Cookbook Giveaway - Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights: Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea by John Gregory-Smith captures the glorious diverse food of Turkey.

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post which shares a recipe for those delicious borek shown on the book cover. 

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US.

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

What recipe in the index  would you try first?

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 at midnight on March 25, 2017

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  • sefardicook  on  2/21/2017 at 8:01 AM

    I'd like to try one of the borek recipes. I have a great collection of Turkish cookbooks, but this would be an important addition.

  • Kerreydp  on  2/21/2017 at 8:05 AM

    I'd try the poached eggs and yogurt recipe.

  • ballen  on  2/21/2017 at 8:42 AM

    Sardine croquettes

  • niniacedo  on  2/21/2017 at 9:03 AM

    I'd love to make the Honey Baklava

  • jr0717  on  2/21/2017 at 9:05 AM

    The spoon salad actually sounds really refreshing, and a nice addition to the table come warmer weather!

  • suzhecker  on  2/21/2017 at 9:21 AM

    I'd like to make the wild rice, kale, chilli and pomegranate salad!

  • jenmacgregor18  on  2/21/2017 at 9:37 AM

    Too many choices....but the Chilli salad looks good. I'd like to try my hand at Pomegranate jam too.

  • Mariarosa  on  2/21/2017 at 9:48 AM

    I'm looking at the Prawns with sun-dried tomatoes and butter....yum!

  • armymum13  on  2/21/2017 at 11:11 AM

    I can't pick just one!!!! I've made Pide before (yum!!) LOVE kofte!!! OHHHH Honey Baklava..... Or the Pomegranate Jam... but probably would want to try and make the Alacati Borek...

  • meggan  on  2/21/2017 at 11:13 AM

    Charred sumac and oregano chicken wings - heck yeah!

  • Mrs. L  on  2/21/2017 at 1:27 PM

    Prawns with sun-dried tomatoes and butter (and now I'm curious about Turkish Red Pepper Flakes).

  • RSW  on  2/21/2017 at 1:35 PM

    M's Basil Tabbouleh

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  2/21/2017 at 1:37 PM

    I love to make the lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken.

  • Rinshin  on  2/21/2017 at 2:14 PM

    Chargrilled squid with smoked aubergine

  • enassar  on  2/21/2017 at 2:15 PM

    Anything with eggplants and yogurt, probably two of my favourite ingredients.

  • margjohn  on  2/21/2017 at 2:15 PM

    I would love to try "Stuffed meaball köfte" (sic!). I have yet to find the perfect kofte recipe. (not sure if the typo is in the book or in the EYB).

  • Sunshine1  on  2/21/2017 at 3:27 PM

    Sardine Croquettes, Stuffed meatball, Eggplants, Chicken recipe with lemons and apricots. So hungry now!! All the recipes sound fabulous.

  • Barbara14  on  2/21/2017 at 4:04 PM

    there is almost too much choice - but if I have to bring it down to just one, I'd make Baked eggs and spinach. Sounds like a lovely light lunch/brunch dish.

  • TrishaCP  on  2/21/2017 at 6:19 PM

    One of the borek recipes.

  • rchesser  on  2/21/2017 at 6:26 PM

    Trabzon-baked cod

  • ravensfan  on  2/21/2017 at 6:43 PM

    Fisherman's stew

  • glennieglennie  on  2/21/2017 at 7:10 PM

    Personally, I would love to learn to make the dolmas or the kofte because they are my favorite to get from the shops around here (but I know my husband would go ga-ga over the poached eggs with yogurt and avocado dish!).

  • Uhmandanicole  on  2/21/2017 at 7:36 PM

    The charred squid with smoked aubergine sounds amazing. I've never cooked or eaten (to my knowledge) Turkish food before but I'm pretty sure that this will be the first thing I make!

  • lgroom  on  2/21/2017 at 8:40 PM

    I think I'd go with the cabbage dolma first.

  • sgump  on  2/21/2017 at 9:00 PM

    Granny's pilav looks delightful--particularly with the inclusion of chicken livers (in addition to the lovely spices, pine nuts, and the like).

  • JCBaldassare  on  2/21/2017 at 9:32 PM

    I almost bought this book for the black olive pulled lamb alone.

  • hillsboroks  on  2/21/2017 at 11:15 PM

    The Fisherman's Stew looks great!

  • annieski  on  2/22/2017 at 5:21 AM

    Artichoke & Olive Pride, sans chicken

  • lhudson  on  2/22/2017 at 6:50 AM

    Lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken

  • motherofpearl81  on  2/22/2017 at 7:05 AM

    I would like to try Turkish-style French toast

  • vickster  on  2/22/2017 at 7:27 AM

    Aubergine and Lamb Kofte

  • Siegal  on  2/22/2017 at 8:25 AM

    Baklava is my fav

  • keelz23  on  2/22/2017 at 11:28 AM

    I would love to try the cabbage dolma. Cabbage and lamb sounds delicious.

