The Secret of Cooking – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one copy of US version of The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen by Bee Wilson which contains measurements in both weight and volume.

Bee Wilson is a cook, food writer and journalist. Her books include Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat and The Way We Eat Now. She writes the ‘Table Talk’ column in The Wall Street Journal. She is interested in how food relates to every other aspect of human life, from history to psychology to technology.

The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen is a book filled with her vast knowledge regarding the art of cooking from ingredients, kitchen tools, and techniques to providing 135 detailed recipes. Certain of the recipes are collected from well-known chefs and authors such as Lime and spice pound cake [Anna Hansen, Niki Awfnir]; Heavenly overnight waffles [Fannie Farmer, Marion Cunningham]; and Raymond’s butter-poached carrots [Raymond Blanc] as well as a plethora of her own recipes.

I recommend first devouring every word of this must-have book and then to be used well in the kitchen creating the wonderful range of dishes. Learn Bee’s secrets to cooking and find an easier life in your kitchen.

We have five online recipes available for our Members to try now:

We will be cooking from this title in our EYB Cookbook Club in March. Come join us! Our team ended up with one additional copy and we want to give away that copy to one of you. Enter below.

Entry options for this giveaway 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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172 Comments

  • miggsy  on  February 16, 2024

    Leek, seaweed and ginger pasta

  • nvernon  on  February 16, 2024

    Yoghurt fried onions with lemons and sage, I like all the ingredients so they are even better together.

  • matag  on  February 16, 2024

    Courgettes stuffed with ricotta, lemon and pine nuts

  • jinni  on  February 16, 2024

    Celeriac and white bean bouillabaisse

  • Yarnia  on  February 16, 2024

    While bakes fish with ginger and spring onions

  • Maefleur  on  February 16, 2024

    I often start with a chicken recipe, so I’ll begin with the slow start roast chicken.

  • lean1  on  February 16, 2024

    Roasted vegetables every which way

  • ravensfan  on  February 16, 2024

    Mellow soup for frayed nerves

  • eliza  on  February 16, 2024

    Sticky cauliflower with cashews

  • Kristjudy  on  February 16, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • stahl_amy  on  February 16, 2024

    Made Marcella Hazan’s 🥫 many times

  • ozfoodie  on  February 16, 2024

    48-hour short ribs with red wine and celery – sounds like it would be amazing!

  • demomcook  on  February 16, 2024

    Cauliflower, saffron and chorizo pasta!

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  February 16, 2024

    Four-ingredient chocolate mousse

  • hillsboroks  on  February 16, 2024

    Lime and Spice Poundcake

  • dataentrytard  on  February 17, 2024

    I would like to prepare the whole white bean broth with lemon zest, flat-leaf parsley, carrots, fennel, leeks, and tinned white beans.

  • OKCyndi  on  February 17, 2024

    Roasted carrots – I think mine are too basic!

  • riley  on  February 17, 2024

    Burmese-style carrot salad

  • et12  on  February 17, 2024

    Cream of pumpkin soup

  • virjeania  on  February 17, 2024

    Chicken Milanesa with nutmeg mashed potatoes and chimichurri

  • BakerMN86  on  February 17, 2024

    Orange and cardamom shortbread squares

  • tgirlza  on  February 17, 2024

    Restorative White Bean Stew

  • bopper  on  February 17, 2024

    Seared carrots

  • mcrimmins  on  February 17, 2024

    Roasted Vegetables Every Which Way

  • ccav  on  February 17, 2024

    Garlicky carrot mash

  • LeMinou  on  February 17, 2024

    Slow Start Chicken

  • lioraj  on  February 18, 2024

    I love bee wilson! Sticky cauliflower with cashews

  • lioraj  on  February 18, 2024

    I love Bee! Sticky Cauliflower

  • jamston  on  February 18, 2024

    Vegan pear, lemon and ginger cake

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  February 18, 2024

    Any of the simple carrot recipes look delicious! It is one of my go-to winter vegetables.

  • tlr311  on  February 18, 2024

    I would love to try the Lime and Spice Pound Cake, it sounds delicious.

  • CordovaBayCook  on  February 18, 2024

    I would love to own this cookbook so I can make the Bulgar and Eggplant Pilaf with pistachios and lemon! Thanks so much.

  • v.t  on  February 18, 2024

    Mellow soup for frayed nerves!!

