Monday, October 1, 2012

Southern Living Home Cooking Basics

Southern Living Home Cooking Basics: A complete illustrated guide to Southern cooking - good food made simple.

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Congratulations to Susan C. who said...
"Wow, would love to have a copy of this to share with my 13 year old daughter. She has taken an interest in cooking and is eager to try a lot of different things. Including things I don't usually cook."

Susan, please drop an email to me at mary@deepsouthdish.com before midnight Monday, October 8, 2012, and provide me with your name and mailing address information so I can get this wonderful book out to you as soon as possible!

Thanks y'all for checking out my review and for participating in the giveaway. If anyone would like to purchase a copy for yourself, or as a gift, please look for Home Cooking Basics your local bookstores, or you may also purchase it from online sources, including right here at Amazon.

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So much about blogging about our southern recipes is about memories associated with the great cooks who came before us, but let's face it. Not everybody had the privilege of standing on a step stool in their grandmother's kitchen. Some of us may even have had mothers who were full time career women with little time for home cooking, or who may not have even liked to cook. Enter Southern Living's brand new book, Home Cooking Basics: A complete illustrated guide to Southern cooking - good food made simple.

Touted as a Southern style Joy of Cooking, this illustrated Southern cooking bible, shows, step-by-step, how to make some of the greatest Southern dishes. It’s approachable, comprehensive, and thoroughly covers many cooking techniques, going beyond-the-basics, plus for the more seasoned cooks out there, it comes with more than 200 reliable Southern recipes, all thoroughly tested by Southern Living.


Just in time for holiday gift-giving this cooking bible starts from the beginning with a chapter titled "The Setup," outlining the tools and equipment any cook should have that will help to make cooking more of a joyful experience, rather than a chore. This chapter covers everything from cookware, to bakeware, to knives, and small appliances, table and even barware for entertaining.


From there the book moves into "The Ingredients" chapter with tips on purchasing, using and storing things like spices, sugars, salts, vinegars, fats and oils, rice and grains, corn and corn products, nuts and seeds, beans, cheeses, herbs, greens, and a wide variety of both warm and cool season vegetables and fruit, as well as fish, poultry and meats.


Once you have the equipment you need and you've learned how to keep a well-stocked pantry, "The Prep" chapter carries you through a rich, step-by-step compendium of fundamental techniques on how to prepare those ingredients. Beginning with steps on how to master basic food cuts, to other essentials from how to cut up a whole chicken, seed a cucumber, beat egg whites, prepare a mango, how to grind meat, and much more.


The next chapter covers "The Methods" of Southern cooking, where you'll find sub-chapters and the beginning of step by step recipes, showing you everything from how to make and assemble typical no cook recipes to how to bake, broil, braise fry, grill, roast saute, and steam foods. Each method of cooking provides both how-to steps, along with several recipes using that specific method. You'll learn things like how to master frying and then be able to apply the skill to recipes that are included, like Mama's Fried Chicken or Classic Fried Catfish.


You'll learn things like how to master frying and then be able to apply the skill to recipes that are included, like Mama's Fried Chicken.


Following that is "The Recipes" chapter. Organized by categories from Appetizers & Beverages, Breakfast & Brunch, Breads, Sandwiches & Soups, Meats & Poultry, Fish & Shellfish, Side Dishes, Desserts and Sauces & Condiments, you'll find colorful photography and plenty of recipes from the Southern Living archives, over 375 recipes in all!


You'll find recipes for these Classic Fried Catfish fillets


Avocado Fruit Salad made with oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe and tropical mixed fruit


Hot Chile Pepper Vinegar Sauce


Herb and Potato Chip Crusted Beef Tenderloin


Stuffed Rosemary Chicken


Lemonade Iced Tea


Easy Orange Rolls in Breads - just to name a few!


