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Signed Cookbook Giveaway: G. Garvin’s Dining In

On Road Trip with G. Garvin (tune in tomorrow, 5/21, at 9pm for the Season 3 premiere), host Gerry (“G.”) Garvin travels the country finding the best Southern cuisine — in and outside of the American South. But when he’s off the clock and not on the road, G. prefers to spend time at home in Atlanta, where he loves preparing intimate meals for friends and family. In his book Dining In, G. shares that love of entertaining with readers, showing them how simple tricks can be employed to give easy recipes a bit of a gourmet edge.

To G., difficult does not necessarily mean better, and ambiance, plating skills and the wine you serve alongside your meal are deemed equally important. He shares his tips on mastering these hosting skills in the book’s introduction before diving into his approachable recipes that are chaptered by ingredient type (pasta, chicken, meats, seafood), cooking styles (braises, grilling) and some niche passions (gourmet sandwiches, oodles of desserts). G. arms readers with more than 150 recipes to prove to them that preparing a special meal at home can be more rewarding — and more celebratory — than eating at any restaurant. Likewise, everyday meals (such as the simply prepared fish tacos featured above) can be prepared in under 30 minutes, trumping takeout and letting fresh ingredients shine through.

Try a couple recipes from Dining In today:
Warm Fish Tacos (featured at top)
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes (above, left)
Pan-Roasted Breast of Chicken with Morels and Arugula (above, right)

To celebrate the new season of Road Trip with G. Garvin, we’re giving away FIVE SIGNED copies of Dining In (one copy to each of five winners). All you have to do to enter is check out this slideshow of the country’s best Southern food from Road Trip with G. Garvin and leave a comment telling us which dish you like the best.

All of G. Garvin’s books can be purchased here.

So, tell us, which recipe from Road Trip with G. Garvin, seasons 1 and 2 is your favorite? 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 five very lucky, randomly selected commenters each a copy of Dining In. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 years or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes starts at 12:00PM ET on May 20, 2014, and ends at 6:00pm ET on May 23, 2014. For full official rules, visit Sponsored by Cooking Channel, LLC, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.


Comments (49)

  1. Tonya Foreman posted 05/20/2014

    Hands down, the Local Three Shrimp and Grits is being made by me this weekend! I cannot wait!

  2. Christina posted 05/20/2014

    I love the boundary road brick chicken. So tender and juicy!

  3. Irene posted 05/20/2014

    Shrimp and Grits!

  4. Victoria posted 05/20/2014

    My favorite recipe from G is the Brickstore Pub Battered Ale Fish! It's totally authentic and homey. It's the best fried fish recipe I've ever tried!

  5. Chris posted 05/20/2014

    I have to stick with my Philly routes and go with "Cookie Confidential's Philly Cheesesteak Cookie" as my favorite recipe, except going off the recipe a little bit and substituting a non-meat jerky for the beef.

  6. Jerry M. posted 05/20/2014

    I would love to try the Magnolia Black Bean Oxtail & Lima Beans. The Caribbean Feast's Oxtail looks yummy too. Love oxtail….!

  7. Tracy posted 05/20/2014

    The boundary brick chicken

  8. LaShona posted 05/20/2014

    I love the 610 Magnolia Black Bean Oxtail and Lima Beans..simply because I love Oxtails and Lima Beans!

  9. Debbie Van Kley posted 05/20/2014

    The grits and three shrimps love it

  10. Ralph posted 05/20/2014

    Fickle Pickles Fried Cajun Pickles

  11. Jennifer Chamberlain posted 05/20/2014

    Fickle Pickle Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

  12. Daveen Fiant-Fore posted 05/20/2014

    I am torn between the bison burger and the fish and chips.

  13. Nicole posted 05/20/2014

    I'm a sucker for any 'LOCAL THREE SHRIMP AND GRITS' or the 'oh la la egg sandwich'. I don't think I could go wrong with either of these!

  14. kimberley posted 05/20/2014

    Pan-Roasted Breast of Chicken with Morels and Arugula …..this is the tops…

  15. Donna Richardson posted 05/20/2014

    I went to the Caribbean restaurant after seeing it on your show. The oxtails were delish. It made me cook some that weekend. I need your book to cook more delicious dishes like that.

