Win a Swiss Diamond wok and a copy of Vegetarian Viet Nam

Quality cookware is a necessity for success in the kitchen and happens to be one of my obsessions (those obsessions are all related - cooking, cookbooks, cookware, food). Finding a great wok has been the most challenging for me.  I've bought at least a half dozen varieties of woks and always ended up destroying them either while seasoning or ruining a meal because I felt I couldn't control the heat. 

My search for a wok that works for me recently ended with a Swiss Diamond® wok, specifically their cast-aluminum nonstick 14-inch 6-2/7-quart wok with lid. Not only is this wok nonstick (so no pesky seasoning needed) but it is sturdy and perfect for a number of applications. I've used it several times now for stir fries, deep frying and I even boiled some noodles in it.


Swiss Diamond® cookware is manufactured mainly in Switzerland, using hydroelectric green power supply, clean and safe environment and controlled by the Swiss authorities. Swiss Diamond® has been called "the Rolls-Royce" of nonstick fry pans by the Wall Street Journal; has been named "best nonstick cookware" by the leading U.S. consumer ratings organization; and is recommended by the Cooking Club of America. It is recommended for vegan and vegetarian cooking by the American Vegetarian Association and has won numerous international and regional awards. 

When Swiss Diamond® sent me the aforementioned wok and one of their cast iron enamel pots for review, I was thrilled. The wok is a stellar piece of cookware and their cast iron is a work horse. I am particularly in love with the 6.3 quart as it is shallow with a large cooking surface - perfect for frying chicken or searing large pieces of meats or several pieces of protein at one time. This casserole is perfect for a variety of things including slow cooking and more. With excellent heat conductivity and retention, the high-quality enamel offers improved resistance to scratches and has anti-adhesive properties, allowing for wonderful release properties making the product easy to clean and care for and goes from stove or oven to tabletop in style.

Swiss Diamond® is generously offering one of the woks in our giveaway below. Head down to our giveaway to enter. Along with the wok, we are giving away a copy of one of my favorite books from 2018 so that you can test out the wok yourself. Earlier this year, I wrote a review of Vegetarian Viet Nam and this month Cameron Stauch's book is one of our selections in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club

Our   will give you a look inside this brilliant book and my review from March shares more information. 

W. W. Norton is offering one copy of Vegetarian Viet Nam and Swiss Diamond® is providing one of their Swiss Diamond® cast-aluminum nonstick 14-inch 6-2/7-quart wok with lid in our contest open to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

What piece of cookware from Swiss Diamond® would you like to try out?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on September 22nd, 2018.


  • Ziggy7  on  8/2/2018 at 6:19 PM

    Roasted winter squash with basil and peanut sauce.

  • Shelley.b  on  8/2/2018 at 6:23 PM

    Crispy fried shallots

  • Shelley.b  on  8/2/2018 at 6:24 PM

    Crispy fried shallots

  • rchesser  on  8/2/2018 at 6:58 PM

    Vermicelli noodles with fresh turmeric, tofu, and Chinese chives.

  • themasterkey3000  on  8/2/2018 at 6:59 PM

    Cucumber pineapple rolls with coconut soy sauce

  • rchesser  on  8/2/2018 at 6:59 PM

    The Wok

  • Nancith  on  8/2/2018 at 7:16 PM

    Crispy half-moon pillows!

  • MelMM  on  8/2/2018 at 7:58 PM

    Tofu skin sausage

  • MelMM  on  8/2/2018 at 8:10 PM

    One of the larger fry pans with a lid.

  • riley  on  8/2/2018 at 8:22 PM

    Squash and sweet potato coconut milk soup 8.9 Qt cast iron oval pot

  • TrishaCP  on  8/2/2018 at 8:48 PM

    Pickled carrots

  • TrishaCP  on  8/2/2018 at 8:56 PM

    The wok

  • thecharlah  on  8/2/2018 at 10:08 PM

    Fragrant lemongrass Hue-style noodle soup (Bun bo hue chay)

  • thecharlah  on  8/2/2018 at 10:11 PM


  • mduncan  on  8/2/2018 at 10:59 PM

    I haven't yet found the cast iron casserole dish of my dreams, so I'd love to give a Swiss Diamond a try (I love the shade of blue, too). First recipe I'd cook would be the steamed flat rice dumplings in banana leaves.

  • LSanders  on  8/2/2018 at 11:23 PM

    8.5 quart stock pot and quick pickled carrots

  • ejsimpson  on  8/2/2018 at 11:49 PM

    XD INDUCTION JAPANESE OMELET PAN (TAMAGOYAKI) - 5" X 7" and Crispy rice and mung bean crepes (Banh xeo)

  • lselke  on  8/3/2018 at 1:39 AM

    Cucumber pineapple rolls! And the XD tamagoyaki pan (non-induction).

