Red Sands by Caroline Eden Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Red Sands: Reportage and Recipes Through Central Asia, from Hinterland to Heartland by Caroline Eden.

Wanderlust: noun a strong desire to travel

For most of my life, Ive tried to be a glass is half full kind of person with spatterings of why is this glass half empty for good measure. The same can be said for my wanderlust. I long to travel and see the world just as much as I wish to nurture my introvert tendencies while safely escounsed at home. I treat my bouts of wanderlust with heavy doses of cookbooks that ease the ache of traveling especially when it isn’t possible due to personal reasons, finances or travel restrictions. Caroline Eden’s books are just the right antidote to alleviate my symptoms.

Through the author’s thoughtful narrative I am taken on a trip through Central Asia and gifted with beautiful photography and dishes that make me feel as I am along with her on this journey. Most of this book is a travelogue peppered with history and rich with imagery with enough recipes (41) to still fulfill my cookbook addiction.

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Caroline has a way of making the reader fall in love with whatever region of the world she is exploring. Treat yourself to this title and her other books Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light and Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & The Caucasus. You will be all the richer for it.

This giveaway is open to EYB members in the US/UK/AU/NZ. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

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

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  • sarahawker  on  December 29, 2020

    Grand Asia express samsa

  • matag  on  December 29, 2020

    Pancakes with green grape conserve

  • libbyanelson  on  December 29, 2020

    cheat’s laghman

  • lean1  on  December 29, 2020

    Preserved lemon in wild rocket salad

  • DarcyVaughn  on  December 29, 2020

    Sultan Kurgan tofu

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 29, 2020

    Preserved lemon and wild rocket salad

  • kmn4  on  December 29, 2020

    Sultan Kurgan tofu

  • maggz19671  on  December 30, 2020

    Preserved lemon and wilde rocket salad

  • chowfamily  on  December 30, 2020

    A bygone-uzbek-salad

  • chowfamily  on  December 30, 2020

    A Bygone Uzbek Salad

  • et12  on  December 30, 2020

    Autumnal soup with rice, barley and lamb

  • Siegal  on  December 30, 2020

    I want to make laza hot sauce

  • Cprieto  on  December 30, 2020

    I would love to try the shashlik with tarragon vinegar

  • Cprieto  on  December 30, 2020


  • ravensfan  on  December 30, 2020

    Blushing quince jam

  • redcurrant  on  December 30, 2020

    Sultan kurgan tofu

  • maci234  on  December 31, 2020


  • Plumbobmummy  on  December 31, 2020

    Ella’s Carrot and Honey ‘Jam’

  • Heymarymary  on  December 31, 2020

    Friday Mosque Halva. Yum!

  • ktcupcake  on  December 31, 2020

    The mushroom khinkali

  • ElizM  on  December 31, 2020

    canned peaches and sour cream cake

  • Dendav  on  December 31, 2020


  • moralla  on  December 31, 2020

    Mushroom khinkali

  • OgitheYogi  on  December 31, 2020

    I would 100% make the Vladimir Lee’s kimchi first!!!!

  • akrupnick  on  December 31, 2020


  • love2chow  on  January 1, 2021


  • Isis1981uk  on  January 1, 2021

    Meatball, lavash and chickpea soup

  • roxlet  on  January 1, 2021

    Canned peach and sour cream cake

  • hrk  on  January 1, 2021

    Sweet turnip and mung bean pilaf

  • zeenie  on  January 1, 2021

    Russian Easter bread

  • RSW  on  January 1, 2021

    Anna’s breakfast zapekanka

  • debbiehb  on  January 1, 2021

    Grand Asia express samsa

  • Blunelle  on  January 1, 2021

    Red Sands, yum!

  • Roosta  on  January 1, 2021

    Pink pickled onions

  • LaurenE  on  January 1, 2021

    Preserved lemon and wild rocket salad

  • sequoia55  on  January 2, 2021


  • dbranigan27  on  January 2, 2021

    I would try A bread pudding for Anna Akhmatova.

