GIVEAWAY – How to Cook Everything!

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…(and I mean EVERYTHING)

via Mark Bittman

I am SO EXCITED to be doing this giveaway!  Let’s face it – I have a tiny apartment kitchen and limited time.  As much as I’d love to prepare a 4-hr meal, I won’t.  Enter Mark Bittman‘s How to Cook Everything (Tenth Anniversary Edition!).  Mark Bittman, my beloved New York Times food writer, is known for his non-fussy but super-yummy approach to food.  This book was recommended to be my three separate individuals, and once I purchased it, I was hooked. I read this book like a novel – it is that good.  Seriously, you learn how to cook EVERYTHING – and it’s quick, easy (no really) and delicious.  Right after I made a few recipes from this book, I knew I wanted to host a giveaway for it as well!

Would you like to WIN your very own copy?  Here’s how to enter:

Each of the below counts as a separate entry:

1. Like the Big Apple Nosh Facebook page and comment below!
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet the following:

I just entered to win Mark @Bittman ‘s book – How to Cook Everything, courtesy of @BigAppleNosh! Enter here! http://bit.ly/hnRfpr

and copy/paste the link below!
3. Tell your friends to enter this contest by linking to this post on your Facebook profile – and comment below!
4. Tell me your favorite strange food combination.

You have until 11:59pm EST this Friday, April 1st to enter. Good luck!

Disclosure: Despite my glowing review of this book, this contest is not sponsored by anyone else but me. I just love this book. And Mark Bittman.  Many will enter. Few will win. Make that one. One will win. Please enter all four ways. I especially want to know your favorite strange food combination.  And meet new twitter peeps. 🙂

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  • Evie
    March 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I like your page on Facebook!

  • Evie
    March 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I posted a tweet.
    http://twitter.com/#!/iamevie/status/52723018891399168

  • Evie
    March 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

  • Evie
    March 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I like putting peanut butter into my meat mixture when making wontons… it adds an nice taste to it!

  • Tiffany
    March 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I "like" you on Facebook! Yay!

  • Tiffany
    March 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I'm following you on twitter, and I tweeted! @MissRainbowBee

  • Tiffany
    March 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Hmm… strange food combo… I like to dip french fries in soy sauce. Is that weird?!

  • Laura
    March 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    So fun! Whenever I eat a peanutbutter sandwich at home, I HAVE TO have a pickle. It just goes so well together!

  • charms
    March 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I am a fan on facebook and like you 🙂 also, my favorite weird food combo is ketchup and mac and cheese. i'm not even sure if that is weird, but my husband thinks so….

  • Nodakademic
    March 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I follow you, and I tweeted

  • Nodakademic
    March 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    My weird food combo…I like putting ranch dressing on/in pretty much anything. I'm told that's very midwestern.

    I also like peanut butter and bananas together…Elvis style!

  • Married In Chicago
    March 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I followed you and tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ChicagoWife/status/52737624942714880

  • mollibrarian
    March 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies with French onion dip.

  • Amy
    March 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Psh…Of COURSE I like you on FB! 😛

  • Amy
    March 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Oh, and is it weird that I really really like french fries dipped in a Wendy's frosty? It's perfection!

  • Amy
    March 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/niftyfoodie/status/52747922646900736

  • Amy
    March 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, and I shared this on FB. Can you tell I wanna win this? 🙂

  • Maya
    March 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I liked the Facebook page! 🙂

  • Maya
    March 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/kinziesays/status/52751838319087616

  • Mrs. Puma
    March 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I like your Facebook page!

  • Mrs. Puma
    March 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I don't find this combo too strange, but others sometimes do. I like to dip chocolate chip teddy grahams in the cans of frosting you can buy in the baking aisle.

  • Mrs. Puma
    March 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I follow you on Twitter & I tweeted – http://twitter.com/#!/soonerpsych/status/52755697569509377

  • San Jose Love
    March 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    already a follower of your twitter and just retweeted. http://twitter.com/SanJoseFoodBlog

    My favorite random food combination which started when I was near that time of the month was rice with soy sauce, eggs with ketchup and tabasco sauce, Vienna sausages, and pickles. MUST HAVE PICKLES.

  • notesfromthebench
    March 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I'm a fan on Facebook already!

  • notesfromthebench
    March 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    My favorite strange food combo isn't strange to me, but definitely garners weird looks from others… black olive + pineapple pizza! I LOVE it, and it's the only pizza I'll eat other than cheese, usually 🙂

  • Meghan's Musings
    March 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Yay Facebook!

  • Meghan's Musings
    March 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Link has been shared 🙂

  • Meghan's Musings
    March 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    My favorite strange food combo is french fries dipped in a Wendy's frosty. Call me crazy, but it's delicious.

