Just in time for holiday baking, I’m excited to give away a brand new copy of EllynAnne Geisel’s charming new book to one lucky reader.
The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort—an updated edition of Geisel’s original award-winning book published by Andrews McMeel—is a heart-warming celebration of the practical, colorful apron.
The softcover book, which retails for $19.99, features 152 four-color pages of new and vintage aprons, sewing patterns and diagrams, recipes, stories, collecting tips, history and much more. Tucked in a flap at the back of the book is a surprise—a full-sized pattern to sew your own bib apron.
Woven throughout the pages are old-fashioned recipes like Coke and Cherry Jell-o Salad, Paintbrush Cookies and Chicken Olivia Casserole.
I love my small collection of aprons, which includes some hand-me-downs and vintage designs. I also have several chef’s aprons at the ready for guests who want to help with the cooking. Somehow when I tie on an apron, I feel a sense of being connected to a simpler time. Do you know what I mean?
Author EllynAnne Geisel created a traveling exhibit called the Apron Chronicles, featuring more than 100 vintage aprons from her extensive collections as well as the stories that bring the pieces to life. She’s the founder of National Tie One On Day, an annual event held every Thanksgiving Eve that promotes baking and sharing with those in need. EllynAnne was recently featured by NPR, and her apron designs have even appeared in Vogue magazine and on the television show Desperate Housewives.
The Apron Book would be a worthy addition to any food lover’s library. To enter to win your own copy, just answer this question in the Comments section on this page:
What’s your favorite home-cooked holiday treat?
The giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. shipping address, and will run through Monday, December 11 at midnight MST. I’ll draw a random winner’s name after the giveaway closes.
BIG thanks to EllynAnne Geisel and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing a copy of this delightful book, and good luck to all of you!