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The two-week Wine+Food+BXing challenge is on for 2017!

Bookczuk began this challenge several years ago as a loosely organized *short* Challenge centered around a local Food/Wine Festival in Charleston SC, her hometown, (See its info here if you might be in the area: http://charlestonwineandfood.com/ .) If there are any interesting food- or wine-related events in your area, feel free to mention them in your release notes, and if they're taking place while the challenge is on, you could even release books there!

Re books to release: Pretty much anything goes as long as you can relate the book somehow to food or beverages. Embedded words are okay, as are releases to OBCZs. Wild releases preferred, but controlled are OK. I'll award wings-for-a-month or a wishlist book to the person with the most releases, and to another randomly-chosen participant.

So what can you release?

Cookbooks are good. Books with food in the title or author-name are even better:

Driving Over Lemons
Like Water for Chocolate
Five Quarters of an Orange
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
Traveling with Pomegranates

Books with some passing relation to any of the above are also good:

Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
Road Food
The Main Corpse (and other punny food/meal-themed titles)
A Pirate's Tale (for the embedded "ate")
Kitchen Confidential

And books with food on the cover are also good. In short, if you make me believe that it fits, it will count.

Multiple challenges are fine too, in fact I encourage them - and since this challenge overlaps both February and March, you can double-up some of these releases with the February challenges and others with the March ones.

Have fun!


Are authors names which relate to food good too?


Are authors names which relate to food good too?

Sure - I'll edit the post accordingly. (I've enjoyed books by the intriguingly-named Banana Yoshimoto; that'd be a good example!)


Are authors names which relate to food good too?

Sure - I'll edit the post accordingly. (I've enjoyed books by the intriguingly-named Banana Yoshimoto; that'd be a good example!)

Thanks. And forgot to say, I'm playing, but not for prizes. : )


Are authors names which relate to food good too?

Sure - I'll edit the post accordingly. (I've enjoyed books by the intriguingly-named Banana Yoshimoto; that'd be a good example!)

Hmm...so authors named Cook(e) would work then? Off to see what I can find!


I have a pile of books stashed away somewhere!


Darn...I released a "Cook" author just the other for Becky's Hugs, but I have "Spaghetti and Meatballs" on the plate, so count me in...and THANKS for hosting again, GoryDetails!!! : D


1. CANDYfreak: A Journey Through the CHOCOLATE Underbelly of America ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14402503/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. LAMB: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14385943/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

3. 101 Dishes to EAT Before You Die ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776133/ ), cookbook; wild release.


http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14354594 Eat Your Peas for Girlfriends


4. 1 Big SALAD: a DELICIOUS Counting Book ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14406449/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

5. One Bite Won't Kill You: More than 200 Recipes to Tempt Even the Pickiest Kids on Earth ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14351518/ ), wild release, photo.

6. Don't Come the Raw PRAWN! ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231742/ ), wild release, photo.

7. PEACH Girl ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3807103/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


1. The Recipes of the Five Brothers, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14387110/
2. The Fondue Cookbook, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14387124/


8. The TACO Cleanse ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14053529 ), wild release, photo.


1. dying for CHOCOLATE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267895/
2. cowboys and CABERNET http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11312159/
3. CHOPPING Spree http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14397950/ with a lovely food picture of a grocery bag full of food on the cover, to go along with the prep term of chopping
4. Best of the best RECIPES http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349628/ a cookbook
5. skinny SOUPS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14397955/ a cookbook
6. let's ROLL http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7679991/
7. the virgin DIET http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349601/
8. Angry houwives eating BON BONS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6574716/
9. The TORTILLA curtain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7521914/
10. Sweet Roots and HONEY http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675467/
11. SWEET savage love http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11698376/
12. texas he(ALE)r http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6909089/
13. CHAMPAGNE girl http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9988337/


14. her perfect candi(DATE) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14389024/



some grumbling from the anonymous reader over the site's errors


1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14372939/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Golden Soul: Heartwarming Stories for People 60 and Over

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14286426/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Expectant Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Inspire and Warm the Hearts of Soon-to-Be Mothers

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14406489/ A Second CHICKEN SOUP for the Woman's Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Women

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469675/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Mother's Soul Collection

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303746/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Soul at Work: 101 Stories of Courage, Compassion & Creativity in the Workplace

