Cookbook giveaway - Maggie Beer's Winter Harvest and Spring Harvest

Maggie Beer's Spring HarvestTwo books from one of Australia's best-loved cooks are up for grabs in our latest contest. Anyone who appreciates the pleasures of sourcing, cooking and sharing seasonal food will enjoy these books, Maggie Beer's Winter Harvest Recipes and Maggie Beer's Spring Harvest Recipes

Winter Harvest contains recipes to make use of the season's greens and root vegetables like cavolo nero, celeriac, and leeks, alongside hearty dishes such as  Roast pork belly with verjuice and Seville marmalade glaze. Spring Harvest focuses on fresh, vibrant flavors and colors featuring asparagus and beets, plus refreshing treats like Stephanie's honey and lavender ice cream.Maggie Beer's Winter Harvest

We're delighted to offer five copies of each book to EYB Members in Australia only (finally a contest for you!). Both books are combined into one contest. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Which season's food excites you the most and why?

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 or from Members outside Australia will be discarded. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends October 26, 2015. (All times and dates are U.S. Eastern Time.)


  • fraujunk  on  9/28/2015 at 8:08 PM

    Winter food. Yummy comfort food, slow cooking and warms your soul!

  • j_h  on  9/28/2015 at 9:56 PM

    I love Winter food. The decadence and richness of it just speaks to me on a cellular level!

  • Cati  on  9/29/2015 at 12:33 AM

    Look forward every July and August for the harvest of the Sumo mandarins. So hard to find in the stores but so easy to peel and beautifully sweet, and few pips. More expensive than ordinary mandarins but so worth the extra money and the long wait.

  • LouiseSWigg  on  9/29/2015 at 5:20 AM

    Winter, definitely winter. Slow cooked steps and roast brook vegetables. Yum!

  • LouiseSWigg  on  9/29/2015 at 5:22 AM

    Damn predictive text. Stews ...... root ....

  • alisonx2  on  9/29/2015 at 2:01 PM

    I love the Sumos too Cati! At this time of year I am excited to get cooking with butternut and spaghetti squash. And we LOVE Green Dragon Apples...they are coming soon. Best eating apple ever!

  • kedmiston  on  9/29/2015 at 2:15 PM

    Definitely fall and spring. I love the fruit and veggie possibilities, and find such therapy when cooking in those seasons. I would LOVE to have more ideas for winter. It's just one of those seasons that doesn't get a lot of attention and knowing how to cook seasonally for that time period would be great. Thank you for the chance to win. I love Maggie's recipes and her books are always so beautiful.

  • meggan  on  9/29/2015 at 2:51 PM


  • southerncooker  on  9/29/2015 at 8:53 PM

    While I love the veggies of summer, my favorite time of year to cook always seems to be fall. Cool mornings and evenings seem to call me back to the kitchen to get cooking.

  • elizam  on  9/30/2015 at 12:54 AM

    Autumn food - all the awesomeness of summer crops still coming out of the garden, plus wild mushrooms!

  • enalawso  on  9/30/2015 at 12:58 AM

    Winter food can be as rich or as simple as you choose; my preference is for the rich deep even dark flavours of winter vegetables and fruits coupled with the more interesting cuts of meat and game.

  • reneeg  on  9/30/2015 at 12:59 AM

    I love Maggie's cooking and buy her products regularly. It would make my heart sing to win this book

  • sallyc06  on  9/30/2015 at 1:00 AM

    The summer, I so love fresh salad and all the lovely veg!!

  • katietodd  on  9/30/2015 at 1:12 AM

    There’s nothing better than spring in full swing with a surplus of strawberries, spinach and squash to make dishes savoury and sweet!

  • obbigttam  on  9/30/2015 at 2:01 AM

    Winter - Slow braised lamb shanks with a variety of winter veg is the ultimate in comfort food!

  • ravensfan  on  9/30/2015 at 7:28 AM

    I love winter food - stews, soups, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food.

  • Lizwizz  on  9/30/2015 at 9:59 AM

    When the weather is cold you come in from a brisk walk and the house smells of something delicious roasting in the oven - those are memorable times. One reason to love winter.

  • tcjanes  on  9/30/2015 at 1:57 PM

    Winter food is the best-cozy, comfort food!

  • lselke  on  9/30/2015 at 2:07 PM

    Early autumn is my favorite, when the last of the fresh tomatoes are still available but winter greens are starting to come in as well.

  • Margaretsmall  on  9/30/2015 at 3:50 PM

    Spring, the new asparagus from my garden, fresh to eat every night. Bliss.

  • dirtgirl  on  10/1/2015 at 5:04 AM

    Summer, without a doubt, so many salads to make up, lots of BBQ's and our trees heaving with various fruits. What's not to love about it.

  • Ingridemery  on  10/1/2015 at 7:58 AM

    Spring because there are some wonderful vergetables in season (particularly asparagus) and spring lamb!

  • reno2014  on  10/1/2015 at 10:49 AM

    I love the berries of summer, strawberry and blueberry.

  • Siegal  on  10/1/2015 at 5:29 PM

    I love all the winter vegetables. Pumpkin, squash

  • t.t  on  10/2/2015 at 4:18 PM

    i love summer--i wait all year for tomatoes and cucumbers!

  • Larkspur  on  10/3/2015 at 12:02 PM

    I love cooking in all the seasons but right now winter cooking, warm soups and comfort food seems very appealing

  • AGENT99  on  10/4/2015 at 2:29 AM

    I love the root vegetables that prevail in the fall

  • matag  on  10/5/2015 at 10:58 AM


  • pandapotamus  on  10/5/2015 at 11:33 PM

    summer, because of all the fresh fruit!

  • aargle  on  10/6/2015 at 1:41 AM

    Summer - mangoes, cherries, peaches, seafood - need I say more!

  • e_ballad  on  10/7/2015 at 6:46 AM

    Summer - the sheer bliss of gorging on berries, cherries, passionfruit & stone fruit. The simplicity of fresh seafood on the barbie. Ice cream & homemade icypoles. Nothing can match it!

  • ballen  on  10/7/2015 at 12:30 PM

    Spring -- after a long cold winter in New England with lots of root vegetables the prospect of fresh fruits and vegetables and herbs to come is so very welcome!

  • Jaybak  on  10/9/2015 at 11:54 PM

    I love the food of Summertime - fresh mangoes, delicious salads, and lamb on the barbecue!

  • margleedham  on  10/11/2015 at 2:23 AM

    Spring appeals to me the most because of all the fresh new vegetables at the market - lovely green asparagus, new fragrant garlic, greens of all varieties - and the spring Tasmanian lamb!

  • Deneenm  on  10/23/2015 at 8:00 PM

    I get the most excited in the fall when everything truly comes into harvest

  • auntietina  on  10/25/2015 at 1:33 AM

    I think all the fruits and veggies of summer are my favorite, either in salads or hot off the grill.

  • PiaOC  on  10/26/2015 at 4:39 PM

    So hard to pick one season! There was is something magic about the warmth created by an oven on a chilly winter's day. Different magic smelling a freshly baked fruit tart in spring.

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