14 September 2019

Weekend Cooking: The Abrams Dinner Party: 2019-2020

I'm so excited to announce today that I've been invited to be a member of the Abrams Dinner Party for another year. As you well know, I love pretty much all the cookbooks and food / beverage books that Abrams publishes each year.

If you're new here, you might not know what it means to have a place at the Abrams Dinner Party. Here's the 411:

Thanks to the wonderful people at Abrams, I will receive a copy of each book in their entire food and drink catalog for their current fall season and upcoming winter, and spring seasons, so I can share the goodness found inside those book covers with you.

 I won't necessarily be posting a detailed review of every book, but each one will be featured here, on Twitter, on Instagram, on Facebook, and/or on Litsy. I have permission to share scans of photographs and recipes from the books and to share tips and tricks and anything I think would be fun to write about. I'm looking forward to another year of learning, cooking, and discovery.

So how does this affect my opinions and reviews of the books I receive through the Abrams Dinner Party Program? Don't worry, I'm not getting paid, and I fully intend to provide you with my honest opinion of any book I review. Because of FTC rules, whenever I write about an Abrams Dinner Party book or post a photo on any social media platform, I am required (by law) to disclose my association with Abrams. I've decided to use the hashtag #ad because it's small and unobtrusive.

Remember: #ad means I received the book because I'm a member of the Abrams Dinner Party program. Again, I'm not getting paid and I will always give you my true opinion.

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This week I got my first batch of books for the fall season. I haven't had much time to look through any of them yet, but I can tell you right now I'm thrilled to see food writing and memoir along with the straight-up cookbooks. I love learning about food and drink as much as I love cooking and baking. In the coming weeks, you'll be learning a lot more about every one of the books shown here, but I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek.

We have a cider book, a food history, a food memoir, a cookbook written by one of my all-time favorite technique authors (and copyedited by a long-time virtual friend of mine), and a vegetarian book of one of my favorite cuisines. These all are already winners for me. I'm seriously so incredibly thrilled to explore each and every title, I can hardly contain myself.

Oh, and I have to throw out a little teaser: the artwork and photographs in these books are super-duper. I mean, I just want to sit down and look at the pictures in at least three of these books.

So, buckle down and get ready. I'm planning on reviewing the first of these books next Saturday!

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10 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks 9/14/19, 6:50 AM  

I am so excited you have been selected again for the Abrams Dinner Party because you do such a great job of cookbook testing and reviewing and we get to learn a lot from it! How wise of them to pick you again! :--)

judee 9/14/19, 7:57 AM  

You are the perfect person to be selected for the Abrams Dinner Party. Looking forward to your reviews!!

Jackie McGuinness 9/14/19, 9:34 AM  

Super and looking forward to your reviews.

I picked up a cooking book from the library yesterday by Marcus Wareing, a British chef and host of Masterchef, The Professionals UK, my newest obsession. Mainly because I love the skills challenges they give the chefs. You can find the show on Youtube.

Anyhoo, brought the cookbook home, and before I could look at it, John has earmarked some recipes for me...

Tina 9/14/19, 10:12 AM  

What a lovely set of cookbooks you received. I’m jealous! But we get the benefit of reading your ideas and opinions on the books..
I love a food memoir and can’t wait to see the artwork!

Claudia 9/14/19, 10:30 AM  

You've got a rough job! ha ha, but we get to share some of the benefits, checking out the new Abrams book selections with you.

Mae Travels 9/14/19, 11:44 AM  

Amazing how many new ideas for cookbooks work out when so many have already been published. I love the modern habit of having lots of background with the recipes, which wasn’t always how the publishers did things.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Deb in Hawaii 9/14/19, 1:08 PM  

Yay! I finally got my final box and tote late yesterday and I will take a pic today when there is good light and post it this week. I am so excited to go on this journey with you! I paged through the books and I am excited--already drooling over the beauty and recipes of The Forest Feast Mediterranean. Thank you for bring the Abrams Dinner Party to my attention and encouraging us to apply. ;-)

shelleyrae @ book'd out 9/14/19, 11:19 PM  

Congratulations Beth, I look forward to all that you will share during the year

Nan 9/15/19, 12:59 PM  

My daughter-in-law gave me The Forest Feast Gatherings book! I haven't used it yet, but will! I'm also interested in the Mediterranean one.

(Diane) bookchickdi 9/15/19, 7:01 PM  

Congratulations, I have enjoyed reading about your Abrams books and look forward to reading more in the upcoming months.

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