Chocolate Financiers, "La Tartine Gourmande, Recipes For An Inspired Life" & A Cookbook Giveaway

Monday, March 05, 2012

Chocolate Financiers

It's always excited to see someone realize their dreams. Pick up their courage, their doubts, their talent and creativity and just go for it. I got excited when Beatrice announced she was writing a cookbook and I got even more excited when I finally held in my hands. "La Tartine Gourmande, Recipes For An Inspired Life" was no doubt a labor of love for Beatrice. It shows. From the colorful imagery to the detailed recipes, one can tell she did put a lot of care and perfectionism into her first cookbook.

I have Bea met once before on a press trip and it was a delight to see that the book matches the person in real life. Deeply French, but also very much in love with the flavors and aesthetics of other countries she visited. The book achieves what I look for most times in cookbooks: it reads like a novel with prose and anecdotes and at the same time it serves the purpose at hand, giving you plenty of recipes and creative ideas for casual to sophisticated plates.

LTG Book Cover

The book is divided in two major parts; one where Bea goes through core recipes used in various chapters, as well as covering the flours, sugars and utensils she favors. The other parts covers all the recipes, from breakfasts to picnic, to casual lunches with friends, to sophisticated or simple dinners. One thing I really appreciated in Bea's writing is the fluidity of the recipe writing as well as the simple yet to the point style of the headnotes.

If you are familiar with Bea's blog, the book is indeed, its perfect extension. Recipes that are simple to make, full or flavors and leaving you inspired to go create more of your own. I made 3 batches of these Chocolate Financiers in the span of a week. They disappeared as fast as I was pulling them out of the oven. (Recipe for the financiers after the jump)

Cupcake Wrappers

Bea was kind enough to answer a little fun interview I prepared so you could get to know her better. For more descriptions and excerpts from her book, you can check her amazon author page, here.

1/ Which person in your life influenced your cooking the most?

My mother. No doubt. I learned by her side. But in many ways too, it's my upbringing in France. And the fact that I come from a family where there's always been a clear passion for food, home cooking, and making someone happy with a meal. My brother and sister-in-law whom I am very close to love to cook and eat--like my mother, they keep an amazing vegetable garden to feed our crave for homegrown foods. Whenever I am in France, we spend a lot of time cooking together. Talking about food. So I know that it's really us all, as a family, that rooted this love for food inside me. And the way I cook.

2/ Which culinary traditions or family habits have you kept from France?

The fact that I cannot skip lunch. Ever ;-) I am so French in that way. Lunch is cooked and needs to be a sit down meal during which I leave work and other things I am doing behind--to enjoy my meal. And it does not matter if I will have that meal alone. Everyone deserves that treat. As a family, Lulu, P. and I always eat together. Sharing our meals is a very important time of our day. Lulu is only 3 but she understands and loves it.

When I look at the dishes I make, no doubt, my cooking is French in essence. But I don't perhaps cook what most people think of as French cuisine. I like to reinvent classics, which connects me to my roots and the foods that I loved to eat as a child. And then I personalize them to my taste and the influences my cooking gained from traveling and living in different countries. So in the end, it's French but with a twist and exotic touches. I am curious about food, so I also like to constantly try new ingredients and build recipes around them.

At home, we always cared how food was presented on a plate. And we also always made sure that our meals were balanced in nutrition as well as in texture--hence I will always eat something cooked with something raw (ie there will always be salad that accompanies my meals). I think these definitely explain why I love to play with food the way I do. I like to make a dish pop onto a plate, looking light and colorful. And not overly complicated. I believe that we eat with our eyes first. I believe that what makes a great meal is quality ingredients, attention--and the rest follows naturally. That's the way I was brought up to think about food.

3/ If stranded on a deserted island, which of the following would you miss the most?
- vegetable
- fruit
- spice and/or herb


vegetable: carrots from my mother's garden
fruit: I'd say I'd miss the taste of a wild strawberry. So concentrated. So delicious and unique.
spice: cumin
herbs: parsley, coriander, chervil

4/ What is your favorite meal to cook for a romantic dinner "a deux"?

