Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cookin' Crunk Giveaway!!!!

As I mentioned in my Thanksgiving post on Thursday, my veganaversary was Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). To celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of my cookbook, Cookin' Crunk: Eatin' Vegan in the Dirty South.

Now, although the book has been out since September, I've not yet held a giveaway on my own blog. That's because I've been waiting for this very special occasion (my 8th veganaversary and 18th vegetarian-aversary) to do so. All you have to do is a leave a comment at the end of this post.

But first, I want to give a photo shout-out to all the other bloggers who have posted pictures of recipes from the book. Just for fun.

Not only did Joni Marie Newman (of Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet/Vegan Food Gifts fame) write me an awesome endorsement for the back cover of Cookin' Crunk, she also gave me a glowing review on her blog, Just the Food. Check out the Fried Tofu Chicken Wafflewich she made:

From Joni Marie Newman, Just the Food

My buddy Justin Fox Burks, fellow Memphian/photographer extraordinaire/cookbook author, made my Hot Tamale Pie and posted the recipe on the Chubby Vegetarian:

Justin Fox Burks, Chubby Vegetarian

Tofu Mom, who I like to think of as my (and everybody's) "internet mama," combined two recipes I never thought of combining — Fried Green Tomatoes and Country Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:

Tofu Mom (Marti Hall), Vegan Food: More Than Tofu and Sprouts

Speaking of fried green tomatoes, John P of the I-40 Vegan Kitchen combined my green tomatoes with my Bringin' Home the Tempeh Bacon and my Vegan Pimento Cheese to make this mouth-watering (I know, cause I made one after I saw John's) Grant Stack Sandwich:

John Plummer, The I-40 Kitchen

Also, while there's no pictures to post here, Lesley of Lesley Eats reviewed Cookin' Crunk for the Nashville Scene's dining blog, Bites.

Allison Rivers Samson of Allison's Gourmet interviewed me for her Fridays with Friends segment on her Sweet Talk blog.

And fellow Memphian Jennifer Chandler, author of Simply Salads, Simply Suppers, and Simply Grilling, also interviewed me on her 30-day vegetarian blog when she went meat-free for a month.

I hope I didn't forget anybody! I've had a lot of folks post pics from Cookin' Crunk on Instagram and tag me. It's so awesome to see people making my food! It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Anyway, for a chance to win a copy, leave a comment here letting me about your favorite Southern dish. I'll randomly choose one winner on Wednesday night. Also, please leave an email address with your comment if you don't have one linked through a Blogger or Wordpress profile. I have to have a way to contact you if you win!

111 comments:

Jazzy Jason said...

Oh, Bianca! I'd love to win a copy of this amazing book to give to my best friend who turned me vegetarian 12 years ago! I hope I win!

Dennis Martinez said...

bbq anything with corn bread!

Pam said...

I would LOOOOOVE to have a copy of this book. Matter of fact, it's on my Christmas list. :)

Jessica Eagle said...

Thanks for that giveaway. I've heard good comments about your cookbook so I would really love to win a copy.

My favorite South Western recipe ? Hummm...difficult to say as I'm still a "novice" in South Western cuisine. So far, I enjoyed all the vegan dish I've tried.

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bourgeois gal said...

As a native texan, I'm always experimenting to find ways to "southernize" my food. I'd love to see how you also experiment! Cheers for a great book!

radioactivegan said...

I'd love to get a copy of this cookbook. I'm a fellow southerner (East TN), but I'm living in the Pacific Northwest now .. I'd love to have some recipes from home! And happy veganniversary!

the clueless said...

I just had my first veganaversary! I would love a copy of your book - it's practically impossible to find here in Canadiana. :)

Nathan Stamper said...

I'd love to win a copy....I'm still experimenting with vegetarianism/veganism, but I'd love to peruse it and give it as a gift to some friends who are also going vegan!

Erinwiko said...

I would love a copy if this is open internationally (we're the ones who need the book most!). Southern American food is still a bit of a mystery to me (and most Australians), but I recently became aware of the idea of fried 'chicken' and waffles and it's blown my mind in the best possible way.

Rabbit and Bumble said...

I would be tickled 50 Shades of Pink (*wink*) to win a copy of this book! I have been happily vegan for about 6 years now and never looked back. Wooo Hooo! Fingers and Toes crossed (Pick me! Pick me!) hahaha

climbinvegan said...

favorite southern food? Not sure I've eaten much.... maybe friend mac and cheese? Is that a thing?? corn bread too!

Shannon said...

Biscuits and chocolate gravy!

Bill said...

Biscuits and gravy!

Jaime said...

Red beans and collard greens.

Daniel said...

