Cookbook Giveaway - The Saffron Tales

The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan is a brillant book packed with the rich culture of Persian cooking. Photographs reflect the opulent colors of the ingredients and flavors that make these dishes so vibrant and appealing. 

For more information on this cookbook, please see our review and recipe post.
 
We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and UK (two winners from the US, one from the UK per the publisher's request).
 
One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe from 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 May 15th, 2017

 

100 Comments

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  4/9/2017 at 1:31 PM

    The Persian love cake.

  • RNJessicaK  on  4/9/2017 at 1:49 PM

    Mixed Herb Kuku!!

  • AnnaZed  on  4/9/2017 at 2:04 PM

    I would like to make Baked eggs with spinach and sumac (Nargissi esfinaj) from The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan.

  • Joy001  on  4/9/2017 at 2:07 PM

    Lemon and saffron baked sea bass sounds delicious!

  • Ladyberd  on  4/9/2017 at 2:33 PM

    Roast chicken with pomegranate and za'atar glaze would be one of the first I'd try form this book.

  • ravensfan  on  4/9/2017 at 3:16 PM

    Prawn, coriander, and tamarind stew

  • BrandiRae  on  4/9/2017 at 3:22 PM

    The saffron and lime chicken kebabs sound like they would be well liked at my house!

  • hillsboroks  on  4/9/2017 at 4:37 PM

    I would love to make the Persian Love Cake to serve after making the Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder with Dried Lime and Split Peas.

  • bopper  on  4/9/2017 at 5:09 PM

    carrot, cardamom and rose water jam

  • PennyG  on  4/9/2017 at 5:29 PM

    Whole baked fish stuffed with walnuts and pomegranates (Mahi shekampor) sounds mouth watering!

  • jahqdruh  on  4/9/2017 at 5:47 PM

    I have an incredible love for caramel, so the cardamom crème caramel.

  • Sandys26505  on  4/9/2017 at 5:53 PM

    Really want to make the naan. I donthave a good recipe right, would love to give it a try!

  • Karla123  on  4/9/2017 at 6:24 PM

    I wish I had fresh garden greens right now to make this lovely "Persian garden salad."

  • earthnfire  on  4/9/2017 at 6:35 PM

    Watermelon, mint and feta salad - reminds me that summer will come again

  • lauriesk  on  4/9/2017 at 7:05 PM

    The tomato and spring onion omlette looks great. I would make that first.

  • ballen  on  4/9/2017 at 7:12 PM

    Bandari fish cakes

  • akrupnick  on  4/9/2017 at 8:24 PM

    Date and cinnamon omelette and the butternut squash.

  • ohyoucook  on  4/9/2017 at 9:39 PM

    The Olives marinated with walnuts and pomegranates looks delicious!

  • thecharlah  on  4/9/2017 at 10:28 PM

    Pistachio soup (Soup-e pisteh)!

  • Sprokt  on  4/10/2017 at 3:17 AM

    The Persian flatbread

  • Titch  on  4/10/2017 at 4:15 AM

    I love the look of the Tomato and spring onion omelette (Omlette-e gojeh farangi) Would love that for lunch or dinner :) x

  • vickster  on  4/10/2017 at 7:26 AM

    Rhubarb and Cardomom Cheesecake

  • lhudson  on  4/10/2017 at 7:40 AM

    Saffron and Cardamon with Fried Egg

  • meggan  on  4/10/2017 at 8:40 AM

    Bandari fishcakes with a tamarind and date sauce sounds good.

  • monique.potel  on  4/10/2017 at 9:38 AM

    Carrot, cardamom and rose water jam in our bed and breakfast we love to serve jellies and jams that are unusual

  • sarac  on  4/10/2017 at 10:11 AM

    Herby baked falafels with a fennel and watercress salad. I love chickpea anything, and though I have a decent falafel recipe, the additional herbs and the salad in this one are an appealing new twist.

  • Deneenm  on  4/10/2017 at 11:12 AM

    hands-down, the carrot, cardamom & rosewater jam. My husband & I stayed at this amazing B&B in Bath ME run by a woman from Iran. She served a carrot jam at breakfast that I've never forgotten. It would be wonderful to recreate it.

  • SilverSage  on  4/10/2017 at 11:44 AM

    Lime and saffron chicken kebabs (Jujeh kabob) sounds like my first dish from this book.

