Giveaway: Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America

When I first heard that Sandra Gutierrez  was writing a new book, my first thought was the same as I had when I got her first book: It is going to be amazing. And guess what? Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America is as amazing and as comforting as it sounds. A beautiful book by an amazing author!

You will have a chance to enter to win the featured book and, as a bonus, will receive my new book, A Life of Spice, as well!

Sandra ALOS


About Sandra – “Sandra A. Gutierrez, who grew up in the United States and Guatemala, is a journalist, food writer, culinary instructor, and recipe developer. She lives in Cary, N.C., with her husband and their daughters.” reprinted from her website


In order to enter, here is what you need to do – (no purchase necessary) –

1. Follow me on FB and/or Twitter. If you are already following me – THANK YOU!

2. Follow Sandra. If you are already following them – YOU ROCK!

3. Help us spread the word about this giveaway – any way you choose – tell friends!

4. Leave a comment here and tell us why YOU should win!

I will be picking a winner on June 7th, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.


Rules –

1. US residents only. NO P.O.Box please

2. One winner will be selected at random. If you win and do not respond (within a week of) when I contact you, I will choose a different winner.

3. I will ship you both books by media mail.

4. No purchase needed to enter.


PLEASE NOTE – I have purchased these books myself. No publisher or publicist or author has paid for these copies.



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  1. Love to try new recipes

  2. I have a soft corner for Latin cuisine and I absolutely love Empanadas! I’ve made them a few times at home for parties and I find them to be a perfect appetizer for birthday parties! I am always on the look out for hand held party food recipes as I am busy ( throughout the year) planning Ian’s next birthday party! ????

    This year, my parents will be here for his birthday which will make that day extra special!

  3. so totally taken by these books..i would love to win

    1. You win! Please email me your address so that we can get the books to you. We apologize for this delay in notification.

  4. twicecharmedgourmet

    Empaadas are a favorite in my family. I used to make them for after school snacks for my daughters and her friends. It would be great to have more ideas.

  5. My pololo is Chilean and we had the great fortune of attending Sandra’s demo at Southern Seasons last night. I’d love to win these, so I can cook authentic Chilean foods at home (we LOVED her empanadas!) and use your book to open up our culinary window on food! We love experimenting with new spices, ingredients, and learning not only about different foods but different cultures as well.

  6. I follow you and Sandra on all social media. You both rock and I love you, guys! This is a great giveaway. Hoping to win! Thanks, Monica.

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