Earth To Table Cookbook Giveaway.
10 Copies!



I always get at least one cookbook for Christmas and last year one of my favourites was the Earth to Table cookbook by local chefs Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann.

Jeff’s the one who let me print their Pizza Dough Recipe last year. Which is a pretty perfect pizza dough. Jeff is executive chef at several restaurants in our area, but I would venture to say his pride and joy is the Earth to Table Bread Bar. A casual place for eating really, really good, in season, food.

Their cookbook, as a matter of fact, was one of the inspirations for My Front Yard Vegetable Garden.

If asparagus isn’t in season, it won’t be on the menu.   As chef Crump  says, “Nature writes the menu. Not me.

The cookbook is the same. It’s divided into Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall with recipes based on what’s in season. The book also has subcategories before the seasonal recipes including a How-to, Spotlight and a Profile.




Bettina, the pastry chef, decided to grow her own wheat for making her bread at the restaurant for instance. So, each section of the book starts with The Wheat Story.

She grew her own wheat.  To make flour.  To make bread.

Remind me if I ever bump into her not to go on about growing my own tomatoes.  Seems kindda lacklustre now.   Although I’m pretty sure she doesn’t grow her own eggs, so I’ve got her trumped there.  Also as far as I  know it’s not illegal to grow your own wheat, so I have the criminal element on my side.   Basically you don’t wanna mess with the chicken mafia.

So when I got the book last year I immediately contacted the publisher to see if I could get some copies to give away.  I was told no.  NO.  Are you kidding me?  NO?  Rumour has it the hard cover version did so well, they didn’t have enough copies to give out willy nilly.  So they told me to contact them near the end of last year when the soft cover would be on shelves.

It is, I did, and the publisher came through.

I’m giving away 10 copies of this beautiful cookbook, filled with delicious, honest recipes, written by two talented chefs who’s only downfall seems to be the fact that neither one of them appear to have any ties to organized livestock crime.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me you’d like a copy.

The contest closes January 27th at midnight, and I’ll announce the winners a week from today, on January 30th.

8 winners will be randomly drawn.  2 will be chosen by the fella.

This contest is open WORLDWIDE. Thanks to Random House of Canada.

This contest is no longer taking entries.



  1. heather t says:

    Me! I would love one please!

    • Kathy says:

      My husband and I have been juicing vegetables for 2 weeks now — a Christmas present from us to us for a healthy start to the New Year…..Omega J8006, highly recommended!!!! We would like a copy of Earth to Table so that we could incorporate healthy eating as well…..It’s difficult to put “crap” into your body after starting the day with nothing but nutrition that only the land can provide!!!!!

      • Mindy says:

        I would love one! Growing my first garden this year!

      • Debra Lynn says:

        Great Job on the Juicing.. a friend recommended for me to watch “fat, sick and nearly dead” and i have done the 10 day fast twice.. and would like to plant enough to do the 60 day just for the health of it.!!
        I too..want one of those books! great concept.
        I bet my grandma already knew some of this – she gave me the love of gardening but i didn’t get enough of the recipes. Put me in the contest please.

    • Clara says:

      I need another cookbook like a need another hole in my head. But a few of the wounds have healed so there’s room for the hole and the cookbook. I’d love one!

    • sharon hart says:

      i would LOVE to be picked by the fella! oh, and the cookbook would be great too! 😉

    • Sue Burroughs says:

      I would love a copy of “Earth to Table”. I haven’t gardened for years, but I am sure the Farmer’s Market will have all the fresh, lovely produce we would need.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes Please!!! Great book!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  2. Heather Sunday says:

    I would love a copy of Earth to Table book!

  3. Shannon V. says:

    Wow, what a great prize. Thanks for the opportunity, I’d love to win a copy!

  4. Lindsay says:

    I’d love a copy of this! 🙂

  5. Karen Best says:

    I would like to have a copy of Earth To Table Cookbook by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann.

    Love your blog Karen!

  6. Marielle says:

    I’d love a copy!

  7. Ascyna says:

    Yes, would love a copy

  8. devra says:

    i’d love to have a copy; sounds great!

  9. Rebecca says:

    I’ll have a copy of Earth to Table please.

  10. Christina B says:

    I’d love a copy! 🙂 Thanks for another cool giveaway! (The dish on the cover looks delicious!)

  11. Jen Rich says:

    I have a weakness for cookbooks – I’d love a copy!

  12. I would love a copy!

  13. Sharon says:

    Hoping I win this book prize. Thanks for the opportunity to try. 🙂

  14. Alisha says:

    <3 Yes please <3 I would love a copy of this book. Aside from all it's great functionality, it's soooo pretty!

  15. Jeanette Smith says:

    Pick me, please! I would love to grow veggies in my front yard, I have no sun in the back yard, but my daffodils, tulips and other flowers disappear, can you imagine what would happen to veggies??

