Gourmet Giveaway – £50 Amazon voucher

Gourmet Giveaway this time is an Amazon value for £50. Amazing! Many are the hours I have wasted on Amazon deliberating on what novels or cookbooks to buy. Just leave a comment below and you could have a book (or CD or DVD or whatever) buying bonanza thanks to Discount Codes the restaurant voucher provider.

Some suggestions:

  • Skye Gyngell’s, My Favourite Ingredients (testing this one out at the moment);
  • Yottam Ottolenghi’s, Plenty (such a great cook book for everyone especially vegetarian recipes); and
  • Ruth Reichl’s, Garlic and Sapphires (the best foodie memoir you can read).


1. Only one entry per person;
2. Leave a comment to enter, and if you don’t have a blog to be contacted on please leave your email in the comment or email me at missgourmetchick[at]gmail[dot]com.
3. Entrants must be located in the UK (sorry) but can be any age.
4. A winner will be chosen randomly using random.org by 5pm UK time at Friday 16 July.
5. The winner will be announced on Gourmet Chick on Saturday 17 July.

Good luck.



  1. OOOOOH, i want to win this! What an awesome giveaway!
    Have a great weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  2. Great giveaway, GC. I enjoyed Garlic & Sapphires too, and heartily recommend and food writing by Michael Booth – he’s hilarious. His “Doing Without Delia: Tales of Triumph & Disaster in a French Kitchen” is about living in Paris while training at the Cordon Bleu (think you would like) and “Beyond Sushi”, about travel eating through Japan, is also great.

  3. Fab giveaway! I really need this to alleviate my wish list 🙂 From it, I would buy:

    -The Spaghetti Tree: Mario and Franco and the Trattoria Revolution.
    -I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir
    -The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum (Wanted this for ages)
    -The Lost Ravioli Recipies of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family

    and finally Cinema Paradiso on DVD as I have lost my copy and it is my favourite film of all time.

    (actually thats more than £50!)

  4. My Amazon wishlist is so long already and now you’ve given me three more titles to add to it!

    Fab prize!

  5. Skye Gyngell’s ‘My Favourite Ingredients’ and Yottam Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’ are on my Amazon wishlist, so please add my to your draw!

  6. I think my boyfriend would appreciate it very much if I finally bought some cookery books and made him some dinner. so these 50 pounds might be very good for our relationship 😉

  7. Ooooh Ooooh Oooooh, My Amazon cookbook wishlist is frigging long £50 would barely scratch the surface – so here’s hoping its moi!

  8. OOOh I spend a fortune at Amazon…£50 would seriously help!

    Love this competition!

  9. You had me at “voucher” 🙂 Maybe I can finally hunt down the delectable vegetarian cookbook I’ve been eager to add to my library! Thanks!

  10. Def a great giveaway. Sometimes I think I single-handedly keep Amazon in business, so now I feel entitled to the 50 quid from them. : )

  11. Fab prize. I loved Garlic and Sapphires and have the rest of Ruth Reichl’s books on my wishlist. Would also recommend anything by Bourdain – great reading.

  12. I’ve never heard of Garlic & Sapphires – will look out for it!

    I’m trying to buy HFW’s Meat at the moment, this would definitely help 🙂

    If I had to recommend food writing to read, anything by Nigel Slater but especially his delightfully sweet Toast. It’s just so sad yet beautiful.

    (By the way – 15th July is a Thursday)


  13. How exciting – and thanks for the great recommendations. I have and love Plenty, and the other two both sound equally covetable. I love Skye Gyngell, and Garlic & Sapphires is one of the best titles I’ve heard in a while…would love to win!

  14. Both the Ottolenghi cookbooks are on my shopping list!! Oh, and a new portable external hard drive.

  15. Now I know I have a food blog and all but I’ll probably blow £50 on CD’s!

  16. wow, how cool! would definitely blow it all on kitchen stuff and cookbooks…

  17. Mmm am like most on here, my amazon wishlist has about £200 worth of cookbooks on! I would recommend to others anything by Nigel Slater-me and roastpotato love him! My current favourites are the two In the mood…. by Jo Pratt. My wants list include Gourmet Food for a Fiver by Jason Artheton, Ottolenghi’s Plenty and Red Velvet Heartache.

  18. I will most definitely read Garlic and Sapphires, voucher or no voucher!

    Thank you for the lovely recommendations.

  19. Checking out your blog after seeing it on Olive… the competition is a plus! horjenny(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. Oooh great giveaway! Maybe I can finally get all those cookbooks on my wishlist that I feel too guilty buying!

  21. Ooooh yes please! I am obsessed with Amazon and would love some more summer reading books before my next holiday!

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  23. This is a fantastic giveaway. I’d love to win and your ideas for the books to buy have certainly tempted me.

    sorry forgot to add my email!


  24. If you wanna improve your food writing, Garlic & Sapphires is good. Kitchen Confidential by Bourdain is a gripping read. Waiter Rant is interesting. Devil in the Kitchen by White is okay.

    I’ll blow £50 in a heartbeat on Amazon! 🙂

  25. Great giveaway – I spend a looooot of money on amazon, so this would definitely be much appreciated. I’ll send you my email address by email separately.

  26. Great gift. I just actually bought a whole bunch of cook books on Amazon (including meals in heels and the 360 sauces book). I know how you feel!!

    Amber x

  27. You have gotta love Amazon!

  28. I would buy Nigel Slater’s Tender: A Cook’s Guide to the Fruit Garden, Nigella’s new book Kitchen, and Food from Plenty by Diana Henry. Three of my favourite food writers.

  29. Great competition. Plenty is on my ever growing wish list too.

  30. If your not in you can’t win!

    If I won it would be spent on a Mincer attachment for the Kenwood I just bought off ebay.

  31. Great giveaway! I think I’d probably end up downloading some music as I am overrun with cookery books and kitchenware at the moment!

    Mind you, I have probably used up all my good luck this month as I already won a 7 nights holiday at Cybermummy last Saturday… here’s to a winning streak!!

  32. Well, you know, might as well I suppose…

  33. Fingers crossed that I’m the lucky one!

  34. Who doesn’t need an Amazon voucher?? Bring it on 🙂

  35. A woman can simply never, ever have enough cook books! Would buy Camper Van Cook book for a friend who is camping this summer with her kids.

  36. Great giveaway! My wish list is mega long too and the next purchase will be Plenty. But so many more I want. Thanks for a few more ideas.

  37. Fingers crossed I may be able to add to my 112 and growing cookbook collection.


  38. THIS IS A COMMENT. A massive comment! Look I’ve got loads to say. I’ve written loads. I could go on forever.

  39. This would help me put a small dent in my wish list.



  40. I must try out Skye Gyngell’s book – sounds like you’re pretty impressed with it.

  41. Leek Fritters from “Pleanty” were fabulous. Love the blog BTW – food, travel – what more is there! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  43. Hello, I thought I’d write you a little song to convince you to choose me for this fabulous giveaway…

    ‘Dear Gourmet Chick
    Please let me be the one you pick,

    I never win anything
    Maybe it’s because I wear ging(ham)…

    I hope I win
    I promise I wont waste it or put it in the bin,

    If I won it would be the best ever
    and I would be happy forever and ever…’

  44. What a fantastic giveaway! I have the longest list on Amazon – this would be the perfect start to fully-outfitting my kitchen!

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