Friday, January 15, 2010

Mad Hungry? Win a copy!

Edited 1/19/10: The contest for Mad Hungry is now over. Thanks for entering!
Hi Knitters,
My publisher, Artisan Books, produces all sorts of beautiful, dreamy books that cover a multitude of topics. Mainly, they publish the most fantastic cookbooks by the world's most acclaimed top chefs. Every once in a while my editor, Trent Duffy, will kindly send me one of their new cookbooks. It is so fun to get a book unexpectedly on your door step. Well, this fall Trent sent me a copy of Mad Hungry, Feeding Men & Boys. I get to see a lot of cookbooks. I buy a lot of cookbooks. This one is IT! I am a family-size huge meal type cooker. This book calls my name loud and clear. Everything about Mad Hungry speaks to me. I absolutely have fallen madly in love, crazy head over heels in love with this book.
This is what happens to books I take a liking to, a post-it note attack. I start placing post-its to mark favorite pages so they stick out at the top of the book. Once I get too many on top, I then move to having the post-its sticking out on the side. The side sticker outers become the top of the list recipes. I have carried Mad Hungry around the house with me everywhere I go. I can't put it down.

The entire feel of the book is enticing. The cover is matte with a linen-y grainy feel, very old-school. The paper inside has a matte finish, the pages open flat and stay open, a wonderful feature. Everything about the book feels so good and warm and welcoming. The photography is delicious and appealing and simple and beautiful. Mikkel Vang showcases the food in a pure and simple light. Plus, I love the photos of Lucinda's husband and boys.

I can't get over how much I love the look and feel of Mad Hungry. It is different and cleverly constructed in the best way possible. Artisan Books and Lucinda Scala Quinn have created a piece of edible art with down-home accessibility. Congratulations.
Lucinda Scala Quinn (her blog is here and it is great!) has quite a resume. She is the Executive Food Director for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, a cohost of PBS's Everyday Food, has a satellite radio show called EatDrink and is married and has three boys. She knows of what she speaks. She is on Martha Stewart, the show, on occasion and I have seen a couple of her segments and she is wonderful to watch. When I first saw the book I wasn't sure what the expression Mad Hungry meant which is funny because I live with a mad hungry family every single day. There has been some discussion in a couple of reviews about the singling out of men and boys as the target for the cooking in the book and how it is stereotypical. But not for me! I totally get the concept of Mad Hungry and I wholeheartedly agree. I live with two hungry, starving boys and my hungry husband who is 6 feet 5 inches tall. All of the men in my life are athletes, constantly on the move and they live to eat. We all love to cook and eat. There isn't a day that goes by where someone doesn't ask me, "What's for dinner?" Usually it is early in the day when I get asked this.

Here is a blurb from Lucinda's introduction that struck home with me (p. XI):
"What's for dinner?" is the most important, most burning question. Food is everything to them and food is nothing until there is none. And, if they're "mad hungry" with no food in sight, life is a living hell." The title, mad hungry, is about that moment when someone can't wait another minute to eat, where control is lost and hunger has completely taken over their being. I get that. Lucinda goes on to say how completely satisfying cooking and feeding the loved ones in our lives is. Food is intertwined with family memories at our house and Lucinda clearly lives that way, too.

To tell you a relevant story, my 16-year-old son is always starving, beyond starving, and it becomes painful for him (and at times, me). Yesterday he drove home (yes, he just got his license) after morning swim practice and before first hour class started. He called ahead and asked me to get 4 slices of wheat toast, slathered in butter and strawberry preserves, ready for him so he could grab it and go. He is "mad hungry" ALL of the time. He came in and downed 2 granola bars, a yogurt, a banana, 2 big glasses of orange juice and the 4 slices of toast. Before he left he gave me a list of foods he needs for his "food locker" at school. Yes, the swimmers each have a designated food locker. He then thanked me and jumped back in the car and drove off to school. That's my life.

Back to the book, Mad Hungry has theories, recommended tools, tips, ideas and mainly fresh, simple, authentic recipes. The recipes use ingredients that you most likely already have in your house. That's my favorite part. It is so doable and real. Mad Hungry is for everyday moms and cooks and for men and women and families. Everyone is included in this family cookbook.

The food chapters cover breakfast, lunch, dinner and down-home desserts (my favorite chapter). The other night I made Lucinda's Chicken Parmesan (the Queen of Chicken returns!) and it was delicious. The recipe even calls for 3 pounds of chicken which is what I make for an average dinner. Most recipes call for 1 pound of chicken and I always have to double or triple recipes. This was all set for someone just like me with a hungry family to feed. I knew this book was meant for me. Lucinda even uses things like canned tomatoes, love that. Don't let the association with Martha Stewart and her complexity scare you away. These are everyday ingredients that you find at any local grocery shop. It's real life stuff.