Not sure. It changes all the time since my creative flow keeps coming. I know there'd be chocolate somewhere during the meal (hello Molten chocolate cakes!). And we'd have a stunning looking refreshing appetizer, most likely a dressed-up salad or a verrine, with tons of zest (grapefruit, orange or lime), avocado and crab meat. As a main, I could easily imagine a creamy red kuri squash risotto finished with truffle oil and served with clams cooked in white wine, garlic and .fresh herbs.

5/ Favorite word? Least favorite word? Favorite color? Two things you can't stop eating lately?

Favorite word: Maman....it's filled with so many meanings and special things for me.
Least favorite words: Dépêche toi! (hurry up!) I hate when I have to rush....
Favorite color: That's a hard one as I love most of them. Right now, I'd say red as I can see myself buying a lot of fabrics, bowls and home textiles with different hues of red on them. I also also love spring green and turquoise blue.
Two things I can't stop eating right now: fine slices of apples enjoyed with pecans and honeycomb; coconut milk tapioca pudding with stewed fruit.

Chocolate Financiers

Bea and her publisher were also very kind to share two copies with two readers. To enter the giveaways for a copy of "La Tartine Gourmande, Recipes For An Inspired Life" - all you have to do is leave a comment (no anonymous, one entry per person) on this post between Monday March 5th and Thursday March 8th, midnight EST. You must claim your prize within 48 hours or two other winners will be picked. I know this sounds harsh but many enter, I announce winners and prizes stay unclaimed for months and/or are never claimed which is not fair to the other participants who really do care about a gift.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the book by the publisher. All images (except the book cover) and opinions are my own.

Chocolate Financiers, slightly modified from La Tartine Gourmande:

Ingredients:
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup almond meal
2 tablespoons millet flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
A pinch of sea salt
1/3 cup powdered sugar
4 large egg whites (beaten slightly)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350F, position a rack in the middle and line the inside of 10 muffin tins with wrappers.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and cook until it starts to turn brown and smells smells like hazelnuts, between 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the almond meal, millet flour, cocoa powder, salt, and sugar. Mix until blended. On low speed, beat in the egg whites.
Add the butter and vanilla and mix for another 30 seconds.
Divide the batter evenly between the muffin tins and bake the financiers for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Let cool and dust with more cocoa powder if desired.

399 comments:

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Michelle Jensen said...

The cover of this cookbook belongs on my shelf!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a delightful addition..

Alex Silva said...

I Love the book and the blog as well! I would like to know when the book will published on Brazil?

Thanks for recipes and wonderful blog.

alexsilvafotografia@gmail.com

princeznaandrea said...

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook since I am a great admirer of Bea's work&style&blog!

jennchic said...

As an aspiring cookbook writer and food stylist it would be wonderful to sit down with your book, Bea. It looks beautiful and inspiring. Thanks so much for the opportunity. J

Jesse Rose said...

I am new to this blog (loving it so far) and will now be a new reader or Bea's blog as well! The cookbook sounds wonderful and I would love to have my very own copy.

Géraldine said...

Béa's book is one of the best cookbooks I've seen in years! Got it from the library. I'll have to win this giveaway, or buy it! Thanks for the opportunity!

kittykate said...

such a beautiful cookbook!

Ann (napangel) said...

I can't wait to make these!

Sarah R said...

I love her blog, the cookbook would be a great inspiration.

Marcus said...

That book would go great with my budding collection of cookbooks

Shanti said...

These giveaways always result in me buying the book because I get so excited about it! How about, this time, I win instead?

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to win a cookbook ! Plus, this one looks fabulous !

Corisa (jubinsky2114@yahoo.com)

KimSim said...

This cookbook looks beautiful!

jan said...

I'm drooling over the cookbook cover... gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Oh my this is wonderful!

inbal de-paz said...

I would love to get the book. It looks inspirational!

Giulia said...

