Miami Book Fair: Book Giveaway 1-Fabio Viviani and Linda Gassenheimer

I can’t believe Miami Book Fair is here again and we’re off with our first of 2 Book Giveaways!  So honored to be invited again for these popular Giveaways. Check out the Fair’s very comprehensive site for complete program and events here.

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The Miami Book Fair celebrates its 31st year, congratulations!  It is still the largest and finest book fair of its kind in the nation and encompasses over 500 author presentations, national and international book exhibitors, educational programming, children’s activities, music, dance, visual arts, theatre and creative writing workshops.  The 2014 Fair will take place at the downtown campus of Miami Dade College, November 16-23 and Street Fair, November 21-23.

Today’s Book Giveaways will be: Fabio’s AMERICAN HOME KITCHEN, remember Fabio Viviani, the Top Chef ‘fan favorite’ and Linda Gassenheimer, WLRN’s Food News and Views radio host with 2 diabetes cookbooks.  Yes, I picked this very interesting contrast.

Check back for the next Book Giveaway, November 21!



Ready for Book Giveaway?  Keeping it simple, here you go:
1.  Subscribe to my free newsletter in right sidebar for meal ideas, videos, resources, tips and techniques, restaurant reviews and beyond. If you’re already a subscriber, go to next step.
2.  Leave a comment below why you deserve to win Fabio Viviani or Linda Gassenheimer’s cookbooks?  Then email me eh at eleanorhoh dot com so I have your email if you win. Please specify if you want either Fabio’s book or Linda’s 2 books.
3.  Eligibility:  Only for United States residents.

Closing date:  Sunday, November 23 Tuesday, Dec.9 at 12 midnight, ET.

Check back here for winners: Wednesday,Dec. 10 at 9pm, ET.

And the winners are…

Joyce Escape for Fabio’s American Home Kitchen and

Natacha Payan for Linda Gassenheimer’s 2 books, congratulations!

4.  A random winner will be picked and contacted via email. Respond ASAP, otherwise I will pick the next winner.
Your book will be sent directly to you through the publisher, good luck everyone!

Here’s a summary of both Fabio and Linda’s books and their appearance schedule at the Fair:

FabiosAHK_FrontCover-200Fabio’s AMERICAN HOME KITCHEN
Fabio Viviani was born in Florence, Italy, where he began working at the Trattoria Il Pallaio when he was fourteen. Fabio appeared on the fifth season of Top Chef and was among the final four contestants; he was named “Fan Favorite,” and definitely mine. He was always charming, had a super sense of humor and a real sport. Fabio returned to Bravo to compete in Top Chef All Stars and appear on Life After Top Chef. He is the author of Fabio’s Italian Kitchen and the owner and executive chef of Café Firenze Moorpark, Firenze Osteria in Los Angeles, and Siena Tavern in Chicago.

Siena Tavern in Miami Beach will officially open Monday, November 10 in the old China Grill’s 10,000 sq.ft. space with 300 seats, 30 staff in the kitchen alone and with a meatball that has its own twitter account, how can you not love that?  Fabio and fiance, Ashley Jung, a realtor will be based in Miami, so we’ll get to see him around a bit!

In Fabio’s American Home Kitchen (Hachette; $30 hardcover), Viviani shares the Italian-inflected recipes that he cooks for family and friends. Written in Fabio’s charming voice, with easy-to-follow instructions and ingredients that can be found in any well-stocked supermarket, the book also includes suggested menus as well as lists of recipes ranging from quick and easy to make-ahead, family-friendly, good for a crowd, and entertaining. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs throughout, Fabio’s American Home Kitchen is a book that home cooks will reach for again and again.

Sat. Nov.22, 12pm Talk:
Fabio Viviani will be talking about Fabio’s American Home Kitchen with his cute Italian accent and Ana Sofia Pelaez on The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History.

Sun. Nov.23, 2pm Cooking Demo
Fabio Viviani at Miami Culinary Institute, good luck getting in here.

Linda Gassenheimer’s Simply Smoothies and No-fuss Diabetes Desserts
Linda Gassenheimer is a TV and radio personality, syndicated journalist, best-selling author, spokesperson and food consultant.  Listeners to Miami’s NPR affiliate, WLRN know her as the producer and host of the weekly “Food News and Views,” which I have been a guest on.

And her syndicated “Dinner in Minutes” column in the Miami Herald is read by more than 6 million people each week. First in a series of short, affordable, one-topic diabetes cookbooks, Simply Smoothies: Fast & Fresh Diabetes-Friendly Snacks and Meal Replacements (American Diabetes Association; $9.95) offers 60 recipes for easy and delicious meals to curb cravings and keep you satisfied.  Recipes include healthier variations on standard smoothies, as well as a list of commonly used ingredients to keep on hand.  Simply Smoothies cuts the carbs and sugars without sacrificing taste or texture.

Sun. Nov.23, 2:30pm Talk:
Linda Gassenheimer on No-Fuss Diabetes Desserts and Simply Smoothies and Ellen Jaffe  Jones on Paleo Vegan.

14 Responses to Miami Book Fair: Book Giveaway 1-Fabio Viviani and Linda Gassenheimer
  1. Joyce
    December 5, 2014 | 7:18 pm

    I’d love to try Fabio’s recipes, especially with using the wok I got from Eleanor

    • Eleanor Hoh
      December 6, 2014 | 2:03 am

      It would be tremendous if you cooked some of Fabio’s Italian food in your wok! Good luck. I will be doing that with a new Italian project soon.

    • Eleanor Hoh
      December 22, 2014 | 11:30 pm

      Congrats Joyce, you won Fabio’s American Home Kitchen. Hope you’ll cook in your wok and share with us! Thanks for participating. I’ll email you for your address.

  2. Natacha Payen
    December 5, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    This will be amazing!

    • Eleanor Hoh
      December 6, 2014 | 2:02 am

      Are you saying you want Fabio’s book, Natacha?

    • Eleanor Hoh
      December 22, 2014 | 11:31 pm

      Natacha, we’re sending you Linda’s books as a runner up! It’ll be great since you work with kids, teach them desserts without so much sugar! Thanks for participating.

  3. Rochelle Wicker
    December 5, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    Ti Amo, Fabio 🙂 He is so cute and his cooking is fantastic…I just saw him on the View and he had me laughing out loud but my favorite was him making veggie burgers with Ellen (the two of them were so fun to watch and I enjoy that he embraced Ellen being vegetarian 🙂

    • Eleanor Hoh
      December 5, 2014 | 2:55 pm

      So I guess you want Fabio’s book, Rochelle, ha, ha!

  4. Magali
    November 17, 2014 | 10:51 pm

    I really want to win Fabio’s book, because cooking is my therapy and I’m a cooking book collector! I read them like novels.
    My mom is italian and I would love to learn how to cook something special for her.

    thank you, I really enjoy your posts!

    • Eleanor Hoh
      November 22, 2014 | 10:00 pm

      Magali, I like that you’d cook something special for your mom. Hope you sent me your email address? Good luck.

  5. Vee
    November 10, 2014 | 11:33 pm

    I would love to win Fabio’s American Home Kitchen as I like to cook Italian dishes and anything easy to make will be a plus during busy week nights. Thanks, Eleanor!

    • Eleanor Hoh
      November 11, 2014 | 1:15 am

      Good reason Vee. It’s America’s fav dishes with Fabio’s Italian flair!

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