Cookbook Giveaway - The London Cookbook

The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City by Aleksandra Crapanzano is a marvelous book that will be appreciated by travel, food and cookbook lovers alike. 

Nearly 120 recipes from London restaurants, profiles of the chefs that created the relatively recent surge of culinary greatness and Aleksandra's research and charming narrative make this book a must have in our collections.

Be sure to read our review and recipe post for more information on this title.

We are pleased to offer five copies of The London Cookbook in our giveaway for EYB Members in the U.S.. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Have you been to London and, if so, what was your best meal while there?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends November 19th, 2016.



  • Rosesrpink50  on  10/19/2016 at 5:40 PM

    I've never been to London! I would love to go and experience Sunday Supper or High Tea!

  • rchesser  on  10/19/2016 at 5:49 PM

    I have been to London and the best meal I had was the Fish & Chips at Borough Market , the runner up would have to be the full English breakfast we had at our host's home.

  • AGENT99  on  10/19/2016 at 6:06 PM

    This may sound weird, but it was the cottage cheese with my English Breakfast at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel. Best cottage cheese ever!

  • Rinshin  on  10/19/2016 at 6:15 PM

    Just passed through and no meal dinner.

  • lgroom  on  10/19/2016 at 6:20 PM

    Anything at Crank's served on a bap is my favorite meal in London.

  • Jmj424  on  10/19/2016 at 6:38 PM

    I love London. The Indian food is amazing.

  • ckbkcollector  on  10/19/2016 at 6:53 PM

    I have never been but I would love to experience their food.

  • lauriesk  on  10/19/2016 at 6:57 PM

    I have been to London. My best meal was Indian Food.

  • matag  on  10/19/2016 at 7:16 PM

    No but tea with the queen would be nice!

  • meggan  on  10/19/2016 at 7:32 PM

    I have been to London but unfortunately only when I was a teen and thought meat pies were the best thing ever!

  • gjelizabeth  on  10/19/2016 at 8:14 PM

    Only made it to the airport outside London on my way to Scotland. In Scotland my favorite food thing was the bottle of whiskey on the breakfast buffet to douse your oatmeal with if you needed a bit of armor against the drizzle.

  • jdlt  on  10/19/2016 at 9:01 PM

    It's a tie between a lovely homey meal I had in a tiny, underground vegetarian spot and the famous curry I had in the old city!

  • Mariarosa  on  10/19/2016 at 9:47 PM

    I have been to London and my favorite meal was Lebanese food at Noura.

  • stockholm28  on  10/19/2016 at 10:48 PM

    Lunch at The Ledbury. Wow!

  • kimboston206  on  10/20/2016 at 7:23 AM

    Tea at the Landmark. We ordered extra scones of course.

  • JulesLP  on  10/20/2016 at 7:37 AM

    I have never been to London, but would love to go someday.

  • Siegal  on  10/20/2016 at 8:38 AM

    I hve never been to London but when I do go I want fish and chips!

  • MmeFleiss  on  10/20/2016 at 8:55 AM

    The salad with mangoes at Dishoom.

  • NaomiH  on  10/20/2016 at 9:28 AM

    I was pregnant when I visited London a number of years ago. I could not get enough of the full english breakfast, no morning sickness thank goodness. I was always too tired at the end of the day for dinner but we stayed at a bed and breakfast that served the most delicious drinking chocolate every morning.

  • Mcldanyell  on  10/20/2016 at 10:39 AM

    No, I have not, but would love to someday.

  • jenmacgregor18  on  10/20/2016 at 10:55 AM

    Yes, it's been a while. It's silly; but, tuna & sweet corn sandwiches.

  • hillsboroks  on  10/20/2016 at 11:01 AM

    Lovely English roast beef dinner prepared by our friend and host Mary.

  • lhudson  on  10/20/2016 at 1:55 PM

    I was in London years ago but I remember one of the best meals being at an Indian Restaurant. I have no idea where it was or what it's name was but the food was great.

  • herby  on  10/20/2016 at 3:31 PM

    On my last visit to London I had an amazing meal at the seafood bar in Heathrow Airport!

  • sgump  on  10/20/2016 at 8:03 PM

    I was in London a few months ago and had a lovely repast at one of the Comptoir Libanais branches.

  • lsgourmet  on  10/20/2016 at 8:47 PM

    Last year at The Clarence - great pub, great food. Their pumpkin soup was amazing and they do a Ploughman's that is ten times better than any other pub.

  • echilt5  on  10/21/2016 at 12:49 AM

    I have been to London & my best meal there was some scallops at a restaurant in Harvey Nichols.

  • alirov  on  10/21/2016 at 10:56 AM

    I have not been to London but I have the Duck & Waffle cookbook and it sure looks tasty!

  • trudys_person  on  10/21/2016 at 9:39 PM

    Definitely not the pasta I had at the Fashion Cafe in 1997 - holy overpriced! But generally, the food I've had in London has been lovely!

  • t.t  on  10/22/2016 at 11:23 PM

    Never been to London...but would love to get there someday.

  • bevie19  on  10/22/2016 at 11:30 PM

    Unfortunately, no. Although I have been wanting to go since I was a teenager. I think it's about time I actually go!!

  • ravensfan  on  10/23/2016 at 7:46 PM

    I loved the fish and chips in any corner pub.

