Cookbook Giveaway - Divine Food

Divine Food: Israeli and Palestinian Food Culture and Recipes by David Haliva is  one of those cookbooks that if I never cooked a recipe from it, I would still be madly in love with its beauty. This book has substance to complement its beauty - I want to cook all the recipes and am making a cake from the book today. 

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer two copies of Divine Food to our EYB Members worldwide. 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 make first?

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  • monique.potel  on  2/26/2017 at 10:24 AM

    i would start with tiberias style fried gefilte fish

  • AGENT99  on  2/26/2017 at 10:29 AM

    I'd love to try the Za'atar pastry - I know my local supermarket carries Za'atar!

  • Marcia1206  on  2/26/2017 at 10:35 AM

    I'd make the fish semiyeh with tahini

  • hirsheys  on  2/26/2017 at 10:36 AM

    Slow-roasted Beef Brisket. I've never met a brisket I didn't like.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  2/26/2017 at 10:37 AM

    This book sounds amazing! Would love to make the Fried Gefilte Fish, the Fish Soup and the Israeli Kugel. Would be psyched to win!

  • sefardicook  on  2/26/2017 at 10:44 AM

    Wow, do I need this book. It has everything I'm working on. I especially want to experiment more with Za'atar.

  • Joy001  on  2/26/2017 at 11:05 AM

    Acre-style vegetable salad. Sounds delicious!!

  • tangaloor  on  2/26/2017 at 11:17 AM

    After the reviewer's recommendation of the pistachio cake, that's the one.

  • tinaellen  on  2/26/2017 at 11:17 AM

    Lamb Shwarma with tahini sauce!

  • GillB  on  2/26/2017 at 11:42 AM

    I'd love to try the steamed shrimp Dumplings

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  2/26/2017 at 12:09 PM

    The chocolate and halva roll.

  • Titch  on  2/26/2017 at 12:11 PM

    The baked eggs looks the most tempting in the index list :) x

  • cadfael  on  2/26/2017 at 12:15 PM

    Lamb shawarma with tahini (page 202)

  • kaivulagi  on  2/26/2017 at 12:44 PM

    The focaccia with mixed seeds looks really yummy.

  • ravensfan  on  2/26/2017 at 12:53 PM

    Rice pudding

  • Kristjudy  on  2/26/2017 at 1:14 PM

    Slow roasted brisket

  • Teruska  on  2/26/2017 at 1:17 PM

    Seafood Pan Roast sounds delicious!

  • gjelizabeth  on  2/26/2017 at 2:08 PM

    Baked eggs, as I am always looking for simple and different egg recipes.

  • wester  on  2/26/2017 at 2:14 PM

    There are some very interesting salads here, but still the recipe I would make first is the Lamb and fennel patties. Sounds like an interesting way to combine tasty ingredients.

  • jezpurr  on  2/26/2017 at 2:14 PM

    The Pistachio Cake!!!^_^

  • jr0717  on  2/26/2017 at 2:16 PM

    Too many choices! Definitely the pistachio cake, and then the labneh, to make all of the other dishes that incorporate it!

  • obbigttam  on  2/26/2017 at 4:41 PM

    Shakshuka with Eggplant - great tasting and nutritious way to start a day :)

  • jd5761  on  2/26/2017 at 5:00 PM

    Fried Gefilte Fish for me I think

  • lgroom  on  2/26/2017 at 5:42 PM

    Date and Almond Baklava is calling me.

  • mpdeb98  on  2/26/2017 at 6:33 PM

    Pistachio cake

  • IsaSim  on  2/26/2017 at 7:10 PM

    Roasted carrots with pomegranate and citrus sauce

  • readingtragic  on  2/26/2017 at 8:21 PM

    I don't even know what that is on the front cover, but I want it!

  • juazella  on  2/26/2017 at 10:08 PM

    Sweet pepper spread looks great

  • vickster  on  2/27/2017 at 7:17 AM

    Lamb Schawarma with tahini sauce sounds great!

  • NikkiPixie  on  2/27/2017 at 7:47 AM

    Freekeh and asparagus salad - I'm a little in love with both!

  • Siegal  on  2/27/2017 at 10:00 AM

    Shawarma is my fav!

  • lebarron2001  on  2/27/2017 at 10:09 AM

    The Chocolate Halva Roll sounds amazing

  • Deneenm  on  2/27/2017 at 11:38 AM

    Lentils & pomegranate for sure!

  • lauriesk  on  2/27/2017 at 1:27 PM

    The roasted lamb chops would tempt me.

  • meggan  on  2/27/2017 at 3:28 PM

    I am digging Rosewater malabi custard with wild berry syrup.

  • kbennall  on  2/27/2017 at 11:03 PM

    Nablus kibbeh; all the fish recipes, the warm spinach with yogurt dressing; all the lamb recipes...this all sounds fantastic.

