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. 

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  • SilverSage  on  October 31, 2016

    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  October 31, 2016

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

  • beetlebug  on  October 31, 2016

    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  October 31, 2016

    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  October 31, 2016

    Southeast Asian. Would love to try these recipes!

  • jenmacgregor18  on  October 31, 2016

    Southeast Asian for me.

  • Asparagusberry  on  October 31, 2016

    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  October 31, 2016

    I'd love to try more Indian techniques.

  • Jenny  on  October 31, 2016

    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  October 31, 2016

    I like isRaeli food

  • lgroom  on  October 31, 2016

    I love Indian food.

  • gjelizabeth  on  October 31, 2016

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

  • JulieG1002  on  October 31, 2016

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

  • jlg84  on  October 31, 2016

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

  • IsaSim  on  October 31, 2016

    Love Indian food!

  • sgump  on  October 31, 2016

    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  November 1, 2016

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

  • bfg67  on  November 1, 2016


  • MmeFleiss  on  November 1, 2016

    I love Vietnamese food.

  • annmartina  on  November 1, 2016

    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  November 1, 2016

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

  • edyenicole  on  November 1, 2016

    I love Pad Thai!

  • tennyogirl  on  November 1, 2016

    Korean food!

  • TrishaCP  on  November 1, 2016

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

  • alirov  on  November 1, 2016

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

  • Rosesrpink50  on  November 1, 2016

    Mexican, Chinese and Thai.

  • kayanelson  on  November 2, 2016


  • Rinshin  on  November 2, 2016

    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  November 2, 2016

    Moroccan and Persian

  • ydixon57  on  November 3, 2016

    Greek food

  • annieski  on  November 3, 2016

    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  November 3, 2016

    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  November 3, 2016

    My favourite international cuisine is definitely Japanese!

  • Therese  on  November 4, 2016

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

  • Lafauvette  on  November 5, 2016

    So hard to choose! Probably Middle Eastern though.

  • PennyG  on  November 5, 2016

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

  • percussion03  on  November 5, 2016

    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  November 6, 2016

    Northern Spain

  • angelanorr  on  November 8, 2016


  • Teruska  on  November 8, 2016

    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  November 11, 2016


  • cheftina888  on  November 12, 2016

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

  • ravensfan  on  November 14, 2016

    Japanese food

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  November 14, 2016

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

  • Lyndaherman  on  November 17, 2016


  • echilt5  on  November 21, 2016


  • vinochic  on  November 21, 2016

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

  • deucemom  on  November 21, 2016

    I want to learn more about Japanese food.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  November 21, 2016

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

  • t.t  on  November 26, 2016

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

  • madamepince  on  November 28, 2016

    Whichever one I'm eating at the moment!

  • MCDForm  on  November 28, 2016

    I love Lao cuisine. Spicy and funky.

  • thecharlah  on  November 28, 2016

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

  • tcjanes  on  November 28, 2016

    Middle Eastern

  • FieenaZ  on  November 29, 2016

    Asian in general, Japanese specifically

  • camtncook  on  November 29, 2016

    Southeast Asian…

  • Emily Hope  on  November 30, 2016

    South indian food– I love dosas!

  • Smokeydoke  on  November 30, 2016


  • jillsharaf  on  November 30, 2016

    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  December 1, 2016

    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  December 1, 2016

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

  • AGENT99  on  December 2, 2016

    My favourite is Indian

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