I have this book on my Amazon wishlist. I'd love to get a copy.
Lovely post, lovely interview and as usual beautiful photos.

Anastasia said...

Thanks for such a lovely post! The cookbook looks wonderful.

Kookie said...

Mmmm, the simple pleasures in life! Love them all the way :) Thanks!

Mojca said...

Follow both blogs for inspiration - the recipes, the beautiful photos, and your life stories. Would love to win the book, of course. Thank you for sharing.

angela@spinachtiger said...

La Tartine Gourmande was the first food blog I ever saw. I googled green lasagna and my life was changed. I already ordered her book, but winning a copy would be happiness. Can't think of a better gift.
Email: spinachtiger@me.com

Anna said...

The book looks so lovely and those financiers are divine. Yum!

Frau Sonntag said...

Supernice, I'm so happy for her.
I truly love her work, she's inspiring.

Noelia said...

The book looks amazing and there is nothing better than get inspired by food every day.

Julia @The Roasted Root said...

Great looking recipe! I love using almond meal for just about anything and I feel like almond meal muffins always turn out having so much flavor. Great recipe!

Jan said...

I've purchase your book, and would love this one to add to my collection. The photos are amazing.

Mercedes said...

Loved your Q&A with Bea! Would love to check out the cookbook!

Helene @ Homebound said...

ohhhh, how much i would like to own this beauty... ♡

Julie @SavvyEats said...

This book looks GORGEOUS!

Erica the Ninja said...

Bea's blog was one of the first that I started reading...her images and recipes were so simple yet beautiful and elegant at the same time. I would love to receive a copy of her book. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Sarah said...

This cookbook looks amazingly beautiful! I'd love to win! At the very least, I'm glad to have found a new obsession! ;)

Maren said...

It looks like a wonderful cookbook! I love reading both yours and Beatrice's blogs.

FLOR DE MARIA said...

I would love, love to win the cookbook to start trying her recipes
Thanks

Flor de Maria

Margo said...

This book sounds fantastic!

Coco said...

Love the name for these friendly li'l sweeties, "financiers." Sounds so fancy.

Miss B said...

Gorgeous!!! It all looks delicious and I can only hope that the recipe for coconut milk tapioca is within!

Darcy said...

I would love to win this book--sounds amazing ! ♥

Sharyn Dimmick said...

I enjoyed reading your interview with Beatrice. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Esme said...

the cookbook looks gorgeous. congrats to you.

Laura B. said...

Love financiers! Can't wait to try these chocolate ones!

Christie said...

Such beautiful photos! Thanks for the peak at this cookbook. Look's amazing!

Olivia said...

My mouth is salivating just by viewing the pictures!

Tami V said...

All of this looks lovely, and I can't wait to thumb through this cookbook and get it covered in flour and sugar! :)

The Reluctant Baker Mom said...

Why oh why did I give up chocolate for Lent?

MB said...

What a lovely cookbook!

Alyse said...

This cookbook looks lovely, with so many beautiful photos and recipes.
It would be treasured here in our home.

Pascale said...

I need to bake these! The book sounds great and I plan to check out the blog as well.

Rhiannon said...

This book looks lovely... and I would also miss parsley the most.

Kunyo said...

I've been eyeing this cookbook for months now; the photography is absolutely gorgeous and the recipes are always fresh and inspiring. Speaking of which, I swear I was planning on making financiers today and a recipe just happened to drop into my lap! What luck :) Thanks to both of you for always inspiring me in the kitchen!

bakingmehungry.com said...

Loved the interview. Thank you!

m'lis said...

Love your blog and hers

Sarah C. Brown said...

This book is beautiful and inspirational. Hoping to add it to my collection!

Lizabeth U. said...

This cookbook looks great! And my library system has two of them! But alas, they're new so I will have to wait a couple of weeks to get a peek at it. But it's on the list :)

Floor Time said...

I have never looked at her blog. I am going there as soon as I am finished writing this!

Adrienne said...

