Cookbook Giveaway - The Aleppo Cookbook

The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria by Marlene Matar is "a loving tribute to a little-known cuisine rich in flavors and traditions."

For more information on this title, please our review, author interview and recipe post

We are pleased to offer two 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 31, 2017.  (Note: This contest is running a little longer in order for the new shipment of books to arrive at the publisher.)

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  • ValerieHiddleston  on  2/23/2017 at 12:29 PM

    The desert truffles sound amazing!

  • jezpurr  on  2/23/2017 at 12:36 PM

    The pomegranate recipes sound really good!!!^_^

  • sarahawker  on  2/23/2017 at 1:32 PM

    The Kibbeh with walnut stuffing sounds like something from a restaurant back home.

  • SnarkyLarane  on  2/23/2017 at 1:36 PM

    Oh man, so many recipes sound good and so many new ingredients I've not tried before, great combination! A couple recipes stood out though, the Red pepper and Walnut spread, the yogurt recipes, and the artichoke bottoms would be first on the list to try.

  • Marcia1206  on  2/23/2017 at 2:29 PM

    Your review is terrific! I look forward to trying these recipes , especially The zucchini

  • cora429  on  2/23/2017 at 3:02 PM

    I have this cookbook out from the library right now, and am making the fish fillets with aleppo spices for dinner tonight. Next week I'm making the freekeh with rice and lamb, and the red lentil and lemon soup, but have so many other recipes bookmarked.

  • meggan  on  2/23/2017 at 3:04 PM

    I have always wanted try freekeh so probably Freekeh with rice and lamb (Tatbiqa).

  • jenmacgregor18  on  2/23/2017 at 3:34 PM

    I'd like to try the green bean stew for starters.

  • ninaarahgnis  on  2/23/2017 at 4:39 PM

    Kamayeh, the dessert truffles!

  • MeganGarcia  on  2/23/2017 at 7:27 PM

    Beirut hummus

  • lgroom  on  2/23/2017 at 9:22 PM

    I'll try the kibbeh and spinach stew first.

  • alexswang  on  2/23/2017 at 10:57 PM

    Leg of lamb with freekeh

  • sgump  on  2/23/2017 at 11:07 PM

    The spices in the zucchini omelets (ujjet koosa)--dried mint, ground cinnamon, and ground allspice--sound fabulous!

  • JenniferAnne  on  2/24/2017 at 3:22 AM

    The Baba ghanouj with vegetables (Baba ghannooj bi-khodar) interests me!

  • lhudson  on  2/24/2017 at 6:41 AM

    Meatballs in a Cherry Sauce

  • vickster  on  2/24/2017 at 6:56 AM

    Bulgur pilar with chickpeas

  • niniacedo  on  2/24/2017 at 7:43 AM

    The Baba ghanouj

  • Siegal  on  2/24/2017 at 8:25 AM

    Anything with eggplant!!

  • gjelizabeth  on  2/24/2017 at 9:06 AM

    Stuffed Mixed Vegetables: sounds tasty, colorful, and festive!

  • Dmartin997  on  2/24/2017 at 1:21 PM

    It all looks so good, especially the lamb recipes. Maybe stuffed mixed vegetables since we're trying to eat more veggies.

  • ravensfan  on  2/24/2017 at 1:26 PM

    Hidden love

  • Cookie24  on  2/24/2017 at 1:56 PM

    One of the recipes with lamb. Love lamb.

  • tapeitzman  on  2/24/2017 at 2:36 PM

    Aleppian batersh

  • tarae1204  on  2/24/2017 at 2:59 PM

    Stuffed zucchini is such great Middle Eastern comfort food, that's what I would try first.

  • rrwrites  on  2/24/2017 at 8:01 PM

    carrot salad

  • hirsheys  on  2/24/2017 at 11:01 PM

    Traveling Jew - the ingredients look great, plus it describes me!

  • TrishaCP  on  2/25/2017 at 3:25 AM

    Would love to try this version of muhammara.

