Cookbook giveaway – Lantern Cookery Classics Box Set, Volume One

Lantern Cookery Set


Our newest cookbook giveaway is just for our Australian and New Zealand members. We’re offering the Lantern Cookery Classics Box Set, Volume One, which includes individual books containing classic recipes  by six celebrated Australian chefs:   Stephanie Alexander, Matt Moran, Gary Mehigan Kylie Kwong George Calombaris,  and Maggie Beer.




To win one of the cookbook sets, just post a comment below answering the question:  What’s your favorite holiday classic?

Additional rules are:

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  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on December 20, 2013.

This contest is now closed.  The lucky winner, selected by random number generator, is MissQuin.

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  • boardingace  on  November 22, 2013

    Do I have to pick just one? I love the ham, stuffing, and pumpkin pie most ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Roblyn  on  November 22, 2013

    No Christmas is complete without my Mother-in-laws mince tarts.

  • GillB  on  November 22, 2013

    Can't go past reading the children's classics with the kids at the beach – Make Way for the Ducklings, The Little Engine the Could, Hairy Maclary and eating ice-cream in a cone!

  • lilham  on  November 22, 2013

    Do I have to live in oz or nz to enter? I am a kiwi in the uk and would love to win this. My favourite christmas food is a pavlova.

  • Margaretsmall  on  November 22, 2013

    My father-in-law's Christmas pudding, which alas we won't have again as he died this year at the grand age of 95. Great cooking it wasn't, but then again he only started to cook when his wife of 60 years died. He got a buzz out of producing it each year and we did too when we ate it, hot with ice cream, made with love.

  • KarinaFrancis  on  November 22, 2013

    Mangos and cherries always scream Christmas to me

  • Frizzle  on  November 22, 2013

    A prawn on the bbq!

  • toddschut  on  November 22, 2013

    Sausage and apple stuffing

  • Krisage  on  November 22, 2013

    Green bean casserole! From the back of the fried onion can or from scratch, we love it!

  • fi.dewhurst  on  November 22, 2013

    I love the classic tradition of my Nan's Christmas pudding – a stir from each family member adding sixpences and making a wish; tightly tying the oozy mixture in calico with string to hang; waking early to boil the bundle on an old tin plate; anxiously unwrapping the steaming pudding; generously adding more brandy which burns blue as we gather round Nan's camera (which uses film!); the lottery of digging out the coins from amongst the fruit and brandy custard to claim our 10 cent rewards! It's our family's Christmas classic!

  • ritchiegal  on  November 22, 2013

    My Great Aunt's famous coffee cake….no Christmas morning is complete without it!

  • Melanie  on  November 22, 2013

    My favourite would have to be gingerbread cookies. I love decorating them to give to friends and family but my all time favourite recipe is definitely the soft glazed gingerbread from Tartine (my boyfriend has already asked when I will start making the first batch for the year!).

  • MissQuin  on  November 23, 2013

    Boxing day breakfast – For some reason Grandpa decided it was ok to eat left over plum pudding for breakfast as long as was on a piece of heavily buttered toast.

  • Annsr  on  November 23, 2013

    Crabs caught out in front of the shack.

  • RuthGo  on  November 23, 2013

    Brisket (usually the Joan Nathan classic) for the Jewish New Year. Yum.

  • sadietcl  on  November 23, 2013

    Christmas mince tarts- they come but once a year! I like the citrus peel mincemeat, melt in your mouth pastry, rich, comforting yumminess that a warmed through Christmas mince pie can provide. Especially with a nice cup of strong tea or coffee, Makes me feel all Christmassy inside.

  • eljay65  on  November 23, 2013

    BBQ Christmas dinner and Pavlova of course dripping with fresh summer berries and huge dollops of cream, and boxing day breakfast, TRIFLE! even better the next day – especially if it's Al Brown's white choc version, or even if it's Nana's "with" or "without" … bring it on!!

  • patsylu  on  November 23, 2013

    I like traditional steamed christmas pudding with hard sauce.

  • donascott  on  November 24, 2013

    My mother's fudge appeared only at Christmas…I only wish I had asked her for the recipe. It was to for!