This book looks like its chock full of beautiful photography. Would be great to have for some inspiration :D

Jennie said...

I was just thinking how some macarons would be lovely in this spring-like weather we're having. Then I saw the chocolate financiers, and now I'm dreaming of them!

I am loving all of the bright colors and fresh-looking flavors on the cover of the cookbook! It definitely makes me want to see more and start making some of the recipes!

Colleen McCaughan said...

Looks like a beautiful cookbook!
Thanks, Colleen

shelbygail said...

I just love both of these blogs, and both of your resounding cookbooks.... Can't wait to add this new one to my inspiration shelf next to Plate to Pixel!

Cynthia Flores said...

This books looks sooo yummy!!! Thank you for sharing this interview!!

tbos said...

Always love a new good cookbook!

PaulaW said...

I ran to the nearest barnes and nobles and brought a copy of the book. Loved the beautiful photos and can't wait to try out her chocolate tahnini cookies. Thank you for the recommendation.

MLee said...

The book looks beautiful. I find this blog and La Tartine Gourmande both so inspiring.

KateSondersFoodWriter said...

I've been anxious to get my hand's on this cookbook. Her photos and writing are delicous! Such a lovely giveaway.

Stef said...

Love Bea's blog. Her photography is amazing!

Shauna said...

Cute, fun interview!! I love both yours and Bea's blogs- eye candy and yummy food!!! It would be wonderful to win a copy of such a beautiful book!!

Emilie in MN said...

What a nice giveaway. Thank you!

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

I would love to win a copy!

Anna W. said...

I cannot, cannot wait to explore this cookbook. Thank you so much for posting the interview, too. What a great read!

Laurel said...

I am itching to get a peek into this beautiful cookbook, as the cover and Bea's blog are positively gorgeous!

Nic said...

Count me in - you can never too many cookbooks!

Heidy said...

This sounds like a beautiful, creative cookbook. It is always good to infuse ideas from other places into one's cooking.

Paulina said...

I follow her blog and enjoy the beautiful pictures and delicious recipes! Would love to win.

Trudi S. said...

Looks wonderful...I'd love to win this book!

verO de delimOOn said...

Depuis des années, je suis le blog de Bea. J'ai beaucoup appris en photographie grâce à elle. Je me suis meme offert son livre Plate to Pixel qui est vraiment génial pour l'amateur averti.
Je me réjouie de découvrir son nouveau livre.

shanley said...

i've been dreaming of Paris... this could be the next best thing! Thanks!

Lorna said...

I would love to win this book.

Marissa said...

Beautiful photos! Sure hope I can take a peek in person ;)

Marissa

Lynna H, said...

her photography is simply amazing. i bet her cookbook is filled with gorgeous pictures of her cooking!

Jennie35 said...

You always have appealing recipes and beautiful photos!

Susan's Scribbles said...

This book appears to be not only a labor of love, but one of art as well. What a delight!

Betsi said...

Bonne chance a moi!

fabiola said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity! I absolutely love following both of your lovely blogs, they are very much inspiring.

krazydelicious said...

The cookbook looks amazing, as do the pictures. Haven't been following Bea's blog, but am sure to start now!

Bianca @ sweet dreaming said...

This cookbook looks so delicious! I'd love to win :)

Darcy said...

I'd love a copy of this cookbook - I've been a fan of her blog for ages. Lovely photos and can't wait to make those financiers.

suzy said...

Oh how I would love to hold this cookbook in my hands. It looks lovely!

schneidersuzie(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I was so excited to see Bea was publishing a cookbook of her own. Congrats, Bea, and great interview, Helene!

elizabeyta said...

I got this cookbook from the library and really liked how it read. I like the attitude :)

Naomi said...

a lovely book, a lovely interview and a lovely recipe: a triple threat!

lo81 said...

A wonderful book!

Melissa said...

I have to echo everyone else's comments -- two greats in one post, and a great book to boot, wahoo! I would love a copy of this book, and thank you for the great 'interview'.

Nat said...

