we have three winners!

Today I’m happy to announce the winners of our Julia Child picture book giveaways, as well as the winner of the Alphabet Soup 5th Birthday Giveaway.

I am determined to proceed with the utmost decorum, hoping for smooth sailing and absolutely no monkey business. Regular readers may recall past giveaways which involved jealousy and in-house fighting, the appearance of mustached imposters, and bribes desperate pleas to Monsieur Random Integer Generator, whom a prominent blogger in Singapore called “hot.”

*fans self*

Merci beaucoup to all who commented, shared their favorite soups, French foods, and reasons why they love Julia. It was the best of 100th birthday celebrations; those of you who zipped around the internet that week know there was an unprecedented outpouring of love for our favorite Queen of Cuisine.

When we last called upon the services of the ever reliable, astonishingly erudite Monsieur Generator, he was vacationing in sunny Tuscany gorging on pecorino and panzanella.

When he heard the prize books this time were about Julia Child, he immediately flew to Rouen, where he dined on oysters and sole meunière, then on to Paris, where he gazed wistfully at the 81 Rue de l’Université building where Julia and Paul shared an apartment. He respectfully tipped his bowler, fingered his mustache, then toasted the beloved couple with a glass of 1893 Veuve Clicquot.

And then he was ready, dazzled by the beautiful names of all the entrants, misty-eyed that he couldn’t award prizes to each and every one. He nibbled on three pistachio macarons to bolster his courage and then picked three winners.

* * *DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!* * *


Much better!

The winner of a brand new copy of Minette’s Feast by Susanna Reich and Amy Bates (with signed bookplate) is:

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The winner of a brand new copy of Bon Appétit by Jessie Hartland is:

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The winner of a brand new copy of Bob Spitz’s Dearie and a miniature food necklace from Catrina’s Toybox is:

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Please send your snail mail addresses to: readermail (at) jamakimrattigan (dot) com to receive your prizes.

Thanks again to everyone for entering, and an extra special BIG THANK YOU for all the nice comments and good wishes you shared for Alphabet Soup’s 5th Birthday. You’re the best!

Now, please enjoy a bowl of Laura Shovan’s favorite soup, Tomato Rice, and have a wonderful  day!

P.S. Monsieur Generator is willing to rendezvous with any of the beautiful entrants at any time. Please send a handwritten missive via horseback if you are so inclined. 🙂


*Drum Roll copyright © 2009 Lisa Abid.

**Julia illustration copyright © 2012 Jessie Hartland. All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2012 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

13 thoughts on “we have three winners!

  1. “Blown away!” That such a strange expression, isn’t it? However, I’m always — in our short acquaintance — blown away by your photos, pictures, other graphics. Congrats to the three winners!


  2. I’m late to the party, but hopefully not too late to wish you a fabulous 5th birthday! I feasted abroad a bit this summer. Now missing those delights. Luckily I can come here for many wonderful treats!


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