Here are some things on my list to make:
Golden Granola. I have some nut allergies and I love granola but often nuts are mixed into store-bought versions. I can't wait to make my own toasty sweet granola.
I am a coffee cake kind of girl and when it is laced with chocolate? It's over. I am making Aunt Patty's Coffee Cake this weekend. Can't wait. Yummy hot coffee and Aunt Patty? Here I come this Sunday.
Tomato, avocado and basil? I'm sold. Onions, too? Heaven on earth. Doesn't that look fresh and good? The variety in the book is never-ending and it's all so easy and achievable. Lucinda has done an excellent job.
The dessert chapter is to die for: strawberry rhubarb pie, apple crisp, one-pan busy day chocolate cake (Lucinda gets it!), banana bread (a staple at my house), chocolate pudding, rice pudding (I am a fool for rice pudding), cookies and bars. The gorgeous photo above is for no-bake peanut butter rice krispie bars. Rice Krispies? Always and forever!

What I am most excited to tell you is that you have an opportunity to win a copy of Mad Hungry! I love this book so much that I asked Trent at Artisan if I could host a giveaway for my blog readers and he said yes. I think you all will love this book as much as I do. I want you to have this cookbook!

Leave a comment on this post to win a copy of Mad Hungry. I will randomly pick a winner in a couple of days. Please only enter one time to keep things fair and square. Leave an identifying something or other along with your comment, name, location, link or ravelry name or something. If you are selected you will need to email me to give me your mailing address so please check back to see if you win!

Good luck!!
For a brief change of topic and a quick reminder, last year I designed a couple of Valentine quick knits that make perfect gifts for the season. The first is the Sweetheart Washcloth Pattern which is so fast and simple and fun! Click here to find out more about the Sweetheart Washcloth.

The washcloth along with a lovely bar of soap and a ribbon instantly makes the perfect Valentine gift for moms, grandmas, friends, teachers, babies, kids...
The other quick knit is the Sweetheart Hat pattern. I made this one out of Sugar-n-Cream cotton which you can get for a buck or two at a craft store. Any worsted weight yarn will work. Click here to find out about the Sweetheart Hat pattern.

One last Valentine's Day quick knit is the Heart on a String hat pattern which is FREE on Spud says! I just posted this pattern a couple of days ago and I don't want you to miss out. The Ravelry link for Heart on a String is here.

Okay, have a good weekend, dear friends! I hope you get to knit in between your busy-ness.
best, susie
p.s. Oh my goodness, my publicist Chrissa Yee just emailed me the link for a review of Itty-Bitty Toys and the free pattern release of the Panda and Zebra puppets from the book on CutOut + Keep! Fun! I hope it's a good review, I haven't even read it yet:) Read along with me.

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JoezGal said...

Ooooh... sounds like a great book, ond one I wish I'd had when my four sons were younger and all living at home! I could still use the book for when they and their growing families come for dinner. Count me in on the giveaway.

suzanne said...

this cookbook looks amazing..i love to cook in large amts even tho it is just my husband and myself..lots of leftovers and less meals to cook

Alchemy said...

Yum! I'm ready for some new recipes! Thanks!

Betz White said...

Yum! Count me in! Excellent review!

When I first saw the cover I thought "mad" was referring to Madison! :)

Maryjane said...

That cookbook looks wonderful! I'm such a cookbook junkie and I use them all the time, as I cook 6 meals a week for our family (Friday is pizza night!)

Anonymous said...

The cookbook looks like a good one. I have 3 growing boys so I am sure I will soon have 3 Mad Hungry boys to feed.

Donna Goad in VT

Merri said...

I love cookbooks with good, hearty meals and this one sounds like it is just that.

knittingjule said...

Would love this cookbook to help me feed my 3 hungry boys! Thanks, Susan, for thinking of us.

tbmccarthy said...

I am 7 (plus) months pregnant and boy am I Mad Hungry ALL the time! Thanks for offering up this great book!

Mel said...

Count me in! It would help me with my 2010 resolution - more home cooking!

pigbook1 said...

What a great book, maybe it would give me some ideas for feeding the husband(who eats fries with as many meals as possible)

gumbygoogoo said...

Eeeek! I have a DH and 3 boys under 7! Help me! (oh, and thanks for this great giveaway!)

Sami said...

