Cookbook giveaway - Joy of Kosher

Joy of KosherJamie Geller has created an entire media microcosm around cooking fast and delicious Kosher food. She's authored the Quick & Kosher Cookbook series (including Quick & Kosher: Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing)  and is co- founder of the Kosher Media Network, which recently launched the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine and companion website, a social network for foodies. The New York Times has called her "the Rachael Ray of Jewish Cooking.

To give you a taste of Jamie's cooking, we're delighted to offer 10 free copies of her just published cookbook, the Joy of Kosher: Fast, fresh, family recipes. There are more than 200 recipes, with  versions suitable for entertaining and the second for family members.

Here are 6 of Jamie's favorite recipes from the book:

  • Crystal Clear Chicken Soup with Julienned Vegetables and Angel Hair (Dress It Down: Chicken Noodle Alphabet Soup)
  • Garlic Honey Brisket (Dress It Down: Honey Brisket Pita Pockets)
  • Miso-Glazed Salmon (Dress It Up: Avocado-Stuffed Miso-Glazed Salmon)
  • Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese (Dress It Down: Mac 'n' Cheese Muffin Cups)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cake (Dress It Up: Red Wine Chocolate Cherry Heart Cake)
  • And talk about challah!  (Ten Variations)

To win one of the cookbooks, just post a comment below answering the question:

Which of these 6 recipes sound especially tempting, and why?

Additional rules are:

  • Please make certain you have signed in to the EYB website (you don't have to be a paid member). This ensures that we have your email address and can get in contact with you. 
  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on November 17, 2013.

This contest is now closed.  The 10 winners, selected by random number generator, are annieski, pgarcia, jaxmiller, krobbins426, Gunnygoo, chawkins, Md309, Softa, vinochic and sailor.


  • sisterspat  on  10/20/2013 at 1:57 PM

    The challah, I have always wanted to try my hand at making. This just may give me the inspiration to do it.

  • amc  on  10/20/2013 at 3:10 PM

    Brisket. I'm always looking for a recipe better than my mother-in-law's, even though hers is the best. (As was she.) Not out of disloyality, but to see if it is possible. I also like the idea of brisket pita sandwiches, combining the Ashkenazic brisket with Sephardic pita.

  • BittyCornwell  on  10/20/2013 at 6:53 PM

    I'm interested in the Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe. I love chocolate, and I want to try the dress it up option.

  • sailor  on  10/21/2013 at 12:22 AM

    I'd love to try the Butternut Squash Mac ' n' cheese. It's great to find ways to put vegies in a recipe that children always love and the Mac 'n' Cheese Muffin Cups sounds really interesting too. All of the recipes sound great.

  • Queezle_Sister  on  10/21/2013 at 7:54 AM

    Miso-glazed salmon sounds pretty awesome to me. Miso has emerged as the best way to excite my teenage kid's palate (though bacon does a pretty good job too).

  • sir_ken_g  on  10/21/2013 at 4:05 PM

    Miso-Glazed Salmon..... Always looking for new ways to use salmon - and Japanese at that.

  • MiChal Hall  on  10/21/2013 at 4:46 PM

    Garlic honey brisket....because I'm a Texan

  • rlmiller  on  10/21/2013 at 9:21 PM

    I'm all in for the clear chicken soup with julienned vegetables. Sometimes a well executed simple recipe is far more satisfying than something new and trendy.

  • FuzzyChef  on  10/21/2013 at 10:07 PM

    To me? Really only the challah. But I'm entering the contest for my Jewish relatives.

  • Elena Rose  on  10/21/2013 at 11:39 PM

    Brisket, because I always like a new way to make it!

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  10/22/2013 at 9:18 AM

    Chocolate cherry cake. Chocolate = good, cherries = good. Also my fiance claims to make the best chocolate cake ever. A challenge!!

  • chawkins  on  10/22/2013 at 7:38 PM

    Who can resist a gooey chocolate cake with cherries?

  • kne  on  10/22/2013 at 8:23 PM

    They all sound great, but I would love the mac & cheese. The butternut squash would be an excuse to tell myself it's healthy.

  • Yarnia  on  10/22/2013 at 11:31 PM

    Brisket. The flavor combo sounds interesting.

  • JaneC  on  10/23/2013 at 10:01 AM

    They all sound good, but I'd probably make the chicken soup first. I love my traditional chicken noodle soup, but an option that includes vegetables (other than carrots and celery) would be welcome.

  • maisie_grn  on  10/23/2013 at 11:52 AM

    I love challah. Tempt me with 10 types of it and I may just convert to the anti-paleo diet.

  • tcjanes  on  10/23/2013 at 2:25 PM

    Have to go with the brisket recipe. Can anything compete with beef brisket...? Don't think so.

  • Aggie92  on  10/23/2013 at 9:31 PM

    Definitely the challah. I love to make challah and am always looking for the perfect recipe. Ten variations would keep me busy for quite a while.

  • Diabolical_DrZ  on  10/23/2013 at 11:53 PM

    Challah, can never really get what I want in store or bakery bought, might just try to learn to bake my own. I wouldn't say this about most other kinds of bread.

  • trudys_person  on  10/25/2013 at 6:01 PM

    Definitely the Butternut Squash Mac ' n' Cheese - one of my favourite dishes, souped up! Squash, cheese and pasta - how could you go wrong?

  • pgarcia  on  10/26/2013 at 5:37 PM

    The miso-glazed salmon - I love anything with miso!

  • jaelsne  on  10/26/2013 at 5:59 PM

    Brisket. May make it along with a turkey for Thanksgivingkkah!

  • RuthGo  on  10/27/2013 at 11:27 AM

    The challah. I think if I could make my own, the feeling of accomplishment would be HUGE. Baking always seems miraculous.

