Cookbook Giveaway – Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights: Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea by John Gregory-Smith captures the glorious diverse food of Turkey.

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post which shares a recipe for those delicious borek shown on the book cover. 

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US.

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe in the index  would you try first?

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 at midnight on March 25, 2017

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  • sefardicook  on  February 21, 2017

    I'd like to try one of the borek recipes. I have a great collection of Turkish cookbooks, but this would be an important addition.

  • Kerreydp  on  February 21, 2017

    I'd try the poached eggs and yogurt recipe.

  • ballen  on  February 21, 2017

    Sardine croquettes

  • niniacedo  on  February 21, 2017

    I'd love to make the Honey Baklava

  • jr0717  on  February 21, 2017

    The spoon salad actually sounds really refreshing, and a nice addition to the table come warmer weather!

  • suzhecker  on  February 21, 2017

    I'd like to make the wild rice, kale, chilli and pomegranate salad!

  • jenmacgregor18  on  February 21, 2017

    Too many choices….but the Chilli salad looks good. I'd like to try my hand at Pomegranate jam too.

  • Mariarosa  on  February 21, 2017

    I'm looking at the Prawns with sun-dried tomatoes and butter….yum!

  • armymum13  on  February 21, 2017

    I can't pick just one!!!! I've made Pide before (yum!!) LOVE kofte!!! OHHHH Honey Baklava….. Or the Pomegranate Jam… but probably would want to try and make the Alacati Borek…

  • meggan  on  February 21, 2017

    Charred sumac and oregano chicken wings – heck yeah!

  • Mrs. L  on  February 21, 2017

    Prawns with sun-dried tomatoes and butter (and now I'm curious about Turkish Red Pepper Flakes).

  • RSW  on  February 21, 2017

    M's Basil Tabbouleh

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  February 21, 2017

    I love to make the lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken.

  • Rinshin  on  February 21, 2017

    Chargrilled squid with smoked aubergine

  • enassar  on  February 21, 2017

    Anything with eggplants and yogurt, probably two of my favourite ingredients.

  • margjohn  on  February 21, 2017

    I would love to try "Stuffed meaball köfte" (sic!). I have yet to find the perfect kofte recipe. (not sure if the typo is in the book or in the EYB).

  • Sunshine1  on  February 21, 2017

    Sardine Croquettes, Stuffed meatball, Eggplants, Chicken recipe with lemons and apricots. So hungry now!! All the recipes sound fabulous.

  • Barbara14  on  February 21, 2017

    there is almost too much choice – but if I have to bring it down to just one, I'd make Baked eggs and spinach. Sounds like a lovely light lunch/brunch dish.

  • TrishaCP  on  February 21, 2017

    One of the borek recipes.

  • rchesser  on  February 21, 2017

    Trabzon-baked cod

  • ravensfan  on  February 21, 2017

    Fisherman's stew

  • glennieglennie  on  February 21, 2017

    Personally, I would love to learn to make the dolmas or the kofte because they are my favorite to get from the shops around here (but I know my husband would go ga-ga over the poached eggs with yogurt and avocado dish!).

  • Uhmandanicole  on  February 21, 2017

    The charred squid with smoked aubergine sounds amazing. I've never cooked or eaten (to my knowledge) Turkish food before but I'm pretty sure that this will be the first thing I make!

  • lgroom  on  February 21, 2017

    I think I'd go with the cabbage dolma first.

  • sgump  on  February 21, 2017

    Granny's pilav looks delightful–particularly with the inclusion of chicken livers (in addition to the lovely spices, pine nuts, and the like).

  • JCBaldassare  on  February 21, 2017

    I almost bought this book for the black olive pulled lamb alone.

  • hillsboroks  on  February 21, 2017

    The Fisherman's Stew looks great!

  • annieski  on  February 22, 2017

    Artichoke & Olive Pride, sans chicken

  • lhudson  on  February 22, 2017

    Lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken

  • motherofpearl81  on  February 22, 2017

    I would like to try Turkish-style French toast

  • vickster  on  February 22, 2017

    Aubergine and Lamb Kofte

  • Siegal  on  February 22, 2017

    Baklava is my fav

  • keelz23  on  February 22, 2017

    I would love to try the cabbage dolma. Cabbage and lamb sounds delicious.

