Always Add Lemon – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Always Add Lemon: Recipes You Want to Cook, Food You Want to Eat by Danielle Alvarez.

My chefs joke that ‘did you add the lemon’ should be inscribed on my tombstone. It is the question I consistently ask as plates leave the kitchen. Sometimes, a few drops is all a dish really needs to sing.

Always Add Lemon: Be a Better Cook – Food You Want to Eat by Danielle Alvarez is the highly anticipated first book from one of the most exciting young chefs cooking in Australia today. Originally from Miami, Danielle now calls Australia home where she is the head chef at Fred’s. There her farm-to-table philosophy highlights small growers who care deeply about their impact on the earth.

In Always Add Lemon, the chef takes the lessons, skills, and tastes acquired working alongside some of the best chefs in the world and translates formidable kitchen smarts into an inspiring collection of recipes and projects for nourishing, vegetable-forward, seasonal food.

Danielle begins the cookbook with tips and recipe essentials such as breadcrumbs or aioli before she sets out her main chapters. Those recipe chapters are organized as follows: Salads; Fruits and vegetables; Pasta, grains and legumes; Seafood; Poultry and meat; and Dessert. A section on building a menu is provided with sections such as “When you want to go vegetarian” or “A special winter meal” which lists the recipe suggestions and page numbers.

I love her down to earth mentality. For example, she writes: “If I ever find myself getting too cheffy about things, I remind myself to cook like a grandma, because that’s what everyone loves.”

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Any level of cook will appreciate this cookbook. There is enough detail and instruction to build confidence in the novice with more than enough pizazz to satisfy those more experienced.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to cook first?

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125 Comments

  • AlineLorieri  on  February 2, 2021

    Lemon is one of my favorite ingredients, It’s so versatile! Everything sounds so delicious, but I couldn’t get past the “Pappardelle with chilli-braised beef, red wine, vinegar, egg yolk and breadcrumbs”, so that would be the one I would cook first!

  • matag  on  February 2, 2021

    Pasta fredda with almonds and chilli salsa verde

  • pokarekare  on  February 2, 2021

    Salsa verde

  • riley  on  February 2, 2021

    Almond and cherry custard ice cream

  • et12  on  February 2, 2021

    Celeriac schnitzel with salsa verde

  • ravensfan  on  February 2, 2021

    Spaghetti with clams, parsley and spinach

  • sunflowersutra  on  February 2, 2021

    The fresh corn polenta with chili and garlic oil sounds delizioso.

  • Lizandjo  on  February 3, 2021

    Love Freds

  • Jellyfish  on  February 3, 2021

    Peas and broad beans with tarragon, mustard and horseradish

  • JRumi  on  February 3, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • Plumbobmummy  on  February 3, 2021

    Rigatoni with fresh tomatoes butter and basil

  • maci234  on  February 3, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • Siegal  on  February 3, 2021

    Tuna steaks with gribiche

  • sarahawker  on  February 3, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • Dendav  on  February 3, 2021

    Salsa Verde

  • lean1  on  February 3, 2021

    Slow roasted crispy sweet potatoes

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  February 3, 2021

    Spaghetti with clams, parsley and spinach

  • Warchild26  on  February 3, 2021

    Fragrant and sour fish curry

  • Hedgehog101  on  February 3, 2021

    celeriac, walnut, pear and bresaola

  • ChicagoJen  on  February 3, 2021

    Strawberry and brown sugar galette

  • KarinaFrancis  on  February 3, 2021

    The buttermilk chicken with roasted grapes and za’tar

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  February 3, 2021

    Slow-roasted, crispy sweet potatoes

  • Shelmar  on  February 3, 2021

    Baba ghanoush with roasted spring onions, beetroot and green olive

  • hillsboroks  on  February 3, 2021

    I would make the whole roasted pumpkin with roasted mushrooms and gruyere

  • hbakke  on  February 4, 2021

    Tomato salad with sumac onions, tahini yoghurt and wild fennel

  • debbiehb  on  February 4, 2021

    Triangoli with asparagus and ricotta

  • dbranigan27  on  February 4, 2021

    I would try the Buttermilk-marinated chicken with roasted grapes and za’atar.

  • CapeCodCook  on  February 4, 2021

    Wilted Spinach with Fennel, Apple, and Pistachio!

  • LaurenE  on  February 5, 2021

    fresh corn polenta with chili and garlic oil

  • bearhugitout  on  February 5, 2021

    Celeriac, walnut pear and bresaola

  • dzm  on  February 5, 2021

    slow roasted crispy sweet potatoes

  • jennifersbrown  on  February 5, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • Pamyoungvb  on  February 5, 2021

    Tomato salad with sumac, onions, tahini yogurt and wild fennel.

