Announcing Toqueland’s Fall/Winter Fan Contest

Keep in Touch with Toqueland and Earn a Chance, or Chances, to Win A Copy of WHITE HOUSE CHEF, Signed and Personalized by Walter Scheib

 

We’re delighted to announce the third edition of our fan contest, wherein we offer new followers a chance to win a suitably chef-related prize. This time around–in honor of election season here in the United States–one lucky Toquelander will win a copy of White House Chef, the inside story of how Chef Walter Scheib modernized the White House food program, personalized by Walter (and yours truly, who served as his coauthor).

Billed as a cookbook, White House Chef is, for my money, actually a memoir with recipes. It details how Walter got the job at the White House (following a long interview process and some “audition” cooking for First Lady Hillary Clinton and her team in the early 1990s), oversaw the refurbishment of the kitchen and protocols, and threw dinners and parties far larger than anybody had previously envisioned or attempted at the White House, all with contemporary American food as the focus. From casual family meals to the grandest of State dinners, this book tells the story of how it all got done on Walter’s watch, and also details the dramatic change that took place when George W. Bush became president. (Walter served for one term of the Bush 43 presidency.)

This edition of the contest will run through Inauguration Day 2013, which will be on January 21st because the 20th is a Sunday next year. On that day, we’ll select a winning name at random. The winner will be contacted privately so you can tell us how you’d like the book inscribed and to where we should ship it. It’s that simple. (Although we keep the winners’ names confidential, we have to share one amusing detail: The first two contests have both been won by Los Angeles-based chefs.)

To qualify, you can subscribe to us by email, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. (You can also follow our RSS feed, but we can’t track that, so it doesn’t count in the contest.) For each way you follow, you earn one more chance to win.

We hope this gives you an extra reason to keep up with Toqueland. In the meantime, we promise to keep the content coming and make you glad you chose to keep in touch.

Andrew

Announcing Toqueland’s Spring/Summer Fan Contest

Follow Toqueland Between Now and Labor Day and Earn a Chance, or Chances, to Win the Chanterelle Cookbook, Autographed and Personalized by Chef David Waltuck

We’re delighted to announce the second edition of our fan contest, wherein we offer new followers a chance to win a suitably chef-related prize. This time around, one lucky Toquelander will win a copy of the beautiful Chanterelle cookbook, personalized by David Waltuck (and yours truly, who served as his coauthor).

This edition of the contest will run through Labor Day, at which point we’ll select a winning name at random. The winner will be contacted privately so you can tell us how you’d like the book inscribed and to where we should ship it. It’s that simple.

You can subscribe to us by email, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. (You can also follow our RSS feed, but we can’t track that, so it doesn’t count in the contest.) For each way you follow, you earn one more chance to win.

We hope this gives you an extra reason to keep up with Toqueland. In the meantime, we promise to keep the content coming and make you glad you chose to keep in touch.

Andrew

Announcing Toqueland’s First Fan Contest!

Keep Up with Toqueland and Earn Chances to Win a Personalized Set of the Alfred Portale Cookbook Collection

Toqueland wants you!

We want you to subscribe to our email updates, follow us on Twitter, and to like us (to really, really like us) on Facebook.

That’s why we’re excited to announce our first-ever Toqueland Fan Contest offering subscribers/followers a chance to win a set of all three of Alfred Portale’s cookbooks (coauthored by yours truly): Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook, Alfred Portale’s 12 Seasons Cookbook, and Alfred Portale’s Simple Pleasures.

Win the contest and Alfred will personalize all three books as you like, as will I, and then we’ll ship the books off to you, wherever you may be.

 

 

 

 

 

The More Ways You Follow Us, The More Chances to Win

Here’s how it works: For every way you subscribe to/follow/like us, we’ll enter your name in the contest. Do all three, and get three chances to win…. 

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