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14380726/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Sister's Soul: Inspirational Stories About Sisters and Their Changing Relationships

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317479/ Moon People: Let's BARBECUE

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264145/ TANGERINE

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296674/ The KETCHUP Sisters: The Rescue of the Red Blooded Librarian

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14413980 The Kids of the Polk Street School # 10: Say "CHEESE"

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125000/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125001/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Teenage Soul Letters: Letters of Love, Life and Learning

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14362567/ CHICKEN SOUP for the African American Woman's Soul

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14404375/ Olivia KIDNEY

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14285407/ The Man Who COOKED For Himself [food on the cover]

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719268/ PlATE Full of Color [lots of food on the cover & the book is all about picking healthy food]

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125004/ Piggie PIE!

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14272726 Grammar Tales: Nouns: CHICKEN in the City

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14409011/ A 3rd Serving of CHICKEN SOUP for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303573/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14248198/ A 4th Course of CHICKEN SOUP for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125005/ Double FUDGE

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14414289/ Clifford the Big Red Dog: Get the NUTS!

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14308802/ CHOCOLATE For A Teen's Soul: Life-changing Stories For Young Women About Growing Wise And Growing Strong

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125002/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296671/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal, School, Cliques, Classes, Clubs and More

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296672/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Teenage Soul IV: Stories of Life, Love and Learning

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125003 Mayor JALAPENO Hal

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296673/ The GRAPES of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879284/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs and Other Critters


9. JELL-O: A Biography ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14104704/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

10. The DIM SUM of All Things ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14256672/ ), wild release, multiple challengs, photo. [Update: caught!]

11. seaBISCUIT ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12439323/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

12. Rowdy Rhymes and BIBULOUS Ballads ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14408590/ ), wild release, photo.

13. magPIE Murders ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14394135/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


Controlled releases

1. Eyes of the Emperor by GraHAM Salisbury (ham) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14414446
2. All I Asking for Is My Body by Milton MuraYAMa (yam) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14414423

Wild releases with photos

3. MANGO Summer - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14417584
4. The CHICKPEA Boy - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14417596
5. Lady Slings the BOOZE - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14418811
6. If You Give a Mouse a COOKIE - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14418790


1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13903420/ TEAS and TISANES
2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412882/ POULTRY and GAME, EGGS and CHEESE
3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412884/ ESPRESSO Tales
4 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412885/ SUSHI for Beginners
5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412887/ Five Quarters of the ORANGE
6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412889/ CHEF
7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412892/ Australian Leader EATs Raw ONION Whole
8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412897/ The CUCUMBER King
9 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412912/ All About Us - The FRUIT of My Lipstick
10 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14417023/ Keep Calm and DRINK Up

1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14417023/ Keep Calm and Drink Up
Caught by a French winemaker which seems so appropriate!



One more week to go in this challenge - keep the releases coming!

14. Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive EATING and the Big Fat American Dream ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14095145/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

The rest of these are controlled releases (bookbox time again):

15. Glass, Paper, BEANS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13867528/ )

16. ...and a Bottle of RUM ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14066421/ )

17. Something from the OVEN: Reinventing DINNER in 1950s America ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339537/ )

18. The Brewer's Tale: A History of the World According to BEER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13867594/ )

19. Righteous PORKCHOP ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163169/ )

20. Who Cut the CHEESE? ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14415054/ )


3. Antipasti--A Delicious Array of Italian Recipes, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14387105/


Wild releases with photos

7. Plenty SAIMIN - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14417583
(noodle soup similar to ramen)
8. ExPANded Universe (pan) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14422609


31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469819/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Cat Lover's Soul: Stories of Feline Affection, Mystery and Charm

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718728/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Pet Lover's Soul: Stories About Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469751/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs and Other Critters

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14291459/ Scrooge and the Golden EGGS

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469775/ A Day at the APPLE OrCHARD

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294662/ How Pooh Got His HONEY

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125009/ I Like KETCHUP Sandwiches

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157908/ Rainboots for BREAKFAST

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295459/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Girlfriend's Soul: Celebrating the Friends Who Cheer Us Up, Cheer Us On and Make Our Lives Complete

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312602/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Shopper's Soul: Celebrating Bargains, Boutiques and the Perfect Pair of Shoes

