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A Chance to Win Free Tickets to the New York Wine & Food Festival!

September 27, 2010

If you live in New York City, or are going to be here on October 7-11, and are craving foodie-esque excitement, then there is no place else to be except the New York City Wine & Food Festival. Created just two years ago as the New York version of the perennially popular South Beach Wine & Food Festival, it is one of the biggest, dizziest whirlwinds of chef/wine/food parties going on.

Cookstr is a media sponsor of the event, and because of that we have some treats for you.

First, a chance to win free tickets (free tickets! all right!). Here’s what we’ve got to give:

-Two (2) tickets to Sweet hosted by Duff Goldman and Sandra Lee

-Two (2) tickets to Dim Sum & Disco Brunch hosted by Ming Tsai and Joe Ng at China Grill

-Two (2) tickets to Grand Tasting (Sunday Session 1)

-Two (2) tickets to Grand Tasting (Sunday Session 2)

To enter for a chance to win a pair of these tickets, all you have to do is go to the comments section of this blog post and tell us which Cookstr recipe you’re aiming to tackle next, or which one you’ve enjoyed recently. That’s it. We just want to know what you’re cooking.

There will be four winners, chosen randomly, and each will get a pair of tickets to one of the four events. Last chance to enter is October 4th at 5:00, and we will pick the winners on October 5th, let everyone know, and tell the lucky food mavens how to pick up their tickets at the Festival.*

And all of you can get a special 15% discount on tickets to the Cooking Channel’s Meatpacking Uncorked neighborhood-wide tasting. Wander around this uber-hip NYC area and sample dishes from the neighborhood restaurants, glug some fine wine, and rub elbows with chefs from the Cooking Channel, all while checking out the various street performances taking place throughout the area. Click here to purchase your tickets, enter the code UNCORK15 when you check out, and the discount will be applied to your total.

Photo by Alex Oliveira/

And just so’s you know, the Festival raises buckets of money for Share Our Strength and Food Bank For New York–100% of the net proceeds from the Festival go to these organizations. In the past two years, over $2 million has been raised, and this year’s event will be the biggest yet. Nice to know that you can do something good while you’re having a good time.

To all of our Cookstr visitors, THANK YOU, and hope to see you at the Festival.

*This Sweepstakes is run by and ends at 5:00 pm on 10/4/10. The winner will be chosen at random. This sweepstakes is open only to U.S. residents and void where prohibited by applicable law.

50 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2010 1:43 pm

    I’m going to next try Bolognese Polenta and Apple Cake. I picked apples last week and am trying out some new recipes that use apples.

  2. September 27, 2010 1:52 pm

    I actually just made my shopping list to include my latest cookstr tackle! I am currently 7 months pregnant, so there is no telling what is going to end up coming out of my kitchen these days. However, this weeks venture is going to be (drum roll please…..) Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake!! Not only does this satisfy my need for pumpkin, sweets, and my favorite food of all CHEESECAKE, but it also let’s me try something new that may get incorporated into this year’s Thanksgiving festivities! Fingers crossed hoping I can’t mess this one up too bad!

  3. Dipali Mhetre permalink
    September 27, 2010 1:55 pm

    I try cookstr recipes all the time….but these were especially appreciated by my family…last thanksgiving i made the Butternut Squash and Pear Soup…it was a hit with my friends and family….and the Light and Crispy Tempura with Shrimp and Assorted Vegetables…YUM!!

  4. phyllis ostrofsky permalink
    September 27, 2010 1:57 pm

    I next recipe I’m looking forward to trying is Myra Goodman’s The Original Morning Glory Muffins.

    • phyllis ostrofsky permalink
      September 27, 2010 1:59 pm

      The exitement of having a chance to win a ticket got me tongue/finger twisted ;). Meant to say: The next recipe I’m looking forward to trying is Myra Goodman’s The Original Morning Glory Muffins.

  5. kim stockton permalink
    September 27, 2010 2:10 pm

    crawfish etouffee from paul prudhomme will be my next cookstr recipe, because i miss new orleans and so does my husband, and it is his birthday!

