Cookbook Giveaway - The Adriatic Kitchen

The Adriatic Kitchen: Recipes Inspired by the Abundance of Seasonal Ingredients Flourishing on the Croatian Island of Korcula by Barbara Unković shares 70 simple yet flavorful dishes as well as the author's memories from this beautiful part of the world.

Croatian cuisine is differs from the mountainous regions of the interior to the gorgeous Dalmatian Coast with its myriad islands. With influences from Italy, Turkey and Austria, the people here live off the bounty of the sea and fruit of the land. 

This simple but lovely book is divided by seasons, contains measurements in both weight and volume and has lovely illustrations sprinkled throughout created by the author's brother, Colin. Recipes include Croatian Sweet Easter Bread; Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd's Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Croatian Pepper Biscuits and Carrot and Mint Salad.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • Kristjudy  on  8/2/2017 at 10:22 AM

    My son and family just spent a week there, they loved it. I would love to try the fig flan.

  • lgroom  on  8/2/2017 at 10:23 AM

    The scampi buzara sounds good.

  • ravensfan  on  8/2/2017 at 10:31 AM

    Octopus salad

  • laffersk  on  8/2/2017 at 10:41 AM

    Pizza blanche (Flamiche)

  • Signe  on  8/2/2017 at 10:50 AM

    I'd like to try the pomegranate jelly.

  • cahunter925  on  8/2/2017 at 11:08 AM

    I'd try the Shrimp Risotto,

  • sgump  on  8/2/2017 at 11:51 AM

    Spiced lentils with roast cherry tomatoes and shallots . . . the ginger and coconut milk would make this quite exciting, I'm sure!

  • dbielick  on  8/2/2017 at 12:27 PM

    Pizza blanche

  • rglo820  on  8/2/2017 at 12:33 PM

    The Black Risotto sounds incredible.

  • Joy001  on  8/2/2017 at 12:44 PM

    Lemon and almond cake sounds wonderful!

  • Titch  on  8/2/2017 at 1:05 PM

    I would try the Four cheese pizza with sage and capers, I've not had a good pizza for ages

  • heyjude  on  8/2/2017 at 1:08 PM

    Lemon Marmalade

  • lozzle77  on  8/2/2017 at 1:10 PM

    The scampi buzara

  • GillB  on  8/2/2017 at 1:58 PM

    Croatian Pepper Biscuits

  • PegMallon  on  8/2/2017 at 3:10 PM

    I always like to use roast chicken as a measure of the quality of the recipes within the book, so I would like to try the Roast Chicken with Pomegranates.

  • dvajefink  on  8/2/2017 at 3:40 PM

    Risotto with tomato,basil and lime:)

  • begbert  on  8/2/2017 at 5:00 PM

    the four cheese pizza with sage & capers! oh my goodness!

  • bcarpenter  on  8/2/2017 at 5:20 PM

    Fig crumble if I can find nice enough figs.

  • AGENT99  on  8/2/2017 at 6:43 PM

    I love baking bread, so I'd try the Croatian Sweet Easter Bread

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  8/2/2017 at 7:40 PM

    I would make the Pizza blanche (Flamiche) first. I've never heard of it.

  • Karla123  on  8/2/2017 at 7:41 PM

    Fresh pasta with summer vegetables...beautiful recipe for beautiful garden vegetables and herbs.

  • akrupnick  on  8/2/2017 at 8:51 PM

    Fig crumble! Croatia is top of my bucket list for next travel destination.

  • KarinaFrancis  on  8/2/2017 at 9:02 PM

    the ricotta almond tart

  • Siegal  on  8/2/2017 at 9:14 PM

    I want to make pan fried anchovies

  • HelenB  on  8/3/2017 at 12:03 AM

    Lemon and almond cake.

  • HMSHoney24  on  8/3/2017 at 12:17 AM

    The Scampi Buzara

  • DarcyVaughn  on  8/3/2017 at 1:02 AM

    Black Risotto

  • VeraK  on  8/3/2017 at 6:35 AM

    Baba ghanoush is what I would try.

  • vickster  on  8/3/2017 at 7:46 AM

    Fresh Fig Crumble

  • ktwalla  on  8/3/2017 at 2:03 PM

    I would try the walnut squares.

  • jstrache  on  8/3/2017 at 2:29 PM

    Risotto with tomato, basil and lime

  • wester  on  8/3/2017 at 3:50 PM

    Zucchini fritters with fresh sage sound lovely.

  • Astrid5555  on  8/4/2017 at 5:49 AM

    Roast chicken with pomegranate and spinach!