My husband is forever bugging me to find recipes that are simple, delicious and produce leftovers. This book sounds like just the right thing to fill his request!

foofymonkey on ravelry

Aberdonian said...

I love cookbooks, I love buying them, I love reading them, I love cooking so this one sounds like a really good one.

Katie said...

Oh, this sounds perfect. My BF does all the cooking, because he is Mad Hungry. He loves cooking, but also loves paging through a cook book over and over. I am entering this contest in hopes of winning for him. I just do the dishes.

Anne said...

Oh my gosh...what I wouldn't do to win a copy of this book!! On my grad student budget, I can't afford to buy a copy and there are none at my library! My husband is always ravenous - this book looks like the answer to my cooking prayers! lol. Thanks for the wonderful review and an always-wonderful blog!!

Leah Maria said...

I LOVE cookbooks! This one looks great.

Rodi Jussey said...

OOh, I'd be thrilled with this cookbook! Jodi from Michigan.

Bonney said...

Love this book!! I'm so tired of the same recipes I have for a crowd. American chop suey has lost it's 'YUMMM" factor for sure! I love the cover too.

Erica said...

This looks awesome! :)

lINDA said...

pLEASE LET ME BE LUCKY

Beth said...

Wow! Sounds like my kind of cookbook. I always have LOTS of hungry people around here. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks to your generous publisher!

audrey said...

I saw her promoting this on Martha Stewart and I instantly wanted a copy! Lots of awesome stuff in that book! Would be a lot nicer to win a copy than buy it LOL!

Cory said...

What a wonderful book with such a great variety of recipes......
Please include me!!!

kate-the-enabler said...

Our house counts one man, two growing boys and a baby girl who's going to need to keep up with them. Sounds like a book we need ;)

susanmulder said...

The book sounds amazing and with three men in the house-and often their friends too-I am always rushing around for food!!

I also LOVE the hear shaped wash cloth and soap-so cute!

Sally said...

I have 5 mad hungry guys that I try to keep filled up, NOT an easy task!!!! My daughter and I just look at eachother and shake our heads!!

Allyson said...

How fun! What a great cookbook idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Kristin said...

Yes please!!! I have a 12 y/o who never stops eating!! it's so hard to satisfy the hunger of growing boys.

Thanks.

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

Elissa said...

this book looks fabulous and if i don't win, i for sure will check it out anyway! my boys are still only little and tend to have only spurts of mad hungriness, but i KNOW in a few years we're going to dealing with mad hungry all the time! thanks for the chance to win!

Jenn Doll said...

My Hubby and my son! THis would fit in at my house! And I love to cook!! :)

grey like snuffie said...

This book sounds intriguing. You did a great job reviewing it.... The baby hat with the heart ear flaps is so cute...and I love the heart shaped washcloths...good quick gift.

Heather L. said...

I've seen advertising for this book, but not had a look myself. Must do so now! Cooking for one man and three boys (not to mention one girl and another on the way) is my daily routine.

mommieof4munchkins said...

That looks like an awesome cookbook and we are always looking for new meals in this house!

Jen said...

This cookbook sounds great! With three growing children (2 of which are boys) and a seriously MAD HUNGRY husband, I could sure use something like this! :o) It must be amazing to see your son driving -my kids are all 6 and younger, and I already think time goes too fast!

susie q said...

count this fellow cookbook addict in!

Martyso said...

Looks yummy! Who doesn't love rice krispie bars?

Kelly-ann said...

I can't believe your son eats so much - I am constantly trying to get my 7 year old son to eat part of his dinner. I crave the day where he actually finishes the little bit I give him and asks for seconds. Maybe swim classes will do it for him ;) The cookbook looks awesome!

Denise said...

Looks like a great book, I love cookbooks :-)

CFCina said...

sounds like a great cookbook...add my name into the hat!

have a great weekend!

jenmo said...

This looks like a great cookbook!

Elizabeth D said...

I used to cook all the time. Less and less so, and feeling sad and wanting to make good stuff for my family. Just reading your review made me hungry! Please enter my name; I'd love to win the book.

I think you can get my email from this post; if not, I'm BadInfluence on Ravelry.

jill pickle said...

That cookbook looks great! Thanks for the give-aways!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jill Pickle

The Andersons said...

Count me in! Your review is terrific. "What's for dinner?" is the first question out of my kids' mouths in the morning, too!

benashue said...

My hungry 16 year old is learning to cook and liking it! This cookbook would be great for him.

Rita said...

this book looks great. I love cookbooks, at at 32 weeks pregnant, I know exactly what mad hungry means.