  • Jess
    March 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Liked you on Facebook!

  • Jess
    March 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    And tweeted! http://twitter.com/gussika/status/52768352808087552

  • Jess
    March 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I don't think this is super strange, but it's the best I could think of: I like to snack on cucumbers with salt as I'm prepping them. I also love good fresh tomato slices with a little mayo and a little salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Also, pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate ice cream. I'm getting hungry.

  • Cindie
    March 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    already a facebook fan!

  • Cindie
    March 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    hmmm…weird combo…it's sodium city but I like oodles of noodles ramen with cut up hot dogs 🙂

  • LatteLove
    March 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    i like your facebook page

  • LatteLove
    March 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Latte_Love/status/52777713253089280

  • LatteLove
    March 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    i love cut-up hotdogs in my mac 'n cheese!

  • leenie
    March 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I love Cheerio's on my ice cream. It's like a hint of waffle cone.

  • Jade
    March 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I already liked your FB page a while back… does that count?

  • Jade
    March 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/eastwestjade/status/52784779405426690

  • Rachel
    March 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    It's not that strange but I love cream cheese on just about anything – pretzels, wheat thins, on a spoon… Yum!

  • Rachel
    March 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I "like" your FB page!

  • Stephanie
    March 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I like the facebook page

  • Stephanie
    March 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I tweeted about it

  • Sugar
    March 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Great giveaway!! As for a strange food combo- does cottage cheese and yogurt count? As a kid I liked English muffins with jam and melted cheese.

  • Sugar
    March 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I tweeted.

  • Sara
    March 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I don't think this is that weird. But my husband thinks it is bizarre. I love Mostaccioli Rigati pasta. But I only like to eat it and dip it into tomato sauce. (This dates back to when my mom would make her inside out manicoti with home made sauce. It had to simmer for hours and my brother and I would get impatient so she's let us sample like that to pacify us. We now consider it a favorite meal.) Now that I've put my inner weirdo on the inner webs. I'd love to win the cookbook!

  • Try Anything Once Terri
    March 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I would LOVE this. I am need a new "go to" cookbook. I already follow you on both, but I will tweet now.

  • Elle
    March 29, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I'm a twitter follower and tweeted your giveaway — http://twitter.com/#!/linnnerzism/status/52820950810497024

    Strange food combo? Maybe ketchup and mayo, I know some people can't stand it and that it looks nasty but it taste great! Love it in a hamburger or use it for french fries, YUM. It's like a cross between french dressing and thousand island… the color even looks that way.

  • THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE
    March 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Seriously!?!?! Amazing giveaway! I like your FB page 🙂

  • THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE
    March 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I follow u on twitter and tweeted 🙂

    http://twitter.com/#!/altdawn/status/52864105203249152

  • frenchtoast
    March 29, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I liked you on facebook! pick me pick me

  • Yoga and Zumba® with Gaileee, E-RYT `n` Licensed Zumba® Instructor
    March 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Wow! I just "Liked" your facebook page, and of course posted a comment. My daughter is moving to NYC, and this book would be great for her!

    (But not before mom takes a look at the cookbook!)

    yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

    gaileee

  • Yoga and Zumba® with Gaileee, E-RYT `n` Licensed Zumba® Instructor
    March 29, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Strangest food combination. Well I don't think it is strange, but anyone who sees me eating it does.

    Two to three pieces of toast.
    Then put either Mayo or Miracle Whip upon it.
    Then cut into bite sized pieces.
    Then put syrup upon it. EAT!

    Isn't that strange?

    yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

    gaileee

  • Lawyer Loves Lunch
    March 30, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Liked on FB! And I've been known to eat microwave popcorn covered in srirachi fromt time to time 🙂

  • Melisa
    March 30, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I followed all of your instructions! Here is the tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/melisahebe/status/52906638721564672

    Also put it on FB.

    I think you already know my favorite weird combination – cheddar cheese in my coffee, but only when I'm in PR!

  • Jacqueline W.
    March 30, 2011 at 1:50 am

    I shared/liked on Facebook! – Jacqueline

  • Jessica
    March 30, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I like you on facebook, follow you on twitter, just tweeted and my weirdest food combo is not really that weird! I like to dip peanut butter sandwiches in tomato soup.

  • Jacqueline W.
    March 30, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I shared and already liked on Facebook!

    Then I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/akaisosceles10/status/52911533298171905

    I like collard greens with lemon juice. I also like cottage cheese with bacon bits.

  • Layla
    March 30, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I liked you on Facebook!