Peppered throughout the book, there are sidebar "fix it" blocks giving some solutions to typical cooking problems that are sometimes associated with certain recipes or methods, along with "kitchen secrets" and "fake it" helpful tips, tricks and substitutes. In the back, you'll find a list of menus for all occasions, handy substitutions, charts for high altitude adjustments, a fresh produce & herb primer, arranged by season and a metric equivalent chart. Some Southern foodlore is also included, covering the history behind some of our favorite classics, like New Year's Day Hoppin' John and the origins of Southern food traditions like a Pig Pickin'. Two indexes are included, one by subject matter the other, a recipe index.

Home Cooking Basics truly is cooking demystified and I just can't say enough about this book! If you've never really been comfortable with your kitchen skills, this book will help to transform you from novice to pro in no time and with beautiful photography throughout, there is plenty of eye candy for those of you who are highly visual cooks. With the holidays coming up, it is truly the perfect gift for that newly married couple, recent college graduate, or that family member or friend who really wants to learn more about cooking, but doesn't know where to start.

Include this cookbook with a basket of shelf stable ingredients from one of the recipes and a few of the tools from the chapter on set up, or a treasured appliance such as a coveted stand mixer, and you're got a gift that is sure to light up their eyes.

Southern Living Home Cooking Basics is available right now at a retailer near you, or can also be purchased online from several sources, including Amazon, for a discounted price.

The publisher has agreed to provide ONE additional copy for me to give to one lucky Deep South Dish reader free! Simply comment below to enter - thanks for reading and good luck!

The Rules: To enter, leave a comment on this post, but if you post anonymous, please leave a first name and last initial to identify yourself. This giveaway closes on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at midnight CST. One winner will be selected at random from the comments and will be announced on the site at this post on Thursday. You will have 48 hours to respond to claim the cookbook. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only please.
"Home Cooking Basics illuminates fundamental culinary techniques in this unrivaled guide to classic Southern cooking." 
                                            -Virginia Wills, author of
                                                         Bon Appetit, Y'all
Disclosure: I received one free copy plus another copy of Southern Living Home Cooking Basics to review and giveaway.
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236 comments:

  1. My thoughts on this post:

    - Great rundown.

    - Kind of a shame that times are sort of changing where not as many little girls wil have memories of cooking with the moms (and grandmothers). I guess the only thing that's constant is change.

    - The fried catfish dish looks awesome. That's a fantastic classic. Can't have enough lemons with fried catfish.

    - The avocado fruit salad seems like a fun appetizer that I'll probably try making soon.

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  2. wow looks like a great cookbook! I'd love to try out some of those recipes!

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  3. I'd love to have that cookbook! Looks perfect for an old bachelor like myself.

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  4. Carole R. cybercook@ameritech.net

    I would love to add this cookbook to my collection.

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  5. I'd love to have a copy of this cookbook - it looks great.
    D.Harper

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  6. Love the Southern Living cookbooks-I wasn't born southern, but I should have been. My favorite kind of cooking. Love your blog.

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  7. I love southern living cookbooks and I lovee the sound of those orange rolls!! Mmmmmmmmmm! That's worth the price of the cookbooks to me :) Thanks for a chance to win and thank you so much for an awesome blog and your generosity!

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  8. At 55 years of age I have just now begun to embrace the joy of cooking, and I am always eager to see cookbooks that help me fill in the blanks on the "how-to's!"

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  9. This looks like a wonderful cookbook. The photo of fried catfish did it for me....YUM! Southern cooking can't be beat. Thanks for the opportunity..sure hope I win!!!

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  10. I would absolutely love to gift my future daughter-in-law with a copy of this book!!

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  11. Thanks for showing us a peek into this lovely book and for the generous giveaway!

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  12. Congratulations on a wonderful blog! I live in Northern Illinois, 1/4 mile from the Wisconsin border. In January, I take over operations of a marina on The Gulf Coast of Mississippi. This book would be perfect for me as I learn the art of Southern cooking!

