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    How Easy is That?: Giveaway Winners!

    The winners of the How Easy is That? giveaway are Tonya (#8), booksncooks (#11), and Melissa (#22)!  Congrats ladies!!  Please email me your address (barefootbloggers @ gmail dot com) as soon as you have a chance.  The books will be shipped directly from the publisher within a few days.

    A Giveaway!! … How Easy Is That?

    Wanna blog along with the Barefoot Bloggers?  Wanna get your hands on one of the hottest new cookbooks?

    Wanna win a copy of Ina Garten’s newest cookbook?!?

    Thanks to the great folks over at Random House and Clarkson Potter, we’re giving away THREE COPIES of How Easy Is That? which is set to release on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.

    Side Note: Make sure you come back to Barefoot Bloggers on Monday October 25th to read about my Q&A with Ina Garten!  November recipes will be posted that day too!

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    To Enter:

    Entering this giveaway is simple and you can have up to 2 entries! Here’s what you need to do:

    1. Follow Barefoot Bloggers on Twitter.  Come back here and post your Twitter ID in the comments of this post.

    and then…

    2. Follow Random House on Twitter.  You MUST tweet the following phrase EXACTLY as it appears here and then post your Twitter ID in the comments of this post: @RandomHouse is giving away 3 copies of the #BarefootContessa ‘s new #cookbook on @barefootblogger ! Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/2w4ozer

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    The Rules:

    Only 2 entries per person.  Entries must be made by Monday October 25, 2010 at 12pm Eastern.  Three winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here Monday afternoon.  Winners will be contacted via email.  If any winner doesn’t reply to this email by Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 9pm Eastern, another winner will be chosen.  Open to U.S. residents only.

     

    And the winners are…

    Congrats to #19 (Tara of Sunflower Living) and #16 (Gwenn of Cooking in Pajamas) on the comment list!! Ladies, please take a minute to email me (barefootbloggers @ gmail dot com) your mailing address and I will drop your recipe journals in the mail this weekend.

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    Here is what Tara and Gwenn had to say about the questions I asked last week:

    If you could spend a day with Ina Garten, what one question are you dying to ask her?

    Tara: “For my question, I don’t think I have a particular one. Just some chit-chat with lots of questions that would pop into my head about her recipes, travels, career experiences, etc.”

    Gwenn:  “What is your favorite restaurant food, that you dislike making for yourself because it is too labor intensive, or you just can’t get it as good as their version? Also, what is your favorite New York restaurant?”

    How would you want to spend the day?

    Tara: “I would love to spend the day visiting some of the fun shops she features on her show and meeting some of the regulars that visit her kitchen.”

    Gwenn: “I would love to spend the day touring her gardens, her kitchen and her favorite spots in the Hamptons (Ina’s insider tour of the Hamptons).”

    What would you request to make with her?

    Tara: “I would love to cook a simple, picnic meal with her to take to the beach. Perfection.”

    Gwenn: “I cannot even begin to imagine what I would want to cook with her. One of her amazing soups, or her Outrageous Brownies or rugelach. I’d also love to help her test a new recipe, or teach her one of my recipes!”

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