Cookbook giveaway - Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

The fresh and vibrant flavoRose Water & Orange Blossomsrs of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan, inspired her to launch her award-winning blog, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. In the blog's namesake cookbook, Maureen explores her heritage through beloved Lebanese foods and chronicles her riffs on traditional cuisine. You can learn more about Maureen's inspiration in our author interview.

We're delighted to offer 2 copies of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What Lebanese ingredient are you most interested in learning more about?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. The contest ends June 4, 2015.


  • thecharlah  on  5/7/2015 at 8:35 AM

    I'd like to learn more ways to use sumac, which is delicious.

  • Larkspur  on  5/7/2015 at 11:49 AM


  • wendybazil  on  5/7/2015 at 12:09 PM

    Love labne!! would like to know more about making it.

  • canines5  on  5/7/2015 at 1:57 PM


  • Clove  on  5/7/2015 at 4:40 PM

    What is koosa squash?

  • sgump  on  5/7/2015 at 8:07 PM

    Sumac, indeed!

  • pgarcia  on  5/7/2015 at 8:51 PM

    More to do with Lebanese grains.

  • Gussiecat  on  5/7/2015 at 9:57 PM

    Orange blossom water. I bought it because I loved the idea so much, but I'm not quite sure what to do with it. :)

  • madamepince  on  5/8/2015 at 7:08 AM

    The rosewater of the title; I currently have only 1 recipe that asks for it.

  • contest718  on  5/8/2015 at 9:04 AM

    I'm not sure but would love this book, as I love authentic cuisine from other cultures.

  • Deneenm  on  5/8/2015 at 6:04 PM

    would like to have more recipes in my repertoire that use za'atar

  • sarahawker  on  5/9/2015 at 8:18 AM

    Sumac & Zaatar

  • joneshayley  on  5/9/2015 at 11:30 AM

    Rose water and orange blossom

  • zubs1990  on  5/9/2015 at 3:45 PM

    I'm especially interested in learning more about kibbeh spice and za'atar.

  • vickster  on  5/10/2015 at 8:55 AM


  • Tinybite  on  5/10/2015 at 7:11 PM


  • MmeFleiss  on  5/11/2015 at 1:26 PM

    i would like to know more ways to use za'atar.

  • matag  on  5/11/2015 at 4:11 PM


  • JuneHawk  on  5/11/2015 at 4:22 PM


  • jeancho  on  5/11/2015 at 4:35 PM

    Rosewater--always seems too perfumey to me

  • KLeverett  on  5/11/2015 at 4:53 PM

    Za'atar for me too - I adore the flavor

  • Ambrosia  on  5/11/2015 at 10:19 PM


  • adelina  on  5/12/2015 at 1:23 AM


  • nadiam1000  on  5/12/2015 at 7:16 AM


  • Judimc  on  5/12/2015 at 4:29 PM

    Zatar- have seen this used on cooking shows but know little about it

  • jd5761  on  5/13/2015 at 4:18 AM


  • tasteslike  on  5/15/2015 at 12:40 PM


  • clairew137  on  5/16/2015 at 5:19 AM


  • ballen  on  5/16/2015 at 6:02 AM

    Dried mint.

  • tinaellen  on  5/16/2015 at 5:46 PM

    Sumac! I have some in the spice cupboard but I often don't know what to do with it.

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  5/17/2015 at 3:40 PM

    sumac - I love the flavor, but need more recipes!

  • jammydodger  on  5/18/2015 at 3:14 AM

    Za'atar, as we have some in the cupboard and never use it!

  • love2chow  on  5/18/2015 at 2:16 PM

    Sumac - the quiche with sumac recipe intrigued me Orange blossom water and new ways with parsley

  • digifish_books  on  5/18/2015 at 6:50 PM


  • bfg67  on  5/19/2015 at 5:44 AM


  • BarbaraM48  on  5/19/2015 at 6:37 PM

    orange blossom

  • amoule  on  5/20/2015 at 12:49 PM

    orange blossom water

  • amoule  on  5/20/2015 at 1:17 PM

    orange blossom water

  • percussion03  on  5/20/2015 at 10:46 PM

    Orange blossom water

  • dmass  on  5/21/2015 at 9:58 AM

    rose water

  • sbh2006  on  5/21/2015 at 2:24 PM

    I am interested in learning more about Lebanese spices / spice blends. This cookbook looks gorgeous, and I've spent a fair amount of time in the author's hometown (Harbor Springs, MI). I love Lebanese food for its heavy emphasis on fresh veggies and yogurt / dairy dishes, as well as its desserts...would love to win this!

  • RaceyR  on  5/21/2015 at 7:10 PM

    I want to learn more about Tabbouleh. So many different recipes and styles are out there.

  • matag  on  5/24/2015 at 11:30 AM


  • gailthelen  on  5/24/2015 at 5:31 PM


  • cambridgecook  on  5/24/2015 at 8:40 PM


  • pandapotamus  on  5/24/2015 at 11:09 PM


  • Analyze  on  5/25/2015 at 8:03 AM

    rosewater :)

  • kbennall  on  5/25/2015 at 11:46 AM

    Raw beef

  • elysek  on  5/27/2015 at 10:43 PM


  • Beckiemas  on  5/27/2015 at 10:54 PM

    I'd love to learn about more ways to use labneh

  • Sofie168  on  5/27/2015 at 11:06 PM


  • sillyvy  on  5/28/2015 at 12:29 AM


  • bookeater123  on  5/28/2015 at 1:03 AM

    all of it...! My Sitteh died before she could give me all of her recipes. I most remember the tinkling sound that her gold bangles made as she fed the chunks of meat into the grinder to make kibbeh. Thank you for this blog and your recipes!

  • JanScholl  on  5/28/2015 at 2:04 AM

    Being vegetarian, I would like to convert some of the items so I can eat them. I love tomato kibbie. But I can't quite figure out the spice mix for it.

  • kidzcook  on  5/28/2015 at 5:59 AM


  • jlh39  on  5/28/2015 at 10:10 AM


  • elenajh  on  5/28/2015 at 10:28 AM


  • robm  on  5/28/2015 at 1:37 PM

    Rosewater, Orange Blossom Water, and other scented waters in desserts.

  • JordanHamons  on  5/28/2015 at 4:22 PM

    Orange Blossom Water. I've never cooked with it before and I'm a bit intimidated.

  • ditravels  on  5/29/2015 at 12:19 PM


  • Julia  on  5/30/2015 at 10:39 AM

    I'm interested in learning more about all of the flavor profiles/seasonings that make this cuisine so delicious and distinctive.

  • hrhacissej  on  5/30/2015 at 3:51 PM

    preserved lemons

  • homeeccentric  on  6/1/2015 at 3:56 PM


  • aurorak  on  6/2/2015 at 12:35 AM

    I am always looking for more Persian eggplant recipes. That's the ingredient I'm most interested in. I read that a woman has to know 1,000 eggplant recipes to be considered truly marriageable. I just need 997 more!

  • aurorak  on  6/2/2015 at 12:38 AM

    Oops, I meant "Lebanese" eggplant recipes!

  • JoanN  on  6/2/2015 at 7:17 PM

    Definitely interested in further exploring uses for sumac.

  • kgmom  on  6/4/2015 at 12:08 PM

    I have a bottle of each (rose water and orange blossom water) that I'd love to learn more uses for!

  • annmartina  on  6/4/2015 at 6:23 PM


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