Saturday, 12 May 2012

Giveaway: Win a Stewed! Cookbook

You may remember that I popped along to the Stewed! kiosk in Reading and tried out one of Alan Rosenthal's one-pot meals. Well, Stewed! have given me one of their cookbooks (worth £15.99) to give away to one lucky winner. In fact, I'm going to order myself a copy of this book, because we love stews, curries and one-pot dinners and there are so many recipes in here that I want to make!

Firstly, I was near-ecstatic to find that the Persian Chicken Stew that I tried at the kiosk was in the book, full of shredded chicken, pomegranate molasses and sour cherries. There honestly is something for everyone in here - from British beef and ale stew to Thai green chicken curry. There's a massaman curry, stews with chorizo and chickpeas and - well, basically loads of stuff. If you're a fan of one-pot dinners, and good soothing comfort food you won't want to miss out on this.

The tone of the book is relaxed - you feel as if Alan Rosenthal is chatting with you as you read through it - and as well as over 80 of his recipes, he lets us in on the reasons he started Stewed! and how it has progressed. There are also handy tips in there, such as which cuts of meat work best in stews and which ones to avoid to get the right texture and flavour in your meal. The photography is colourful, atmospheric and just makes you want to eat. If you are bored of the usual stew and curry recipes doing the rounds do check it out - there is so much inspiration in here to perk up your dinner times.

Here's how to win:
All you have to do is leave a comment below (click on the Rafflecopter widget to register your comment into the giveaway) and tell me what is your favourite one-pot meal. It can be a curry, chunky soup or stew - basically anything, as long as it's cooked in one pot. You can get extra entries for Facebook and Twitter 'likes' and follows. Do remember though that entries will be verified so please don't register your entry on the Rafflecopter widget if you haven't followed those instructions. Any false entries will be disqualified.

The rules:
  • The giveaway prize is one Stewed! cook book, worth £15.99.
  • The closing date for all entries is Saturday 26th May, 2012.
  • You must enter your comment, follows, Facebook likes etc onto the Rafflecopter widget below. Entries will be verified.
  • The winner of the cook book will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter and will be contacted within 24 hours of the close of the competition. If the winner does not respond within 7 days then an alternative winner will be chosen (so please check your emails/Twitter/Facebook messages!)
  • The book will be posted to a UK mainland address only.

Thank you, and good luck!   a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I have a favourite recipe for a chick pea and chicken tagine which is easy and comforting, and makes a really good standby as I usually have most of the ingredients in the storecupboard or freezer

  2. Has to be the classic beef casserole, a family favourite and so simple to do! Washed down nicely with a glass of red!

  3. At the moment, I'm really into caponata, lots of lovely veggies, with capers and olives - I go through phases though and am likely to change my mind again next week!

  4. Chicken stew! So easy to make, nutritious and enjoyed by the whole family!

  5. Lamb Stew - a recipe my nan used. Brings back good family memories when I make it.

  6. Nathalie Taylor17 May 2012 at 18:22

    Chicken casserole, easy to make and my family love it.

  7. spanish chicken casserole with lots of chorizo xxx delish xx

  8. Cawl - it's a Welsh stew, I love it x

  9. lamb stew and dumplings-yummy! :)

  10. I love sausage casserole so yummy and versatile :)