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266695/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Single's Soul: Stories of Love and Inspiration for the Single, Divorced and Widowed

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14417508/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Father & Daughter Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Love Between Dads & Daughters Throughout the Years

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14386130/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Soul: A SPOONful of Inspiration

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283007/ Arthur's HONEY Bear

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329642/ Frankie PICKLE and the Closet of Doom

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719312/ Too Much KETCHUP

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14394139/ Ricky RICOTTA's Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320942/ Cam Jansen and the CHOCOLATE FUDGE Mystery

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879335/ We EAT DINNER In The Bathtub

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14273376/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Veteran's Soul: Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veterans

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317568/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Grandma's Soul: Stories to Honor and Celebrate the Ageless Love of Grandmothers

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14385668/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Surviving Soul: 101 Stories of Courage and Inspiration From Those Who Have Survived Cancer

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296503 Hot CHICKEN WINGS

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314343/ CHICKEN SOUP for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories About College

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14420566/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Gardener's Soul: 101 Stories to Sow Seeds of Love, Hope and Laughter

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336087/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Writer's Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14257230/ Grandma and the GrEAT GOURD: A Bengali Folktale

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14364323/ Never NOSH a MATZOH BALL

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14257202/ CHICKEN SOUP for the Jewish Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit


21. The PIE and the PATTY-PAN ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14097722 ), wild release, photo.

22. French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of EATING for Pleasure ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322833/ ), controlled release.



Sorry...couldn't resist. ; D

This isn't the first release I've made for this Challenge of yours, GoryDetails...but it is the first I've been able to post, as I have quite a debacle going on with my Becky's Hugs releases and some missing President's and Birds, as well.

1. Eternity by Greg B[EAR]...Multiple Challenges

Embedded EAR in Author's last name...for Southern Style Down-Home Pig EAR...I'll pass. ; ) Finished plate is about 4:30 into the clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...


Heh! If you'd actually found "pig's ear" it would have been exceptionally cool. As it is, while ears are (kinda-sorta) edible, I think the full name "bear" would be a more obvious choice. Or would you rather eat pig ears than bear meat? {grin}


Heh! If you'd actually found "pig's ear" it would have been exceptionally cool. As it is, while ears are (kinda-sorta) edible, I think the full name "bear" would be a more obvious choice. Or would you rather eat pig ears than bear meat? {grin}

HAHAHAHAHA!!! Well, I actually thought I had a copy of THIS one SOMEwhere...hence the "lookey here" up there ; ) https://www.amazon.com/---/0374527687 , and I may well have (I STILL have some boxes in storage and several have Friends of the Library Books I've yet to register), but alas...maybe for next year. Not certain I'd be too keen on bear meat, and while I was going more for the "obscure" embedded word in the Title, I'm definitely not eating pig ears. I've eaten elk before, and it isn't too bad, as it doesn't taste as gamey as deer. Not really big on any animal meat though, as my system doesn't digest it well. I do have some releases that have been made that I haven't had a chance to do official release notes on with Flat Stanley visiting here from England since last Friday, so thanks for the extra few days to post (#38) you are allowing down there. ; ) I will get with the program after DESSERT (a themed coming, too)!!! : D



Only a couple of days to go - get those releases out before midnight of March 7, your timezone!

23. The Secret SUPPER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231649 ), wild release, photo.

24. FOOD Wars! ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231762/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

25. FRUITs Basket ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675068 ), wild release, multiple challenges photo.

26. Creating a MEAL You Love ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14408594 ), wild release, photo.

27. The Coroner's LUNCH ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14402507 ), controlled release.

28. Campbell's 1-2-3 DINNER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427298 ), wild release.


Wild releases with photos

9. VINEGAR - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14418780
10. If You Only Knew by Kristan HigGINs (gin) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14422620


29. FOOD Wars! ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14405002/ ), wild release, photo.


30. What Did You EAT Yesterday? ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13913413 ), wild release, photo.

31. American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776130 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

32. Tender at the Bone - Growing Up At The Table ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296165 ), wild release, photo. (Memoir about cooking and the appreciation of food.)

33. PORK PIE Hat ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14149442/ ), wild release, photo.

34. Black BUTLER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10001637 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

35. TOAST Mortem ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14414275 ), wild release, photo.

36. How to COOK Everything: Bittman Takes on America's Chefs ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14288515 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


Wild release with photo

11. The Manning Grooms - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14428591
Wedding cake (not a wreck) on cover

Ran out of time, so that's it for me this year. Thanks for a fun one!


