Thursday, July 17, 2008

In Grandma's arbor - a book giveaway!

kinna-med-boken

Remember Kinna? Last fall, I told you about her book "I mormors berså" where she and her mom has collected family recipes from five generations. The book is truly a treasure chest for anyone who likes baking - it has bread, cookies and cakes, all part of the Swedish tradition. It's also a very pretty book - it looks just like old-fashioned writing books, and it's very lovely design is made by Kinna's sister Elina. They've even published the book themselves, and they've done a great job getting into many bookstores, and they get a lot of well-deserved attention in the Swedish media.

Now, many of you don't read Swedish. But today is your lucky day - because the book was just translated into English! It's called "In Grandma's Arbor", and guess what? Kinna and Elina has given me two copies of the book to share with you!

All you have to do is leave a comment, and make sure you have a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you. I'll randomly draw the winners, and it doesn't matter where you live - I'll ship it anywhere! You have until Sunday, noon (my time).

If you're not so lucky, you can order the book from here. International orders are shipped through Sweden bookshop, and they ship worldwide.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book to go with the rest of my Swedish/Finn genealogy and also a Finnish cookbook I have. Would make me feel closer to my relatives in Kronoby,Finland and Helsinki. Pk me, oh random draw.
Kay Voth
VVoth_2@msn.com

Chanterelle said...

This sounds so much more personal than "Swedish Cakes and Cookies" -- now I have to find the Klefstad B&B website. Do you have a link?
Susan
skbrodie (at) verizon (dot) net

Meg mfortino2000 at yahoo dot com said...

I love the idea of this. Family history in a cookbook!

Anonymous said...

Right now I am fighting off the urge to purchase the following two cookbooks

The Perfect Scoop – David Lebovits
Northwest Table – Kathy Casey

Perhaps if my name was selected, this cookbook would placate me enough to keep from buying these other two. I could easily put them on my Christmas list

Thanks and give the babies a kiss for me - yes I am one of those that kiss my pets . . . .
>^..^<
marybeth.lynn@comcast.net

Catofstripes said...

I never win these things! However, I'd love to win this book so I could bake something to impress my Swedish sister-in-law and my nephew and niece.

catofstripes [at] gmail [dot] com

Karin said...

Ooooh...sounds lovely. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Renuka. said...

if you pick me, i will send you some honey roasted cashews in exchange! ;)

Love your blog, been a fan of it for a long time...

renukabadhe (at) gmail (dot) com

Teacher Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really neat cookbook!

Teacher Anonymous said...

Oh, and my e-mail is teacher.anonymous.blog@gmail.com

karolcia said...

There are no better recipes than the old family ones. Cakes and breads that have been baked for ages with love and passion must taste really wonderful. The book sounds like a real treasure. Thanks Anne for organizing the draw, and hope I'm in ;)

Sleep late... dream more. said...

How exciting! I love hearing stories of people who are doing "start up" stuff and it works :) yay!

wintersnowgypsy (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephan said...

Sounds like a great book. I love recipes that have been refined over generations.

dm said...

What a darling book and a lovely website too! please enter me: d123.nospam@gmail.com - and many thanks! By the way, as you are such a "foodie" I wonder if you might have advice... I have a friend trying a yeast free, sugar free, dairy free diet for 30 days for medical reasons, anyone have any good ideas or blogs?

Anonymous said...

What a great reason to leave a comment! I've been reading and enjoying your site for a while. It was very hard to resist commenting on the cute kitten pictures - I don't envy your having to bottle feed them.
deshurley(at)cornerstonesolutions(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a free give away for me to leave a comment! I really enjoy reading your blog and testing some of the yummy recipes.
Thank you!
Su
sumcwu@yahoo.com.com

Lindy Leech said...

That sounds like a wonderful book. Please add me to your drawing too.

Kitty Kitty said...

What a beautiful idea to put together 5 generations of recipes. Please add my name to your drawing.

cillaann at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great competition. I would love to be entered and would love to win even more! Thanks for organizing this Anne and Kinna.
Angela

angbill99 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great idea to share the book! Sounds like a great collection of yummies. (I love your kitties too, so adorable!)
Ginger
flasportschick@yahoo.com

peasantwench said...