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  13. thanks for this giveaway!
    gkuroda(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  14. I would love to own this cookbook. Southern cooking is in my family. Great cookbook!!!

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  15. I love to cook, and I feel like we keep getting stuck in a rutt with the same ole recipes every week. This book sounds like one that would give us something new to try! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  16. Southern Living is one of my favorite magazines! I would love to have this cookbook to add to my ever growing collection.

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  17. Looks like an awesome cookbook! I would love a chance to win! Thanks!!

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  18. Audrey (fritz@vet.ksu.edu)
    Love Southern Living recipes; this book would be awesome!

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  19. Looks WONDERFUL! Thanks, Mary, for all your 'worldly' southern advice!!

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      Bobbie (lthfarm@centurylink.net)
      Thanks!! :o)

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  20. I would love to have this cookbook. I just had my kitchen remodeled and can't wait to try out new recipes.

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  21. I would love to add this book to my cook book collection. This looks like a great one to read cover to cover. Thanks for the giveaway!
    vrkirtley(at)yahoo (dot) com

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  22. you are the very best Mary. To think of all of us and spend out of your pocket to maake one follower very happy. Good luck to all of us and one luckly happy person.
    Barbara P

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  23. (Kara K)

    Would love to add this one to my collection!

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  24. Leslie S.
    Thank you for this generous giveaway.

    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the Southern Living Cook Books. I have a Christmas holiday one and a basic one, and I use them quite a bit. I would love to add this to my collection! You are so sweet to purchase one to give-away!

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  26. I would love this book for my niece who loves to cook and is with her army husband in California. Thanks for the give-away.

    Mary
    marylnail@bellsouth.net

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  27. There's nothing better than southern cooking. This book looks fantastic. I would love to use it. Thanks for the chance to win one.
    Gina F.

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  28. I love the quote below about being from the south! I am certainly one lucky gal to live in Texas! Southern Living was one of my favorite magazines when I was growing up. I loved to try some of the more decadent cakes. Sadly enough, they never looked like the magazine picture.:(

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  29. Great looking cookbook!!! I would love to add it to my collection.
    Sue C

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  30. Ooooh, I would love this cookbook! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  31. Would love to add this cookbook to my collection - Looks like it has something in it for everyone! Thanks - Heather L.

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  32. Looks like a great book! It sounds like a true "cooking" book versus just recipes, although those look awesome too :)

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  33. Oh, wouldn't I love to add this book to my collection - it looks so good & so many good recipes. Thanks for doing this

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  34. Thank you Mary for the chance to win a great cook book from Southern Living! Please fill us all in on what a "Pig Pickin" is! Joni T.

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  35. Hi, I would love this cookbook, I get alot of inspiration from your website.Cooking with that down home southern flair, is the best! Please consider me for this book it will be well used!

    Sharon L

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  36. Suzan McCarroll
    I would love to add this book to my collection. I know that regardless of how accomplished you are as a cook the basics are always something that is needed. Whether you are taught easier ways of preparing something or a new technique that has eluded you in that past. Thanks for the opportunity. God Bless Suzan

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  37. Southern cooking, nothing better!!!

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  38. I would love to have this cook book and today's my birthday so it would be a wonderful birthday present. :)

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  39. Unfortunately, I did not care anything about cooking while my Southern grandmother was able to teach me anything about it. I have learned TONS of valuable info from your website, but I know there is still a lot for me to learn!

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  40. After so many years of working and cooking fast meals, I have almost forgotten what I learned from my Mother, Grandmother and Aunts from Georgia. Would be great to have as a refresher.

    Thanks,
    Mary Elolen

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  41. I have grandchildren that I want to teach to cook - SOUTHERN!!! Hopefully I can instill in them courage to stretch themselves in all areas and NOT sit in front of video games all day. I enjoy reading cookbooks as much as trying new recipes and I hope to encourage their reading in this way too. Thanks for all you do!

