Proving that the .NET developer community loves good food almost as much as they love coding, ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, has released the second edition of its .NET Gurus Can Cook! Cookbook. The cookbook contains recipes from more than 70 authors from the Microsoft Visual Studio industry — including familiar names like Jason Zander, Scott Guthrie, Mary Jo Foley, John Papa, Michele Leroux Bustamante, among many others.

A sampling of the recipes (a few I want to try out) includes Julie Lerman’s Baked Haddock with Tomatoes and Mushrooms, Shawn Wildermuth’s Simple Mushroom Alfredo, and Nikita Polyakov’s Borsch — and there are 74 more recipes on ComponentOne’s cookbook Facebook page.

ComponentOne also is hosting a Facebook contest where the cookbook authors will compete head to head for the title of “Best Recipe.” You can cast your vote by visiting the .NET Gurus Can Cook contest page, where you can also download a PDF version of the cookbook or request to have a physical copy mailed to you within the continental US. To participate in the contest, simply “Like” your favorite recipe on ComponentOne’s Facebook page (you must be a fan of ComponentOne on Facebook).

The recipe with the most “Likes” wins. Voting ends on March 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST. By casting your vote, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT, 32GB. The winning recipe from the “.NET Gurus Can Cook!” cookbook will be prepared at the DevIntersection spring show April 8-11, 2013, by MGM’s Executive Chefs for sampling by all conference attendees.

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