2. KesäVIINIÄ (= wine)
4. Keskilännen KEITTIÖT (= kitchen)
5. SIENIharrastajan opas (= mushroom)
6. MUNAKOISOJEN (= eggplant) kiukku
7. Earth air fire and CUSTARD
8. Parasta mitä VOISARVELLE (= croissant) voi tapahtua
9. Muu maa MUSTIKKA (= blueberry)
10. KuristajaVIIKUNAT (= figs)
12. BERLIININMUNKKI (= Berliner doughnut)
13. CHÂTEAU Inkeroinen
14. Niilo LEIPOO (= baking)


37. The DINNER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14429551/ ), wild release, multiple challenges.


This wraps it up for me. I'll allow a couple of days for people to catch up on posting their releases, and then tally the results. Thanks for participating!

38. DINERS, Drive-ins and Dives ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431054/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322962/ Nate the GrEAT, San Francisco Detective

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14429849/ Electric BREAD

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205856/ The FRY Chronicles

63 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296551/ Born Round: A Story of Family, FOOD and a Ferocious APPETITE

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260077 KITCHEN TABLE Wisdom


Thanks to everyone who participated! We released 169 books in 3 countries, and 6 US states - not bad for a 2-week challenge.

Solittletime has opted out of prizes, so the top-releaser award goes to NancyNova ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14455988 ) with 19 courses - er, releases. And I've rolled the dice for the second winner, which turns out to be...

... tabby-cat-owner ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14457690 )! I'll be in touch re your prizes. And thanks again to everyone for playing.

Update: prizes are on the way!


And speaking of "gory details" {wry grin}...I LOVE this uniquely YOU term you use!!! ; )...#19 is what held me up - trying to get the link to the informational article to work. I have too much FUN participating to be concerned with any prizes and such [CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS!!! : D], just seems like I may have been finalizing at the same time you were, and I wanted you to be able to add the books I did get released to your already AMAZING two week release totals and I feel bad that I just missed getting this posted and now you would have to go back to edit your totals...SOO sorry...after trying to get caught up on a few JE Entries and Release Notes, I posted in Secretariat's two challenges first, and was having computer difficulty while working on this for the past hour, so it looks like I just missed you, GoryDetails!!! ; )

2. Le Anne Joins the Show by Cynthia Ben[JAM]in

3. [SPAGHETTI] and [MEATBALLS...with embedded MEAT...does that make them extra meaty meatballs? : D] by Cynthia Ben[JAM]in

4. The Subway Series by David McCoy

The [SUBWAY - for SUBWAY Sandwiches...in particular...Tuna on Jalapeno Cheddar Bread with Pepper Jack Cheese, a bit of Lettuce, lots of Spinach, Tomato, Red Onion and Jalapeno, no dressing or sauces...YUM!!! : D] Series by David McCoy

5. Turtle At Home by Rachel Kranz

[TURTLE - for TURTLE Candy...those delicious Caramel filled Pecans dipped in Chocolate] At Home by Rachel Kranz

6. Who's Been [EATING] My [POPCORN]? by Susan McCloskey

7. Junior Great Books, Series 4, Volume Two This book by Anthology: Several Authors

Junior G[EAT] Books, Series 4, Volume Two...personally, I'd rather READ books than EAT books. ; )

This Volume Contains...

Prince [RABBIT]
A.A. Milne

The Imp in the Basket
Natalie Babbitt

Mr. Toad
Kenneth [GRAHAM - for the Crackers used to make S'MORES!!! ; )]e

The Gold[FISH]
E[LEAN - for LEAN meat, or LEAN cuisine frozen entree]or Farjeon

The [ELEPHANT - this meat considered a delicacy in many parts of Africa, but is also eaten during times of hardship such as drought and war]'s Child
Rudyard Kipling

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
from The Arabian Nights

8. The Gift by Susan McCloskey

The [GIFT - Gift Food Baskets are offered for sale by many companies, or in my case, a GIFT of homemade or baked FOOD, or a bottle of WINE for a hostess GIFT, or a homemade custom made GIFT basket with all of the previously mentioned items and more for special people for holidays and special occasions ; )] by Susan McCloskey