  6. Janelle permalink
    September 27, 2010 2:11 pm

    How cute is this! We are actually going to be in NYC that weekend for our first anniversary.

    I am going to make the tomato jam I found on your site. With the end of summer I have some tomatoes, peppers and basil to use up.

    Thanks for the great recipes, keep them coming!

  7. Barbara Jablon permalink
    September 27, 2010 2:23 pm

    I suppose I could be referred to as a “Charter Member” of Cookstr. having signed on when you first created this site.
    I have so many favorites; but one of the ones I am looking forward to next trying are the Pumpkin Applesauce muffins, one of the current ones by Nina Simmonds. We love anything pumpkin. There are so, so many favorites but Rocco DiSpirito’s No Cream-No Cry Penne alla Vodka also sounds intruiging (sounds like No Vodka,too!)
    We would love to attend the New York City Wine & Food Festival.

    Thank you and looking forward to many more wonderful recipes from some of my favorite chefs on Cookstr.

  8. jennifer purcell permalink
    September 27, 2010 2:29 pm

    Can’t wait to try the Asparagus, mint and lemon risotto! Whats not to love about a warm dish of risotto!!

  9. September 27, 2010 2:42 pm

    I will be in NY during that time promoting my latest book — Farmers’ Market Desserts ( .

    It would be fantastic to have the chance to stop by the NY Wine & Food Festival!

    With apples popping up in farmers’ markets, Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner’s Viennese Apple Strudel is calling.

    Happy baking!

  10. Trisha MacKenzie permalink
    September 27, 2010 2:52 pm

    I made Nigella’s orange muffins this morning and brought them into work — the platter was licked clean, and I didn’t even get a muffin! Tonight I’m going to make the radishes in dijon vinaigrette recipe because it’s 95 degrees here in the SF Bay area and it’s the END OF SEPTEMBER!!!!

    Love the huge variety of recipes here —

    Trisha <————– grilled pizza fanatic!!

  11. Robynn Delin permalink
    September 27, 2010 2:53 pm

    I’ve been looking for a tasty peanut sauce and I think I’ve found one in the “Indonesian Peanut Dressing posted on Cookstr. Great on veggies or chicken.

  12. Betsy Jenson permalink
    September 27, 2010 3:31 pm

    I’m going to make a sweet potato pie. I have a HUGE sweet potato I need to use from my CSA.

  13. Sheilah Lowe permalink
    September 27, 2010 4:02 pm

    I want to make Rocco’s no cream penne ala vodka!!

  14. Gia Sharp permalink
    September 27, 2010 4:29 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying the Original Morning Glory Muffins, minus the nuts, because my son is allergic. These muffins could almost be considered healthy, right? 🙂

  15. Greg Gagnon permalink
    September 27, 2010 4:41 pm

    I recently made corn cakes with blackberry sauce. Trying a few new recipes using the vegetables that are plentiful and local now.

  16. Jennifer Shutt permalink
    September 27, 2010 4:43 pm

    I have three year old twins and they love muffins…, I have been tackling the muffin recipes! We love Morning Glory muffins!!!!

  17. September 27, 2010 6:02 pm

    Muffuletta New Orleans rock n’ roll!! They sent me right back to Central Grocery, though actually finding muffuletta bread can be a bit tricky. Nola’s muffaletta bread recipe is next on my list to give a whirl.

  18. September 27, 2010 6:29 pm

    I am going to make the skirt steak fajitas from Ruth Reichl. She is also one of my favorite authors!!!! I would LOVE to go to the NY Food & Wine Festival….

  19. September 27, 2010 6:30 pm

    Also…I tried the original Morning Glory Muffins…they were AWESOME!