The Chase Family said...

Mad Hungry sounds like a great cookbook. :) And I'm always in need of new recipes, especially for my meat & potatoes husband! :)

Lora Conrad said...

Oh my....that cookbook looks like just what we need here at my house!!! I have three growing boys and they are ALWAYS hungry! I often joke that we aren't saving for college, instead we are saving for grocery bills when they are all in high school!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I have two little boys (3 and 6) and one big husband (6'1"). Mad Hungry sounds like a great book for our family! What's for dinner is often asked as soon as breakfast is complete. Actual dinner time usually finds me frantic for something everyone wants to eat.

Thanks for hosting another great giveaway.

Sherri said...

with 3 boys in the house & a teenage competative hockey player daughter, that is one cookbook I NEED!!!
and your little hearts are sooooo cute! They would made a very nice garland for Valentines Day or a baby's room!

Jaime said...

Wow that sounds like a fun book! I have 2 young boys and I'm already dreading what they will be like as teenagers!

mamamouseiam said...

One can never have enough cookbooks - or enough entree ideas to feed a family of hungry boys! Please, enter my name in the drawing for Mad Hungry, Feeding Men & Boys. Thanks!

Brittany said...

My boys are always hungry. I could use this cookbook for sure!

Elizabeth said...

first of all - how cute is that hat?!!! I love it. Secondly, although I have 2 daughters and no sons, I do have a mad hungry husband who frankly doesn't get enough to eat. I'm usually so busy trying to find something (anything!) my picky daughters will eat that poor Man gets ...not quite what he'd like. This cookbook looks like one that would be great for all of us. Thanks for the chance to win!

lilyunfolding said...

I need this book! I am the only female in a 5 person house! I have my 6'2" husband and 3 growing boys.

Bonnie said...

This book is calling my name. I have three boys and one girl. At the moment she can outeat any of them but I cannot IMAGINE the teenage years!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Love your desserts and your knits.

mary said...

Mad Hungry looks like a godsend cookbook! I love big hearty meals, and especially love leftovers.

Mindy B said...

Oh,I also love cookbooks. Read them like novels!

chris said...

Oh yum!!! I would love to win this book. I have two very hungry boys and a husband that I can never keep full - so this book sounds perfect! Thanks for the chance to enter!

jack said...

We have 4 boys in our family! This cook book would be so helpful! It looks great.

Sarah said...

My name is Sarah and I have a five year old boy who is ALWAYS hungry!!

Lisa H. said...

You always have the most fun giveaways. I love cookbooks and this one looks great!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I'm salivating allready!! SOunds like the kind of cookbook I need! Thanks for the opportunity to win it. WoolyKnitsNBits

Mim said...

This sounds like a book that I need! My boys are getting older and hungrier. If I don't win it I will have to buy it. lol

Ruth said...

Yes, please! That book looks amazing! Glad Betz White retweeted! And introduced me to an incredible blog, to boot! :) Congrats!

Amy Jo said...

I have got to have this book - it's perfect for my many extended family get-togethers where there are alwasys calls for more food!

Jen said...

I would love to win. I like listening her on MS Radio on Sirius.

Kekumukula said...

Martha Stewart had her one as I think she also works for her company also. I need to get that cookbook as my husband eats enough for two to three people. I get so frustrated sometimes with watching him raid the cabinets before I'm done cooking dinner!

flora said...

The cookbook looks great. I'm always in search of good recipes.

Karey said...

Ohh la la...The book looks great and would be fun to try out all the yummy recipes

Starfish said...

This cookbook sounds awesome and wonderfully useful.

Char in Frisco

Cassandra said...

This sounds like the book I would love to have, with my 3 grandsons always hungry and love new things. Hope I it comes my way.

Cassandra

sLee said...

yum this cookbook looks awesome!

knittingknirvana said...

This cookbook looks awesome!! :) Thank you!!

Rav: knittingknirvana

Oiyi said...

Oh, someone recommended this book to me. Please enter me in a chance to win this book. Thank you.

kaitlin said...

this book looks amazing! if i dont win it im definatly buying it!

Kelly said...

Fantastic opportunity to feed the men in my life... I shudder to think of how much Liam will eat as a teen...

KellyK

Tiphanie said...

Oh my, this cookbook sounds so perfect for me and my family! I have five children, and though my boys aren't teens yet, they do get mad hungry! My teen girl gets pretty mad hungry, though! Anyway, I'd love to be able to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity! My ravelry user name is purplemama.

Lisa said...

Mom of five, including three teen boys! I need to check out this book - it sounds like my survival manual!