  • kaivulagi  on  February 18, 2024

    I’d try mellow soup for frayed nerves, cos that’s how I am feeling today!

  • Micklin  on  February 18, 2024

    I need that Tuna Salad one!

  • rkosully  on  February 19, 2024

    I would first like to make the Gochujang carrots with fried spring onions and silken tofu .

  • chefmichael  on  February 19, 2024

    All-in-one tomato sauce

  • teamkies  on  February 19, 2024

    Raspberry ripple hazelnut meringue (gluten-free)

  • Norine  on  February 20, 2024

    Vegan pear, lemon and ginger cake

  • rmpostonmfandt  on  February 20, 2024

    So many recipes with intriguing titles but the one I’d love to try is Slow Start Roast Chicken.

  • renharvey  on  February 21, 2024

    Jammy plums with coconut cream

  • sarahawker  on  February 21, 2024

    Red cauliflower and prawn curry

  • Maryd8822  on  February 21, 2024

    Ratatouille for Richard

  • tarae1204  on  February 21, 2024

    One of the three “scattered sushi” recipes such as Scattered sushi with smoked fish, avocado and cucumber

  • TBipp  on  February 21, 2024

    Tasha’s Never Fail Chocolate Cake

  • wildchild  on  February 22, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • bmorris4434  on  February 23, 2024

    Restorative white bean stew

  • clairew137  on  February 25, 2024

    Leek, seaweed and ginger pasta

  • kmwyman  on  February 25, 2024

    Sort-of pad Thai with Burmese tofu

  • CourtneyT  on  February 26, 2024

    Restorative white bean stew

  • BMeyer  on  February 26, 2024

    slow start roast chicken

  • skyejaden  on  February 27, 2024

    Kerstin’s carrots baked like potatoes

  • infotrop  on  February 28, 2024

    Vignarola pearl barley stew with halloumi

  • AllieTaylor  on  February 28, 2024

    I would love to be more enterprising but the first recipe utterly grabbed me: mellow soup for frayed nerves! After more than an hour and half trying to sort out a computer problem, this recipe is MADE FOR ME!

  • tucsonsandy  on  February 28, 2024

    Lime and Spice Poundcake

  • GillB  on  February 28, 2024

    Sticky cauliflower with cashews

  • Roosta  on  February 28, 2024

    Homemade baked beans

  • banba1  on  February 28, 2024

    How could I resist a recipe with the title “Mellow soup for frayed nerves”? Sounds like something I need!

  • txbktxbk  on  February 28, 2024

    Smoky lamb cutlets with not-romesco sauce

  • mhandakas  on  February 28, 2024

    My life hasn’t been too great for the past five years since my unexpected and devastating divorce, so the word “restorative” always catches my attention. I like white beans, and I also like anchovies, and sometimes I want salad and sometimes I don’t. So, I might make a restorative white bean stew-like dish using the anchovy dressing from the tuna salad along with the tuna. Thank you, Bee Wilson, cookbooks look like a whole lot of work so that we can eat crazy good without too much trouble.

  • Marlene2022  on  February 28, 2024

    Raymond’s Butter Poached Carrots

  • SherTN  on  February 28, 2024

    No-knead Herb Garden Focaccia

  • cmeiling  on  February 29, 2024

    Paneer jalfrezi with potatoes !

  • Charlieemma  on  February 29, 2024

    Jammy plums with coconut cream

  • CrazyCat63  on  February 29, 2024

    Restorative White Bean Stew~!

  • Laura1  on  February 29, 2024

    Sticky cauliflower with cashews

  • reader1trees  on  February 29, 2024

    Richard’s ratatouille or the Gochugang carrots with fried spring onions and silken tofu.

  • c3pohcbr  on  March 1, 2024

    I want to try the preserved lemons recipe (and really any other pantry staples to keep on hand for easy cooking). The big jar of them on the shelf in the cover photo is just calling to me!

  • SKindel  on  March 1, 2024

    Gochujang carrots with fried spring onions and silken tofu

  • debbiehb  on  March 1, 2024

    Magic pasta with mushrooms, garlic, cream and wine

  • Ingridemery  on  March 1, 2024

    Melting-soft courgettes sound amazing and I also Iove the idea of a drinkable vinaigrette!

