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Friday, July 08, 2011

Five years of blogging and a giveaway

A few days back, my blog turned five years old. To celebrate, I am giving away a book to one lucky winner. I thought long and hard about which book I should give away......and finally decided that there could be nothing better than Cooking At Home with Pedatha - an award winning cookbook authored by Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain.

With over sixty traditional Andhra recipes in it, this book is written in a simple, easy to understand manner, and accompanied by beautiful pictures. Check out the sun dried rice flake fritters(aval vadam) that I made using the recipe from this book.
To win this book, you don't have to follow me or "like" me......though I am assuming that your being here and reading this means that you do like me. All that you have to do is leave a comment telling me why you think you should win this book.
The giveaway is open for a week from today. I will pick a winner and announce the name on Monday, 11th July. Please leave your email id in the comments section so that I can get in touch with you. I will be able to ship only within India.....so the winner needs to provide an Indian address to which the book can be sent.

47 comments:

Priya said...

Congrats Jay, 5years wow wat a big number, keep rocking gal..Wonderful giveaway..

Swati Sapna said...

Hi Jayashree! What a great giveaway! Today I was in the process of writing a traditional telugu chutney recipe on my blog and imagine my surprise when I saw your post! The Pedatha in the book you are giving away, is in fact my grandmom's cousin sister who I call Subhadra Amamma :) I have met her and enjoyed some of her fantastic dishes! She was a woman full of life and enthusiasm... Yet somehow, I never managed to own this book. I remember buying a copy long ago when the book launched, and then giving it to my Grandmom as a gift. I was never one to enter the kitchen then :D
Today I have discovered my love for cooking and write a blog. And i often worry that living so far away from my mom and family, and married to a Punjabi, I may forget the secrets and delights of Traditional South-Indian food. So yes, I would love to have this book and I hope I get to win it :)But whoever you decide to give it to, I hope they cherish this book and appreciate the simple, tasty Telugu recipes!
swati.sapna@gmail.com

Ms.Chitchat said...

Hey, that is a good giveaway. My daughter who just got married loves to cook varied dishes. Although from Chennai, she had Telegu roommates during her graduation in US.She developed liking to Andhra food which her friends used to cook and has learnt quite a few. I feel if I win, would be a good gift for her.Anyways, thanks for choosing a nice giveaway. My email id is chennaijo@gmail.com

jayasree said...

Wow...Five years. Great going Jayashree. Congrats and wishing you many more to come.

Lovely choice for giveaway. Will like to win this for the traditional recipes in it.

lata raja said...

Congratulations on the blog anniversary! Wish you many more successful years in this space and outside the blogging arena too.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Five years of blogging....wow....wish u r blog many more yum years to come...rock on.....

Ms.Chitchat said...

Warm wishes on completing five years of blogging, a milestone by itself,congratulations.

Sumana said...

Congratulations on completing 5 years of blogging!!
My hubby loves Andhra food and i know just a handful of Andhra recipes.... Having this book on Andhra cuisine would help me to try out more and more varieties....
Cheers,
Sum (maanasalahari@gmail.com)

Mom Chef said...

hey Jayashree:

Happy bloganniversary !! :) Congrats !!
Well, I can only say honestly that I love cooking and learning about Andhra food would be a dream come true ! dunno if that qualifies as a 'winning entry', but anyways, congrats and looking forward to more and more blogging years dear !!

Kadhyaa... said...

thats a great milestone..congrats and wish you to see many more like this.

Kadhyaa... said...

forgot to leave my email id..kadhyaa.food@gmail.com

Priya Sreeram said...

Hearty congrats Jayashree - 5 years of blogging your culinary adventures is truly appreciated and hope you have a great journey ahead !Cheers !!
Your words for the book - easy language, yum recipes and lovely pictures make me want to be its proud owner. e-id : priyasreeram1505@gmail.com

Lavi said...

I pick the book, whenever i see at landmark, but i never bought. let the Fortune God Look at me!

sra said...

Congratulations, Jay! Keep blogging! And you know I do like you - which is why I'm here purely for you and not for the book, I already have a copy! :)

Priti said...

Congrats ..that's a great milestone ..wish you many more of blogging ahead ...that's a nice book.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Hey congrats on the 5 years. Enjoyed karnataka recipe series.All the very best to you.

Nithya said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time and like your recipes a lot :) Congratsss on the completing the big number 5 :) Keep your good work going forever :)

I would love to have that book since

My ancestral origin is Andhra but I was born and brought up in Tamilnadu and dont have much of an exposure to Andhra cooking. But I have always been very interested to know it for the sweet sentimental reason. So this book might give me a kick start towards Andhra cooking if I win it :) Let me see my luck :)

notyet100 said...

Wish ya many more milestones like this,congratulations :)

Sara said...

Congrats for the blog anniversary. Hope more more to come. Lovely giveaway with spicy andhra recipes.

Saraswathi Iyer
simplysara07@gmail.com

Vimitha Anand said...

Congrats on ur milestone dear... Keep blogging... Thats a nice give away and I would like to have it to know more new recipes...

Cooks said...

