Giveaway: Win Cookbook and $10 Paypal – Conversational Cooking (US, Ends 8/15)

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Have you ever heard of a raclette?

A raclette is a device for tabletop cooking.


Why would you want to cook on your table, you ask?  To bring people together around food and conversation!  That is the mission of Anne Lawrence and her company, “Conversational Cooking”.

In  Anne’s own words, “That is when the magic began.  The kids set down their iPods and gathered around the table and actually began cooking with me.  Cooking on raclettes is so simple and easy that it makes cooking fun and accessible for nearly anyone and nearly any age.  It was then that I realized that we weren’t just having dinner, we were having a conversation and we were having fun together! “

I was intrigued!  When Anne offered to send me a set of raclettes and her cookbook for review, I agreed immediately.  But why not fondue, I thought?  I love fondue, but haven’t had it since my daughter was born.  I realized that fondue is limited and not the healthiest choice for feeding kids.  With a raclette, the options for variety are unlimited.  And until you are ready to venture off on your own, there are 22 recipes in the “Conversational Cooking Cookbook”.

From pancakes to shrimp scampi, there are an endless variety of food to try cooking on a raclette.  When I wanted to try it with my daughter, I thought I’d start with something simple.  I had pancake mix – we were ready to try it.  The raclettes are surprisingly easy to use, the heat source is just a candle. My daughter said, “That’s a candle!  That’s going to cook pancakes?”   But with the candle, you can really do some cooking!  Because each family member has their own, everyone is involved and invested.  It is super fun!

Step One:  Light Candles

Light Candles

Step Two:  Drop Batter

Drop Batter

Step Three:  Flip


Step Four:  Fun


Step Five:  Enjoy!


When you are ready to venture beyond simple pancakes like we made, the Conversational Cooking Cookbook features 22 family-approved recipes, designed especially for the raclette.


“The writing of this book (Conversational Cooking Cookbook) has been a labor of love with the hope of sharing some of the joy that my family has found together around the raclette.  It will guide people through a cooking experience that will likely be completely unique to them and to their families.
And my hope is that it will be an experience that they will treasure and that will become a part of special meal times. What I’ve discovered is this; cooking can be a conversation. When you’re cooking together, you’re not just feeding the people you love, you’re bringing them together.”

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  1. 1
    Linda Kish says:

    potatoes, broccoli, asparagus and cheese with ham

  2. 2
    alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i would make those pancake looking things

  3. 3

    I can’t find any mention on the website of the recipes included in the book. I would love to make some fried turkey deli meat with swiss cheese, though.

  4. 4

    the chocolate covered kiwi

  5. 5
    Franstuff says:

    I would SO make those chocolate covered Kiwi’s. They sound fabulous, and I never would have thought of it!

  6. 6

    No recipes on the site, but I’d make the any of the desserts.
    Debra Elliott recently posted..Fresh Strawberry Refrigerator Pie #strawberries #fresh #recipe #summer

  7. 7

    I’d like to make the Shrimp and Grits w/asparagus

  8. 8

    I would like to try the little hamburger sliders.

  9. 9
    steve weber says:

    those hamburger sliders.

  10. 10
    stephanie says:

    I think the kids would love doing the pancakes! Making some easy garlic bread would be great too!

  11. 11
    Debra Hall says:

    all the deserts looks great

  12. 12

    Yum – I would totally make the Chocolate Covered Kiwi!!

  13. 13

    I’d make that cookie with the raspberries.

  14. 14

    The pancakes on the website look good so I would make them.

  15. 15

    The chocolate dipped kiwi and the crackers in the bottom right corner with what looks like cranberry look really good…as does whatever is in the bottom left corner!

  16. 16

    i’d make some fajitas on them

    rafflecopter: daniel

  17. 17

    I would love to make the hamburger sliders, thanks!

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