Cookbook Giveaway - Provence to Pondicherry

Provence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway from the incomparable Tessa Kiros is pleasure wrapped in words and photographs. Tessa's books are journeys to glorious locales filled with beautiful people and food. I have almost all off her titles and working on procuring the few that I need.

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post which shares a recipe for Ashok's Masala Prawns.

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?

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  • sipa  on  3/6/2017 at 10:31 AM

    I would try the Pissaladière.

  • Caypron  on  3/6/2017 at 10:34 AM

    Everything sounds interesting. However, since I'm sitting here considering what to do with an English beef roast, I'm thinking I'd love to try the Daube de Boeuf first. Then I'll graduate down the line - sides, salads, etc

  • monique.potel  on  3/6/2017 at 10:36 AM

    hello i would love to try Entrecôte à l'anchoïade

  • lebarron2001  on  3/6/2017 at 10:57 AM

    Ashok's Masala Prawns

  • Joy001  on  3/6/2017 at 10:59 AM

    Coconut payasam sounds delicious!

  • tapeitzman  on  3/6/2017 at 11:30 AM

    Morning Glory and Beef salad

  • heyjude  on  3/6/2017 at 2:03 PM

    I'd make Macaroni au Gratin to see how it compares to my go-to recipe.

  • dbielick  on  3/6/2017 at 2:46 PM

    Poulet Vallée d'Auge

  • sgump  on  3/6/2017 at 2:50 PM

    Love a hearty soup--and Joelle's soupe des habitants seems to be one!

  • sefardicook  on  3/6/2017 at 3:43 PM

    Without a doubt, I would love to try her pissaladiere.

  • danielis  on  3/6/2017 at 6:36 PM

    Defs the 'Macaroni au gratin' - can't go past a pasta bake!

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  3/6/2017 at 7:29 PM

    Barbecued lemongrass pork sounds intriguing.

  • lgroom  on  3/6/2017 at 7:37 PM

    Gratin de Pommes de Terre.

  • Siegal  on  3/6/2017 at 7:52 PM

    Macaroni au grautin!! Yum

  • kb_mw  on  3/6/2017 at 8:31 PM

    Pan bagnat. I've always wanted to try this.

  • PennyG  on  3/6/2017 at 8:51 PM

    Lemon Rice. I had it in India and would like to try this version!

  • AnnaZed  on  3/7/2017 at 12:36 AM

    I would like to make Tarte à la Tomate (page 22) from 'Provence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway' by Tessa Kiros

  • lhudson  on  3/7/2017 at 6:13 AM

    Lemon Rice sounds good.

  • niniacedo  on  3/7/2017 at 8:29 AM

    The Macaroni au gratin

  • Mosaica  on  3/7/2017 at 10:47 AM

    I'd make the Blettes au gratin --such a comforting & yummy dish.

  • gjelizabeth  on  3/7/2017 at 1:07 PM

    Poulet a l'ail, because I am always interested in the varied end results that can come from the different treatment of a few ingredients.

  • LarissaPrusak  on  3/7/2017 at 1:57 PM

    Pissaladière I would bake.

  • IslandgirlOK  on  3/7/2017 at 2:37 PM

    I love seafood, so I would make the Coquillage Gratinée.

  • sarahawker  on  3/7/2017 at 3:28 PM

    Sticky Rice with Coconut and Ginger, Everything in that sounds fantastic!

  • Kaseyvclark  on  3/7/2017 at 4:07 PM

    Tarte au citron!

  • landreotti  on  3/7/2017 at 7:24 PM

    Pondicherry chicken

  • sillyvy  on  3/8/2017 at 12:06 AM

    bun bo hue

  • ToPieFor  on  3/8/2017 at 6:58 AM

    Pondicherry chicken

  • rchesser  on  3/8/2017 at 2:28 PM

    Pots de crème au caramel

  • sbh2006  on  3/8/2017 at 3:26 PM

    All of them! I adore Tessa's cookbooks, and this one looks like another winner.

  • jemans  on  3/8/2017 at 4:42 PM

    Ohh, this is really testing my French! I'm intrigued by the tartes au citron, as I love making and pie or tart!

  • Karla123  on  3/10/2017 at 7:19 AM

    I find the spices in the "Vegetable curry with coconut milk" quite tempting.

  • tarae1204  on  3/10/2017 at 4:55 PM

    How about Gateau de patate douce (sweet potato cake)

  • amandacooks  on  3/10/2017 at 6:56 PM

    I enjoy making caramel and would love to try my hand at the coconut caramels.

  • mpdeb98  on  3/11/2017 at 10:52 AM

    Tarte au citron

  • ravensfan  on  3/11/2017 at 2:51 PM

    Tarte au citron

  • Uhmandanicole  on  3/13/2017 at 1:59 AM

    Daube de boeuf

  • jenmacgregor18  on  3/13/2017 at 8:37 AM

    poulet au mangue

  • DKennedy  on  3/13/2017 at 6:06 PM

    I would try the Crème glace nougat, crème Chantilly (page 48). The index is so intriguing, I am going on other sites to find out more about this book. Wow.

  • Lem9579  on  3/14/2017 at 4:02 PM

    Brinjal Curry. With all those spices it must be extremely tasty.

  • akrupnick  on  3/15/2017 at 7:35 PM

    Yum! I've been to all the places in this book and am excited to see the recipes together. I would try the barbecued lemongrass pork first and everything from Pondicherry (a very unusual place) next.

