Cookbook Giveaway - Chicken in the Mango Tree

Chicken in the Mango Tree: Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village by Jeffrey Alford is part memoir and part cookbook which documents his journey from Toronto to Kravan, a small village in rural Thailand. He shares the journey that led him to his new life in this village that he shares with his partner, Pea, a talented forager, gardener and cook.

For more information on this cookbook, please see our review and recipe post.
We are pleased to offer two copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and Canada.
One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe in the index appeals to you?

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 May 16th, 2017



  • SilverSage  on  4/11/2017 at 8:46 AM

    The Birthday Noodles sound good!

  • lgroom  on  4/11/2017 at 10:01 AM

    I'll try the omelet with shallots.

  • jdub1371  on  4/11/2017 at 10:26 AM

    Being an egg lover, first on my list would be the Omelet with shallots.

  • lascatx  on  4/11/2017 at 11:13 AM

    Not original, but I'm going with birthday noodles too.

  • AGENT99  on  4/11/2017 at 11:40 AM

    I'm curious about the Birthday Noodles!

  • LJStubbs  on  4/11/2017 at 12:08 PM

    I'd try the Green curry with chicken first!

  • sfstorhaug  on  4/11/2017 at 12:09 PM

    Well I'm always excited about a new book from Jeffrey Alford. The birthday noodles sound like a winner.

  • IslandgirlOK  on  4/11/2017 at 12:10 PM

    The Green Papaya Salad.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  4/11/2017 at 12:47 PM

    Clams with basil and garlic sounds great!

  • heyjude  on  4/11/2017 at 1:13 PM

    Stir-fried cucumbers

  • rchesser  on  4/11/2017 at 1:15 PM

    Birthday noodles (Khanom jin) looks great!

  • heyjude  on  4/11/2017 at 1:25 PM

    Stir-fried cucumbers

  • dkazmercyk  on  4/11/2017 at 1:39 PM

    Birthday Noodels!

  • heyjude  on  4/11/2017 at 2:01 PM

    Stir-fried cucumbers

  • meggan  on  4/11/2017 at 2:24 PM

    Mmmm - spicy mushroom salad.

  • AnnaZed  on  4/11/2017 at 2:56 PM

    I want to make Green papaya salad (Som tam) (page 18) from Chicken in the Mango Tree: Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village by Jeffrey Alford

  • Siegal  on  4/11/2017 at 4:33 PM

    I love green papay sald

  • CindyinOttawa  on  4/11/2017 at 4:58 PM

    Definitely Green curry with chicken (Gaeng keow wan gai) (although tempted by the grasshoppers and crickets...not!). I'd love to make a green curry - I always choose red in restaurants.

  • CindyinOttawa  on  4/11/2017 at 5:13 PM

    I read cookbooks like other people read novels, so I'm always excited when the recipes or the book in general includes stories related to the recipes or cuisine. It usually makes me want to try the recipes even more.

  • mamabrat  on  4/11/2017 at 6:35 PM

    I am interested in the Green curry with chicken

  • sir_ken_g  on  4/11/2017 at 6:54 PM

    Fried pork ribs!

  • trudys_person  on  4/11/2017 at 10:28 PM

    Birthday Noodles! (And I probably won't be sourcing crickets any time soon ...)

  • cezovski  on  4/12/2017 at 12:35 AM

    Spicy ground pork (Laab moo) sounds good! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • dbielick  on  4/12/2017 at 9:13 AM

    Rice noodles in brown gravy with seafood

  • lhudson  on  4/13/2017 at 6:35 AM

    Shallow-Fried Pork Spareribs

  • monique.potel  on  4/13/2017 at 11:25 AM

    Green curry with chicken (Gaeng keow wan gai) sounds so good my mouth is watering

  • love2chow  on  4/13/2017 at 11:51 AM

    Green curry with chicken (Gaeng keow wan gai)

  • sarahawker  on  4/13/2017 at 3:10 PM

    Crispy fried tilapia (Pla nin tort)

  • Karla123  on  4/13/2017 at 3:28 PM

    I'm a big mushroom fan, so I would easily try the "spicy mushroom salad."

