Flavor Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Flavor Kitchen: Vibrant Recipes with Creative Twists by Crystelle Pereira. Crystelle has several events planned in the US promoting this book. Be aware the event at Book Larder is sold out, but signed books will be available to purchase.

Crystelle Pereira was a contestant on Channel 4’s show The Great British Bake Off and was a finalist alongside Giuseppe Dell’Anno and Chigs Parmar. She applied to the show on a whim after spending time baking over lockdown. She often uses flavors and spices from her trips abroad within her baking and it’s her job when on holiday with friends to make a note of all the best places to eat – yum. With a passion for all things travel and baking, Crystelle plans to use her adventures around the globe to inspire many of her bakes.

Crystelle’s first cookbook Flavour Kitchen: Vibrant Recipes with Creative Twists is divided into two halves – savory and sweet – and the book showcases the baking that took Crystelle to the final of The Great British Bake Off, as well as her flair for creative savory dishes. Drawing inspiration from around the world, there are 75 flavor-packed recipes here for every occasion. Featuring a handy guide to Crystelle’s hero ingredients and star seasonings – all of which feature in multiple recipes – it couldn’t be easier to raise your flavor game.

This is a fantastic book filled with recipes such as Carrot cake cinnamon buns, Tiramisu pancakes, Pistachio, white chocolate & cardamom millionaire shortbread, Red Thai chicken pie, and so much more. I want to make every single recipe in this beautiful book!

The publisher was kind enough to share a recipe from the book below.

Grilled peach, goat cheese & lentil salad 
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Serves 6, Prep 20 minutes, Cook 30 minutes VG/VeS

I love a good sweet and salty combination and this salad really is the epitome of that. It is inspired by a salad I had in Paris years ago; I remember that the crunch of toasted hazelnuts, sharp goat cheese, and nutty lentils were such a fantastic combination. And here I’m adding a sweet dimension to the salad with grilled peaches and also some freshness coming from basil and dill. Grilling the peaches caramelizes the sugars and really concentrates the sweet flavors, and the slight char on the fruit adds a lovely smokiness too, which is perfectly balanced by the zingy lime in the dressing.

  • 2/3 cup (5oz) green lentils, uncooked
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 6 1/2.oz green beans, cut into thirds
  • 3/4 cup (3oz) skinless hazelnuts
  • 8 large ripe but firm peaches, pitted and cut into 6 wedges
  • avocado or coconut oil, for brushing
  • 4.1/2 oz firm goat cheese
  • a large handful (1/3 cup/ 3/4 oz) of fresh
  • basil leaves
  • a large handful (3/4 oz) fresh dill

for the dressing

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Place the lentils in a large pan with 2. cups (22fl oz) water. Bring to a boil, stir in the stock cube and cook for 15 minutes. Then, turn the heat down to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand in the steam for 5 minutes before removing the lid and fluffing up the lentils. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place the green beans in a pan with about 2in of water, then cover with a lid and steam over low heat for 5 minutes (they should still retain some bite). Drain and set aside.
  3. Now make the dressing. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk well to combine. Add the lentils and green beans directly into the dressing and toss well to coat.
  4. Place the hazelnuts in a dry skillet over low heat and toast for about 10 minutes until golden and fragrant. Remove from the heat and bash lightly to break them up into smaller pieces (but not too fine).
  5. Set a grill pan over high heat and brush with some oil. Place the peach wedges, cut-side down, on the pan and grill for 2–3 minutes on each side. Carefully remove the peaches from the grill—an offset rubber spatula works well to ensure that they don’t stick to the pan.
  6. Crumble the goat cheese into the salad, along with most of the hazelnuts and peaches, reserving a few for a garnish. Rip up the basil leaves, and chop up the dill, then add these to the salad (reserving a small handful) and mix again well to combine.
  7. Serve the salad on a large, flat serving dish, and then sprinkle the remaining grilled peaches on top, along with an extra sprinkle of basil, dill, and hazelnuts.

TIPS: You can also save time by using 1 2/3 cups (10oz) precooked green or Puy lentils. Swap the goat cheese with vegan cheese, and swap the honey with agave syrup to make this vegan.

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 try first?

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  • chezlarios  on  June 23, 2023

    Chai tres leches cake

  • Kristjudy  on  June 23, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs

  • rkosully  on  June 23, 2023

    I would first like to make the Spanakopita-inspired mac ‘n’ cheese.

  • lean1  on  June 23, 2023

    Asian Slaw with Peanut dressing

  • JRumi  on  June 23, 2023

    Soy and herb roast chicken

  • Babycarrot  on  June 23, 2023

    Za’atar Potato Hash with Eggs. I have way too much za’atar.