Congratulations on completing 5 years of blogging. Wish you many many more years.

EC said...

Heartiest Congratulations...It is such a delight to read and know a blog which has completed 5 years ..wishing u many more such beautiful blogging years

Andhra cuisine is something I havent ventured into much. From the reviews seen everywhere, I believe Pedatha's book is the best for Andhra cuisine and so would definitely like to try some from it..

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Congrats on completing five years of blogging!!!!The giveaway is very interesting as i have gone through the book somewhere.Hope to see many more recipes in the upcoming years

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Congrats on completing 5 years and wishing you many more to come dear:)

AswathiBabu said...

Jayasree
I had tried most of your recipes. I had not purchased any cook books. I am from Kerala and I am curious about the food of other states. I think this book is apt to my wish...wishing you a nice blog journey ahead.

Nithu Bala said...

Congrats Jayashree:-) Five years of continous blogging is something great. Giveaway is the perfect way to celebrate this wonderful occasion:-) Though I have tried few Andhra recipes from some of our fellow bloggers, I have not learnt the core Andhra cooking..If I win, it would be helpful to learn and relish on those Andhra traditional recipes:-)

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congratulations and wishing u many more...
Wonderful giveaway..
I have heard a lot about this book and would love to try out the traditional recipes in it :).

ArunaManikandan
arunas.own@gmail.com

Prathibha said...

COngrats on completing 5 yrs...That is a very nice book,would love to try recipes from that book as I just love Andhra food.
prathibha.garre@gmail.com

revathi said...

Wow, Congrats on completing 5 years of blogging:) It is sure an achievement.
A wonderful giveaway which is way too tempting:)

I think I am the perfect cook to have that book as I am very interested in exploring other cuisines which helps me diversify my knowledge about regional cuisine , background history of why dishes are prepared the way they are and why certain ingredients and dishes are so special to Andhra Cuisine.

My introduction to Andhra cuisine was through my granny who used to live in Thirupathi, Nellur and Guntoor. The spicy food reminds me of the summers spent with her and her yummy dishes:)

Will wait till the announcement date:) Good luck to all the participants..
Reva

revathi said...

Oh, Sorry I forgot to leave my id: revathi.madhanagopal@gmail.com. The previous comment was mine:)
Reva

Shanavi said...

My first time to ur blog..And I must say WOW !!! 5 years in the blogging world !!! man, u must have some real passion.. Wonderful giveaway , perfect gift .. I love traditional telugu recipes and am trying quite a few from my fellow blogger's space...Would be helpful if i get a copy. Don know whoz gonna be that lucky winner ?!.. will stay tuned to ur blog for more awesome recipes from here on..
Shanavi
Kitchen Secrets

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Congrats on completing 5 years dear. Wow, I am sure in for that wonderful book. I would love to cook from it as I have heard nothing but praises about it :)

syamu said...

Congrats on completing 5th anniversary:).Good choice of your gift.I would love to win that book because I can get our traditional old and valuable recepies which our grandmaa's used to prepare.I love Andhra food and trying new recepies.
Best of luck all of you.
My email id is m.syamala@gmail.com

EC said...

Forgot to leave my email id --

easycrafts@gmail.com

Harini said...

Congratulations on reaching a huge milestone!! Heard lot of great reviews about this book. Food lovers as we are, we would do full justice to the recipes in the book!!
mail2tamalapaku@gmail.com

Nimi said...

Hearty congrats on ur milestone.I must say u have chosen an awesome book for the giveaway.I would really luv to win this book as I believe this book is going to be my eye opener to the aromatic andhra cuisine.my I'd is nimisrecipes@gmail.com

Apu said...

Congrats on your great run @ the blog!! Great giveaway. annarasa@gmail.com

Raji said...

Hi Jayshree


Congratulations for your blog 5th Anniversary.
All The Best dear :)



Regards
Rajitha

Srivalli said...

Congratulations Jay, it's been a pleasure knowing you and your blog. Wishes for many more years to come!

Anitha said...

I love cooking traditional Indian vegetarian food, cooking with pedatha book has good recipes which I want my family relish!

Vardhini said...

Congrats on the anniversary .. That is a nice giveaway.

I have heard a lot of nice things about this book and would like to try out the authentic recipes. vardhiniskitchen(at)gmail(dot)com


Vardhini
Event: Fast food not Fat food

Archana Vivek said...

Congratulations Jay. Good luck and hope to see recipes from you.

Rachel said...

Congrats on the five years and here's to many more.

Anitha said...

I love traditional Indian vegetarian food,cooking with pedatha book has great recipes which I woul
d like to share with my family and friends!!!

Happy anniversary!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations my friend. Your blog has been a great source of information, education and great food.

Saby said...

Dear Jayashree, wonderful blog you've got here. Wishing you many, many more years of happy blogging. Good choice for a book giveaway...will definitely try your recipes

Plateful said...

Congrats on reaching such a milestone and good luck for your future endeavors!

I can vouch for the awesomeness of this book -- I just received it as a giveaway and I'm totally in love with the recipes, pics and the aesthetic design. Can't wait to start cooking Andhra..! :)