Cookbook Giveaway: A Mouthful of Stars by Kim Sunée

May 5, 2014 • Alaska from Scratch, Giveaways

“I have learned that through chance meetings and the food we share, we instantly (albeit momentarily) can feel at home;
the power of one bite can anchor us to a place and its people.”

– Kim Sunée, A Mouthful of Stars

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Photo by Jennifer McGovern

This is my incredible friend, Kim Sunée. I am giving away two SIGNED pre-release copies of her brand new, gorgeous cookbook, A Mouthful of Stars (which releases on May, 6, 2014, Andrews McMeel Publishing). 

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Photo by Jennifer McGovern

First some unabashed gushing about the author — Kim Sunée’s first book, Trail of Crumbs: Love, Hunger, and the Search for Home was a national bestseller. She ate and lived in Europe for ten years before working as a food editor for Southern Living magazine and Cottage Living magazine. Sunée has appeared several times as a guest judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America and has collaborated on several cookbooks. She is currently a food columnist for Alaska Dispatch

It is an honor to get to call her a friend, a colleague, and a mentor… and, if I’m being honest, those few small words fail to capture it. It’s one of those rare friendships that sneaks up on you and takes you completely by surprise; I feel profoundly unworthy of it. I have eaten at her table, stayed as a guest in her home, and we have poured out our hearts – about life, family, celebrating and mourning, food writing, and belonging – over frothy cups of strong coffee and plates of memorable, soul-satisfying food. Kim Sunée is a treasure.


You’ll understand all of this for yourself when you read her captivating cookbook, A Mouthful of Stars. See Kim Sunée’s interview and video for A Mouthful of Stars in the Wall Street Journal. I’m giving away two signed prerelease copies of the book to two of my readers. Simply follow the giveaway instructions below.


{{THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED}} Congratulations to the winners! 

To enter the cookbook giveaway, please leave a comment below, answering the following question:

1. If you could travel afar to any country to eat a meal, which country would you choose and what dish would you enjoy?

Additional entries:

2. Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook and leave an ADDITIONAL comment saying that you’ve done so.

3. Tweet the link to this giveaway on Twitter and leave an ADDITIONAL comment saying that you’ve done so.


The giveaway ends on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9 a.m. Alaska time. Up to three entries maximum per person. The two winners will be selected at random and contacted for their shipping address. The signed cookbooks will be shipped from Alaska directly to the shipping addresses provided by the winners. If I do not hear from the winners within 7 days, new winners will be chosen. Our apologies, but we can only ship to U.S. Residents at this time.

Good luck!