Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet - EYBD Book

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page.

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We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet: Unbeatable Recipes from the Iconic Bakery by Paul Allam and David McGuinness, two chefs turned bakers, who share a love of good food and an appreciation of all things handmade. They also dreamt of opening a little cafe bakery where everything would be made by hand with dedication and love. In the winter of 2004, they realized that dream when they opened their bakery in Sydney and the rest, as they say, is history. I love history that involves cakes, tarts and good work (read about The Bread & Butter Project).

 

The Bourke Street Bakery titles are nothing short of perfection.  How to Bake Perfect Bread, Bourke Street Bakery: The Ultimate Baking Companion and The Bread and Butter Project (Bourke Street Bakery), I've had in my collection since they were published. Right now there are about twenty more bins in the garage to be unpacked from our move and I cannot wait to find these two titles and reacquaint myself with their brilliance.

Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet: Unbeatable Recipes from the Iconic Bakery is a comprehensive guide to baking all things sweet. Step-by-step photography accompanies the triple-tested recipes for the pastries, cakes, tarts, cookies and confectionary that made this bakery famous. This collection represents years of testing, adapting and refining of the recipes, so now readers at home can be sure that  they have everything they require to bake the perfect treat every time. 

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If you order before February 4th, 2019, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.

 

Special thanks to the publisher, for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on December 17th, 2018.

Salad Feasts and Swiss Diamond Knives

Salad Feasts: How to Assemble the Perfect Meal by Jess Dennison elevates the salad from a starter or side dish to center stage. One of my favorite comedians has a routine on dieting and salads. It goes something like this "A salad is not food. Oh no, a salad is a promissory note that more food will arrive. When someone asks me what I would like on my salad, I answer Haagen-Dazs." 

Salads do have a bad rap. The salads of yesterday were bland, plain and sad. Not so are those found in Salad Feasts. I could eat a salad every day for the rest of my life for dinner if they were from this book. By simply adding in a handful of toasted nuts, something sweet like sultanas, a few spoonfuls of chewy grains like barley or spelt, then a crumbling of cheese; a salad can start to look a lot more like dinner.

 

Dennison guides you through the art of creating the perfect meal with 65 foolproof recipes that turn salads into flavour-packed, midweek meals. From a quick, 10-minute Radicchio, stilton and pear salad, to the fuss-free Hot and sour chicken in gem lettuce, each recipe provides alternative substitute ingredients that are designed to make your salad-making flexible and easy, no matter the season. Including feasting menus to elevate your salads into occasion-worthy spreads, as well as a basic recipe formula to guide you, these are easy-to-assemble, delicious meals that transform ordinary salads into extraordinary feasts.

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When you are dicing those vegetables and ingredients for your salad feast, you will need a set of good knives. Swiss Diamond has made quality cookware for decades but did you know they also manufacture knives and other kitchen appliances? The three piece essentials set pictured below is a perfect gift for the new cook. I have been using these knives in my kitchen for the last few weeks and am impressed with the quality, weight and sharpness of each knife. 

Made from the highest-quality German steel and ice hardened for maximum blade strength, these knives will stay sharp through all the slicing, dicing, and mincing you throw their way. Each knife undergoes an 8 stage process of grinding and sharpening, making each cutting edge super sharp and easy to maintain.

The set includes:

  • 3.5" Paring Knife
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • 8.5" Bread Knife

Hardie Grant is providing three copies of Salad Feasts in our giveaway open to the US, UK, AU and NZ and Swiss Diamond is generously providing one set of the three piece essential set to one of those winners in the US.


Hardie Grant is offering three copies of Salad Feasts to EYB Members in the US/UK/AU/NZ and Swiss Diamond is offering a three piece essential knife set to one US winner. Two of the entry options are to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Visit Swiss Diamond's web page and leave a comment as to which of their products you would like to try.

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on December 14th, 2018.

Supercharge Your Gut - EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page.

• Recipe search
• Bookmarks
• Recipe ratings and reviews
• Photo upload (personal photos of dishes cooked)
• Shopping lists

We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, Supercharge Your Gut (Supercharged Food Series): 100+ Recipes from the Bestselling Author of Heal Your Gut by Lee Holmes.