  • jshippee  on  January 2, 2021

    I’m a sucker for a dumpling, and a recipe name that suggests a story: Mikhail Kurzin’s meat dumplings brought to life.

  • gilmonster  on  January 2, 2021


  • paulbroyles  on  January 2, 2021

    I don’t know if I could actually get it together, but the Bygone Uzbek stew sounds so interesting!

  • michelle666  on  January 3, 2021


  • Sand9  on  January 3, 2021

    Russian Easter Bread

  • Gneissspice  on  January 3, 2021

    I want to try the pickled onions, since they use star anise!

  • JessHeilman  on  January 4, 2021

    Sultan Kurgan tofu

  • HappyArran  on  January 4, 2021

    Mushroom Khinkali – any type of dumpling is great!

  • beckwalks  on  January 4, 2021

    grand asia express samsa

  • hbakke  on  January 5, 2021

    Melon, yogurt and hazelnut pudding

  • bopper  on  January 5, 2021

    Russian Easter Bread

  • Breeze81  on  January 5, 2021

    Preserved lemon in wild rocket salad

  • thecharlah  on  January 5, 2021

    Pickled cauliflower

  • Welsh1  on  January 6, 2021

    Russian Easter bread sounds nice.

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  January 6, 2021

    This book looks very interesting…I think I would probably start with the pickled cauliflower.

  • laurencooks  on  January 7, 2021

    Shashlik with bottled tarragon vinegar!

  • LeMinou  on  January 7, 2021

    Pancakes with green grape conserve

  • Laura1  on  January 8, 2021


  • banba1  on  January 8, 2021

    Blushing quince jam

  • Dannausc  on  January 8, 2021

    Laza hot sauce

  • friendlyperson  on  January 8, 2021

    Pancakes with green grape conserve. We live amongst grapes and a meal which incorporates them is welcome.

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  January 8, 2021

    Non Puju

  • t.t  on  January 8, 2021

    Sultan Kurgan tofu

  • jezpurr  on  January 9, 2021

    Ella’s carrot and honey ‘jam’!!!^_^

  • RickPearson54  on  January 9, 2021

    Cheat’s Laghman

  • Laura1419  on  January 9, 2021

    I would try the caspian anchor first

  • Hedgehog101  on  January 10, 2021

    Russian Easter Bread

  • shahedc  on  January 10, 2021


  • aesop57  on  January 10, 2021

    Sweet turnip and mung bean pilaf

  • MarciK  on  January 10, 2021

    An Uzbek harvest stew with quince (Dimlama)

  • elisabeta  on  January 10, 2021

    Sultan Kurgan tofu

  • MrRichTea  on  January 10, 2021

    Russian Easter Bread

  • braabpro  on  January 10, 2021

    Tashkent fever

  • ChicagoJen  on  January 11, 2021

    Autumnal soup with rice, barley and lamb

  • Tutu81  on  January 12, 2021

    The mushroom khinkali 😋

  • jacknutter  on  January 14, 2021

    Russian Easter Bread

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    Meatball, lavash and chickpea soup

  • Munchkinnerd3  on  January 15, 2021

    Anna’s breakfast zapekanka

  • Ren23  on  January 16, 2021

    Laza hot sauce

  • Shelley.b  on  January 17, 2021

    Pink pickled onions

  • Warchild26  on  January 19, 2021

    Sour Cherry Borscht

  • Caadamson  on  January 20, 2021

    I love the idea of making my own laza hot sauce, I put hot sauce on pretty much everything

  • Ericajl1992  on  January 20, 2021

    I want to make laza hot sauce!

  • ceejayen  on  January 21, 2021

    Meatball, lavash and chickpea soup

  • eildoncook  on  January 22, 2021

    Caspian Anchor

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    Cheat’s laghman!

  • Shana.  on  January 24, 2021

    Preserved lemon in wild rocket salad

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