Cookbook Giveaway: “Herbivoracious” by Michael Natkin


This past weekend, I whipped up the Potato and Green Bean Salad with Arugula Pesto from Michael Natkin‘s Herbivoracious, but that is just one of the many recipes I’ve tagged to try in his book filled with colorful photos of delicious-sounding vegetarian dishes.  What I really enjoy about flipping through the pages of this volume is that he has captured a variety of cultures, cuisines, and tastes, bringing each dish to life through the beautiful pictures that he took to go along with the recipes.  He caters to the sweet toothed among us, as well, with a whole section of enticing dessert suggestions.

Thanks to the publishers at the Harvard Common Press, I have a signed copy of Herbivoracious to give to one reader.  The giveaway instructions and details are listed below.

The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only

To Enter: Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What is your favorite side dish to bring to a summertime cook-out?

You must also have a valid screen name (NOT “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway. I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner. If you list “Anonymous” or do not have a valid email address with your comment, you will be disqualified. I do not share these addresses with anyone, and they are only for the purpose of entering this giveaway.

Deadline: Is Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EDT*, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments. (I’m going to be very strict about this and make no exceptions.)

The Outcome: Only one winner will be chosen for this cookbook giveaway. I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.

*Please note contest deadline has been change due to a glitch in the commenting system. 

Buon appetito!


  1. Ed Nemmers
    Ed Nemmers06-14-2012

    Mom’s Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie!

  2. Carly

    Wow! I have been wanting this cookbook for so long! Michael Natkin’s Mujadarrah recipe has been a staple in my household for months now.

    So what’s my favorite summer side dish? Watermelon!

  3. Mendy Boyd
    Mendy Boyd06-14-2012

    I always like to bring the potato salad, mainly because I don’t like the way anyone else in my family makes theirs hehe.

  4. Shannon Baas
    Shannon Baas06-14-2012

    Potato salad.

  5. James Coyne
    James Coyne06-15-2012

    Pasta Salad

  6. Renee G
    Renee G06-15-2012

    I like taking a pea salad.

  7. Kathlean Owens
    Kathlean Owens06-15-2012

    My “Kitchen Sink Salad” : some kind of cooked pasta, (Bowtie, Corkscrew, Shells, Elbow) small can of sliced black olives (drained), 1/2 diced onion, 1/2 can of chickpeas, 1 bell pepper, halved cherry tomatoes, and 1 cups of Italian Salad dressing. Mix it up and you have a good salad everyone likes.

  8. kathy pease
    kathy pease06-15-2012

    my favorite is macaroni salad

  9. brian e.
    brian e.06-15-2012

    Thanks for the giveaway…we usually bring a marinated cucumber & red onion salad.

  10. Erin Cook
    Erin Cook06-15-2012

    Mac and Cheese

  11. christal c
    christal c06-15-2012

    I usually bring my famous baked beans

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      christal c06-15-2012

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  12. heather c
    heather c06-15-2012

    Maybe I’m weird, but I love to just have apples. A bag or two of apples is awesome…plus, I don’t have to cook.

  13. DanV

    My favorite side dish to bring to a summertime cook-out is potato salad

  14. alyce poalillo
    alyce poalillo06-15-2012

    I either bring tomato pie or sweet potato salad

  15. Stephanie Harriel
    Stephanie Harriel06-15-2012

    Pasta Salad

  16. shirley zolenski
    shirley zolenski06-15-2012

    I love my homemade pasta salad as a side dish.

  17. Derk Thomas
    Derk Thomas06-15-2012

    Potato salad is a must

  18. Gianna

    Pasta salad.

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  20. Meryl S.
    Meryl S.06-17-2012

    Curried Couscous Salad.

  21. Joan

    Corn salad is one of my favorite things to take to summer get togethers.

  22. Kaye

    An old favorite Summer Rice Salad.

  23. flooderette

    Homemade baked beans

  24. Omar

    Pasta Salad

  25. Katie R
    Katie R06-17-2012

    I like to bring a fruit salad

  26. Amber

    My favorite summer side dish is a chilled pasta salad with fresh veggies from the farmer’s market and a reduced orange balsamic dressing!

  27. Will M
    Will M06-17-2012

    I like to take cheesy bread bites!

  28. Deborah M
    Deborah M06-17-2012

    Ambrosia Salad – yummy!

  29. Angela W
    Angela W06-17-2012

    I always bring pasta salad

  30. Samantha

    I love to bring pasta salad made with fresh vegetables from my garden!

  31. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey06-17-2012

    I like to take what we call ” Dorito Dip” easy to make and everyone loves it

  32. Whitney Lindeman
    Whitney Lindeman06-18-2012

    I like to bring veggies of any sort – especially zucchini!

  33. Trisha McKee
    Trisha McKee06-18-2012

    I love to bring pasta salad!

  34. Marissa

    Corn on the cob!

  35. Brittney House
    Brittney House06-18-2012

    potato salad.

  36. Sand

    I love to bring pasta salad!

  37. deana c
    deana c06-18-2012

    My favorite dish to bring to a summer cookout is potato salad!

  38. Brenda Elsner
    Brenda Elsner06-18-2012

    Potato salad!

  39. Kat Emerick
    Kat Emerick06-18-2012

    My awesome potato salad ( old family recipe)

  40. Veronica Garrett
    Veronica Garrett06-18-2012

    Potato Salad is my favorite sidedish.

  41. Sarah

    Deviled eggs

  42. The Experimental Gourmand
    The Experimental Gourmand06-18-2012

    Thank you for all these terrific comments! This giveaway is now officially closed to new entries as of 12:00 pm EDT today. I’ll reach out to the winner and post the results when I have a confirmation response.

  43. Roxann Clark
    Roxann Clark06-18-2012

    I love to bring potato salad

  44. sta27

    watermelon and mint salad

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