  • jp010038  on  November 24, 2013

    Grandma's sausage and cranberry stuffing . . . now made in my kitchen! Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • volition  on  November 24, 2013

    The best part about Christmas Day classic food is eating too much. Seafood to get you started. Oysters and prawns, every roast meat ,lamb, beef, pork, turkey and maybe chicken. With a beautiful gravy. But wait there is more food. Bring on the pav, Xmas pud with brandy cream or butter pour on some custard. How do I eat it all. We manage. Plus the drinks. It's the 1 day of the year we eat only that meal. I forgot I had some glazed ham too. And we eat the leftovers for the whole week as well. I love Xmas!

  • matthewjamesduffy  on  November 24, 2013

    Bouche de Noel! I love making the Tartine book recipe!

  • sailor  on  November 24, 2013

    We always have Nigella's Spiced and Super Juicy Roast Turkey which we barbeque with hickory smoke in our never fail Green Egg barbeque. We brine it two days ahead. It certainly lives up to it's name and always comes out beautifully moist and tender. We take the skin off the Christmas ham and use it to cover the breast of the turkey which stops the breast from drying out too much — a neat little trick. We usually have Paul Prudhomme's Andouille and cornbread stuffing– delicious.
    Ho ho ho — can't wait.

  • Queezle_Sister  on  November 25, 2013

    Chili egg puff is the classic breakfast/brunch meal in our house. The recipe comes from my MIL, and now my own siblings all serve it in their own homes.

  • apattin  on  November 25, 2013

    Quince tart or anything with quinces

  • decklededges  on  November 25, 2013

    We make a buche de noel every year!

  • Maura  on  November 25, 2013

    My grandmothers plum cake, I dream about making it!!

  • tcjanes  on  November 25, 2013

    Plum pudding and hard sauce.

  • Nic_Cooks  on  November 26, 2013

    I'm not sure if we're talking holiday classic books or dishes, but I like to do both: read my latest cookbook (like a novel) whilst cooking my favourite dish. I'm partial to coca cola ham for boxing day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Zoe  on  November 26, 2013

    My best holiday classic is a new one – making bahn xeo with leftover Christmas day prawns and ham. A beautiful light rice flour pancake stuffed with crisp veg and pungent sauce is the only way to follow traditional Christmas foods in 35 degree heat!

    Here's a pic from the first time we made it –

    Three years running is classic, right?

  • Chopsfortea  on  November 26, 2013

    A roast and christmas pudding. Due to the climate it's ridiculous and every year we say we'll do something light and fresh instead โ€” but we just can't help ourselves. It's the routine of it where we all have our own little tasks performing the roles our parents before us did, and then we come together and re-enact the same christmas lunch we've been performing for generations. Love it.

  • Dcotter  on  November 26, 2013

    My grandmother's cinnamon buns for Christmas morning. They rise overnight and are baked in the iron skillet that the gooey topping is made in.

  • jill.muench  on  November 26, 2013

    Proper Roast Turkey and Bavarian Rum Flan.

  • reneeg  on  November 26, 2013

    My favourite holiday classic is traditional christmas pudding with coins (wrapped in foil) inside. To see the look of delight on the children's faces when they find a coin makes my heart sing.

  • elizam  on  November 26, 2013

    AWW Birthday Cake cookbook – not strictly a holiday classic, but we should all get a holiday on our birthdays. And a swimming pool cake.

  • bracco  on  November 26, 2013

    Do we have to pick just one? It's a toss-up between mince tarts (in almond pastry) with lashings of brandy butter, or warmed panettone with silky mascarpone custard on the side. Too hard to decide!

  • chowfamily  on  November 26, 2013

    Scalloped oysters!

  • justme  on  November 26, 2013

    Oh the mouthwatering rhubarb crumble is definitely a much loved family favourite of ours! An awesome summer sweet treat ๐Ÿ™‚

  • margleedham  on  November 26, 2013

    For a hot Australian Christmas, nothing beats a fresh prawn, mango and avocado salad.

  • Bridie  on  November 26, 2013

    an early swim at the beach followed by leftover trifle for boxing day breakfast

  • Beckiemas  on  November 26, 2013

    Always the bowls of nuts in their shells. Brazils, walnuts… Along with fresh, summer fruit. Delicious!

  • alaws  on  November 26, 2013

    Pavlova, ambrosia, Central Otago stonefruit grilled on the BBQ with a dash of sugar and vanilla bean ice-cream โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

  • Sithens  on  November 26, 2013

    Pumpkin Pie

  • JustineHogan  on  November 26, 2013

    Lollie cake (instead of Christmas cake) for the children.