  • ccav  on  2/25/2017 at 10:51 AM

    Aleppian batersh sounds delicious

  • Rinshin  on  2/25/2017 at 1:40 PM


  • JCBaldassare  on  2/25/2017 at 3:44 PM

    One of the stuffed vegetables--the vegetarian version sounds interesting.

  • rchesser  on  2/25/2017 at 8:33 PM

    I'd love to try Baba ghanouj with pomegranate molasses (Baba ghannooj bi-dibs al-rimman), I love almost anything that has pomegranate molasses as an ingredient.

  • AnnaZed  on  2/26/2017 at 1:54 AM

    I want to make Artichoke bottoms (Ardishawkeh) (page 14) from The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria by Marlene Matar

  • hillsboroks  on  2/26/2017 at 8:59 AM

    The Syrian fishcakes would be a fun new way to use up the fish my husband brings home.

  • Teruska  on  2/26/2017 at 10:20 AM

    Pomegranate Molasses ~ it seems to be an ingredient in many of the other recipes I want to try.

  • monique.potel  on  2/26/2017 at 10:48 AM

    stuffed lambs tongue i love organ meat and i dont think i have ever tasted lambs tongue

  • monique.potel  on  2/26/2017 at 10:56 AM

    stuffed lambs tongue i love organ meat and i dont think i have ever tasted lambs tongue

  • Joy001  on  2/26/2017 at 11:15 AM

    Red pepper and walnut spread (Muhammad).

  • imjammin2  on  2/26/2017 at 12:07 PM

    I would try the Baba Ghanouj!

  • SamanthaV  on  2/26/2017 at 6:16 PM

    What an amazing cookbook. I just purchased seeds for some Syrian Peppers and Eggplants that were collected there, it would be great to use them in a recipe when I grow them this year. I'd love to try out some of the Pomegranate recipes like the Pomegranate Molasses since I have 2 Pomegranate trees in my backyard.

  • mpdeb98  on  2/26/2017 at 6:40 PM

    Baba Ghanouj with vegetables

  • lebarron2001  on  2/27/2017 at 4:12 PM

    Fish and Potato Bake

  • motherofpearl81  on  2/28/2017 at 9:55 AM

    Zucchini and garlic in olive oil (Mtawamet al-koosa)

  • ballen  on  3/1/2017 at 4:47 AM

    Baked fish with tahini sauce (Samak taratore)

  • bakeswithlove2369  on  3/2/2017 at 2:26 PM

    I look forward to making many of my favorite Syrian dishes ...excited to try their versions of foods an old boyfriend of Syrian descent, taught me

  • Elena Rose  on  3/2/2017 at 9:47 PM

    red lentil and rice soup

  • agale723  on  3/3/2017 at 10:00 PM

    Meat and pistachio mortadella (Mortadella) (page 56)

  • t.t  on  3/4/2017 at 12:22 AM

    Biwaz bread

  • ToPieFor  on  3/4/2017 at 10:59 AM


  • tmitra  on  3/4/2017 at 3:13 PM

    Meatballs in sour cherry sauce!

  • shoffmann  on  3/4/2017 at 4:38 PM

    Eggplant and garlic in olive oil

  • earthnfire  on  3/4/2017 at 7:40 PM

    Aleppo kebab (Kabab halabi)

  • Deneenm  on  3/4/2017 at 7:47 PM

    Lentils with bulgar and caramelized onion (Mjaddaret burghol)

  • PennyG  on  3/6/2017 at 9:33 PM

    Baked Fish with Tahini Sauce!

  • LarissaPrusak  on  3/7/2017 at 2:06 PM

    I still have some Freekeh in my cupboard I want to use. So a recipe for Freekeh I would cook.

  • bstewart  on  3/8/2017 at 12:52 PM

    I have been so eager to get my hands on this cookbook! The grilled kabobs with artichoke hearts sounds super!

  • DimSumMamma  on  3/10/2017 at 9:20 AM

    Lady bracelet's kibbeh. What a fun name. Who wouldn't want to try that?

  • rashaye  on  3/10/2017 at 2:52 PM

    Pomegranate molasses. Gosh those pomegranates on the book cover are beautiful!

  • Joy001  on  3/10/2017 at 5:20 PM

    Baba ghanouj with pomegranate molasses.

