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Cookbook Giveaway — Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch

A Supper of Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Basil

Gently simmered zucchini, tomatoes and basil makes the perfect summertime meal. Photograph by Jonathan Lovekin

Tender CookbookWith summer produce at its peak, in all its juicy, flavorful goodness, Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch is the perfect cookbook to have on hand to take advantage of all your farmers’ market booty. British food writer, cookbook author and TV personality Nigel Slater obviously has a passion for produce — his cookbook is organized by ingredient, with many recipes informally written in “garden-log” style. Whatever looks most alluring at any given moment, that’s what we should all be buying and eating, and with Nigel’s garden-inspired cookbook you’ll never be at a loss for what to cook, from asparagus to zucchini.

If the carrots look great at your farmers’ market, you can flip to the “Carrots” chapter (right between “Cabbage” and “Cauliflower”) to find a little carrot primer and recipes like A Soup the Color of Marigolds, Carrot and Cilantro Fritters and A Carrot Cake with a Frosting of Mascarpone and Orange. From fun appetizers and easy sides to mains and desserts, Nigel includes them all.

A Soup the Color of Marigolds (Carrot Soup)

Onions, carrots and yellow tomatoes come together for an easy, colorful soup that celebrates summer. Photograph by Jonathan Lovekin

Give Tender a try with these three recipes, perfect for summertime meals:

Baked Finger Eggplants, Yogurt, and Cucumber

Eggplants are at their peak season in August! Serve baked eggplant with bread, along with cool cucumber yogurt. Photograph by Jonathan Lovekin

And, we’re giving away one copy of Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite summer veggie.

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 4:00 p.m. ET on August 3rd and 5:00 p.m. ET on August 4th. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $40.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

So tell us, what’s your favorite summer veggie?

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  1. mary Szymanski posted 08/04/2011

    Any veggie at the peak of its natural season!

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