Global giveaway prize: “For Food’s Sake” by Tenina!

(click to see who won)

It’s time for fun and games as we celebrate this week’s debut of Tenina’s Test Kitchen on the global screen. YouTube viewers around the world can now enjoy our best-loved thermal mixtress demonstrating two recipes (Umami Paste and Pecan Dacquoise) from her popular “For Food’s Sake” cookbook. It’s an exciting time for Tenina and her fans but also for the book’s Australian publisher, Hub & Spoke.

And it’s thanks to Hub & Spoke that readers of this blog can join in to compete for a hard-to-find and much sought-after copy of Tenina’s book. “For Food’s Sake” is now sold out of its first print run in Australia and has become almost impossible to find. This happened because of the Thermomix cookbook’s wild success with home cooks who find Tenina’s recipe style to be easy and rewarding for daily meal preparations. But I digress… if you want to know more about this fab book, click to read a review.

Anyone can win this global prize!
Hub & Spoke has offered to send a copy of “For Food’s Sake”  to the  winning Thermomix fan — anywhere in the world. Yes, that means you over there in France, Germany, Portugal or Spain. Or maybe you in Ireland, Netherlands, or Canada. You all have a chance to win this one. Nice prize Mr. Publisher!

How to play? (Read the rules to improve chance of winning.)
This will be fun for everyone because Tenina’s publisher has entrusted moi to pick the most interesting comment from those left on this very page between now and Friday July 20 (NorthAmerica,Europe)/Saturday July 21(Australia).  With such a great prize, we had to make this a tough contest… of course we all know that Thermomix fans are interesting people (especially those who follow this blog!), and we’ve already seen how creative your comments can be, so choosing “the most interesting comment” won’t be easy. Yes, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. I expect to be in training all week, reading your comments and then…  some time on Friday (Canada time) I will pick a winner. Are you ready?

Okay. Three… two… one… GO!

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See 44 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Cookie1 July 17, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    Fantastic prize Pete and Helene. The book is wonderful and whoever wins it will have the most awesomew time trying Tenina’s recipes. I’ve made heaps of the recipes from it and know the winner will love it.

  2. Jennifer July 17, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    For f***’s sake, give me the book!!!

  3. Naina B July 17, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    I want Tenina’s book
    Coz with it I can cook
    In my ther-mo-mix
    Using her tips ‘n’ tricks
    Do let me take a look!

    D’you think I have a chance?
    If I win it – I will dance
    The Pecan Dacquoise
    Is way out by far
    It needs more than a YouTube glance!

    I just wrote on your blog yesterday asking about global availability of the book…and here’s the competition! Destiny I say :) Destiny! Pick me Helene! Pick me :)

  4. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 17, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE… well done Naina — you are def in the running!

  5. Rosalind Rossiter July 17, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    For food’s sake gimme the book! My family would really love me to become a TM whizz!

  6. lovemybimby July 17, 2012 at 3:59 am #

    Helene Helene what can I say
    I live in Australia so I can pay
    Pick Naina B her song is cool
    I have UMANI on crackers sitting buy the pool
    Dinner Spinner is on my phone
    I can start preparing before I get home
    Without TENINA and
    Our kids wouldn’t be saying WOW that’s yum mom

  7. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 17, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    methinks woe is me!
    lovemybimby is smart
    and sharp as a tack
    for her it’s no lark
    she’s on the attack!
    Naina deserves it
    I’ll surely admit
    but there’s more coming soon
    to make us all swoon
    Tenina, tenina look what you’ve done
    For Food’s Sake’s the prize
    but reward’s in the FUN!

  8. A Canadian Foodie July 17, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    I think love my bimby should get a cookbook for her little ditty!
    Ohhh, you are going to have fun with this one, Helene!
    I am sure others need to win this cookbook more than I, but I am dying to have it. I wish there were more available to purchase right now!
    I hardly use cookbooks when cooking with my Thermomix, I just cook, anymore, I know it so well, but do LOVE to hear of a recipe someone raves about and try it and it becomes one of ours, too… and I have heard a lot of buzz about this book having a lot of “those kinds of recipes” in it… the kind people rave about.
    Congratulations Tenina, and, again, Helene! It is great to be back seeing the wonderful collaboration and community building you are doing.