  • Ladyberd  on  February 22, 2017

    I'd try Baby octopus, tomato, olive and oregano salad – I love octopus and this sounds amazing!

  • comestible  on  February 22, 2017

    Sign me up for Char Grilled Squid with Aubergine.

  • gjelizabeth  on  February 22, 2017

    Poached eggs, yogurt and avocado, because I like eggs cooked in stuff and this sounds like a new approach.

  • Klinstrum  on  February 22, 2017

    I'd try the pomegranate beef skewers it everything sounds great.

  • Frenchfoodie  on  February 23, 2017

    The trabzon baked cod looks good to me, we usually have the ingredients in and it would be good to discover a new cod dish.

  • zarprey  on  February 23, 2017

    Everything looks amazing but I love french toast so the Turkish-style French toast (Yumurtali ekmek) seems like a good place to start!

  • dbielick  on  February 23, 2017

    Semolina lemon cake

  • hellmanmd  on  February 23, 2017

    The freekeh salad sounds good.

  • cocecitycook  on  February 23, 2017

    Turkish French toast

  • Lafauvette  on  February 23, 2017

    The butter bean recipe…I love butter beans!

  • rashaye  on  February 23, 2017

    Cabbage dolmas – I love stuffed anything!

  • sarahawker  on  February 23, 2017

    Beef, okra and lemon stew as I still have a lot of the okra bounty from last summer in the freezer!

  • SnarkyLarane  on  February 23, 2017

    Sardine croquettes sound interesting.

  • ninaarahgnis  on  February 23, 2017

    Sardine croquettes!

  • MeganGarcia  on  February 23, 2017

    Chicken shish

  • alexswang  on  February 23, 2017

    Charred sumac and oregano chicken wings

  • Sfgordon  on  February 24, 2017

    simit kebab with lamb and pistachio!

  • JenniferAnne  on  February 24, 2017

    The Calamari with tarator sauce sounds good — I love Calamari!

  • Dmartin997  on  February 24, 2017

    Definitely the walnut and pomegranate rice pudding. Looks wonderful.

  • tapeitzman  on  February 24, 2017

    Kale, spinach, pomegranate and walnuts

  • rrwrites  on  February 24, 2017

    blackened cauliflower or red pepper dip

  • hirsheys  on  February 24, 2017

    Aubergine and lamb kofte – two of my favorite foods, eggplant and meatballs!

  • Teruska  on  February 25, 2017

    Calamari with Tarator Sauce

  • Sofie168  on  February 25, 2017

    They all sound good!

  • AnnaZed  on  February 26, 2017

    I want to make Butter beans with sujuk (page 23)
    from Turkish Delights: Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea by John Gregory-Smith

  • zarprey  on  February 26, 2017

    Aubergine salad! I am always looking for new ways to use eggplant!

  • Joy001  on  February 26, 2017

    Classic Spoon Salad!

  • monique.potel  on  February 26, 2017

    everything is so tempting but
    Liver onions and sumac (Arnavut cigeri) atracted my gourmandise
    would love to try

  • Deneenm  on  February 27, 2017

    the lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken!

  • Teawench  on  February 28, 2017

    Spiced chicken and bulgur pilav with a crunchy walnut topping

  • kbennall  on  February 28, 2017

    Butter beans with Sujuk! Yummm.

  • Marcia1206  on  February 28, 2017

    The octopus salad! We can't get enough!

  • Elena Rose  on  March 2, 2017

    aubergine and lamb kofte

  • sarahcooks  on  March 3, 2017

    Red pepper dip! Red peppers, walnuts and dill? Yum!

  • agale723  on  March 3, 2017

    Chicken stuffed with spinach and cheese (page 151)

  • skline  on  March 4, 2017

    I would have to do a savory and a sweet….The Pomegranate Beef Skewers and the Honey Baklava.

  • t.t  on  March 4, 2017

    spinach pide

  • ToPieFor  on  March 4, 2017

    Herby courgette fritters

  • tmitra  on  March 4, 2017

    Lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken!

  • earthnfire  on  March 4, 2017

    Poached eggs, yogurt and avocado

  • PennyG  on  March 7, 2017

    Mussel Pilav!