  • sarahawker  on  4/10/2017 at 11:52 AM

    Chicken with walnuts and pomegranates

  • lebarron2001  on  4/10/2017 at 11:54 AM

    Mixed Herb Rice with Baked Salmon

  • lozzle77  on  4/10/2017 at 1:58 PM

    Prawn, coriander, and tamarind stew

  • adewar  on  4/10/2017 at 2:16 PM

    Slow cooked lamb shoulder with dried lime and split peas - this sounds like a wonderful hearty dish for sharing with friends, I am intrigued to try cooking with dried lime and my house is surrounded by sheep farms so I feel inspired to cook lamb!

  • joneshayley  on  4/10/2017 at 2:49 PM

    Stuffed sea bass would be first in my list! Yum.

  • bstewart  on  4/10/2017 at 6:51 PM

    The herby baked falafels with a fennel and watercress salad!

  • DarcyVaughn  on  4/10/2017 at 10:08 PM

    Chicken livers with pomegranate molasses

  • sgump  on  4/10/2017 at 10:20 PM

    Pistachio soup, please!

  • RoseMGenuine  on  4/10/2017 at 10:21 PM

    Spicy lentil and tamarind soup. I love tamarind.

  • rchreview  on  4/11/2017 at 8:53 AM

    Spiced Butternut Preserves!

  • rchesser  on  4/11/2017 at 1:22 PM

    Chicken livers with pomegranate molasses!

  • cezovski  on  4/12/2017 at 12:43 AM

    Lime and saffron chicken kebabs (Jujeh kabob) sounds good to me!

  • dbielick  on  4/12/2017 at 9:25 AM

    Easy naan bread

  • Hihelen  on  4/12/2017 at 11:37 AM

    Aubergine fesenjoon

  • NancyLynn  on  4/12/2017 at 7:05 PM

    New potato salad

  • lgroom  on  4/12/2017 at 10:09 PM

    Love cucumber, yogurt, and dill.

  • JenE  on  4/12/2017 at 11:36 PM

    I'm anxious to try the recipe for Apricot and pistachio tart with orange blossom cream

  • ktwalla  on  4/13/2017 at 4:49 AM

    Baked eggs with spinach and sumac.

  • Sakurajima  on  4/13/2017 at 12:26 PM

    Spicy lentil and tamarind soup, please

  • mgjacqz  on  4/14/2017 at 1:25 PM

    Butternut squash and dried lime soup - can't wait for fall!

  • hopezibah  on  4/14/2017 at 2:52 PM

    tomato and spring onion omlette would be good!

  • MauMau  on  4/14/2017 at 2:55 PM

    Fesenjoon.

  • xmasfloweringcactus  on  4/14/2017 at 3:30 PM

    Chicken stew with spinach and prunes (Aloo esfinaj)... it looks so tempting... and I want to learn how to make chelow rice...

  • Lafauvette  on  4/14/2017 at 3:36 PM

    I would love to try making my own naan!

  • hrhacissej  on  4/14/2017 at 5:19 PM

    Date, Almond and Tahini Energy Balls...I'd like to compare it to other Energy Ball recipes.

  • Dez  on  4/14/2017 at 6:45 PM

    Herby baked falafels with fennel and watercress salad

  • smtucker  on  4/14/2017 at 7:26 PM

    Burnt aubergine and walnut dip (Kaleh kabob)

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/15/2017 at 12:26 AM

    Tomato and spring onion omelette (Omlette-e gojeh farangi)

  • t.t  on  4/15/2017 at 1:46 AM

    persian flatbread

  • Mayandbill  on  4/15/2017 at 3:46 AM

    Butternut squash preserve for me.

  • Purplepeepers  on  4/15/2017 at 4:35 AM

    Sour cherry and dark chocolate cookies

  • Julia  on  4/15/2017 at 7:11 AM

    Burnt aubergine and walnut dip.

  • JUJUQA  on  4/15/2017 at 8:16 AM

    Bandaeu fishcakes, I think.

  • RSW  on  4/15/2017 at 12:19 PM

    Date and Cinnamon Omelet

  • VeganCaityCat  on  4/15/2017 at 8:37 PM

    I actually really enjoy eggplant, so the Tahcheen (saffron and eggplant rice) is right up my alley!

  • apattin  on  4/16/2017 at 9:47 AM

    pistachio soup!

