[Big hat tip to photographer Antonis Achilleos and the design team at Chronicle Books for the book images]
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UPDATE: First, I want to thank all of you who commented and shared your stories. You’ll never know how much it meant to me to read them. Truly a moving collection, and so many wonderful sweet and bittersweet memories. There is no way I could have chosen a winner, so I passed the duty on to my daughter. And the winner is…Joyce Q, who wrote about her vacation in Riomaggiore. My daughter loved the story and the way it was written. So Joyce, CONGRATULATIONS, and please contact me through the site here so Fantes and I can send you your loot!
Thanks again to all who participated. Now go bake some biscotti!
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Ever since I started working on my first cookbook, more than a decade ago, I’ve made a promise to treat myself to a massage upon publication. Six books later, I still haven’t gotten one.
It is finally dawning on me that I may not actually want a massage. But I do want to celebrate the release of Ciao Biscotti, so let’s do something we can all enjoy:
I’m teaming up with the generous folks at Fante’s Kitchen Shop, in Philadelphia ~ where, incidentally, I’ll be doing a book signing on March 7. We’re giving away one copy of Ciao Biscotti, and, to go with it, one biscotti baking pan, which I wrote about recently.
Entering is easy: Leave a comment telling me something sweet about Italy. It can be a description of your favorite biscotti or Italian dolce; it can be a sweet ~ or bittersweet ~ memory of a trip to Italy. Do you have a favorite Italian restaurant or neighborhood Italian deli? Tell me about your favorite Italian novelist or poet. If you like, share a link to an Italian cookie or dessert recipe on your own blog.
Be sure to enter your email address (which will not be posted) so I can contact you if you are the winner. A winner will be chosen at random by one of my kids, if I can corral one long enough to complete the task. The winner will be announced on the blog on Thursday, March 5, 2015, so please check this post for an update. The winner must contact me by the end of Thursday, March 12, 2015, or the book will go to a randomly chosen runner up.
If you win and happen to be in the vicinity of Fante’s on Saturday, March 7, you are welcome to pick up your loot right at the store and I’ll happily sign the book for you.
I’ll be at Fante’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be samples!
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