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

    Black Risotto

  • Julimorr  on  8/4/2017 at 5:03 PM

    The homey pork casserole

  • Kitchen_Pangolin  on  8/4/2017 at 6:51 PM

    Oven Baked Octopus! I can't resist a good cephalopod. I was on the Dalmatian coast in the bad old days, and even then the food was astounding. Yumm!

  • matag  on  8/4/2017 at 9:48 PM

    Fig Flan

  • mpdeb98  on  8/5/2017 at 9:25 AM

    Ricotta almond tarte

  • Shana.  on  8/5/2017 at 9:58 AM

    Carrot and mint salad

  • PennyG  on  8/5/2017 at 4:20 PM

    I always like a good Olive and Lemon Chicken recipe.

  • FireRunner2379  on  8/5/2017 at 7:27 PM

    I'd like to try the Pizza blanche.

  • choppergirl  on  8/6/2017 at 2:26 PM

    Basil pesto

  • RSW  on  8/6/2017 at 7:05 PM

    Focaccia bread with Parmesan cheese and thyme

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  8/7/2017 at 6:24 AM

    lemon marmalade looks nice!

  • pamelita  on  8/7/2017 at 2:18 PM

    Focaccia bread with Parmesan cheese and thyme

  • sarahawker  on  8/7/2017 at 3:36 PM

    Stuffed peppers (Punjene paprike)

  • rchesser  on  8/7/2017 at 4:14 PM

    Fresh fig chutney.

  • skipeterson  on  8/7/2017 at 4:41 PM

    Roast chicken with pomegranate and spinach

  • stitchan  on  8/8/2017 at 11:21 AM

    Vanilla horseshoe biscuits

  • love2chow  on  8/9/2017 at 10:44 AM

    Fig and rocket (arugula) salad

  • Leahspitzer  on  8/9/2017 at 3:57 PM

    Octopus salad!

  • BarbaraM48  on  8/9/2017 at 5:16 PM

    Fig flan

  • Maefleur  on  8/9/2017 at 5:27 PM

    Octopus salad!

  • JenJoLa  on  8/9/2017 at 9:30 PM

    Four cheese pizza with sage and capers.

  • Niki  on  8/10/2017 at 2:36 AM

    Lemon marmalade- I have a tree full of lovely lemons at the moment

  • hibeez  on  8/10/2017 at 9:29 AM

    Carrot and mint salad.

  • LizyB  on  8/13/2017 at 8:17 AM

    Love figs -- fig chutney

  • motherofpearl81  on  8/13/2017 at 8:26 AM

    Risotto with tomato, basil and lime

  • luccio  on  8/13/2017 at 8:50 AM

    Spiced lentils with roast cherry tomatoes and shallots

  • Klarisa  on  8/13/2017 at 9:57 AM

    Walnut squares

  • tagubajones  on  8/13/2017 at 10:19 AM

    Croatian cod stew

  • Purplepeepers  on  8/13/2017 at 11:54 AM

    Dalmatian shepherd's lamb with potatoes and broad beans

  • Maaseelulu  on  8/13/2017 at 1:08 PM

    I have so many fig right now, so naturally the fig flan sounds delightful.

  • WildCottage  on  8/13/2017 at 1:20 PM

    Slow roasted tomatoes would go down a treat!

  • jezairey  on  8/13/2017 at 1:30 PM

    I would make the oven baked octopus - seems I'm not the only EYB member here who likes octopus! This way of cooking it sounds really tasty.

  • iza27  on  8/13/2017 at 1:43 PM

    I would like to try the 4 cheese pizza.

  • apattin  on  8/13/2017 at 2:14 PM

    octopus salad

  • njk4  on  8/13/2017 at 2:21 PM

    Fig and Rocket salad sounds wonderful

  • Julia  on  8/13/2017 at 3:02 PM

    Scampi buzara

  • LaurenE  on  8/13/2017 at 4:26 PM

    Lemon and almond cake sounds divine.

  • permie_girl  on  8/13/2017 at 4:44 PM

    Fig flan (page 44) is my pick!

  • kerrin1976  on  8/13/2017 at 8:24 PM

    Foccacia bread with parmesan cheese and thyme

  • GregH  on  8/13/2017 at 9:18 PM

    Fig Flan and Fresh Fig Crumble

  • jd5761  on  8/13/2017 at 10:43 PM

    Black Risotto sounds really interesting

  • t.t  on  8/13/2017 at 10:51 PM

    Croatian sweet Easter bread

  • Dmartin997  on  8/13/2017 at 11:11 PM

    Ricotta almond tart

  • Ingridemery  on  8/14/2017 at 6:30 AM

    Fig and rocket salad looks fantastic

  • NannaLinda  on  8/14/2017 at 7:42 AM

    Stuffed peppers, page 65. Irresistible!

