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Friday, February 20, 2009

My Big Fat Greek Food Blog Contest

Enter the contest to win a free copy of a modern classic on Greek Food, “Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties” by Marianthi Milona.

"Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties" by Marianthi Milona. Click to Enlarge Image

To mark the first anniversary of this Greek food blog (as of January 30th!), I thought it might be fun to institute a series of contests for my loyal readers; and what better prize for a Greek food blog contest than a book on Greek food? The Culinaria titles on national cuisines are among my favourite downtime reads and occupy a prominent position on my bookshelf. Whether I want to explore the ethnic foods of Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Russia, Hungary or Greece it is always a pleasure to pick up and flip through one of the books in this series. The articles, recipes, and photography are quite engaging and serve to immerse readers in the cultural contexts of the foods and beverages explored between their covers. The Culinaria Greece book is quite impressive and would make an excellent addition to any food lover’s library.

Details on the eggplant from within the book. Click to Enlarge Image.

Contest Details:

To enter the contest and win a copy of Culinaria Greece you will need to answer a series of questions; the answers for which are to be found throughout my blog within my past postings. When you have collected your answers, send them to me via email to greekgourmand[at] (replace the [at] with an @). Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the message. The winner will be chosen randomly from among the correctly submitted entries at the close of the contest on March 31, 2009.

Note: Your email/contact information will NOT be distributed to ANY third parties PERIOD. So, do not hesitate to submit your entry, the prize is well worth it.

As mentioned, you will have to correctly answer a few questions in order to enter the contest, here they are:

  1. Which species of tree is among the first to bloom with the arrival of spring in Greece?
  2. What herb was fashionably worn behind the ear by men at ancient Athens?
  3. What was the name and profession of the very first Olympic victor?
  4. What is the second oldest existing wine in the world?
  5. How much did my father’s prize tomato weigh last summer?
  6. Which famous British actor is especially fond of a rare Greek island specialty sweet?
  7. Which hospital was my son born in?

There you have it; I look forward to your entries. I could have made it easier to win the prize in the hopes of getting more submissions, but I believe that the best things in life are earned, to some degree anyway. The rest is simply up to blind fortune. Such is life, my friends.


Sam Sotiropoulos
Greek Gourmand
Greek Food Recipes and Reflections
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Dale Calder said...

That is an awesome gift, Sam!

I would be in on this myself .. but already have the book. Folk .. this is well worth just a little bit of your time. Besides, the quiz will be fun ..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great book! I own a copy and totally love it!



Bellini Valli said...

I have this book and I attest to the fact that it is well worth the effort:D

Liliana said...

Happy Anniversary!

I also own some of the Culinaria titles and one of my favourites is Greece.

Ivy said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Sam.

Foodie McBody said...

Oooh, I don't have the book and would love a copy!! I'm emailing the answers.

Anonymous said...

I should email my girlfriend about your post.

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