  • Jhutton  on  March 2, 2024

    Instant praline

  • Karla123  on  March 3, 2024

    Mushroom noodles with peanut dressing!

  • cinefemme  on  March 3, 2024

    Raspberry Ripple Hazelnut Meringue.

  • MarciK  on  March 3, 2024

    Roasted carrots with lemon and coriander

  • crimsonandclover  on  March 3, 2024

    vegan pear, lemon, and ginger cake 🙂

  • swissjen  on  March 3, 2024

    Burmese-style carrot salad sounds good!

  • trudys_person  on  March 3, 2024

    “A more forgiving sweet tart: Orange and cardamom shortbread squares” –I love citrus desserts, and the inclusion of cardamom sounds intriguing!

  • JenThomas318  on  March 3, 2024

    Leek, seaweed and ginger pasta

  • foodie16  on  March 3, 2024

    Green pumpkin curry with potatoes and green beans

  • LaurenE  on  March 4, 2024

    Celeriac and white bean bouillabaisse

  • Spud13  on  March 5, 2024

    I’m intrigued by Burned finger lentils… (Can’t think when I’ve seen so many carrot recipes in one cookbook, by the way! ;-))

  • kitchen_chick  on  March 5, 2024

    Chickpea, tomato and bay soup (vegan)

  • jillsharaf  on  March 5, 2024

    Ten-minute cashew-noodle salad

  • leilx  on  March 5, 2024

    Lime and spice pound cake

  • silversand  on  March 6, 2024

    Courgettes stuffed with ricotta, lemon and pine nuts

  • sayeater  on  March 7, 2024

    Crispy cauliflower with pasta and mustard croutons

  • laurentipton  on  March 7, 2024

    Quick almost-Parmigiana

  • Skorpyoh  on  March 7, 2024

    Green curry with crispy fish and peas 🫛

  • acecil  on  March 7, 2024

    sticky cauliflower

  • BatshevaR  on  March 11, 2024

    roasting tin chicken with fennel and citrus

  • Shelmar  on  March 11, 2024

    Ten minute Chana masala

  • Karla123  on  March 12, 2024

    Ten-minute cashew-noodle salad!

  • sarahteertzah  on  March 12, 2024

    Courgettes stuffed with ricotta, lemon and pine nuts

  • RSW  on  March 13, 2024

    Orange and cardamom shortbread squares

  • maci234  on  March 14, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • chris2468  on  March 14, 2024

    l love celeriac so
    Celeriac and white bean bouillabaisse

  • joniacafe  on  March 14, 2024

    Manjula’s preserved lemons from The Secret of Cooking

  • Emmormous  on  March 15, 2024

    Orange and cardamom shortbread squares

  • Plumbobmummy  on  March 15, 2024

    Chickpea, tomato and bay soup

  • roxlet  on  March 15, 2024

    Lime poundcake

  • smooresunday  on  March 15, 2024

    The white bean stew sounds so comforting right now!

  • spincandy  on  March 15, 2024

    Magic pasta!

  • dwagon  on  March 15, 2024

    Raspberry Ripple Hazelnut Meringue

  • dzm  on  March 16, 2024

    Slow start Chicken

  • Sand9  on  March 16, 2024

    Green Coriander Chutney x

  • abcdefghijk  on  March 16, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • wester  on  March 16, 2024

    Curious about the slow-start roast chicken.

  • Lora724  on  March 16, 2024

    No-knead herb garden focaccia

  • Blue___Nile  on  March 17, 2024

    Leek, seaweed and ginger pasta

  • hibeez  on  March 17, 2024

    Magic pasta with mushrooms, garlic, cream and wine.

  • ktrum7  on  March 19, 2024

    slow start chicken

  • maria411  on  March 19, 2024

    lime and spice poundcake

  • MollyDT  on  March 19, 2024

    Ruth’s tuna salad with anchovy dressing!

  • Shelley.b  on  March 20, 2024

    Lime and Spice Poundcake

  • CatTheCook  on  March 22, 2024

    Roasting-tin chicken with fennel and citrus

  • DartMoo  on  March 24, 2024

    Homemade Baked Beans

  • orchidlady01  on  March 25, 2024

    The loveliest red curry sauce

  • scoutycat  on  March 26, 2024

    Burmese-style carrot salad

  • skvalentine  on  March 27, 2024

    The magic pasta with mushrooms, garlic, cream and wine is calling my name!!