  • shaedurls  on  November 26, 2013

    Stuffed turkey with Yorkshire puddings

  • Sannalee  on  November 26, 2013

    Stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon and then basted with cream throughout the cooking time. You will never have a better turkey I promise.

  • Gillian  on  November 26, 2013

    When my sons were growing up it was always summer pudding, brimming with fresh Oz black, red and white currants and raspberries, red and yellow, laced with Cointreau and lashed with cream with the odd dollop of brandy butter (as a tribute to those snowed in at Christmas). This was quickly replaced by gravlax ocean trout (Australian of course and salmon if ocean trout unavailable) once I learned how easy it is to make this heavenly sensory pleasure. Now I serve it with freshly grated Australian-grown wasabi, Oz capers, King Island creme fraiche and homemade sourdough … what's not to love about the simplicity and sensuousness of what has now become THE family favourite right out to grandchildren and our amazing extended family.

  • JenPDX  on  November 27, 2013

    Pumpkin pie.

  • DebsHB  on  November 27, 2013

    In my previous life in the Northern Hemisphere it was Stollen. Now, living in NZ, it is Limoncello (made with lemons from our own orchard).

  • Judereid  on  November 27, 2013

    Chocolate Christmas pudding is what we look forward to at our family Christmas dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hilaryvu  on  November 27, 2013

    Julie le Clerc's Sticky buns which I make for our family Christmas brunch, every year!

  • DBChef  on  November 27, 2013

    Home made tarragon mayo. to accompany the fresh seafood starter! With "I'll Be Home for Christmas" playing in the background.

  • Dishy  on  November 27, 2013

    For Christmas, definitely the Christmas cake, is great at any time of day – with fruit (or not) for brekkie, with cups of tea, for easy dessert on Boxing day with cream and ice cream. Its great for camping and filling up hungry kids of all sizes.
    For any holiday celebration, pavlova is great … makes any occasion feel like a holiday. Took it to a Thanksgiving dinner with US friends and it won some hearts there too.

  • sabrina7  on  November 28, 2013

    My Dad's stuffing, yummy! it's really simple, but reminds me of my childhood.

  • napier  on  November 29, 2013

    The ritual of making the Christmas cakes-soaking the fruits, filling the house with the glorious spicy aromas and carefully feeding the cakes until they are "matured" . Equal joy then comes from parcelling them up and giving them away to friends.

  • pokarekare  on  December 1, 2013

    My favourite holiday classic? Mum's Christmas cake. She used to make them for us every October/November. Now she has Alzheimers disease so I and three of my sisters get together with her every year and we make them together.

  • Kimberly62  on  December 3, 2013

    My husband's stuffing or a pie made w/ currents, walnuts, apples and cranberries.

  • Siegal  on  December 4, 2013

    Chopped liver

  • jax68  on  December 8, 2013

    Would have to be good old roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry jelly -wait all year for it

  • rahiscock  on  December 11, 2013

    My mother's fabulous non-traditional plum pudding, made with dates and cranberries, dark chocolate, and Kahlua. Beautiful!

  • veragusta  on  December 14, 2013

    Julia Child's stuffed roasted goose and Hungarian hand stretched cabbage strudel which we will be making again this Christmas

  • MattBoundy  on  December 14, 2013

    My favourite holiday classic is my nan's traditional christmas pudding with brandy cream

  • hwbookworm  on  December 19, 2013

    Christmas pudding with lots of brandy butter!

  • matag  on  December 19, 2013

    Italian pizzelles made one at a time over a stove burner on my 47 year old iron.

  • JamieK  on  December 19, 2013

    Oysters Rockefeller!

  • Brandeemk  on  December 19, 2013

    Fruit cake. REALLY good fruit cake.

  • SLane  on  December 19, 2013

    My classic Christmas cake is rich with lots of ginger as well as cream cheese icing – yummo !

  • Lizandjo  on  December 19, 2013

    A Christmas pudding – a good excuse to pour on the once a year treat of creme anglaise!

  • pipinita21  on  December 19, 2013

    Lights and music.

  • Clove  on  December 19, 2013

    Kylie Kwong's white cooked chicken. Mmmmmm

  • michellekjones  on  December 20, 2013

    Bubbles, seafood & strawberries – fun & laughter goes without saying!

  • Lhotse  on  December 21, 2013

    Pork crackling is a must!

  • Jane  on  December 23, 2013

    This contest is now closed. The lucky winner, selected by random number generator, is MissQuin.

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