Cookbook Giveaway - My Master Recipes

My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen with Dozens of Variations by Patricia Wells was written by the beloved cooking instructor and author to help build confidence in home cooks.

For more information on this title, please see our review post which shares a recipe for Ginger Almond Bars.

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?

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  • Joy001  on  3/9/2017 at 1:34 PM

    Roasted broccoli with lemon, mustard, garlic, and chile butter. Yum!

  • lebarron2001  on  3/9/2017 at 1:37 PM

    Blackberry and Raspberry Galette

  • lgroom  on  3/9/2017 at 1:59 PM

    I'll try the egg drop soup recipes first.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  3/9/2017 at 5:38 PM

    Steamed cod with rosemary and seaweed butter.

  • sgump  on  3/9/2017 at 6:02 PM

    I might try the walnut-cheddar quick bread: I always love a good quick-bread recipe. But I'd like to add that I'm THANKFUL for the EYB recipe indices. Based on its title, I would have expected this book to offer "basic" recipes: basic vinaigrette, marinara sauce, roast chicken, pound cake, that sort of thing. I wouldn't have been particularly interested, even though I admire Patricia Wells. So I was quite surprised that the recipes seem much more interesting and intriguing. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the meaning of "master" in the title? (The recipes in the index look more like *masterful* recipes to me.)

  • rchesser  on  3/9/2017 at 6:52 PM

    The Chickpea crêpe with fresh goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, and toasted pine nuts.

  • priyamaine  on  3/9/2017 at 7:05 PM

    blackberry and raspberry galette for sure--i long for summer!

  • alexswang  on  3/9/2017 at 8:31 PM

    Thin crust pizza with pork and fennel sausage

  • Globegal  on  3/9/2017 at 9:34 PM

    Summer peach clafoutis

  • davisesq212  on  3/9/2017 at 11:49 PM

    Roasted cherry tomato soup is what I would try.

  • jaelsne  on  3/10/2017 at 12:39 AM

    I'm intrigued by the very simple ingredient list for the artichoke soup.

  • nadiam1000  on  3/10/2017 at 6:24 AM

    Candied lemon quick bread with candied lemon and ginger butter - I love a good lemon poundcake, well almonst anything lemon, and the addition of a ginger butter sounds wonderful.

  • Karla123  on  3/10/2017 at 6:50 AM

    I just love using herbs in my cooking, and hummus is one of my favorite spreads. Combining the two loves is sure to make the "Herbed hummus" a winner.

  • lhudson  on  3/10/2017 at 7:02 AM

    Chicken with Tarragon and cream sounds good.

  • jenmacgregor18  on  3/10/2017 at 7:23 AM

    The steamed cod with rosemary & seaweed butter looks interesting.

  • vickster  on  3/10/2017 at 7:47 AM

    Clementine and Almond Clafoutis

  • Siegal  on  3/10/2017 at 10:51 AM

    Thin crust pizza sounds amazing

  • ravensfan  on  3/10/2017 at 1:06 PM

    Poached eggs

  • gjelizabeth  on  3/10/2017 at 1:08 PM

    The Four-Hour Citrus Braised Shoulder of Lamb, because her Bistro Recipes 7-Hour Leg of Lamb is fantastic!

  • sarahawker  on  3/10/2017 at 1:38 PM

    Thai crispy chicken with kaffir lime rice

  • ktwalla  on  3/10/2017 at 1:45 PM

    Blackberry Raspberry Galette

  • akbsmith  on  3/10/2017 at 2:52 PM

    spring pea and mint salad

  • Caypron  on  3/10/2017 at 3:03 PM

    I'd like to try the monkfish and polenta. Monkfish often gets overlooked by cooks. I like it.

  • AnnaZed  on  3/10/2017 at 3:24 PM

    I want to make Green bean and artichoke salad with hazelnut vinaigrette (page 3) from My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen with Dozens of Variations by Patricia Wells

  • Dmartin997  on  3/10/2017 at 4:16 PM

    The three apple with fresh rosemary galette looks good. I would love to try the galette dough.

  • tarae1204  on  3/10/2017 at 4:48 PM

    I read about the chocolate satin - sounds amazing!

  • amandacooks  on  3/10/2017 at 5:03 PM

    I would like to try the Honey-roasted squash with mozzarella, arugula salad, and tarragon chimichurri. It seems that so many recipes that feature fresh mozzarella also use summer produce, but this recipe sounds like something I could make now.

  • CapeCodCook  on  3/10/2017 at 9:57 PM

    My mouth is hankering for: Charred green bean and almond salad with smoky baba ghanoush

  • mpdeb98  on  3/11/2017 at 10:49 AM

    4 hour aromatic braised pork

  • landreotti  on  3/11/2017 at 1:33 PM

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs

  • rrwrites  on  3/11/2017 at 5:57 PM

    Cherries, peaches, and blackberries poached in elderflower-vanilla syrup

  • monique.potel  on  3/12/2017 at 1:22 PM

    Four-hour aromatic braised pork sounds heavenly i can almost smell it

  • lapetitebaker  on  3/12/2017 at 3:31 PM

    I would love to make the roasted thyme-infused figs with roasted fig sorbet.