This sounds just lovely!
peasantwench (at) hotmail

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travelingwilbury said...

Hej, Anne!
I would love to be lucky enough to win a copy of the book and have some nice Swedish baking recipes to try at home. I'll keep my fingers crossed (and touch wood as well for good measure). My e-mail is gaviota_uk2@yahoo.co.uk
Gabriela

Anonymous said...

It sounds really exiting a book full of Swedish recipe's:)
I am curious I`ll hope i win :)
Gr Gippy
bloebenblub(at)hotmail(dot)com

King Rat said...

I grew up with homemade swedish baking, so I'd love this. My email is in my profile.

There will also be a link from Rat's Reading sometime around midnight.

ikkinlala said...

That sounds like a wonderful cookbook!

Penelope said...

I would like to also win this book, Anne. But if I don't, where in Stockholm can I buy it? As long as the shop is open on Sundays. I'll be there for the day on 30th July.

selena said...

It looks like a super book, and she's so cute! Please enter me. Yay for self-publishing!

Jodi said...

I love reading your blog! I'm sure I would love reading this book too. Hope I win so I can bake some great Swedish treats!
lostart@cableone.net

blueviolet said...

This is just a real treasure. I can only imagine the wonderful delights it holds.
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

Debinhawaii said...

Being 1/4 Swedish and having no Swedish Cookbooks, I would be delighted if the random selction fairies smiled upon me and I received a copy!
dchristensen@rphawaii.com

Anonymous said...

Please put my name down for the draw too! sidkatie@iinet.net.au

jutta said...

Oh, pick me! I need more recipes to cook for my swedish husband!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow! I'd love to own such an interesting book!

(grandchamp@gmx.ch)

Cheers,

Rosa

Anne said...

Hello,

I would love to enter the drawing!

My husband is Swedish and it would be great to have a Swedish recipe book translated into English!

perrygeorg(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne said...

Susan, the Klefstad site is here: http://www.klefstadgard.com/

Penelope, I'm pretty sure NK bookstore has it! :)

Good luck everyone! I wish I had books for each and everyone of you.

eLMo said...

It would be a pleasure to cook some Swedish food for my Swedish husband!

lauraamontgomery@gmail.com

Tack :)

Anonymous said...

How lovely cookbooks are - even more so when they come free from far away places.

sarochka@mac.com

deb said...

love this idea of the family cookbook!

Allie said...

Love your blog so many wonderful recipes!

crazystar32(at)hotmail(dot)com

Hilda said...

I love grandmothers' recipes' types of cookbooks, because you know that when you make something from them, they are calling out to someone's childhood memories of baked goods.

please enter me in the drawing:
saffronandblueberry@gmail.com

bookworm said...

I love to bake, that book looks wonderful! Thanks for offering the contest.

Pam
bookworm1414@yahoo.com

Jess to the Lo said...

I just found your blog by Google for cauliflower soup; your recipe was from 2007 but it's dinner tonight in 2008 at my house!

I would love to have this book to add to my baking and cooking. I am really expanding my cooking this year and will be checking back in for your recipes often!

my email is nihao93(at)gmail(dot)com

Jason said...

Oh how exciting! I have never won a drawing, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)
Thanks!
Jason
jasonhills78(at)msn(dot)com

Cassandra said...

mmmm... the book looks tempting! So I thought I'd leave a comment too :-)
Lots of hugs
Cassandra

karlsfoodie said...

it sound liek a fantastic book.. just something i would like to keep my beautiful memories of sweden...

joanna_seah@hotmail.com

Joanna said...

Ja tack :-)

Kram
Joanna

www.livsvinst.se

Anonymous said...

My husband is part Swedish and this would be a great book to try and make some swedish dishes for him!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Bri said...

That book looks really cool. I have been working on compiling my own collection of recipes to publish later on.

Zainab said...

That looks like a wonderful book! My mothers family is scandinavian so I just love trying out swedish recipes and reading about the food :)

Zainab said...

Oops , forgot the email address.


umm_suleiman@yahoo.com

bison61 said...

my Grandmother is Swedish and bakes such wonderful goodies, I'd love to win this

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Anne said...

Thank you all, the giveaway is now closed.