The Hot Chicken Project – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our giveaway open to US/UK/AU/NZ to win one of three copies of The Hot Chicken Project: Words + Recipes | Obsession + Salvation by Aaron Turner.

“Hot chicken ain’t nothing but the truth.”

Acclaimed Australian chef Aaron Turner, owner of Igni and author of the cookbook of the same name, tackles hot chicken in his latest work. For Turner, hot chicken isn’t just food – it’s salvation in crispy, fried, and hellish spicy form. Here he travels back to Nashville, the place of its birth, to pay his respects to the makers, to chart the love and obsession that has shaped his world, and to make sure that what he does back home is doing it justice.

The Hot Chicken Project is part recipe book (40 recipes covering the best mains, sandwiches, sides, salads, and sauces), part narrative, part pictorial celebration of the history and power hot chicken holds over us all. He begins in Louisville with a chapter on the one and only Col. Harland Sanders. Turner states that the colonel and himself have spent the better part of their lives chasing the perfect chicken fry.

This book, heavy on imagery, shares the stories of the people and families and communities who have cooked and eaten and appropriated it in Nashville over several generations. These are the dives, shacks, and hole-in-the-wall places that you would be sure had been abandoned years ago but once you step in and sample their offerings you are grateful. The narrative offers a loud, opinionated take-no-prisoners perspective on food culture in the US today, as well as being an incomparable how-to manual for the very best hot chicken and accompaniments.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this special book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

Special thanks to the publisher for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview and to Aaron Turner for opening our eyes to the world of hot chicken.

Special thanks to Hardie Grant for offering three copies of The Hot Chicken Project in our giveaway.  Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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161 Comments

  • matag  on  May 12, 2020

    Fried chicken skins

  • ravensfan  on  May 12, 2020

    Gas station fried chicken

  • bdmltm  on  May 12, 2020

    Definitely chicken, but also the braised greens.

  • rchesser  on  May 12, 2020

    Hot Chicken fried chicken with gravy!

  • MiMi60  on  May 12, 2020

    Hot crayfish roll

  • Tammywolf  on  May 12, 2020

    The skillet fried chicken of course!!

  • nvernon  on  May 12, 2020

    Fried chicken skins. I love chicken skin.

  • southerncooker  on  May 12, 2020

    Gas station fried chicken. I love the fried chicken from a gas station in our county.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  May 13, 2020

    Hot mushrooms

  • Jesmondgirl  on  May 13, 2020

    I would try mac’n’cheese.

  • dbranigan27  on  May 13, 2020

    I would try the Hand Pies.

  • Shelley.b  on  May 13, 2020

    Potato cakes

  • fmd518  on  May 13, 2020

    Gas station fried chicken

  • kmn4  on  May 13, 2020

    Braised greens

  • FieryItalian  on  May 14, 2020

    Potato cakes and blue cheese sauce

  • sarahawker  on  May 14, 2020

    Hand pies

  • hbakke  on  May 14, 2020

    Chow chow

  • Siegal  on  May 14, 2020

    Fried dill pickles

  • MarciK  on  May 14, 2020

    Hot crayfish roll

  • KarinaFrancis  on  May 14, 2020

    Start at the beginning with the Gas Station Fried Chicken

  • verorenee  on  May 15, 2020

    A really basic hot sauce

  • Lkitchings  on  May 15, 2020

    Hot Chicken fried chicken with gravy

  • LaurenE  on  May 16, 2020

    skillet fried chicken

  • roxlet  on  May 16, 2020

    Potato cakes and blue cheese sauce

  • Dendav  on  May 16, 2020

    Hand pies

  • BMeyer  on  May 16, 2020

    fried chicken

  • sarahkatef  on  May 16, 2020

    The skillet fried chicken

  • t.t  on  May 16, 2020

    Hot Chicken fried chicken with gravy

  • Roosta  on  May 16, 2020

    Ranch dressing

  • maisietoo  on  May 17, 2020

    Braised greens – I’d like to know how to make greens more interesting.

  • foodie16  on  May 17, 2020

    Hot Fried Oysters

  • joneshayley  on  May 17, 2020

    Crayfish roll

  • danisgooder  on  May 18, 2020

    Gas station fried chicken sounds amazing and so delicious!

  • LydiaR  on  May 18, 2020

    As a vegetarian, I would try the mac n cheese and then gift the book to a friend who loves chicken 🙂

  • vhfvhf  on  May 18, 2020

    braises greens

  • Tutu81  on  May 18, 2020

    The Gas Station Fried Chicken 😋

  • mph993  on  May 18, 2020

    Hot Chicken fried chicken with gravy

  • debbiehb  on  May 18, 2020

    Hot sauce chicken ribs

  • gilmonster  on  May 18, 2020

    braised greens

  • nadiam1000  on  May 20, 2020

    skillet fried chicken

  • ceejayen  on  May 20, 2020

    A good all-round seasoning

  • LeMinou  on  May 21, 2020

    Potato cakes and blue cheese sauce

  • chefthomas  on  May 21, 2020

    84a sauce

  • maria411  on  May 22, 2020

    Hand Pies

  • Ceekay  on  May 22, 2020

    I’d try potato cakes first!