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  42. I would love to have a copy of this book as I did have a work outside of the home Mom who was from the North but I grew up in Texas and love SOUTHERN COOKING!!! Would like to learn all the basics and I love your site and try to cook something from it at least once a week!! Thanks!!!!

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  43. wow i love this!!! great giveaway. shannon d

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  44. I have five grandchildren, none of whom ever knew my Mother. Cooking is the only way that I can connect them to the most influential and wonderful woman in my life. I know a lot of recipes in this great book are similar to my Mom's who grew up in South Carolina. I would love to have a copy to share with my grandchildren.

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  45. I subscribe to Southern Living Magazine and have several of their cookbooks. Great books with down to earth, simple recipes.

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  46. I would love this cookbook. I find myself on the website every day looking for recipes to serve my family. I love the site and I know that the cookbook would be a blessing to me. Thanks

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  47. I can't wait to add this cookbook to my collection. It looks like it will be so helpful when you have a question and are stuck, it's 2 a.m. and no one to call for help.

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  48. I am from SC originally and live north now. I love hot pepper vinegar and would love a chance to with this book! Thanks, Maggie M.

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  49. OMG! My step=daughter ssooo needs this book! She lives in California and always wants to cook like her 'southern family'!
    KAREN JOPLIN

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  50. I love Southern Living and Deep South Dish! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! :)
    joymcelroy@hotmail.com

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  51. Just when I thought I couldn't love deepsouthdish MORE! I would love to win this cookbook.

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  52. What a great giveaway! Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Julie W.

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  53. This yankee girl could really use this Southern Cookbook to keep my Mississippi man happy! Great review Mary!

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  54. I never get enough cookbooks and i never get enough Southern Living AND I never get enough Deep South Dish! Thanks!

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  55. sounds like a great cookbook! thanks for sharing!

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  56. Cooking for me is a way to keep cherished memories alive. I always turn to those recipes that have stood the test of time and are always a winner!
    Jessica

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  57. Southern Living and Deep South have provided me with some great dishes. I like that they are normally ingredients very easy to find and simple directions. Thanks!

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  58. Sara F. here - you'll know me from facebook, most likely. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this cookbook! My mother and grandmother were fabulous cooks but I didn't pick up a lot of things from them. Thanks for this giveaway, Mary!

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  59. I would so love to have your cookbook! LOVE your recipes!!

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  60. It looks like a great book. I think it is a must have for newlyweds.

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  61. The book sounds wonderful, thank your for a chance to win!

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  62. I really enjoy reading (and trying!) your recipes. I would also love to win this cookbook. You and Southern Cooking Rock!

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  63. Can't wait to give it a try! Looks great!

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  64. I have my mom's copy of the Joy of Cooking and as much as I love it, I love the idea of the same kind of cookbook but with a Southern twist. Where else could you learn how to make Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce? I learned from my mother, but as another comment said, very few people are passing down the art of cooking. I also love the chapter on choosing ingredients. I always feel so inept!

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  65. Southern Living is such an amazing magazine, it exemplifies the lifestyle of southerners. I have tons of their magazines that I periodically go through and two of their best of cookbooks. This one looks to be among the best! Thank you so much for thinking of us, your fans!

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  66. This cookbook looks appealing to.the eye. I love reading new cookbooks and trying out all the recipes. Would love to win it!

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  67. Wow, this book looks amazing! My mom didn't do real home cooking growing up so I had to learn how to cook on my own. I'm still learning things, especially about southern cooking. My granny, born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, has been cooking since she was 3 and still cooks for everyone so I feel like cooking southern cuisine is part of my heritage, getting back to my roots. I am hoping to win a copy of this book!

    -Kara P.

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  68. What a wonderful idea, Mary! You are such a sweet, giving person.

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  69. This would be great to win. I've been trying to form a collection of your recipes which are my favorites.Growing up in the South this recipe book brings back memories. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  70. How nice! Thank you for the chance to win a very appetizing book!