Peggy said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love to eat!

Anonymous said...

I am a fan, watched her intro the book on Martha Stewart. Love her tips for keeping items stocked in the house. Her egg sandwhiches are awesome!

Missy in MN

Colleen said...

This book sounds great! My husband is the cook in the family and would love getting this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

I have two sons and a hubby that would love this book! I hope I am the lucky one!!

Maryjonono said...

Love it! Looks tasty and easy!

Anonymous said...

What a fun book! I love to cook my family meals everyday and I'm always looking for great ideas.

Aimee from CA

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE to cook! I love trying new meals and this book sounds great! I would really like to win the giveaway!
Ashley Spraker IN

susanj said...

Please pick me, I have 3 sons, and 4 gransons, I need this book!! This might become my all time favorite book. Please pick me.

susan

susanj said...

Please pick me, I have 3 sons, and 4 gransons, I need this book!! This might become my all time favorite book. Please pick me.

susan

Anonymous said...

We are always looking for great new recipes. I can't wait to see all of them in this cookbook!

Michelle from Lansing

Jeanette said...

I recently discovered you and your blog courtesy of the Madison Knitters' Guild and I am SO glad!

My teenage daughters have begun cooking for our family and this cookbook looks like it's right up their alley (and learning curve!)

I would really love this book!

Aislynn said...

That looks like an amazing cookbook!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! I have 2 boys at home...! (And the my husband!)

Thanks for sharing!

Samantha said...

What a good looking cookbook. I love watching Everyday Food on PBS and reading the magazine too!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness those pictures look delicious! This is one cookbook I can tell already that I would love to own.

Ashley in MI

Anonymous said...

Sounds yum-a-licious! My husband and grandsons are already drooling!

Sandy in NJ
Pecsan114@optonline.net

Caryn said...

With just having my 2nd boy, i know i could use this cookbook in a few years!

jill said...

Susie - this book looks so great would love to add it to my cookbook collection ....yummy sounding!! I had lunch today with a friend who was at the Madison Knitters Guild meeting and she fell in love with you and the knitted toys - this is a fussy gal so I am thrilled with her comments on your behalf!!

Me said...

My son just graduated college and is quite the collector of cookbooks I would love to win this for him.

tammyg said...

With 2 boys already and another due in 2 weeks this is definitely the book for me!

Erin Leigh said...

Well, my one year old son isn't quite Mad Hungry yet, but he will be! And my husband sure is!! The poor man has been known to open a jar of Nestle Quick along with a container of shredded parmesan cheese, and go back and forth with a spoon. Yikes!! Talk about making me feel guilty for not cooking enough!!
On ravelry, I'm lilarchergirl.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Linda said...

This book looks great! I love to cook big meals on the weekend. We often freeze some for busy nights or eat some during the week.
Linda in Maine

Joe said...

Cookbooks are my favorite thing to read! This one looks great. I am always looking for new recipes.

Alli said...

I love reading cookbooks. I definitely also put post-it tabs on all my books!

Sarah said...

I *adore* Lucinda Quinn from Everyday Food and Living, and I am a Mother of Brothers! One husband, one brother-in-law, and two boys all living under one roof, eating in my kitchen. The Chocolate Lab and I are the only girls represented here, can't wait to check out that book!

Melia said...

Thanks for the reviews - I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Melia

Alisa said...

That cookbook looks absolutely amazing! I would love to try out those recipes.
Thanks for the Valentines knitting, ideas, I am just hitting my post-Christmas knitting let down. Must keep knitting! lol

Mrs. L-C said...

I have two hungry boys at home and would put this to great use!

Tahra said...

I would love to win this book! I'm having a heck of a time keeping up with my husband and two boys right now. I'm terrified of how much they will eat when they become teenagers!

Susan said...

I love to collect cookbooks and this one sounds interesting. Thanks also for the reminder about the heart-shaped washcloths. I made several last year and they were a big hit. Thanks for your constant inspiration and generosity.

Susan said...

I love reading and collecting new cookbooks. Thanks for reminding us about the heart shaped washcloths. I made several last year and they were a big hit. You are so inspiring and generous. Thanks so much

Kelly said...

Yum! Yum! I love cooking and love reading cookbooks as much as I love reading knitting books and knitting.

Kelly
Dallas, TX

shawn & bekah said...

Wow! Looks like a great book! I would love to add that to my normal routine! You're so kind.

bekah
inthegrove5(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Hi, Susan! Susan from PA here! Sounds like an amazing cookbook! I have 4 children under age 10 (2 boys & 2 girls), and I love to cook delicious & healthful meals for them.

rohanknitter said...

