Cookbook giveaway - Lantern Cookery Classics Box Set, Volume One

Lantern Cookery Set


Our newest cookbook giveaway is just for our Australian and New Zealand members. We're offering the Lantern Cookery Classics Box Set, Volume One, which includes individual books containing classic recipes  by six celebrated Australian chefs:   Stephanie Alexander, Matt Moran, Gary Mehigan Kylie Kwong George Calombaris,  and Maggie Beer.




To win one of the cookbook sets, just post a comment below answering the question:  What's your favorite holiday classic?

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 December 20, 2013.

This contest is now closed.  The lucky winner, selected by random number generator, is MissQuin.


  • boardingace  on  11/22/2013 at 2:41 PM

    Do I have to pick just one? I love the ham, stuffing, and pumpkin pie most :)

  • Roblyn  on  11/22/2013 at 2:50 PM

    No Christmas is complete without my Mother-in-laws mince tarts.

  • GillB  on  11/22/2013 at 2:52 PM

    Can't go past reading the children's classics with the kids at the beach - Make Way for the Ducklings, The Little Engine the Could, Hairy Maclary and eating ice-cream in a cone!

  • lilham  on  11/22/2013 at 3:10 PM

    Do I have to live in oz or nz to enter? I am a kiwi in the uk and would love to win this. My favourite christmas food is a pavlova.

  • Margaretsmall  on  11/22/2013 at 4:00 PM

    My father-in-law's Christmas pudding, which alas we won't have again as he died this year at the grand age of 95. Great cooking it wasn't, but then again he only started to cook when his wife of 60 years died. He got a buzz out of producing it each year and we did too when we ate it, hot with ice cream, made with love.

  • KarinaFrancis  on  11/22/2013 at 5:25 PM

    Mangos and cherries always scream Christmas to me

  • Frizzle  on  11/22/2013 at 5:29 PM

    A prawn on the bbq!

  • toddschut  on  11/22/2013 at 6:55 PM

    Sausage and apple stuffing

  • Krisage  on  11/22/2013 at 9:31 PM

    Green bean casserole! From the back of the fried onion can or from scratch, we love it!

  • fi.dewhurst  on  11/22/2013 at 10:26 PM

    I love the classic tradition of my Nan's Christmas pudding - a stir from each family member adding sixpences and making a wish; tightly tying the oozy mixture in calico with string to hang; waking early to boil the bundle on an old tin plate; anxiously unwrapping the steaming pudding; generously adding more brandy which burns blue as we gather round Nan's camera (which uses film!); the lottery of digging out the coins from amongst the fruit and brandy custard to claim our 10 cent rewards! It's our family's Christmas classic!

  • ritchiegal  on  11/22/2013 at 10:52 PM

    My Great Aunt's famous coffee Christmas morning is complete without it!

  • Melanie  on  11/22/2013 at 11:30 PM

    My favourite would have to be gingerbread cookies. I love decorating them to give to friends and family but my all time favourite recipe is definitely the soft glazed gingerbread from Tartine (my boyfriend has already asked when I will start making the first batch for the year!).

  • MissQuin  on  11/23/2013 at 3:18 AM

    Boxing day breakfast - For some reason Grandpa decided it was ok to eat left over plum pudding for breakfast as long as was on a piece of heavily buttered toast.

  • Annsr  on  11/23/2013 at 8:04 AM

    Crabs caught out in front of the shack.

  • RuthGo  on  11/23/2013 at 10:25 AM

    Brisket (usually the Joan Nathan classic) for the Jewish New Year. Yum.

  • sadietcl  on  11/23/2013 at 12:31 PM

    Christmas mince tarts- they come but once a year! I like the citrus peel mincemeat, melt in your mouth pastry, rich, comforting yumminess that a warmed through Christmas mince pie can provide. Especially with a nice cup of strong tea or coffee, Makes me feel all Christmassy inside.

  • eljay65  on  11/23/2013 at 2:29 PM

    BBQ Christmas dinner and Pavlova of course dripping with fresh summer berries and huge dollops of cream, and boxing day breakfast, TRIFLE! even better the next day - especially if it's Al Brown's white choc version, or even if it's Nana's "with" or "without" ... bring it on!!

  • patsylu  on  11/23/2013 at 10:21 PM

    I like traditional steamed christmas pudding with hard sauce.

  • donascott  on  11/24/2013 at 1:06 AM

    My mother's fudge appeared only at Christmas...I only wish I had asked her for the recipe. It was to for!

  • jp010038  on  11/24/2013 at 10:03 AM

    Grandma's sausage and cranberry stuffing . . . now made in my kitchen! Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • volition  on  11/24/2013 at 1:12 PM

    The best part about Christmas Day classic food is eating too much. Seafood to get you started. Oysters and prawns, every roast meat ,lamb, beef, pork, turkey and maybe chicken. With a beautiful gravy. But wait there is more food. Bring on the pav, Xmas pud with brandy cream or butter pour on some custard. How do I eat it all. We manage. Plus the drinks. It's the 1 day of the year we eat only that meal. I forgot I had some glazed ham too. And we eat the leftovers for the whole week as well. I love Xmas!

