Flavor for All and a John Boos Board Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Flavor for All: Everyday Recipes & Creative Pairings by James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst with one US grand prize winner also receiving a John Boos Newton Prep Master II.

The dynamic husband and wife team, James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst are back with Flavor for All: Everyday Recipes & Creative Pairings that shares their collective culinary knowledge especially with regard to flavor. In 2018, the first flavor focused cookbook The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes from the pair set into motion great things for cookbook lovers (see my review).

In the new book, the authors’ goal is that we become better cooks intuitively. From listing the various types of fats and their smoking points to how to cook better vegetables at home, each facet of information will help hone our skills. Not only do they provide the hows but also the whys – such as “why do we cook chicken to 165 degrees” or tips like “you can add the sweet potatoes earlier if you must for convenience, but they may turn out a little mushy” in a stew recipe. Throughout the book, recipes have arrows from an ingredient or instruction to a fact-filled nugget of information. For example, see the photo below:

The dishes here are not over-the-top but approachable and geared toward taking our home cooking to new heights. There is one online recipe that you can try now: Frico, crispy cheese cakes.

I cannot express how much I love James and Brooke’s books – they are must-haves for cooks. If you are debating on which Flavor title to buy (and can only pick one) start with Flavor for All as it is a book any level of cook will love. Then down the road pick up The Flavor Matrix. You will not be disappointed.

To celebrate this new book, we are partnering with John Boos to provide one US grand prize winner my new favorite board EVER! Seriously, this board is the perfect size for a home cook and I love the rocker knife indentation!

John Boos Newton Prep Master II is a combination of a prep board with a pan for storing your chopped ingredients and the curved section and the rocker knife is perfect for chopping herbs. This gorgeous board is made from solid northern hard rock maple and is a generous size of 18″ x 18″ x 2 1/4″. The bonus is that it is reversible. 

Special thanks to the publisher for offering three copies of this title to our members in the US and CA and to John Boos for providing one of their gorgeous boards as shown above to a member in the US. Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index of this title would you make first?

Visit John Boos and check out their amazing products and leave a second comment on a board or product that catches your eye.

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 and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option – the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries. 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 April 7th, 2021.

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Appreciation goes out to John Boos for providing me with a board to use and love and to Houghton Mifflin for providing me a review copy of Flavor for All.

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  • KaraCooks  on  December 7, 2020

    Cherry Olive Jam

  • Kristjudy  on  December 7, 2020

    Brussels sprout kebabs

  • Kristjudy  on  December 7, 2020

    Rustic live edge cutting board

  • redcurrant  on  December 7, 2020

    Vegetable Bolognese with olive gremolata

  • efpwells  on  December 7, 2020

    Broccoli with pistachio pesto

  • stef  on  December 7, 2020

    Chilled carrot soup with poached shrimp

  • lauriesk  on  December 7, 2020

    I would make the roasted beet salad first.

  • lauriesk  on  December 7, 2020

    I would be happy to receive any of the cutting boards, especially the ones with the well to catch the juices.

  • mcrimmins  on  December 7, 2020

    Roasted Beet Salad

  • mcrimmins  on  December 7, 2020

    Walnut R Board Reversable

  • ChefTamiMitchell  on  December 7, 2020

    I have this out from the library and I really love the little sidebar tips

  • eroachTN  on  December 7, 2020

    The Chianti-braised beef with grits looks AMAZING!

  • lean1  on  December 7, 2020

    eggplant dip sounds really wonderful.

  • lean1  on  December 7, 2020

    Maple R board round

  • miggsy  on  December 7, 2020

    Scalloped parsnips

  • miggsy  on  December 7, 2020

    Cherry R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • ravensfan  on  December 7, 2020

    Rigatoni alla Gricia with mushroom”pancetta”

  • ravensfan  on  December 7, 2020

    Foundry Collection: Pub Style Table & Stool

  • CapeCodCook  on  December 7, 2020

    Brussels sprout kebabs!!

  • hbakke  on  December 7, 2020

    Caesar artichoke dip

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 7, 2020

    Watermelon bruschetta

  • hbakke  on  December 7, 2020

    Cherry Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 7, 2020

    Either the cherry endgrain island top or a walnut cutting board would be amazing in my kitchen.

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 7, 2020

    walnut cutting board

  • dbranigan27  on  December 7, 2020

    I would try the Seared steaks with almond-cherry pesto.