  •  on  4/14/2017 at 9:36 AM

    Green papaya salad- always

  • bstewart  on  4/14/2017 at 2:15 PM

    I LOVE Thai food. The laab or the tom yum with mushrooms would be first!

  • herby  on  4/14/2017 at 8:06 PM

    Birthday Noodles

  • kitchenfrolic  on  4/14/2017 at 10:36 PM

    I'm loving clams right now so I'd definitely want to try making Clams with basil and garlic

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/15/2017 at 12:34 AM

    Dark-roasted chile sauce (Nam prik pao)

  • t.t  on  4/15/2017 at 1:40 AM

    Green papaya salad

  • Julia  on  4/15/2017 at 7:36 AM

    Spicy ground pork Laab Moo.

  • thecharlah  on  4/16/2017 at 10:11 PM

    Red ant egg salad (Khai mot daeng)

  • motherofpearl81  on  4/17/2017 at 9:22 AM

    MMM mmm MMM Clams with basil and garlic (Hoi lai bai horapa)

  • Siegal  on  4/17/2017 at 8:26 PM

    How to cook crickets lol

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2017 at 1:35 AM

    my grand kids love sticky rice, so I will have to make that with one of the veggie dishes. They are two and don't like meat yet.

  • fiarose  on  4/18/2017 at 8:35 AM

    mm, mushrooms with holy basil, or shrimp dancing, or wow, red ant egg salad!

  • kimtrev  on  4/18/2017 at 11:39 AM

    Tom yam with mushrooms

  • MmeFleiss  on  4/18/2017 at 1:54 PM

    The laab for sure.

  • mph993  on  4/20/2017 at 9:32 AM

    Laab moo - spicy ground pork

  • lebarron2001  on  4/20/2017 at 2:14 PM

    Shallow Fried Pork Spareribs

  • pandapotamus  on  4/20/2017 at 11:15 PM

    spicy mushroom salad!

  • ballen  on  4/21/2017 at 5:35 AM

    fried rice

  • Dmartin997  on  4/21/2017 at 4:32 PM

    Tom Yam with mushrooms. My family loves Tom Yam.

  • chiquidu  on  4/21/2017 at 4:44 PM

    Would love to learn how to make the green papaya salad.

  • artmarcia  on  4/21/2017 at 7:29 PM

    Omelet with shallots (Khai jiao)--love omelets, love shallots, love Thai food.

  • sequoia55  on  4/22/2017 at 1:18 AM

    Birthday noodles

  • cocecitycook  on  4/22/2017 at 1:25 AM

    Tom Yam sounds delicious.

  • earthnfire  on  4/22/2017 at 7:46 AM

    Dark-roasted chile sauce (Nam prik pao)

  • RSW  on  4/22/2017 at 10:18 AM

    Birthday noodles

  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 2:44 PM

    The vegetable platter (Pak) sounds yummy.

  • Mivas  on  4/22/2017 at 4:33 PM

    Spicy ground pork

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  4/22/2017 at 11:38 PM

    I would make my favourite som tam (green papaya salad).

  • hellmanmd  on  4/23/2017 at 10:02 AM

    I love noodles, so I'd make ladna thalay.

  • LAURA1960LOVESTOCOOK  on  4/24/2017 at 6:24 PM

    Omelet with shallots

  • skipeterson  on  4/26/2017 at 3:53 PM

    Green papaya salad (Som tam).

  • Teruska  on  4/26/2017 at 6:32 PM

    Mushrooms with holy basil (Pad gaprao het) My wife can't wait to taste/use Holy Basil!

  • lpatterson412  on  4/30/2017 at 7:26 PM

    Green Curry with Chicken sounds interesting!

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/30/2017 at 9:06 PM

    Tom yam with mushrooms

  • auntietina  on  5/14/2017 at 10:01 PM

    Green papaya salad, one of my favorite things.

  • talieUS  on  5/15/2017 at 8:18 AM

    The Shrimp dancing....just for the name!

  • MattPat11  on  5/15/2017 at 3:58 PM

    Spicy salad with cockles

  • ebs  on  5/16/2017 at 8:32 PM

    I'd probably try the laab moo first, though it all looks good - except maybe the insect oriented recipes

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