  • matthewjamesduffy  on  11/24/2013 at 8:04 PM

    Bouche de Noel! I love making the Tartine book recipe!

  • sailor  on  11/24/2013 at 11:53 PM

    We always have Nigella's Spiced and Super Juicy Roast Turkey which we barbeque with hickory smoke in our never fail Green Egg barbeque. We brine it two days ahead. It certainly lives up to it's name and always comes out beautifully moist and tender. We take the skin off the Christmas ham and use it to cover the breast of the turkey which stops the breast from drying out too much -- a neat little trick. We usually have Paul Prudhomme's Andouille and cornbread stuffing-- delicious. Ho ho ho --- can't wait.

  • Queezle_Sister  on  11/25/2013 at 8:50 AM

    Chili egg puff is the classic breakfast/brunch meal in our house. The recipe comes from my MIL, and now my own siblings all serve it in their own homes.

  • apattin  on  11/25/2013 at 9:56 AM

    Quince tart or anything with quinces

  • decklededges  on  11/25/2013 at 11:19 AM

    We make a buche de noel every year!

  • Maura  on  11/25/2013 at 1:56 PM

    My grandmothers plum cake, I dream about making it!!

  • tcjanes  on  11/25/2013 at 10:38 PM

    Plum pudding and hard sauce.

  • Nic_Cooks  on  11/26/2013 at 1:27 AM

    I'm not sure if we're talking holiday classic books or dishes, but I like to do both: read my latest cookbook (like a novel) whilst cooking my favourite dish. I'm partial to coca cola ham for boxing day :)

  • Zoe  on  11/26/2013 at 6:08 PM

    My best holiday classic is a new one - making bahn xeo with leftover Christmas day prawns and ham. A beautiful light rice flour pancake stuffed with crisp veg and pungent sauce is the only way to follow traditional Christmas foods in 35 degree heat! Here's a pic from the first time we made it - Three years running is classic, right?

  • Chopsfortea  on  11/26/2013 at 6:29 PM

    A roast and christmas pudding. Due to the climate it's ridiculous and every year we say we'll do something light and fresh instead — but we just can't help ourselves. It's the routine of it where we all have our own little tasks performing the roles our parents before us did, and then we come together and re-enact the same christmas lunch we've been performing for generations. Love it.

  • Dcotter  on  11/26/2013 at 6:30 PM

    My grandmother's cinnamon buns for Christmas morning. They rise overnight and are baked in the iron skillet that the gooey topping is made in.

  • jill.muench  on  11/26/2013 at 6:31 PM

    Proper Roast Turkey and Bavarian Rum Flan.

  • reneeg  on  11/26/2013 at 6:53 PM

    My favourite holiday classic is traditional christmas pudding with coins (wrapped in foil) inside. To see the look of delight on the children's faces when they find a coin makes my heart sing.

  • elizam  on  11/26/2013 at 6:54 PM

    AWW Birthday Cake cookbook - not strictly a holiday classic, but we should all get a holiday on our birthdays. And a swimming pool cake.

  • bracco  on  11/26/2013 at 6:57 PM

    Do we have to pick just one? It's a toss-up between mince tarts (in almond pastry) with lashings of brandy butter, or warmed panettone with silky mascarpone custard on the side. Too hard to decide!

  • chowfamily  on  11/26/2013 at 7:20 PM

    Scalloped oysters!

  • justme  on  11/26/2013 at 7:46 PM

    Oh the mouthwatering rhubarb crumble is definitely a much loved family favourite of ours! An awesome summer sweet treat :)

  • margleedham  on  11/26/2013 at 8:06 PM

    For a hot Australian Christmas, nothing beats a fresh prawn, mango and avocado salad.

  • Bridie  on  11/26/2013 at 8:09 PM

    an early swim at the beach followed by leftover trifle for boxing day breakfast

  • Beckiemas  on  11/26/2013 at 8:14 PM

    Always the bowls of nuts in their shells. Brazils, walnuts... Along with fresh, summer fruit. Delicious!

  • alaws  on  11/26/2013 at 8:59 PM

    Pavlova, ambrosia, Central Otago stonefruit grilled on the BBQ with a dash of sugar and vanilla bean ice-cream ♥♥♥

  • Sithens  on  11/26/2013 at 9:08 PM

    Pumpkin Pie

  • JustineHogan  on  11/26/2013 at 9:38 PM

    Lollie cake (instead of Christmas cake) for the children.

  • shaedurls  on  11/26/2013 at 10:16 PM

    Stuffed turkey with Yorkshire puddings

  • Sannalee  on  11/26/2013 at 11:42 PM

    Stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon and then basted with cream throughout the cooking time. You will never have a better turkey I promise.

