungry spatula he designed for WS. He hinted to the rareness of this spatula as being similar to seeing Elvis at a 7-Eleven. He also mentioned they were quite pricey to track one down. I went to E-bay and ordered three – two for me (with the intent to hold on to one to cash in for retirement) and one to be sent to Brian in Alabama because I am a giver.

Well, the lovely sellers at e-bay saw that I had paid for three and put all of the priceless kitchen tools in one package and sent them to me in Colorado. Even though I was snippy (I blame that on being still miffed about the missing WS link), the sellers were great. They informed me to keep the third spatula and they would send Brian out one that afternoon.

So instead of being selfish, I have decided to give away one of these spatulas to one lucky winner with a copy of the book. Whoever wins has to promise me that when this spatula is worth millions they will find me – and treat me to a new hip. By entering this contest you agree to that stipulation. (Joking.)

Since I have the spatula in hand, Ten Speed Press is mailing off another copy of the book to me – and I will marry the book and spatula together and will – just for this giveaway – ship them to one worldwide winner. Again, I am a giver.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing me with an extra copy of this title to giveaway. Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

For more entries: did anything in this post make you smile?

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179 Comments

  • susankay  on  March 25, 2021

    I’d like to try gas station cherry hand pies.

  • matag  on  March 25, 2021

    Baklava French toast with orange-honey syrup

  • JulieQC  on  March 25, 2021

    Butter pecan caramels

  • matag  on  March 25, 2021

    Bow ties make me smile!

  • BookWorm53  on  March 25, 2021

    Crystal hot sauce all the way with the fried chicken!!!

  • Psycozz  on  March 25, 2021

    Cherry handpies for sure!! 😊

  • riley  on  March 25, 2021

    Ground beef and pickle tacos

  • Kristjudy  on  March 25, 2021

    Ground beef and pickle taco

  • Kristjudy  on  March 25, 2021

    Your new hip made me smile.

  • mcrimmins  on  March 25, 2021

    Apple Cheddar Drop Bisquits

  • mcrimmins  on  March 25, 2021

    Lots of alcohol made me smile.

  • Jwalker5  on  March 25, 2021

    Chilie relleno metloaf!

  • ravensfan  on  March 25, 2021

    Baklava French toast with orange-honey syrup

  • ravensfan  on  March 25, 2021

    The spatula made me smile.

  • jenlhawes  on  March 25, 2021

    Dying to try the chicken green-chile enchilada pie!

  • jenlhawes  on  March 25, 2021

    The cover makes me smile – love the friendship between these two.

  • CapeCodCook  on  March 25, 2021

    I want to make the Apple Cheddar Drop biscuits

  • CapeCodCook  on  March 25, 2021

    The face on the special spatula makes me smile!

  • Joycesere  on  March 26, 2021

    all desserts

  • miggsy  on  March 26, 2021

    Baklava French toast with orange-honey syrup

  • miggsy  on  March 26, 2021

    Julie pretending she didn’t know who JTF was made me smile.

  • Ro_  on  March 26, 2021

    The recipe I’d want to make first is the fishy brownies with peanut butter. Always looking out for new brownie recipes to try. Incidentally my friend sent me a link to this book on what’s app the other day, and I replied with something along the lines of “who the heck is Julie?” so seeing that comment in your blog post also made me smile.

  • sarahawker  on  March 26, 2021

    Chile relleno meatloaf

  • sarahawker  on  March 26, 2021

    The ebay/spatula story is a good smile maker!

  • SousSon  on  March 26, 2021

    Those Cheesy cauliflower enchiladas have me intrigued.

  • dbranigan27  on  March 26, 2021

    I would try the Citrus baked fish with watercress pesto .

  • dbranigan27  on  March 26, 2021

    Definitely the spatula along with the write-up.

  • Binguy  on  March 27, 2021

    I’d try Sorghum butter spatchcocked chicken with parsnips

  • AnaCasasnovas  on  March 27, 2021

    “Not your church lady’s strawberry semifreddo with pretzel crunch”, funnier title for a recipe ever 🙂

  • AnaCasasnovas  on  March 27, 2021

    The generosity of the sellers made me smile, as well the Idea for the spatula, good hearts make good deeds, thank you.

  • bellarossa  on  March 27, 2021

    Cherry handpies 🙂

  • bellarossa  on  March 27, 2021

    The spatula made me smile 🙂

  • jr0717  on  March 28, 2021

    I love your plan to keep one spatula as a collectible cash-out!