  20. September 27, 2010 6:45 pm

    I’ll be making the wonderful Sheila Lukins Short Ribs I was so sorry we lost her last year and I think making this as a tribute would be something she would appreciate.
    Finally, here in NY we see the possibility of crisp air, falling leaves and a stew on the stove. This is my favorite time of year and it’s made even better with this type of recipe. I will probably use part oxtail along with the short ribs for even more mouth feel. Yum! I may also use some red wine. I can never leave a recipe well enough alone! 🙂
    I hope to win. I’ve been so busy with this time of year I wasn’t sure if I’d get to attend.
    Pick me! Pick me! Please.

  21. Marianne DeRise permalink
    September 27, 2010 8:39 pm

    Loving the grilled pizza recipes – I’ve adapted using fresh tomatoes, eggplant, basil and parsley. Can’t get enough of it!

  22. Andrea Suarez permalink
    September 27, 2010 8:44 pm

    For being such a foodie, I am the worst cook ever! My boyfriend is italian and I wanted to surprise him with something edible, and decided to tackle the Lasagna al Forno. Baking terrifies me, and it turned out a bit in the soupy side (my fault!), but it was delicious.

    I want to try Tiramisu next, seems easy enough? 😉

  23. Sarah permalink
    September 28, 2010 7:58 am

    I am going to try the No Cream-No Cry Penne alla Vodka next. What makes this recipe even more challenging is living in an apartment with no kitchen. The pasta will have to be cooked in a convection oven/microwave and the rest in an electric frying pan. Wish me luck!

  24. Stephen Attwell permalink
    September 28, 2010 8:28 am

    I am going to try the recipe for my favourite muffin, Myra Goodmans original morning glory muffin.

  25. Susan Seads permalink
    September 28, 2010 9:01 am

    We will be in NYC, our very first trip here, on the weekend of the W & F Festival. So excited! Where we live in Ontario we are surrounded by apple orchards bursting with their fruit right now. I will be making the Cinnamon Crumb Surprise with these juicy apples.

  26. Christine permalink
    September 28, 2010 10:09 am

    Just tried the no-cream, no-cry penne vodka sauce and it was surprisingly good without the cream!

  27. Sheila permalink
    September 28, 2010 4:47 pm

    I am going to try Gina DePalma’s recipe for baci alla cioccolata…I am
    a chocoholic and love the traditional baci from Perugia…I am excited
    to try a new candy recipe as candy making is my most recent foray
    into the cooking arena.

  28. Kathryn permalink
    September 28, 2010 8:42 pm

    I can’t wait to try shrimp etouffee! I love spicy food and my honey loves it even more. I know he will eat this up!

  29. September 28, 2010 9:01 pm

    I’m luv cookstr recipes! Always so inspiring, but Yikes!! I’m so busy with writing my own recipes for my upcoming book!!
    When I get my first ebook on line in October, I’ll be trying the Shrimp Dumplings with Lemongrass Broth. I usually boil lemongrass in stock, but this says to steep off the heat. Hmmm interesting!!

    so anybody want to try one of my recipes…? recently I posted Albacore Bisque, Pistachio Crusted Chicken on
    there’s a list of other available recipes on that blog page too. send me an email and i’ll happily make you and official recipe tester, for the favor of your feedback.

    for more news on the enlightned cook, please become a friend on or follow yogi marlon on twitter!!

  30. Rachel permalink
    September 29, 2010 9:42 am

    I made the apple cake on Monday night with local NY apples sans whipping cream…delish fall dish!

  31. Victoria permalink
    September 29, 2010 9:44 am

    First of all, I want to thank you for the wonderful website where I can always find a perfect recipe for any dish I have in mind. Thanks to your website I tried to make my very own cassoulet (recipe by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner). It came out delicious, almost like the one we tried during our vacation in France.

    My next recipe from Cookstr will be the Squash and Gorgonzola Tart that is featured today as a recipe of the day. I have a small piece of Gorgonzola left after the party, and it’s interesting to see how it will pair with the squash, I have never tasted this combination before.