9. My Little [ISLAND - for Long ISLAND Tea] (Reading Rainbow, 1987) by Frane Lessac

10. The Klutz Book of Brilliantly Ridiculous Inventions by [JO - for a CUP O' JO] Cassidy

11. And then What Happened, Paul Revere? (Scholastic Book Services) by Jean

And T[HEN - roasted, because I don't think I finished posting Bird Releases, either ; )] What Happened, Paul Revere? (Scholastic Book Services) by Jean F[RITZ - a brand of cracker]

12. Your Wonderful World of Science (Scholastic Book Services) by Mae and Ira Freeman

Your [WONDER - for a brand of bread]ful World of Science (Scholastic Book Services) by Mae and Ira Freeman

13. Pollution by Rosemary Border

[POL - for POL-FOODS, a Polish Food Manufacturer, and POL FOOD, a Grocery Store in Stockholm, Sweden]llution by [ROSEMARY - an herb] Border

14. Under the Ground by [ROSEMARY - an herb] Border

15. A Story of God and All of Us Young Readers Edition: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible" by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett

A Story of God and All of Us [YOUNG - for YOUNG Turkey, which...according to USDA regulations...is a turkey of either sex that is less than 8 months old at the time of slaughter] Readers Edition: A Novel Based on the Epic TV [MINI - for those decadent MINIbons...baby Cinnabons...that use to be sold at Burger King] series "The [BIB - babies need them to eat, and so do others]le"
by [ROMA - a tomato variety] Downey, Mark [BURN - don't BURN your food!!!]ett

16. The Holy Bible Coloring & Activity Flip Book by Kappa

The Holy [BIB - babies need them to eat, and so do others]le Coloring & Activity [FLIP - FLIP a pancake, FLIP a burger, or have an Egg Flip aka Eggnog] Book by Kappa

17. Junior Great Books, Series 4, Volume Two This book by Anthology: Several Authors

[JUNIOR - for JUNIOR Mints...YUM!!! : D] Gr[EAT - for EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY!!! : D] Books, Series 4, Volume Two by Anthology: Several Authors

18. The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun by Dav Pilkey

The [CAPTAIN] Underpants Extra-[CRUNCH]y Book O' Fun by Dav Pilkey...CAPTAIN CRUNCH released with CAPTAIN CRUNCH Cereal.

19. Cat Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun

The [CAT] Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun...I actually found this to be a bit disturbing, as are some of the images shown in the slideshow offered in this link to the article (I'm not certain it's working and NEED to get this posted, so you may have to cut and past it into your browser to read the article) http://www.thedailymeal.com/9-countries-eat-cats-and-dogs/11414, however...there are at least nine countries, including the US (Taiwan, the US, the Actic, Korea, Mexico, China, French Polynesia, Switzerland, and Vietnam), where cats and dogs are indeed used as a food source. They are commonplace on many menus in Vietnam, Korea, and China, are eaten as solo meals or added to other meat dishes for a touch of extra flavor, and in some cases the meat or lard is even used for medicinal purposes.

20. The Maya Brown Missions: Circle of Fire by S. M. Hall

he Maya [BROWN] Missions: Circle of [FIRE] by S. M. Hall...Multiple Challenge Themed Wild Release on a circular patio fire pit. Heat food so it turns BROWN and roast marshmallows over the FIRE for S'MORES!!! : D

See you for S'MORE of this fun next year!!! Thanks again for hosting, GoryDetails!!! ; )


Some great releases there! There are a few that I wouldn't count ("Captain Crunch" is a good try but would only count if the whole phrase was together in the title; "brown + fire = s'mores" is a really valiant attempt, but no {grin}), but most of 'em are excellent choices for this challenge. Thanks for playing!