  • AnnaZed  on  2/28/2017 at 12:37 AM

    I want to make Arugula salad with figs and sabras (page 37) from Divine Food: Israeli and Palestinian Food Culture and Recipes by David Haliva

  • DPowell  on  2/28/2017 at 6:40 AM

    I'd love to try making Sweet pepper spread . I've had it before and it's delicious !!

  • niniacedo  on  2/28/2017 at 9:28 AM

    The Date and almond baklava

  • motherofpearl81  on  2/28/2017 at 9:53 AM

    Roasted lamb chops

  • Teawench  on  2/28/2017 at 2:29 PM

    One of the spice mixes or the bagels. or falafal.

  • sarahawker  on  2/28/2017 at 2:47 PM

    Calzones with Tzfatit cheese

  • pmew  on  2/28/2017 at 6:13 PM

    Arugula and raw artichoke salad --- love how beautiful artichokes are

  • jessmonkey  on  2/28/2017 at 6:26 PM

    Fish seniyeh with tahini or baked eggs

  • JCBaldassare  on  2/28/2017 at 8:02 PM

    Black eyed peas with lamb!

  • JenniferAnne  on  3/1/2017 at 2:03 AM

    Date and almond maamoul is what I would probably make first! JenniferAnne74 @

  • ballen  on  3/1/2017 at 4:39 AM

    Black-eyed peas with lamb (Lubiya with lamb)

  • Astrid5555  on  3/1/2017 at 3:34 PM

    I am a strudel fanatic, so it has to be the citrus poppyseed strudel!

  • tarae1204  on  3/1/2017 at 4:21 PM

    I think I'll make the roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad for tonight!

  • Elena Rose  on  3/2/2017 at 9:43 PM

    I think the fish in salt and herb mantle

  • sgump  on  3/3/2017 at 9:21 PM

    I'd possibly start with the Jerusalem artichoke soup . . . but so many recipes sound delightful, really.

  • agale723  on  3/3/2017 at 9:57 PM

    Roasted red cabbage (page 113)

  • t.t  on  3/4/2017 at 12:04 AM

    Flatbread (Manakeesh)

  • MeganGarcia  on  3/4/2017 at 12:22 AM

    Onions stuffed with meat and rice

  • Cattyb  on  3/4/2017 at 2:47 AM

    Sephardic stuffed pastries - sound delicious!

  • Joyceeong  on  3/4/2017 at 8:59 AM

    Za'atar Pastry, I love za'atar!

  • ToPieFor  on  3/4/2017 at 10:54 AM

    Grilled grouper w/white wine and butternut squash etc

  • earthnfire  on  3/4/2017 at 7:24 PM

    roasted lamb chops

  • ltsuk  on  3/5/2017 at 1:50 PM

    Had me sold at the roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad in the review.

  • trudys_person  on  3/5/2017 at 4:41 PM

    Date and Almond Baklava!

  • PennyG  on  3/6/2017 at 9:24 PM

    Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad sounds wonderful!

  • jemans  on  3/7/2017 at 12:53 PM

    The pistachio cake - I love anything pistachio!

  • madelainelc  on  3/7/2017 at 10:04 PM

    Fish and seafood soup. A favourite of mine!

  • vinochic  on  3/8/2017 at 3:55 PM

    This is my kind of food--it all sounds fantastic! I would start off with either Lentils with pomegranate or Roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad.

  • rrwrites  on  3/8/2017 at 9:07 PM


  • davisesq212  on  3/9/2017 at 11:57 PM

    I would first try the Za'atar Pastry!

  • Purplepeepers  on  3/10/2017 at 3:22 PM

    Pistachio cake from Divine Food: Israeli and Palestinian Food Culture and Recipes (page 152)

  • EmilyChiam  on  3/10/2017 at 8:57 PM

    Black-eyed peas with lamb (Lubiya with lamb)!!

  • Karla123  on  3/12/2017 at 7:04 AM

    I'm quite intrigued with the "Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad."

  • Uhmandanicole  on  3/13/2017 at 1:29 AM

    Roasted carrots with pomegranate and citrus sauce

  • DulcieD  on  3/13/2017 at 3:31 PM

    I have never been successful with pastry so I am going to set my self a challenge : Za'atar pastry

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  3/14/2017 at 1:33 AM

    I am most tempted by the calzones with Tzfatit cheese.

  • Cati  on  3/14/2017 at 7:38 PM

    I will make the flatbread to have with the sweet pepper spread.

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  3/14/2017 at 10:23 PM

    Jerusalem bagels...I make NYC bagels and I want to compare!

  • chainicin  on  3/15/2017 at 7:59 PM

    slow roasted brisket!!!