Oh my goodness, I NEED that book. I have 3 boys (and a husband) - two of the boys are teens and all they do is eat. They do karate and we live on a farm so they have chores and they are ALWAYS HUNGRY and always looking for the next meal!

Julie said...

this cookbook looks yummy and useful all at the same time! count me in!!!!!

SaraDenise said...

I have a 12 week old baby boy - is it too soon to start worrying? He already seems like he wants to eat ALL the time!

Julie (Jaia on Rav) said...

What a wonderful cookbook! I love the food features on/in Martha Stewart so I know I'd love Lucinda Scala Quinn's food. Yum!

Jennie said...

That sounds exciting!

Jennie
Cleveland, TN

joseph said...

3 sons, 1 husband, a daughter and me! Help us MAD HUNGRY!

christine m. east of toronto said...

well! after that enthusiastic post and rousing endorsement i think i am SOLD on this cookbook! here's hoping this mom of boys wins herself a copy!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have that cookbook. We have 4 teenage boys and a 7 year old girl who eats a bunch also. I'm going to have to look for it if I don't win!

Laurie (Grantsmom)

Judi A. said...

A cookbook with down to earth food and easy, yummy desserts? Count me in!

Judi A.

Serin said...

Not sure I stand a chance with 117 other entries, but I NEED this book! Four boys and a husband, if I don't win I will have to buy it!

Serin
gtr99@comcast.net

Alana said...

yum....just had a baby boy....gotta start preparing now! my two daughters eat like birds... thanks for the giveaway!

Alana, just next door in Minnesota :)

Anna said...

I have 3 of those kinds of boys at my house. I would LOVE to get my mitts on that cookbook... it would help, although I think they're going to eat us out of house and home anyhow... :)

TerryMoran said...

I have two teenage sons and a husband. This book would be perfect!

Chef Panda said...

Thank you for this giveaway! That books looks interesting, would like to try some recipes :)

♥PRiNCiPeSSa♥ said...

This book looks amazing! I am always looking for new recipes to try so I hope I win this book.

Yuri said...

I wanna try all the recipes in the dessert section! Your Sweetheart Washcloth is way too cute!

yuri_sasaki@gmail.com

Laurelena said...

Sounds like this books is for me. I recently married a mad hungry man and I haven't enough in my repertoire of recipes to keep him satisfied.

laurelena on ravelry

Ashley Schott said...

How wonderful! What a fantastic cookbook!
P.S. I am in LOVE with the sweetheart hat!!! It's just adorable:)

smdenbo said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win the book now that I have two hungry sons-in-law!
Sara in AL
smdenbo=ravelry

Erin said...

I've got two mad hungry boys here (one grown up and one still growing :-) Always looking for great new recipes, this book looks great! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Matt, Jen, Addison, & Gavin said...

That book looks awsome! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Here's to wishing I win!
Jen

Sarah said...

Would love to win that cookbook! I love cookbooks and new ideas for my family. I also love, love those washcloths! I will try to make those before Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing!

Whitney said...

Would love to win this!!! I need something new to cook for my guys - we always eat the same things over & over :) Rav ID: whitsknits

amyroz said...

I would love a really good banana bread recipe! Thanks for sharing. Amy amyroz@hotmail.com

pat said...

This book sounds perfect for Sundays when my kids return to the nest and FEED! Thanks for sharing,
Pat who loves to cook!

Jimberlys said...

Wow, that looks like a wonderful cookbook! I'll give it a try.
Patty
jnp1982@msn.

andrea said...

OMG! Warm CHOCOLATE Coffee Cake on a cold winter's morn??? Pick me puleeese! I can taste it already.
Andi

Stephanie from Grand Rapids said...

The mad hungry boys at my house would love for me to have a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance...

kimrknits said...

this cookbook was written for me!! working knitter, with 2 hungry boys and a hungry husband!

tulipgirl said...

This books sounds great! I grew up with 5 brothers and completely understand what it means to be "Mad Hungry".

reader said...

I would love to win this book!! The coffee cake looks awesome!a

balsam said...

Just the book I have been waiting for.

Barbara C.

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Would LOVE that book. I feed a family of 3 hungry boys (including the hubby)! Know EXACTLY what Mad Hungry is all about. Thanks for the "yummy" giveaway...

missyn said...

I really need that cookbook...those rice krispir bars look amazing!!!

Randi said...

Looks like a neat book ... perfect for my big ol' family.

Anna said...

