The cult of the Instant Pot can be traced back to Black Friday 2016, when the kitchen gadget went on sale for $70 (it's normally $100) on Amazon. Home cooks clamored to get it, and the obsession around the all-in-one tool has shown no signs of slowing down.
AJC food and beer writer Bob Townsend got some locals on the Atlanta food scene to share their Instant Pot recipes, including Melt-off-the-Bone Juicy Whole Chicken and a take on Bocca Lupo’s Garganelli Ragu.
Once you master those, you'll probably be in the market for more delicious dishes to whip up. Good thing we're giving away a copy of the "I Love My Instant Pot Recipe Book," which will be released April 1 and includes 175 easy recipes including trail mix oatmeal, Mongolian beef BBQ and spinach-feta risotto.
Want to win? Here’s how to get your chance:
- "Like" Atlanta Restaurant Scene Facebook page at facebook.com/AtlantaRestaurantScene
2. Locate the post titled “Love your Instant Pot?” on the page
3. Post your favorite Instant Pot recipe in the comments section of the post
The contest will close at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, after which a winner will be chosen at random and notified. The winner will a free book, which will need to be picked up from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution offices.
See the complete list of rules below:
AJC INSTANT POT MEDIA SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
- Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the AJC DINING SOCIAL MEDIA SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the state of Georgia who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Cox Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (“Sponsor"), and its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or to win. The term “family members" includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren and in-laws, regardless of where they live.
- How to Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and will end at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period"). Sponsor will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.
There are two ways to enter this Sweepstakes:
- You can enter the Sweepstakes on Facebook (i) visiting the Atlanta Restaurant Scene page, located at https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaRestaurantScene/?fref=ts, ii) liking the page, (iii) locating the post titled Instant Pot Cookbook Giveaway on the page which contains the call to enter, and (iv) posting your favorite dish to make in the Instant Pot in the comments of the post
Maximum of one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Maximum of one (1) winner per household during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
Limit: Only one (1) prize winner may be selected from the same household every sixty (60) days in connection with any contest sponsored or administered by Sponsor. For clarity, if you or a member of your household has won a prize from Sponsor within the last sixty (60) days, you will be ineligible to receive a prize in this Contest.
The use of multiple identities and/or accounts is prohibited, and any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries will void that participant's entries and may result in participant's disqualification. Incomplete, forged, altered, automated, mechanically-reproduced, lost, late, misdirected, garbled, or illegible entries, or entries that do not meet the size or formatting requirements specified above, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender, Sponsor, or Sponsor's Sweepstakes application service provider. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent, provided that such person satisfies all other Sweepstakes eligibility requirements. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.
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- Winner Selection and Odds: On or about Thursday, March 30, 2017 Sponsor will select one (1) Potential winner from Facebook in a random drawing from among all eligible posts received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
- Prize Description. One (1) winner will be randomly selected to receive the “I Love My Instant Pot Recipe Book” (ARV: $16.99). Ticket terms and conditions may apply. Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not replace, a lost, mutilated, or stolen ticket.
Total ARV of all prizes: $16.99.
Limit: One (1) Prize per person and per household.
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To claim their prize, Winner must personally visit the offices of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 223 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, between the hours of Monday-Friday, 7am - 5pm and must present a valid photo ID.
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- Sponsor. The AJC INSTANT POT MEDIA SWEEPSTAKES is sponsored by Cox Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of the winner and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials or announcements relating to the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners available after Thursday, March 30, 2017, or a copy of these Official Rules, visit the Official Rules Page or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules", AJC INSTANT POT MEDIA SWEEPSTAKES, 223 Perimeter Center Parkway - Marketing, Atlanta, GA 30346. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Sonia Edwards at 404-526-7249.