Cookbook Giveaway – Taste of Persia

Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan by Naomi Duguid delivers another world to us by journaling her travels.

The countries that encompass the Persian region while a mix of centuries old religions, cultures, and politics, are connected by food traditions. The food shines with jeweled pomegranates, the golden hues leached from saffron, and the bountiful fresh herbs that all add life and vibrancy to the meals of this region.

I, for one, am grateful to Naomi Duguid, who for decades has been unearthing fascinating recipes and haunting tales from those areas of the world where most of us have not yet traveled. Taste of Persia contains 125 recipes, blanketed with narrative and photographs of the people and landscapes that bring this far-away world closer to the reader. To read more about this title and try two recipes, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of Taste of Persia to our EYB Members in the U.S. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Do you have any of Naomi Duguid’s books in your collection? If so, which ones?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends January 6th, 2017. 

Be sure to check your email spam folders for email notifications or check back on this post on the 6th for the names of the winners.






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  • susan g  on  December 6, 2016

    Such amazing books – I have Flatbreads and flavors, and Seductions of Rice, and have lusted for others (long list). Persia and that reason call me!

  • robinorig  on  December 6, 2016

    A better question is which book by Naomi Duguid don't I have!? I think I have them all! I look forward to adding this one to my cookbook collection!

  • ballen  on  December 6, 2016

    I do not have any of her books so would love to start with this one!

  • alirov  on  December 6, 2016

    I don't have any of her other books but this one has been on my wish list for awhile!

  • camtncook  on  December 6, 2016

    Burma , Flatbreads and Flavors, and Seductions of Rice among others. I enjoy her work…

  • FieenaZ  on  December 6, 2016

    Seductions of Rice

  • Joy001  on  December 6, 2016

    Flatbreads and Seductions of Rice. Beautiful Books!

  • FJT  on  December 6, 2016

    I don't have any yet!!

  • lhudson  on  December 6, 2016

    Would love to have one of her books.

  • lauriesk  on  December 6, 2016

    No I don't have any, but I would love to learn how to make Persian cuisine.

  • lkgrover  on  December 6, 2016

    I have Beyond the Great Wall.

  • cora429  on  December 6, 2016

    I just borrowed this book from my local library and made an awesome chicken dish and a rice side. I don't own any of the author's books so it would be awesome to win one!

  • Kiyah  on  December 6, 2016

    I own three of her books: Flavors and Flatbreads, Home Baking, and Seductions of Rice. All of them excellent to not only cook from but to read as well.

  • ToPieFor  on  December 6, 2016

    I own 2, Flatbreads and Home Baking. Beautiful books!

  • lgroom  on  December 6, 2016

    I have none and I so need this one!! Lived in the Mideast for several years and love to read about and try to recreate the foods.

  • meggan  on  December 7, 2016

    Burma, Mangoes and Curry Leaves, Hot Sour Salty Sweet and Seductions of Rice

  • Siegal  on  December 7, 2016

    I don't have any of her books but I heard great things!

  • ptherrien  on  December 7, 2016

    Been intrigued by her books for a long time, haven't purchased one yet. I'd love to explore this cookbook!

  • tennyogirl  on  December 7, 2016

    No I don't.

  • SilverSage  on  December 7, 2016

    This will be my first of her books.

  • petunia59  on  December 7, 2016

    Followed on Instagram!

  • Ryderpond  on  December 7, 2016

    flatbreads and Flavors, Seductions of Rice, Beyond the Great Wall

  • gjelizabeth  on  December 7, 2016

    I don't have any yet, but I'd love to add this one!

  • nadiam1000  on  December 8, 2016

    HSSW, Home Baking, Burma, Flat Breads and Flavors. Intrigued with this new one and would love it in my collection.

  • vickster  on  December 8, 2016

    I don't have any of her books but would love to have this one. You have tempted me to try the recipes you mention in the review!

  • tarae1204  on  December 8, 2016

    I have Seductions of Rice, and have always always wanted to get her first book about flatbreads (and meals to accompany them) from around the world.

  • sgump  on  December 8, 2016

    Yes, I've got them all–well, except for the one featured here. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy soon!

  • Mariarosa  on  December 8, 2016

    I don't have any of Naomi's books. Would love to win this one!

  • PennyG  on  December 8, 2016

    I have most of her books. My favorite is Burma!

  • sarahawker  on  December 9, 2016

    I have every single on of Naomi's cookbooks. I use Seductions of Rice and Beyond the Great Wall the most but I love them all.

  • kimboston206  on  December 9, 2016

    Not yet! Looks good!

  • TheRollingScones  on  December 9, 2016

    One of my best friends is from the Republic of Georgia. I would love to see this book just so I could make her something that she grew up with!

  • stockholm28  on  December 10, 2016

    I would love to try one of her books.