  • dbranigan27  on  December 7, 2020

    I would love to have the Maple R-Board Round 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  December 7, 2020

    Broccoli with pistachio pesto

  • DarcyVaughn  on  December 7, 2020

    Maple Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 7, 2020

    Ham and apple grilled cheese sandwiches

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 7, 2020

    John Boos Newton Prep Master II

  • matag  on  December 8, 2020

    Pan-seared beef with bourbon-raisin sauce

  • matag  on  December 8, 2020

    Newton Prep Master

  • sarahawker  on  December 8, 2020

    Pan-roasted chicken with creamed greens and potatoes sounds like the perfect comfort food right now.

  • sarahawker  on  December 8, 2020

    I have no idea where I would put the “WAL-PCA” Block Walnut 10″ Deep but I sure do want one.

  • Siegal  on  December 8, 2020

    Chilled carrot soup with poached shrimp

  • Siegal  on  December 8, 2020

    Walnut cutting board

  • Mtetpon  on  December 9, 2020

    Cherry olive jam

  • love2chow  on  December 9, 2020

    The avocado toast has some intriguing ingredients.

  • love2chow  on  December 9, 2020

    The Newton Prep master

  • damjih  on  December 9, 2020

    I have never heard of a crab and apple salad but I’m down to try it ~

  • lpatterson412  on  December 10, 2020

    Almond Cherry pesto and the Walnut Cucina Culinarte

  • lselke  on  December 10, 2020

    The Caesar artichoke dip sounds really interesting!

  • Belene  on  December 11, 2020

    Brussels sprout kebabs

  • debbiehb  on  December 11, 2020

    Brussels sprouts kebabs

  • debbiehb  on  December 11, 2020

    Herb a Round

  • hrk  on  December 11, 2020

    Buckwheat and crispy kale salad

  • hrk  on  December 11, 2020

    “RN-PPB” Pro Prep Bloc

  • dusksunset  on  December 11, 2020

    Broccoli with pistachio pesto

  • dusksunset  on  December 11, 2020

    The Newton Prep master

  • fujirw  on  December 11, 2020

    Ultimate honey mustard chicken.

  • roxlet  on  December 11, 2020

    Chilled carrot soup with poached shrimp

  • LeMinou  on  December 11, 2020

    Rustic live edge cutting board / Cherry olive jam

  • Hinklejf  on  December 11, 2020

    Cocoa and lemon old fashioned

  • sequoia55  on  December 12, 2020

    Brussels sprout kebabs

  • sequoia55  on  December 12, 2020

    Maple Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • Lynled  on  December 12, 2020

    Brazilian fish and coconut stew

  • t.t  on  December 12, 2020

    Eggplant dip

  • t.t  on  December 12, 2020

    Cherry R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • LaurenE  on  December 12, 2020

    Broccoli with pistachio pesto

  • LaurenE  on  December 12, 2020

    Newton Prep master

  • oreganoca  on  December 12, 2020

    Avocado “succotash”

  • oreganoca  on  December 12, 2020

    “CHY-RST” Cherry Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • tcjanes  on  December 12, 2020

    Whole roasted cauliflower.

  • goodfruit  on  December 13, 2020

    tropical caramel upside down cake

  • goodfruit  on  December 13, 2020

    Since I’m having a wild dream over at John Boos, I’ll pick a cherry kitchen countertop! I have long wished to have one in my “baking corner” of the kitchen.

  • hillsboroks  on  December 13, 2020

    Coco-slaw

  • hillsboroks  on  December 13, 2020

    Herb a round

  • HomespunHouse  on  December 13, 2020

    Avocado toast

  • HomespunHouse  on  December 13, 2020

    Walnut Cucina Elegante

  • davisesq212  on  December 13, 2020

    Fish with spiced potatoes and avocado cream.

  • leilx  on  December 13, 2020

    Any of the cutting boards or butcher blocks would be great additions to my kitchen I especially like the 10” maple butcher block and the Cherry boards.