  • Mtetpon  on  February 5, 2021

    tuna steak

  • Roosta  on  February 5, 2021

    Chardonnay and honey vinaigrette, and how to dress a salad

  • Dannausc  on  February 5, 2021

    Fragrant and sour fish curry

  • JennyHay  on  February 5, 2021

    Mackerel Tartare with Miso Ginger & White Soy

  • janrodda  on  February 5, 2021

    It all looks so good I’d have to start at the beginning with the Everyday Roast Chicken.

  • theBlackbird  on  February 6, 2021

    Whole roasted pumpkin stuffed with wild mushrooms and Gruyère sounds warm and delicious!

  • agreaves19  on  February 6, 2021

    Fragrant and sour fish curry

  • foodie16  on  February 6, 2021

    Spaghetti with cauliflower, anchovies, currants and almonds

  • Ihatecooking  on  February 6, 2021

    Lasagna bolognese!!!!

  • virjeania  on  February 7, 2021

    Greens and onion galette with crème fraîche and Comté

  • flossy1  on  February 7, 2021

    Radish with preserved lemon, feta, mint and sesame

  • kitchen_chick  on  February 7, 2021

    Oven-roasted prawns with nasturtium and miso butter

  • aesop57  on  February 7, 2021

    Fragrant and sour fish curry

  • Pardeus  on  February 8, 2021

    Everyday Roast Chicken.

  • Sand9  on  February 8, 2021

    Quick Vinegar Pickles x

  • hellywellyt  on  February 8, 2021

    Strawberry and brown sugar galette

  • Isis1981uk  on  February 8, 2021

    The Castelfranco with warm chestnut, thyme and prosciutto

  • shahedc  on  February 8, 2021

    Almond and cherry custard ice cream

  • bopper  on  February 8, 2021

    Aioli

  • gilmonster  on  February 8, 2021

    fresh corn polenta with chili and garlic oil

  • Cjennings  on  February 8, 2021

    Strawberry an Brown Sugar Galette

  • Laura1419  on  February 8, 2021

    I would like to try the Potato, green garlic and sorrel gratin first.

  • a1apple  on  February 9, 2021

    Aioli!

  • Yatota74  on  February 9, 2021

    slow cooked ocean trout

  • kmn4  on  February 10, 2021

    Citrus and chocolate mousse trifle

  • ceejayen  on  February 11, 2021

    Beetroot and persimmon salad with feta, honey, pistachio and Aleppo

  • MrRichTea  on  February 11, 2021

    Triangoli with asparagus and ricotta

  • couzels  on  February 11, 2021

    Slow Roasted Crispy Sweet Potatoes

  • nomadchowwoman  on  February 12, 2021

    That recipe for chicken al mattone with white bean purée, lemon, brown butter, and capers is calling out to me. So are many others. I use lemon every day.

  • lhudson  on  February 12, 2021

    Poached Beed Short Ribs with Horseradish and Breadcrumbs Salsa Verde

  • smccann  on  February 12, 2021

    I am British so when I moved to California the first thing I did was plant a lemon tree. This tree has brought me so much joy. Pretty much all year round I can pick a lemon whenever I need one and all my friends enjoy the benefits too. I make a lot of preserved lemons as gifts.

    This cookbook will inspire me even more!

  • HomespunHouse  on  February 12, 2021

    Strawberry and brown sugar galette

  • MarciK  on  February 13, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • mpdeb98  on  February 14, 2021

    Greens and onion galette with crème fraîche and Comté

  • janv  on  February 14, 2021

    Baba ghanoush with roasted spring onions, beetroot and green olive

  • Laura1  on  February 14, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • RuthHarwood  on  February 15, 2021

    Tuna steaks with gribiche

  • Clog  on  February 15, 2021

    Whole grilled beef tenderloin with caramelised onions, Treviso and Gorgonzola dolce; sounds fabulous.

  • bookmark77  on  February 16, 2021

    Rigatoni with fresh tomatoes butter and basil.

  • bookmark58  on  February 16, 2021

    Fragrant and sour fish curry

  • bethanyck  on  February 16, 2021

    Beetroot and persimmon salad with feta, honey, pistachio and Aleppo . . . dang!!

  • carrhwj  on  February 17, 2021

    Celeriac schnitzel with salsa verde – This sounds so different and an inspired use of celeriac so would love to try!

