This blog is a place for wives, girlfriends, significant others, and anyone else stuck to a chef to come together and chirp to each other about how to deal with the nonsense that goes along with being the wife of a chef. I was struggling to live with a ghost of a husband who I never saw until I met two other chef wives that saved me. It was then that I realized there must be more who need love and support too, right?
Hilary Battes, First Lady Desperate Chefs'Wives
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Friday, February 27, 2009
Contest: Win 2 Books!!
My dear friend, and fellow chef's wife, Jessica Conant-Park has written the fourth edition of her Gourmet Girls Mystery Series, FED UP. The series is described as Bridget Jones meets Janet Evanovich meets Julia Child. A cozy, culinary, romantic, humorous, chick lit mystery series set in the Boston restaurant scene. This latest book is near and dear to my heart; my chef was given the opportunity to write some recipes for the wedding in the book. So check those out too!
"Part-time student Chloe Carter is planning her best friend’s wedding, working for her parents—and glued to her chef boyfriend, Josh, as he competes to star in a new TV series. The premise:Josh hijacks unsuspecting grocery shoppers and prepares them gourmet dinners. Everything’s going great—until one shopper drops dead.With the cameras on him from the beginning, Josh is obviously innocent, but Chloe wonders: Was it one of Josh’s competitors? Or the deceased’s husband? Or someone on the crew?Sifting through suspects, Chloe deals with wedding chaos and Josh’s erratic behavior. She’ll have to balance her plate while trying to catch a food felon…"
Now, the contest part!
Jessica has so generously donated a signed copy of her latest book, FED UP as well as the new paperback version of TURN UP THE HEAT, the third book in the series.
-To enter, simply leave a comment on this post answering this question:
How would you title a book about your life with a chef?
-You must leave your email address so we can contact you. Once a winner is contacted they have a couple days or so to respond with a mailing address.
-All entrants agree to be placed on Jessica's Food Fiction newsletter list.
-Don't fear if your not married to a chef: title your book about your life and its connection to food.
A winner will be chosen at random next Friday, March 6.
If you want to double your chances of winning some great books, head over to Jessica's Newsletter site and check out her other contest to win Fed Up, Turn Up the Heat, Michelle Scott's complete Wine Lovers Series, and Mia King's Sweet Life and Good Things. To enter, email the newsletter team at:email@example.com@gmail.com with the subject line "Food Fiction Contest."All you have to do is tell them your favorite meal or send them your favorite recipe! (You will be added to Michele and Mia's newsletter list unless you note to opt-out.)That contest runs until March 1, 2009.