  • rejcooks  on  December 10, 2016

    Hot Sour Sweet Sour and Seduction of Rice, both wonderful.

  • pandapotamus  on  December 10, 2016

    not yet!

  • ccav  on  December 12, 2016

    I have Burma and her baking book, as well as the Flatbreads book.
    Burma is especially wonderful and I really appreciate how Duguid makes a cuisine we may not know well enough yet very accessible without compromising on flavor and authenticity.
    I really can't wait to take a look at this book!

  • bfg67  on  December 12, 2016

    not yet

  • ravensfan  on  December 12, 2016

    I don't have any of her books yet.

  • JulieG1002  on  December 12, 2016

    I have none — look forward to reading and owning this when I win it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • jezpurr  on  December 13, 2016

    No I don't own any, but would love this book!!!^_^

  • Lyndaherman  on  December 13, 2016

    I do not, but I would love to have one !

  • matag  on  December 13, 2016

    Not yet

  • love2chow  on  December 14, 2016

    I have Beyond the Great Wall and would love to add to my collection!

  • Sailcocktail  on  December 15, 2016

    I have three of Naomi's books (Home Baking, Rice, and HSSS), and follow her on Twitter. Love the back-stories for the recipes.

  • MmeFleiss  on  December 15, 2016

    Seduction of Rice

  • Teruska  on  December 15, 2016

    I don't have any books by Naomi Duguid ~ YET!

  • catmommy9  on  December 15, 2016

    Not yet!

  • ckbkcollector  on  December 16, 2016

    Not yet, but this one looks great.

  • rosiekitty  on  December 16, 2016

    None yet, but I lust after this one.

  • ljskop  on  December 16, 2016

    I don't but I would love to.

  • fiarose  on  December 16, 2016

    no, i really, really would love to start my collection!

  • Hockeyluver2002  on  December 16, 2016

    So excited about this book, I have a very close friend who is Persian and I'd love to learn to cook traditional Persian.

  • centraljersey  on  December 16, 2016

    Don't have any of her books but would like to know more about Persian cooking after having enjoyed the Ottolenghi books. Time to expand a bit!

  • priyamaine  on  December 17, 2016

    Burma! Flatbread Flavors!

  • christineleong  on  December 17, 2016

    I don't have any of her books and would love to start with this one!

  • Nancith  on  December 17, 2016

    Don't have one yet, but love to read about food travels.

  • Lafauvette  on  December 17, 2016

    No but this one looks great.

  • Dmartin997  on  December 17, 2016

    No, but this one would be a good start.

  • Sofie168  on  December 17, 2016

    Not yet

  • t.t  on  December 17, 2016

    I have Hot Sour Salty Sweet and Burma

  • jlh39  on  December 18, 2016

    Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Burma, Beyond the Great Wall, Home Baking

  • Sfgordon  on  December 18, 2016

    not yet but I love her writing in Lucky Peach and other food publications

  • Deneenm  on  December 19, 2016

    I don't have any of her books but would be happy to add this to my shelves!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  December 19, 2016

    No, but I have always been curious about her Burma book.

  • bangss  on  December 20, 2016

    I don't, but this one looks great!

  • curafresh  on  December 21, 2016

    I'm not familiar with her but look forward to getting to know her work.

  • Sandi149  on  December 21, 2016

    I don't have any of her books, but I love Middle Eastern food!

  • thecharlah  on  December 22, 2016

    I do not, but several have long been on my wish list!

  • zschoppa  on  December 26, 2016

    I don't. I honestly wasn't aware of her before this giveaway.

  • rashaye  on  December 26, 2016

    Burma. Its a great book!

  • cookingwithboogie  on  December 27, 2016

    Burma – best cookbook on the country.

  • Moniquelfp  on  December 30, 2016

    Beyond the Great Wall
    Mangoes and Curry Leaves

  • JanScholl  on  December 31, 2016

    none yet but the Flatbreads one just went into my cart at Amazon.

  • TrishaCP  on  December 31, 2016

    I have all of her books except Flatbreads and Seductions of Rice. My fave is Burma- so many great recipes in that one!

  • percussion03  on  January 1, 2017

    Somehow, none! But this would be a lovely first.

  • dmass  on  January 4, 2017

    Not yet, but would love to start with this one.

  • lselke  on  January 4, 2017

    I have every one of Naomi Duguid's cookbooks. Seductions of Rice is my favorite, but I cook the long beans and pork recipe from Hot Sour Salty Sweet (substituting green beans) almost every week when green beans are in season.

  • soopsoop  on  January 4, 2017

    I don't have any of her books. That is not yet…

  • Lem9579  on  January 5, 2017

    Burma is one of my favorite books. Not only are the recipes great but the amount of history provided is an added bonus. I love her style of writing so hopefully Persia will be another delight.

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