  9. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 17, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Yup Valerie — everything you’ve heard about this book is true! There’s a reason it’s the best-loved Thermomix cookbook out there. No wait, there are SEVERAL reasons! ;-)

  10. Amy | Appetite for Discovery July 17, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Would LOVE a copy of Tenina’s book to help me thermomix my way through the blistering summer heat here in Bahrain, the tiny Middle Eastern desert island I call home. Temperature on my car yesterday read 49 degrees Celsius! And no, I’m not making any of this up!

  11. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 17, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Amy — I started to melt just from reading your comment. Yikes!!! I could simply not live there, as beautiful as it might be. Do you cook your eggs on the sidewalk, lol? By the way, I’m so glad you commented here because I had fun exploring your blog and wow, I think I’m going to try that Paleo Cherry recipe using Thermomix… when I find a minute ;-)

  12. Nora July 17, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
    For my comment you will go
    If it’s funny, let me know.
    Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
    Flowers in the garden,
    Fishes in the sea,
    If you want to pick one, please pick me!

  13. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 17, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Nora out in cyberspace
    you are truly in the race!
    funny oui, it’s plain to see
    but who would you choose,
    … if you were me?

  14. Joanne July 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    I am new to this and love my thermie but i need all the help I can get, and my poor family who are patiently suffering through my experiments will thank you

  15. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    That’s quite the sob story Joanne…. your poor long-suffering family… putting up with your experiments. I’ll definately think of them when it’s time to pick the winner ;-)

  16. Gretchen July 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    What Jennifer said. Ditto.

  17. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    I’m sorry Gretchen, but the word “ditto” just doesn’t cut it as an “interesting comment”! I don’t think the judges will allow it ;-) Besides, they know what you are capable of over there on, so I think they would expect a tad more. ;-)

    What’s more, I do believe you already have this book, so as I see it, you have kept your competative sword undrawn for this round. It’s such a pleasure to have you drop by for a visit, and I thank you for showering us with such magnanamous civility while letting others vie for the prize dear GertbySea. xo

  18. Kathy July 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    I’ve had my Thermomix for oh…. 4 days now!!! I’ve been told not to worry about any other books, just get your hands on ‘For Food’s Sake’. Hence my now obsession, coz this book is like an urban legend where I live….. Is nowhere to be seen!!!! Would love copy if you were to choose me :)

  19. Matt M July 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    For Foods Sake? For MY Sake! I am actually in OZ and heard of Tenina and her recipes from many of the ‘Thermie Mums’. My wife wanted the cookbook but I was going to surprise her not only with it but by showing here I can be a Thermie Dad and try some of the recipes myself. This mythical cookbook (as have only heard of it, never seen it – like the Loch Ness Monster) has me intrigued!

  20. Virginia Cuda July 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    I would like to win but I am not very creative with my thinking. With a thermomix, now that is another story however creativity needs a hand now and again so “For Foods Sake” will become For Creative’s Sake!

  21. Rosie July 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    For Pete’s Sake…or was it For Food’s Sake?! …choose me!!!

    I can’t wait to try the Caramelised Garlic Paste and Beef and Ale Pie. Oh and the Maple Chocolate Fudge sounds divine!

    It was for Thermomix Fan’s Sake that Tenina created this book, For Food’s Sake : )

  22. Thermonovice July 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Roses are red, violets are blue
    I love my thermie
    And clearly so do you
    I would loveTenina’s book
    It’s what I’ve always desired
    So I’m already hooked
    Thermie set me back a fortune
    Can’t really afford to spend more
    But I’d dearly, clearly like to win
    So perhaps you could let me score
    Please choose me this time around
    I’ve not won anything before
    I promise I will use it
    And treasure the superkitchenmachine for evermore :-)

  23. Mandy July 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Hub & Spoke….well what have you provoked?
    A poetic war on every score.
    Well bring out the blades and the spatula’s too,
    For Foods Sake…. I’m after you!!