My favorite Southern dishes are biscuits and gravy (for breakfast) and red beans and rice (for dinner).

JoAngela Woods said...

Well you know I've always adored your blog! I'm so proud of all your accomplishments :)

tcain said...

I live in the North so I'm not sure what my favorite southern recipe is? Tator tots from Sonic? HA! I don't know... it's what I look forward to when I visit TX. We don't a Sonic near by. ANYWAY, I'm vegetarian and I've been following your blog for about two years. I don't love to cook and have zero cook books. I've been trying to make dinner each night which is a huge deal. Maybe it's time for a cook book?

Amie Doles said...

As SO MANY of your friends, this already HIGHLY acclaimed and inspiring cookbook is on my Christmas list! I am SO EXCITED about the Tempeh recipies and I also heard you have a YUMMY BLACKEYED PEA HUMMUS! REALLY!?! I can't wait!! SO, my favorite dish? Gotta say Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes~ I have made a VERY good VEGAN combo of sesame-fried tofu with curried potatoes! YUM-O! ;) OOHHH I hope I win! Lol! HAPPY VEGAN BIRTHDAY! mucho love sister!

FrailWhite said...

The only thing I really miss since becoming vegan is my grandmother's cheese grits. Do you have a recipe?

Erica Rose said...

Ooh, I love grits, biscuits, cornbread, fried okra... I like lots of Southern-style food!

tamara said...

Biscuits and gravy, without a doubt. Sometimes I don't feel like much of a southern girl, but the amount of love i have for gravy assures me of my roots. i'd love to win your book!

Belle said...

Bbq. Since leaving memphis i havent had a good bbq sammich/sauce.

Claire said...

I'm coming up to my 3rd veganversary, this would be an awesome win- thanks for the chance!

Cadry said...

What a perfect way to celebrate your vegan-iversary! All of those dishes look soooo good!

My favorite Southern dish would have to be a mess of collard greens. It's one of my favorite go-to sides.

Abbie said...

I love the term" veganaversary" that you came up with! Congrats on making it to eight years for vegan and 18 years for vegetarian! My 10th veganversary is just around the corner next April! I have been drooling over the recipes from this cookbook since it came out and would love a copy to bring some of the South out west to Montana! E-mail is tumblesonabbie@yahoo.com in case you need contact info.

bitt said...

Hoppin John fritters

moonsword said...

Congratulations on your 8th veganaversary! So supercool to see your work pop up all over the net...you're all over pinterest too!
I'd love to have a copy of your Crunkin' cookbook...your recipes totally rock! My most favorite Southern delight is cornbread. I could eat it everyday. Actually I did when I worked across the street from a bakery. Those were the days. :)

Roz Purnell said...

Love the pics! Looks sooooo good! Happy vegsnniversary! What better way to celebrate than to share the vegan love of food with a cook book giveaway!

Lori said...

I could eat cornbread every day. Sweet for breakfast, savory for lunch, with chili for dinner...

me, Mavis said...

Happy Veganniversary! I have been reading your blog for several months now -- enjoy it immensely!

Lauren Lowe said...

Biscuits and gravy!

Beth said...

I love any kind of collard greens, and oh my goodness Tofu Mom's pics are making my mouth water!

Meghan said...

BISCUITS BISCUITS BISCUITS. Or cornbread. Or red beans and rice. Or collard greens. Or sweet potato pie.

You can see why I want this cookbook.

Amelia Tobias said...

BBQ tofu and vegan jambalaya are my favorites! (Sorry had to pick two)

I would love to win this copy... every time you post a recipe or picture from your book I drool! If I don't win, still going to request for x-mas. :)

Hope you had a happy holiday! Looks like it was a feast. :)

Marianna DeGarmo said...

Oh how I would love to get my grubby little paws on your book! I am the lone veg-head in a household of omnis, so I am always looking for new recipes to make that are super delicious and keep them happy as well.

Suzanne said...

This southern girl drools with eery recipe I see from yor baby! How I'd love copy!

JohnP said...

I need to make that sandwich again! I made your beef seitan yesterday and used it for finger steaks - so good!

Mel said...

As someone who grew up in a family that was from the south, I want this cookbook so badly! I don't know if I can pick a favorite southern dish. Fried anything, really. Or possibly biscuits and gravy. Cornbread and pinto beans is also really good, especially with a mess of greens.

penelope said...

I have a kid who is vegetarian which has really changed the way I cook.....and I can't have dairy. So we are serendipitous vegans, I suppose!

Karen said...

I want a vegan version of southern fried chicken! And I would love to win this book! Will you email the winner?

chantal said...

After living in Tennessee for a few years, I gained an appreciation for bbq.