  • leilx  on  December 13, 2020

    Bourbon, pecan and coffee sweet rolls or cherry olive jam

  • NaomiH  on  December 14, 2020

    Pan-roasted chicken with creamed greens and potatoes

  • NaomiH  on  December 14, 2020

    Walnut Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • fbrunetti  on  December 15, 2020

    Ginger beer-battered chicken fingers

  • fbrunetti  on  December 15, 2020

    Maple work table

  • melspot  on  December 16, 2020

    almond cherry pesto. also slow cooker pork with mustard and sage

  • YumYum21  on  December 16, 2020

    eggplant dip

  • artthecat  on  December 16, 2020

    Indian chicken and green vegetables pilau

  • klrclark  on  December 16, 2020

    Roasted Beet Salad. I have too many beets

  • kmn4  on  December 16, 2020

    Tropical caramel upside-down cake

  • kmn4  on  December 16, 2020

    Cherry Lazy Susan 1-1/4″ Thick

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 17, 2020

    broccoli with pistachio pesto found on page page 42

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 17, 2020

    the product that catches my eye is the “RN-PPB” Pro Prep Bloc

  • CapeCodCook  on  December 17, 2020

    The oos Newton Prep Master II

  • topdawg11  on  December 18, 2020

    Ultimate grilled cheese sandwiches

  • topdawg11  on  December 18, 2020

    Gourmet butcher block

  • Jennalynn  on  December 18, 2020

    Roasted Beet Salad for sure would be my first!

  • MarciK  on  December 18, 2020

    Farro and crispy kale salad

  • MarciK  on  December 18, 2020

    Walnut Signature Board w/Stainless Steel Accents

  • calguire  on  December 19, 2020

    Fish with bacon and creamy tomato farro

  • calguire  on  December 19, 2020

    Rustic live edge cutting board

  • RickPearson54  on  December 19, 2020

    Cherry olive jam

  • RickPearson54  on  December 19, 2020

    Maple R board reversible

  • rusthawk  on  December 19, 2020

    I would like to try the Creamy shrimp pasta with charred tomato and pumpkin.

  • rusthawk  on  December 19, 2020

    I would love to own the Walnut R-Board Round 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible Boos board.

  • Laura1  on  December 20, 2020

    Roasted Beet Salad and any cutting board

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 21, 2020

    Pan-seared beef with bourbon-raisin sauce

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 21, 2020

    I think I could live with the 24-inch “Walnut R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible” <3 <3

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 21, 2020

    I would like to make the Farro and crispy kale salad.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 21, 2020

    I’d like to find the Cherry R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible under the tree.

  • tcjanes  on  December 21, 2020

    Chianti braised beef.

  • janv  on  December 23, 2020

    Farro and crispy kale salad

  • janv  on  December 23, 2020

    Walnut R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • circ2000  on  December 23, 2020

    The Pan-seared beef with bourbon-raisin sauce

  • circ2000  on  December 23, 2020

    The Newton Prep master

  • Lafauvette  on  December 23, 2020

    Roasted beet salad

  • Lafauvette  on  December 23, 2020

    Cherry R-Board Round 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • sallansd  on  December 23, 2020

    the Eggplant dip sounds yummy

  • sallansd  on  December 23, 2020

    I like those Bistro Style Table & Stools

  • Leonard5854  on  December 23, 2020

    Avocado toast

  • Leonard5854  on  December 23, 2020

    Cherry R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • choppergirl  on  December 24, 2020

    Caesar artichoke dip

  • choppergirl  on  December 24, 2020

    Rustic live edge cutting board

  • pamw17  on  December 24, 2020

    Hummus, from Cook in Israel

  • pamw17  on  December 24, 2020

    Reversible walnut cutting board!

  • Dannausc  on  December 25, 2020

    Squash skewers

  • Dannausc  on  December 25, 2020

    Work table

  • gilmonster  on  December 25, 2020

    scalloped parsnips

  • gilmonster  on  December 25, 2020

    Walnut R Board Reversable

  • threefourpfeif  on  December 26, 2020

    I’d love to try the farro and crispy kale salad

  • threefourpfeif  on  December 26, 2020

    It would be a dream to find the “AB” Block Maple 10″ Deep butcher block under my tree!

  • BMeyer  on  December 26, 2020

    ham and apple grilled cheese sandwiches
    love the board

  • floridagld  on  December 26, 2020

    Heaven would be one of these WAL-PCA” Block Walnut 10″ Deep..
    for mom’s remodeling.

  • floridagld  on  December 26, 2020

    Oh yum…so many seafood recipes.
    We love seafood.
    One of the first will be Brazilian shrimp and coconut stew.

  • LABeachGal  on  December 27, 2020

    I would love to try the Miso and maple-glazed fish!