More beautiful photos of beautiful food. So inspiring to go create some of my own! Thank you Helene and Bea.

{about britt} said...

Oh I love her blog, I am sure he book is just as intriguing!

Lumlet said...

Oh my! I have this book on my wishlist. I'd be so thrilled to win it!

Rae Jade said...

As a long time subscriber of "La Tartine Gourmande"'s blog site, I can't wait to get this new book. I will be owning a copy either by winning this gift, or purchasing. Thank you for this lovely opportunity.

Margaret said...

Another amazing post. This book would get a ton of use in my kitchen...what a jewel!!

valerie s. said...

Really pleased to have you and Béa to go to for advice on gluten free cooking and baking. Lovely post, lovely cookbook.

Maurina said...

Love chocolate. Love financiers. The book really look delicious :)) and as always.. your photos are inspiring!!

Joyce said...

Delightful treat and a wonderful giveaway! :)

Jayne said...

I always loved her blog. To have her book in my hands would be surreal! :-)

Tricia Oakes said...

I would love to win such a gorgeous cookbook!

aktilot said...

The cookbook looks wonderful! :) I've enjoyed your blog for a year now, thank you for your wonderful recipes and tutorials - I would never have tackled macarons without your guidance.

Cassie said...

So excited to find out about a new blog to follow! The cookbook looks amazing I LOVE all the beautifully colorful photos on the cover!

Nagalakshmi V said...

i am reading your book right now - plate to pixel - and learning quite a bit. love the tone you have used, friendly, informal, yet confident :)

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

A beautiful blog and a beautiful book!

Deppified said...

Financiers! They look so yumz!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

You both are so inspirational in the food photography and blogging world. I am familiar with Bea's creation and cannot wait to get my hands on her book :)

Dulce said...

I follow both your blog and Bea's, I really hope I win a copy of the book, it looks beautiful

Maritxikis said...

Bea's blog is beautiful and inspiring and a great resource form a newly gluten sensitive undiagnose person like me...just like your blog. I have made your Tupp apple cardamom cake several times, always delicious. Time to try this muffins!

Good luck every one!

WALKER, BOOK ARTIST, FLY ROD BUILDER said...

I want to tell you how much I appreciate your inspiring blog. Do you think coconut oil could be used instead of butter in this recipe?

Thanks for all your work you do for us.

alice2 said...

Just made financiers! Bea's blog has provided many meal inspirations :)

Monika said...

When I started my blog a few years ago on a whim, Bea's blog was one of the first foreign blogs I discovered and admired. Her recipes and photos were a great inspiration for me and my work and I'm very excited to see her cookbook published. I'd love to be the owner of her wonderful book.

Uschi said...

Love the Blog and the pictures are woderful, just like a little holiday

Me And My Sweets said...

What an inspiring post! I'm a big fan of your pics and have tour "plate to pixel" book, it gives me really great ideas for my newbie blog:-)

jana said...

such a good looking book!

Julíus Joy And Food said...

I love your photos :) Thanks and Good luck

aufeinwort said...

hello from berlin,

this looks utterly lovely. i love to read cookbooks in bed:) and this seems like such a good choice. thanks so much for the giveaway, would love to win the book. best,anja

Marilyn said...

I would love having this book. Please enter me.

fujiia said...

I arrived here from wanting to buy the Plate to Pixel book on Amazon. A lot of good reading in perspective! As read in one of the comments: "Tartelette and Tartine all in one post"!

May Pantaleon said...

That looks like a lovely cookbook; my type of cookbook, with lovely and inspiring pictures that would just make me want to cook and be in the kitchen for hours and hours! And she's definitely right about eating with your eyes first because I know I do!

Ken│hungry rabbit said...

Your beautiful photography draws us into your world of food amazement.

Holly said...

The cookbook looks divine and I will be buying it for sure (or asking for it for Mother's Day) if I don't win a copy. Either way, I can't wait to try out some of the recipes!

Lawrence said...

Great looking cook book. I was also raised with a garden always close at hand with a grandmother that gathered vegetables daily and kept the fires burning.