This sounds like a great cookbook. I've got 2 little boys that are growing fast. I'm still feeding the baby myself and that tends to make me crazy hungry.

Anonymous said...

I adore cooking (and cookbooks) and will have 3 teenagers in a few years! I would love this!

Wendy, seattle

paws said...

I definitely need this one! I know tons of hungry men and boys.

AllisonH said...

I am the mother of three teen-aged boys. And yes, they do stand in front of the open fridge and eat, drink, and yell out if there is nothing to eat. This cookbook is nothing less than brillant.

annemarie said...

Wow what a great book - fingers are crossed.

Kristi said...

What a great cookbook and I loved your review. I love a cookbook that uses ingredients you actual have at home. I have a mad hungry family and this would be perfect.

Kristi ~ Ohio
queenbee1958 on Rav

Erica said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book. I am a mom of three girls and they could give the boys a run for their money when it comes to eating. High metabolism, for sure! Crossing my fingers!

Annette said...

Love any cookbook geared towards family meals! I fill my cookbooks with post-it notes, too!!

Christi said...

I heard Lucinda interviewed on the MS radio about her book. I have 5 boys so I can also relate!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
Christi

Pamela said...

I too live in a "mad hungry" kind of house but never knew that expression. My boys will say " I am starving" to which I respond "you are not, you live in a house with plenty to eat, there are people all over the world who are starving, but you are not" I will be happy to try to get them to substitute the expression "mad hungry" for "starving" when they need to eat right now!

lulu said...

Count me in on a free copy of Mad Hungry. My two boys are just now starting grade school and I have a long cooking road ahead of me! I am always ready to discover the easiest and tastiest meals. Thanks for sharing!

Blair and Chantal said...

I think that I am Mad Hungry..LOL. :) That looks like a perfect cookbook for my hubby. Would be cool to win too as his 40th bday is next week. Please enter me for a chance to win. Thanks so much! PengoMommy from Alfred, Ontario.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan! I would love to win a copy of Mad Hungry! It looks like a great cookbook. Thanks!

A. Young
Albuquerque

jpavey84 said...

I love that picture of the coffee cake! I want it! I love cookbooks and this one will be a good addition to my collection. Julie Pavey; Carney, OK

shamaree said...

Crossing my fingers for this giveaway. My 12 year old is constantly hungry and burns it off swimming faster than I can get it in! I'll probably buy it if I don't win it because it would be a wise investment! Thanks for your blog, all your tutorials, free patterns and giveaways!

Elizabeth said...

I love cookbooks and have fed 2 sons and a husband (all athletes) for many years. I'm always looking for new inspiration. Now one of my sons is into cooking too. I'd love to explore this book and it's recipes with him.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Elizabeth

barb said...

Sounds like a GREAT cookbook. My ex-husband & I cook for the homeless every Sunday at Salvation Army in our city. Just the 2 of us cook for about 37-40 men. We are always looking for new recipes. This cookbook would be awesome. We like the men to feel like each meal is thought out especially for them. NEVER a cold meal, always hot and plenty of it.

Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book.

barb in MI
Knitting thru the "itty bittys" blogspot.com
yerkeb on Ravelry

Knitschmidt said...

That cookbook looks amazing! We have just hit the point (with 3 growing kids) where we're finding we have to up the quantities in all of our recipes. An you showed me coffee cake.

Laura said...

Wow - sounds like a great book and I would so love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity to win it:) I have 5 kids and they all come home at different times so new recipes are great!
Laura T

Anonymous said...

all I can say is YUMMY! I just picked up my first Spud and Choe yarn at Stitchers Crossing. It's great! First project will be the heart on a string hat. Thanks for a great pattern! The cookbook looks so good! Kim in Madison Looyoo on Ravelry

grammynan said...

Mad Hungry must be mine whether a prize or a "buy". I have 3 sons and 3 grandsons (and a husband of course).Thanks for the review!

Celia said...

I have spent my entire life avoiding cooking...then all of a sudden, I decided to give it a try. I am having so much fun & love hearing about new, exciting cookbooks. Thanks for the info!!!

Chari said...

I have 7 brothers and know the mad hungry that this talks about. I know have 5 kids of my own and would love this book-if only because they use real family proportions in the recipes. Thanks for your blog and knitting patterns. I love, love, love them.

Jen said...

I don't need it yet, but I will soon enough.

Beth said...

With 4 boys/men in my house, I've been waiting for this book! It's been on my Amazon wish list for a while!!

Elly said...

oooh What a yummy giveaway!
I'd love to use this book to cook for my fiance!