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  71. I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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  72. I would love to win this cookbook and then give it to my son. He likes to cook and expecially try new recipes. He does most of the cooking for his family. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Angela Fox

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  73. I would love to own this cookbook - it sounds so informative and helpful.. and the recipes look amazing.. it would be great to share with my kids some of the wonderful food I had growing up

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  74. Love your blog! Would love to have "Home Cooking Basics" by Southern Living to add to my cookbooks! Thank you for making this offer to your devoted followers. :)

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  75. I grew up with a mom who was an amazing cook. She was so good I never learned myself. When I got married I taught myself to cook. I of course called my mom often for help. This cookbook looks amazing. Thanks!

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  76. I connected my comment w the wrong email. Here we go: Sunny H. Thanks.

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  77. I LOVE Southern Cooking, Deep South Dish and Paula Deen. I'm a horrible cook without intruction manuals so I try to get my hands on any book I can, especially those involving Southern Foods and Cooking--A taste of home in a baren wasteland. I grew up in the south and I miss it. So I bring "a taste of home" where ever I am. Keep it coming!

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  78. Southern cooking is some of the best cooking in the world. Would love to win this book!!

    2u3mommy at gmail dot com

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  79. I love Southern Living! I already own a few of their cookbooks and love them. I read cookbooks like a good novel. Would love to win! Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  80. Would love to win this cookbook for my daughter (after I go through it first!) she has recently moved out on her own with a couple of friends!

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  81. Would love to add to my collection!

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  82. I would love to have this! The recipes look delicious! Kelly H.

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  83. This cookbook would look amazing in my collection.

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  84. I didn't grow up in the South, but I did grow up with Southern cooking. Let me just say...Bacon Grease. Anyway, I am always looking to improve my skills and this looks like it would do the trick!

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  85. Such beautifully, illustrated pages. I'd love to grow my skills of cooking, by owning this cookbook. It looks very inviting at trying delicious looking dishes. Would love to win it!

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  86. Mary, thanks for the giveaway. One of my favorite cookbooks is the Southern Living Cookbook published in 1989. It is time for an update!

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  87. Such a great book! I would love to win it!!

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  88. I have always loved anything "Southern Living", for many years.
    Love your blog!

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  89. After almost 20 years of cooking for myself and my family, its still amazing to find new "short cuts" and cooking tips.

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  90. I have always loved to cook I didn't learn to cook with southern hospitality until I married at the age of 17. My mother-in-law taught me everything a southern lady needed to know to love and care for family and friends. I'll forever be grateful to her love and teaching . . . I've passed them on to my girls as will they to theirs.

    Karen B.

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  91. I grew up eating country cooking in Mississippi, so i would love everything in the cookbook. Sounds great!!!
    Lucy Tucker

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  92. Would love to win this cookbook. We moved her from NY five years ago and I would love to learn how to cook southern since we love it here so much.

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  93. What a great idea! I'm from Kentucky, and both of my grandmothers were great Southern cooks. I would treasure this book!

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  94. Would love to win this!

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  95. Would love to add this book to my cookbook collection!

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  96. Since I'm not in the US, unfortunatley I'm not eligible :(

    But the pictures and your review were so tantalising, that I've ordered it online from flipkart (an Indian version of amazon)

    Just wanted to let you know how dangerous you have been to my monthly book budget :)

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  97. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I read them like novels and also cook from. I would enjoy adding this to my collection.
    Jacque Avant

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  98. LOVE LOVE LOVE anything Southern Living!! I read cookbooks like a book..take them up to bed with me at night..and indulge myself in the cooking world..
    Thanks for the chance to win it..I am in it-to win it! ha
    thanks again!
    robink

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  99. I have loved this magazine for years. I have a large collection of cookooks. I read them, dream about cooking meals and use them for many everyday meals, so much so that I sometimes go for months without cooking the same thing. I would love this book! Yes, please. Regena in TN.

