Every job has its perks, and my favorite perk is getting a free copy of (most of) the books I work on! Especially because I edit so many cookbooks, and I do love cookbooks.
My latest cookbook to arrive in the mail was Michael Ruhlman's How to Roast, which is the first in a series of short books devoted to specific culinary techniques. (How to Braise will be out in the winter.) It's awesome—recipes for roasted chicken (of course), root veggies, rack of lamb, shellfish, whole head of cauliflower, and more. And all accompanied by Michael's wife Donna's luscious photos, showing you each step in the process as well as the (gorgeous) finished products.
Thanks to a paperwork error (I'm guessing), I received two copies of How to Roast, and I'd like to share one with one of my (U.S.) readers. Leave me a comment below about anything to do with roasting—a recipe you love, a recipe you want to try, a question, anything. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner! I'll pick a random comment on Monday at noon (Boston time) and contact the winner for a snail-mail address.
Good luck, and happy roasting!