An inspirational GIVEAWAY!

This is a first here at F for Food, but that last post inspired me to do it. 

Recently, as I glanced across my vast cookbook collection, at all of the words and images that inspire me daily in the kitchen, I thought I might just pass some of that inspiration along to you. I recently attended an event in which Michael Psilakis did a cooking demonstration. While he showed us how to make Greek sliders, he spoke of his inspiration, his father, who always encouraged him to follow what he loved. Much like Chef Psilakis, I have been lucky enough to have two parents that have always fostered my creativity. No matter what. 

That night, I received an autographed(!) copy of his beautiful cookbook: How to Roast a Lamb. The recipes and photography are inspired and inspiring. And I want to give this very cookbook to one of you!

How to Enter How to Roast a Lamb Giveaway

This is a blog-comment giveaway.

1. Leave a comment on this post about something that has been inspirational to you.

2. Let me know how I can contact you (blog, email, Twitter handle, etc.) so I can track you down if you are selected!

3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter because, after all, sharing is caring!

4.Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but I can only ship this set of cookbooks within the U.S. for no other reason than it is heavy and expensive to ship. (If you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide me with a US mailing address to send.)

This giveaway ends on Friday, March 8th at 5PM PST. 

Good luck!


  1. You're inspirational to me!

  2. How about what Ben Affleck said about winning an Oscar. When life knocks you down you have to get back up and keep going. That sounded good to me.

  3. Good, honest writing brings your reader in and inspires them to taste goodness. Your story and your food story are honest and simple. Life is about living-and it really doesn't have to be any harder than that. Having the gift of growing up internationally the tastes, smells and flavors of a country never leave you. As a cookbook reader in bed, I suggest, Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way by Francis Mallmann to inspire as Michael Psilakis for Greek cooking

  4. Something inspirational for me is just the simple fact that I wake up every morning knowing my creator gave me the gift of opening my eyes on that morning. To see the smiles of my family, the passing thru and giving a stranger a smile and seeing the reaction on their faces, the humbleness of helping a stranger, your co-worker a friend. Driving down the road and just looking at the creation that God gives us to see, the sun, the colors on the leaves, the flowers to smell, the moon to reflect, the ocean and it's blue and green colors. Inspiration for me is the simple things in Life.

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  6. Music and wine. Often together. Music transports us, inspires us, invigorates us. And wine... wine makes anything better. Cheers!
    (@LAWineGal on Twitter)

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  8. I listen to a lot of jazz music, and when Dave Brubeck recently passed, I was inspired to get out the dusty record player, hook it up and start remembering all of the jazz greats I knew growing up. It's been an inspiration for me when I'm in a stressful situation. Listening to jazz calms me and helps my mood! I can be contacted at @solidgoldeats or solidgoldeats@gmail.com

  9. Sunny days (especially in winter, when it's often so cloudy) really inspire me to be my best self.