  • jr0717  on  March 28, 2021

    Roasted cauliflower with fried capers and pine nut gremolata – sounds great!

  • BMeyer  on  March 28, 2021

    margareenie

  • BMeyer  on  March 28, 2021

    spatula face

  • Arinelle  on  March 28, 2021

    Banana cream Pavlova

  • Arinelle  on  March 28, 2021

    “seeing Elvis at a 7-Eleven”

  • Aminata95  on  March 28, 2021

    Butter pecan caramels

  • Aminata95  on  March 28, 2021

    Banana cream Pavlova

  • fairyduff  on  March 29, 2021

    Who could go past Winner Winner Chicken Dinner?!

  • Plumbobmummy  on  March 29, 2021

    Fried chicken with Crystal hot honey

  • Shelmar  on  March 29, 2021

    Roasted and smashes sweet potatoes with mole and honey

  • maci234  on  March 29, 2021

    Ground beef and pickle taco

  • maci234  on  March 29, 2021

    everything

  • smartie101  on  March 29, 2021

    Oatmeal Cream Pie Muffins

  • smartie101  on  March 29, 2021

    The last picture in the book of the party on the lawn!

  • Laura1  on  March 29, 2021

    Cheesy cauliflower enchiladas

  • Laura1  on  March 29, 2021

    The spatula made me smile

  • Dendav  on  March 30, 2021

    Cherry handpies

  • Dendav  on  March 30, 2021

    Ebay story made me smile.

  • smith106  on  March 30, 2021

    Banana cream pavlova

  • smith106  on  March 30, 2021

    The spatula is so cute

  • agreaves19  on  March 30, 2021

    Banana cream Pavlova

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  March 31, 2021

    The spatula makes me smile 🙂

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  March 31, 2021

    Chermoula-roasted broccolini with tahini dressing

  • Isis1981uk  on  March 31, 2021

    Fried chicken with Crystal hot honey

  • nicolebuckland  on  March 31, 2021

    Sopaipillas look amazing!

  • Siegal  on  April 1, 2021

    I love the red headed spatula

  • Siegal  on  April 1, 2021

    I
    Love olive salad

  • Rose_Marie_Brintzenhofe  on  April 1, 2021

    Chile relleno meatloaf and the orange cardamom rolls.

  • Sand9  on  April 1, 2021

    Buttermilk Biscuits x

  • dusksunset  on  April 2, 2021

    I smiled at Jessie’s request for the winner of the cute spatula to buy him a new hip at some future date.

  • dusksunset  on  April 2, 2021

    Cheesy cauliflower enchiladas

  • Roosta  on  April 2, 2021

    Seafood gumbo

  • Roosta  on  April 2, 2021

    The spatula being worth a million made me smile

  • LaurenE  on  April 2, 2021

    Butter pecan caramels

  • LaurenE  on  April 2, 2021

    The spatula made me smile

  • maria411  on  April 3, 2021

    Apple cheddar drop biscuits sound amazing!

  • Su2cool  on  April 3, 2021

    Little Grits Soufflés sound intriguing

  • edyenicole  on  April 4, 2021

    apple cheddar drop biscuits!

  • edyenicole  on  April 4, 2021

    the recipes make me smile!

  • dzm  on  April 5, 2021

    Apple Cheddar Drop biscuits

  • sarahteertzah  on  April 5, 2021

    I’d try the Butter pecan caramels first!

  • sarahteertzah  on  April 5, 2021

    The face on the spatula made me smile 🙂

  • gilmonster  on  April 6, 2021

    Oatmeal Cream Pie Muffins

  • gilmonster  on  April 6, 2021

    the spatula

  • RSW  on  April 7, 2021

    Fudge brownies with spicy peanut butter swirl

  • RSW  on  April 7, 2021

    the spatula

  • Jilliwilliwoo  on  April 8, 2021

    Cheesy cauliflower enchiladas with mole sauce – looks tasty!

  • foodie16  on  April 9, 2021

    Beer-battered catfish tacos with Meyer lemon tartar sauce.

  • foodie16  on  April 9, 2021

    The new hip comment made me smile, I need two new knees, I feel your pain!

  • MarciK  on  April 9, 2021

    Apple-cheddar drop biscuits

  • MarciK  on  April 9, 2021

    I smiled when I saw the spatula supports No Kid Hungry.

  • hirsheys  on  April 9, 2021

    Hatch green Chile Mac and cheese

  • hirsheys  on  April 9, 2021

    The bow tie is cute!

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  April 10, 2021

    I would like to make the green chile chicken enchilada pie.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  April 10, 2021

    The book cover totally made me smile.

