The one and only Dorie Greenspan (my idol!) came to Dallas this past weekend to do a cooking demo and you KNOW I wasn’t about to miss out! After three years of worshiping her, I FINALLY got to meet her in real life and she was every bit as sweet and as wonderful as I thought she would be! I confess, I may have “geeked out” on her a couple of times….the first time she walked past us while we were in line, I waved at her so frantically you would have thought she was Santa Claus at the Christmas parade and I was a dorky 8 year old kid. But in a way, it was pretty much like getting to meet Santa as a kid- the most exciting day of your year. And it truly, truly was. She immediately walked over to Jessica and me and when we told her who we were, she got a big smile on her face and gave us both giant bear-hugs. Pure and utter joy.

The food was amazing! She made for us (all from her new book Around My French Table):

Salmon Rillettes– a delicious spread made with fresh and smoked salmon, spring onions and lemon juice. SO delicious!

Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza – so simple and light! And the puff pastry added just the right amount of richness!

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin– OMG, so goooood!! Creamy, rich and flavorful! This dish is definitely making it to my Thanksgiving table this year!

Lamb and Dried Apricot Tagine– I think this one was my favorite. The lamb was so tender you didn’t need a knife and the spices were perfect! I loved it!

And lastly, a Sablé Breton Galette with Berries – lemon curd, strawberries and Dorie’s perfect tart crust. What’s not to love?!

Cheers, Dorie! And happy birthday to you!!!

See?? Geeking out. It happened numerous times.

OMG…Dorie hugged me!! 🙂

LOVE her!!!

Me, Dorie and Jessica- SO fun!

So obviously, my afternoon spent with Dorie absolutely DID NOT disappoint. I got to meet my idol, taste some fantastic food and lastly, I got an extra copy of Around My French Table to give away….to YOU!! Wheeeeeee!!!

Looky here!! That’s for YOU!! 🙂

So all you have to do to enter for a chance to win the fabulous Ms. Greenspan’s newest (and totally awesome!) book is:

Leave me a comment in the comments section below answering this question: “If you could meet Dorie today, what would you ask her?”

And for extra entry opportunities, feel free to do the following:

#1. ‘Like’ me on Facebook

#2. Follow me on Twitter (Sing4YourSupper)

#3. Tweet this post

You can do just one or all four if you want to- it’s up to you! Just leave a comment for each one (and if you already ‘like’ or follow me, leave a comment telling me so!). You have until Halloween (that’s Sunday) at midnight (Central Time) to enter. I’ll pick ONE very lucky winner randomly on Monday, November 1st!

Good luck!! 🙂

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  1. YAY for comment #100!!! 🙂 I had a great time with you too, J! There is NO way I would have gone without you!!

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    Comment by amy — October 29, 2010 @ 4:50 PM

  2. I am so jealous that you got to meet Dorie! I am a huge fan too! That is awesome that she left you a comment. I would probably ask her if I can be a taste tester for her new cookbook. =)

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    Comment by Nina — October 30, 2010 @ 12:07 AM

  3. What a great experience for you – you can see your excitement through the pictures! I’d ask her what one of her most memorable meals was! I love hearing those kind of stories.

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    Comment by Brenda M. — October 30, 2010 @ 4:16 AM

  4. I would ask Dorie what her favorite thing to cook is!

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 5:51 AM

  5. I followed you on Facebook (Coleman N Haley) !

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 5:52 AM

  6. I am following you on Twitter (@hcwes) !

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 5:59 AM

  7. I also tweeted this entry (@hcwes) !

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 6:01 AM

  8. I would ask her what her favorite meal is to make for her loved ones. 🙂

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    Comment by Traci C. — October 30, 2010 @ 8:59 AM

  9. I would ask Dorrie about her experiences of working with Julia Child. It had to be inspiration.

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    Comment by Kris P — October 30, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

  10. I like you on facebook

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    Comment by E. Sue — October 30, 2010 @ 10:08 AM

  11. I would ask Dorie if she has a favorite cookbook and what it is.

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    Comment by E. Sue — October 30, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

  12. I would ask her what her favorite food is. lame I know, lol, but you can tell alot about a person by their favorites 🙂

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    Comment by Alyson — October 30, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

  13. Hmm, I would ask her what her favorite meal to make is on a regular Wednesday night 🙂 I’m always looking for weeknight inspiration meals!

    So great that you got to meet her!

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

  14. I follow you on Twitter!

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

  15. And I “LIKE” you on facebook 🙂

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

  16. annnnnnnd, I just retweeted your fabulous giveaway!

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:38 AM

  17. I already follow you on twitter. This post was pretty cool. Congrats on finally meeting your idol.

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    Comment by Jennifer — October 30, 2010 @ 1:52 PM

  18. I tweeted this post. Her cookbook sounds awesome! I want!

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    Comment by Jennifer — October 30, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

  19. And of course I liked you on facebook. I like your tweets, I’m sure I’d like your facebook page.

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    Comment by Jennifer — October 30, 2010 @ 1:56 PM

  20. I’d ask Dorie her favorite no-fail “company’s coming” meal.

    I’m already a big fan on Facebook — yep, all the way up here in CANADA!! 🙂

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    Comment by Tracy — October 30, 2010 @ 6:41 PM

  21. I think I would ask her what her favorite meal is 🙂 and then ask her to cook it for me!! haha

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    Comment by Jenn Eastman — October 31, 2010 @ 7:33 AM

  22. I like you on facebook

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    Comment by Jenn Eastman — October 31, 2010 @ 7:34 AM

  23. I follow you on twitter!

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    Comment by Jenn Eastman — October 31, 2010 @ 7:34 AM

  24. I would ask how she chooses what to cook for dinner each night. I have a difficult time with this! 🙂

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    Comment by aimee — October 31, 2010 @ 5:07 PM

  25. I “like” you on facebook! 🙂

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    Comment by aimee — October 31, 2010 @ 5:07 PM

  26. I would ask what her favorite comfort food meal is.

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    Comment by Amanda Willis — October 31, 2010 @ 6:07 PM

  27. I also liked you on Facebook!

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    Comment by Amanda Willis — October 31, 2010 @ 6:08 PM

  28. I would ask Dorie what her favorite dessert is.

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    Comment by Abby — October 31, 2010 @ 8:36 PM

  29. it was so great to meet you! love the photo of you geeking out 🙂

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    Comment by Jaime — November 6, 2010 @ 10:45 PM

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