  • skyejaden  on  3/10/2017 at 8:15 PM

    I would love to try the Beirut hummus!

  • Julia  on  3/10/2017 at 9:40 PM

    Red pepper and walnut spread.

  • Nancith  on  3/10/2017 at 10:32 PM

    How about Stuffed tomatoes in pomegranate molasses?

  • idylls  on  3/11/2017 at 5:26 AM

    I adore pomegranate molasses--I use it in many dishes and dressings. I would love to make my own.

  • jdlt  on  3/11/2017 at 10:01 AM

    I'd love to try the artichoke bottoms!

  • fiarose  on  3/11/2017 at 1:44 PM

    i love muhammara, definitely one of the first--okra stew, though, or baked fish with tahini sauce!

  • Caypron  on  3/11/2017 at 2:31 PM

    The chicken with tahini sounds like a winner.

  • ktwalla  on  3/12/2017 at 1:26 PM

    Kebab wrapped eggplant

  • Klinstrum  on  3/12/2017 at 3:09 PM

    Bulgar and yogurt dip sounds like a winner

  • imaluckyducky  on  3/12/2017 at 9:16 PM

    Stuffed cabbage leaves (Malfoof mahshi)

  • Uhmandanicole  on  3/13/2017 at 1:06 AM

    Leg of lamb with vinegar and bulgar

  • Karla123  on  3/13/2017 at 9:52 AM

    I love the flavor of roasted peppers and would be eager to try the "Roasted red pepper salad."

  • annmartina  on  3/13/2017 at 1:35 PM

    Actually, I would pass it onto a friend of mine who is a recent refuge from Syria and is separated form the rest of her family.

  • kimtrev  on  3/15/2017 at 3:33 PM

    Chili and garlic kebab (Kabab khashkhash)

  • akrupnick  on  3/15/2017 at 7:21 PM

    The freekah stuffing. I love freekah!

  • sbh2006  on  3/15/2017 at 10:29 PM

    I'm currently baking my way through "Cook for Syria" and will be reviewing the upcoming "Syria: Recipes from Home." I love Syrian cuisine and would love to try the eggplant beurak first!

  • SujataNaik  on  3/15/2017 at 10:30 PM

    Stuffed cabbage leaves! Yum!

  • juazella  on  3/16/2017 at 11:59 PM

    Freekeh stuffing

  • southerncooker  on  3/17/2017 at 2:40 AM

    I'd like to try making Pomegranate molasses since I can't find them locally and fell in love with them when we lived in California briefly.

  • RSW  on  3/17/2017 at 9:04 AM

    Hummus (Hummus bi-tahina)

  • percussion03  on  3/18/2017 at 9:17 PM

    Stuffed Swiss chard

  • Dechen  on  3/20/2017 at 1:01 PM

    Red pepper and walnut spread.

  • Aggie92  on  3/20/2017 at 3:02 PM

    Rose petal jam...sounds intriguing!

  • thecharlah  on  3/23/2017 at 9:02 PM

    It's hard to pick since I'm fairly unfamiliar with the region, but the Watermelon jam looks tasty!

  • skipeterson  on  3/24/2017 at 3:47 PM

    Stuffed ajjour (Ajjour mahshi) looks good.

  • edyenicole  on  3/25/2017 at 9:16 PM

    I'd like to make chickpeas (hummus.)

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

    I want to try the Red pepper and walnut spread (Muhammara)

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 11:43 PM

    Kibbeh with walnut stuffing. Mmmm.

  • jlh39  on  3/27/2017 at 5:06 PM

    Green bean stew

  • JenJoLa  on  3/28/2017 at 12:10 AM

    Chicken in Tahini Sauce

  • sedm3949  on  3/29/2017 at 11:23 AM

    Kibbeh and spinach stew!

  • Klinstrum  on  3/29/2017 at 11:18 PM

    Baba ganoush

  • anastasiiap  on  3/30/2017 at 6:07 PM

    Baba ghanouj with vegetables

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 12:27 PM

    Aleppo spice mix

  • ljscampos  on  3/31/2017 at 1:45 PM

    Red pepper walnut spread.

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