  • Ladyberd  on  2/22/2017 at 11:57 AM

    I'd try Baby octopus, tomato, olive and oregano salad - I love octopus and this sounds amazing!

  • comestible  on  2/22/2017 at 3:13 PM

    Sign me up for Char Grilled Squid with Aubergine.

  • gjelizabeth  on  2/22/2017 at 6:40 PM

    Poached eggs, yogurt and avocado, because I like eggs cooked in stuff and this sounds like a new approach.

  • Klinstrum  on  2/22/2017 at 11:38 PM

    I'd try the pomegranate beef skewers it everything sounds great.

  • Frenchfoodie  on  2/23/2017 at 4:22 AM

    The trabzon baked cod looks good to me, we usually have the ingredients in and it would be good to discover a new cod dish.

  • zarprey  on  2/23/2017 at 5:21 AM

    Everything looks amazing but I love french toast so the Turkish-style French toast (Yumurtali ekmek) seems like a good place to start!

  • dbielick  on  2/23/2017 at 6:28 AM

    Semolina lemon cake

  • hellmanmd  on  2/23/2017 at 7:46 AM

    The freekeh salad sounds good.

  • cocecitycook  on  2/23/2017 at 8:35 AM

    Turkish French toast

  • Lafauvette  on  2/23/2017 at 9:01 AM

    The butter bean recipe...I love butter beans!

  • rashaye  on  2/23/2017 at 9:54 AM

    Cabbage dolmas - I love stuffed anything!

  • sarahawker  on  2/23/2017 at 1:40 PM

    Beef, okra and lemon stew as I still have a lot of the okra bounty from last summer in the freezer!

  • SnarkyLarane  on  2/23/2017 at 1:49 PM

    Sardine croquettes sound interesting.

  • ninaarahgnis  on  2/23/2017 at 4:36 PM

    Sardine croquettes!

  • MeganGarcia  on  2/23/2017 at 7:31 PM

    Chicken shish

  • alexswang  on  2/23/2017 at 11:01 PM

    Charred sumac and oregano chicken wings

  • Sfgordon  on  2/24/2017 at 1:05 AM

    simit kebab with lamb and pistachio!

  • JenniferAnne  on  2/24/2017 at 3:30 AM

    The Calamari with tarator sauce sounds good -- I love Calamari!

  • Dmartin997  on  2/24/2017 at 1:31 PM

    Definitely the walnut and pomegranate rice pudding. Looks wonderful.

  • tapeitzman  on  2/24/2017 at 2:44 PM

    Kale, spinach, pomegranate and walnuts

  • rrwrites  on  2/24/2017 at 8:04 PM

    blackened cauliflower or red pepper dip

  • hirsheys  on  2/24/2017 at 11:04 PM

    Aubergine and lamb kofte - two of my favorite foods, eggplant and meatballs!

  • Teruska  on  2/25/2017 at 4:44 PM

    Calamari with Tarator Sauce

  • Sofie168  on  2/25/2017 at 8:08 PM

    They all sound good!

  • AnnaZed  on  2/26/2017 at 1:44 AM

    I want to make Butter beans with sujuk (page 23) from Turkish Delights: Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea by John Gregory-Smith

  • zarprey  on  2/26/2017 at 6:18 AM

    Aubergine salad! I am always looking for new ways to use eggplant!

  • Joy001  on  2/26/2017 at 11:07 AM

    Classic Spoon Salad!

  • monique.potel  on  2/26/2017 at 11:48 AM

    everything is so tempting but Liver onions and sumac (Arnavut cigeri) atracted my gourmandise would love to try

  • Deneenm  on  2/27/2017 at 11:56 AM

    the lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken!

  • Teawench  on  2/28/2017 at 2:38 PM

    Spiced chicken and bulgur pilav with a crunchy walnut topping

  • kbennall  on  2/28/2017 at 4:14 PM

    Butter beans with Sujuk! Yummm.

  • Marcia1206  on  2/28/2017 at 9:53 PM

    The octopus salad! We can't get enough!

  • Elena Rose  on  3/2/2017 at 9:53 PM

    aubergine and lamb kofte

  • sarahcooks  on  3/3/2017 at 8:44 PM

    Red pepper dip! Red peppers, walnuts and dill? Yum!

  • agale723  on  3/3/2017 at 10:06 PM

    Chicken stuffed with spinach and cheese (page 151)

  • skline  on  3/4/2017 at 12:00 AM

    I would have to do a savory and a sweet....The Pomegranate Beef Skewers and the Honey Baklava.

  • t.t  on  3/4/2017 at 3:42 AM

    spinach pide

  • ToPieFor  on  3/4/2017 at 11:07 AM

    Herby courgette fritters

  • tmitra  on  3/4/2017 at 3:17 PM

    Lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken!

  • earthnfire  on  3/4/2017 at 7:44 PM

    Poached eggs, yogurt and avocado

  • PennyG  on  3/7/2017 at 8:56 PM

    Mussel Pilav!

