Wednesday, June 5, 2013

giveaway: the cassoulet saved our marriage

I am really excited about today's giveaway. It's not only an amazing book - funny, poignant and interesting, but three, count 'em, three of my friends have essays in it!

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is the perfect book for people interested in good food and good writing! And there are some really great recipes in between all the wonderful storytelling!

Let me introduce you to my three friends featured in the book!

Lisa Harper, one of the book's editors and writers, met my sister years ago in graduate school. I first met her on the dance floor, swing dancing in San Francisco. (and boy can she dance!) Lisa is the author of the award winning non-fiction book, A Double Life. She is also a professor and teaches writing in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.

Melissa Clark is not only my friend, but my sister! I know you've heard me talk about her before! She is the author of two novels, Swimming Upstream Slowly and Imperfect. You should go order both, right now!! She is one of my favorite people to cook for because she so appreciates a good meal!

If you haven't heard of Max Brooks, then you've clearly been living under a rock as the adaptation of his book, World War Z, is plastered on billboards all over town! I've known Max since I was born as our parents were good friends and while his piece doesn't cover zombies (his usual territory) it will move you as only a good piece of writing can.

So, take these three powerhouse writers, add 28 original recipes paired with storeis about family and food and why it matters and you have The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage! 

One lucky reader will win a book, signed by Lisa Harper! All you have to do is become a follower of my blog AND leave a comment below. If you'd like, you can even tell me your favorite meal to cook or eat!

This contest will close on June 16th at 11:59 pm ET and a winner will be announced Monday, June 17th. Open to U.S. mailing address only. 

Good luck and bon appetite!


  1. I meant to tell you I read it a few months ago and really enjoyed it! I was pleased you were mentioned in your sister's piece at least a little. (-:


  2. Oooh! Thanks for this chance! I am a long time follower via email, and everywhere else. LOL!

    I do so love a good cookbook and really love when recipes are shared with memories. :)

  3. I am an email subscriber to Meremade and look a good book - especially one that includes food and stories!


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