Gourmet Chick turns four: plus a Gourmet Giveaway

Today I’m celebrating Gourmet Chick’s fourth birthday.  I think blog years are a bit like dog years and so while four years doesn’t sound that long, it makes Gourmet Chick a bit of a veteran in blog terms.  Thanks so much to those people who have been reading Gourmet Chick right from the start but also thanks to all my new readers, especially all those who have recently discovered the blog in Australia.  I would like to thank you all for your support with your witty comments, tweets and emails and to those I’ve met through this blog, thank you for your friendship.
Gourmet Chick turns four – recipe coming up soon for this Passionfruit cake
As a thank you for your loyalty and support I’ve organised a bumper giveaway to celebrate this special occasion which features prizes for my readers in Australia and the UK.  Apologies to those of you in the rest of the world – I will work on some world wide prizes for the next Gourmet Chick giveaway.
Just published today – South American Grill by Rachael Lane
Australian Giveaway: Two new cookbooks hot off the press at Hardie Grant
Thanks to Hardie Grant I have two brilliant new cook books to giveaway.  They are South American Grill and 100 Best Cakes and Desserts.  South American Grill ($39.95) is written by Melburnian Rachael Lane and is all about how to make your barbies a whole lot more fabulous with chimichurri, salsa and loads of interesting sides.  100 Best Cakes and Desserts ($39.95) is written by Gabriel Gaté and is a real kitchen staple with chapters on cakes, cremes and mousses, tarts and pies, fruity desserts, sorbets and ice creams and hot desserts.
100 Best Cakes and Desserts
  • Entry to win the cook books restricted to those in Australia (sorry) so we can post you the books.  
  • To enter the competition leave a comment below. If you don’t have a blog please make sure you leave an email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win, or email me directly on missgourmetchick[at]gmail[dot]com.
  • Mention in the comment or email which prize you want (cook books or cooking classes)
  • You can also “like” the post about this competition on the Gourmet Chick Facebook page to gain an additional entry.
  • Competition to win The South American Grill and 100 Best Cakes and Desserts closes at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday 15 August 2012.
  • A winner of the books will be selected using Random.org and the winner will be announced on Gourmet Chick on Friday 17 August 2012.
UK Giveaway: Two pairs of vouchers to L’atelier des Chefs cooking school
Thanks to L’atelier des Chefs, a cookery school that has two outlets in central London I have two pairs of vouchers (so you can bring a friend) to give away to L’atelier’s signature 30 minute Cook, Eat and Run classes.
Macaron making – picture from L’Atelier
  • Entry to win the classes is open world wide but bear in mind that the cooking school is in London so you will need to be able to make your own way there.  
  • To enter the competition leave a comment below. If you don’t have a blog please make sure you leave an email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win, or email me directly on missgourmetchick[at]gmail[dot]com.
  • Mention in the comment or email which prize you want (cook books or cooking classes).
  • Competition to win the classes closes at 5pm London Time on Wednesday 15 August 2012.
  • The two winner of the classes will be selected using Random.org and the winner will be announced on Gourmet Chick on Friday 17 August 2012.
Posted by: on July 31st, 2012     25 Comments »

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25 Comments on “Gourmet Chick turns four: plus a Gourmet Giveaway”

  1. Julie said at 11:59 pm on July 31st, 2012:

    happy birthday to gourmet chick :)

  2. Sophie said at 12:55 am on August 1st, 2012:

    The Gate baking books sounds brilliant – full of gems I’m sure.

    Congratulations on the blog’s 4th birthday :D

  3. Unknown said at 12:59 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Congratulations! I’m a relatively new reader and I really look forward to your posts

  4. Kari said at 4:01 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Congratulations on four years! That’s fantastic – as you say, blog years are much longer than ‘real’ years :) That cake and dessert cookbook also looks fantastic.

  5. Bethiesee said at 5:37 am on August 1st, 2012:

    congrats on 4 years! i have a serious hankering for Gate’s book, so fingers crossed!
    beth dot corbould at gmail dot com

  6. Blonde said at 8:48 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Huge congrats, GC! 4 years is a long time in the blogging world, and you’re definitely one of the stalwarts. These are amazing giveaways, too – those cooking classes look amazing. xx

  7. vintagemacaroon said at 8:55 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Some lovely cookbooks to win. Fingers crossed!!

  8. FlowerGirl26 said at 9:52 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Many happy returns! x x x I’m gutted you’re not in London anymore. There are so many new places opening up that I’d love for you to visit/

  9. Sammy said at 10:18 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Happy birthday!!

  10. Unknown said at 10:21 am on August 1st, 2012:

    I discovered your lovely blog when I was studying in London, and now that I’m back in Melbourne, am thrilled that you are too! Happy blog birthday x

  11. DawnCloud said at 10:43 am on August 1st, 2012:

    Happy 4th Birthday! Have only been reading for the last year or so and I’ve enjoyed it loads. Sad I didn’t discover your blog earlier :)

    have a good one!!

  12. Jolene A. said at 4:53 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Happy 4th birthday! Love your posts. The cooking class sounds amazing!!

  13. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said at 9:11 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Happy 4th Anniversary!!!

  14. Anonymous said at 11:25 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Happy Birthday Gourmet Chick!
    olivia.draudins@gmail.com

  15. Blue Apocalypse said at 1:24 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Your blog is one of the blogs that I go to if I am visiting Melbourne to find out about new places to eat.

    Happy 4th Birthday :)

    Ai-Ling

  16. leaf (the indolent cook) said at 1:25 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Yeah, 4 years is quite awhile in the blogosphere. Well done! And those are two very good-looking cookbooks I have to say…

  17. Robyn Box said at 3:40 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Where has this blog been all my life? Happy birthday! Robyn from http://www.judgingyourbreakfast.com

  18. Alex said at 5:23 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Agree with Robyn (whose blog I also love, incidentally!) http://mtlt.tumblr.com/

  19. Anonymous said at 10:22 am on August 2nd, 2012:

    Love the blog – keep up the good work. Happy birthday… leo.redgrave@yahoo.com.au

  20. dishpiglets said at 1:00 pm on August 2nd, 2012:

    Happy 4th Birthday! Loving your blog!

  21. Sweet Life said at 5:00 pm on August 2nd, 2012:

    Happy Birthday Gourmet Chick!

  22. Ben said at 7:24 pm on August 2nd, 2012:

    Happy birthday to the Gourmet Chick! I would like (need?!) cooking classes…

  23. Greedy Diva said at 9:36 am on August 3rd, 2012:

    Hello, I am catching up on the blog world – it’s been a while! I am totally making that passionfruit and coconut cake when my girlfriends come over next week. Looking forward to reading you suckling pig post next…. Greedy Diva

  24. Iron Chef Shellie said at 11:02 am on August 5th, 2012:

    Woah 4 years!! Congratulations! x

  25. dex said at 10:12 pm on August 7th, 2012:

    Been able to use your reviews in three different countries so far. always on the money.
    bentley [dot] philip (@) gmail [dot] com

    either comp would be great


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