Cookbook giveaway - The World on a Plate

The World on a Plate

Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in a mouthwatering cultural history with The World on a Plate, the new cookbook from Mina Holland. (The book was previously published as The Edible Atlas in the UK. Read an excerpt from The World on a Plate, plus get a recipe from the book!)

The cookbook has received great acclaim, voted Best Culinary Travel Book (UK) by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and named a finalist for the Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award.

We're delighted to offer 3 copies of The World on a Plate to Members in the US and 3 copies of The Edible Atlas to Members in the UK. The contest is limited to EYB Members in The Edible Atlasthe US & UK only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Which country's cuisine history most intrigues you?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. Entries from non-Members will be discarded. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends August 19, 2015.



  • kedmiston  on  7/22/2015 at 12:56 PM

    I think Spain or Portugal most intrigues me. I would also love to learn more about Scandinavian cuisines. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • TeaLady  on  7/22/2015 at 7:06 PM

    Indian food with all the spices has already been what I turn to when I want to try something new. Thanks for the chance.

  • kbgerth  on  7/22/2015 at 7:11 PM

    I think it would be fun to explore Spain and Portugal as I have not done that so far. :-)

  • enation  on  7/22/2015 at 9:15 PM

    Korean and south East Asian countries

  • TrishaCP  on  7/22/2015 at 10:39 PM

    Everywhere! But if I had to choose, Mexico.

  • sbh2006  on  7/22/2015 at 10:50 PM

    Not a cuisine but a region; I'm fascinated by the food pathways of the Middle East, also of the Jewish Diaspora and Buddhist vegetarian cultures.

  • echilt5  on  7/23/2015 at 12:34 AM


  • NikkiPixie  on  7/23/2015 at 3:28 AM

    For me it's the way one's cuisine enters the history of another' Persian food entering India and becoming dishes like biryani. Or the way the Central American tomato became ingrained in Italian cuisine. The list goes on!

  • dbielick  on  7/23/2015 at 6:17 AM


  • matag  on  7/23/2015 at 6:32 AM


  • ravensfan  on  7/23/2015 at 6:45 AM


  • tmcginty  on  7/23/2015 at 6:47 AM


  • pitterpat4  on  7/23/2015 at 7:57 AM


  • JuneHawk  on  7/23/2015 at 8:21 AM

    I'm a Francophile so I have to go with French.

  • dangold  on  7/23/2015 at 10:10 AM


  • dmihic  on  7/23/2015 at 10:35 AM

    I think Georgian cuisine might be fun!

  • SilverSage  on  7/23/2015 at 11:03 AM

    My newest passions are India, Morocco & Mexico.

  • Deneenm  on  7/23/2015 at 12:51 PM

    Moroccan food is my current obsession!

  • cbendixe  on  7/23/2015 at 2:00 PM

    Not necessarily a specific cuisine, but the way that products from the New World like chiles and tomatoes and potatoes made their way into becoming staples of Asian and European cuisines.

  • love2chow  on  7/23/2015 at 2:36 PM

    Indonesia - sitting at the crossroads of lots of cultural influences.

  • Mariarosa  on  7/23/2015 at 7:54 PM

    I'd like to know more about Turkish cuisine.

  • rosiekitty  on  7/23/2015 at 8:10 PM

    China! All of the different regions fascinate me.

  • Sara  on  7/23/2015 at 8:15 PM

    I would like to learn more about Scandinavian cuisine; Persian cuisine interests me also.

  • skippy  on  7/23/2015 at 8:53 PM

    Creole Cuisine of Louisiana (US) is a fusion of French, West Africa, Spanish, Caribbean, German, Irish (and many more) influences. The history of this food culture is deep and as rich as the food itself.

  • HelenB  on  7/23/2015 at 9:03 PM

    Regional cuisines of Italy. We know there are differences, would love to know why. Thanks.

  • Sfgordon  on  7/23/2015 at 9:35 PM

    Vietnamese food pre- and post-colonization. I also love Dan Jurafsky's book, The Language of Food, because it presents a fascinating look at the intertwined culinary history of many world cuisines. There are some surprising connections.

  • percussion03  on  7/23/2015 at 9:44 PM

    Everything Middle Eastern

  • trudys_person  on  7/23/2015 at 10:16 PM

    I'm interested in the cuisine of India, and colonial influences in it. And I'm bummed that Canadians cannot win this book. American publishers dominate the Canadian books business, and it would be nice if they acknowledged the fact that we are customers.

  • lsgourmet  on  7/23/2015 at 10:51 PM

    For the past five years I have set a goal to learn a foreign cuisine by cooking that cuisine at least three to four days every week. I started by cooking my way through Claudia Roden's The Food of Spain and Penelope Casa's Tapas. Last year I spent cooking Indian food starting with Madjur Jaffrey's Invitation to Indian Cook and then relying on Pushpesh Pant's Food of India and other Indian cookbooks on the different areas of India like the Spice Coast. This year I've moved further east and been cooking Asian from a few different cuisines, Kenneth Hom's Travels with a Wok, Daguid's Seduction of Rice, But I've been taking side trips to Korea as well, so this is sort of a fusion year for me. Just love traveling the world through my cookbooks. All food intriques me.

  • JanScholl  on  7/23/2015 at 11:16 PM

    By far, Indian food because there are so many variants.

