ms. zoe francois + a giveaway!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Last night I went to the Minnesota Food Bloggers event at Kitchen in the Market, and had a wonderful time meeting some lovely food bloggers and watching the amazing Zoe Francois teach us how to correctly throw pizza dough. We, of course, got to make and eat a pizza, and were sent home at the end of the night with lovely gift bags.
Which brings me to the giveaway! One little present in our giftbag was a copy of Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, and since I already own a copy of this book, I thought it would be nice to share the wealth. So! All you have to do is leave a comment here, and I will pick the winner Friday evening! The giveaway is open to anyone! Mary from Nimmow Baking is the giveaway winner!

{There are a few small marks in the book, but it is almost as good as new. Also, you don’t have to leave any kind of special comment, but if you’d like to leave me a summer reading recommendation, I’d love it.}

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    Jenny @ BAKE
    Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

    what an amazing skill to learn!

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    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Just found your blog via Eating for England… love it! And, yay for a giveaway! 🙂

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    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I’d love to have a copy of this book. For reading recommendations – Lit, Mary Karr (anything by Mary Karr) and Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer. Yay.

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    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Count me in please!

    -Britt T.


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    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    One of my summer goals is to try more pizzas on the grill – perfect for weeknight patio dining!

    As for book ideas, The Girls by Lori Lansens is fascinating. I’m just getting started on The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and so far it’s enchanting (perfect if you’re in the mood for some mystery, romance and armchair traveling, as it takes you to 1950’s Barcelona).

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    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Yay! I would love this amazing giveaway! And I heard My Life In France by Julia Child is a good read, I will be reading it myself!

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    {lauren} thetalkingkitchen
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:53 am

    what a nice giveaway! this books sounds perfect for summer quick cooking, thanks!

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    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I don’t need a copy 🙂 Just wanted to say hey and tell you your blog is absolutely gorgeous! So glad to have met you Monday. Cardamon cake, coming right up!

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    Carmen Nuland
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I have the original Artisan bread book and have used it several times. Since we love making pizza at home, this would be great to try! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

    As I’m just getting into baking (got the “deluxe” KitchenAid mixer and a couple of baking items: rolling pin, springform pan for Xmas), I’d love to have a cookbook you recommend.

    From your backyard neighbor on Tyler Street,

    Jen Sander

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    would love to have it for a Fathers day gift for my pizza loving husband.Sure would make a great day.

    Valerie Suhanosky

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    Chubs and Smalls
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    What a great giveaway! I have had this on my amazon wish list for some time now. Crossing my fingers!

    Some of my favorite cooking books (at the moment) are Tartine by Elizabeth Pruitt and My Sweet Life in Paris David Lebovitz.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Florence A.
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Zoe is right, your blog is just beautiful, bravo!

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    Cindy C.
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous book! I would love to win it!

    I just finished reading The Crossroads Cafe by Deborah Smith – I could hardly put it down. Really engaging story with excellent character development. I laughed…I cried…. :o)

    Also good – On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves. Happy reading!

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Yes please, and I favorited some of your soup recipes. Can’t wait to try them.

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Great shots. It looks like a fun event!

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Ah, I’d love a copy! I haven’t read a good novel in a while (schoolwork is getting in the way!) but I think The Night Circus by Erin Morgentstern sounds intriguing!

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    How fun, Sarah! My pizza shaping is the worst. It always tastes good, but never looks pretty.


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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Love Zoe! Saw her and Jeff (her co-author) at the Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania last summer. They have made it so easy to create wonderful (and easy) meals. We use their “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day” at least twice a week. Thanks for sharing! I really enjoy your blog.

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

    You know Zoe is the reason I discovered your blog? I saw her tweeting about your pizza recipe and I’m so glad I followed the link 🙂 I imagine you’re not giving away copies to the UK, but if you were I’d love to get my hands on one 🙂

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Very Cool…

    I really liked the book “The Twentieth Wife”

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 4:50 am

    That book sounds awesome! I’m currently reading “Pride and prejudice and zombes”, and it’s wuite funny though not a master piece.

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    Mary Holweger
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:54 am

    I just started reading Love, Loss and Pie. Dude, it’s really really sad. Pizza book looks more fun 😉

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Maybe you’ve already read this one, but Atina Diffley’s new book “Turn Here Sweet Corn” is on my night stand and I’m really enjoying it.

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    Elaina @ Flavour
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Oh Sarah, I am beyond happy to know you got to spend time learning from Zoe!! I have the first book and I read it all the time! Would LOVE to have the flatbread book too 😉 In any case, so wonderful so see the Minnesota Food Bloggers having such a wonderful event. Might have to see if we can snag someone as great for the Manitoba Food Bloggers Events!

    Hmm…loads of summer reading recommendations…but one in particular would be a wonderful book called Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female! It’s so easy going and fabulous! xo

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:14 am

    How fun! I would love to win a copy of the book. The most recent book I read is Brick Lane by Monica Ali. I’m not a huge reader but this book had me hooked. I also read The Help which I loved.

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    Andrew's Mom
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I’d love to win the book. I have no summer reading recommendations – I’m still trying to catch up my reading from eight years ago when my son was born!

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    Melissa // thefauxmartha
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Looks like such a fun evening! I need pizza shaping help, not to mention pizza throwing help. Summer reading? Boy, I need some recommendations too. I think The Glass House is next on my list.

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Wow! Stunning photos. Really nice job!

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    Zoë François
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Thank you Sarah! What a treat to spend an evening with you making pizzas! 🙂

    Cheers, Zoë

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    monika rae
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Lovely! I have Jeff and Zoe’s first book and have used it so, so many times. That last shot of her tossing the pizza is great. 🙂

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 12:04 am

    mmm have heard so much about this book! would love to win =)

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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Ooooh. Best care-free series (that I’ve read so many times it’s actually embarassing): The Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig. If you’re interested, I’d be happy to share the reading order. Or you could just look at the Wikipedia page. Or Google. Or whatever. (:

    If you aren’t looking for a series, I’d recommend Sunshine by Robin McKinley. It has vampires, magic, cinnamin rolls, and wonderful main character.

    I love recommending books, actually. And could probably spend all night spouting off titles. So I’ll stop here lest I frighten anyone with my nerdliness. (:

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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    My husband is a pizza fanatic, so we should probably look into this book one way or another 🙂 For summer reading I would check out “Straight Man” by Richard Russo- wonderfully well written & the characters really come to life. I was totally absorbed in the crazy plot & found myself laughing out loud on the bus the entire way through.

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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Oh I would love this book! As far a good summer read…I have a ton I love but none are about food. I love a good fantasy but my all time favorite is by Melina Marchetta an Australian author called Finnikin of the Rock. LOVE it so much I own it in 3 formats; audio, hardcover and on my kindle.

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    Lisa Heaner
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    If I win, I promise to give you your copy back. 🙂

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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I love making homemade pizza, we have it once a week. One of my favorites has a brush of olive oil on the crust with some fresh garlic. I place raw spinach down onto the crust and add sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, feta cheese, a small bit of mozzarella and sprinkle it with fresh basil. It really is a taste of heaven. I’ve seen this book online recently and would love to check it out, thanks for the opportunity to own a copy.

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    luke and pamela
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    oh i have that book checked out from the library and on my shelf right now! i’d love to own it. also, looks like an awesome night!

    i have on my summer reading list: matched (supposed to be an easy read, and similar to the hunger games i’m told), alice waters and the story of chez panisse, and bringing up bebe, because i feel like i have to form an opinion of my own. 🙂

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    my little celebration
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Super cool! I’d love to have a copy!

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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Yay giveaways! I’d love this book!

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