  • hellcat45  on  April 10, 2021

    I would love to try the deep pan chorizo quiche.

  • mpdeb98  on  April 10, 2021

    Oatmeal cream pie muffins

  • Rainbowwitch  on  April 12, 2021

    Apple-cheddar drop biscuits

  • RickPearson54  on  April 12, 2021

    butter pecan caramels

  • RickPearson54  on  April 12, 2021

    Smiling at the book cover

  • theBlackbird  on  April 12, 2021

    Fried green tomato salad w/ buttermilk vinagrette

  • theBlackbird  on  April 12, 2021

    The story of neither wanting to be at the party and then making a great friend made me smile

  • bookmark77  on  April 13, 2021

    Cherry handpies

  • bookmark58  on  April 13, 2021

    Apple Cheddar Drop Bisquits

  • Pizzacat13  on  April 13, 2021

    Def Gram’s Corn Chowder- we all need some comfort food right now!

  • Pizzacat13  on  April 13, 2021

    Your joke about the hip replacement 😉 Also, the story in the preview about the homemade gas station cherry hand pies, which made me smile but feel a bit wistful too.

  • Ishtar  on  April 15, 2021

    Citrus baked fish with watercress pesto

  • Ishtar  on  April 15, 2021

    Julie pretending she didn’t know who JTF was amused me

  • calguire  on  April 15, 2021

    Oatmeal cream pie muffins

  • calguire  on  April 15, 2021

    The spatula made me smile!

  • Shelley.b  on  April 15, 2021

    Blue cornmeal pancakes and blueberry butter

  • Shelley.b  on  April 15, 2021

    I love the spatula

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  April 16, 2021

    Apple Cheddar Drop Biscuits

  • virjeania  on  April 17, 2021

    Green shakshuka

  • virjeania  on  April 17, 2021

    i like how the book made your cut

  • justcooking  on  April 19, 2021

    Coconut-ginger braised short ribs look sound amazing. The red-headed spatula made me smile because it looks like my husband.

  • ChicagoJen  on  April 19, 2021

    Cheesy cauliflower enchiladas with mole sauce

  • ChicagoJen  on  April 19, 2021

    Yes – I think the spatula is adorable and the story about it was cute – and that the recipes in the book sound amazing!

  • love2chow  on  April 20, 2021

    Cheesy cauliflower enchiladas with mole sauce

  • love2chow  on  April 20, 2021

    The spatula makes me smile, along with the story of how you got an extra.

  • Kitsune  on  April 22, 2021

    Baklava French toast with orange-honey syrup

  • Kitsune  on  April 22, 2021

    The spatula made me smile 🙂

  • pcsperling  on  April 23, 2021

    Deep-dish chorizo quiche

  • pcsperling  on  April 23, 2021

    Deep-dish chorizo quiche. Love JTF’s support for No Kid Hungry, that makes me smile big time! My daughter recently participated in a charity cabaret fundraiser for that exact charity.

  • Dannausc  on  April 24, 2021

    Little grits soufflés

  • Dannausc  on  April 24, 2021

    The spatula made me smile

  • debbiehb  on  April 26, 2021

    Chicken and asparagus sheet pan dinner

  • debbiehb  on  April 26, 2021

    I am a giver

  • luccio  on  April 28, 2021

    Green Shakshuka

  • luccio  on  April 28, 2021

    “Whoever wins has to promise me that when this spatula is worth millions they will find me – and treat me to a new hip. By entering this contest you agree to that stipulation.”

    : )

  • janv  on  April 28, 2021

    Spring pea soup with dill cream

  • janv  on  April 28, 2021

    I do not agree to that stipulation!

  • Tlmouse  on  April 29, 2021

    Fried chicken with crystal hot honey.

  • Tlmouse  on  April 29, 2021

    When the spatula is worth millions. 🙂

  • mga  on  April 30, 2021

    Oatmeal cream pie muffins

  • avonleajules  on  April 30, 2021

    ground beef & pickle tacos

  • moralla  on  April 30, 2021

    Fried green tomato salad with buttermilk vinaigrette

  • moralla  on  April 30, 2021

    that spatula is adorable

  • Gml3914  on  April 30, 2021

    Orange cardamom rolls

  • Leonard5854  on  May 1, 2021

    Gas station cherry hand pies

  • Dhasenkampf  on  May 1, 2021

    Oatmeal cream pie muffins

  • Dhasenkampf  on  May 1, 2021

    Seeing Elvis at a 7-Eleven made me smile.