  24. Cookie1 July 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Helene you are going to have your work cut out for you with this competition.

  25. Droverjess July 18, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Dear Helene
    What a marvellous competition and such clever replies.
    Since the end of April Thermy has transformed both our lives and our meals. I saved for 2 years in order to buy it and am still thrilled.
    I am a member of the wonderful Thermomix forum and the enthusiasm shown for Tenina and her recipes by the members is truly amazing. Your site is also, quite rightly, highly rated and reccommended.
    I live in the UK and this much sought after book is not available here. From what I hear it is the ONLY book that Thermomix owners should consider owning.
    I’d really love to have a copy and be able to dazzle my family and guests even more with her fabulous recipes. This cook book is the surely the equivalent of an Olympic medal for cooks and since we are hosting the Olympics this month it would be certainly be appropriate for a copy to reach the UK.
    Many thanks, kind regards Droverjess
    PS Our weather this summer is the opposite of Bahrain cold and wet with virtually no sun. This book would be a brilliant flash of sunshine to cheer us up before we head back into winter.

  26. Gretchen July 18, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    Sprung Helene but……. If I did win it I would take it to our now famous Forum Thermo Fest next month and give it away. It’s is absolutely the best most useful most modern Thermomix cook book on the market bar none.


  27. Margot Reeves July 18, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    Ive been under a rock & have only just heard about this book. So my absolute dismay to hear its sold out. *sad face*
    Woe is me!

  28. Tenina July 18, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    Wow helene, you competition queen….
    Thanks for putting me on the Thermo scene.
    Good luck to all who enter here,
    Let’s hope you all love my new book next year!!

  29. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    TENINAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! did you say “new book next year“???????? Wow oh wow, thank you so much for dropping and for serving us this TEASER!!! Have you thought about letting people pre-order the next book? I’m sure you will have an extremely long list of ‘early adopters’! It’s really exciting to watch as new Thermomix owners learn about you and find out about this book. It seems you are a legend in your own time ;-) and rightfully so. Loved seeing you on video and can’t wait to see MORE!

  30. Naina B July 19, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Helene Helene what will you do?
    Who will you pick to win?
    All this talent, such desire
    It makes me really grin

    Thermie awaits
    on the counter top
    for more adventures and more fun
    I’ll be oh so grateful
    and so so lucky
    If I get to be the one :)

    Good luck with your decision and keep the world of Thermomix as exciting for us as you have been :) Well done for your dedication to the cause – the UK needs to take a page out of the Aussie book big time!

  31. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Thanks Naina for your ‘interesting’ entry and kind words too :)

  32. Lisa July 20, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    I have a friend,
    Who’s name is Thelma
    I only just met her
    My kids all love her
    and I’m the best mother
    I make all the treats
    Fruity dreams and eats
    Their faces a smile
    you can see for a mile
    I’d further that look
    winning a new cookbook


  33. Tanya July 20, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Gee, the 20th July is nearly over in my part of the world, found this giveaway just in time to be in with a chance. I have heard wonderful things about this book. I turned 40 last week, and after 5 years of admiring other peoples thermomixes finally bought myself one…now I need all the help I can get!

  34. Flojothermo July 20, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Global giveaway? I like to be the lucky last recipient of this great wonder!. Just got my ‘cooking toy’ a few hours ago and enjoyed a great wholesome, healthy pumpkin soup. Thanks Tenina, I look forward to a wonderfu time using your recipes on my thermie! Please send one ASAP! (:

  35. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 20, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Flojothermo: Congratulations on entering the circle of passionate, fun, and ‘interesting’ global cooks using Thermomix!

  36. Sam July 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Did u know that pearls melt in vinegar, tuna suffocate
    If they stop swimming & that on average women
    Say 7000 words per day, men manage just over

    Nothing to do with cooking, but it is an “interesting”

  37. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Thank you Sam! Yes, this certainly qualifies your comment as ‘interesting’ ;-)

  38. Droverjess July 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Please tell us who has won this fab book?

  39. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Oops, sorry Droverjess :( … the winner is mentioned here… it’s Amy from Bahrain…


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