The entry period for this giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner announcement, and in the mean time, make sure you enter our currently running Birthday Giftaways!
Salad as a Meal is a pretty awesome cookbook.
And that’s saying a lot because we might have had some issues with it before we opened the cover.
Toss Two of These and Call Me a “Recipe?”
Aside from the obvious, a title with an underlying message of “Eat salad as a meal, Fatso, instead of that chicken fried bacon steak mac and cheeseburger you’re about to shove into your mouth,” it’s a book filled with recipes for salads.
Recipes for salads, people.
Who needs a recipe for a salad?!
These are dishes that require precise measurements, specifically ordered instructions, or just some introduction because they’re foreign to you.
As far as recipes go, salads fall into the same category as sandwiches. Or maybe cold cereal. Heck, I might even go so far as How to Toast Pop-Tarts (the real ones, not reverse-engineering the store-bought ones and baking them from scratch like so many of you awesome TasteSpotters have been doing).
Salad as a Meal, Le Creuset as a Stockpot
But then we found ourselves Post-it-ing recipe after recipe as we flipped through the pages of the book (yes, those neon green things in the photo of the cookbook above are our Post-its) and finally realized that there is a lot more to “salad” than just “wash some lettuce then toss together in a bowl with some dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper (freshly cracked if you’re fancy like that).” There’s art in the presentation, science in the ratios in the dressings and inspiration from combinations of ingredients that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.
There are even salads that require cooking, which is why we’re giving this cookbook away along with this Le Creuset stockpot. Isn’t the kiwi color adorbs? That’s why we had to buy it to give away to someone!
The stockpot will be handy for blanching vegetables, kind of like we did with the Asparagus, Green Beans and Peas Salad. Obviously, you’re going to have a LOT of uses for a 6-quart covered stockpot.
How to Enter this Giveaway
Pay attention. There is one thing you must do. It’s complicated. So read carefully.
1. Leave a comment on TasteSpotting’s facebook wall with your favorite kind of salad! (Obviously, you have to LIKE us to leave a comment, so do that first!)
It doesn’t matter what you say. It only matters that you say something, but honestly, if you don’t eat salads, can you just try to make something up? It’s not like we’re going to verify with your Mom that Buffalo Chicken Blue Cheese Salad is actually your favorite.
Oh, but it might be ours…
Now go! You have two days. Like, comment, and stay tuned for tomorrow’s Birthday Gift-away!
(You’re also welcome to leave a comment here on this blog post, but MAKE SURE to go to facebook for your “offficial entry!”)