Some great releases there! There are a few that I wouldn't count ("Captain Crunch" is a good try but would only count if the whole phrase was together in the title;
I didn't realize the embedded words needed to be together, but that does make perfect sense, and I'll try to remember that for next year...thanks, GoryDetails!!! ; )
"brown + fire = s'mores" is a really valiant attempt, but no {grin})
HAHAHAHAHA!!! That's okay. ; ) Release challenges really do FIRE up my inner creativity, and since the FIRE toasted marshmallow does turn brown...well, I thought I'd give it a whirl. Actually, I only wanted this one in there because of the ending pun...
See you for S'MORE of this fun next year!!!
As it turns out, I came back here just now because I still need to post some of these Multiple Challenge releases in the other challenges, and I realized that since I released that one on International Women's Day, which was the 8th, and since your Challenge ended on the 7th, it would absolutely be disqualified on that count. ; )
but most of 'em are excellent choices for this challenge. Thanks for playing!
Thank you, I had a great time. Maybe there are a few laughs and some ideas in that confusing list to help others find some more books for next year. I think it would be better if I listed the entire title by the books link, and I'm changing my total to 18, not 20 for this year. ; )


Well...looks like I'm down to only 17 releases for this year, because in doing some editing to put the untainted Titles with the link to the books up there for easier "viewing", I found that I have one book listed twice (#7 and #17), albeit for some different foods. ; ) With all of my health issues taking away so many things, and no results on my Brain MRI yet...I hate to have to think I need to quit participating in Release Challenges now, too...but I think I am trying to do too much at the same time (I think I told Secretariat that not too long ago...in regards to my love of combining Multiple Challenges, etc.) and need to scale back a bit, as this growing old stuff is for the BIRDS!!! ; )


Thanks to everyone who participated! We released 169 books in 3 countries, and 6 US states - not bad for a 2-week challenge.

Well done everyone!

I know this has traditionally been a short challenge but I'd love it to be a little longer next year. I barely had time to make a dent in my collection of food-themed books!


I'd love it to be a little longer next year. I barely had time to make a dent in my collection of food-themed books!

I'd be happy if it were longer too! I'd love if it could be a month. Whatcha think, Gory?


I'd love it to be a little longer next year. I barely had time to make a dent in my collection of food-themed books!

Me too! I'd love if it could be a month. Whatcha think, Gory?

I suppose it could be a full month - mid-February to mid-March. Will try and remember that for next year!


I'd love it to be a little longer next year.

I suppose it could be a full month - mid-February to mid-March. Will try and remember that for next year!

FABulous...because like awaywithfairies...
I barely had time to make a dent in my collection of food-themed books!
...I even forgot my "Baked Alaska"!!! : D


65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296530/ Red Velvet CUPCAKE Murder

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14284347/ The Secret Blog of RAISIN Rodriguez

67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14335832/ Donald and the Big CHEESE: An Adventure in the Netherlands

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267889/ I, CORIANDER

69 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14412563/ Guppies for TEA

70 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266757/ The No-SALT, Lowest-Sodium COOKBOOK

71 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14288751/ Select Editions: Saving CeeCee HONEYcutt / The Sentry: A Joe Pike Novel

72 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14328777/ Surviving the APPLEwhites

73- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329332/ Three Cups of TEA: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time

74- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879423/ Just DESSERTs

75 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719269/ Easy COOKING: 32 Super SALADs

76- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296476/ GrEAT Expectations

77 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14382809/ Yankee Magazine's More GrEAT New England RECIPES and the COOKS Who Made Them Famous

78 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794300/ GINGERBREAD COOKIE Murder

79 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13091045/ BREAKFAST in Bed

80 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879449/ DIM SUM Dead: A Madeline BEAN CULINARY Mystery

81 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469920/ Undercover COOK

82 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718697/ The GRILLING Season [also pix of food on the cover]

83 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283055/ A GRAIN of RICE

84 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14389399/ Select Editions: Unwritten / The Irresistible BLUEBERRY BAKEshop & CAFE

85 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14348894/ The Major, the POACHer, and the Wonderful One-TROUT River

86 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14390388/ A Little Irish Cookbook


Released at the Culinary Arts Department of Southern Maine Community College: https://www.smccme.edu/---/culinary-arts/

87 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14292817/ Step by Step: Thai COOKING

88 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294010/ A SKILLET Full of Traditional Southern Lodge Cast Iron RECIPES & Memories

89 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14313629/ COOKING for Fifty: The Complete Reference and COOKBOOK

90 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339836 PASTA: Italian, Asian, American...and More

91 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719271/ Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to FRUITS and VEGETABLES

92 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719272/ Essentials of COOKING

93 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14374220/ Let Me EAT CAKE: A Celebration of FLOUR, SUGAR, BUTTER, EGGS, VANILLA, BAKING POWDER, and a Pinch of SALT

