Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Camemberu 5th Anniversary Cookbook and Champagne Giveaway!

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It's my blog's fifth anniversary and I am giving out cookbooks and champagne!
Camemberu turns five today! To celebrate the blog's fifth anniversary, I am giving out Tony Khoo's "To Be A Chef" cookbook (two copies) and a bottle of Legras & Haas champagne!

UPDATE: The winners have been picked! I will be in touch for prize collection.
  • Congratulations to Hovkonditorn and TravelingFoodies for winning Tony Khoo's cookbook!
  • Congratulations also to Byron Shoh for winning the Legras & Haas champagne!


Yeah, it's been half a decade - five full years of documenting deliciousness. Along the way, I have learned so much, and learned that I have much more to learn! I'm grateful for all the wonderful people I have met, the friends I've made, and the experiences not otherwise possible.

This almost obsessive passion of mine does mean I have been sitting down in front of my Mac for way too many hours - writing and editing photos. It's just too easy to choose gazing at food photos over getting up to exercise. I recently restarted my yoga and realised I am more unfit than when I first started doing it years ago. My little Jolie will promptly put me to shame by easily taking up the positions I am struggling to do.

Ironically, I have lost 10kg in the past five years, not deliberately but through other circumstances. Now if I can just lose another 5kg, that would be awesome. It never works when you deliberately try, though, in my experience. Well, I'll just focus on getting fit.

Anyway, back to the giveaway prizes!

Happy birthday to the blog!
Tony Khoo has a very interesting life story, which I profiled on Makanation. He is the Executive Chef of Marina Mandarin Hotel with over 35 years experience. His cookbook is out now, available at ToTT (896 Dunearn Road). It's a beautiful volume, and the recipes are bound to inspire budding cooks and fellow chefs.


Jolie and Nadine with my giveaways
What better way to celebrate than with bubbly, right? The Legras & Haas champagne was kindly given by Lollapalooza (they specialise in bringing in wines and champagnes from unique producers that they personally visit and get to know) - I have a post on pairing champagne with Chinese food coming up soon.

I am popping a bottle myself for my own birthday later tonight!


Tony Khoo's cookbook and Legras & Haas champagne
How to win the cookbooks and champagne? Just leave me a comment on the blog for the cookbook, and leave me a comment on my Facebook fanpage for the champagne. Of course, you can go for both, if you like! I will pick winners randomly, so everyone has a fair chance.

You have until noon of 8th May, 2012. Happy commenting and thanks for reading my blog, some for all these years too!

42 comments:

  1. Wow 5 years! Keep writing and sharing! I would love a copy of the cookbook =)

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  2. happy happy birthday and i really enjoy reading your blog!

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  3. Happy Birthday to You
    and
    Congratz on Camemberu's 5th birthday on blogging~~~
    =D

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  4. Have you tried any of the recipes in the cookbook?

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  5. wow 5 years! that is amazing!

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  6. Congratulations! I visit you every day :)

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  7. Happy 5th Anniversary, Camemberu! Always loving your reviews :)

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  8. 5 amazing years and here's wishing you many more to come.....:)

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  9. Happy Birthday :) The pictures are always so well taken.

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  10. congrats and wish more to come by

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  11. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!
    Glad that it has been a wonderful and fulfilling journey for you.
    Keep blogging! And share some of your home cooking more? :)

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  12. Looking forward to many more years of food stories :)

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  13. Congratz! Many many more years to come.

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  14. Not keen in the goodies, but 5 years has been a long way. Happy anniversary and birthday :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing all the interesting eats. They are good read. Congrats on turning 5! May there be many more.

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  16. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Keep writing (and giving freebies/promotions :D)

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  17. Happy Birthday and congrats on your 5 years of great blogging!

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  18. Happy Birthday Catherine!

    More yummy years ahead!

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  19. The inspiration for me to blog too! Congrats! Awesome blog you have!

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  20. Congrats! I read your blog everyday! Would love to owe a copy of the cookbook :p

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  21. Can't believe i've been reading and following this blog everyday for 5 years already! Happy birthday blog! heeehee!

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  22. Congrats! Look forward to many more "5 years"! :)

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  23. Congrats on 5 years of blogging!

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  24. Your blog is my source of de-stress every other day. Congrats on a job well done!

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  25. Your blog is my source of de-stress every other day. Congrats on a job well done!

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  26. Hello, I feel awkward about this - but it's in the name of friendship so I'm pushing forward!

    I've made a birthday blog for a friend of mine - and I'm asking around to see if people wouldn't mind stopping by to make it a success. Here's the link if you are so inclined:

    http://bestexoticmarigoldhotel.blogspot.in

    However, if you would rather not, I perfectly understand! Please pardon the crassness of this request.

    Thank you and happy blogging! :)

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  27. Happy (yummy) 5 years of blogging! Love your photos and writing!

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  28. Congrats on turning 5. hope to see more good food posts in the next 5 :)

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  29. Happy no 5! love your blogs esp on Jap food, keep it going :)

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  30. A swell 5 years and keep up the delicious blogging!

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  31. your blog always makes for a good read. happy 5th year of blogging! :)

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  32. Happy birthday Catherine. :)

    And a job well done for raising such lovely girls. you most certainly deserve to open that bottle of Champagne!

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  33. Happy 5th anniversary! Looking to more exciting eats and blog posts!(:

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  34. Happy 5! I'm addicted to good food and a good blog like yours!

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  35. CONGRATS on both the anniversary and your birthday! :)

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  36. Happy 5th anniversary and here's to many more good years of delicious pictures and tantalising write ups! Your pictures are always a treat for the eyes! And that cook book sounds lovely too :)
    Cheers!
    C

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  37. Great giveaway! Congrats!

    mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

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  38. Happy Birthday, Camemberu! Congrats on your 5th anniversary. I want champagne! Mohehe.

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