Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Food for the Soul - Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love Book Review & Giveaway!


Food is much more than something we use to fill our bellies.  Besides being something we need to survive, food also triggers many emotions including comfort and excitement.  It can also help trigger fond memories of past experiences or help to make new ones.   The latest book in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Food and Love, celebrates the special times we spend with friends and family and even contains a few delicious recipes! 


More information on Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love
According to their website, "Food is an expression of love - both the romantic kind and the comforting kind between family and friends.  With it's savory, sweet, and sometimes spicy stories, this delightful collection will sprinkle in laughs, warm hearts of readers, and stir up memories that certain aromas and tastes always bring.  Readers will relish the stories on how love and food together played a flavorful part in life.  Some recipes included too!"
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love is a wonderful compilation of stories of friendship, love and food as well as some of the most delicious family recipes readers have shared with the Chicken Soup team.  Whether you're a full fledged foodie or someone that enjoys a great meal, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love is a great read!
My Review
Up until recently, I haven't really been one to try new foods or recipes.  In fact, you might go as far as to say I was a pretty picky eater.  But for the past year or so I've been trying to eat a little healthier so I've been trying out some new recipes and ingredients and discovered foods I absolutely love that I had never tried before.  The past couple weeks or so I've had a hankering to treat my family to something new and right on time, this month's Chicken Soup for the Soul came in the mail and I was pleasantly surprised to see all of the scrumptious recipes inside.  One of our favorites was an amazing "Apple Walnut Coffee Cake" recipe. "Mary's Oven Stew" was also a family favorite especially because it was so easy to make and it ended up being the very first time I have made edible oven stew! (I'm not a very good cook)  After trying out some of the great recipes I sat down after dinner and started reading through some of the stories.  The great thing about this book is everyone can enjoy it.  Everyone has fond memories related to food, whether that be Thanksgiving dinner growing up or a special recipe that's been handed down for generations.  You don't have to be a foodie to enjoy this book!  I highly recommend this and all of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books to anyone looking for a great read!
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping Bags - Always love the stories but the recipes were a delightful addition!


Where can you purchase a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love?
If you're interested in picking up a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love simply visit their website or pick one up at your local book retailer.  It retails for only $10.98 on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble's online store.  For more up to date information on new products and promotions be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  


Giveaway Time!
Three lucky winners will receive a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love!  Here's how:


Mandatory Entry:  What is your favorite recipe?  Comment below!


Extra Entries - worth 1 entry each - comment once per entry
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Enter to win 1 of 3 copies of @Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love with @Shopaholic Mommy!  It's food for the soul! Giveaway ends 3/15!
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Bonus Entries 

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I will choose three lucky winners on March 15th at 8pm EST using random.org.  I will announce and contact the winners soon after that.  Those people will have 48 hours to respond via email to claim their prize.  If I do not hear back within 48 hours I will hold a redraw and choose a new winner(s).  This giveaway is open to US residents 18+.  Good Luck!


I received a free product to help facilitate this review.  The opinions stated in this post are mine and unbiased.  For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

21 comments:

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