If you’ve been an Espresso and Cream reader for a while, then you may have noticed that giveaways have been a little sparse around here lately. I think the last giveaway I did was back during the beginning of October. I’ve been a little bit busy, sure, but the real reason I’ve been holding back on the giveaways is because I wanted to make December’s giveaway something really special.
When I turned 18 my mom gave me the best gift a food-loving high school senior could get, my first real knives. Although I’m sure there were a few people who thought it was a strange gift, I was overjoyed. I still remember going to Williams-Sonoma with my mom to pick out the perfect knives to start my collection. Of trying to be terribly ‘grown up’ and pretending I actually knew what in the world I was talking about. I’m still not entirely sure I know what I’m talking about sometimes, but I do know how much I love my Shun knives, even to this day.
So today, as we kick off the Christmas season of gift-giving, I wanted to give one of you a gift as a token of appreciation for being awesome, for reading Espresso and Cream, and for making being a part of this food community such a wonderful experience.
In order to do it up big, I’m giving away a Shun Classic 7 1/2″ Double Hollow-Ground Sumo Santoku knife (pictured above). To enter, leave a comment below between now and November 30th at 9 p.m. letting me know what you are thankful for this holiday season.

Madison

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14361135578792260003 Callie

    My husband to be on Dec 17!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00475271710781560512 Michelle

    I am thankful for my family!

  • Amber

    I'm thankful for my beautiful new son, Cameron. It's been a rough year and his smile brings so much joy to my life.

  • Natty McGlynn

    Around this time of year, when life gets hectic, I always slow down and realize how grateful I am to have my health, a large family full of love, and to be surrounded by friends. Most importantly, I'm so grateful to have met the love of my life, and wake up beside him every morning. Life is sweet!!!! xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086431077677223046 Natalie Clark

    Most of all I am thankful for my very understanding and loving husband! We've only been married a year and a half, but he is the love of my life and I could not ask for a better person to spend the rest of my life with!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03511279526773435685 Jenny Boom

    Bacon Jam. This stuff could make cardboard taste delicious! Oh and my family, friends, health and tastebuds, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16850063658074148923 Robin

    I am thankful for my family, my wonderful boyfriend, our two dogs, and having heat in the house for winter. :)

  • http://www.thisheartofmineblog.com amy c

    I am thankful for so much. My family, friends, health and the abundance we enjoy in our lives. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog!

  • Ashley

    My family, boyfriend and friends:)

  • http://foodiddy.com Kathleen

    I am thankful to be healthy and surrounded by the love of my husband and family. I feel so blessed.

  • kim t

    I am very thankful for my hfealth and enjoy each day! I am very thankful for family and friends.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00334347021185557404 Sonnet

    I'm thankful for my heath and being able to go back to school in 2012 for something I'm really passionate about! Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kelsie

    I got knives as a Christmas present when I was a senior, too! I am thankful for the privilege to have a job and a sense of security in today's scary economy. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing gift!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06147850568723567855 Heather

    I'm thankful for Jesus, who was humbly born in a manger and came to save the world!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00944922915217827536 stlchef86

    I am thankful for being able to wake up everyday and seeing my family and using my beautiful shuns to provide for my family

  • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/4ecfe180-1c3f-11e1-8594-000bcdcb5194 Michelle

    It's been a crazy 2011 losing two of my sons in Jan and Aug. . But it brought back my 2nd oldest from his service in Iraq and my 3rd and 5th son are home with me. I'm so thankful we will spend Christmas together and I can once again cook a beautiful holiday meal for my boys and always remember our loved ones we lost in our hearts always

  • Chris D'Annunzio

    I am thankful for being able to cook / bake with my grandmother one more Christmas.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18292432190140939819 Malik

    I'm thankful to have a job, a family, and that I get to use my favorite Shun everyday.