A Year of Simple Family Food – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/AU/NZ giveaway to win a copy of A Year of Simple Family Food: Delicious Recipes to Feed Your Family Through the Seasons by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia’s first book Ostro: The Pleasure That Comes from Slowing Down and Cooking with Simple Ingredients was reviewed by myself here. Julia has a way of making every dish no matter how simple or how complex into something elegant and special.

Her latest cookbook focuses on the meals she creates for her family. The recipes are organized by season and cover all meals from breakfast to desserts. Julia’s books are dreamy with beautiful imagery. Her food is approachable and appeals to everyone. I’ve made the Miso roast chicken shared below and it is so tasty and I making it again this week so that I can get a nice picture to share here at EYB.

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Special thanks to the publisher who is offering two copies of this book one in the US and one copy in AU/NZ. 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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  • gamulholland  on  October 11, 2020

    Lentil soup with fried onions and soft eggs. Yes, I’m looking forward to fall. 🙂 The book looks lovely.

  • Sanyo12  on  October 11, 2020

    Peach, raspberry and almond cake

  • Shelley.b  on  October 11, 2020

    Raspberry ripple cake

  • southerncooker  on  October 11, 2020

    Green bean and radish salad with miso dressing

  • ameliark  on  October 11, 2020

    Yoghurt roast chicken with cucumber salad

  • matag  on  October 11, 2020

    Beef involtini

  • gemini_seven  on  October 12, 2020

    Japanese breakfast.

    I adore the gentle texture of tofu and rice at breakfast time. This looks so nourishing! I know this recipe is going to transport me back to my last trip to Japan at the end of last year. It seems so long ago, and I feel a yearning for that time, now that travel is off the cards. Such a luxury that I took for granted. Osaka, we will return soon.

  • MaryCunningham86  on  October 12, 2020

    Apricot and berry galette sounds divine!

  • JRumi  on  October 12, 2020

    Lemony potato and fennel salad

  • lean1  on  October 12, 2020

    Stuffed peppers. Everything looks wonderful!

  • mcrimmins  on  October 12, 2020

    Stuffed Peppers

  • MarciK  on  October 12, 2020

    Lemony potato and fennel salad

  • sarahawker  on  October 12, 2020


  • swankysweetpotato  on  October 12, 2020

    weeknight baked macaroni!

  • hbakke  on  October 12, 2020

    Pork and cabbage gyoza

  • HLadd  on  October 12, 2020

    Trout Rice Bowls

  • Nkrieda78  on  October 12, 2020

    The Spahgetti with Fennel and Prawns sounds amazing!

  • theBlackbird  on  October 12, 2020

    orecchiette with walnut and herb sauce!

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  October 12, 2020

    Peach, raspberry and almond cake

  • Rose_Marie_Brintzenhofe  on  October 13, 2020

    Apricot yeasted cake

  • hillsboroks  on  October 13, 2020

    I would make the Green Bean and Radish Miso Salad

  • DFed  on  October 14, 2020

    The raspberry ripple cake sounds yummy!

  • debbiehb  on  October 15, 2020

    Apricot and berry galette

  • cocopazo  on  October 15, 2020

    butter cake

  • dbranigan27  on  October 15, 2020

    I would try the Blackberry and apple pudding.

  • roxlet  on  October 16, 2020

    Stuffed peppers

  • Jennbergerbrown  on  October 16, 2020

    Chicken miso ramen – I just bought a ramen salad at a local deli and my kid loved it so would love to make my own!

  • Roosta  on  October 16, 2020


  • LeMinou  on  October 17, 2020

    Raspberry ripple cake

  • memberton  on  October 17, 2020

    raspberry ripple cake!

  • dwager  on  October 17, 2020

    That Miso Roasted Chicken looks wonderful!

  • virjeania  on  October 18, 2020

    Poached chicken vermicelli noodle salad

  • clairew137  on  October 18, 2020

    Peach, raspberry and almond cake

  • Siegal  on  October 18, 2020

    Trout rice bowls

  • Lem9579  on  October 19, 2020

    Green Bean and Radish Miso Salad.

  • gilmonster  on  October 19, 2020

    stuffed peppers

  • LaurenE  on  October 19, 2020

    Lentil soup with fried onions and soft eggs

  • ravensfan  on  October 20, 2020

    Spaghetti with fennel and prawns

  • Lora724  on  October 20, 2020

    Pumpkin risotto.

  • Lkitchings  on  October 22, 2020

    Summer fruits with vanilla custard and lingue di gatto

  • t.t  on  October 23, 2020

    Maltese white bean salad

  • kmn4  on  October 23, 2020

    Rose and almond biscuits

  • Dannausc  on  October 26, 2020

    Trout rice bowls

  • EmilyR  on  October 26, 2020

    Japanese breakfast

  • Shelmar  on  October 26, 2020

    Pumpkin risotto

  • Pamyoungvb  on  October 26, 2020

    Dark chocolate, walnut and oat coookie

  • banba1  on  October 27, 2020

    Poached chicken vermicelli noodle salad

  • Laura1  on  October 27, 2020

    Green bean and radish salad with miso dressing

  • moralla  on  October 28, 2020

    Pork and cabbage gyoza

  • tpresent  on  October 29, 2020

    Spaghetti with sardines, pine nuts, and sultanas – I’ve been buying a canned version of this sauce but my source no longer carries it!

