Cookbook Giveaway - The Adventures of Fat Rice

The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau by Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo and Hugh Amano shares 100 recipes exploring the vibrant food culture of Macau - an east-meets-west melting pot of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodway.

An hour's ferry ride from Hong Kong, on the banks of the Pearl River in China, lies Macau - a modern, cosmopolitan city with an unexpected history. For centuries, Macau was one of the world's greatest trading ports: a Portuguese outpost and crossroads along the spice route, where travelers from Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and mainland China traded resources, culture, and food. The Adventures of Fat Rice is the story of how two Chicago chefs discovered and fell in love with this fascinating and, at least until now, unheralded cuisine. You can read more about this title in our author interview post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the U.S. and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What is your favorite international cuisine?

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 December 2nd, 2016. 


  • SilverSage  on  10/31/2016 at 8:47 AM

    Exotic? I'm addicted to Thai and Moroccan food, so those could qualify as my favorites. But recently I've been exploring the foods of many other cultures, so it's getting harder to pick one.... Maybe it will be Macau!

  • rchesser  on  10/31/2016 at 9:08 AM

    I don't think it's qualified as exotic, but I love Greek food.

  • beetlebug  on  10/31/2016 at 9:15 AM

    I take umbrage at the term exotic. It's a very euro centric/western view of food. I've eaten at Fat Rice in Chicago and loved it. But, it isn't exotic since it's similar to food that I ate growing up on the East Coast of the US. The "exotic" food that I love is pasta with meatballs.

  • meggan  on  10/31/2016 at 9:33 AM

    If by exotic you mean different from the majority of cuisines served in my home country, I guess I would say I have never had food like I had when I was in Indonesia. Delicious.

  • vickster  on  10/31/2016 at 9:47 AM

    Southeast Asian. Would love to try these recipes!

  • jenmacgregor18  on  10/31/2016 at 10:37 AM

    Southeast Asian for me.

  • Asparagusberry  on  10/31/2016 at 12:28 PM

    I am loving experimenting with regional Indian cuisine. I'm especially interested in exploring Kerala cuisine, and recently purchased a hard to find ingredient. Cant wait to use cambodge aka kodampuli!

  • sarahawker  on  10/31/2016 at 12:29 PM

    I'd love to try more Indian techniques.

  • Jenny  on  10/31/2016 at 12:31 PM

    By exotic I mean different than usual everyday fare. I lived in NYC for 15 years - I cook every imaginable type of cuisine - not everyone does.

  • Siegal  on  10/31/2016 at 12:42 PM

    I like isRaeli food

  • lgroom  on  10/31/2016 at 1:14 PM

    I love Indian food.

  • gjelizabeth  on  10/31/2016 at 1:51 PM

    Chinese food and the food of all the Chinese-influenced cultures of Asia.

  • JulieG1002  on  10/31/2016 at 2:49 PM

    So hard to select A favorite, I love so many ... Middle Eastern, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Mediterranean ...

  • jlg84  on  10/31/2016 at 3:03 PM

    It's hard to select a favorite, but I'd have to go with Sichuan.

  • IsaSim  on  10/31/2016 at 7:43 PM

    Love Indian food!

  • sgump  on  10/31/2016 at 10:50 PM

    So my favourite is Japanese--but this book makes me remember a trip to Macau in 1998 (before the reversion to Chinese rule). The food there rivaled what I'd eaten earlier in Hong Kong. Yes, really! Plus, it was even less expensive. (But that was 18 years ago, of course, before most of the substantial development.)

  • lhudson  on  11/1/2016 at 8:32 AM

    Mexican!! Its what I cook the most, but may not really be considered international anymore.

  • bfg67  on  11/1/2016 at 9:48 AM


  • MmeFleiss  on  11/1/2016 at 10:01 AM

    I love Vietnamese food.

  • annmartina  on  11/1/2016 at 12:33 PM

    Southeast Asian. My food memories from Singapore remain some of my all-time favorites. A couple of weeks ago I made some pandan flavored Vietnamese yogurt. Divine.

  • sir_ken_g  on  11/1/2016 at 12:44 PM

    I like them all. Half of my 300+ cookbooks are "exotic" But SE Asian. Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Laotian, Hmong.

  • edyenicole  on  11/1/2016 at 3:39 PM

    I love Pad Thai!

  • tennyogirl  on  11/1/2016 at 5:56 PM

    Korean food!

  • TrishaCP  on  11/1/2016 at 6:11 PM

    I can't choose one international cuisine...Mexican, Malaysian, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Georgian.....the list goes on...

  • alirov  on  11/1/2016 at 7:08 PM

    It's hard to choose just one but I'll go with Ethiopian.

