Valley Fig/Cook’s Country Photo Contest Entry

Hi all-

Just a quick note to ask for your help in helping me win a contest to go see a filming of one of my most FAVORITE shows: Cook’s Country!

They have partnered with Valley Figs to have a fig photo contest and they will select a winner from the entries. You were originally supposed to post on instagram and then garner “likes.” They are also on the link below, and people can go in and enter an email and vote for the one they like best. I foolishly wasn’t thinking about it that much when I made my initial Instagram post, and didn’t include that many hashtags. So now I’m trying to focus on getting votes on the link below. And I need your help!

Please, please, please (there are only 3 days left as of this post) help and vote for the “every_bite” fig photo at the bottom of page 2 of this link:
Cook’s Country fig photo contest page

And, if you have an Instagram account, please take a moment and go to the “every_bite” account and like the fig photo.

I’ve just GOT to see Christopher, and the others! I love them all- particularly Bridget and Jack’s Tasting Lab! And to see that amazing renovated farmhouse that they film in would be a dream come true. I’m trying to not fantasize too much about all the great photos I could get and all the cool people I could meet!!

 

Thank you so much!
Carol

Happy Birthday Ms. Child! Great Quotes to Celebrate a Food Icon

In celebration of what would have been Julia Child’s 101st birthday today, below are a few of her best quotes. Happy Birthday Ms. Child! We love you and all you have done for food and cooking in the home.

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredients.”

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”

“Fat gives things flavor.”

“Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.”

And her inspiration behind all of our extra notes within “Every Bite: How To Make the Most of Your Meals”:
“I found that the recipes in most- in all- the books I had were really not adequate. They didn’t tell you enough… I won’t do anything unless I’m told why I’m doing it. So I felt that we needed fuller explanations so that if you followed one of those recipes, it should turn out exactly right.”