I don’t know about you, but I have a rather large collection of cookbooks. Ranging from topics such as chocolate, chicken, to cake decorating (I have at least 7 or 8 of those!) I am a bonafide cookbook addict (and I have the bulging bookshelves to prove it!) I always find it hard to resist a good cookbook sale and loading up on a bunch of goodies! My latest cookbook purchase in a shop was “Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management” (a book written in the late 1800s regarding household matters and cookery – interesting as well as slightly entertaining) and I recently bought Jacques Pepin’s “La Technique” (an Illustrated Guide to the fundamental techniques of cooking) online and am eagerly awaiting its arrival.
I must admit I don’t really head into book shops very much these days, as I find it much easier to browse online when I’m at home (with a full work week I don’t get out to do much shopping usually) and plus free shipping always sweetens the deal for me.
I usually purchase my books from BookDepository.com, but the trouble with them is that they’re UK-based, which means my book orders sometimes take up to four weeks to arrive. Which can make buying books as gifts a little tricky as I need to buy waaay in advance. Also I just like having my book purchases as soon as possible! So I was pretty happy to find an alternative Aussie online bookseller, Bookworld (formerly Borders) who not only do free shipping, but they price match Amazon – if you find a book cheaper on Amazon, Bookworld will match it by ten percent. Good news for me!
I also have good news for cookbook lovers – Bookworld.com.au is currently hosting Cooking Week (19-25 May), where you’ll get 15% off all cookbooks and cooking-related DVDS. All you have to do is sign up as a Bookworld Citizen and use the code BW-COOKING during checkout to get your discount.
To celebrate Cooking Week, I’ve teamed up with Bookworld to giveaway* a Cookbook pack worth $150 for one lucky CookingCrusade.com reader.
To enter, simply
Like Cooking Crusade on Facebook (if you’ve already liked me, that’s an easy entry for you – simply leave a comment below!)
Leave a comment below telling me what your favourite cookbook is and you’re in the draw to enter!
Don’t forget to enter your entries to the competition in the RaffleCopter below!
Here’s what you’ll win:
Same, Same but Different by Poh Ling Yeow (RRP $39.99)
I am Food by Anthia Koullouros (RRP $39.99)
Phillippa’s Home Baking by Phillippa Grogan and Richard Cornish (RRP $49.99)
And 1 mystery book title which the winner will find out once they receive their pack!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck in entering!
*Giveaway open to Australian readers only. Competition ends on 19 May.
Gift pack provided by Bookworld. Cooking Crusade was compensated for this post, but the opinions on this post and on buying books online are firmly her own!