  • vhfvhf  on  October 29, 2020

    Lemony potato and fennel salad

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  October 29, 2020

    Poached chicken vermicelli noodle salad

  • NaomiH  on  October 30, 2020

    Spicy pork and shiitake udon noodles

  • BMeyer  on  October 31, 2020

    peach, raspberry almond cake

  • RickPearson54  on  November 2, 2020

    raspberry ripple cake

  • JessHeilman  on  November 2, 2020

    Pici with lemon mascarpone

  • linmulholland  on  November 3, 2020

    Summer fruits with vanilla custard and lingue di gatto~~

  • mpdeb98  on  November 4, 2020

    Apricot and berry galette

  • Dhasenkampf  on  November 6, 2020

    Apricot yeasted cake

  • littleliv  on  November 6, 2020

    Chicken Miso Ramen

  • KZahnow  on  November 7, 2020

    winter barley soup

  • ImCookingIt  on  November 8, 2020

    Lemony potato and fennel salad

  • Leonard5854  on  November 8, 2020


  • tashie5dug  on  November 12, 2020

    Miso roast chicken

  • JenThomas318  on  November 12, 2020

    Sweet potato and spinach curry

  • HomespunHouse  on  November 13, 2020

    simple butter cake with raspberries

  • riley  on  November 14, 2020

    Braised short ribs

  • nvernon  on  November 15, 2020

    Yoghurt roast chicken with cucumber salad

  • cellenly  on  November 16, 2020

    Maltese white bean salad

  • jd5761  on  November 18, 2020

    raspberry ripple cake

  • rubytue  on  November 22, 2020

    I want to try “Sweet potato and spinach curry”

  • ckbkcollector  on  November 23, 2020

    Broccoli and mozzarella salad

  • sequoia55  on  November 24, 2020


  • ChicagoJen  on  November 29, 2020

    Raspberry ripple cake and Crêpes with whipped ricotta

  • lpatterson412  on  December 1, 2020

    Spaghetti with Fennel and prawns

  • Shortninbread  on  December 3, 2020

    Funny that the crepe recipe rightbat the ferry top is the one I’d like to try, lol! Been looking for simple, go to recipes for them to test out

  • LEKcookbooks  on  December 7, 2020

    Lentil and maple-roasted carrot salad

  • orchidlady01  on  December 8, 2020

    Spiced carrot cake

  • jezpurr  on  December 8, 2020

    Apple and rhubarb cobbler!!!^_^

  • GillB  on  December 11, 2020

    Peach, rosemary and almond cake

  • luccio  on  December 11, 2020

    Peach, raspberry, & almond cake

  • JudithCocks  on  December 11, 2020

    Apricot yeasted cake

  • elsid22  on  December 12, 2020

    Apricot and berry galette, mmmmm!

  • kerrin1976  on  December 12, 2020

    Poached chicken vermicelli noodle salad sounds lovely

  • Shelley.b  on  December 12, 2020

    Peach raspberry almond cake

  • JEWGAL777  on  December 15, 2020

    Crepes with whipped ricotta

  • auntietina  on  December 16, 2020

    Apricot Yeasted Cake sounds delightful (I may be having withdrawals from summer fruit)

  • Ingridemery  on  December 18, 2020

    Lentil and maple roasted carrot salad

  • v.t  on  December 22, 2020

    Apricot yeasted cake

  • choppergirl  on  December 24, 2020

    Stuffed peppers

  • onlybeheavenly  on  December 26, 2020

    The double chocolate loaf looks and sounds so delicious! Would definitely try it first!

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  December 30, 2020

    peach, raspberry, and almond cake

  • JJWong  on  January 1, 2021

    Soy Eggs – This cookbook has many diverse recipes.

  • cezovski  on  January 2, 2021

    Green bean and radish salad with miso dressing really sounds good!

  • Karla123  on  January 2, 2021

    Roasted pumpkin, rocket and borlotti bean salad!

  • AlineLorieri  on  January 10, 2021

    Trout rice bowls! Yum

  • Warchild26  on  January 18, 2021

    Trout rice bowls

  • alonnawright  on  January 29, 2021

    Stuffed peppers!

  • Uiiok  on  February 5, 2021

    Beef involtini and Lemony potato and fennel salad

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Chicken miso ramen!

  • katylynnf  on  March 8, 2021

    Rose and Almond Biscuits

  • fairyduff  on  March 14, 2021

    Rose and almond biscuits

  • avonleajules  on  March 19, 2021

    Weeknight baked macaroni, macaroni is always a hit here.

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