Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Calling All Foodies!



Béatrice Peltre, who produces the hugely popular food blog La Tartine Gourmande, was born and raised in Albestroff (population 600) in rural France, in the northeastern part of the country between Nancy and Metz. It was there that she learned to cook and bake, in a family passionate about homegrown foods. Bea now lives in Boston where she works as a writer, photographer, food stylist and recipe developer. To promote her first cookbook (which will be officially published this month by Roost Books in Boston), the company Unusually Fine created the trailer above--a piece of art in itself. After seeing it you're sure to want the book...and lucky for you, the publisher has graciously offered me three copies to give away here. Bea is so talented and passionate I can guarantee you these recipes will be wonderful. (Plus, they're all made with non-gluten flours such as almond, hazelnut, buckwheat and quinoa--although wheat flour can always be substituted.) 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment by clicking "comments" just below this post. Be sure to include your email address in the body of your comment or we won't have a way to reach you. If you'd like to go ahead and order the book, you can do that here and of course you can always order on Amazon by clicking here

Meanwhile, to see Bea's lovely blog and lots of her recipes, click here … and her professional website is here. If you want to contact Bea directly, you can email her here.

But wait, there's more! If you really love Bea's work and want to learn how she does it, she has just announced she'll be leading a food styling and photography workshop, here in the South of France, in May. You can get all the info here. Considering the enormous interest in food writing and blogging these days, and the size of Bea’s following, the workshop is likely to fill up fast so if you’re interested, jump on it. Meanwhile, good luck in the book giveaway!

61 comments:

  1. Bea is one of my favorite foodies and one of the most inspiring. Her photographs and styling is the best. Oh how I wish I could join her for the workshop in Provence. A treat for all the senses. picard @ austinfresh dot org

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  2. Oooh, I love her blog, it makes me dream! And it makes me very, very hungry. :) If I had the 'sou' I would definitely have signed up for her workshop--what an opportunity...sigh. Maybe next year!

    Heather

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  3. I love Bea's blog. It would be great to get my hands on her first cookbook. What a great contest. Count me in...
    aidan
    conjugatingirregularverbs (at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Looks like a beautiful book - I would love a chance to get a copy! ekerekes [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  5. Going to Provence soon to study.
    Would love to be included in the cookbook contest. Email:
    betsy.ritzel@gmail.com
    merci

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  6. what a beautifully done trailer, and talk about being inspired as a result of such content, warmth and personality expressed in such a relevant connecting manner! mon dieu!

    merci!
    lisbethkramer@yahoo.com

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  7. I absolutely LOVE Bea's blog and would be delighted to have a chance at receiving a copy of her cookbook. I share the same philosophy about cooking that she does and look forward to her new ideas with anticipation.
    I only wish I could come to Provence to be a part of her workshop- a dream, but maybe some day!

    Email: nestlbs@gmail.com

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  8. I was looking at Bea's website and portfolio this morning, she is so talented! I am also a food photographer and find her work truly inspiring! I would LOVE to win ther book! :)

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  9. Forgot to add my email address!

    mondomulia [at] me [dot] com

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  10. Former cookbook editor and food blogger here! Would LOVE the cookbook and workshop! Alas, headed to Provence in Sept.. but until then, I could devour this beautiful book! Count me in, PLEASE!
    Helen
    thesoutherncook@yahoo.com
    and
    thesoutherncook.blogspot.com

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  11. Miam Miam! This book looks delightful and delicious. I'd love to get my hands on it and try a few of these recipes myself. kimberley@kimberleylovato.com

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE Bea's work and her blog is amazing. Congrats to her getting this new book..well deserved for an amazing cook and photographer! Would LOVE a copy of it..!

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  13. Lovely cookbook! It would be a treasured addition to my collection! jennieaiello@gmail.com

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  14. So beautiful and artistic. Bea's dishes are like paintings. I love the fresh bright colours of the carrots and petals and all the fresh ingredients used. Just wonderful.

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  15. Love her work. She tells great stories through her cooking and photography. She is truly inspiring. Wish I could attend her workshop.

    Michelle Demuth-Bibb
    mdemuthbibb@yahoo.com

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  16. Beautiful cookbook, would love to own it. barbara@martineer.net.

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  17. I've been hoping to get my hands on a copy of this book! {mothersmementos(at)gmail.com}

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  18. Bea is such a beautiful and inspiring photographer. Her cookbook is simply gorgeous!
    dina@dinaavila.com

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  19. I'd just love to go to the food styling workshop too! maybe someday... In the meantime I'd love to enter the giveaway! thompson.nikki11@gmail.com

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  20. Bea's work is really inspiring. Would love to add her boo to my study library to help me improve my visual grammar.

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  21. Looks like a great book!

    sweetandsavoryfood@hotmail.com

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  22. Beatrice's work--both her words, recipes and photography--is absolutely stunning. I would love to add her book to my collection.

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  23. Beautiful trailer! Love the simple but elegant approach to food. Looks like a gorgeous book!
    Martha
    lrice5241@att.net

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  24. Mmmmmm... just thinking of the book is making my mouth water. I would LOVE a copy! Enter me in the contest pretty please: amy.bedingfield@gmail.com

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  25. She is such an inspiration! Creating her life from what she loves. I'd love to enter the giveaway!

    light&love-
    Lauren

    laurenlemons@gmail.com

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  26. La tartine gourmande was the first food blog I ever started following. Her eye and palette are so sumptuous. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  27. What a tremendous inspiration. Can't wait to see what new aahsome confections I am inspired to create. Already cookin' up a few and I'm sure more will follow as soon as my copy arrives.