  • LABeachGal  on  December 27, 2020

    I would love the “RN-LR” Le Rustica kitchen island!

  • clairew137  on  December 27, 2020

    Cherry Olive Jam

  • moralla  on  December 27, 2020

    Summer squash gratin

  • moralla  on  December 27, 2020

    Newton Prep Master 1

  • teamkies  on  December 28, 2020

    I would love to try the Caesar artichoke dip

  • teamkies  on  December 28, 2020

    Love the John Boos Foundry Collection: Bistro Style Table & Stools!

  • marnone  on  December 29, 2020

    Braised beef

  • rchesser  on  December 29, 2020

    Chianti Braised Beef.

  • rchesser  on  December 29, 2020

    John Boos Newton Prep Master II.

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  December 30, 2020

    coco-slaw

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  December 30, 2020

    Walnut R-Board

  • kayswo  on  December 30, 2020

    Creamed kale and caramelized onion mac and cheese

  • rubytue  on  December 31, 2020

    I want to try Fish with spiced potatoes and avocado cream

  • rubytue  on  December 31, 2020

    I like the “CHY-RST” Cherry Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • RSW  on  January 1, 2021

    Lump crab bruschetta

  • RSW  on  January 1, 2021

    Maple Ultimate Carving Board w/ Pan

  • Kblg  on  January 2, 2021

    Walnut R-Board Round 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • Kblg  on  January 2, 2021

    Grilled leeks vinaigrette

  • Emwitting  on  January 3, 2021

    Herb a board

  • Emwitting  on  January 3, 2021

    Umami in a bottle

  • JessHeilman  on  January 4, 2021

    Roasted beet salad

  • dfcsator  on  January 5, 2021

    Roasted beet salad

  • dfcsator  on  January 5, 2021

    Newton Prep Master

  • Pizzacat13  on  January 7, 2021

    Pan Fried Fish with Brown Butter and Grape Vinaigrette

  • Pizzacat13  on  January 7, 2021

    The Maple Fusion Cutting Board and Mystery Oil for maintenance!

  • laurencooks  on  January 7, 2021

    Sicilian-style peach salad (yum)

  • laurencooks  on  January 7, 2021

    Maple Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • banba1  on  January 8, 2021

    Brussels sprouts kebabs

  • banba1  on  January 8, 2021

    The Pro Prep Block would be perfect for my kitchen

  • Bake4one  on  January 8, 2021

    Farro and kale salad

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  January 8, 2021

    Pan seared fish with broccoli

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  January 8, 2021

    The cherry rustic-edge design cutting board
    “CHY-RST” looks mighty fine

  • ljsimmons  on  January 10, 2021

    Roasted Beet Salad

  • ljsimmons  on  January 10, 2021

    Walnut R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • braabpro  on  January 10, 2021

    Umami in a bottle

  • cellenly  on  January 13, 2021

    Eggplant dip

  • cellenly  on  January 13, 2021

    Maple Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    Brazilian shrimp and coconut stew

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    Cherry R-Board

  • upstatemissy  on  January 15, 2021

    I would try the Avocado “succotash” from the cookbook first.

  • upstatemissy  on  January 15, 2021

    I would love to have the Le Rustica kitchen island with the shelf from John Boos, gorgeous.

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 16, 2021

    The Kitchen island tables are beautiful.

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 16, 2021

    Faro and crispy kale salad

  • Shelley.b  on  January 17, 2021

    Grilled leek vinaigrette

  • Shelley.b  on  January 17, 2021

    Cherry rustic edge cutting board

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    Pumpkin pilaf!

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    John boos bistro style table and chairs look beautiful!

  • Mariarosa  on  January 23, 2021

    Chianti-braised beef with grits

  • Mariarosa  on  January 23, 2021

    Maple AUJUS Board

  • virjeania  on  January 28, 2021

    I’d make Cranberry-stuffed baked Brie

  • virjeania  on  January 28, 2021

    Newton Prep Master is so innovative

  • LMHRVA  on  January 29, 2021

    Avocado succotash and anything else with avocado

  • LMHRVA  on  January 29, 2021

    Love the insta account

  • LMHRVA  on  January 29, 2021

    I love cutting boards. I use them for charcuterie

  • LMHRVA  on  January 29, 2021

    I need a butcher block countertop

  • riley  on  January 29, 2021

    Asparagus and potato chip gratin

  • riley  on  January 29, 2021

    Love to have a Walnut Harvest Table.