  • lydiag12  on  8/3/2018 at 2:03 AM

    I would like to try Five-spice-glazed portobello mushrooms first!

  • vickster  on  8/3/2018 at 7:46 AM

    Hot and style Thai Style Noodle Soup and I'd like to try that Swiss Diamond Wok first - then perhaps consider their other products. They look great!

  • sarahawker  on  8/3/2018 at 4:12 PM

    Aromatic cellophane noodle roll-ups

  • chowfamily  on  8/3/2018 at 9:32 PM


  • t.t  on  8/3/2018 at 11:19 PM

    Black pepper soy glazed nori tofu roll. I'd like to try the cast iron square grill pan.

  • Angryyew  on  8/3/2018 at 11:56 PM

    The wok and Cucumber pineapple rolls

  • carhas  on  8/4/2018 at 1:13 PM

    what a fantastic prize! would love to win the wok and try steamed flat rice dumplings

  • cowlady  on  8/4/2018 at 1:21 PM

    Warm banana coconut tapioca pudding (Che chuoi chung

  • cowlady  on  8/4/2018 at 1:24 PM

    I would like to try the XD Nonstick Sauteuse with Lid 4.8 Qt

  • blazin  on  8/4/2018 at 4:05 PM

    Stir-fried mushrooms with lemongrass and chile (Nam xao xa ot) sounds amazing.

  • banba1  on  8/4/2018 at 6:05 PM

    I'd make the Stir-fried mushrooms with lemongrass and chile (Nam xao xa to) as well. Lemongrass chicken is my go-to order at vietnamese restaurants.

  • banba1  on  8/4/2018 at 6:06 PM

    I haven't heard of Swiss Diamond before, so would be curious to check them out; I don't have a wok, either, so would go with that!

  • royalegacy  on  8/4/2018 at 7:30 PM

    I would like to try the rich vegetable stock. Probably a lot better than buying it at the store. I would like to try one of Swiss Diamonds frying pans. I need to get a new 8" one. Not a bad price, either.

  • matag  on  8/4/2018 at 9:32 PM

    Crispy half-moon pillows (Banh goi chay)

  • matag  on  8/4/2018 at 9:34 PM

    I would like a non stick crepe pan

  • MiMi60  on  8/4/2018 at 9:35 PM

    I would love to have the XD INDUCTION 2 PIECE SET: FRY PAN AND GRILL PAN.

  • MiMi60  on  8/4/2018 at 9:37 PM

    Pickled carrots and daikon (Do chua [South] / Dua gop [North])

  • bakeswithlove2369  on  8/5/2018 at 5:56 AM

    crispy fried shallots...i buy them at a local asian market...would love to make them at home.

  • RSW  on  8/5/2018 at 12:13 PM

    Sautéed squash with basil and peanuts (Bi do xao dau phong) XD NONSTICK FRY PAN WITH LID 12.5"

  • outsidereader  on  8/5/2018 at 12:27 PM

    I would like to try the Crispy fried shallots (Hanh phi). I would also like to try using the 7” Santoku Knife.

  • Siegal  on  8/5/2018 at 1:18 PM

    I want to mAke tofu skin sausage

  • Siegal  on  8/5/2018 at 1:29 PM

    I would love the square sauté pan

  • mpdeb98  on  8/5/2018 at 6:59 PM

    Tasty rice noodle bowl and nonstick crepe pan

  • sgump  on  8/5/2018 at 7:23 PM

    The soy-glazed eggplant with lemongrass and chile sounds fragrant and lovely. And I wouldn't need a Premium Clad 7.9-quart stainless stockpot with lid to make it, I'm sure, but such a piece of cookware would certainly come in handy! Gotta love Eat Your Books for these sorts of creative pairings!

  • ravensfan  on  8/5/2018 at 7:59 PM

    Hot and sour Thai-style noodle soup (Bun Thai chay)

  • LaurenE  on  8/5/2018 at 11:07 PM

    Vermicelli noodles with fresh turmeric, tofu, and Chinese chives; XD Nonstick Sauteuse with Lid 4.8 Qt

  • kmn4  on  8/7/2018 at 8:33 AM

    Stir-fried tofu with lemongrass and chile (Dau hu xao xa ot)

  • kmn4  on  8/7/2018 at 8:36 AM

    I would love the XD Induction Japanese Omelet Pan (Tamagoyaki) - 5" X 7"!