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  100. Also I was looking at some of the Christmas special - Southern Living books. But I can't take a look inside them on any of the sites. I was wondering if you had looked at them all & could give me an opinion on which one is the best (I can only afford 1)
    The options are.
    1. the big book of Xmas - cooking, decorating, entertaining, giving
    2. Southern Living Big Book of Christmas Baking
    3. Southern Living Christmas Cookbook: All-New Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Guide
    4. Christmas in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking for the Holidays
    5. Southern Living Cooking for Christmas: Favorite Holiday Recipes to Share with Family and Friends
    6. Christmas with Southern Living 2012: Savor * Entertain * Decorate * Share
    7. Christmas with Southern Living 2011: Savor * Entertain * Decorate * Share
    8. Christmas with Southern Living 2010: Great Recipes * Easy Entertaining * Festive Decorations * Gift Ideas

    There are about 25 options and I've just narrowed it down to these 8 on the basic information provided. But if you feel any other is a better option, please let me know.

    I'll understand if you can't really choose for me, but any information/insight you can provide would be very welcome.

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  101. From your description, it sounds like I could "eat this book up"! Thanks for the great review!

    Linda R

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  102. Looks like a great cookbook. Thanks to you and the publisher for the giveaway.

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  103. I used to enjoy cooking with my Grandma when I was a little girl and now I enjoy making those same memories with my two boys. I would love to add this cookbook to my collections. :)

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  104. Thank you for the great review! I will have to add this to my Christmas wish list!! :) Unless I am lucky enough to win!! Fingers crossed!!! :)

    Amber H.

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  105. I really want this book - it looks amazing!!!

    Liz L

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  106. Oh how I love Southern Living anything!!! This would be great with my collection !

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  107. Wow, would love to have a copy of this to share with my 13 year old daughter. She has taken an interest in cooking and is eager to try a lot of different things. Including things I don't usually cook.

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  108. I'm a cookbook fanatic, especially about southern food, and this looks like a beautiful cookbook! Count me in...
    Kelley at kmagestro@gmail.com

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  109. Free Cookbook!!!!! Bless your heart!!!!!!!!!!!

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  110. Love your recipes. Congrats on your cookbook.

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  111. Looks like a nice addition to anyones cookbook collection.

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  112. I grew up having my mother teaching me to cook and to bake Italian and Hungarian pastries. I was always in the kitchen with her. ...I would just love this cookbook....thanks for the giveaway...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  113. Love your recipes, blog and the posts on fb!!
    Congrats on your own cookbook too!
    Would love to add this one to my collecction :)

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  114. Thanks for the visit, always fun to meet new bloggers. My grandmother was one who did not want anyone in the kitchen with her when she was cooking; too bad too...she was a wonderful cook. I did learn somethings from Mom, though she and I cook very differently. She was much more meat and potatoes then I tend to be.

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  115. My daughter in law collects cookbooks and I would love to give her this one for her collection. Great giveaway!

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  116. sounds like a great reference book

    Pete D

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  117. my daughter is graduating from college and getting married this year. What a great start to her new life this would make! I still use my Southern Living cookbook I received as a wedding gift so many years ago!

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  118. Looks like a great cookbook. Would love to have a copy to "play" with.

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  119. Having this cookbook in the kitchen would be like having Grandma in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

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  120. Tweeted it for ya! I so very enjoy all of your recipes and share them on my Facebook page often. My many thanks for recipes that taste just like my grandmother's!!!

    Myra D. Cave-Gough

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  121. Would be great for my step-daughter who lets cooking intimidate her. Great gift!

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  122. Wow this would be an great addition to my cookbooks as the only southern cookbook I have is the Pioneer Woman's.

    Kristy

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  123. This would be a great addition to my Cookbook collection. My Mother was from the south so would love to win it.

    I did pin it on Pinterest!

