Cookbook Giveaway - Ingredient by Ali Bouzari

Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food by Ali Bouzari is a "how cooking works manual" that any serious cook should devour. You can read more about this title in our review post.
 

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.  

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What is your favorite ingredient that you turn to time and again?

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 January 2nd, 2017. Be sure to check your email folders for notifications or check back on this post on the 2nd.

87 Comments

  • camtncook  on  12/1/2016 at 1:06 PM

    Ghee

  • Siegal  on  12/1/2016 at 1:43 PM

    I use garlic! So much garlic

  • DJBWA  on  12/1/2016 at 2:11 PM

    Ginger!

  • meggan  on  12/1/2016 at 2:19 PM

    Bacon, of course.

  • FieenaZ  on  12/1/2016 at 2:20 PM

    Rosemary and garlic...

  • lhudson  on  12/1/2016 at 2:52 PM

    Garlic and more garlic.

  • jr0717  on  12/1/2016 at 3:04 PM

    Cinnamon. Great for sweet dishes, savory dishes, and drinks as well!

  • Titch  on  12/1/2016 at 3:07 PM

    Rosemary :) x

  • Maura  on  12/1/2016 at 3:42 PM

    Thyme and garlic

  • tennyogirl  on  12/1/2016 at 4:06 PM

    Cinnamon

  • tmatthey  on  12/1/2016 at 5:36 PM

    Aliums, in general; but, okay, just one? Onions.

  • alexswang  on  12/1/2016 at 11:26 PM

    Onions

  • kitchenfrolic  on  12/2/2016 at 12:59 AM

    Lots of garlic! :)

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  12/2/2016 at 1:31 AM

    Butter :)

  • jlemoine  on  12/2/2016 at 9:17 AM

    Oil packed Sundried tomatoes add a good punch of flavor to almost anything.

  • gallucci  on  12/2/2016 at 9:55 AM

    tomatoes!

  • sharifah  on  12/2/2016 at 10:20 AM

    chillies!

  • Cruisin14fun  on  12/2/2016 at 2:03 PM

    Salt

  • rchesser  on  12/2/2016 at 6:23 PM

    Salt

  • sgump  on  12/2/2016 at 7:07 PM

    Vinegars of many types

  • gjelizabeth  on  12/2/2016 at 11:32 PM

    Garlic, garlic, always garlic!

  • t.t  on  12/3/2016 at 12:35 AM

    I always have some sort of alium (garlic, onions, etc.) around...

  • JanScholl  on  12/3/2016 at 1:48 AM

    garlic-smoked, raw, with sugar and even with peanut butter!

  • ravensfan  on  12/3/2016 at 4:29 PM

    Butter!

  • hillsboroks  on  12/3/2016 at 7:07 PM

    Garlic always makes it better!

  • Marcia1206  on  12/3/2016 at 11:17 PM

    Garlic and butter with rosemart

  • alirov  on  12/4/2016 at 1:40 AM

    It seems to be the most popular answer but I'll go with garlic as well.

  • tcjanes  on  12/4/2016 at 12:56 PM

    Maldon salt.

  • trudys_person  on  12/4/2016 at 8:54 PM

    Chocolate! No question ...

  • annieski  on  12/5/2016 at 1:53 AM

    Salt, lemon juice

  • tarae1204  on  12/5/2016 at 11:01 AM

    Honey

  • Orielle  on  12/5/2016 at 11:56 AM

    Cheese

  • tofoodie  on  12/5/2016 at 1:24 PM

    Parmesan!

  • sarahawker  on  12/5/2016 at 3:34 PM

    Bacon fat

  • Katiefayhutson  on  12/5/2016 at 9:33 PM

    Salt, pepper, and garlic

  • vinochic  on  12/7/2016 at 1:35 PM

    salt and garlic

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  12/8/2016 at 1:43 AM

    Hands down, my favourite ingredient that goes into almost everything I cook is garlic.

  • PennyG  on  12/8/2016 at 8:19 PM

    EVOO!

  • scotchgrrl  on  12/9/2016 at 4:14 PM

    Broth. I have been using broth in so many dishes lately, any place that says water in a savory dish gets an appropriate broth instead.

  • Rdrunner  on  12/9/2016 at 4:21 PM

    Garlic and rosemary.

  • kitchen_chick  on  12/9/2016 at 4:25 PM

    How to pick just one? Garlic. I like to cook dishes from many cuisines, and it's used often in all of my favorite cuisines.