  32. Susan permalink
    September 29, 2010 10:55 am

    I’m going to be making the stir-fried ginger shrimp with snow-peas. [by Diane Rossen Worthinton.] This sounded so delicious–I coped the recipe into my file of new recipes to try–it’s working it’s way up in the rotation. 😉 I’ll probably substitute a healthier option like quinoa for the rice, but the combination of flavours make this recipe so appealing–in fact it might have to be on tonight’s menu!

  33. Rich permalink
    September 29, 2010 8:11 pm

    With football and fall here I have busted out my smoker for all sorts of things from apricot chipotle wings to ribs but next up is the beef brisket following this recipe…

    Wish me luck!

  34. Jan permalink
    September 29, 2010 9:42 pm

    Fonduta! I was searching my favorites sites for this recipe after having had it in Courmeyer, Italy. Yours did not disappoint! It brought me right back to the fabulous lunch I had skiing there. I make it mostly in the winter.

  35. Ellie permalink
    September 30, 2010 9:29 am

    I like cooking nice meals on Sunday (the boyfriend and I can digest while watching Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, etc.). I think Ruth Reichl’s Asparagus Salad with Celery Leaves, Quail Eggs, and Tarragon Vinaigrette looks unconventional and impressive but surprisingly simple to prepare.

    Love that kind of recipe.

  36. Simone permalink
    September 30, 2010 9:56 am

    I’ll be trying the Bibimbap recipe. This recipe looks like it’s inspired by japanese flavors (miso and shiitake) so I’m interested to see how it compares to soy-flavored bibimbap.

  37. Keisha permalink
    October 1, 2010 11:05 am

    I’m dying to try the Iced Mexican Coffee! I love coffee and have a thing for Mexican spices…this may be my new crush! 😉

  38. Tiff permalink
    October 1, 2010 4:10 pm

    Well, I think I may have to pick up some parsnips at the market tomorrow and try the maple-roasted parsnips! Sounds great for fall. Thanks!

  39. Julia permalink
    October 1, 2010 9:28 pm

    I’m very excited to try the Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cupcakes by Julie Hasson. Chocolate mousse is fantastic, especially inside a cake!

  40. Lenny permalink
    October 4, 2010 8:02 am

    i wish to goto Dim Sum & Disco Brunch hosted by Ming Tsai and Joe Ng at China Grill, as i eat dim sum frequently!

  41. Adam permalink
    October 4, 2010 11:00 am

    This time of year you have to go with apples, I will be making the Stovetop Apple Cranberry Crumble one night this week. I am used to baking apples/crisps/crumbles in the oven so cooking on the stovetop will be interesting….

  42. Dale Lemieux permalink
    October 4, 2010 3:54 pm

    Me and my friends are all going to try making the Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes!! They sound delicious! And it will be so much fun!

  43. October 4, 2010 5:41 pm

    I plan on making the one damn great streusal apple pie. I love apple pie!

    I’m going to be in NY this weekend and will hopefully be able to go apple picking!

  44. Staci permalink
    October 4, 2010 7:16 pm

    I plan on making the brown rice chili – recipe of the day!!!!

    I’m hoping to go to an event next Sunday!

  45. merrycooking permalink
    October 5, 2010 1:41 am

    I love your fresh pizza!

  46. October 12, 2010 12:39 pm

    To all our fabulous Cookstr fans: Thank you all so much for your amazing entries! It sounds like you’re all cooking up some great recipes. We are so grateful for your support. If you were one of our four randomly chosen winners, then you went to the events this weekend (and we’d love to see any pictures you might have or hear about your experiences!). If you didn’t win this time, stick around; there are going to be plenty of other opportunities in the future for great giveaways and prizes! Thanks again for your participation, everyone!


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  48. Dianne Cole permalink
    September 24, 2012 2:51 pm

    Going out to buy Thai Green Curry paste and make Thai Green Curry Curry tonight! i think this might make a unexpected dish for my company tonight. Thanks

  49. September 16, 2013 12:40 pm

    The escarole and cannelini bean soup under your “soups & stews” category looks FANTASTIC. I would love to make that now that the weather’s getting chilly.

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