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  124. My daughter will now be doing a large portion of cooking in our home, and this would be a great book for her learn from :)

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  125. My kitchen bookshelf needs this addition!

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  126. Pinned it! Would love to have this cookbook. I love Southern Living.

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  127. Love Recipes , Old Recipes especially and of course Deep south recipes ......so of course * Deep South Gonna Do It Again * Oh YEA !!! Now , I can pass some traditional good southern recipes to my daughter and her's to her's and our Deep Southern Recipe tradition will continue on for generation's !!! :) It's a family Tradition !! :) Sherry D

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  128. I love this!!! A cookbook that will help pass down the traditions of southern cooking. Love your blog and all the wonderful recipes that you have posted!!!

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  129. I love this!!! A cookbook that will help pass down the traditions of southern cooking. Love your blog and all the wonderful recipes that you have posted!!!

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  130. I would love this cookbook. It looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  131. I soooo want this cookbook. Made your pork roast in the crock pot this weekend and it was fabulous. Everything I make from this site is awesome. Thank you so much for all your recipes!!!! Heaven help me if we loose internet service.

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  132. I love Southern Living cookbooks. I glanced through this when I was at Barnes and Noble the other day. My cart and wish list on Amazon is full of cookbooks so it would be really nice to win one. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Tina K.
    tmk22911@gmail.com

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  133. Love Southern Living and am a new reader of your blog...love it, too! Consider me entered!

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  134. I would Love to have this cookbook! I am learning how to cook on my own, not being fortunate enough to have a mom or grandmother to learn from (much less a *southern* mom or grandma!).

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  135. Great giveaway! I love southern recipes...yumm!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  136. I love southern cooking and i would love to have this cookbook. Keeping my fingers crossed! :-)

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  137. I have all the annual Southern Living cookbooks and have started a set for my daughter. This would be a great addition to her collection as she is moving out on her own.

    Karen B

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  138. Love the simplicity of the pictures in this book. Makes cooking look easy.

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  139. I would love to win. I want to teach my kids some southern cooking.

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  140. This cookbook looks fantastic!

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  141. This book would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

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  142. I have so many Southern Living cookbooks but this one looks like a winner.

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  143. I would love to win this book!!! LOVE Deep South!!

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  144. Very cool! I love Southern Living and your blog!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  145. What an awesome cookbook! Southern Living recipes can always be counted on to be delicious! - Tanya Atkinson

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  146. This would be a welcomed and much used addition to our cookbook collection. Thanks for the contest!

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  147. That book looks awesome for my husband who's learning how to cook. It'd save him asking me tons of questions for sure!

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  148. This is interesting. Thanks for sharing this info. Tips & recipes are good. This is nice book.

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  149. Love Southern Living cookbooks!

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  150. Southern Living is one of my favorites. Would love to have this book! Thanks!

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  151. Count me in, please! Thank you!
    Smhasting at gmail (dot) com

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  152. ooooo..I LOVE cookbooks and southern ones at that ;)

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  153. I love your blog!!! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway!!! I want to move to the south sooo bad and your blog always makes me feel like I am there:)

    Tina Rhodes
    tbarkerrhodes@hotmail.com

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  154. You have a great blog...full of comfort!
    Sue Zabritski
    zabrit@earthlink.net

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  155. i LOVE YOUR BLOG AND LOVE SOUTHERN LIVING!!

    INGRIEN B.

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  156. @Jennifer Chan -- I love to cook with my granddaughters and I can only hope that they will have wonderful memories of our time spent together in the kitchen.

    @Mary, I love, love, love your site!

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  157. I would love to win this book! I know it would be helpful!
    keshakeke@aol.com

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  158. This would be a wonderful cookbook for my collection. Thanks for offering this great giveaway...I'm heading to share on my FB page right now!

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  159. I love cookbooks and this would be a great one to have.