  • TurtleTunes  on  January 29, 2021

    There are many amazing looking recipes, but my husband and I love Brussels sprouts, so I would definitely have try the Brussels sprouts Kabobs first!

  • Tabby72  on  January 31, 2021

    I’d make the roasted beet salad!

  • Tabby72  on  January 31, 2021

    I’d love the round maple r-board!

  • cilantrolime  on  February 1, 2021

    Beet salad

  • Shelmar  on  February 3, 2021

    Sweet pea and mushroom rigatoni carbonara

  • Shelmar  on  February 3, 2021

    Maple Metropolitan Wire Cart

  • Uiiok  on  February 5, 2021

    Sicilian-style peach salad

  • Uiiok  on  February 5, 2021

    “WAL-RST” Walnut Rustic-Edge Design Cutting Board

  • theBlackbird  on  February 6, 2021

    Brussel Sprouts Kebabs!

  • theBlackbird  on  February 6, 2021

    Newton Prep Master or one of the maple work tables!

  • LEKcookbooks  on  February 8, 2021

    Brussels sprouts kebabs!

  • LEKcookbooks  on  February 8, 2021

    I’d love a maple chopping block!

  • nvernon  on  February 10, 2021

    Creamed kale and caramelized onion mac and cheese

  • nvernon  on  February 10, 2021

    20 by 15 walnut board

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  February 13, 2021

    Southwestern grilled chicken salad

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  February 13, 2021

    Oval Maple End Grain Chopping Block
    w/Stainless Steel Band and Handles

  • lhudson  on  February 14, 2021

    Pan Seared Beef with Bourbon and Raisin Sauce any of the cutting boards look great.

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    roasted Beet Salad

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    Maple R-Board Round 1-1/2″ Thick

  • TammyDee  on  February 19, 2021

    I’d try the coco-slaw. I never thought of adding coconut to slaw.

  • TammyDee  on  February 19, 2021

    I love John Boos work tables, too. The maple topped work tables are gorgeous.

  • vhfvhf  on  February 22, 2021

    Roasted Beet Salad

  • TheMaven  on  February 22, 2021

    I would so love to have a big, thick maple chopping block!

  • TheMaven  on  February 22, 2021

    I love roasted garlic!

  • Edubwin  on  February 22, 2021

    I want to try the crab and crisp apple salad

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Cranberry-stuffed baked Brie

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Would love this prep cutting board!

  • vhfvhf  on  February 27, 2021

    “CPB” Park Bench w/Back

  • vinochic  on  February 28, 2021

    vegetable bolognese with olive gremolata

  • vinochic  on  February 28, 2021

    Maple CCB 2-1/4″ Thick Chopping Block – Reversible

  • KitKatCat  on  March 1, 2021

    Rigatoni alla Gricia with mushroom”pancetta”

  • KitKatCat  on  March 1, 2021

    Maple Metropolitan Wire Cart

  • nikeheart  on  March 5, 2021

    Brazilian fish and coconut stew
    John Boos: Walnut R-Board 1-1/2″ Thick – Reversible

  • orchidlady01  on  March 6, 2021

    Whole roasted cauliflower

  • orchidlady01  on  March 6, 2021

    “GB” Gourmet Block

  • avonleajules  on  March 19, 2021

    Caesar artichoke dip…sounds great with veggies!

  • avonleajules  on  March 19, 2021

    C classic maple country work table

  • avonleajules  on  March 19, 2021

    Cranberry stuffed baked brie…anything with brie can’t be bad!

  • SousSon  on  March 24, 2021

    Buffalo Cauliflower Bake

  • Karla123  on  March 27, 2021

    Whole roasted cauliflower!

  • Karla123  on  March 27, 2021

    I’d love to have the Walnut R-Board Round cutting board.

  • Shelley.b  on  April 2, 2021

    Grilled leeks vinegrette

  • Shelley.b  on  April 2, 2021

    John boos Newton prep master

  • Dcotter  on  April 3, 2021

    Creamed kale and caramelized onion mac and cheese

  • klahaneridge  on  April 7, 2021

    I would make the creamed kale and caramelized onion mac and cheese on p.55!

  • klahaneridge  on  April 7, 2021

    In addition to the Newton Prep Master II (which is perfect for my needs!), the Walnut Signature Board w/ Stainless Steel Accents is stunning!

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