  • v.t  on  May 2, 2021

    Alabama white BBQ sauce

  • v.t  on  May 2, 2021

    The being miffed bits made me smile. Know the feeling! Sometimes I can get so miffed about something so small in the big picture, and it only makes me madder that I’m miffed about it lol!

  • artthecat  on  May 2, 2021

    Green chili chicken enchilada pie

  • jd5761  on  May 2, 2021

    Yes – spatula face!

  • jd5761  on  May 2, 2021

    Orange cardamom rolls for me

  • DimensionAEB  on  May 3, 2021

    Ground beef and pickle tacos

  • oreganoca  on  May 3, 2021

    Sweet and Sticky Orange Cardamom Rolls

  • oreganoca  on  May 3, 2021

    I can relate to the frustration of not getting a link for an online event! It happened to me with a cook-along I was signed up for last winter.

  • Mayandbill  on  May 4, 2021

    Green Shakshuka

  • rchesser  on  May 11, 2021

    Fudge brownies with spicy peanut butter swirl.

  • jules56  on  May 12, 2021

    Apple cheddar drop biscuits

  • ceejayen  on  May 13, 2021

    Apple-cheddar drop biscuits

  • Tracey11  on  May 14, 2021

    Garlicky sorghum chicken stir-fry

  • Tracey11  on  May 14, 2021

    The entire write-up is humorous but I especially love the bit about ‘whoever wins has to promise when the spatula is worth millions they have to by them a new hip’

  • Wilmavl  on  May 15, 2021

    Crystal hot honey

  • banba1  on  May 15, 2021

    Baklava French toast with orange-honey syrup

  • banba1  on  May 15, 2021

    Yes! The spatula made me smile — would bring a bit of fun to any kitchen.

  • silversand  on  May 16, 2021

    Roasted cauliflower with fried capers and pine nut gremolata

  • silversand  on  May 16, 2021

    Yes – everything about the spatula made me smile (love your sense of humour)

  • kmn4  on  May 23, 2021

    Ground beef and pickle tacos

  • kmn4  on  May 23, 2021

    “Treat [you] to a new hip”! 🙂

  • vhfvhf  on  May 27, 2021

    Little grits soufflés

  • mangozitrone  on  May 29, 2021

    Sopaipillas

  • mangozitrone  on  May 29, 2021

    The story about the forgotten link made me smile.

  • slambo70  on  May 29, 2021

    Butter pecan caramels

  • sheridarby  on  May 29, 2021

    Apple Cheddar Drop biscuits

  • sheridarby  on  May 29, 2021

    The special spatula made me smile

  • Natlovesgib  on  May 30, 2021

    Fried chicken with Crystal hot honey

  • Twiddle  on  May 31, 2021

    Butter pecan caramels

  • orchidlady01  on  May 31, 2021

    Chicken and asparagus sheet pan dinner

  • orchidlady01  on  May 31, 2021

    The photo of the two of them made me smile.

  • trudys_person  on  June 3, 2021

    I love your joke about paying for a hip replacement when this spatula is worth big bucks! I’ll probably use the spatula if I win it … thus increasing the value of yours … 😉

  • trudys_person  on  June 3, 2021

    OK, this was hard … I want to make half the recipes on the first page, and I kept scrolling … I’m going to say Orange-grapefruit Julie-us, because I always loved Orange Julius, and I love grapefruit!

  • jill1147  on  June 4, 2021

    Fried chicken with Crystal hot honey

  • Yatota74  on  June 5, 2021

    Chile relleno meatloaf

  • johndotson11  on  June 9, 2021

    I would try their version of Chicken and Dumplings. I noticed sweet potato in the ingredients and that sounds like a different take. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jennifer7  on  June 11, 2021

    fried chicken

  • annettle  on  June 11, 2021

    I’d want to try the Sweet & Sticky Orange Cardamom Rolls because my orange tree is heaving with fruit right now! And yes, the cute bowtie spatial design made me smile 🙂

  • t.t  on  June 12, 2021

    Lamb meatballs with spiced yogurt and herb salad

  • t.t  on  June 12, 2021

    The spatula made me smile

  • yupyupyup  on  June 12, 2021

    Cherry handpies

  • MrRichTea  on  June 12, 2021

    Cherry handpies, funny spatula made me 🙂

  • Hedgehog101  on  June 12, 2021

    Oatmeal cream pie muffins

  • pluckypuddin  on  June 12, 2021

    Cherry pie is one of my favourites so would love to give the Gas station cherry hand pies a go!

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