This is a great giveaway.

charj said...

My favorite southern dish is field peas and snaps with collard greens and cornbread

Vanessa said...

Biscuits and fried okra! Thanks for offering up the giveaway :)

Jerri said...

Hard to pick a favorite southern food, but fried green tomatoes is right up there :D

Lysette said...

I would love your hot Southern comfort in my cold Northern kitchen!

BBQ beans and charred corn, spicy okra chased with fresh vinegary coleslaw. Southern food makes vegetables party!

Laura C. said...

I think any type of greens dish, and I've also recently discovered black eyed peas. I can't believe I went 40 years without trying them!

Robyn W. said...

This looks amazing! I'm so excited there is something out there for naughty vegans like myself to indulge in ;) I would have to say my favorite southern dish would be anything with gravy on it and ooey gooey mac n cheese.

Maya said...

cornbread ! cornbread ! cornbread !

and thank you for the givaway ;)

Anonymous said...

Collards. DUH.

PS--sexy lookin book!!

ania said...

Would love to get a copy of this book! It's been sitting on my wishlist, waiting patiently for a little while now!

Sharon said...

I love fried chicken and gravy.

suzanne@nutritioninthekitchen.net said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Love this blog!!

Anonymous said...

Greens, my absolute favorite!
k.havelka at att.net

Thanks!

Lizzie Bordello said...

This Summer I kind of became obsessed with what I started to call Southern Veggie and Potato Fry. It's a variation on a recipe from "Cookin' Southern Vegetarian Style." The original recipe calls for okra, but I rarely had enough to harvest at the same time, so I started using other things - eggplant, beans, you name it. My favorite turned out to be okra, potatoes, and rattlesnake snap beans. Tossed with a cornmeal breading type deal, and fried up. Yum!!!

Jules said...

I'm from the UK so probably can't enter but what I really want to find a good recipe is for a southern fried chicken as my other half often craves it and I would love to recreate it for him!
I am hoping for your book for Christmas and can't wait to try the recipes!

Jared said...

I know you put together some seriously amazing recipes in this cookbook, I've been seeing pictures for months now and the book is sitting in my wishlist! Would love to win a copy and save some cash!

Carrie said...

Fried okra is my Southern food jam. I could eat it all day long and be a happy camper!

Jennifer said...

Favorite southern dish --- Macaroni and cheese --- of course!! Would love to have you book to try all sorts of new vegan southern dishes!!! They all sound amazing.

Meghan said...

Fried Green Tomatoes!!!

Wendy said...

oh my gosh i need this so bad! After seeing your thanksgiving post and reading about all your family casserole recipes, etc. included in the book I knew I HAD to have it!!
-Wendy
wendympark at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

It all looks SO good. My favorite southern dish is cooked greens.

Tiffany
breadwithoutbutter[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ellen Ray said...

biscuits and gravy are my favorite southern dish, but chicken fried seitan closely trails.

- ellen
ellen.k.ray at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Me! Me! Pick me!
tracifree@hotmail.com

Arlene said...

Hope I win!

Apollo Lemmon said...

I've been holding out for an ebook, but I'd love to have a copy to share in my vegan-heavy house.

Lee Ann said...

I've been trying to ration my cookbook purchases, but would love to add this to my collection. Especially after visiting Souley Vegan in California.

Jennifer Manriquez (Bankrupt Vegan) said...

I'm a Texas girl, born and raised! What Southern dish DON'T I love??? It's been so much fun veganizing all of my favorites over the years - chili, tacos, fried chik'n, mac and cheese! I'd love to try your versions. Everything on your website always looks amazing!

Spencer Jackson said...

A copy of this book would be a great addition to my small but growing vegan cook-book library. I have a friend (ex-vegan) who has a blog where she used to post Southern vegan recipes (http://www.urbanfig.blogspot.com/2011/01/apple-cherry-crisp.html) - I was always hoping that she would put together a book of her 'southern cooking vegan recipes' - now it seems you're already there!

and_i_say said...

Red velvet cake! I'll have to check if I linked my email. If not, it's cutedemocrat (at) gmail (dot) com

Marisa@catandcupcake.com said...

Pimento cheese sammiches.

Your book would be a swell present for my birthday tomorrow.

Alexis said...

My favorite Southern dish would have to be any type of cobbler. Congrats on your veg-a-versary!

Liene said...

Pecan pie! And just overindulged this Thanksgiving! Congratulations, and thanks for the chance!

Kelly said...

Biscuits and gravy! But probably only because I'm not well-schooled in the way of southern eats. :)

Thanks, and congrats on your veganiversary!

Beth said...

