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Pure Simple Cooking

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Whether deciding how to dress up a tub of ice cream or determining which fish to choose for a simple weeknight dinner, British food writer Diana Henry shows how to make each dish memorable. 

In Pure Simple Cooking, Henry's classic recipes focus on enhancing simple food with fresh ingredients and pantry staples, like Pear, Fig, and Prosciutto Salad with Pomegranates and Lamb Chops with Pea and Mint Purée. 


h1.Featured recipes

Sweet Potatoes
Peaches in Rose Syrup


With an appealing mix of recipes from Provence, Italy, North Africa, Greece, and other regions, Henry celebrates the domestic while recognizing the need for streamlined, foolproof cooking techniques. She embraces the truth that good food is often best cooked simply.


p(blue). This week's Cookbook Friday drawing is for copies of Pure Simple Cooking from Ten Speed Press. Enter to win the book by adding at least one of the recipes featured at left to the recipe queue on your Culinate member page.

You can either watch this [/culinate/sitetour "site tour video"] to learn more about queuing recipes, or follow the steps below to add to your recipe queue:

# Make sure you're logged in as a Culinate member. (If you don't already have a free member account, create one [/forms/user/new?src=CookbookFridays here].)
# Click on one of the featured recipes above, then click on the "Add to my Recipe Queue" link (found below the recipe photo on every recipe page).

p(blue). That's it — you've entered! (All entries must be made between Friday, April 3, and noon PST on Friday, April 10, 2009.)  Check back each Friday for a [/mix/contestsandgiveaways/cookbookfridays "new drawing announcement"] and other chances to win.


p(green). This week's drawing is now closed.  Congratulations to our winners: [/user/ralbrich Rebecca], [/user/AnnaDe Anna], and [/user/megkrause Meg].  Check back each Friday for another [/mix/contestsandgiveaways/cookbookfridays "new drawing announcement"] and more chances to win.

Want to learn more about recipe queues and other member-page features on Culinate? Check out one of our [/user/kim "staff pages"], or the member [/culinate/faqmemberpages "FAQ page"], or [/culinate/sitetour "site tour video"] for more information.

h6. \Entry closed at noon PST on Friday, April 10, 2009. Winners were then drawn from all valid entries. Eligible winners must have U.S. mailing and addresses and reside in the U.S. Please note that all standard Culinate contest rules apply to this drawing.