  • bstewart  on  3/8/2017 at 12:46 PM

    The lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken sounds great!

  • verorenee  on  3/8/2017 at 3:46 PM

    Village pancakes

  • DimSumMamma  on  3/10/2017 at 9:25 AM

    Walnut pasta. I love walnuts!

  • rashaye  on  3/10/2017 at 2:49 PM

    Cabbage dolmas. I love them!

  • knitgirl86  on  3/10/2017 at 2:56 PM

    I'm planning to spend my winters in Turkey beginning next year, so I want to learn to cook all the food!

  • rennots  on  3/10/2017 at 3:24 PM

    Alacati borek

  • Lynled  on  3/10/2017 at 4:12 PM

    Baby octopus, tomato, olive and oregano salad sounds right up my alley!

  • Joy001  on  3/10/2017 at 5:23 PM

    Fried halloumi with herby salsa. I love Turkish food!

  • Su2cool  on  3/10/2017 at 5:43 PM

    The dish on the cover is enticing.

  • BarbaraM48  on  3/10/2017 at 5:55 PM

    Love the wild rice and kale salad.

  • Julia  on  3/10/2017 at 9:44 PM

    Aubergine salad.

  • CapeCodCook  on  3/10/2017 at 9:50 PM

    I want to try Alaçati Borek. They look so appetizing!

  • Nancith  on  3/10/2017 at 10:37 PM

    Orange and celeriac salad is different & sounds refreshing.

  • AsTheNight  on  3/11/2017 at 4:26 AM

    "Poached eggs, yogurt and avocado" - I love all three things, but never thought to combine them.

  • idylls  on  3/11/2017 at 5:42 AM

    Aubergine salad!

  • ojailyn  on  3/11/2017 at 9:48 AM

    Every turkish recipe is a delight...

  • fiarose  on  3/11/2017 at 1:54 PM

    literally any of the smoked aubergine recipes, but especially with chargrilled squid--or freekeh, pomegranate, black olive salad, or baby octopus, tomato, olive, oregano salad, or scallops with black pepper and thyme, or baked sea bass with raki, or fisherman's stew, or garlicky okra, or pepper dolma, or semolina lemon cake...oh my goodness

  • drb  on  3/12/2017 at 9:11 AM

    I'd like to try the Trabzon-baked cod. I've never cooked with preserved lemons and look forward to seeing how they combine with the black olives, tomatoes, and parsley.

  • imaluckyducky  on  3/12/2017 at 9:03 PM

    Alaçati borek

  • kitchen_chick  on  3/13/2017 at 3:22 PM

    Seared tuna, orange and caper salad! Three ingredients I love and go well together.

  • rosalee  on  3/13/2017 at 8:07 PM

    Pomegranate jam sounds delightful!

  • Lem9579  on  3/14/2017 at 3:50 PM

    Garlicky Okra.

  • kimtrev  on  3/15/2017 at 3:29 PM

    Alaçati borek

  • Karla123  on  3/15/2017 at 6:25 PM

    Love all the ingredients in this "Olive and herb salad."

  • akrupnick  on  3/15/2017 at 7:17 PM

    The butter beans. I've cooked from a lot of Turkish cookbooks, but haven't seen a recipe like that one.

  • sbh2006  on  3/15/2017 at 10:26 PM

    Turkish cuisine is my absolute favorite - I was lucky enough to take a class with Ozlem of Ozlem's Turkish Table and I have dozens of Turkish books. The baked eggs with spinach, tahin pekmez toast, and freekeh, yogurt, and spinach salad all sound amazing! Thank you EYB for another fantastic giveaway.

  • juazella  on  3/16/2017 at 11:55 PM

    Aubergine salad

  • southerncooker  on  3/17/2017 at 2:46 AM

    Cheesy beef köfte sounds good.

  • Redheadedcook  on  3/18/2017 at 4:55 PM

    Turkish French Toast

  • percussion03  on  3/18/2017 at 9:14 PM

    Fried halloumi with herby salsa

  • Dechen  on  3/20/2017 at 1:53 PM

    Turkish style French toast as well as the vegetable stew.

  • Aggie92  on  3/20/2017 at 2:54 PM

    Kebabs! Warm weather is right around the corner and I'm ready to fire up the grill.

  • ktwalla  on  3/24/2017 at 1:41 PM

    I'd like to try the pomegranate jam.

  • skipeterson  on  3/24/2017 at 3:43 PM

    Denizli aubergine dolma sounds interesting.

  • edyenicole  on  3/25/2017 at 9:18 PM

    I like the black sea pancake recipe

  • auntietina  on  3/26/2017 at 12:24 AM

    Pomegranate jam sounds delicious.

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 10:58 PM

    I'm on a spring canning kick, and have all the supplies out, so I think I'd have to start with the pomegranate jam (plus I have more Meyer lemons that need to be used up!)

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