Beet + Ginger Gazpacho & the Perfect Pre-Summer Giveaway

Oh fortune! I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Mireille Guiliano's new cookbook, The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook.

I also have three copies to give away to three lucky and cultured readers! Scroll down below for your chance to get a copy before everyone else.

I was pleasantly surprised by how simple most of the recipes are in Guiliano's cookbook. I'd argue that the bulk of them contain less than ten ingredients. I am dying to try the Spaghetti with Lime and Arugula as well as the breakfast Quinoa with Almonds, Hazelnuts, and Apricots. They also sound so simple and so fresh.

The first recipe I tried was the Beet and Ginger Gazpacho.
    Magnifique! I simply cannot get enough of beets lately. I want them every which way: hot, cold, in salads, with goat cheese, in my juicer in the morning. I ♥ beets. They add a lovely, deep flavour to this gazpacho and the recipe has a nice heat to it from the wasabi and the ginger. Je l'adore!

    The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook will be hitting bookshelves on April 27, but, lucky readers, you could win an advance copy for yourselves!

    To enter the contest, leave a comment on this post and give me the correct French cooking term for one of the three culture-testing phases below. Please specify that you are answering question number one, two or three and remember, spelling counts!
    1. A white stew that is typically made from poultry, meat or rabbit
    2. A mixture of fresh herbs tied together with string that is used to flavor soups and stews
    3. A baking dish partially filled with water to allow food to cook more slowly and be protected from direct heat
    The very first person to answer one of these questions correctly will win Mireille's brand new cookbook AND a Libre glass’n glass portable loose leaf tea glass. It has a thermal, double wall construction of 2 layers of health-conscious glass and a removeable stainless steel filter makes for easy cleaning. ($25 CAD value)


    1. Eeeep! I loved French Women Don't Get Fat. I would also love a copy of this wonderful new cookbook.

      The answer to #3 would be bain-marie.

    2. I want a copy!!!!!!
      b) Bouquet Garni, is the term for a bundle of herbs left to steep in a broth or stew and removed before service.

      -Alexandre Séguin Dores

    3. Nice work, guys. Amanda, you also win the loose leaf tea glass since you answered first.

      The third (and toughest) answer still remains...

    4. Heather, Bella and Jencoo, thanks for the responses. Miss Amanda Laird already got bain-marie. The trickiest one is #1, which no one has gotten yet...

    5. Dang it! That was already answered. Okay, I think the first is Fricasse. I don't know how to put the accent over the "e" though.

    6. sorry for # 3, but I may be too late!

    7. Bella, you got it. Fricassé it is!

    8. Thanks to everyone for entering. The winners are:

      1) Amanda Laird, who also gets a loose leaf glass
      2) Alexandre Séguin Dores
      3) Bella (alias)

      I'll be in touch with each of you to get you your copies!

    9. I haven't received my advanced copy yet. I was going to go to her Q & A session last Monday but went to the Ceviche Smackdown instead. I'm looking forward to trying some of the recipes.

    10. The recipes are all notably, overwhelmingly simple.

      I wanted to see her speak then I was distracted by the delicious Ceviche Smackdown. I wound up going to neither out of sheer exhaustion.

      I hope you enjoy the book!

    11. :) One of these days you and I will be in the same place at the same time again.

      This evening I made salmon from French Women Don't Get Fat for dinner, with leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. That book is a library loan that was meant to be research in case I went last Monday. I'm enjoying it and contemplating buying a copy.

    12. Were you at the Third Tuesday event tonight? I thought that might be our chance to see one another again.

      I admire your research dedication! :)
      What recipes have you tried so far?