Nay said...

I love the insight into the French view of meals and food!

chutneyandspice said...

I am so inspired by your blog and by books like this one, they feel so modern, fresh and vibrant. I have found that I don't like buying more 'traditional' cookbooks now that I am in the world of food blogging, I am much more interested in the work of bloggers and the books that they produce, especially as there seems to be an interest in nutrition as well as in cooking in many of them. Thank you.

Renee B said...

If the recipes are as mouthwateringly delicious as the photos, this book will be priceless! Preview a pages on Amazon.com, the interior design and layout is elegant and beautiful too. I'd love to win a copy!

Judy said...

The cookbook looks beautiful and something I would actually cook from.

Adana said...

fingers crossed!

Kepa said...

Chocolate financiers, yum!!!
As another French lady, I am very proud to see that both Bea and you are so succesful in the US. Congratulations.

Judy Gerstley said...

What a lovely book! Happy to see this Financier recipe uses muffin tin as I don't yet have a dedicated Financier pan, can't wait to try!

Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet said...

I absolutely adore Bea's blog... I have such a connection to the idea of a slow, leisurely life and reading her blog gives me a little glimpse into that life. Even when I'm sitting at my desk at work, reading on my lunch break, when I feel like I have no leisure in my life at all. The 5 minutes it takes for me to read her blog gives me that leisure.

Karan S said...

What a wonderful cookbook and blog! I look forward to exploring both!

anne said...

looks beautiful and delicious!

Jennie said...

I'd love to have a copy of this gorgeous cookbook!

Kevin Brightbill said...

Such a beautiful book!

Sabrine d'Aubergine said...

Ah! ... I would love it...

Sabrine

natashamann23@yahoo.com said...

I have been waiting for this book! i adore french cooking and am trying to go to france this year so i can sample some authentic french cuisine :)

Bonnie said...

I wouls love a copy of this book. The photo on the cover is beautiful and well worth the price, But I still hope I win one. Love it.

Linda and Matthew said...

Sounds like a lovely cookbook!

Christina @ Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe said...

OooOooooo! This looks divine!!! So excited!

Elissa Sato said...

Love her blog, would love her book!

Elaine said...

Thanks for the heads-up about this wonderful looking new book!

Michelle said...

Everything looks delicious! Cannot wait to try them :)

i bambini preziosi said...

I follow Bea's blog and would love to have a copy of her beautiful book! We eat her chocolate granola all winter long :)

blogderecetas said...

Hello! I love Bea's book and recipes, I just posted a review in Spanish last Sunday :)
I have the book, but I would like to enter the contest to send one copy to my mom. Thanks so much.

Maddie said...

This cookbook looks so adorable and yummy! :)

Denise K said...

This looks like a beautiful book full of inspiring recipes and stories!

IB said...

I really like the look and feel of those photos, absolutely lovely! Now on to making financiers...!

Priya V said...

Bea's photography and cooking style have always been inspiring, the way in which she presents the recipe /ingredients is fabulous.

Kristin said...

Win the giveaway or not I can't wait to see the pages inside this cookbook!

leslie said...

I love Bea's blog - and this one, too! - and would love to have a copy of her cookbook.

heather said...

This book looks like a truly inspiring collection of recipes. I hope I'm the lucky winner!

Angela DeCenzo said...

I love your image of the stacked cup cake papers. Lovely!

Pamela Herrick said...

What a lovely looking book. It would be a beautiful addition to my cookbook collection. I do love your blog, Many thanks!

Cindy Martin said...

Hi Helene! I can't decide if I love the book cover or your photos on this blog post best! Thanks for sharing a gluten-free chocolate recipe. Def. sharing! xx

Molly Pisula said...

Loved the interview---thanks for sharing such fun questions and answers!
Molly

Forge + Freshet said...

such beautiful images. the idea of an inspired life in the kitchen is profound! fingers crossed.... thanks!

andreja said...

