There is a gal named Georgia. She is worth getting to know. She also goes by The Girl Hunter. I met Georgia at BlogHer Foodlast month. She is an incredible woman. Immediately after talking to her for a few minutes I knew I liked her, she is a beautiful person inside & out. Moments after we started speaking I realize she gets it. The deeper stuff. Truth, knowledge & wisdom reveal themselves as soon as she leaps into conversation.
All of the photos in this post are from Georgia Pellegrini.com
Georgia took herself out of the world of Wall Street & has immersed herself into quite a different lifestyle. These days she seeks out fine culinary artisans. We are not talking fancy, showy stuff. We are talking the real folks who get their hands dirty. They work the fields, cure the meats, forage for mushrooms & shepherd cheese. They work their crafts quietly, carefully & with great taste. They focus on food and preserving culinary traditions. She meets them & gets to know their craft, taste their food and learn about their lives.
In the book Food HeroesGeorgia travels the world and shares 16 culinary artisans with us. Her voice is strong and gentle at the same time. She has wisdom beyond her years & a refined palate. While reading this book I feel like I am whisked away to another time where there are no big box stores, malls and pre-packaged refined “foods.” The message in this book is both simple & bold at the same time. The book is also peppered with some of Georgia’s favorite recipes.
We need to recognize and preserve culinary traditions before they become extinct. Food Heroes helps us to embrace the folks who love what they do & keep at it out of passion & desire. They are the kind of taste makers that I want to know. For me the best ingredients are grown out of love, care & consideration for out environment.
This book takes me to a place I need to visit. It slows me down & helps me to ponder what is out there beyond my daily encounters. I get to explore & travel with my taste buds & imagination.
Georgia was kind enough to offer a copy of her book for one lucky reader. This is the perfect book to take with you on holiday travels & for when you feel like curling upon the sofa with a steamy cup of tea & a book.
This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Paula Thomas from Gapey’s Grub Thanks so much for all of your entries everyone. Stay tuned for more fun giveaways soon. You can purchase a copy of Food Heroes at Amazon.com.
One lucky ready has the chance to win a copy of Food Heroes by simply following any of the ten entry suggestions below. You must leave a SEPARATE COMMENT per entry for me to include it. Please do not leave all your entries in one comment form, it will only be counted as one entry if you do so.
Here is a list of 11 ways how you can enter to win (remember more comments = more entries!)
- COMMENT: Have you ever met a culinary artisan or are you one?
- TWEET THIS: Copy and paste the following Tweet into the Twitter message field: @MarlaMeridith has a copy of “Food Heroes” book by @gpellegrini to giveaway. Enter to win here: http://su.pr/7y6JNT
- OR MAKE UP YOUR OWN TWEET
- TWITTER: Follow MarlaMeridith.com @MarlaMeridith
- FACEBOOK: Become a fan of MarlaMeridith.com on Facebook
- VOTE: Please vote for me in the California Raisins Photo Challenge
- TWITTER: Follow the new @familyfoodchat on Twitter
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- TWITTER: Follow Georgia Pellegrini @gpellegrini
- FACEBOOK:Become a fan of Georgia on Facebook
- LINK this contest back to one of your Blog Posts and come back and tell me that you did.
- Add FAMILY FRESH COOKING to your blog roll.
Winner will be chosen at random by random.org.
This contest closes on ****Friday, November 19th, 2010 at Midnight, 12:00am PST****
I will send the winner an e-mail. This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only. My apologies to my international visitors.
MarlaMeridith.com Full Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Georgia Pellegrini’s book Food Heroes to review. I only promote things that stay true to my taste and interests. The opinions expressed here are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you for sharing your wonderful book with us!