    In our little town of Chatham, a woman who had a couple of chickens in her back yard was complained upon. It turned out she had a rooster, and it was a noise complaint. However, she was also told to get rid of the chickens (by court order); one of the councillors put forward a motion a few weeks ago to see if there was any way the by-laws could be changed to allow people to keep chickens. It has been sent to staff for a report, and will come up again in a few weeks; I will keep you posted!

  16. Ashley says:

    I would LOVE a copy! (Copies go the the 1st 10 people to respond;)?? If I don’t win one can you please let me know how to purchase…it sounds awesome.

  17. Dana says:

    Looks delicious–I’d love a copy!

  18. Pamela Schilz says:

    As someone dealing with a second cancer reoccurance I’m trying to eat better & live better through whole foods. This cookbook would be such a blessing to help start/keep me on this journey I find myself living.

  19. Kristie Ronsin says:

    I would love that cookbook! Yay!

  20. Tracie says:

    I’d love a copy of that fella, er, I mean I’d love a copy of that
    hunky cookbook…..;)

  21. April says:

    I’d love a copy!! Please! 🙂

  22. Meggylou says:

    I’d love one!!

  23. Jessica says:

    Pick me please 🙂

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Gwen Stevenson says:

    I have a veggie garden. I am opening a yoga studio. I work at a gym. We love cooking! we have 15 chickens. I loveeeee anything natural, fresh, healthy, colorful, and yummy. :)))

  25. Kate DiBerardino says:

    I would love a copy 😉

  26. Erika Diehl says:

    I would absolutely love to win a copy of Earth to Table!

  27. Jill Osborn says:

    I would LOVE this BOOK!!! Please, Please pick me!!!

  28. Becky says:

    I would love a copy of this.. it would go so well with my front yard garden AND chicken coop. (mine is legal though, so I’m not in the chicken mafia)

  29. Danielle says:

    I would love a copy!!!

  30. Nancy Willaford says:

    I’d LUV a copy of Earth to Table Cookbook, please!

  31. susan coleman says:

    I’d love a copy!

  32. Heather says:

    I would love to share in the beauty of this book. Inspiring me to explore nature to the table. I love the idea of cooking in seasons…I would be honored to receive this book!!! I ❤cookbooks!

  33. I’d love a copy! Thanks 🙂

  34. Twyla Harkey says:

    I cook for my 89 yr old parents
    A 7 yr grandson
    Our son
    And my husband and me plus two dogs!!
    I Really NEED the cookbook!!! Thanks xoxo
    Ps and 4 pretend chickens .. I’m scared of chicken mafia.. Teehee

  35. Buvezdevin says:

    Well, I am a fellow tomato grower – though growing my own eggs or wheat is a purely aspirational thought for now. I would love to have this cookbook to inspire actual dishes from my kitchen, and prompt further consideration of, well more aspirations. Actually, your blog pretty well prompts further consideration of aspirations, some of which I do undertake! But, I would love more recipes to use the front garden produce from my yard, including but not limited to tomatoes – and even if I don’t win a cookbook, I do have you to thank for that!

  36. Rebecca says:

    I’d love a copy, but mostly I want to tell you what my nine-year-old told me yesterday. Apparently they caught a kid from the local middle school growing wheat in his locker. I almost peed my pants when he told me that. Love the innocence!

  37. Susan says:

    Wow!! Would it be possible for me to win a copy of this cookbook? I LOVE cookbooks, especially by local, respected chefs! My birthday is the day after the draw so what a wonderful birthday present for me!! Please…from one of the chicken mafia members! Love Susanxo

  38. Mati says:

    I would love love love love a copy of the cookbook!

  39. Carla Barnes says:

    I would LOVE a copy of that cookbook!

  40. Rose says:

    I love cookbooks, and I love their pizza dough recipe. I want more.

  41. Bec says:

    Me, please a copy of the cookbook would be lovely!

  42. Would love a cookbook that offers recipes according to what is in season. Thanks for the entry.

  43. Lynne J. says:

    Love one and I am amazed at all the responses already !! Shouldn’t we all be in bed right now ?

  44. Amanda says:

    I would like a copy! This looks beautiful.

  45. Betsy says:

    I’d love a copy! Though the fella is always in season. Which season does the man-wich grow wild? 😉

  46. Jenna Collins says:

    If the contents are on par with that pizza crust you posted, then this book totally kicks ass! I’d LOVE a copy!! With love from Texas!!

  47. renee koehn says:

    How AMAZING I want one

  48. Debbie R says:

    Please, I would love to have a copy!

  49. Kirsten says:

    She grew her own wheat? Seriously? I’d want to own it just to read that story. That’s incredible!

  50. claudine says:

    I have a vegetable garden that brings me so much joy. I would love to have a copy of this cookbook so I could make the most of what I grow. Thank you so much for sharing!

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