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Monday
Jan172011

Sweet Giveaway: Win a Copy of Take The Cake by Sandra Wright

Sometimes, eating cake isn't enough. You want to live it.

So, for those non-eating times, reading a book in which cake plays a big part probably sounds like a fun activity. Well, here's a new novel bound to interest cake-lovers: Take the Cake by Sandra Wright. Here's a synopsis:

Sometimes
 you
 just
 have
 to
 take
 life
 one
 cupcake
 at
 a

time. Kate Shannon is happy
 with
 the way
 things are. She
 doesn’t

have
 a Mr
. Right
 or
 even a Mr
. Right
 Now, but
 what
 she
 does
 have
 is

a
 thriving
 bakery
 in
 Greenwich
 Village
 called
 Take
 The
 Cake,
 and

that’s just the way
 she likes
 it.

 Better still
 is the cupcake to match

the daily
 quote
 competition
 with
 her
 barista as they try to
 outsmart

each
 other
 every morning with
 their
 creativity.
 Producing cupcakes

with
 names
 such
 as
 Woodstock
 Afterburn
 and
 Vegan
 Rehab
 is

enough to keep
 her
 on
 her toes,
 who
 has time
 for
 dating?

Across
 town,
 Michael Forrester
 has
 gone
 from enjoying
 the
 thrill
 of success

to wallowing in
 the
 depths
 of
 despair.
 With
 a collection
 of
 critically

acclaimed
 novels in
 his wake,
 Michael
 now spends
 his days battling

writers’ block.

With
 nowhere
 to
 go
 and
 nothing
 to
 write,
 Michael’s in
 the

right headspace to
 find
 exactly
 what
 he
 didn’t
 know he was looking

for..

Are you drawn in? Well, happily, you can win a copy of this sweet novel. One lucky winner will win a copy, by leaving a comment below with the answer to the following: what is your favorite book or movie which prominently features food?

The giveaway will close on Monday, January 24 at noon PST; a winner will be announced shortly thereafter. In the meantime, check out the author's site here.

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Reader Comments (96)

I have to shamefully admit that I liked the Sarah Michelle Gellar movie "Simple Irresistible". All of Roald Dahl's books are very food fixated, not just Willy Wonka, and they're all good.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterErin
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Kim
I know it's not a perfect movie but Julie and Julia has been replayed a lot lately since I recently read "My Life in France." Such delicious food!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterSourkraut
Ruth Reichl's books are favorites of mine. Topping that list is Garlic and Sapphires.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterKaye
Ratatouille!!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Barnum
Chocolat by Joanne Harris. Loved the book, wasn't crazy about the movie.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia
When Harry Met Sally!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterRosieP
My favorite food based movie is probably Chocolat.. yum.. in multiple ways. :)
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi
Chocolat. Makes me want to gorge myself with chocolate. It helps that Johnny Depp is in it too. :)
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
Like Water for Chocolate
I wish I could find the ingredients for those recipes!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
Julie & Julia
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterPolly
julie and julia, of course! this book looks so fun- i'm crossing my fingers that it will be mine! :)
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie R.
garlic and sapphires was a delicious book
also the book that orangette wrote. of course the name escapes me right now.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
91/2 weeks!!! Mickey Rourke is so sexy.........
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Calvin
Since I have two little boys, I would have to say my favorite food-centered movie would be Ratatouille.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
I would have to say 'Woman on Top' and 'Like Water for Chocolate'
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterCarla
The book (still haven't seen the movie!) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Who wouldn't want food to fall from the sky??
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna
I'm a huge fan of Big Night. Mambo Italiano!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle
No Reservations - it did such a good job of mixing food and story together!!!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
I'm only saying this because I heard that they are potentially making a movie out of this series: Pushing Daisies. Dude owns a pie shop called the PIE HOLE. 'Nuf said.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
Ratatouille. I LOVE that movie and it always gets me in the mood to cook!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterKarleen
Chocolat
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterDelia
Matilda. It may not spring to mind for many people but there is a lot of food in that film, not to mention a glass of newt.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterAlleyKitten
Hope Floats.... I love the "turtle soup" scene!
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
"Simply Irresistible". I love the idea of food influencing mood and emotions.
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterErin
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