  • RickPearson54  on  8/14/2017 at 7:52 AM

    Octopus salad

  • soffner  on  8/14/2017 at 9:58 AM

    Croatian sweet Easter bread (Sirnica)

  • Nancith  on  8/14/2017 at 12:40 PM

    Walnut squares would be delectable.

  • IngridO  on  8/14/2017 at 3:21 PM

    The Fig flan sounds divine

  • MargaretM  on  8/15/2017 at 4:35 AM

    The fig flan with our home grown figs.

  • joslovescooking  on  8/15/2017 at 7:32 AM

    Of course the fig flan but I couldn't pass the baba ghanoush

  • fbrunetti  on  8/15/2017 at 10:18 AM

    Slavonian pork casserole

  • vinochic  on  8/15/2017 at 5:08 PM

    Fresh fig crumble or Lemon almond cake!

  • FieryItalian  on  8/16/2017 at 3:01 AM

    Fig flan

  • kmn4  on  8/16/2017 at 10:40 AM

    Lemon and lavender shortbread

  • JuneHawk  on  8/16/2017 at 10:35 PM

    Oven baked octopus

  • pennyvr  on  8/18/2017 at 8:42 AM

    Slow roasted tomatoes

  • br22  on  8/18/2017 at 9:49 AM

    Roast zucchini with lemon and mint. The addition of the balsamic is intriguing; interested to see how it combines with the mint.

  • Scotsman61  on  8/18/2017 at 10:43 PM

    Lemon and almond cake

  • lpatterson412  on  8/19/2017 at 12:56 PM

    I want to try the zucchini fritters with fresh sage!

  • tarae1204  on  8/20/2017 at 4:32 PM

    Risotto with tomatoes, mint and lime -- interesting flavor combination

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  8/21/2017 at 12:51 PM

    the Peasant bread found on page 12 ... not much experience baking bread, looks like a good recipe to start with!

  • Nataliecrue  on  8/23/2017 at 1:10 AM

    Octopus salad

  • Painperdu  on  8/24/2017 at 10:06 AM

    Fig flan

  • bookreadera  on  8/24/2017 at 10:08 AM

    Lemon marmalade

  • skenoyer  on  8/24/2017 at 4:02 PM

    Pizza Blanche

  • DemelzaPoldark  on  8/24/2017 at 4:39 PM

    Vanilla Horseshoe Biscuits

  • cake17uk  on  8/25/2017 at 12:59 AM

    Would love to try Croatian pepper biscuits, sound a little different

  • TrishaCP  on  8/25/2017 at 9:20 AM

    Lemon and almond cake.

  • lils74  on  8/25/2017 at 9:59 AM

    I'd love to try the fresh pasta with summer vegetables or the tapenade...

  • Sladea86  on  8/26/2017 at 1:39 AM

    Zucchini fritters with sage! It's that time of the year when the plants are being prolific!

  • Dutchmary  on  8/26/2017 at 7:02 AM

    Something with figs, I love them. Fig flan.

  • Suzw  on  8/26/2017 at 6:25 PM

    Croatian pepper biscuits (Paprenjazi)

  • Julia77  on  8/26/2017 at 6:55 PM

    Leeks and tomatoes in a white wine sauce

  • stephanieyee  on  8/27/2017 at 10:40 PM

    Fisherman's stew

  • Katiefayhutson  on  8/28/2017 at 3:11 PM

    Risotto with tomatoe, mint, and lime

  • Cati  on  8/28/2017 at 3:54 PM

    Octopus salad

  • veronicafrance  on  8/29/2017 at 10:13 AM

    Spoilt for choice here! I'd like to try a ton of the breads and pizzas, but I think I'd try the sweet Easter bread first.

  • robynsanyal  on  8/31/2017 at 8:58 PM

    Fresh Fig Crumble

  • chowfamily  on  9/1/2017 at 9:36 PM

    Croatian Pepper Biscuits sound great!

  • kbiggs  on  9/2/2017 at 10:33 AM

    Focaccia bread with Parmesan cheese and thyme

  • AnnaZed  on  9/2/2017 at 6:25 PM

    Focaccia bread with Parmesan cheese and thyme (page 18)

  • fiarose  on  9/4/2017 at 10:08 PM

    octopus salad, baba ghanoush, spiced fig and basil jam, fresh fig crumble, spiced lentils with roast cherry tomatoes and shallots, roast tomato and red pepper soup, oven baked octopus...delicious book!

  • OnlyTheBest  on  9/5/2017 at 3:28 AM

    I'd like to try Carrot and mint salad.

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