  • bstewart  on  March 8, 2017

    The lemon and apricot cinnamon chicken sounds great!

  • verorenee  on  March 8, 2017

    Village pancakes

  • DimSumMamma  on  March 10, 2017

    Walnut pasta. I love walnuts!

  • rashaye  on  March 10, 2017

    Cabbage dolmas. I love them!

  • knitgirl86  on  March 10, 2017

    I'm planning to spend my winters in Turkey beginning next year, so I want to learn to cook all the food!

  • rennots  on  March 10, 2017

    Alacati borek

  • Lynled  on  March 10, 2017

    Baby octopus, tomato, olive and oregano salad sounds right up my alley!

  • Joy001  on  March 10, 2017

    Fried halloumi with herby salsa. I love Turkish food!

  • Su2cool  on  March 10, 2017

    The dish on the cover is enticing.

  • BarbaraM48  on  March 10, 2017

    Love the wild rice and kale salad.

  • Julia  on  March 10, 2017

    Aubergine salad.

  • CapeCodCook  on  March 10, 2017

    I want to try Alaçati Borek. They look so appetizing!

  • Nancith  on  March 10, 2017

    Orange and celeriac salad is different & sounds refreshing.

  • AsTheNight  on  March 11, 2017

    "Poached eggs, yogurt and avocado" – I love all three things, but never thought to combine them.

  • idylls  on  March 11, 2017

    Aubergine salad!

  • ojailyn  on  March 11, 2017

    Every turkish recipe is a delight…

  • fiarose  on  March 11, 2017

    literally any of the smoked aubergine recipes, but especially with chargrilled squid–or freekeh, pomegranate, black olive salad, or baby octopus, tomato, olive, oregano salad, or scallops with black pepper and thyme, or baked sea bass with raki, or fisherman's stew, or garlicky okra, or pepper dolma, or semolina lemon cake…oh my goodness

  • drb  on  March 12, 2017

    I'd like to try the Trabzon-baked cod. I've never cooked with preserved lemons and look forward to seeing how they combine with the black olives, tomatoes, and parsley.

  • imaluckyducky  on  March 12, 2017

    Alaçati borek

  • kitchen_chick  on  March 13, 2017

    Seared tuna, orange and caper salad! Three ingredients I love and go well together.

  • rosalee  on  March 13, 2017

    Pomegranate jam sounds delightful!

  • Lem9579  on  March 14, 2017

    Garlicky Okra.

  • kimtrev  on  March 15, 2017

    Alaçati borek

  • Karla123  on  March 15, 2017

    Love all the ingredients in this "Olive and herb salad."

  • akrupnick  on  March 15, 2017

    The butter beans. I've cooked from a lot of Turkish cookbooks, but haven't seen a recipe like that one.

  • sbh2006  on  March 15, 2017

    Turkish cuisine is my absolute favorite – I was lucky enough to take a class with Ozlem of Ozlem's Turkish Table and I have dozens of Turkish books. The baked eggs with spinach, tahin pekmez toast, and freekeh, yogurt, and spinach salad all sound amazing! Thank you EYB for another fantastic giveaway.

  • juazella  on  March 16, 2017

    Aubergine salad

  • southerncooker  on  March 17, 2017

    Cheesy beef köfte sounds good.

  • Redheadedcook  on  March 18, 2017

    Turkish French Toast

  • percussion03  on  March 18, 2017

    Fried halloumi with herby salsa

  • Dechen  on  March 20, 2017

    Turkish style French toast as well as the vegetable stew.

  • Aggie92  on  March 20, 2017

    Kebabs! Warm weather is right around the corner and I'm ready to fire up the grill.

  • ktwalla  on  March 24, 2017

    I'd like to try the pomegranate jam.

  • skipeterson  on  March 24, 2017

    Denizli aubergine dolma sounds interesting.

  • edyenicole  on  March 25, 2017

    I like the black sea pancake recipe

  • auntietina  on  March 26, 2017

    Pomegranate jam sounds delicious.

  • banba1  on  March 26, 2017

    I'm on a spring canning kick, and have all the supplies out, so I think I'd have to start with the pomegranate jam (plus I have more Meyer lemons that need to be used up!)

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