  • sillyvy  on  7/24/2015 at 12:16 AM


  • ndyson  on  7/24/2015 at 4:59 AM

    Germany; any country in South America; Thailand

  • Dcotter  on  7/24/2015 at 6:05 AM

    Mediterranean. There are so many different flavor profiles and combinations.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  7/24/2015 at 7:55 AM

    I am most interested in the history of Japanese cuisine.

  • kayanelson  on  7/24/2015 at 10:01 AM

    Spain intrigues me the most.

  • tcjanes  on  7/24/2015 at 10:32 AM

    Indonesia, particularly Burma.

  • margaretahall  on  7/24/2015 at 10:59 AM

    Turkey, since it has been influenced from so many different directions.

  • Clydesdaleclopper  on  7/24/2015 at 12:02 PM

    Spanish cuisine is my favourite

  • vellner  on  7/24/2015 at 12:36 PM

    Persian cooking + anything Mediterranean.

  • kimtrev  on  7/24/2015 at 4:09 PM

    New Zealand

  • Bikkie  on  7/24/2015 at 6:34 PM

    Chinese cuisine -it is so varied

  • PDXBOOKS  on  7/24/2015 at 6:58 PM


  • Clove  on  7/24/2015 at 8:25 PM

    I'm reading Anatolia and loving it - Turkish cuisine is my new interest.

  • ninahayesthompson  on  7/25/2015 at 10:29 AM

    I'm really interested in Greek food. It's an interesting mix of flavours associated with western Europe and Middle Eastern flavours.

  • sir_ken_g  on  7/25/2015 at 11:22 AM

    Reading through all of the comments I have done most of them. I like to try food from counties I have visited. Current favorite is Burmese

  • Larkspur  on  7/25/2015 at 3:10 PM

    It's hard to pick just one...Argentina has been a recent interest.

  • angelanorr  on  7/25/2015 at 8:22 PM


  • pandapotamus  on  7/25/2015 at 10:07 PM


  • pgarcia  on  7/26/2015 at 2:12 PM

    India ... I'm going to spend three months there this fall. Looking forward to trying lots of new tastes!

  • lilham  on  7/27/2015 at 7:11 AM


  • homeeccentric  on  7/27/2015 at 9:41 AM


  • CulinaryTravels  on  7/27/2015 at 10:21 AM

    Persian food

  • jd5761  on  7/27/2015 at 10:37 AM


  • ballen  on  7/27/2015 at 2:37 PM


  • tikilu  on  7/27/2015 at 3:32 PM

    Being british I'm always told we have no good food of our own, that for food culture we should look to other countries but I am intrigued by how food has changed in Britain through history as our travels around the world and bringing ingredients home has vastly changed our diet. Without bringing new foods home we wouldn't have spices, sugar or even potatoes and where would modern british culture be without the foods that come from all these ingredients. Just like our alphabet our culinary traditions have been drawn from all over the world.

  • susan g  on  7/27/2015 at 9:16 PM

    Korea - the connections between food and history, culture, religion, and other factors is a fascinating study. My experience with Korean food is so positive, and I would hope the book covers the varied aspects.

  • Nancith  on  7/28/2015 at 11:35 AM

    Turkey & Greece (sounds like Thanksgiving!)

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  7/28/2015 at 1:49 PM

    My current obsession is Turkey.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  7/28/2015 at 9:47 PM


  • southerncooker  on  7/29/2015 at 11:36 PM

    I love trying foods from all countries but Korean is the one that most intrigues me.

  • monique.potel  on  7/30/2015 at 3:22 AM

    I would love to explore ethiopien cuisine

  • kbennall  on  7/30/2015 at 1:31 PM

    Present obsessions are the Middle East/Turkey and Japan.

  • rosiedunningham  on  7/30/2015 at 2:35 PM

    Definitely the middle east! The spices, colours and flavours really excite me in the kitchen. It's all so fresh and inviting! Wonderful giveaway. Rosie xx

  • sharifah  on  7/31/2015 at 11:32 AM

    middle east

  • JulesCk  on  7/31/2015 at 7:10 PM

    I love the cuisine of provincial France, but also the southern Mediterranean.

  • sarahcooks  on  7/31/2015 at 8:50 PM

    I am interested in ancient food cultures from anywhere.

  • Lynled  on  8/1/2015 at 7:05 AM

    I am interested in Mediterranean and Turkish food- although I never met a cuisine I didn't like!!!

  • tcjanes  on  8/1/2015 at 9:39 AM

    Great Britain.

  • Siegal  on  8/3/2015 at 3:02 PM

    Sub Sahara African countries intrigue me the most bc o know so little

  • TheSpicedLife  on  8/5/2015 at 12:17 AM

    Why don't you just ask me to pick a favorite child!? Harrumph! LOL.... I think I will say India. But Mexico was a close second.

  • thecharlah  on  8/7/2015 at 12:22 PM


  • annieski  on  8/9/2015 at 3:02 PM

    During the Olympics, we try to eat from a different country's cuisine every night. This book would be a great resource. We'd like to try something new from Tunisa!

  • rchesser  on  8/9/2015 at 3:02 PM

    I'd have to say France.

  • priyamaine  on  8/9/2015 at 10:21 PM

    Turkey & Greece!

  • Mayandbill  on  8/11/2015 at 10:12 AM

    Portugal for me!

  • ladibyrd  on  8/16/2015 at 8:39 AM

    Catalan, Middle Eastern, and Morocco

  • earthnfire  on  8/16/2015 at 8:50 AM

    SO hard to narrow down to one... I'm intrigued by Indian spices and all things Latin American

  • sabrina7  on  8/17/2015 at 3:47 PM

    Indian and the middle east

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