  • Rosesrpink50  on  11/1/2016 at 7:36 PM

    Mexican, Chinese and Thai.

  • kayanelson  on  11/2/2016 at 9:01 AM


  • Rinshin  on  11/2/2016 at 4:46 PM

    Japanese but not those commonly found in Japanese restaurants outside of Japan which are typically boring, not tasty and badly presented. I like regional Japanese foods found in different prefectures, towns, and cities.

  • Julia  on  11/2/2016 at 11:38 PM

    Moroccan and Persian

  • ydixon57  on  11/3/2016 at 1:50 AM

    Greek food

  • annieski  on  11/3/2016 at 6:44 AM

    During each Olympics, we try to eat from the cuisine of a different country. This past year we managed about eleven new dishes. Great fun. Our favorites at present are Korean and Tunisian.

  • traculart  on  11/3/2016 at 3:59 PM

    My favorite International Cuisine is the one I'm eating at the moment I'm asked! LOL. Too many varied tastes to pick just one!

  • kitchenfrolic  on  11/3/2016 at 11:16 PM

    My favourite international cuisine is definitely Japanese!

  • Therese  on  11/4/2016 at 11:16 PM

    I think it's Japanese, but don't quote me, that could change tomorrow!

  • Lafauvette  on  11/5/2016 at 2:53 PM

    So hard to choose! Probably Middle Eastern though.

  • PennyG  on  11/5/2016 at 3:56 PM

    I recently spent 3 months in India and love recreating the food I ate there at home!

  • percussion03  on  11/5/2016 at 8:46 PM

    I grew up in an area where middle eastern food was common, so now that I have moved away, it is a constant quest to find or make something authentic!

  • infotrop  on  11/6/2016 at 1:27 PM

    Northern Spain

  • angelanorr  on  11/8/2016 at 12:51 PM


  • Teruska  on  11/8/2016 at 5:07 PM

    Italian. No, Japanese. No, Tunisian. No, Greek. Middle Eastern food. Mediterranean food. During the Olympics, we eat from a different country each night. This year, Spicy Squid from Korea won our gold medal.

  • pandapotamus  on  11/11/2016 at 8:09 PM


  • cheftina888  on  11/12/2016 at 9:14 AM

    definitely asian food - I tried eel, shark fin soup, durian fruit and pig ears

  • ravensfan  on  11/14/2016 at 10:13 AM

    Japanese food

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  11/14/2016 at 6:56 PM

    My favourite international cuisine is Italian, but I cook it poorly.

  • Lyndaherman  on  11/17/2016 at 6:41 PM


  • echilt5  on  11/21/2016 at 12:42 AM


  • vinochic  on  11/21/2016 at 5:38 PM

    Persian, Moroccan (and anything else with a middle eastern influence)

  • deucemom  on  11/21/2016 at 9:43 PM

    I want to learn more about Japanese food.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  11/21/2016 at 10:25 PM

    Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Chinese.... couldn't pick just one

  • t.t  on  11/26/2016 at 10:12 PM

    it changes, but right now i'm loving middle eastern food

  • madamepince  on  11/28/2016 at 11:24 AM

    Whichever one I'm eating at the moment!

  • MCDForm  on  11/28/2016 at 6:17 PM

    I love Lao cuisine. Spicy and funky.

  • thecharlah  on  11/28/2016 at 8:28 PM

    I love Chinese food. My love affair started in Sichuan, but I've since discovered that there are many diverse cuisines.

  • tcjanes  on  11/28/2016 at 11:33 PM

    Middle Eastern

  • FieenaZ  on  11/29/2016 at 2:04 PM

    Asian in general, Japanese specifically

  • camtncook  on  11/29/2016 at 5:44 PM

    Southeast Asian...

  • Emily Hope  on  11/30/2016 at 11:15 AM

    South indian food-- I love dosas!

  • Smokeydoke  on  11/30/2016 at 1:07 PM


  • jillsharaf  on  11/30/2016 at 10:16 PM

    I love food. I eat sushi out. In my home cooking I use Asian influences. I love sweet, salty and spicy. I think fish sauce can round out flavors. Salads are often made better with cilantro, mint and basil.

  • lsgourmet  on  12/1/2016 at 5:55 PM

    I have no favorite cuisine. Some weeks I'll be into Middle Eastern then find myself fascinated by an ingredient that makes me try it in Indian food. I drift, I love it and I never get bored.

  • elysek  on  12/1/2016 at 7:17 PM

    I adore almost all cuisines including Indian, Middle Eastern, and Asian.

  • AGENT99  on  12/2/2016 at 3:26 AM

    My favourite is Indian

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