  • TBipp  on  March 27, 2024

    Restorative White Bean Stew

  • Acratli28  on  March 28, 2024

    Magic pasta with mushrooms

  • smrc  on  March 28, 2024

    I would like to try this cookbook version of the potato and leek soup

  • Leonard5854  on  March 28, 2024

    Butter beans with spinach, cream and crispy prosciutto

  • MazzyK  on  March 29, 2024

    White bean stew

  • antpantsii  on  April 2, 2024

    A whole miso baste Aubergine

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  April 2, 2024

    No-knead herb garden focaccia

  • cnew111  on  April 3, 2024

    i’d like to try the tomato sauce

  • elisabeta  on  April 4, 2024

    Courgettes stuffed with ricotta, lemon and pine nut

  • nocona  on  April 4, 2024

    Slow Start Chicken

  • ceejayen  on  April 4, 2024

    The bean stew sounds like a tasty dish

  • CompsAlex  on  April 4, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • Isis1981uk  on  April 4, 2024

    The Tomato sauce [Marcella Hazan]

  • sheridarby  on  April 4, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • nancytownsend  on  April 5, 2024

    Restorative white bean stew

  • Scoom  on  April 5, 2024

    Roasted vegetables looks good.

  • marktiger69  on  April 5, 2024

    While bakes fish with ginger and spring onions

  • denise21  on  April 5, 2024

    Mellow soup for frayed nerves

  • Lesevans6  on  April 5, 2024

    Roasted Vegetables Every Which Way

  • ndyson  on  April 5, 2024

    Restorative white bean stew

  • krnries  on  April 5, 2024

    The Cauliflower, saffron and chorizo pasta sounds perfect to me 🙂

  • inawrocka  on  April 5, 2024

    Magic pasta with mushrooms, garlic, cream and wine

  • mga  on  April 5, 2024

    Restorative white Bean stew

  • mga  on  April 5, 2024

    Silky black Bean ragu

  • Neet181  on  April 5, 2024

    No-knead herb garden focaccia

  • luccio  on  April 5, 2024

    Pear, lemon & ginger cake

  • avonleajules  on  April 5, 2024

    Lime and spice pound cake

  • zeeenie  on  April 5, 2024

    All-in-one tomato sauce

  • roseryan1972  on  April 5, 2024

    Restorative White Bean Stew

  • Millsopeats  on  April 5, 2024

    Magic pasta with mushrooms cream garlic and wine!

  • paulbing  on  April 5, 2024

    Roasted Carrots

  • rachaelburton84  on  April 5, 2024

    Leek seaweed and ginger pasta

  • Deebob  on  April 5, 2024

    I want to try melting-soft courgettes

  • Louyoga  on  April 6, 2024

    Leek seaweed and ginger pasta – umami bomb!

  • mumliz  on  April 6, 2024

    Garlicky carrot mash

  • hammygav03  on  April 6, 2024

    Roasted carrots with lemon and coriander

  • grumpygraham  on  April 6, 2024

    All-in-one tomato sauce

  • lilmiztam22  on  April 6, 2024

    It has to be cauliflower with cashews

  • hmb1977  on  April 6, 2024

    slow start chicken

  • Apepin  on  April 6, 2024

    Cauliflower, saffron and chorizo pasta

  • Jenjeanh  on  April 6, 2024

    Slow start chicken sounds good!

  • MissisG  on  April 6, 2024

    Roasted vegetables every which way

  • agreaves19  on  April 6, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • Dendav  on  April 6, 2024

    Slow start chicken

  • nats7  on  April 6, 2024

    I’d love to try the Cream of pumpkin soup.

  • Twiddle  on  April 6, 2024

    Sticky cauliflower with cashews

  • hramez  on  April 7, 2024

    pasta was best

  • chezlarios  on  April 7, 2024

    Ruth’s tuna salad with anchovy dressing

  • Pizzacat13  on  April 8, 2024

    carrot, poppyseed and lemon coleslaw

  • hangryviking  on  April 8, 2024

    a more forgiving sweet tart: orange and cardamon shortbread squares

  • aesop57  on  April 9, 2024

    Burmese-style carrot salad

  • Laluzdelaluna  on  April 10, 2024

    Restorative white bean stew

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