  • jifar  on  February 17, 2021

    Potato, green garlic and sorrel gratin.

  • KatF1987  on  February 17, 2021

    Celeriac, walnut, pear and bresaola sounds amazing!

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    almond and cherry custard ice cream, but I will eat lemon with anything.

  • NaomiH  on  February 18, 2021

    Pork and garlic chive dumplings with mandarin, chilli and soy

  • RickPearson54  on  February 19, 2021

    pasta fredda with almonds and chili salsa verde

  • fujirw  on  February 19, 2021

    Grilled flanken style short ribs with lemon and olive oil.

  • LeMinou  on  February 19, 2021

    Salsa verde

  • TammyDee  on  February 19, 2021

    I think I’d try the Baba ghanoush with roasted spring onions, beetroot and green olive. I think it’d be something new for me.

  • moralla  on  February 19, 2021

    Citrus and chocolate mousse trifle

  • JessHeilman  on  February 20, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • JenjiD  on  February 21, 2021

    Citrus with Meyer lemon dressing and shaved fennel

  • Ishtar  on  February 22, 2021

    Spaghetti with clams, parsley and spinach

  • vhfvhf  on  February 23, 2021

    Greens and onion galette with crème fraîche and Comté

  • lisambb  on  February 24, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • kellymolly  on  February 24, 2021

    app.

  • LizyB  on  February 24, 2021

    Pappardelle with borlotti beans, pancetta and rosemary

  • Dhasenkampf  on  February 24, 2021

    Yoghurt and spelt flatbreads

  • valrobson  on  February 25, 2021

    Barley risotto with pumpkin, sage, roasted radicchio and balsamic

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • infotrop  on  February 25, 2021

    Pineapple and ginger upside-down cake

  • aligiraffe  on  February 25, 2021

    Baba ghanoush with roasted spring onions, beetroot and green olive

  • kaivulagi  on  February 25, 2021

    I’d make the marinated and grilled rack of lamb.

  • banba1  on  February 26, 2021

    Verjus-roasted quince with Gorgonzola dolce and fresh walnuts

  • clairew137  on  February 27, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • BMeyer  on  February 28, 2021

    strawberry and brown sugar galette

  • nvernon  on  March 2, 2021

    Celeriac schnitzel with salsa verde

  • MarshaG  on  March 5, 2021

    Pork carnitas, please!

  • silversand  on  March 6, 2021

    Steamed cod with leek and seaweed butter

  • lpatterson412  on  March 7, 2021

    Celeriac Schnitzel and salsa verde!

  • Munchkinnerd3  on  March 9, 2021

    The Grilled lamb leg spiedini with flatbreads and harissa-ish oil sounds delicious

  • fairyduff  on  March 14, 2021

    Roasted brussels sprouts with sour cream, and kumquat and chilli relish.

  • v.t  on  March 14, 2021

    Radish with preserved lemon, feta, mint and sesame

  • avonleajules  on  March 19, 2021

    everyday roast chicken, very versatile

  • jd5761  on  March 21, 2021

    Salsa Verde for me

  • Mayandbill  on  March 23, 2021

    Barley risotto with pumpkin, sage, roasted radicchio and balsamic

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  March 23, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • Sfgordon  on  March 25, 2021

    Celeriac and Jerusalem artichoke soup with kale and chilli garlic oil

  • jules56  on  March 28, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • LEKcookbooks  on  March 28, 2021

    I just got my first radishes of spring, so the Radish with preserved lemon, feta, mint and sesame stood out to me!

  • Aminata95  on  March 29, 2021

    Salsa verde

  • maria411  on  April 3, 2021

    Beetroot and persimmon salad with feta, honey, pistachio and Aleppo

  • slambo70  on  April 4, 2021

    Almond and cherry custard ice cream

  • orchidlady01  on  April 4, 2021

    Pot-roasted mud crab with lemon, garlic, chilli, butter and fine noodles

  • PatBarrett  on  April 4, 2021

    Cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin

  • Chilledout  on  April 5, 2021

    I’d love to try Pork and garlic chive dumplings with mandarin, chilly and soy

  • Natboff  on  April 5, 2021

    Marinated and grilled rack of lamb, mmm my mouth is watering.

  • sheridarby  on  April 5, 2021

    Slow roasted crispy sweet potatoes

  • DimensionAEB  on  April 5, 2021

    The cauliflower and smoked cheese gratin.

  • edyenicole  on  April 6, 2021

    salsa verde

  • Shelley.b  on  April 16, 2021

    Cucumbers with mustard vinegrette with dill

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