  • Masmoral  on  12/9/2016 at 4:52 PM

    Garlic

  • Lindsdav  on  12/9/2016 at 7:19 PM

    Umeboshi

  • cadfael  on  12/9/2016 at 8:37 PM

    Salt, garlic, olive oil

  • Styarna  on  12/9/2016 at 8:40 PM

    Butter - makes everything delicious!

  • mtrail01  on  12/9/2016 at 9:06 PM

    Salt

  • ncollyer  on  12/9/2016 at 9:28 PM

    Saffron

  • sandiemidd  on  12/9/2016 at 11:32 PM

    Fresh ginger.

  • Waderu  on  12/10/2016 at 9:30 AM

    lemon juice

  • MaineDruid  on  12/10/2016 at 11:27 AM

    Olive oil

  • bevie19  on  12/10/2016 at 11:59 AM

    Chili pepper, any kind, and always!

  • Agaillard  on  12/10/2016 at 2:01 PM

    Creme fraiche (I mean the real deal, not soured cream which is not as rich)

  • mfl  on  12/10/2016 at 7:12 PM

    lemon zest

  • infotrop  on  12/10/2016 at 8:07 PM

    lemon

  • pandapotamus  on  12/10/2016 at 11:03 PM

    garlic!

  • nadiam1000  on  12/11/2016 at 7:52 AM

    butter for baking, always, and olive oil, rosemary and black pepper for cooking

  • sweetmarah  on  12/12/2016 at 7:32 AM

    caramelized onions

  • bfg67  on  12/12/2016 at 12:18 PM

    salt

  • stevenpeters  on  12/14/2016 at 10:53 PM

    coconut milk

  • Teruska  on  12/15/2016 at 10:29 AM

    Zest. Zest.

  • Missdith34  on  12/15/2016 at 11:05 AM

    Onions

  • anightowl  on  12/15/2016 at 1:59 PM

    Onions

  • inflytur  on  12/15/2016 at 2:28 PM

    celery salt

  • catmommy9  on  12/15/2016 at 3:14 PM

    Garlic

  • thewife1992  on  12/15/2016 at 7:18 PM

    I love to use homemade chicken stock. I use it all the time in pasta e fagioli, avgolemono, lentil soup and chicken and dumplings!

  • Radiantpurple  on  12/16/2016 at 7:08 PM

    The Trinity!! Onions, Celery & Carrots

  • MrRichTea  on  12/19/2016 at 6:47 PM

    I love garlic

  • Littlebirdchoc  on  12/20/2016 at 8:33 AM

    Butter

  • Dmartin997  on  12/22/2016 at 5:58 PM

    Balsamic vinegar

  • thecharlah  on  12/22/2016 at 7:51 PM

    I would have to say garlic! It's used in such a variety of recipes...

  • WordCheck  on  12/23/2016 at 12:08 AM

    Homegrown tomatoes - roasted with a little olive oil then pureed and frozen in 400g blocks.

  • Caralyn  on  12/23/2016 at 2:26 AM

    Creme Fraiche d'Isigny -rich, unctuous, adds flavour and texture to both savoury and sweet dishes.

  • Lafauvette  on  12/23/2016 at 9:55 AM

    olive oil

  • Mayandbill  on  12/26/2016 at 2:07 PM

    Could not live without Parmesan!

  • zschoppa  on  12/26/2016 at 5:17 PM

    Nutmeg! Nutmeg makes everything better (we...maybe not everything), espcially pasta dishes.

  • Sfgordon  on  12/27/2016 at 1:05 AM

    any acidic ingredients - citrus, tomatoes, vinegar, etc. food just would not taste as good without the zing

  • silversand  on  12/27/2016 at 4:03 AM

    Onions :) so versatile and great in almost anything, either raw or cooked!

  • Curlyfatkins  on  12/30/2016 at 10:57 AM

    Garlic are a must add

  • angiehoggett  on  12/30/2016 at 12:01 PM

    garlic

  • GrooveHeart  on  12/31/2016 at 3:09 AM

    Cumin

  • lovelily1001  on  12/31/2016 at 9:11 AM

    salt!

  • ballen  on  12/31/2016 at 3:12 PM

    Garlic!

  • clairedavey  on  1/1/2017 at 5:41 AM

    has to be garlic as we use it a lot in a lot of our slow cooked meals xx

  • Jpt70  on  1/1/2017 at 12:16 PM

    Garlic, must use a couple of bulbs a week

  • cuddlebunny  on  1/1/2017 at 3:31 PM

    Has to be garlic i use it in everything

  • AGENT99  on  1/2/2017 at 3:14 AM

    Sriracha sauce

  • lgroom  on  1/2/2017 at 6:59 PM

    If it ain't a dessert, it's probably getting garlic.

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