  • Layla
    March 30, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/ohdearitsLayla/status/52915544290099200

  • Layla
    March 30, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Fave weird food combo?? I don't think I have any. I'm kind of vanilla when it comes to mixing flavors. Salted caramel is as crazy as this girl gets. 🙂

  • TariMenari
    March 30, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I like your page on facebook

  • TariMenari
    March 30, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I linked this post to my facebook page

  • TariMenari
    March 30, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Favorite Strange food combination… hmm I do like lemon sherbet with mint chocolate chip ice cream… When I am eating mashed potatoes and gravy I like to put it on my roll and eat it…pancakes with peanut butter and maple syrup

  • quarterlifeconfused
    March 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I like you on facebook!

  • quarterlifeconfused
    March 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I follow you on twitter and posted a tweet about the giveaway!

  • quarterlifeconfused
    March 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I don't know if I have any weird food combinations. I college we used to eat Frosted Mini Wheats dipped in Peanut Butter and I like all kinds of salty/sweet combos — chocolate covered bacon, popcorn with M & Ms, etc.

  • Erica
    March 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Ooooh amazing!!

    I like (read: LOVE) your FB page 🙂

  • Erica
    March 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I tweeted! (though I'm not sure how to post the link for the tweet, but I'm @MsHermitCrab)

  • Erica
    March 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Also, my favorite weird food combo is noodles with cottage cheese – N does not get it but oh, man! do I love it!

  • jennybusybee
    March 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I liked you on facebook!

  • jennybusybee
    March 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    And I tweeted!

  • jennybusybee
    March 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    And one of my favorite strange food combinations is hot dogs and eggs. Yum! Cheap and delicious…and probably pretty bad for you 🙂

  • Holly
    March 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Yay! I "liked" and shared on FB! Not sure if this qualifies as a "strange" food combo, but I love goat cheese paired with pistachios. 🙂 ~Tartlet

  • Morgan
    March 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/MsColaBee/status/53165974580502528

  • Morgan
    March 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I don't think there are many strange food combos that I like–I'm actually the opposite in that I don't like a lot of my foods to touch each other. But I'd say probably the weirdest thing I'll eat is french fries dipped in a Wendys frosty.

    Mmmm, and now I crave Wendys!

  • lavenderpug
    March 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    seriously, i've been trying to think of a strange food combo since this morning and can't come up with anything, but i want to comment anyway! one time my kimchi hankering was so strong that i was eating it with everything, including spaghetti. but i can't say i've made or would want to make that combo a regular thing.

  • Sarah
    March 31, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Did it all…including shared on Facebook! 🙂 Wish me luck! 🙂

  • Leana
    March 31, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Wow, awesome giveaway! I like you on FB!

  • Leana
    March 31, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Plus I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/runner_leana

  • Gaileee Lynn's Yoga
    March 31, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Hi,
    I liked and posted on your Facebook wall. But I just can't tweet about it, cause I want to win, and I don't want anyone else to know about it.

    How is that for honesty?

    gaileee of yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

  • sarah
    March 31, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I like you on FB! Hoping to win so I can cook some yummy meals! 🙂

  • Lexi
    March 31, 2011 at 1:22 am

    My favorite strange food combination is pickles dipped in chocolate. Everyone thinks it's really gross, but it's not!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    March 31, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Eeeeek! You know my love for Bittman runs deep right? Of course I'm a facebook fan!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    March 31, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Hmm fave strange food combination? I have no idea but we eat very incongruent foods together (aloo ghobi with roasted vegetables with orzo on the side!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    March 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I tweeted from @cncliving!

  • Alice
    April 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Liked you on FB!

  • Alice
    April 1, 2011 at 1:13 am

    My weird food combo is rice with mango! 😀

  • ♥ cheryl elisabeth
    April 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I LOVE fried egg on peanut butter toast. Yum!

  • ♥ cheryl elisabeth
    April 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Liked you on facebook!

  • ♥ cheryl elisabeth
    April 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Tweeted! @ceamoste

  • ♥ cheryl elisabeth
    April 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Posted a link on FB as well.

  • Michael
    April 2, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Hey you are my Yelp friend!

    Cooked eggplant in Skippy's Peanut Butter. I do this when I run out of sesame paste in my fridge.

  • Sunny
    April 2, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I liked it on facebook!

  • Sunny
    April 2, 2011 at 4:44 am

    strange food combination ummm. . . idk I don't mix foods unless they are normally mixed so I don't have one for this lol. I don't like my food to touch. 🙂

  • Sunny
    April 2, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/wellcalcedlife/status/54041536438075392

  • Gloria
    April 3, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Love this giveaway, love the book is amazing! Im following you, xxgloria
    Love your blog, gloria