  • hippiechick1955  on  3/12/2017 at 8:26 PM

    I'd have to try the chickpea crepe with fresh goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, and toasted pine-nuts. I'll have the Clementine and Almond clafoutis for desert. Hey, you have to have desert!

  • Girlfromthefuture  on  3/12/2017 at 9:20 PM


  • matag  on  3/13/2017 at 8:25 AM

    Ginger and almond bars

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

    I would have to give the duck breast burgers a try - so different!

  • motherofpearl81  on  3/14/2017 at 7:13 AM

    MMM! Artichoke, zucchini, avocado, and green zebra tomato salad sounds delish!

  • sipa  on  3/14/2017 at 3:56 PM

    I sure could have you this recipe last week when I had beautiful flounder and gorgeous spinach. Steamed turbot with lemongrass, peas, and baby spinach

  • keelz23  on  3/15/2017 at 8:48 AM

    40 minute cheese pinwheel loaf sounds great!

  • agale723  on  3/16/2017 at 6:12 AM

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs

  • rosyannposy  on  3/16/2017 at 8:38 PM

    Yogurt Nougat Glace.

  • juazella  on  3/16/2017 at 11:24 PM

    Poached chicken breast salad with lemon and mint

  • RSW  on  3/17/2017 at 8:52 AM

    Spring Pea and Mint

  • skline  on  3/18/2017 at 1:57 AM

    I would love to try to make the Individual rose and raspberry pavlovas. Sounds delish.

  • Redheadedcook  on  3/18/2017 at 4:31 PM

    Chestnut honey squares

  • cocecitycook  on  3/18/2017 at 9:49 PM

    Four hour braised pork. Yum!

  • fiarose  on  3/19/2017 at 3:12 PM

    okay, can't just choose one, so i've given up. my tops: lemon verbena and rosemary poached apricots with almond crumble (oh my); grilled eggplant slices with asian sauce and scallions, roasted eggplant with harissa, fennel, and honey; thyme-roasted figs with roasted fig sorbet; chicken with eggplant, chickpeas, pine nuts, and garlic-yogurt sauce; polenta, jalepeno, and corn quickbread; seaweed quickbread; charred green bean and almond salad with smoky babaganoush; seaweed butter; cranberry, pistachio, and almond sourdough; ginger almond bars; honey, candied lemon, and almond bars; feta, onion, and mint frittata; zucchini blossom, goat cheese, mint frittata; spicy tomato marmalade; any of the cepe powders; socca! sorry for the novel, couldn't help myself!

  • Mariarosa  on  3/20/2017 at 7:14 PM

    The monkfish with polenta....

  • niniacedo  on  3/21/2017 at 9:33 AM

    The Poached chicken breast salad with lemon and mint

  • Kerreydp  on  3/21/2017 at 3:26 PM

    I'd make spring pea and mint salad

  • sipa  on  3/22/2017 at 5:07 PM

    I've been following Patricia Wells since her first book guide to Paris and I have almost all of her cookbooks and have read her memoir.

  • JenE  on  3/23/2017 at 10:14 PM

    I'd love to make the Fregola, white bean, and pumpkin minestrone for our family's Sunday dinners

  • skipeterson  on  3/24/2017 at 3:57 PM

    Thin crust pizza with pork and fennel sausage.

  • tangaloor  on  3/24/2017 at 6:56 PM

    The almond bar variations are what attracted me since I've got all kinds o almond meal from making almond milk

  • Alivings07  on  3/24/2017 at 7:58 PM

    Lemon verbena and rosemary poached apricots with almond crumble... sounds amazing!

  • kitchen_chick  on  3/24/2017 at 8:03 PM

    Provençal lamb daube with olives, mushrooms, and tomatoes

  • Meginn2003  on  3/24/2017 at 8:20 PM

    Asian meatballs

  • ejackson  on  3/24/2017 at 8:32 PM

    Roasted eggplant with harissa, fennel seeds and honey!

  • AdeleK  on  3/24/2017 at 9:51 PM

    There are many but since I am an herb lover I would love to try the poached apricots with Lemon Verbena Thanks

  • theheritagecook  on  3/24/2017 at 10:16 PM

    With Patricia's recipes, it is more than difficult to choose just one, but at first glance her Roasted Lemon and Thyme Chicken sounds heavenly!

  • Julia  on  3/24/2017 at 10:30 PM

    Thin crust pizza, several of the salads, the seasoned butters and salts.

  • camtncook  on  3/24/2017 at 10:51 PM

    Steamed corn on the cob with piment d'Espelette butter because corn season is coming before too long...

  • njk4  on  3/24/2017 at 11:11 PM

    truffel salt, and many of the other salt infused with flavor

  • cheftina888  on  3/25/2017 at 8:33 AM

    so many recipes to choose from and they all sound great. it 's hard to narrow it down but I would definitely make her sorbets and the Four-Hour Citrus Braised Shoulder of Lamb, with the kefir lime rice. and a nice salad to complement the food.