Congrats on your veganaversy! I'd love to win a copy of your cookbook -- I've been dreaming of Fried Tofu Chicken Wafflewiches since reading Joni's review. :)

Stephanie Griffith said...

The Barbeque Cauliflower from Soul Vegetarian in ATL is probably the best veganized southern dish I've ever had. Simple and wonderful. And even though it's deep fried before being sauced, it still 'feels' healthier/lighter than other main dishes with tofu/tempeh/etc.

K. said...

Mmmmmm fried green tomatoes! I need this cookbook!

Dave said...

Grits! However I make 'em that particular day.

Although tonight I'm pan frying some hominy, so maybe pan-fried hominy will become my favorite. Whoknows.

annibell said...

My children (11 and 16) decided to go vegan, and I really don't want to mess up their chances for success with gross food. 8 years and all these recipes give me some hope that I might be able to keep us all vegan!

Rikki said...

I love southern cooking. I think I'm a southern belle at heart. I would love a copy of your book.

Erin said...

Squash casserole and biscuits and gravy. I know, that's two. But seriously.

Lydia Paterson said...

Dandelion Greens. I'm not sure if they are considered Southern though.

Candy Beans said...

I have a few go-to recipes to win over my southern friends, but I could always use more. I'm excited to get my hands on this cook one way or another.

Rachael Sanders said...

Let me try that again...My favorite southern meal is pinto beans, greens, cornbread and fried okra or squash...YUMMMMM. But your fried green tomatoes look damn tasty!

Theresa said...

If you're willing to ship overseas, I would love a chance to win. I love love love everything corn bread, and also fried green tomatoes. Yum.

alexanderwillowharvey said...

this is on my NEED IN MY LIFE! list, would of brought it already but unfortunatly im jobless, i can only stare longingly at it on amazon :'(

PurpleLarkspur said...

I LOVE grits!!

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack! said...

I am so stoked that your book is finally out, and the cover is SO awesome. I don't have a Southern dish in particular that is a favorite, but that Tamale Pie looks insane! I'd love to try it out. :)

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Everything here in this blog is yummy and delicious. Thanks for sharing these tasty recipes.

Anonymous said...

All southern cooking can't be like Paula Deen's! Please don't let it be so! That's why I'd love a copy of your book. I'm originally from the south .... the south Bronx that is! Thank you. kesslereb@yahoo.com

Eve Brown said...

Collard green, yams, black-eyed peas and cornbread!

Eve Brown said...

Greens, yams, black-eyed peas and cornbread!

jacqui said...

I would absolutely love to win this book! It sounds amazing.
pappasjacqui@yahoo.com.

David said...

I love garlicky collard greens and fried okra (ok that's 2 but I can't pick a favorite)

Jenn said...

Hmmm does Mac n Cheese count as southern? I also like potato salad (mmm carbs....) and pretty much anything in bbq sauce.

here's my email: jennybunny_@hotmail.com

s said...

Favorite southern dish is probably corn bread, greens, black eyed peas. (for new years luck!) Or mac n cheese, although I don't see it as particularly southern.

VeganLinda said...

My favorite southern foods would have to be collards and chow chow (what my husband's ma ma called the relish she made), butter beans, tops and bottoms (what she called turnip salad with the greens and root), and crouter peas.

Genevieve said...

Chick'n and waffles! Is that even Southern? I'm from MN so I would love to discover more Southern dishes.

Twitter: @GenevieveGamlin

Chris said...

cornbread dressing!
dumbsnowflake at yahoo.com

Jade said...

Awesome! I would love a copy!

Michelle Nhi said...

I love ALL collard greens!!!
overpowerovercome@gmail.com

Marisa L. S. said...

I would love this cookbook! Some of my favorite Southern recipes--biscuits and gravy--and fried green tomatoes! my email is tiggernorton04@gmail.com

Simona Cat said...

I'd really like to try something out of your cookbook! My first veganniversary is coming up too...no better way to celebrate!!

toocheapforpinenuts said...

biscuits, gravy, and fried potatoes!

Brandy said...

I don't have a favorite dish! I hope I win your book so I can learn some. :)

brandy at nightstand dot org

fabulousaurus said...

Black eyed peas with collard greens, stewed tomatoes, okra, and hot sauce. Warm, cheap, filling.

Corrine Greenfield said...

Sweet potato pie!

Janneal Gifford said...

Holy cooking...I must win this cookbook!

Judy Pike said...

Hi Bianca! Hoping to win. I have been a vegetarian for 20 years! Planning my wedding and one of my bridesmaids recently became vegan!

Karen said...

Who won?

Amanda Thomas said...

My favorite Southern dish is practically anything fried, but okra and corn are on the top of the list.