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  160. This cookbook looks like a good one! Cross my fingers I get the free one! :)

    wendy@mrearly.com

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  161. I would love to win this cookbook. Southern Living is the best.

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  162. I would love to win this cookbook. I love Southern cooking.

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  163. Hope I win this cookbook, but will add it to my ever-growing list of future cookbook purchases if I don't win! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer Hines

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  164. This looks wonderful! Love the photos!

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  165. Southern cooking rocks,hands down!

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  166. I miss their cooking schools that they use to have every year here.

    Wonderful looking cookbook.

    Ramona
    Crystal Springs, MS

    msmitoagain at yahoo dot com

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  167. Oh, my! I think I might need this cookbook! As a mother of two step angels, six of my own angels and a fresh grandangel, I spend most of my time in the kitchen. There's always a stool or crate pulled up for someone to help. We could have so much fun with this and it could help me remember to teach my kids and grandkid little things that have become instinctual to me.

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  168. I m always looking for a good cookbook.
    This looks like it would have a lot of ideas for me to make for my family.

    Maureen
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  169. This looks amazing. I'd love to win this!

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  170. I just love cookbooks. They are my novels that I read to relax.

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  171. My mom is from Georgia and I would love to have this book so I could cook her something really nice and remind her of home.

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  172. OH, how I would love this cook book. Nothing like real home cooked goodness.

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  173. I'd love to win this cookbook. I started cooking when I got married 8 years ago, but there is still a ton to learn! Especially about Southern cooking.

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  174. Tami G---I love cookbooks...There is always new and updated information/tips/recipes in them...I'm a Southern girl...would love to win

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  175. Love your blog!!! Keep it up

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  176. Look like a good cook book, would like to owne one. I pined one of your recipes

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  177. I am a self-proclaimed Southern foodie & that cookbook would be awesome to add to my collection of Southern Living cookbooks! asouthernwriter@yahoo.com

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  178. I love cookbooks with big bright pictures, really makes me want to try the recipes.

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  179. I would love to win this cookbook. It sounds like it has some wonderful recipes and a lot of helpful tips. Thanks for having this giveaway.
    Carol Rivers Peppers
    pepperscarol@yahoo.com
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  180. I would love to have this cookbook to add to my collection of Southern Cooking cookbooks! Food from the South just plain tastes better :)

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  181. Would love to have this im my cookbook collection, very nice photography and relevant information, not to mention, great sounding recipes.

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  182. It would be great to get a copy of this book.
    Glad you are having this giveaway.

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  183. I'am from the north, but I recently realized I LOVE Southern cooking. Absolutly love you site. The cookbooks sounds great!
    Janet H.

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  184. That sounds like an instant classic! Probably because the content itself really already is classic, handed down over generations.

    I was privileged to spend summers, Thanksgiving, and Christmas on my grandparents' farm and remember spending a lot of time in the kitchen with family.

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  185. I so need this cookbook for my fiance', God love him. He's a great guy, but a disaster in the kitchen!

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  186. ALL I CAN SAY IS YUMMY!!!! YUMMY!!!!

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  187. G.R.I.T.S. woot!woot!Gotta love Southern cooking and women!

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  188. Thank you for the chance :)

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  189. wow, I'd love to try these recipes! What a great addition this would be to my cookbook collection.

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  190. Would love to add this cookbook to my collection. Love southern cooking and def. love Southern Living!

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  191. I love all things associated with Southern Living! Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win.

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  192. Cookbooks are always a great giveaway! I could use a Southern Living one in my collection! :)

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  193. Sure is alot of entries. I love Southern cooking and I do love to cook and bake. Thanks for sharing all of these great recipe ideas and a preview of the book. LuAnn

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  194. This book looks fantastic! I need 2 of theses, one for me and one for daughter. If I win I will give to her and buy mine. She just got married and has fully stocked kitchen but still needs help now and then on the basic stuff.

    linda.white@magnabank.com

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