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To celebrate the advent of a new Riverside Audiobook - narrated by your humble co-author - we like to throw a little contest, to give you a chance to win a FREE download of our latest from Neil Gaiman Presents: The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman.

Last time, it was Book Covers – this time, it’s CUISINE!
FOTK final NGP cover
We invite you to create a
for food described in any of the "Riverside" books . .  or food that you think one of our characters would enjoy--or a MENU for a meal they might eat . . . . You can even name a new dish for a character (What would Cherries Tremontaine taste like? what’s in a Riverside Fool?) . . .   And, of course, we welcome all recipes for how to make a really decent cup of chocolate.

1) Post your recipe (or menu) somewhere online on one of your own social media sites (LJ, Tumblr, FaceBook, blog, whatever--but your site, not mine!) where all your friends can see it, explaining what it's for (by LINKING either back to this post, or to the audiobook itself).  Entries without links to what we're supporting here will be judged severely.

2) Post a link to that in the Commments on this page, below.
(If you don't know how to link to a FaceBook entry - and many don't - just tell us it's on your Facebook page, with either a link to the page, or your actual FB name.)

The most delectable 10 entries will each get a FREE DOWNLOAD of the new audiobook!

And don’t worry – if you’ve already pre-ordered your copy, you’ll be able to give your winning Download to a friend.
The winning recipes may also appear (with permission) on the CUISINE section of my new website (currently a WIP, but coming soon in all its glory!).

Contest extended to MIDNIGHT on FRIDAY, August 23rd
-- in time for us to judge them, & to send out the Secret Audiobook Prize Code in time for you to for
THE FALL OF THE KINGS AUDIOBOOK Release Day: Tuesday, August 27!


Nightwing Whitehead
Aug. 20th, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
Presenting *two* recipes
Inverted Hot Chocolate

Whip until Stiff:
1 cup heavy cream
3 TB Cocoa
2-4 TB white sugar
Dash of Vanilla

Put a dollop of the whipped mixture into a cup and cover with warm milk. The range for the sugar is to accommodate individual sweetness levels. It is even better with a dusting of chocolate shavings (semisweet, bitter, dark, your favorite)


Aztec Hot Chocolate

1 2/3 cup Milk
1/2 whole Vanilla Bean
1 whole Red Chili Pepper
1 whole Cinnamon Stick
1 1/2 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate

Prepare the Chili Pepper by splitting it and removing the seeds.
Split the Vanilla Bean, to unlock the oils.
Simmer milk in a saucepan and add Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon Stick, and Chili Pepper.
Heat for about a minute.
Add Chocolate., stirring briskly until Chocolate melts.
Remove from heat. As drink cools, it will continue to absorb flovors from the spices.

Strain into mugs to serve.
Aug. 20th, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Presenting *two* recipes
Fabulous, Nightwing! Thanks for the Facebook link.

To finish entering the contest, your original post should make clear that the recipes are for the contest/audiobook, either by linking to this post, or to the Audiobook itself:

Apologies for not making that more clear - I wrote this post late last night, and was a little muzzy myself . . . Fixed, now, I hope!

Just add it as a COMMENT to your original FB post, and we're golden. Thanks again - now I want to try both these recipes!

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