Giveaway // The Traveling Apron Cookbook
I‘m so tickled to be sharing this cookbook with y’all today! The author? Aimee Broussard! She’s my blogging BFF. This crazy world of full-time blogging can be a wee bit lonely from time to time since it’s a lot of time spent behind the computer screen and behind the camera. I often miss having an office of coworkers and friends to bounce ideas off of. Enter Aimee! She’s been my roommate for countless conferences and both have a love of entertaining and the South! Fun Fact: We actually first met at the Martha Stewart Headquarters! She has now added published author to her title! I’m just so darn proud of her that I wanted to share her darling book – The Traveling Apron Cookbook – with you all here. Might I recommend grabbing a few copies to wrap under the Christmas tree (less than 9 weeks left, by the way)! Or, better yet, enter to win a copy from yours truly (details below)…
Aimee started circulating an apron in a “traveling apron” swap to get to know the gals participating and to find out what they eat in their area of the country. Little did she know it would take off like hotcakes and grow to a published book. Woohoo! You’ll find so many fabulous recipes from around the country like this one for Spicy Creole Shrimp Crackers with New Orleans Pig Candy! To die for… ! And you’ll get Aimee’s famous pralines recipe. Oh my goodness, yum.
Aimee collected dozens and dozens of recipes from around the country but only the very best made it into The Traveling Apron Cookbook! Aimee shared, “Of the 90-ish recipes, duplicates were each tested then weeded out. For example, I want to say there were 4 banana bread recipes. I recipe tested three of the four and chose the one I felt was both delicious and easy to recreate.. I was very adamant about recipes containing readily available ingredients as well as being approachable for anyone picking up the cookbook, thus losing a few more recipes in the process. The choice to include equal parts contributor equal parts my own recipes was based primarily on the fact that I wanted to maintain some reflection of what my blog entails and a contributor heavy cookbook would’ve distracted from that. We (my publisher and I) felt that it needed to reflect the apron’s journey on my website and throughout the journey I would post one of my own, one of theirs, one of mine, one of theirs, etc.”
MORE ABOUT THE TRAVELING APRON COOKBOOK: “From coast-to-coast, there is something universally common about our relationship with food. It’s more than just the food we eat and the way we nourish our bodies. It’s the way we feel when our food is shared and the manner in which we connect with others over a shared meal. But perhaps most importantly is the way in which a favorite heirloom recipe can allow a flood of treasured memories to invade our hearts with the simple aroma of ingredients. The traveling apron journey began with one simple goal in mind: to connect a community of women together around those beloved recipes. After 20,000-plus miles of travel, whether you’re looking to update your weeknight dinner rotation, entertain friends on the back porch, or simply looking for a dessert for your next holiday bash, there’s a little something for everyone.”
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Visit Aimee’s blog here to get lots of recipes, hostess tips, and hilarious musings about her 3 puppy dogs!
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I’d love to win this book – it looks awesome :)
Yay! I absolutely love Aimee! This book is so incredibly cool…all of Aimee’s best recipes in one place. Count me in! :-)
Aimee is amazing so I can only imagine how fabulous these recipes are. I don’t have a cookbook but would LOVE one!!
This sounds like a wonderful cookbook and the pictures are making me hungry! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would LOVE to win this!!!!!!!!!
This cookbook looks amazing and I would love to add it to my collection!!
I would love to win your cookbook. I’m so crazy about food and trying to recipes. Thanks for the chance.
What a great cookbook! I would want to try every single recipe! Looks like a lot could be use for parties too!
A great cookbook. I like that it has recipes from all around the country.
I would love a chance to win this book!
Thanks for the chance, looks great!! Huge cookbook lover :)
Aimee is just amazing and I adore her. Thanks so much for collaborating with her for a giveaway. You have a new fan. :-)
I’m currently planning a Welcome to America party for my brother-in-law and would like to feature food from coast to coast, so this would be amazing to win!
Oh my gosh, I love cookbooks… especially collections with stories and variety. I think that if I don’t win I’ll have to put this on my husband’s list of gift ideas. :) looks perfect!
I love cookbooks and would love to add this book to my kitchen shelf.
Great to entertain with. Thanks
Can’t wait to try this cookbook.
I’d LOVE to win!
Would love to win this cookbook!
Aimee is the sweetest! I would LOVE to win her cookbook!
Looks like a great cookbook to add to my collection!
This looks like a great cookbook.
A beautiful cookbook, a lot of love must have gone into this….I’d love to read about the journey and try some of the recipes that made it into the book.
Who wouldn’t want to win this cookbook? Beautiful photos.
I would love this. I have traveled a lot in live due to my father’s job. All while sampling foods from different states and countries!
thanks for the awesome giveaway. this cookbook looks great.
This cookbook sounds great! Thanks for sharing a copy!
This cookbook sounds like my kind of book. Love great recipes!
I love cookbooks! These look like some really good recipes.
You have no idea how much I love swaps like Flat Stanley and this Traveling Apron idea!! I’ve been wanting to do my own like that for so long!! I would love to win this book to see what Aimee found with her awesome idea!!
What a great giveaway! Would love to win Aimee’s cookbook.