I’m sad that I didn’t hear about this earlier, because I would have been plugging it all month. But I wandered over to Pinch My Salt  today, and found a blog post suggesting that everyone immediately go download a new, free e-cookbook made by Barilla , called The Celebrity Italian Table !
Ok, you’re thinking, I already have more than enough cookbooks, do I need one more? And here are three reasons why, in fact, you do:
1. It’s an e-cookbook, so it won’t take up any space in your kitchen or on your bookshelf unless you print it.
2. It’s actually quite lovely, the pictures are great, and any collection of Italian recipes compiled by Mario Batali is bound to be pretty good (my favorite, so far, has to be the fettuccini with pumpkin and bread crumbs, which seems to be a variation on my favorite dish at Babbo)! And did I mention that it’s free?
3. Most importantly, for every person who downloads the book, Barilla will donate $1 to America’s Second Harvest , to invest either in their national fight against hunger, or to their local program for your area.
Barilla will keep donating until the end of March or until 100,000 cookbooks have been downloaded, so go get yours today! This is such a great campaign for everyone involved — I can’t think of a single reason why every one of you who reads this post shouldn’t go download the cookbook right now!