  • juazella  on  3/16/2017 at 11:23 PM

    Macaroni au gratin

  • RSW  on  3/17/2017 at 8:58 AM

    Tarte au Citron

  • Redheadedcook  on  3/18/2017 at 4:37 PM

    Coconut caramels. It was a tough one. I grew up w a French step mom that made great French food. I'd love this book.

  • cocecitycook  on  3/18/2017 at 9:59 PM

    Tarte au Citron sounds yummy!

  • fiarose  on  3/19/2017 at 3:17 PM

    i've always wanted to learn how to make bouillabaisse! and any of the curries look fantastic--coconut payasam especially.

  • Marcia1206  on  3/20/2017 at 1:18 PM

    The prawns and the Bouillabaise

  • Kerreydp  on  3/21/2017 at 3:28 PM

    I'd make coconut payasam.

  • Aproporpoise  on  3/22/2017 at 5:08 PM

    The Lemongrass Creme Caramel or the Che - Never tried Che before but I'm so curious!

  • Aproporpoise  on  3/22/2017 at 5:08 PM

    The Lemongrass Creme Caramel or the Che - Never tried Che before but I'm so curious!

  • JenE  on  3/22/2017 at 8:59 PM

    I love her cookbooks, the Ratatoule Creole is something I'd like to try right away having this cookbook

  • skipeterson  on  3/24/2017 at 3:55 PM

    Vegetable curry with coconut milk. Love vegetable coconut curry.

  • heyjude  on  3/24/2017 at 8:13 PM

    Moules au pistol

  • Meginn2003  on  3/24/2017 at 8:26 PM

    Vegetable curry

  • Mimiyork  on  3/24/2017 at 10:46 PM

    Lapin au thym et au pistou

  • Globegal  on  3/24/2017 at 11:38 PM

    Macaroni au gratin

  • clawri1  on  3/25/2017 at 2:31 AM

    Biettes au gratin sounds delicious !

  • cheftina888  on  3/25/2017 at 8:51 AM

    Definitely a meat dish. The french cooking is so rich and flavoraful. I would pick Poulet au poivron, fenouil et olives (chicken dish) or Daube de boeuf (beef dish), I never tried cooking a rabbit because I like to think of them as pets and not many stores carry them near me (at least I think so.)

  • jlh39  on  3/25/2017 at 9:12 AM

    Stove-top garlic and spice pork sounds delicious.

  • Dmartin997  on  3/25/2017 at 9:57 AM

    Everything looks wonderful but maybe would try the pot au feu de Laurent first.

  • Teruska  on  3/25/2017 at 2:45 PM

    First I would have to make the Lime Salt so I could make the Fried Squid with lime salt and pepper. Yum!

  • ktwalla  on  3/25/2017 at 3:25 PM

    I'd tried the Barbequed Lemongrass pork to start.

  • sequoia55  on  3/25/2017 at 6:00 PM

    The bouillabaisse sounds great!

  • edyenicole  on  3/25/2017 at 9:05 PM

    I'd make Pastis!

  • Nancith  on  3/25/2017 at 9:25 PM

    Iced coconut coffee seems very refreshing!

  • auntietina  on  3/26/2017 at 12:14 AM

    I think that Blettes au gratin sounds great.

  • jim.windle  on  3/26/2017 at 10:42 AM

    Entrecote a l'anchoiade

  • KristenRoberts  on  3/26/2017 at 5:51 PM

    Ratatouille Créole - but so many look good!

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 11:17 PM

    Macaroni au gratin. I still haven't settled on a go-to recipe.

  • DFed  on  3/27/2017 at 9:59 AM

    Where do I start?!?! I LOVE Kiros' books! Sticky Rice with Coconut & Ginger looks good - I've been in a coconut rice mood lately

  • kate  on  3/27/2017 at 1:06 PM

    Pissaladiere--can't have too many versions of it!

  • EmilyR  on  3/28/2017 at 2:20 AM

    The aïoli, because I had some with the most amazing fries and steak when I was in Provence... but that sticky rice is a close second.

  • JenJoLa  on  3/29/2017 at 12:09 PM

    Samosas au thon. I'm a sucker for a good samosa.

  • Julia  on  3/29/2017 at 9:47 PM


  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 12:32 PM

    Herbes de Provence

  • t.t  on  4/8/2017 at 1:11 AM

    Tarte au citron

  • TrishaCP  on  4/8/2017 at 3:50 AM

    Punch de coco!

  • ejsimpson  on  4/10/2017 at 1:50 PM

    I want to cook everything in this! But I would try Lapin au thym, ail et lardons first because I have a fresh lapin in my freezer.

  • Wende  on  4/10/2017 at 4:29 PM

    I would love to try the author's Pan Bagnat. Every recipe for it is different. I can;t wait to see the photos in this book. I have a couple of her books and the photos are exceptionally beautiful.

  • Execchef1225  on  4/10/2017 at 7:50 PM

    Ratatouille Créole Sound so comforting. Maybe a poached egg on top.

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/10/2017 at 9:21 PM

    Barbecued lemongrass pork

  • HokieCarrie  on  4/11/2017 at 12:03 AM

    There are too many to choose just one. Moules au cidre, crème brûlée passion et vanille, pots de crème au caramel, caramels au beurre salé arte au pommes... oh so many!

  • rchreview  on  4/11/2017 at 8:02 AM

    I don't cook much French food - but I never pass up a good Tapenade recipe.

  • bjamison01  on  4/13/2017 at 4:23 PM

    Poulet à l'ail..... si vous plait. Nothing like a whole roast chicken French recipe, especially if its for "les paresseux". :)

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