  • wildchild  on  May 23, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken

  • marnone  on  May 23, 2020

    fried chicken!

  • maci234  on  May 23, 2020

    Fried chicken skin

  • kmetcalfe727  on  May 23, 2020

    Fried chicken skin!

  • ElizM  on  May 24, 2020

    gas station fried chicken

  • HArlow  on  May 24, 2020

    Hot sauce chicken ribs

  • Jow  on  May 24, 2020

    The skillet fried chicken

  • agreaves19  on  May 24, 2020

    Potato cakes

  • clairew137  on  May 24, 2020

    Hot mushrooms

  • bopper  on  May 24, 2020

    84a sauce

  • maggz19671  on  May 24, 2020

    Hot crayfish roll

  • nicoles212  on  May 24, 2020

    Mac n Cheese 100%!! But I’d like to give them all a go 🙂

  • Ilanaks  on  May 25, 2020

    fried chicken

  • emi10383  on  May 25, 2020

    Braised greens

  • Scotsman61  on  May 25, 2020

    Hand Pies

  • Gregzyfhechef  on  May 25, 2020

    Mac and cheese

  • edyenicole  on  May 25, 2020

    hot pies!

  • Dannausc  on  May 25, 2020

    Apple butter

  • RuthHarwood  on  May 26, 2020

    Fried chicken skins

  • monasli  on  May 27, 2020

    Mac and cheese

  • Isis1981uk  on  May 27, 2020

    The Skillet-fried chicken

  • floatgal  on  May 27, 2020

    Gas station fried chicken!

  • CarolDawson  on  May 27, 2020

    Recipes for chicken skin? Bring it!

  • blazin  on  May 27, 2020

    Hot Chicken fried chicken with gravy

  • luccio  on  May 27, 2020

    pickled onion rings

  • bookmark77  on  May 29, 2020

    The skillet fried chicken

  • bookmark58  on  May 29, 2020

    Hot Chicken fried chicken with gravy

  • TheHummer  on  May 29, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken

  • silversand  on  May 30, 2020

    Mac ’n’ cheese

  • HomespunHouse  on  May 31, 2020

    Skillet Fried Chickent

  • Edubwin  on  May 31, 2020

    I want to try the beerbq sauce

  • AmberBee  on  June 3, 2020

    Hot mushrooms

  • tisayw  on  June 4, 2020

    Ranch Dressing. Yum!

  • Rachaels21  on  June 6, 2020

    Oohh fried chicken skins

  • yhgloria  on  June 6, 2020

    Potato cakes

  • nocona  on  June 7, 2020

    mac’n’cheese!

  • jd5761  on  June 7, 2020

    skillet fried chicken for me

  • lilmiztam22  on  June 8, 2020

    Gas Station Fried Chicken

  • Lesevans6  on  June 9, 2020

    Fried Chicken Skins

  • Badgerlord  on  June 9, 2020

    Fried chicken skins

  • Sand9  on  June 11, 2020

    Coleslaw x

  • cellenly  on  June 11, 2020

    Ranch dressing

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  June 13, 2020

    Pickled onion rings

  • roseryan1972  on  June 13, 2020

    Spicy fish sandwich

  • RickPearson54  on  June 13, 2020

    hot crayfish roll

  • Orchard14  on  June 14, 2020

    I am blessed to live in Geelong and have eaten at HCB and Igni many times. AT knows about chicken skin like no other, so I would head to that recipe first!

  • Elena Rose  on  June 14, 2020

    Fried dill pickles

  • Jenamarie  on  June 15, 2020

    Hot mushrooms

  • moralla  on  June 16, 2020

    Spicy fish sandwich

  • jodie1131  on  June 18, 2020

    Hot Fried Oysters

  • Alivdh  on  June 18, 2020

    hot sauce chcken ribs

  • RSW  on  June 20, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken

  • Mtetpon  on  June 24, 2020

    Crayfish roll

  • michelle666  on  June 25, 2020

    Gas station fried chicken

  • PatBarrett  on  June 28, 2020

    The skillet fried chicken

  • Lora724  on  June 28, 2020

    Chow chow

  • orchidlady01  on  June 29, 2020

    Hot crayfish roll

  • starwell  on  June 29, 2020

    Hot Crayfish Roll sound devine

  • JJWong  on  June 29, 2020

    Ever since we visited Nashville a couple years ago, we’ve been obsessed with southern cooking – fried chicken, sides, and the meat & three! I’d love to make the spicy fried fish sandwich!