  • infotrop  on  8/7/2018 at 11:55 AM

    Fermented tofu, lemongrass, and chile sauce (Nuoc cham chao), which I'm sure would be better if I had the XD non-stick wok

  • jmay42066  on  8/7/2018 at 3:33 PM

    Fragrant lemongrass Hue-style noodle soup

  • jmay42066  on  8/7/2018 at 3:47 PM

    8.5 quart stock pot

  • demomcook  on  8/7/2018 at 11:49 PM

    The 11" deep square grill pan.

  • mlanthie  on  8/8/2018 at 7:58 AM

    Cucumber pineapple rolls with coconut soy sauce; the wok as I do not have one.

  • sir_ken_g  on  8/8/2018 at 9:37 AM

    I would do the carrot and daikon pickle. Would love to have that wok!

  • CrystalLady  on  8/9/2018 at 2:13 PM

    I would make the Lemongrass chile "chicken" strips stir-fry (Ga chay xao xa ot) . It would be great in the Swiss Diamond Wok. I love stir fry and would like a better wok.

  • mph993  on  8/10/2018 at 9:50 AM

    Coconut cream coffee granita. Although I don't need a wok for the granita, I'd sure like to up my stir-fry game with the wok!

  • Laura1  on  8/10/2018 at 6:21 PM

    the wok, of course, and the nam xao xa to

  • Dannausc  on  8/10/2018 at 7:00 PM

    Mushroom powder and the wok

  • debbiehb  on  8/11/2018 at 5:58 AM

    Banh mi sandwich super sauce

  • dtremit  on  8/11/2018 at 8:03 AM

    I love Vietnamese limeade -- so I'd love to try the Energizing limeade!

  • rachael_mc  on  8/11/2018 at 10:15 AM

    Spicy lemongrass mushroom mince (Hen xao xa ot chay)

  • rachael_mc  on  8/11/2018 at 10:18 AM

    XD NONSTICK WOK W LID 12.5" (32CM)

  • fbrunetti  on  8/11/2018 at 3:20 PM

    Stir-fried tofu with lemongrass and chile

  • heyjude  on  8/12/2018 at 3:41 AM

    6.3 quart Dutch oven

  • patioweather  on  8/15/2018 at 8:59 AM

    The wok

  • JJWong  on  8/16/2018 at 4:48 PM

    I'd love to make the toasted sesame rice crackers! The 6.3 quart Dutch oven would definitely come in handy when I make dinner for my family!

  • Melissa1019  on  8/20/2018 at 5:34 PM

    Banana blossom salad

  • verorenee  on  8/20/2018 at 5:41 PM

    crispy half moon pillows

  • ktpotat  on  8/20/2018 at 7:02 PM

    Fragrant shallot oil

  • NaomiH  on  8/21/2018 at 3:30 PM

    Tasty rice noodle bowl (Bun chay)

  • NaomiH  on  8/21/2018 at 3:39 PM


  • kitchenclimbers  on  8/22/2018 at 2:30 PM

    banh mi

  • kitchenclimbers  on  8/22/2018 at 2:34 PM

    roasting pan

  • cheftina888  on  8/25/2018 at 12:04 AM

    Fragrant lemongrass Hue-style noodle soup (Bun bo hue chay) and the wok

  • milgwimper  on  8/26/2018 at 3:34 PM

    Energizing Limeade, and the swiss diamond swedish plett pan, and stainless steel chef's pan.

  • RickPearson54  on  8/27/2018 at 1:58 PM

    the wok and pickled carrots

  • tennyogirl  on  8/29/2018 at 3:22 PM

    the everyday sauce looks awesome

  • tennyogirl  on  8/29/2018 at 3:25 PM

    I'd like to try the Japanese omelet pan from swiss diamond

  • WideAngleMind  on  8/30/2018 at 1:06 AM

    Tofu Skin Sausage!

  • AlisonL  on  8/30/2018 at 10:04 AM

    Tomatoes stuffed with meatless ground and tofu

  • AlisonL  on  8/30/2018 at 10:11 AM


  • DJCross  on  8/30/2018 at 10:30 AM

    Japanese Omelet

  • hippiechick1955  on  8/30/2018 at 2:51 PM

    I’d want to try the Tofu with tangy lemongrass ginger tamarind sauce. I fell in love with the taste of tamarind while living in Suriname from ages 11-15. We had a humongous tamarind tree in our yard which was so large I had to throw sticks to knock down the pods. The item I’m interested in is the 14” XD Nonstick Wok with lid & tempura rack . I don’t own one but highly enjoy cooking in one.