This title is the follow-up to Lee Holmes' bestselling Heal Your Gut provides an in-depth survey of our most influential body part, based around a two-day-a-week gut maintenance plan and over 100 gut-loving recipes.

Eat your way to better gut health, increased energy and happier moods. The research is in and the facts are undeniable: the gut has an immense influence over our health - directly impacting immunity, weight, sleep, mood and overall wellbeing. Yet many of us race through life ignoring this incredible ecosystem, until something wakes us up. The good news is that healing and maintaining a healthy gut is not difficult or time consuming. This simple two-day maintenance plan is supported by deliciously nourishing recipes, handy tips and information to enable you to enjoy the countless benefits of a happy, healthy gut, for life.

Our   takes you inside this title which features the following: 

If you order before December 31st, 2018, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.

 

Special thanks to the publisher, for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, CA, UK and AU. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on December 10th, 2018.

Modern Baking - Donna Hay

The last couple weeks I have been focused on this year's spectacular baking cookbooks. Today's title, Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay is the belle of the ball and is one of our upcoming Eat Your Book Cookbook Club titles.

I am a fiend for baking cookbooks and most of us here at EYB suffer from the same affliction. The latest offering from Donna Hay shares page after page of stunning photography and drool worthy recipes that are so decadent and tempting one's  heart rate might increase. (Does that count as cardio?)

While the book shares a full variety of desserts, the chocolate section did me in. Full page photos of almost every dessert including a Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache, Cocoa panna cottas, and a Crunchy chocolate caramel layer cake that is so perfectly stacked with eight layers of enjoyment that the mere photograph will send a chocolate addict into a full blown convulsion. 

Nearly 300 recipes fill this gorgeous book and you will find something (and multiple somethings at that) for everyone here. The recipes are so varied that bakers of all levels from novice to pastry chef will be pleased. 

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The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK and AU. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on December 7th, 2018.

Matt Moran's Australian Food - EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information about this program and other EYBD titles, please see our updated EYBD Page.

•            Recipe search
•            Bookmarks
•            Recipe ratings and reviews
•            Photo upload (personal photos of dishes cooked)
•            Shopping lists

Today, we are pleased to share a promotion for our EYBD Book, Matt Moran's Australian Food: Coast + Country.

Thirty years ago, when Matt Moran first started cooking in commercial kitchens, lettuce meant iceberg, fish was always sold frozen and there was one variety of tomato - maybe two. Australia is now the envy of the world for its climate and range of produce, and is a food-lover's destination, spurred on by generations of keen home cooks. The recipes in Matt Moran's Australian Food span the country food traditions of regional Australia to the rugged coastline, which offers amazing fresh seafood.

The variety of recipes shared in this title will surprise and inspire. Many have international flavors (Thai-style fish curry; Red lential dhal), desserts look incredible (Triple-chocolate tarlets; Rice pudding with strawberries and pistachios) and the photography is stunning. Matt brings Australia and delicious food to the forefront here. I'm off to track down his other titles now.

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If you order Matt Moran's Australian Food before December 31st, 2018, register here  (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button   will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.  

 

Special thanks to the publisher, Murdoch for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of this title in our giveaway below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, CA, UK and AU. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on December 6th, 2018.

Together - Annabel Langbein

Beloved author, Annabel Langbein and her daughter, Rose, have joined forces to deliver A Free Range Life: Together which brings together Annabel's years of kitchen wisdom and commitment to garden-to-table eating, with Rose's youthful enthusiasm for living and cooking sustainably and affordably, to create a guidebook for a fresh new approach to food. Delicious modern vegetarian recipes are accompanied by succulent burgers, ideas for cooking with sustainable fish species, meals for one, fruit-based desserts, picnic baking and on-trend recipes for fermented and pickled foods.

 

The seed of the idea for this book was sown when Annabel and her family were on holiday in Greece, and Annabel realised what a confident, creative cook her daughter Rose had become during her years of studying and flatting. They decided it would be fun to work on a project together, and A Free Range Life: Together was born!

A four-week meal planner offers simple solutions for weeknight meals, while menu suggestions throughout take the guesswork out of every entertaining occasion. Each week shares international dishes, meat-free options, easy oven bakes and more to keep your meals varied, fun and fresh. 

