Thursday, June 9, 2011

Flash Giveaway: Weeding through the Collection

Cooking from A to Zest - Image Courtesy of Amazon.com
Image Credit: Amazon.com


If you follow me on Twitter, then you've heard me talk about the trials and tribulations of looking for an apartment in New York. Just a few days ago, I had someone try to convince me that I had to put down an $1100 deposit just to view his available apartment. Ridiculous.



So while I've been sorting through the emails from the scam artists, I've been lugging home cardboard boxes from the office with the purpose of filling them with my personal belongings so I could take them to the new place. Wherever that may be. Well, tonight's the night I finally started packing. My first task? Weed through my DVD collection.


Cooking from A to Zest - Image Courtesy of Amazon.com
Image Credit: Amazon.com


Among that collection, I found a still-in-the-shrink-wrap copy of Cooking from A to Zest, a four-volume set of DVDs that offer "a step-by-step guide to planning, preparing, and cooking like a pro". It's been unopened for a year and, honestly, I can't remember where I got it... so, I'm making an educated guess that I won't be in a hurry to open it in the new place. (Even though my interest in the set is still very high!)

The set, valued at $59.99 (on Amazon), includes:

  • Volume 1 (Building Your Kitchen) - Cooking starts with kitchen essentials - such as efficient knife skills, selecting your equipment and stocking your kitchen with staple ingredients.
  • Volume 2 (Stocks, Soups & Sauces) - Learn the building blocks of delicious stocks and broths, unveil the secret to cream soups and purees, then finish with five key Foundation Sauces.
  • Volume 3 (Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, Pasta, Grains & Legumes) - Learn to prepare salad dressings with ease, saute, blanch, and grill your way to flavorsome vegetables, and cook the perfect rice and pasta - every time!
  • Volume 4 (Eggs, Meat, Poultry & Fish) - Discover six classic ways to prepare eggs, then move on to a variety of mouth-watering methods for meat and poultry, including brining, braising and stewing.

Since that's the case, you, my lucky Taste As You Go readers, have ONE HOUR to enter for a chance to win this set of four DVDs for your very own. Just leave a comment and let me know what your favorite way to beat the heat is. I'm melting in my apartment right now (no AC), so I need suggestions.

This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada only. Entries submitted after 11pm EST will not be considered. One entry per person. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is...
#1 - Fatlazyceliac, whose favorite way to beat the heat is
"Wet washcloths in the freezer, then on the forehead & back of neck."

Congratulations!

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