  • Gillian  on  11/26/2013 at 11:55 PM

    When my sons were growing up it was always summer pudding, brimming with fresh Oz black, red and white currants and raspberries, red and yellow, laced with Cointreau and lashed with cream with the odd dollop of brandy butter (as a tribute to those snowed in at Christmas). This was quickly replaced by gravlax ocean trout (Australian of course and salmon if ocean trout unavailable) once I learned how easy it is to make this heavenly sensory pleasure. Now I serve it with freshly grated Australian-grown wasabi, Oz capers, King Island creme fraiche and homemade sourdough ... what's not to love about the simplicity and sensuousness of what has now become THE family favourite right out to grandchildren and our amazing extended family.

  • JenPDX  on  11/27/2013 at 10:40 AM

    Pumpkin pie.

  • DebsHB  on  11/27/2013 at 11:02 AM

    In my previous life in the Northern Hemisphere it was Stollen. Now, living in NZ, it is Limoncello (made with lemons from our own orchard).

  • Judereid  on  11/27/2013 at 2:32 PM

    Chocolate Christmas pudding is what we look forward to at our family Christmas dinner :)

  • Hilaryvu  on  11/27/2013 at 2:57 PM

    Julie le Clerc's Sticky buns which I make for our family Christmas brunch, every year!

  • DBChef  on  11/27/2013 at 5:37 PM

    Home made tarragon mayo. to accompany the fresh seafood starter! With "I'll Be Home for Christmas" playing in the background.

  • Dishy  on  11/27/2013 at 9:15 PM

    For Christmas, definitely the Christmas cake, is great at any time of day - with fruit (or not) for brekkie, with cups of tea, for easy dessert on Boxing day with cream and ice cream. Its great for camping and filling up hungry kids of all sizes. For any holiday celebration, pavlova is great ... makes any occasion feel like a holiday. Took it to a Thanksgiving dinner with US friends and it won some hearts there too.

  • sabrina7  on  11/28/2013 at 5:05 PM

    My Dad's stuffing, yummy! it's really simple, but reminds me of my childhood.

  • napier  on  11/29/2013 at 4:49 AM

    The ritual of making the Christmas cakes-soaking the fruits, filling the house with the glorious spicy aromas and carefully feeding the cakes until they are "matured" . Equal joy then comes from parcelling them up and giving them away to friends.

  • pokarekare  on  12/1/2013 at 6:31 AM

    My favourite holiday classic? Mum's Christmas cake. She used to make them for us every October/November. Now she has Alzheimers disease so I and three of my sisters get together with her every year and we make them together.

  • Kimberly62  on  12/3/2013 at 12:53 PM

    My husband's stuffing or a pie made w/ currents, walnuts, apples and cranberries.

  • Siegal  on  12/4/2013 at 12:44 PM

    Chopped liver

  • jax68  on  12/8/2013 at 9:05 PM

    Would have to be good old roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry jelly -wait all year for it

  • rahiscock  on  12/11/2013 at 12:29 AM

    My mother's fabulous non-traditional plum pudding, made with dates and cranberries, dark chocolate, and Kahlua. Beautiful!

  • veragusta  on  12/14/2013 at 1:39 PM

    Julia Child's stuffed roasted goose and Hungarian hand stretched cabbage strudel which we will be making again this Christmas

  • MattBoundy  on  12/14/2013 at 7:08 PM

    My favourite holiday classic is my nan's traditional christmas pudding with brandy cream

  • hwbookworm  on  12/19/2013 at 8:00 AM

    Christmas pudding with lots of brandy butter!

  • matag  on  12/19/2013 at 8:12 AM

    Italian pizzelles made one at a time over a stove burner on my 47 year old iron.

  • JamieK  on  12/19/2013 at 10:42 AM

    Oysters Rockefeller!

  • Brandeemk  on  12/19/2013 at 4:10 PM

    Fruit cake. REALLY good fruit cake.

  • SLane  on  12/19/2013 at 4:31 PM

    My classic Christmas cake is rich with lots of ginger as well as cream cheese icing - yummo !

  • Lizandjo  on  12/19/2013 at 5:40 PM

    A Christmas pudding - a good excuse to pour on the once a year treat of creme anglaise!

  • pipinita21  on  12/19/2013 at 6:06 PM

    Lights and music.

  • Clove  on  12/19/2013 at 10:17 PM

    Kylie Kwong's white cooked chicken. Mmmmmm

  • michellekjones  on  12/20/2013 at 12:05 AM

    Bubbles, seafood & strawberries - fun & laughter goes without saying!

  • Lhotse  on  12/21/2013 at 6:53 PM

    Pork crackling is a must!

  • Jane  on  12/23/2013 at 12:20 PM

    This contest is now closed. The lucky winner, selected by random number generator, is MissQuin.

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