As many of you already know, I have recently published my first eBook: Manu’s Christmas Menus. The eBook contains 20 original recipes, divided in 4 menus, to help you bring Italy to your table this holiday Season. All recipes have step by step instructions and pictures and they have never been published before (so you won’t find them on the blog). Some of the dishes are traditional Christmas recipes, while others are more modern. Does it sound like something you would like to own?? Well, read on, as I have decided to give my readers the chance to win one copy of my first book as a special THANK YOU for all your love and support!
As I say in the eBook’s introduction “The idea of this eBook came about almost a year ago, when my parents were visiting us for Christmas and we were planning our holiday menus. We usually sit down together and write down 4 different menus: one for Christmas Eve dinner, one for Christmas Day lunch, one for New Year’s Eve dinner and one for New Year Day lunch. It is quite a process as everyone has to be pleased and not everyone likes the same food. But it is also a lot of fun and a moment we share as a family. The same feeling of “sharing a moment together” continues throughout the meal preparation, as we all contribute to it. Back in Italy, holiday meals would have many people seated at the same table, so it is customary to divide the work among family members: nonna would make pasta, aunty would make the appetisers, mum would make meat, dad would whip up a dessert and so on. Dividing tasks in the kitchen is also a way not to get too tired and still be able to enjoy your day/evening.
Italians have quite elaborate meals at Christmas time. We do serve at least 4 to 5 different dishes per meal, sometimes more (it depends on how many people we have to feed and divide the work with!), so I have created 4 menus with 5 dishes each. If you are not used to eating this much (or have a smaller family) you can simply choose 2 or 3 dishes per menu. If you decide to go “the Italian way”, remember that while Italians cook up a storm, we do not serve huge portions of each dish. It is all about “tasting” and enjoying different flavours without getting too full.”
If you are curious to know what recipes you can find in the book, here is the table of contents:
Also, click here to see a few pictures from the recipes.
In the event that you are not the winner, you can still purchase your own copy (or gift individual copies to family and friends). Click here to find out where and how to buy it.
HOW TO ENTER AND CONDITIONS
So, what do you have to do for a chance to win one copy of Manu’s Christmas Menus?
Simply help me spread the word about my eBook and giveaway on Facebook (share the link for this giveaway on your Facebook profile and tag @Manu’s Menu on FB in your message) or Twitter (tweet the following: I entered MsM giveaway to win a copy of Manu’s Christmas Menus via @manusmenucom http://bit.ly/1bTGQjt #giveaway).
Once you have done that, leave a comment to this post telling me what you want for Christmas and add the link to your Tweet or Facebook share.
Please note that for ease of use, I will be giving away 1 copy of the eBook in the pdf format, which will work on many e-reader devices, tablets and all computers.
This competition ends at noon AEST on the 20th of November, 2013 and it is open worldwide. I will notify the lucky winner by email shortly afterwards. Good luck everyone!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER WAS ANNOUNCED: #8 muppy! THANKS EVERYONE!