  • rosalee  on  8/31/2018 at 12:01 PM

    The tofu skin chips sound super intriguing

  • Sakurajima  on  9/1/2018 at 12:51 AM

    Tofu with tangy lemongrass tamarind sauce and the wok

  • cora429  on  9/1/2018 at 7:08 AM

    autéed squash with basil and peanuts

  • PeavineBlues  on  9/1/2018 at 9:11 AM

    Banh xeo

  • MaineDruid  on  9/1/2018 at 10:24 AM

    Five-spice-glazed portobello mushrooms. I just finished breakfast, but this one made me hungry!

  • dusksunset  on  9/1/2018 at 10:29 AM

    Nutty mushroom pate

  • dusksunset  on  9/1/2018 at 10:30 AM

    XD Nonstick fry pay with lid 8"

  • fluffies  on  9/1/2018 at 10:32 AM

    crispy fried shallots

  • AwoodlandPrince  on  9/1/2018 at 3:09 PM

    Warm banana coconut tapioca pudding

  • KarenDel  on  9/2/2018 at 12:41 PM

    Banh mi sandwich super sauce

  • KarenDel  on  9/2/2018 at 12:50 PM


  • SujataNaik  on  9/2/2018 at 10:13 PM

    Green papaya salad

  • relita  on  9/3/2018 at 2:04 AM

    Tofu with tangy lemongrass ginger tamarind sauce

  • kkohle  on  9/3/2018 at 3:13 PM

    I love Banh mi, so the super sauce sounds great! I have always wanted a wok, it is one of the few pans missing from my collection

  • LABeachGal  on  9/4/2018 at 12:03 AM

    I would love to try Hot and sour Thai-style noodle soup!

  • LABeachGal  on  9/4/2018 at 12:04 AM


  • Sfgordon  on  9/5/2018 at 11:35 AM

    I absolutely love Vietnamese food and I was vegetarian growing up so I got the good fortune of experience vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine in Houston, TX. I would love to try Grilled rice paper with mushroom pâté, egg, and Sriracha (Banh trang nuong chay).

  • Sfgordon  on  9/5/2018 at 11:38 AM

    I'd like to try one of the Large Nonstick roasting pans as I have never had a roasting pan in my collection.

  • purviska  on  9/5/2018 at 9:38 PM

    Crispy half-moon pillows

  • purviska  on  9/5/2018 at 9:46 PM

    I liked the 5 Qt Nonstick Induction Square Saute Pan with Lid

  • rashaye  on  9/6/2018 at 10:06 PM

    This is a great book. I loved the recipe for Banh Xeo. The Swiss Diamond wok looks great also!

  • auntietina  on  9/7/2018 at 2:02 AM

    Steamed flat rice dumplings in banana leaves (Banh ham chay)

  • auntietina  on  9/7/2018 at 2:18 AM

    I like the 8.9 QT. Cast Iron Oval Casserole.

  • choppergirl  on  9/7/2018 at 8:30 PM

    Banh mi sandwich (Banh mi chay) and the XD Nonstick Plett Pan

  • EmilyR  on  9/11/2018 at 1:25 AM

    Soy ginger glazed eggplant (Ca tim sot nuoc tuong gung) and the nonstick wok

  • Francisa  on  9/11/2018 at 2:29 AM

    Gingery sticky rice balls with mung beans

  • jenmatt  on  9/12/2018 at 12:08 PM

    Five-spice-glazed portobello mushrooms

  • PennyG  on  9/16/2018 at 9:50 AM

    Aromatic cellophane noodle roll-ups and any of the casserole dishes from Swiss Diamond!

  • klahaneridge  on  9/18/2018 at 12:10 PM

    I have been vegetarian for over 20 years, and I’d love to try everything in this book! But the first one I want to try is the Tofu with tangy tamarind sauce (Dau phu sot me).

  • klahaneridge  on  9/18/2018 at 12:14 PM

    I’d love to try the nonstick clad 3.6 QT (8”) saucepan with lid.

  • orchidlady01  on  9/19/2018 at 11:08 PM

    Banh mi sandwich (Banh mi chay)

  • orchidlady01  on  9/19/2018 at 11:42 PM

    XD Nonstick EDGE 11” Stir Fry Pan

  • DynalRoberson  on  9/20/2018 at 5:15 PM

    I'd like to try the Crispy fried shallots

  • starzine  on  9/22/2018 at 7:33 PM

    I would like to try the Crispy tofu skin trips.

  • starzine  on  9/22/2018 at 7:40 PM

    The XD Edge Stir-Fry Pan with lid - 9.5''

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