Knife Giveaway!

5 Oct

This giveaway is sponsored by CSN Stores, an amazing website that carries everything from dutch ovens to doggie beds at hugely discounted prices.

I’m fully convinced that the only things you need to cook are a heat source, a pan, and a good knife. I got through college (and Bobby got through much of his adult life…) with nothing but a cheap Chinatown cleaver. At around $10 apiece, they’re an economical tool for cutting up greens, slicing tofu, and hacking away at meat, but damn they’re heavy! My hands get super tired after a few minutes of shredding mushrooms, especially after the blade starts getting dull (usually about a week after purchase…hah).

After I moved back to California, my parents gifted me with an amazing Zwelling JA Henckels santoku knife. Using this thing is a freaking dream! It’s lightweight and easily maneuverable, and it’s so sharp that it nearly leaves dents in my wooden cutting board!

This week, Bobby and I are partnering with CSN Stores to give away one Zwilling JA Henckels International Forged Premio 7″ Santoku Hollow Edge Knife!


Image credit: CSN Stores


You can get up to four entries into the randomized drawing.

  1. In the comments, tell us about something delicious that you made recently!
  2. Take a picture of it and upload it to the Cooking to Procrastinate Flickr pool.
  3. Tweet about our giveaway. We have a handy Tweet button right above the comments to make it easier. :)
  4. Post about it on Facebook. There’s also a Facebook button now.

For each entry, please post a separate comment telling us what you did. For example, if you submitted a picture and tweeted in addition to telling us what you made, you’d need to post three comments to get your three entries! Also, you can only enter once for each point; you can’t get four entries by posting four times about different dishes you made.

The deadline to enter is Monday 10/11 at 11:59 PM EST. We’ll post the winner and all of your wonderful pictures on Tuesday! We’re super sorry to our international readers, but this giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada.

Go and get procrastinating! :D

Update: Please try to post a photo on our flickr pool as well as commenting! We would love to post your photos on a follow up post. Also, for each tweet and facebook post you will get another entry so you can have four entries total. But we won’t know who tweeted/facebooked unless you put a comment for that as well. Thanks for helping us shamelessly promote this blog! -bobby

53 Responses to “Knife Giveaway!”

  1. Christina Yung October 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    I made Jamie Oliver’s Chorizo & Potato Omelette. Fast, easy, good source of protein and potassium. Lemon juice and shallots give it a nice flavor.

  2. Jordan P October 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    I made pumpkin spice pancakes and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!! I got a big ol’ can of pumpkin, so I had overload lately.

  3. Serenus October 6, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    I made some delicious steamed, white rice. I followed an ancient Chinese recipe passed down through from generation to generation. The secret ingredient? Water.

  4. Christina Yung October 6, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    I posted a photo of my pizza pasta on Flickr.

  5. Christina Yung October 6, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    I posted about your contest on Facebook.

  6. Christina Yung October 6, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    My Mom tweeted about it on my behalf, on her yoga-centric Twitter:

    • mitrenegade October 6, 2010 at 11:46 am #

      so do we give your mom the knife if this post is the winning draw? ;)

      • Christina Yung October 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

        My mom doesn’t cook (AT ALL), so she’s relinquishing the knife to me in the event that she wins. :)

  7. Nakki October 6, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    I made the most AMAZING baked Mac and Cheese from a box of scooby doo mac-n-cheese last week (yes, I was being fancy).

    Not to promote my blog or anything, but hereʻs the recipe

  8. Nakki October 6, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    I tweeted: =)

  9. Nakki October 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Uploaded to flickr!

  10. Long October 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    I made Nuoc Mam Ot, or Vietnamese chili fish sauce. Posted it on Flickr!

  11. Long October 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    And Canh Chua, or Vietnamese Sour Soup. Also posted on Flickr!

  12. Long October 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    Delicious yogurt! Posted on Flickr.

  13. Long October 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    And finally, chicken salad with zucchini and spinach! Posted on Flickr.

    • Christine October 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

      Hey Long! Thanks for your posts, but unfortunately you can only get one entry for posting a comment and one entry for posting a picture. If you want more entries, feel free to share it on Twitter or Facebook! :)

  14. Steven October 7, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Made a facebook post.

  15. Steven October 7, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    Just bought some new ramekins and made some creme brulee. Next week I’m going for a souffle.

  16. Liza Shakhnovich October 7, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    I made crab and avocado salad

  17. Liza Shakhnovich October 7, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    I made gazpacho. It was delicious, got the recipe from

  18. Liza Shakhnovich October 7, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    I made popovers. My recipe is from the Pie in the Sky bakery in Woods Hole. They go great with butternut squash soup.

