There are some finer things in life that I like to treat myself to. Good food, good wine and good books being three of them.
When I first moved to Scotland in the Spring of ’99 with nothing but an Army Surplus rucksack on my back I found myself rebuilding a book collection I’d sold in Canada to help fund my move over the big pond. A leaflet came through my letterbox one day introducing me to a book club called The Folio Society.
I signed up to their services, receiving a rather fantastic introductory offer of five books and I was completely wowed by the quality of said books. Each Folio Society publication is a work of art unto itself. Bound in a sturdy slipcase with fabric covered bookjackets they’re a pleasure to hold, never mind the fact that only the finest literature in the world gets this special treatment. They don’t just publish anything, you know.
Recently I was really excited to discover that my favourite London-based publishers, The Folio Society, had recently launched their eagerly anticipated Spring Catalogue. To my joy, I learned that the first ever food memoir, The Gastronomical Me by food hero M. F. K. Fisher, had received the very special Folio Society treat nt, and that its new look for 2017 included a striking orange book jacket and slipcase.
This exemplary M. F. K. Fisher food memoir focuses on food as a way of understanding the world. The beautiful new Folio edition includes 17 photographs chosen to reflect the three periods of Fisher’s life and a new introduction by Ruth Reichl. It is the perfect book for those who not only love food, but the power that food and meals have to define and enrich our lives.
It’s a stunning manuscript, perfect for reading on a lazy Sunday afternoon on the couch with a cuppa, and it makes an attractive addition to my modest Folio Society collection.
To celebrate this fabulous new edition, I’ve teamed up with The Folio Society, publishers of carefully crafted editions of the world’s finest literature, to offer one of you the opportunity to win a delectable copy of The Gastronomical Me.
To win a copy of The Gastronomical Me (valued at £34.95), simply visit The Folio Society website www.foliosociety.com to find the answer to the question below:
What year did M. F. K. Fisher marry her first husband, Alfred Fisher:
HOW TO ENTER
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
This giveaway is open to UK entries only. Entrants must be age 18 or over. The winner will need to respond within 30 days of being contacted; failure to do this may result in another winner being selected.
The prize is offered and provided by The Folio Society. The prize is to win a copy of The Gastronomical Me from The Folio Society worth £34.95 There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.
There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter this giveaway.
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Closing date is midnight (that’s 00:00 hours, 12 am on Sunday night/Monday morning) on Monday 8 May 2017 (GMT). The winner will be announced afterwards.
Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary received a copy of The Gastronomical Me for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are our own. This is not a paid post.