  16. Star K posted 05/20/2014

    Brickstore Pub Battered Ale Fish. Mmmmm.

  17. Kisha posted 05/20/2014

    My favorite recipe is the Sour Cherry Pear Pie. It makes me think of learning about life, being a lady and learning how to bake all right in my grandmothers kitchen

  18. Tara posted 05/20/2014

    Pitmaker Brisket!!! Looks delicious!

  19. Gloria posted 05/20/2014

    Bison burger looks absolutely delish!

  20. kahichz88 posted 05/20/2014

    Gonna have to go with the Pitmaker brisket. I love brisket, and it sounds so flavorful.

  21. Lynne posted 05/20/2014

    Pitmaster brisket

  22. Sherry HAMANN posted 05/20/2014

    I watch the cooking channel everyday,i love it.I get so many recipes from the cooking channel.

  23. Sarah posted 05/20/2014

    Cookie Confidential's Philly Cheesesteak Cookie being from Cali and having Philly roots I love everything about this cookie! And so does my family!

  24. Crystal posted 05/20/2014

    Love the deviled eggs with jalapeño.

  25. Toni posted 05/20/2014

    Definitely "Local Three Shrimp and Grits" …. Southern all the way!!!

  26. Monica L McGill posted 05/20/2014

    Boundary Road Chicken looks like a winner to me!

  27. NewMexicoTess posted 05/20/2014

    610 Magnolia Black Bean Oxtail and Lima Beans…self-explanatory…

  28. masperle posted 05/20/2014

    The Bison Burger is my favorite. Great giveaway!

  29. Lois T posted 05/20/2014

    That espresso rubbed short ribs and the brick chicken look oh so delicious!!! G is the ultimate cook and he makes food come to life with his recipes.

  30. bn100 posted 05/20/2014

    Local Three Shrimp and Grits

  31. Donnalee posted 05/20/2014

    LOVE Love love where you take me ~ Pitmaster Brisket

  32. Cathy Pete posted 05/20/2014

    It's a toss up between the Shrimp and grits or the chicken breast stuffed with the goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes! BUT- Going to make the Philly cookies this weekend!

  33. StacyfromOC posted 05/20/2014


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  35. mary a posted 05/21/2014

    Pitmasters brisket

  36. raechef1 posted 05/21/2014

    Pass the bison burger, please!

  37. Lori Williams posted 05/21/2014

    Mama's Boy Chocolate Cake…hands down!!

  38. Melissa posted 05/21/2014

    The Peach Cobblers… yum!

  39. Niki Bauer posted 05/21/2014

    Pick one?! Lord, they all look good. Since I'm only picking one I would try the Fickle Pickle Fried Green Tomato Sandwich (followed up with the Cookie Confidential's Philly Cheese Steak Cookies).

  40. marcia posted 05/21/2014

    expresso rubbed short ribs

  41. Victoria Charkut posted 05/21/2014

    FRIED CHICKEN AND SEA ISLAND RED PEAS! I love Sea Island and I love red peas. But I'll need a bit of honey to drizzle over that chicken! Yum.

  42. Cindy posted 05/21/2014

    I really liked the Tin Roof BBQ Texas Cheese Steak Sandwich!

  43. Jeremy Nesemeier posted 05/21/2014

    I'm a sucker for a good Bison burger…. YEAH BABY!

  44. parkerozgood posted 05/21/2014

    My favorite thing made was the G's Quick Jambalaya. Looked so awesome!!! Thanks for the chance!

  45. heather posted 05/21/2014

    You can never go wrong with brick chicken so definitely the boundary brick chicken!

  46. Holly posted 05/21/2014

    Pitmaker Brisket

  47. TiffanyM posted 05/21/2014

    Our favorite is the Espresso-Rubbed Short Ribs with Red Eye BBQ Sauce!! With a total time of 7 hours it HAS to be amazing! Cant wait to try them all!!

  48. Marsha Epps posted 05/22/2014

    G's Quick Jambalaya and Warmdaddy's Pineapple Upside Down Bread Pudding…mmmm delish!

  49. Carol posted 05/23/2014

    Alioto's crab cioppino!!

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