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  28. !! LOVE her and her photos and recipes.

    dianakim18@gmail.com

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  29. I loooooove to have this book...xooxoxox

    wen_90701@yahoo.com

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  30. gorgeousness! makes me hungry just looking at it! bethanne (.) royer@gmail.com

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  31. I am seating at my home, in Warsaw, Poland, it's freezing cold outside (-16 Celsius Degrees) and I am watching this beautiful trailer of how can we make a great peace of art and something very full of our souls when we make food. When we create something with our hands. I am much better and not so cold after watching that. It touches me very deeply, makes me dream of my own home, with a big and light kitchen and a garden where we can rest, grow vegetables and fruits. And I believe this book is just like this - it makes us dream and show how to live with joy.
    Best wishes from Poland!

    karolina.lukasiewicz@gmail.com

    Karolina

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  32. I have been an avid reader of Bea's blog for some time now. What an amazing giveaway. I shall keep my fingers crossed.

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  33. What an amazing prize. I have been an avid reader of Bea's blog for some years now.

    pauladaviesuk@hotmail.com

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  34. Just the cover makes my taste buds come alive!

    kc@kathrynpagano.com

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  35. I have been coveting this book! Thank you for the giveaway. Fingers crossed.

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  36. I admire her work and I would love to win her book!

    :)

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  37. Wish WIsh WIsh....sooo excited to receive the book ;)

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  38. I would absolutely love to add this to my cookbook collection! Count me in!
    sarainlepetitvillage@gmail.com

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  39. I would love to cook with my son as Bea is doing with her sweet daughter. I only need some book to learn from and some shopping for my kitchen. I admire Bea so much and would like to have a job like hers.....
    hanorah@gmail.com

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous! Especially those apple tarts. I wish Beatrice could come live in our house!!
    jendugdale@yahoo.com

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  41. I've been a fan of Bea for years now, and am totally enamoured with her photography, food savvy, and daughter Lulu. I'd love to have her book. sendmeyer@sbcglobal.net

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  42. O my, I'd love to win this glorious book! enter me, svp!

    Kit kit at kitgolson dot com

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  43. Love Bea's blog and the book looks amazing. The photography makes the food jump off the page.

    Laura

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  44. Oh how I wish I could join in the workshop! Pure heaven to be in the South of France in May and studying photography! I get all melty just thinking about it. :)
    metaltech17 at gmail dot com
    Cheers!

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  45. I discovered Bea about a year ago from Saveur, and have been a huge fan ever since. You are so wonderful to nicely tout her here. I've been a francophile since the 70's when I went to school in Paris, but also spent my summer in Provence. Bea's food and gorgeous photography take me back to those languorous days of summer. I'm a professional pastry chef but a fledgling photographer and blogger, so she's an inspiration to me. There aren't enough sources out there for good-tasting gluten-free pastries, so I'd be thrilled to win her book! Thank you!
    ~ Lee
    simdelish [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. Wow! Just PERFECT!! I have never seen anything so charming, authentic, appealing and reflective of every I hold dear. Thank you! I can't wait to order and receive this book!!

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  47. Bea’s style of cooking makes for vivid and beautiful photos. Playful, colorful and healthy! What’s not to love?
    I would take pleasure in owning this book for its wonderful recipes and as inspiration for my own food photography.

    noellechi@cs.com

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  48. Hi Julie!
    That looks like a good one!!!!!!!
    I'll bet I can buy some of the gluten free ingredients here at the little health store here in town..... (without driving 60 miles!!!!!) Maryanne xo

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  49. Beautiful book! Just the cover whets the appetite for fresh natural cooking. Would love a copy. lacey1129 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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  50. Would love to add another cookbook to my very tiny collection! cathilynnk@yahoo.com

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  51. The recipes look so good and Béatrice website is great....Bravo Béatrice.

    As usual a great article Julie...!

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  52. Well, here we are again. I must say I have done rather well with giveaways in the last couple of weeks, so I'll hopefully keep up with the good luck.
    chefhenry@hotmail.com

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  53. This looks like a beautiful book. I'm a big fan of the blog - I'd love to check the book out too.

    white dot sara at gmail dot com

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  54. I absolutely love and admire her work! This would be the missing piece to my cookbook collection!

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  55. Wow, what a beautiful trailer and book! I'd love to win!
    sdayson@yahoo.com.

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  56. Bea is amazing...her cooking, her images, love her (and her blog) and would LOVE to have a copy of her gorgeous book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    margaret(at)verizon(dot)net

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  57. I love Bea's blog and can't wait to get her book! I hope I win one!! Alisonmagpie@gmail.com

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  58. Thanks a lot for the opportunity to win this beautiful book. I love her pictures, recipes and also her stories.
    If I am one of the three lucky ones, you can reach me on twitter. Thanks again.

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  59. I love bea and her blog and will be very happy to win her book.

    Jo.thetartqueen@gmail.com

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  60. I love this blog, her twitter personna and the gluten free baking, so complicated some times!

    karinalyssa on gmail.com

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