  • Siegal  on  4/16/2017 at 11:11 PM

    I want the Persian flatbreads

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2017 at 1:38 AM

    Persian Love Cake,

  • fiarose  on  4/18/2017 at 8:45 AM

    this is a list because i can't choose. literally all the egg dishes on the first page and especially the kukus, lavaash, burnt aubergine and walnut dip to go with, persimmon, goat cheese, and rocket salad, spicy lentil and tamarind soup, all of those eggplant dishes oh man, grilled mackerel with spicy pomegranate salsa, prawn, coriander, and tamarind stew, yogurt cake with poached figs, rhubarb and cardamom cheesecake, date and walnut squares...sorry, couldn't help myself! PERSIAN FOOD!

  • JenJoLa  on  4/18/2017 at 12:08 PM

    Red cabbage, beetroot and date salad

  • sipa  on  4/18/2017 at 4:17 PM

    Prawn, coriander, and tamarind stew oh my!

  • mph993  on  4/20/2017 at 9:41 AM

    One of the kukus - Green bean and caramelised onion or saffron, potato and barberry

  • soopsoop  on  4/20/2017 at 10:25 PM

    Sabzi polo

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

    Watermelon, mint and feta salad!

  • hippiechick1955  on  4/21/2017 at 7:18 PM

    Grilled Mackerel with a spicy Pomegranate salsa sounds so delicious and flavorful it would have to be my first dish. Followed by a Chocolate and Pistachio Torte

  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 2:42 PM

    The salad bandari sounds good!

  • aliciamschultz  on  4/23/2017 at 6:13 AM

    Easy naan bread

  • matag  on  4/24/2017 at 3:21 PM

    Spiced beef with eggs and spring onions

  • skipeterson  on  4/26/2017 at 3:54 PM

    Onion and fenugreek soup (Eshkeneh).

  • Wallactreats  on  4/27/2017 at 3:34 PM

    Rhubarb and cardomom cheesecake

  • rennots  on  4/27/2017 at 7:58 PM

    Date and cinnamon omelet

  • colinf  on  4/28/2017 at 2:08 AM

    I would make Syrian pizza (Laham bajine)

  • Allie80  on  4/28/2017 at 5:28 AM

    Always looking for new lamb shoulder ideas so it'd have to be Gheimeh (Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with dried lime and split peas).

  • silversand  on  4/29/2017 at 4:41 AM

    The Red cabbage, beetroot and date salad is tempting me :)

  • TrishaCP  on  4/30/2017 at 10:22 AM

    The Shirazi salad- one of my faves.

  • cezovski  on  4/30/2017 at 4:12 PM

    The Rhubarb and cardamom cheesecake sounds great! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/30/2017 at 9:13 PM

    Spiced butternut squash preserve

  • finebec  on  5/3/2017 at 6:35 AM

    Anything with Cardomom and all the kukus in it.

  • finebec  on  5/3/2017 at 6:35 AM

    Anything with Cardomom and all the kukus in it.

  • finebec  on  5/3/2017 at 6:36 AM

    Anything with Cardomom and all the kukus in it.

  • flossy1  on  5/4/2017 at 10:15 AM

    Burnt aubergine and walnut dip (Kaleh kabob)

  • Keki42  on  5/5/2017 at 7:49 AM

    Herby baked falafels with a fennel and watercress salad

  • jifar  on  5/12/2017 at 2:15 PM

    I would like to make the mixed herb kuku first.

  • akrupnick  on  5/13/2017 at 2:57 AM

    Carrot, cardamom, and rose water jam. Persian granola sounds intriguing too.

  • MattPat11  on  5/14/2017 at 4:53 PM

    The spiced butternut squash preserve

  • auntietina  on  5/14/2017 at 10:02 PM

    Burnt aubergine and walnut dip

  • JuneHawk  on  5/14/2017 at 11:27 PM

    Spicy lentil and tamarind soup.

  • sharifah  on  5/15/2017 at 5:43 AM

    Roast chicken with pomegranate and za'atar glaze

  • NikkiPixie  on  5/15/2017 at 10:19 AM

    Rhubarb and Cardamom Cheesecake

  • joneshayley  on  5/15/2017 at 1:52 PM

    Mixed herb rice with baked salmon (Sabzi polo baa mahi)

  • joshr  on  5/15/2017 at 3:09 PM

    prawn curry!

  • tarae1204  on  5/15/2017 at 9:37 PM

    Date, almond and tahini energy balls.

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