I love the story of how this giveaway came about. Several weeks ago, in one of our Reese Witherspoon Walking Around round-ups, Reese was carrying a cookbook, and we all tried to figure out what it was. Well, it was THIS book!

One of you eagle-eyed readers IDed it, and then the book’s publicist emailed me to ask if we wanted to give it away, and obviously, I said yes, because I love a giveaway, and I know y’all love cookbooks (as do I). And it’s about time that we Americans start thinking about what we’re going to cook for Thanksgiving.

THE PRIZE: Let’s flip over Big Food Big Love: Down-Home Southern Cooking Full of Heart from Seattle’s Wandering Goose, and see what the back cover has to tell us:

When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny, magical café, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she infused a little Southern comfort into the heart of a city that’s skies are often gray. Her specialty is biscuits, slathered with butter and homemade jam, piled high with fried chicken and bread-and-butter pickles, or country ham and an over-easy egg. In Big Food Big Love, this “red-dirt girl” shares stories from her childhood in the South and 130 recipes that contain a satisfying mix of nostalgic and traditional Southern favorites. Served up with a side of Southern charm, this is genuinely good and unfussy food that’s meant to be eaten with family and friends.

THE TASK: As usual, I’m picking at random, but to keep it fun and informative, please tell us what your favorite side dish is.

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday.  FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the publisher. Open to residents of the United States only. Thank you!)