  • eliza  on  June 23, 2023

    Goan chicken chilli fry

  • kblough  on  June 23, 2023

    Harissa Prawn Spaghetti

  • dbielick  on  June 23, 2023

    Miso salmon & garlic spinach crêpes

  • sarahawker  on  June 23, 2023

    Char siu pulled pork

  • HelenNT  on  June 23, 2023

    I’d first like to try making the Goan chicken chilli fry

  • Jillyb3  on  June 23, 2023

    Ooo, so many look good! Either Goan-inspired coconut & cabbage fritters or Chickpea & potato curry. I think that was what she made on GBBO.

  • GoodLifeVan  on  June 23, 2023

    Spanakopita mac and cheese!

  • chefcarrie805  on  June 23, 2023

    I am dying to try the Spanikopita Mac and Cheese. Such a fun interpretation!

  • Elbyem  on  June 23, 2023

    Char sui pulled pork

  • sayeater  on  June 23, 2023

    How am I supposed to pick?? I am going to go with Spicy Korean-inspired smashed potatoes because I haven’t come across any similar recipe in my large collection of cookbooks. If these recipes are as good as they sound this book will be amazing!

  • Camarillocookie  on  June 23, 2023

    Interested in making the Asian slaw with peanut dressing.

  • cbrowne  on  June 23, 2023

    The Goan egg caldine curry sounds great!

  • Mariarosa  on  June 24, 2023

    Coconut & yuzu shortbread

  • anya_sf  on  June 24, 2023

    So I just saw this post this morning, clicked through to see Crystelle’s events, and discovered that she was going to be in San Francisco this afternoon. My son and I went to see her at Omnivore Books (and of course got a signed book) – she was so nice! I cannot wait to cook from this book.

  • dataentrytard  on  June 24, 2023

    We would like to prepare the Harissa prawn spaghetti first.

  • clairew137  on  June 25, 2023

    Chai tres leches cake

  • Siegal  on  June 25, 2023

    Soy and herb chicken

  • skichick  on  June 25, 2023

    Salt & pepper halloumi fries

  • mpdeb98  on  June 25, 2023

    Asian slaw with peanut dressing

  • rchesser  on  June 25, 2023

    Coconut & Yuzu Shortbread.

  • ravensfan  on  June 25, 2023

    Gochujang egg-fried rice

  • JenThomas318  on  June 26, 2023

    Baklava-inspired flapjacks

  • DPowell  on  June 26, 2023

    Spicy chorizo baked beans

  • roxlet  on  June 28, 2023

    The asian slaw with peanut dressing.

  • oduong930  on  June 28, 2023

    Za’atar Potato Hash with Eggs

  • Kelseyg33  on  June 28, 2023

    I love how everything looks so unique and yet familiar at the same time. Such fun flavor pairings! Can’t wait to try the hoisin duck sausage rolls!

  • BMeyer  on  June 28, 2023

    soy and herb roast chicken

  • teamkies  on  June 29, 2023

    Asian-style “spaghetti & meatballs”

  • virjeania  on  June 29, 2023

    For my daughter, the Grilled kim-cheese

  • eroachTN  on  June 29, 2023

    Spanakopita-inspired mac ‘n’ cheese

  • skvalentine  on  June 29, 2023

    I’d make that Grilled Kim-Cheese! Sounds awesome.

  • pattyag  on  June 29, 2023

    Salt & pepper halloumi fries

  • hunter_songy  on  June 29, 2023

    Spanakopita mac and cheese

  • Shelley.b  on  June 30, 2023

    Harissa Prawn Spaghetti

  • janv  on  June 30, 2023

    Baklava-inspired flapjacks

  • cecrofts  on  June 30, 2023

    Pistachio, white chocolate & cardamom millionaire shortbread!

  • miggsy  on  July 1, 2023

    Asian Slaw with Peanut dressing

  • LaurenE  on  July 1, 2023

    Za’atar Potato Hash with Eggs

  • Maryd8822  on  July 1, 2023

    Grilled peach, goat cheese & lentil salad

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  July 1, 2023

    Lamb shawarma loaded fries

  • justcooking  on  July 2, 2023

    Char siu pulled pork!

  • demomcook  on  July 3, 2023

    Miso butter mushroom tagliatelle.

  • Dannausc  on  July 4, 2023

    Grilled Kim-cheese

  • Sbohn  on  July 5, 2023

    Grille Kim-Cheese!

  • Lora724  on  July 5, 2023

    Charred corn salsa

  • lauriesk  on  July 5, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs (

  • scoutycat  on  July 5, 2023

    Potato bhaji skins!

  • LeniPerkins  on  July 7, 2023

    Amaretto Coffee Basque Cheesecake

  • elysedc  on  July 8, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs (also so excited for Crystelle’s book!!! Love her so much!)

  • jvozoff  on  July 10, 2023

    Edamame hummus

  • maryhodgeisme  on  July 10, 2023

    Char siu pulled pork

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  July 11, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs

  • JEWGAL777  on  July 14, 2023

    Goan-inspired Coconut & Cabbage Fritters.