Incredible photos. Thank you for sharing.
Andreja
http://www.stancerfamily.blogspot.com

Debbi_in_California said...

Cook book come to me. Lol

Keli said...

Just looking at the cover, I can tell this is a visually stunning cookbook. Would love to have a copy!

Rebecca said...

This cookbook looks and sounds amazing and I've heard so many delightful reviews! Thanks for sharing the interview!

The Brewer & The Baker said...

Love Bea's quote on taking a lunch-Sadly a forgotten tradition among so many these days.

Mélanie said...

Bea's book looks great ! Can't wait to read it !

Mara said...

This sounds exactly like the kind of cookbook I love!

TK said...

Oh My Goodness! The book looks so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

love to have the book!...Olga

Reni said...

I'm an avid reader of your's and Bea's blog even if only a quiet one, since I rarely comments. But I surely enjoy reading about your family and life stories and offcourse the recipes. I have tried quite a few of your's and Bea's recipes, and they're wonderful. Thanks for sharing it ! 'Would love to get a copy of Bea's book, since I cannot get it here.

Gail Lloyd said...

Bea's book looks beautiful. I love her idea's about food, and life.

Robin said...

What a beautiful cookbook! (:

Helle (Helen) said...

Sorry if I'm sending this twice, something didn't seem to work the first time.

Coming from a family where eating was something to get over and done with as quickly as possible, I love reading cookbooks by people who enjoy sharing their love of food and cooking.

chouette22 said...

Oh, I would love to win this book! Thank you so much for this give-away.

Mary Jane said...

A beautiful book that I would love to add to my collection.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Amy from Appetite for Discovery said...

Looks like such a beautiful cookbook - love the cover!

Amanda said...

This book looks fabulous!!!

mbh said...

this is a gorgeous cookbook and the added bonus for many of us is that the recipes are gluten free!

Sara E. said...

As always when I start my mornings on your site I am never disappointed! What gorgeous pictures and I think its so great that you delight in your peer's successes this way! Always an inspiration....whether its your photos or just your excitement about this cookbook, it makes for a very happy start to the day! Thank you :)
-sara

Jenifer A Smith said...

Great giveaway, I love your photography! Hope I win:)

Jenifer
chefatschool06@yahoo.com

Kayla said...

What a wonderful treat. I bet the book is fantastic.

spring b said...

Beautiful cover! I would love to have this book :)

Jessica said...

The cookbook looks inspiring!

Jiffy said...

You are always an inspiration. I absolutely love your blog.

Janine said...

I've been waiting for her cookbook from the library. It would be wonderful to win a copy!

chroniclesofasingleton said...

I love all things French so no doubt that this one is a winner. But its always exciting to see a person take a leap, to deviate from the norm and dive into what they love to do best. I'm sure her book will inspire us to do the same as well.

Svetlana said...

This looks absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to start on this.

Thank you.

Svetlana said...

This looks fabulous. I can't wait to start.
Thank you.

Kelli said...

Love your recipes!

Michelle K. Martin said...

would love to win a copy!

chibiume said...

Must try out this recipe!

Gloria said...

Thank you so much for introducing some of us to Bea! Would love to have a copy of such a lovely book!

Amanda K said...

What a beautiful book! THanks!

Chris McLean said...

Your blog is inspirational to me - not just the food, but the writing and images as well.

Ana Elizabeth said...

The book looks gorgeous! I'm currently building my recipe library, so this would be a lovely gift to win!

Chelsea said...

The book looks absolutely glorious. I can't wait to see it in real life!

Sarah W, said...

I can't wait to make something from this cookbook!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Looks like a beautiful cookbook!

Colleen said...

absolutely lovely, thank you for sharing!

Nicole said...

I loved reading that Bea's cooking inspiration was her mother and that side of the family. I grew up in the kitchen alongside by mother and grandmother and it seems my childhood memories are all centered around food - the good and the bad. I love this.

Lande-Diner said...

thanks for hosting this!

Stephanie Agana said...

What inspirational photography on both ends! Thank you :)

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