  • pandapotamus  on  10/24/2016 at 12:14 AM

    Never been, but maybe someday!

  • joanhuguet  on  10/24/2016 at 5:53 PM

    picnic lunch from Ottolenghi

  • Deneenm  on  10/24/2016 at 8:23 PM

    haven't been to London - YET :)

  • TheSpicedLife  on  10/24/2016 at 10:32 PM

    Yes I have been to London, but it was long before I was a foodie and I cannot remember a single meal! I remember some amazing ones in the Lake District and a very starchy high tea in Edinburgh lol....

  • verorenee  on  10/24/2016 at 11:08 PM

    Noo :(

  • bdmltm  on  10/25/2016 at 9:21 PM

    Not yet.

  • tcjanes  on  10/26/2016 at 6:50 PM

    Italian, in a very cool underground grotto back in 1988. Time flies!

  • djoh437938  on  10/26/2016 at 8:28 PM

    never bean, would love to try their fish and chips

  • Katiefayhutson  on  10/26/2016 at 10:33 PM

    Indian food (don't remember the name of the specific dish)

  • Dmartin997  on  10/26/2016 at 11:09 PM

    Blood sausage for breakfast at a B&B.

  • lils74  on  10/26/2016 at 11:27 PM

    I've been to London, but it's so hard to say what the best meal was - I've had so many memorable ones there!

  • fertzy  on  10/27/2016 at 3:52 AM

    Dinner at Corrigans at the Chef's Table - Amazing!

  • tarae1204  on  10/27/2016 at 7:47 AM

    I have been to London, but it was over 20 years ago. I had a difficult time finding a good meal! Was on a budget, didn't know the city, it was cold -- I remember wandering around looking for places in my Lonely Planet Guidebook and not being able to find them.

  • ballen  on  10/27/2016 at 9:39 AM

    Meat pie in an wonderful old pub.

  • Lafauvette  on  10/27/2016 at 10:53 AM

    We ate a Chinese restaurant behind Trafalgar Square to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday!

  • sarahawker  on  10/27/2016 at 12:30 PM

    I went to London for the first time over the summer, honestly the best food we had while there was Indian!

  • annieski  on  10/28/2016 at 5:26 AM

    Indian, vegetarian and seafood.

  • bfg67  on  10/28/2016 at 6:16 AM

    best meal probably at Nopi

  • jennyams  on  10/28/2016 at 6:40 AM

    When I am in London, I am visiting family, so every meal is great. But I do love the Fish & Chips!

  • PennyG  on  10/28/2016 at 2:27 PM

    I was recently in London and have to say it was the STEAK I had my first night there, after three months in beef-less India!

  • bstewart  on  10/28/2016 at 4:15 PM

    Yes! First meal: fish and chips.

  • JanScholl  on  10/29/2016 at 1:00 AM

    I have never been there in person but I travel to the UK in my reading and movie selections. I would like to try mushy peas, since everyone is so grossed out by them, because I know I won't be.

  • Deneenm  on  11/2/2016 at 8:17 AM

    never been but it's on the list :)

  • lovelily1001  on  11/2/2016 at 6:29 PM

    We had the classic fish and chips.

  • Julia  on  11/2/2016 at 11:49 PM

    I've never been to London but if I make it I'll head to Ottolenghi.

  • percussion03  on  11/5/2016 at 9:13 PM

    Never been! Intrigued by the variety!

  • infotrop  on  11/6/2016 at 1:24 PM

    Had dinner at the Ledbury just after it opened -- so it wasn't that hard to get a reservation. We had no particular expectations, but whoa, what an amazing meal!

  • Missdith34  on  11/7/2016 at 10:26 AM

    Chicken tikka masala

  • angelanorr  on  11/8/2016 at 12:43 PM

    Oddly enough it was Italian

  • Teruska  on  11/8/2016 at 4:29 PM

    I've never been to London ~ yet ~ but would like to visit it through this cookbook.

  • milgwimper  on  11/9/2016 at 9:15 AM

    No never had the pleasure.

  • DFed  on  11/11/2016 at 1:42 PM

    Went on my honeymoon and we had a blast! The best meal we ate was a classic breakfast fry-up at a pub

  • HelenB  on  11/11/2016 at 8:12 PM

    My most memorable meal was at Restaurant Story. What a wonderful experience.

  • wkmc57  on  11/11/2016 at 8:21 PM

    We are taking our first trip to London in 2017!

  • ljskop  on  11/11/2016 at 11:01 PM

    I've never been (except for changing planes at Heathrow), but would love to go. I have cousins in London, and my great-grandparents came from south of there, from the Brighton area. I'd love to try the pub food there. And sticky toffee pudding.

  • lolako  on  11/11/2016 at 11:50 PM

    Lived there as a student. Best meal chips and rice with curry sauce from the Chinese takeout.

  • juazella  on  11/13/2016 at 9:51 PM

    Haven't been but want to go!

  • jane nmi  on  11/13/2016 at 11:59 PM

    I went as a young child and would love to go back again since I don't have much of a memory of the trip especially the food.

  • daniellespinato1  on  11/17/2016 at 12:03 PM

    I've never been to London but I'm sure if/when I go I'll have no problem eating my way through town!

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