Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a Bloggy Giveaway Carnival starting Monday morning. Once you sign up to win one of MY cool prizes - head on over to Rocks in my Dryer where you will find links to hundreds (last carnival had over 500 links) of blogs also giving away FREE STUFF.
My give-away is a brand new copy of the book called "Field Guide To Produce...How to identify, select, and prepare virtually every fruit and vegetable at the market". The book includes color pictures.
I like this book b/c it includes alternative fruit and vegetable names (good for researching), history, storage, ripening techniques, preparation methods and some recipes.
This book does not include a whole lot of global produce - but it's still a good guide to the more likely items you'll find in a larger supermarket that carries some "exotic" produce. I slip my copy of this book into my purse when I go shopping. I liked it so much that I bought another copy to give away to one of my few faithful readers - or to one of my soon-to-be-faithful readers.
If you don't win the GRAND PRIZE - perhaps you'll have a chance at the consolation prize. The first name I draw will be for the book - the 2nd name I draw will be for a package of dried squid shreds! Maybe you'll enjoy the squid so much, you'll think it was the GRAND PRIZE! The squid shreds are in honor of the first food we ventured to taste - way back here. The package I'm giving away looks a bit different - and may taste different - I haven't tried it...but I couldn't find any like my original package.
So if you are wanting to take an adventure on the food frontier with us - all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your name and your blog URL or email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.