  19. Liza Shakhnovich October 7, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    I made a fruit tart with lime curd. Recipe is from September issue of Bon Appetit. Yummy!

    • Christine October 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

      Thanks for entering Liza! Sorry, but you can only get one entry for posting a comment and one entry for posting a picture. If you want a few more, you can post on Twitter or Facebook. :)

  20. Sauza October 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    1. Ceviche with fresh Maine Lobster, Shrimp, and scallops
    2. Chicken enchiladas with a side of from-scratch refried beans and Spanish rice
    3. margaritas! (1/4 triple sec, 1/4 tequila, 1/4 ice, 1/4 lime. rimmed with salt)

  21. Nathan Hanagami October 7, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Most recent thing I made was clam pasta with red onion, mushrooms, and spinach noodles. It was ok, but we over cooked the clams. I’ll post this on facebook later.

  22. ronald weasley October 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    i made a nice salad nicoise that hermione and i shared, some home brewed butter beer with added hops, and to end, some cauldron cakes and a chocolate frog, which gave us a Harry Potter card. Bloody brilliant!

  23. Erica October 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    I made chicken parm w/ lots of yummy cheese.

    • Erica October 11, 2010 at 10:33 am #

      I posted a picture of it on flickr

  24. Erica October 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    I made thai basil chicken and it was yummy.

    • Christine October 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

      Wahh thanks Erica, but you can only get one entry for posting a comment. I saw you posted on Facebook, though, so I’ll just count this as your second entry. :P

      • Erica October 11, 2010 at 10:35 am #

        I also tweeted about this thing. Do I need to link it back to your twitter account to count it?

        • mitrenegade October 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

          no this comment is enough

  25. jihye October 8, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    i cooked up a chicken in a spicy…chicken korean-style stew.
    i don’t have pictures, but it’s awesome. :D

  26. jihye October 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    i tweeted, and nice shameless promoting! :D i like it mucho

  27. Robert October 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    I made mapo tofu!

  28. Robert October 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I am uploading my delicious concoction to your flickr thing!

  29. Shen October 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    I made awesome pumpkin marshmallows the other day! :D


  30. Shen October 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Tweeted! :O

  31. Shen October 10, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    :) Added a photo of the dumplings I was making last night to your Flickr photostream.

  32. Soyeon October 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    I made portuguese sweet rice! It smells delicious!

  33. LizM October 11, 2010 at 5:36 am #

    We made Boeuf Bourgignon a few days ago! So worth the 3-hour-plus cooking time and the insane amounts of chopping! I would love to post a picture but sadly I don’t have the adapter I need to use my mini SD card with my computer!

  34. LizM October 11, 2010 at 5:37 am #


  35. Yuki October 11, 2010 at 10:32 am #


  36. Yuki October 11, 2010 at 10:34 am #


  37. Yuki October 11, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    This weekend I made a delicious vegan Chickpea Noodle Soup — a perfect soup to combat the cold New England sea-breeze. Also made toasty garlic bread to go with, and followed it with vegan s’mores (with peanut butter)! Perfect end-of-summer (ok fine, it’s officially fall now, I GUESS) evening!

  38. Yuki October 11, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    Revolutionary Spanish Omelet


    Revolutionary Spanish Omelet from Isa Moskowitz’s “Vegan with a Vengeance.” Made with blended tofu, saffron, potatoes, and baked to a crisp in a cast-iron pan. Even better when served with hot sauce, grilled veggies, and a big helping of fresh bialetti moka-espresso! (no pictures of the assembled meal, sorry! Went straight to the gullet)

  39. Meghan October 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Hi! I received the link to this post through your friend Radhika, and I just posted my picture of Butternut Squash Risotto on the flickr page. I’ll be posting the recipe on my blog this week, but you can also find it on Food (Ina Garten). Great giveaway!

  40. Michelle F. October 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi! I also received the link from Radhika. I made Beef Bulgolgi, which was delicious: marinate beef in soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and a little chopped apple and onion. Delicious =) Also posted on faceboook!

  41. Yallie October 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    i tweeted (:

  42. Yallie October 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    made champagetti from the package (haha) w a few added ingredients, and posted it to the flickr pool!

  43. Yallie October 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    oh i lied. i actually uploaded a pic of a simple sandwich haha

  44. Radhika October 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    Hi guys! I facebooked, and uploaded a picture of pasta primavera I made. It was super-good.

    I also uploaded a picture on my roommate, Grace’s behalf – she doesn’t like giving out her contact info but she made a *delicious* Thai-inspired coconut-vegetable chowder with herbed rice. She was hoping her picture could count as her entry even though she had me upload it. =)


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