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Cookbook Giveaway: Canal House Cooking Volume 6

We’re big fans of the Canal House books. We first learned about them from Molly over at Orangette, and bought a few individual books, until we realized that we wanted them all. So we got a subscription. A Canal House Cooking subscription is a gift that keeps on giving. For $49.95, you get three books in the mail per year. Each book is catered to a particular season. More than just cookbooks, the Canal House books are narratives that include suggestions for drinks, preparation techniques, variations on ingredients and personal stories from the authors (who happen to be former food editors–one of whom was the founding editor of Saveur, one of our favorite food magazines). Almost everything we’ve made from the books feels special, without necessarily being laborious. The authors aren’t afraid of putting homey recipes like beans and sausages alongside more unique ones like broiled mussels or matambre. We don’t make the same recipes over and over often, but most everything we’ve made from these books, we’ve made on numerous occasions. These include the Chicken and Scallion Dumplings and Grilled Shrimp with Anchovy Butter.

We just received a copy of their latest book, Volume 6: The Grocery Store, and we can’t wait to cook from it. For those of you who have always wanted to check out the books, or many of you who have never even heard of the series, we thought we’d give away a copy of Canal House Cooking Volume 6, so you could discover what we have.

What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment on this post and tell us why you’d like to get the book. Follow us on Twitter. Become a fan of Turntable Kitchen on Facebook.

And a reminder: If you like our site (and the fact that in addition to food, you can discover some really awesome music to go with it)…don’t forget to vote for us in the MTV O Music Awards for Best Independent Music Blog. xoxo.

You have until 12:00 p.m. PST on Monday to leave a comment. A winner will be selected at random. You have to check back on the site next week to find out if you’ve won (we’ll announce the winner in a post next week).

Posted by Kasey


Kasey is the food editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. She loves dark chocolate, warm crusty bread, and traveling to new places. She speaks Russian, but does not like vodka.

  • jenn

    i’m not exactly sure how i’ve managed to never check these books out! this seems like a great way to jump into the spring/summer food swing.

  • Dwight Pavlovic

    I’d love to be considered for the free copy, which I’d like in particular because I love new ways of structuring the experience of cooking and preparing meals. My fiance and I spend a lot of our time together cooking and sharing meals that we try to make as special as possible, so it’d be a pleasure to have a new artifact around which to organize that time – the title theme even sounds provocative.

  • George A.

    I have been checking out your site for about 3 months now and look at it almost every day. I will be retiring in two months and plan on getting back into cooking. This book could be my second beginning into cooking. And the music is not bad either.

  • Erin

    I’ve secretly been pining for the Canal House books for a while. I love the idea of seasonal cooking, and I feel as though the drinks and pairing suggestions would really help me learn to put together composed, gorgeous meals. Plus I love the focus on sharing good food with those you love. Thanks!

  • Michael Campbell

    I like cookbooks

  • adrienne

    I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired lately by all the same cookbooks/authors on my shelves. I’ve never seen this series but looking through the preview pages was pretty exciting. It’d be awesome to win.

  • Jeannah

    I luv to cook/bake for my family, friends, and
    co-workers and spoil them with good food. It would be positively delicious to have wonderful seasonal recipes, that each have a personal touch, to try out and share with others. :)

  • Michael

    oooh count me in!

  • Allison

    I’m a relatively new visitor to your site and I have to tell you…I LOVE it! You’re combining my two favorite things, I can’t believe I haven’t stumbled upon it sooner.

    I am moving into a new apartment with a to-die-for kitchen soon, and I’d love to use the book to throw dinners for my friends.

  • Jessie

    SUCH a beautiful series of books, they’re definitely on my wish list- and what a great title for this volume!

  • Kristacular

    This series sounds incredible! Already cook with the season’s thanks to my CSA box, but I’m always looking for new ideas so this would be much more awesome!

  • whitney

    I also learned about the Canal House series from Molly and a subscription has been on my wish list ever since!

  • Danielle

    Why I want this book? Because I have the previous 5 volumes and this would be a nice addition! ;) The women behind this book live my dream life: cooking, photographing and sharing all within a beautiful space.

  • Megan

    I have been lusting over the Canal House cookbooks for a long time, but have been afraid to pull the trigger because they’re kinda pricey for my grad student budget. Pick me and I promise to invite you to my next potluck!

  • Jesse Thomas

    I need to learn how to cook.

  • erin

    this cookbook looks gorgeous and im sure the food from it is delicious

  • Dana

    I have a friend who has been drooling over her treasured Canal House books. I keep meaning to get in on the love and No. 6 may be my turn!

  • Meg

    As a college student living in an apartment and always looking to experiment and keep it exciting in the kitchen, your site inspires me to cook new things AND listen to great music simultaneously. Having a cookbook that encourages exploration and education in the kitchen would be great to a (hopefully) novice foodie. : )

  • Megan Gordon

    Why I want the book?! Love, love, love them and don’t yet have the new one and the index of recipes looks amazing. One of my favorite collections!

  • Teslaca

    Very interesting sounding series of cookbooks. I’d love to win one!

  • Michelle

    Cooking directly related to the grocery store… sounds like something I’d like to check out! If I don’t win.. I may have to buy it!

  • Rebecca

    Over the past year and a half, I’ve been slowly building a cookbook collection. My favorites tend to be gifts or were bought through recommendations from others. Like any good friend, I trust the food bloggers I read to spread the word on good, if not great cookbooks, and Canal House seems to appear over and over again. I’m intrigued, and I’ll probably get a volume (or two, or three) sooner or later, but it would be nice to have an introductory taste (no pun intended) to what I’ve been missing and what everyone has been raving about. Also, another book on the ever-expanding shelf is always appreciated.

    Thanks for holding this contest, guys. Keep up the tasty work. :-)

  • Jamie

    I’ve wanted these cookbooks ever since I saw them on a website. Every time I pull up the website and leave the tab open as a reminder my computer seems to crash and then I forget about them until they are mentioned again (like now) :)

  • Marcus Perry

    I found about about Canal House cookbooks via in article in The New York Times last year, and have been lusting after them every since. Like any great cookbook (for me) these cookbooks elevate cooking and eating and dining into the “art form” that I believe it is. Winning one of these babies would be treasured (and displayed on my makeshift coffee table) and utilized for years to come.

  • Marcus Perry

    I found about Canal House cookbooks via an article in The New York Times last year, and have been lusting after them ever since. Like any great cookbook (for me) these cookbooks elevate cooking and eating and dining into the “art form” that I believe it is. Winning one of these babies would be treasured (and displayed on my makeshift coffee table) and utilized for years to come.

  • Tina

    I’d love to win the Canal House cookbooks because I collect food & foodie-related items like most girls collect shoes!

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