Now that we're at the one-week countdown until Serious Eats: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Eating Delicious Food Wherever You Are hits bookstores (and e-bookstores!), the anticipation of our book being in stores in time for the holiday season has put us in such a good mood, we're feeling very generous.
We're going to reward anyone who pre-orders the book (or books, surely you have many people on your holiday shopping list who would be thrilled to get one of these puppies) by October 31 with not only a sweet royal blue Serious Eats reusable shopping bag from Baggu but also a bookplate, signed and pawtographed by our unofficial mascot Jamón (aka Hambone) and the entire SE team, to personalize your copy.
That's right, for the first time ever Jamón is going to place his John Hancock (or perhaps we should say his Rin Tin Tin) on the bookplate if requested.
Want a personal hello from Ed? Or a doodle from Robyn? Just let us know; we'll gladly take special requests. We can't guarantee much in the way of personalization from Jamón, though. He's still working on his letters: J-A-M-O-N ("Damn those M's," he keeps barking).
For anyone who loves food and/or Serious Eats, this is the perfect holiday gift. No need to buy an unnecessary rep tie or sure-to-be-returned sweater this holiday season. Give the gift that'll please any Serious Eater on your list.
Once You Order
Forward your valid pre-order confirmation (from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Indiebound, or anywhere else) to firstname.lastname@example.org*, with the subject line "Bookplate and Bag Request," and we'll send you an autographed bookplate to stick right inside. Just let us know what name to make it out to! You'll also get the SE-logoed reusable bag (which, at a recent staff meeting, we all admitted to using more than any other bag) and of course a copy of the book we are so excited about. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery of the bag and bookplate. Just in time for Christmas or Hannukah.
*Make sure your address forwards along with it. As always, your information will be kept confidential to Serious Eats.
Note: You can pre-order as many books as you'd like by October 31 at 11:59 PM EST and if you send us proof of purchase before then, you'll get one personalized book plate and one bag for each book purchase. Anyone who already ordered books and contacted us with their mailing info will still be sent their bookplates and bags.
Already ordered? Anyone who's already ordered the book, no matter how long ago, email us and get your Baggu, too. We're good people like that. Forward those confirmations please!