  • cherimosley  on  July 14, 2023

    Asian slaw with peanut dressing sounds amazing!

  • cljones  on  July 14, 2023

    Miso salmona and spincah garlic crepes jumped out at me!

  • Pamyoungvb  on  July 14, 2023

    Cheesy olive spiced scones

  • Antonias.Kitchen  on  July 14, 2023

    ‘Nduja, kale and mascarpone rigatoni

  • banba1  on  July 14, 2023

    Chickpea & potato curry

  • Laura1  on  July 14, 2023

    Asian Slaw with Peanut dressing

  • t.t  on  July 14, 2023

    Miso, peanut & date banana bread

  • ChefDLx2  on  July 16, 2023

    Asian Slaw with peanut dressing.

  • priyamaine  on  July 17, 2023

    definitely the potato and chickpea curry–love trying new versions of this recipe!

  • sarahteertzah  on  July 17, 2023

    Hazelnut mocha monkey bread

  • amaLA  on  July 19, 2023

    Miso salmon & garlic spinach crêpes

  • tarae1204  on  July 20, 2023

    Grilled peach, goat cheese & lentil salad

  • kalina813  on  July 20, 2023

    I’m actually going to make that peach salad tonight lol

  • JenjiD  on  July 21, 2023

    Grilled kim-cheese

  • avonleajules  on  July 23, 2023

    Chai tres leches cake

  • LEKcookbooks  on  July 24, 2023

    Chai tres leches cake!

  • mercip  on  July 24, 2023

    Red Thai chicken pie

  • kmn4  on  July 24, 2023

    Spicy chorizo baked beans

  • TinyCitiKitchen  on  July 27, 2023

    Can’t wait to try the Char Siu Pulled Pork! Two of my favorites in one 🙂

  • dfcsator  on  July 28, 2023

    Spicy chorizo baked beans

  • Aamcck  on  July 30, 2023

    I’m drooling over the harissa prawn spaghetti!!!! Harissa is so so good- I can’t imagine it over noodles!

  • Pizzacat13  on  August 1, 2023

    I’d try the Pumpkin Spice Granola

  • debbiehb  on  August 4, 2023

    Miso salmon & garlic spinach crepes

  • fluffies  on  August 4, 2023

    red thai chicken pie

  • noumena12  on  August 6, 2023

    Hoisin duck “sausage” rolls

  • antpantsii  on  August 6, 2023

    Lily Nana’s pickle Chicken Curry

  • Karla123  on  August 7, 2023

    Pumpkin spice granola

  • Scoom  on  August 7, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs

  • Chefsureman  on  August 9, 2023

    miso salmon

  • betsyradelow  on  August 9, 2023

    Grilled peach, goat cheese & lentil salad

  • braabpro  on  August 10, 2023

    Red Thai chicken pie

  • misty33  on  August 12, 2023

    Fig & rose mascarpone cheesecake bars

  • trudys_person  on  August 17, 2023

    Blond chocolate rocky road sounds yum!

  • Bohrnsen  on  August 18, 2023

    Goan chicken for sure!

  • Pamela501  on  August 18, 2023

    Woul love to make Spicy chorizo baked beans.

  • Pamela501  on  August 18, 2023

    Would love to make Spicy chorizo baked beans.

  • garrettsambo  on  August 19, 2023

    I would like to try the lime, coconut sesame cake.

  • Jostlori  on  August 19, 2023

    Miso butter mushroom tagliatelle

  • bkwrms78  on  August 20, 2023

    Spicy chorizo baked beans

  • pmbake  on  August 21, 2023

    Looks like a beautiful addition to my collection!

  • stulled  on  August 22, 2023

    Gochujang egg-fried rice

  • orchidlady01  on  August 25, 2023

    Asian-style “spaghetti & meatballs”

  • ChicagoJen  on  August 25, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs jumped out at me as soon as I clicked on the index link!

  • ChicagoJen  on  August 25, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs jumped out at me as soon as I clicked on the index link!

  • moralla  on  August 25, 2023

    Za’atar potato hash with baked eggs

  • AnnaZed  on  August 27, 2023

    Harissa prawn spaghetti

  • TSQ  on  August 27, 2023

    Chickpea and potato curry!

  • auntietina  on  August 29, 2023

    Spicy chorizo baked beans

  • johanna1230  on  September 7, 2023

    Chickpea & potato curry

  • Terrill  on  September 7, 2023

    Red Thai Chicken Pie (even fun to say!)

  • Terrill  on  September 7, 2023

    Red Thai Chicken Pie (even fun to say!)

  • Kmichet  on  September 8, 2023

    Tres leches cake

  • Radiantpurple  on  September 9, 2023

    Carrot cake cinnamon rolls

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