  • boardingace  on  10/27/2013 at 10:13 PM

    Challah bread :)

  • pokarekare  on  10/28/2013 at 1:38 AM

    Chicken soup - a perfect chicken stock lifts this soup to the heavens!

  • lmalter  on  10/30/2013 at 6:36 PM

    Garlic honey brisket--- who doesn't like brisket and the flavor profile sounds unique.

  • infotrop  on  10/30/2013 at 6:50 PM

    Garlic honey brisket for me too. Can't believe it would top my grandmother's recipe, but would love to serve it to my Dad.

  • sarahcooks  on  10/30/2013 at 7:17 PM

    Definitely the brisket - we're getting into the time of year I have slow braised meats on my mind.

  • LeePicard  on  10/30/2013 at 7:25 PM

    Ten variations of Challah! I'd like to try them all. Can they rival Julia Child's completely non-traditional version (uses milk and butter!)? Julia's is one of my favorites although I make it infrequently and I would love to find some fun "make all the time" parve challah recipes.

  • ae.bell  on  10/30/2013 at 8:08 PM

    Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese because I'm feeling indulgent

  • Softa  on  10/30/2013 at 8:35 PM

    Garlic-Honey Brisket...and definitely the challah!!!!!

  • jonahgail  on  10/30/2013 at 9:17 PM

    Ten variations on challah!

  • RonaSLP  on  10/30/2013 at 9:36 PM

    The brisket...because every Jewish mother needs a signature brisket recipe, and I don't have one yet! :-)

  • rottman  on  10/30/2013 at 9:46 PM

    Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese. Always looking for ways to make comfort food healthier for my kids and grandkids.

  • jane nmi  on  10/30/2013 at 9:53 PM

    Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cake.. Two things that I just love by themselves and even better together.

  • Linda Lloyd  on  10/30/2013 at 10:30 PM

    Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cake (Dress It Up: Red Wine Chocolate Cherry Heart Cake) This sounds just SO yum, and the sound of it gets the old taste buds going. I'd love to make it for a family members birthday as it'd be a BIG change from the normal Chocky Cake that they all ask for .

  • jaxmiller  on  10/31/2013 at 12:43 AM

    Miso-glazed Salmon - I love anything and everything with Salmon, and Miso is a new addition to my cupboard - the combination sounds divine!

  • SLane  on  10/31/2013 at 3:15 AM

    •Crystal Clear Chicken Soup with Julienned Vegetables and Angel Hair sounds just lovely and healthy

  • JHEverett  on  10/31/2013 at 7:40 AM

    Chicken Soup, largely because the description makes is sound magical.

  • lynnpaik  on  10/31/2013 at 8:02 AM

    Sounds like perfect comfort food - creamy, sweet squash with mac and cheese.

  • Md309  on  10/31/2013 at 8:19 AM

    Challah! I'm still on a search for the perfect one.... maybe one of the 10 will be a my winner.

  • Rudy1215  on  10/31/2013 at 8:54 AM

    Challah. By itself it's heaven but what I do with day old challah! Oh my! Bread puddings and French toast

  • Gunnygoo  on  10/31/2013 at 9:16 AM

    Garlic Honey Brined Brisket. I can almost taste the carmellized honey crust. Would be divine with a nice Challah.

  • Joanne Smith  on  10/31/2013 at 9:25 AM

    chocolate cherry cake - pretending chocolate with fruit makes it almost healthy

  • jd5761  on  10/31/2013 at 9:28 AM

    Garlic Honey Brisket, garlic and honey are two of my favourites and I wonder how they would work together

  • kimk  on  10/31/2013 at 11:45 AM

    Gooey chocolate cherry cake. Just the title makes me salivate!

  • Linda  on  11/1/2013 at 1:05 PM

    honey garlic brisket because I'm hungry for some now.

  • annieski  on  11/3/2013 at 6:19 AM

    yum, to butternut squash macs & cheese!

  • Rosesrpink50  on  11/3/2013 at 9:50 PM

    Crystal Clear Chicken Soup with Julienned Vegetables and Angel Hair sounds devine and I always turn to chicken soup as a medicinal cure.

  • krobbins426  on  11/4/2013 at 3:38 PM

    Challah. I'm curious about 10 variations.

  • molly  on  11/4/2013 at 7:12 PM

    And talk about challah! (Ten Variations) sounds great because I really need to perfect my challah!

  • GillB  on  11/4/2013 at 11:48 PM

    Miso-glazed salmon. Quick and easy dinner when late home from work.

  • vinochic  on  11/5/2013 at 12:41 PM

    Butternut squash mac and cheese. Its fall, so right now its all about squash!!

  • RobinCR  on  11/5/2013 at 2:39 PM

    Got to be the Crystal Clear Chicken Soup. With winter fast approaching, nothing is better for a cozy supper in front of the fire place.

  • hillsboroks  on  11/5/2013 at 5:31 PM

    I have to vote for the salmon with miso. We love both salmon and miso and the combination sounds devine. I especially like the dress it up/dress it down options for the recipes. Salmon, miso and avocado would also be a great combination.

  • kimtrev  on  11/6/2013 at 4:37 PM

    10 variations on challah? sign me up!

  • DelishDi  on  11/13/2013 at 3:24 PM

    Challah. I've never tried making it but I love eating it. So, 10 variations sounds intriguing to me.

  • Zosia  on  11/13/2013 at 10:21 PM

    Brisket. I've only made it once using a very basic recipe. Although it was delicious, I'm ready for more exciting versions.

  • Jane  on  11/18/2013 at 8:35 PM

    This contest is now closed. The 10 winners, selected by random number generator, are annieski, pgarcia, jaxmiller, krobbins426, Gunnygoo, chawkins, Md309, Softa, vinochic and sailor.

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