Giveaway: Your chance to win a $150 pack of Cook Books!

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, 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 – 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 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!

Phillippas Home Baking_Phillippa GroganI Am Food_Anthia KoullourosSame Same_Poh Ling Yeow



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!

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41 Responses to “Giveaway: Your chance to win a $150 pack of Cook Books!”

  • milkteaxx Says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE cookbooks, i have a 2nd bookshelf just for my cook books and recipes folders! picking a favourite would be hard but i love my nigellisma one! bet italian cookbook!

  • Berny @ I Only Eat Desserts Says:

    I love the Love Food (paragon cookbooks) – cheap cookbooks that has easy, tasty recipes <3

  • Isabelle Says:

    Nigella- How to be a domestic goddess. The brownie recipe in there has made me so many friends and helped me keep old ones.

  • Ross S Says:

    Stephanie’s “The Cooks Companion”

  • Alana Says:

    WANT! I recently heard that Phillippa’s book was recipe tested by ladies from her hometown, too cute.

    My favourite cookbook is What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies because I’m all about drooling over rustic pages.

  • Brett Says:

    The Concise Larousse Gastonomic has everything and is my favourite cookbook!

  • Choc Chip Uru Says:

    EEEP what an amazing giveaway! I love cookbooks too much :)
    My favourite? Mastering the Art of Baking of course :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Tina @foodfortina Says:

    Yes I totally agree with the cookbook obsession, I have a whole section of my shelf dedicated to cookbooks, recipe cut-outs from newspapers, and free food guides as well :) My fave cookbook would have to be adriano zumbo – I easily become lost in the wonderful creations and pictures!

  • Shez Says:

    I’ve recently been put on a cookbook buying ban, but am still allowed to win or be given them :p My favourite cook book (if you could call it that) is my copy of Larousse Gastronomique, given to me by a set of friends. It’s the encyclopaedia of everything food and I use it every time I’m recipe creating or researching!

  • Cyndie Says:

    My favourite cookbook is The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo.

  • Jessica Ng Says:

    What a lovely range of cookbooks! I started buying cook books and started cooking from them (not just in storage lol). My favourite cook book is the “donna hay new classics” if I am looking to cook a cookies or looking for something new to cook its usually in this book. Only thing is the book is so huge!

  • Danushi Says:

    My favourite cooking book right now is Donna Hay’s “No Time to Cook”. Fresh, quick but tasty recipes for when you are time poor.

  • carol James Says:

    I just Love ” Maggies Kitchen ” it has some delicious Desserts and beautiful Roasts for that Sunday Roast.

  • Nic Says:

    Sonya Plowman’s Hot Bread! The Breadmaking Book for Breadmaking Machines

  • Julian Says:

    I love love love Asian cookery and my favourite is The Complete Asian Cookbook By Charmaine Solomon.

  • Judy Says:

    Ever since coming back from a holiday to Vietnam I’ve been into Vietnamese cooking and I think Luke Nguyen: The Food of Vietnam is an excellent resource for authentic food from Vietnam. Not one for the faint-hearted though!

  • jody buhagiar Says:

    My first ever cookbook was given to me from my mum. Margaret fultons first cookbook. I have used and abused this book, it has been a lifesaver.

  • Helen Says:

    Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management.(1902 Edition) Inherited from my great Aunt, I treasure this cook book by the original female celebrity food writer. Way ahead of her time!

  • karina l Says:

    I love the 4 Ingredients Cookbook. It’s simple and does not require many ingredients..only 4!

  • Kasey E Says:

    My favourite cookbook would have to be the one given to me by my mother who has filled it up with hers & my grandmothers favourite recipes, I treasure it dearly.

  • Ariel Says:

    I love Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals – they’re easy, cheap and a delight for the whole family day in and day out.

  • Jemma Hansen Says:

    Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson, so many great recipes for the time conscious cook. Some of my favourite recipes are forgotten pudding, jumbleberry crumble and Home-made instant pancake mix

  • Gayle Richardson Says:

    I can’t say just one as I pick and choose recipes from the all – so my answer would be the lovely recipe journal my daughter gave me for Mother’s Day so I can keep them altogether!

  • CLAIRE Says:

    my kindergarten cookbook form 1986, it has the best cookie and cake recipes from all the mums

  • Narelle Rock Says:

    I love my slow cooker recipe cookbook, gives me and my family so many healthy and hearty meals that are all cooked in 1 pot, simple, easy and delicious.

  • Helga Grenkowitz Says:

    My favourite cookbook I brought over from Germany and it’s already from 1973.

  • Tamara Lamb Says:

    My favourite cookbook is Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver. It has really helped me cut down on waste and create new dishes!

  • Linda Hynson Says:

    Jamie Oliver’s 30 min meals

  • Amanda Gorton Says:

    Four Ingredients – in balancing the budget this is a real money saver

  • lola Says:

    My favourite book is Abla’s Lebanese Kitchen by Abla Amad.

  • Thai Berrenson Says:

    common sense cook book because its a great cook book for learning the basics and to learn everything about cooking.

  • Sharon Fawcett Says:

    I have this great kindergarten cookbook from the kinder my kids went to. The recipes are great and the drawings by all the kids are even better.

  • Kathy Mason Says:

    Love Italy by Guy Grossi, a great chef and a beautiful book.

  • Krystal D Says:

    The Paleo Cafe – was an amazingly eye opening read, full of health altering recipes. I thoroughly enjoyed the read, it wasn’t just a book full of recipes but taught you a different way of looking at food.

  • Laura Powers Says:

    I have a great book called Simple Indian cooking, I use it all the time great recipes and all easy to prepare

  • Cathy Houden Says:

    After immersing myself in the first season of “Masterchef” I fell in love with Julie Goodwin and her subsequent cookbook “Our Family Table”. Beautiful recipes that are truly from the heart and are thoroughly enjoyed by my family!

  • Kevin Kelly Says:

    My Phillips slow cooker cookbook which Ive had and use continually for the past 36 years

  • Katherine Ryan Says:

    My favourite to read is Falling Cloudberries by Tessa Kiros, my favourite to cook from is the CWA cookbook :)

  • Maria P Says:

    Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals. The recipes are delicious, quick and I’ve usually got most things in the pantry already.

  • Karla Oleinikoff Says:

    The Womens Weekly Kids Party Cakes! Love making my kidlets Birthday Cakes!

  • debi setiawati Says:

    Jamie Oliver’s books

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