Annabel and Rose share their top tips for tweaking recipes to suit special diets, eating for wellness, saving money at the checkout, preventing food waste and living more sustainably. This inspiring new recipe collection is backed up by shopping lists, blogs and bonus content on Annabel's website.

I was able to review an electronic version of this beautiful offering. It is apparent that Annabel is as lovely a mother as she is a cook and author. The photography is stunning and the recipes are a perfect combination of both Langbein women. Recipes are designated throughout to highlight which are suitable for a vegan or vegetarian variation as well as gluten- or dairy-free substitutions with "take it free range" tips to boot.

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Annabel is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in New Zealand and Australia. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 22nd, 2018.

Home Cooking with Kate EYBD Book

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page.

•            Recipe search
•            Bookmarks
•            Recipe ratings and reviews
•            Photo upload (personal photos of dishes cooked)
•            Shopping lists

We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book Home Cooking with Kate McDermott by Kate McDermott. Most cookbook lovers are familiar with the author, whose first book Art of the Pie was a triumph. We have baked Kate's pies in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Home Cooking is one of our selections for January, 2019. Kate is touring in support of her book and her events are shared on our calendar. 

Satisfying, mainly one-dish meals fill Kate's latest, from roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there's no time to cook. This practical cookbook focuses on staple recipes for people who aren't looking to spend a great deal of time in the kitchen but still want to nourish their families. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, this will be a go-to for easy, but delightful, weeknight meals.

The recipes are surrounded by Kate's anecdotes of single motherhood to building a home in the foothills of the Olympic mountains. Andrew Scrivani's stunning photographs appear throughout and make this book shine. If you have Kate's titles in your arsenal, dinner and desserts are covered.

In combination with our promotion of Home Cooking, I reached out to our friends at Le Creuset about their latest color, a seductive shade called indigo. This beautiful cookware will add class and sophistication to your kitchen. Le Creuset is a beautiful investment that will be handed down to generations of future cooks.

I've had this cookware for years and have never had a problem with staining as I have heard a few others mention. I have been accused of treating my pots better than I do my husband (only somewhat true).  I do use Bar Keeper's Friend when I need to, and each pot I own is as good as new.

To christen this gorgeous Dutch oven that Le Creuset sent me for review, I made the Hearty cheddar and potato soup from Home Cooking and it was delicious. I had to make a few adjustments such as pureeing the celery and onion and mashing the potatoes in the pot as I had cut them a little too big, but it turned out perfectly. My husband is a huge rice fan so I added a cup of rice to one quart of the soup and he loved it. I have a quart of the soup in the freezer and another quart that will be repurposed as a base for a pot pie. 

Updated: Kate announced book three (about pies) is in the works here. 

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If you have pre-ordered or order Home Cooking before December 31st, 2018, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button   will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.  

 

 

Special thanks to the publisher The Countryman Press for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies in our giveaway below. Our gratitude is extended to Le Creuset for offering one grand prize winner a 7 1/4 quart Dutch oven in their newest color indigo.


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Le Creuset is offering one grand prize winner a 7 1/4 quart Dutch oven in their newest color, indigo. Two of the entry options are to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Separately, Eat Your Books is offering one copy of Kate's book worldwide outside the US. 

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Which product at Le Creuset is on your holiday wish list?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 28th, 2018. 

 

The Pie Book - Worldwide Giveaway

Baking books are my downfall. While I can sometimes pull away from a cookbook (like a piece of metal from a magnet), I do not have much restraint when facing a title devoted to baking. Today, we have a worldwide promotion for The Pie Book: Over 400 Classic Recipes by Louis P. De Gouy and it is brilliant.

Here, master chef Louis P. De Gouy (former chef at the Waldorf Astoria) presents more than 400 tasty pie recipes. De Gouy, a founder of Gourmet magazine, is an expert at concise instruction. In addition to his carefully chosen recipes, he offers advice on flour selection, fruit preparation, and baking procedures, including the secrets to turning out a flaky, golden-brown crust every time.