Thanks Susan for this great giveaway :)

Elly
(Iknitcupcakes)

Tara Vanderkamp said...

This book would be a great way for my husband and 4 kids to finally enjoy a meal. I suck and cooking and could use a good cookbook. LOL

Cathy Williams said...

Looks like a great book I would love the chance to win. Thanks for your awesome blog, I read it at work and it makes my day.

Quyen said...

Sounds like a great cookbook! Thank you for opportunity to win it!

Christine said...

That book looks fantastic, but can I trade you families so I can actually cook? Out of the five of us in my family, only one (me) is an eater. The rest are PICKY (and will never have weight issues). I love to cook, and people love to come to out house so they can eat my cooking, but the immediate family is a bunch of non-eaters. SIGH!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic book !
I would love to win it for my daughter, who has a son and husband that are ALWAYS starving hungry :)
Nicky

My Love is..... said...

YUM!!! I got this book for xmas and it is soooo awesome! Happy cooking.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a good book.
Please count me in
for a chance to win.
Thank you

Hannah said...

I'd love to wine this. I already have one hungry husband and son who are always mad hungry. -Hannah, Hayden, ID. hannahshields on ravelry.

barb :0) said...

That is sooooo funny .... I was knitting the SweetHeart Washcloth to give as gifts .... and stopped to check my e-mail and saw this post :0)
To everyone out there .... If you have not ordered the Sweetheart washcloth .... do it !!!! It is my most favorite and I LOVE giving it as a sweet gift !!!!
The Cookbook looks like my kind of cooking !!!! Would be beyond thrilled to win !!!!
As always .... Thank You !!!!!

Michelle said...

The cook book sounds great, and your review was excellent! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This book looks amazing! Me and my twin sister LOVE to make food. We are always trying out new recipes to fill up my hungry brother and dad. I'd love to win a copy-thanks for the chance.
Ashley Spraker IN

jennifersm said...

This sounds just up my alley. I have 5-year-old triplet boys who are always mad hungry too--I can't believe my food bills already!--plus a 4-year-old girl who keeps right up with them!

Anonymous said...

Yummmy....if all else fails and I don't win-where can I buy??

Working on verticle stripes in rainbow colors as I speak and will then do regular stripes-see you at guild in WI in March

Peg in Milwaukee, WI

pookie said...

I have four boys who were always (and still are now that they are grown) mad hungry!! just like fingerprints on the wall that never go away...they just get higher...the appetites never go away either!! :o) the cookbook looks like a winner!!! pookie from brevard,nc

Carolyn said...

I would love to win a copy! My Rav name of crazy8mom isn't for kicks...I really do have 8 crazy kids, a husband and now a son-in-law. Food is always a part of every day!
Carolyn aka crazy8mom

Karen said...

This book is definitely on my wish list. My 17 y.o. son asks what's for dinner before he says hello. He doesn't recognize me any more without a spoon in my hand...

lindagerig said...

Sounds like my kind of cookbook.lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Kathy Little said...

I would LOVE for my daughter to be able to get her hands on this! She has a house full of guys to feed (and some of them are picky picky eaters!)

Looks like a great cookbook!

P.S. I made your heart washcloth last year. How fun to be able to pull it out and decorate my kitchen for Valentine's!

Robert Webb said...

Throw my name in the hat! I'd love to win this book.

Thank you

Robert, AZ

purlbuckeye said...

I would love to win the book! With two boys and maybe more to come, I am sure I will need it before long. Thanks, Susan!

Hannah B.

Julie T. said...

This cookbook looks great! I love your story about the food lockers, too funny!! My boys are little, but they still get "mad hungry". I'm sure it will get worse as they get older!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I enjoy your blog and would love to win that great new cookbook! I've made several of your hats and sweaters for my granddaughter and even featured them on my blog recently.

Jesse said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I must acquire this cookbook. Granted, there are currently only two men in my house: my husband and my one year old son, but I can foresee the need to make mass quantities of food as my boy gets bigger. My husband is a moderate eater, but he has told me that when he was a teenager he would drank A GALLON OF MILK EVERY DAY, along with at least FOUR square meals plus snacks!!
Also, my brother in law is a champion eater. There are never any leftovers when he comes over.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the talent with needlework and the younger grown-ups; grandma here. I made your knitted chicken and it was such fun and such a hit, I have requests from every grand kid (24) including the teen boys...I'd love to bribe some of them with food :), or I'll be makin' chickens foreverrrrrrrrr.
Judy at jcmcahue@yahoo.com

Janet C. said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for another great giveaway. This cookbook looks amazing. Janet C.

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