  • Ishtar  on  June 30, 2020

    Hot Chicken fried chicken with gravy

  • angiehoggett  on  June 30, 2020

    Mac ’n’ cheese, my favourite!

  • sheridarby  on  June 30, 2020

    Potato cakes

  • SueJC  on  June 30, 2020

    Hot sauce chicken ribs

  • Mehdi1963  on  June 30, 2020

    Skillet fried chicken please

  • portkey  on  July 1, 2020

    Skillet fried chicken

  • robyn297  on  July 1, 2020

    skillet fried chicken

  • Lrmum11  on  July 1, 2020

    I’d make the Mac and Cheese

  • janinex  on  July 1, 2020

    Bologna sandwich definitely a first

  • Rosscoe  on  July 1, 2020

    The Hot sauce chicken ribs.

  • DimensionAEB  on  July 1, 2020

    The skillet fried chicken

  • andyszym  on  July 1, 2020

    Spicy fish sandwich

  • soylent_pete  on  July 1, 2020

    Pork + beans

  • Twiddle  on  July 1, 2020

    Chow chow

  • uk2nl  on  July 4, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken

  • hdh74  on  July 7, 2020

    potato cakes

  • KitKatCat  on  July 9, 2020

    Hot mushrooms

  • nwessinger  on  July 18, 2020

    Tastes like chicken!

  • fraujunk  on  July 18, 2020

    Hot chicken fried chicken with gravy sounds delicious!

  • chimpbob  on  July 19, 2020

    Skillet fried chicken

  • LittleFamily  on  July 19, 2020

    Carolina Hot Sauce

  • lisambb  on  July 19, 2020

    Gas station fried chicken

  • infotrop  on  July 19, 2020

    Hot sauce chicken ribs with the blue cheese sauce

  • LoraWiley  on  July 21, 2020

    I will always for a Mac-n-Cheese recipe first in any cookbook featuring one!

  • NaomiH  on  July 21, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken

  • jmay42066  on  July 22, 2020

    Chow chow

  • hisforhome  on  July 23, 2020

    Potato cakes

  • WendySmith3  on  July 26, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken sounds delicious

  • Chilledout  on  July 28, 2020

    Beerbq sauce 😋

  • Lijstjesmeisje  on  July 28, 2020

    Fried chicken skins

  • pluckypuddin  on  July 31, 2020

    The mac and cheese looks amazing and is one of my husband’s favourite dishes so I would love to give that a try.

  • Rainbowwitch  on  July 31, 2020

    Potato Cakes

  • Fiona_66  on  August 4, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken

  • sarahmoorse  on  August 4, 2020

    Beerbq sauce

  • Saddlerscott  on  August 20, 2020

    fried chicken skins

  • kkez  on  August 22, 2020

    Hot mushrooms

  • CoralieY  on  August 28, 2020

    Oh wow! Anything with fried chicken skin is an absolute must, although I also really love a great new Mac and cheese recipe, so I’d love to try that too!

  • haras21uk  on  August 30, 2020

    Skillet fried chicken – salivating

  • EmilyR  on  September 6, 2020

    potato cakes and blue cheese sauce

  • craigmitch  on  September 6, 2020

    I want to try making Hot fried oysters

  • wabi  on  September 7, 2020

    I really want to buy this to up my friend chicken game…

  • BarbaraKneads  on  September 11, 2020

    Potato Cakes

  • starzine  on  September 16, 2020

    Pork + beans.

  • lpatterson412  on  September 19, 2020

    Macncheese

  • skyejaden  on  September 23, 2020

    That Mac ‘n Cheese please!

  • charlotte846  on  September 29, 2020

    Has to be the carolina gold sauce for me – always wanted to try it!

  • Sanyo12  on  October 2, 2020

    Fried dill pickles 

  • Sanyo12  on  October 2, 2020

    Big fan of Fried dill pickles !

  • Cosmic_87  on  October 3, 2020

    Potato cakes

  • mattyoreilly1  on  October 3, 2020

    It would have to be mac and cheese. One of my absolute fav dishes.

  • gee65xx  on  October 3, 2020

    I’d try the Gas station fried chicken, it sounds amazing ,it’s making my mouth water just reading the recipe .

  • molly57  on  October 3, 2020

    Skillet-fried chicken

  • ameliark  on  October 11, 2020

    Chow chow

  • Mydoglotus  on  October 12, 2020

    skillet fried chicken

  • gemini_seven  on  October 13, 2020

    Hot crayfish roll

  • HLadd  on  October 13, 2020

    Hand Pies

  • LSanders  on  October 13, 2020

    Fried chicken skins

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