Here a few examples of the unique recipes in this title: Frozen orange pie, Prune molasses cream pie, Prune nut cream pie, White House pecan pie, Green tomato mincemeat, Frozen maraschino pie, and Orange cream meringue pie. In addition, throughout The Pie Book, De Gouy provides various "methods" such as "the Southern method" or "the Florida method" because every region of the world puts their spin on recipes. The thoroughness of the contents will amaze you - for example the Marzipan meringue border and Boiled meringue topping recipes have over a dozen variations from angel food. coffee, pineapple to ginger meringue.

There are eight versions of pumpkin pie and more than 25 varieties of apple pie. A special section covers the use of toppings and glazes, with complete recipes for meringues, glazed cherry topping, almond paste, cheese topping, and many other finishes. This treasury of recipes puts all the essentials of good pie baking at the fingertips of amateurs and professionals alike. This book is an incredible reference tool for bakers. Update: I made the pecan pie this weekend and was able to snap a photo before baking. Next up the Frozen chocolate pie as I finally picked up gelatin! 

Our EYBD Preview showcases three recipes: Apple crumb pie, Pecan custard pie and Frozen chocolate pie. 

Thanks to our friends at Dover Books we are pleased to share a worldwide giveaway for The Pie Book below. If you are planning your holiday shopping, Dover is offering our members 25% off of their cookbook collection using this link and the code: WRBY.

 

Coming soon we will have an interview with baking guru, Nick Malgieri including a giveaway of his best selling How to Bake, being reissued by Dover Books. Anolon is joining us in this promotion and providing a set of their springform baking pans (round and square)! 

The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

What is your favorite pie to make or to eat?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 20th, 2018.

Copenhagen Food - EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page.

•            Recipe search
•            Bookmarks
•            Recipe ratings and reviews
•            Photo upload (personal photos of dishes cooked)
•            Shopping lists

We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, Copenhagen Food: Stories, Traditions and Recipes by Trine Hahnemann today on its publication day. 

Copenhagen Food is far more than a beautiful cookbook, it is a trip to the cosmopolitan city where the author has lived for nearly 50 years. Trine brilliantly captures the atmosphere of her hometown with details that include her favorite places to walk, bike, and meet friends to drink coffee and enjoy lunch, pastries, and dinner. 

Organized by borough, each chapter shares personal stories of each neighborhood and the title delivers over 70 local and traditional recipes. Saffron buns, Blackcurrant roulade, Roast pork buns with red cabbage and cucumber salad are a few examples of those recipes. What I love the most is the wealth of photographs. The city is captured beautifully in myriad photographs from cafes, shops, parks, architecture, not to mention the food!

This is a book to cozy up to near the fireplace and dream of visiting Copenhagen. Then later to take into the kitchen to bring some of Copenhagen home to you. The book is pure comfort from the recipes to the captivating writing the takes us magically to Denmark.

The author has a few events which have been added to our calendar. Please remember if you buy a book at event come back and follow the directions below to register for your digital access. 

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If you have already bought Copenhagen Food or do so before December 31st, 2018, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button  will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book. Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.  

 

 

 

Special thanks to Quadrille Publishing for working with us on this special feature as well as providing three copies of this book in our giveaway below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 10th, 2018.

Vegan Christmas - Gaz Oakley

Vegan Christmas: Over 70 Amazing Recipes for the Festive Season by Gaz Oakley delivers fantastic alternatives to the traditional turkey and trimmings. Gaz is an expert in bold flavors and textures, so everyone, including vegans, can enjoy a spectacular centerpiece and amazing food throughout the festive season. Vegan Christmas follows his successful debut cookbook Vegan 100 (find out more on this earlier title here). 

Gaz talks you through the menus and the planning, from Christmas morning breakfast like Sweet potato waffles and Tofu Benedict, through to a show-stopping lunch with the likes of Ultimate Christmas Wellington, "Turkey" roast and Festive nut roast wreath served with all the trimmings.  And it's not just about the big day: Gaz offers a supreme spread of party food for when you're celebrating with guests.

Packed with suggestions for the festivities and advice on how to keep cool in the kitchen if you're cooking on the big day, Vegan Christmas Cookbook offers every solution you'll ever need for what to cook for vegans and vegetarians at Christmas.

This title was released in the UK earlier this month and will be published in the US on October 16, 2018. Gaz is touring here in the US in support of his new book. Check to see if he is in your area while he is on this side of the pond.  

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The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, NZ and AU. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 10th, 2018.

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