94 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14364924/ RICE: The Amazing Grain: Great Rice Dishes for Everyday

95 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294663/ KNIVES at Dawn: America's Quest for CULINARY Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition

96 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14335565/ A Very Good Year: The Journey of a California WINE from Vine to TABLE

97 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14404376/ The Farm Market COOKBOOK

98 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314824/ Classic French COOKING

99 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358731/ Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a BEER or Two

100 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329643/ 101 GARLIC RECIPES: A Collection of Your Favorites

101 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267818/ COOK's Guide to Italian INGREDIENTS

102 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14272715/ The MUSHROOM COOKBOOK

103 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14371547/ The VIDALIA Sweet ONION Lovers COOKBOOK

104 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14433258/ Napa Valley: Land of Golden VINES

105 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14291464/ Best of the Best Vol. 11: The Best RECIPES from the 25 Best COOKBOOKS of the Year

106 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427749/ GrEAT FRUIT DESSERTS

107 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14335033/ BowlFOOD COOKBOOK

108 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14352484/ Sheila Lukins All Around the World COOKBOOK


almost forgot this:

Daughters of the Mersey by Anne BAKER http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14403242/


almost forgot this:

Daughters of the Mersey by Anne BAKER

Good one! And that adds a 4th country to the release locations for the challenge!


109 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14257231/ RUSTY NAIL: A Jacqueline "JACK" DANIELS Mystery

110 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339837/ EAT and Heal

111 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410412/ War and PEAS: A Jane Jeffry Mystery

112 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14335833/ FISH: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

113 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14359745/ EAT Right 4 Your Type Personalized COOKBOOK: Type B

114 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14342625/ CHOCOLATE & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

115 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14382810/ Lee Bailey's CORN

116 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294073/ RECIPES from the Dragon's Lair

117 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295388/ The EAT This, Not That! No-Diet Diet: The World's Easiest Weight-Loss Plan!

118 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090894/ PECAN PIE Baby

119 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14318604/ Really Simple Party CAKES

120 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14354872/ Fresh Ways with Italian COOKING

121 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14313630/ Better Homes and Gardens Junior COOK Book: For Beginning COOKS of all Ages

122 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349707 My Godfather's Italian FISH Tales: SEAFOOD RECIPES of Central and Southern Italian Influence

123 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14374221/ Betty Crocker Celebrate!: A Year-Round Guide to Holiday FOOD and Fun

124 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14341987 SAUCES for PASTA!

125 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14347662/ The New Americana COOKBOOK: A Heart-Healthy Excursion Through Regional Cuisines

126 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14315552/ Low-FAT Italian

127 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14390389/ Lee Bailey's ONIONS

128 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267702 Family Favorites From Our House to Yours [a cookbook] - [CAUGHT]

129 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14425082/ FISH & SEAFOOD: New & Healthy RECIPES for the Ocean's Bounty

130 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14348895/ Simply Italian [a cookbook]

131 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283071/ Blend it Splendid: Natural FOODS Blender Book

132 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14399848/ The Best of Amish COOKING: Traditional Contemporary RECIPES Adapted from the KITCHENS and Pantries of Old Order Amish COOKS

133 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14258266/ Quick VEGETARIAN Pleasures: More than 175 Fast, Delicious, and Healthy MEATless RECIPES

134 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14268033/ Bon Appétit Light Fresh & Easy [a cookbook]

135 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294746/ The Ultimate Maine POTATO COOKBOOK

136 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14364925/ Healing FOODS

137 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14404377/ COOKING Time Is Family Time: COOKING Together, EATING Together, and Spending Time Together

138 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358732/ Home COOKING from Nantucket: A Good FOOD and Health Guide

139 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719270/ Cold Sassy Tree

140 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718807/ Leaving Cold Sassy by OLIVE Ann Burns [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

~ the end~

Thanks for running the Challenge again, Gory. I always enjoy this one.


And a hearty Thank You to Gory for continuing to run this challenge - and for the wishlist book too.


Got a "CATCH" of one of BookLovinMama's books I released in an LFL this past February. VERy exCITing, as I RARELY receive Journal Entries of LFL Releases...or get catches...my lucky day!!! ; ) My Little Island (Reading Rainbow, 1987) by Frane Lessac http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14388812


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