  • ket06e  on  3/16/2017 at 9:41 AM

    Too hard to pick just one so the Focaccia with Mixed Seeds and the Okra in Tomato Sauce

  • RSW  on  3/17/2017 at 9:02 AM

    Calzones with Tzfatit cheese

  • Lmhemphill  on  3/17/2017 at 3:02 PM

    Roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad :)

  • Lafauvette  on  3/17/2017 at 3:39 PM

    beetroot carpacci

  • barbarapalermo  on  3/17/2017 at 3:45 PM

    Roasted carrots with pomegranate and citrus sauc

  • fiarose  on  3/17/2017 at 3:59 PM

    ooh, i love okra--okra in tomato sauce!

  • permie_girl  on  3/17/2017 at 4:33 PM

    Lahm bi ajim because it is one of my sons favourites and I always like to try new versions aiming for the best ever!

  • kimtrev  on  3/17/2017 at 4:57 PM

    Rosewater malabi custard with wild berry syrup

  • reneeg  on  3/17/2017 at 5:47 PM

    I'm salivating. Everything is just fantastic

  • leorabakes  on  3/17/2017 at 6:07 PM


  • jdub1371  on  3/17/2017 at 6:59 PM

    Sweet pepper spread

  • kiwijan  on  3/17/2017 at 8:21 PM

    There are so many delicious options it is hard to pick one but tonight I am trying the roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad.

  • luccio  on  3/17/2017 at 9:44 PM

    Onion & Sumac Mix : absolutely love sumac, since 'discovering' it in Yotam Ottolenghi's Shakshuka....!

  • pennyvr  on  3/17/2017 at 11:01 PM

    I'd make the warm spinach and yoghurt salad. It sounds simple and delicious.

  • lils74  on  3/18/2017 at 12:50 AM

    I'd love to try my hand at the roasted chicken with onion

  • amorashby  on  3/18/2017 at 1:00 AM

    Rosewater malabi custard with wild berry syrup

  • mbhorst  on  3/18/2017 at 8:11 AM

    Love the cauliflower and chickpea recipe, just wondering if I might also roast the chickpeas.

  • hellmanmd  on  3/18/2017 at 8:59 AM

    I got to the freekeh salad recipe and stopped. I love freekeh!

  • Sofie168  on  3/18/2017 at 10:34 AM

    Lamb Schawarma

  • joslovescooking  on  3/19/2017 at 7:30 AM

    Pistachio cake is truely heaven!

  • chasteph  on  3/19/2017 at 12:50 PM

    I would make the Labeneh with Tzfatit cheese. I live in Tzfat, after which this salty white cheese is named, and in which Galilee town it is made. So it totally suits us here -and is delicious too.

  • GregH  on  3/19/2017 at 4:46 PM

    Grilled grouper with white wine, butternut squash and olive oil

  • Dechen  on  3/20/2017 at 1:13 PM

    Nablus Kubbeh

  • stitchan  on  3/23/2017 at 5:46 AM

    Pistachio cake as it sounds most tempting

  • skipeterson  on  3/24/2017 at 3:52 PM

    Orange semolina cake (Basbousa). Mmmm.

  • bcarpenter  on  3/26/2017 at 11:10 AM

    lentils with pomegranate

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 11:32 PM

    Lamb and fennel patties -- recently found a great local source for lamb!

  • ohyoucook  on  3/27/2017 at 6:55 PM

    Sourdough bread.

  • imaluckyducky  on  3/28/2017 at 9:20 PM

    Roasted chicken with onion (Masakhan)

  • JenJoLa  on  3/29/2017 at 9:22 AM

    Jerusalem artichoke soup

  • Julia  on  3/29/2017 at 10:05 PM

    Roasted lamb chops

  • Akarbowiak  on  3/29/2017 at 10:26 PM

    Za'atar pastry - I love using za'atar in and on dishes but have never tried it in pastry.

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  3/30/2017 at 4:11 AM

    the warm spinach salad with yogurt dressing (page 47)

  • hc_bailey  on  3/30/2017 at 5:36 AM

    Lamb spare ribs with citrus marinade

  • goldenpudding  on  3/30/2017 at 6:39 AM

    Jerusalem style bagels!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 12:42 PM

    Acre style vegetable salad

  • obbigttam  on  3/31/2017 at 9:46 PM

    Has to be the Seafood Pan Roast. The name has me intrigued and the ingredients look great.

  • Ingridemery  on  4/1/2017 at 6:05 AM

    The lamb spare ribs with citrus marinade looks great, as does the raw beet carpaccio

  • ktwalla  on  4/5/2017 at 9:42 AM

    The Marzipan stuffed dates sound really good!

  • DJBWA  on  4/5/2017 at 10:18 PM

    Za'atar pastry

  • lhudson  on  4/7/2017 at 7:14 AM

    Grilled Grouper With White Wine, Butternut Squash and olive oil

  • silversand  on  4/7/2017 at 8:07 AM

    I'd make the Tiberias-style fried gefilte fish patties first :)

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