  • Laracat  on  3/25/2017 at 8:51 AM

    Chickpea crêpe with fresh goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, and toasted pine nuts

  • jlh39  on  3/25/2017 at 9:24 AM

    Artichoke soup; one of the tomato soup recipes - all sound good!

  • wilhelmterri  on  3/25/2017 at 10:06 AM

    artichoke soup!

  • djoh437938  on  3/25/2017 at 11:22 AM

    Roasted eggplant with harissa, fennel seeds and honey!

  • LindaYogi  on  3/25/2017 at 1:03 PM

    Vanilla butter! Maybe the easiest recipe in the book and I can just imagine how fabulous it will be!

  • debbielovesbooks  on  3/25/2017 at 3:04 PM

    Can't wait to try Spring Pea soup with goat cheese, radish, and dill.

  • sequoia55  on  3/25/2017 at 6:17 PM

    Ginger and almond bars = mmmmmmm!

  • edyenicole  on  3/25/2017 at 9:01 PM

    I like the spring pea and mint salad.

  • Nancith  on  3/25/2017 at 9:44 PM

    40 minute cheese pinwheel loaf--I want to start making more bread.

  • auntietina  on  3/26/2017 at 12:18 AM

    I want to try the Swiss potato galette

  • circ2000  on  3/26/2017 at 8:52 AM

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs

  • jim.windle  on  3/26/2017 at 11:05 AM

    Roasted beef ribeye steak with tarragon chimichurri

  • Debcancook  on  3/26/2017 at 2:29 PM

    The sorbet recipes are intriguing, especially the lemon verbena. I grow lemon verbena in my garden and am am always scouting for a new use for this citrusy herb.

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 11:15 PM

    Blackberry and rasperry galette sounds amazing!

  • DFed  on  3/27/2017 at 9:56 AM

    Grilled eggplant slices with Asian sauce & scalions

  • bamato  on  3/27/2017 at 10:08 AM

    Whole roasted cauliflower with tarragon and lime butter sounds amazing. I'm also interested in reading about all of the flavored butters and oils.

  • kate  on  3/27/2017 at 1:10 PM

    walnut cheddar quick bread sounds great

  • betsyp  on  3/27/2017 at 1:12 PM

    So many, but I'll limit myself to what I would want to cook today, waiting between winter and spring. That would be: Artichoke Soup

  • JenJoLa  on  3/29/2017 at 12:23 PM

    Yellow tomato and toasted cumin soup. Although there were so so many that sounded delicious!

  • ldholakia  on  3/29/2017 at 11:22 PM

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs - sounds delicious!

  • mrp55  on  3/30/2017 at 10:14 AM

    Poached eggs.

  • Missdith34  on  3/30/2017 at 10:22 AM

    Roman "egg drop" soup with spinach (Stracciatella)

  • anastasiiap  on  3/30/2017 at 6:02 PM

    Multigrain quick bread

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 12:21 PM

    Salt cod brandade

  • imjammin2  on  4/2/2017 at 8:15 PM

    Roasted beef rib-eye steak with tarragon chimichurri

  • PennyG  on  4/2/2017 at 10:20 PM

    I'm always looking for uses for my Kaffir Lime Leaves (from my beautiful plant) so I would try Thai Crispy Chicken with Kaffir Lime Rice!

  • melmaren  on  4/7/2017 at 10:49 AM

    Spaghetti nests with cèpe mushroom cream sauce

  • t.t  on  4/8/2017 at 1:06 AM

    Roman "egg drop" soup with spinach (Stracciatella)

  • HerBoudoir  on  4/10/2017 at 10:02 AM

    Chocolate satin - with a name like that, can't go wrong

  • ejsimpson  on  4/10/2017 at 1:39 PM

    I would start off with the Turkey in a French Style. Though I saw many other things I would cook too!

  • thecharlah  on  4/10/2017 at 8:16 PM

    Thai crispy chicken with kaffir lime rice

  • RoseMGenuine  on  4/10/2017 at 10:03 PM

    The monkfish with polenta crust and capers.

  • rchreview  on  4/11/2017 at 8:16 AM

    I cook by the concept of 'master recipes' - options are good! I'd try the Stracciatella first - I love Roman Egg Drop Soup.

  • pwalker  on  4/12/2017 at 8:46 PM

    The ginger almond bars or the lemon curd. Tossing a coin! Ginger wins! Penny

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/13/2017 at 1:39 PM

    40-minute cheese pinwheel loaf (

  • herby  on  4/14/2017 at 8:18 PM

    Asian chicken meatballs

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/14/2017 at 11:39 PM

    Scallop carpaccio with lime-vanilla sauce

  • ToPieFor  on  4/16/2017 at 9:55 AM

    Yellow zucchini, Gruyère, and lemon thyme clafoutis

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