Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey! How come I didn't get the memo?

Well, I've arrived here in America and while waiting for my sister, I've been doing what I do best--tooling around the internet. You know, catching up on my favorite blogs, facebooking, watching terrible TV.

And suddenly I see other bloggers reviewing Susie Fishbein's new cookbook. Not just one: Check out Mom, Hadassah, Batya and Miriyummy (a blogger I've just started reading and have to put on my blogroll).

What gives, guys? A free cookbook?

Sign me up.

I know Susie Fishbein. Well, not personally, but I have most of her cookbooks. She once did a cooking presentation at my friend Laura's house for our shul sisterhood, which was great fun, and tasty, too. Her first cookbook, The Kosher Palette was done as a fundraiser for Kushner High School in New Jersey; it was the first fundraiser kosher cookbook that didn't look like a sad eighth grade yearbook production. It was beautifully photographed, with great recipes, anecdotes and how-tos. It was a "foodie" cookbook and my copy is dog-eared with use.

It's interesting to me that Susie is using bloggers to market her latest cookbook. I feel like I'm seeing it everywhere. I've seen her on facebook and Twitter as well. Ah, the power of social media.

Maybe I'll go out and actually pick up a copy while I'm here.

Unless, (cough, cough), someone out there notices this free publicity.


Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Maybe you didn't get the memo, 'cause you weren't "home"?


Baila said...
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Baila said...

Ahhh, Jameel, you've been reading! Nice.
And I'll be home soon. Fall foliage not withstanding, the air is...different here.

mother in israel said...

I don't want to spill the beans but I heard another Modiin blogger managed to wangle herself a copy.

Anonymous said...

it seems everybody is having a giveaway of this cookbook, apart from a people or two like me. (sigh)
Wondering if there will be giveaways of the giveaways as there are so many going around.

Mrs. S. said...

Baila and Ilana-Davita - I think we should start a club or maybe a FB group: "Bloggers Who Are Way Too Cool To Be Asked To Run Cookbook Giveaways..."

The Kosher By Design Team said...

Hi Baila,
Jameel got it - we saw that you weren't in the country, so we didn't think you'd be interested.
We've got a few copies floating around Modiin - just drop us a note when you get back if you're interested!
The KBD Team