Cookbook Giveaway – Ima Cuisine

Ima Cuisine: An Israeli Mother’s Kitchen by Yael Shochat with David Cohen was published last year in New Zealand where Middle Eastern food is gaining popularity.

For more information on these cookbooks, please see our review post,  which also shares a recipe for a Pear and Ginger Upside-Down Cake.

We are pleased to offer one copy of this title in our giveaway open to our EYB Members in New Zealand and Australia only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which 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 August 5th.

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  • GillB  on  June 29, 2017

    Blitzes have always intrigued me so would love to try

  • Bridie  on  June 29, 2017

    Easy! upside down pear and ginger cake – you have picked one of my biggest weaknesses for a recipe…

  • drewdeakin  on  June 29, 2017

    I'm a regular to IMA and I adore their Hot cross buns when it's easter time, It would be amazing to be able to make these at home.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  June 29, 2017

    Danish pastry

  • Siegal  on  June 29, 2017

    Sabich sandwich!! Or maybe malawach

  • motherofpearl81  on  June 29, 2017

    Middle Eastern eggs sound yummy!

  • lizr  on  June 29, 2017


  • abihamm  on  June 29, 2017

    Fig and Camembert tart

  • rrwrites  on  June 29, 2017

    Bourekas as a meal!

  • luccio  on  June 29, 2017

    I love Shakshukah, always interested to try new versions…!

  • CC.cooks  on  June 29, 2017

    The Orange and Vanilla Danish would be my first choice

  • laineylx  on  June 29, 2017

    I love the sound of the Fig and Camembert Tart!

  • FieryItalian  on  July 1, 2017

    Jam doughnuts

  • davisesq212  on  July 1, 2017

    I would first try the Lemon and garlic roast chicken !!!

  • GregH  on  July 2, 2017


  • Korenm  on  July 3, 2017

    Tomato and feta scrolls.

  • keelz23  on  July 3, 2017

    I would try the watermelon and feta salad.

  • sarahawker  on  July 3, 2017


  • Cattyb  on  July 3, 2017

    I'd like to try the Moussaka – it's cold here in Melbourne and something warm and comforting sounds like a plan!

  • lhodder2016  on  July 4, 2017

    Sfogliatelle for the theatre of eating them and ma'amoul for the memories they'll reignite of my childhood in Egypt during the Ramadan fasting and feasting period!

  • matag  on  July 4, 2017

    Brick lane hot beef sandwich

  • jdub1371  on  July 7, 2017

    Balkan omelet! Being an egg lover, I tend to gravitate towards egg recipes.

  • Lrc_nz  on  July 7, 2017

    Mm middle eastern eggs- yum

  • IngridO  on  July 7, 2017

    Bourekas… definately

  • nelsonjaybear  on  July 7, 2017

    Three rice Salad

  • Juli  on  July 7, 2017

    It would be a salad, at this time of year it would have to be the grilled carrot and feta salad ๐Ÿ™‚

  • phylliscaroline  on  July 7, 2017

    I love any type of spice-laden chicken and rice but to try something completely new I might first bake the rhubarb custard cake. And then maybe the Matluch because I love stewed pepper side dishes.

  • Dmartin997  on  July 7, 2017

    Summer berries cheesecake

  • AnnaZed  on  July 8, 2017

    Brioche dough (page 60)

  • bohfive  on  July 8, 2017

    I'd cook the grilled carrot salad – would work for a winter salad

  • Gneissspice  on  July 8, 2017

    Shakshuka is my favorite food of all time. But, I think I'd try the Fattoush with Grilled Halloumi to mix it up.

  • teaparty  on  July 9, 2017

    Middle Eastern Eggs, and all the other egg recipes – my hens are very productive at the moment

  • daniellespinato1  on  July 10, 2017

    Tomato and feta scrolls (although the caramel apple scrolls sound tasty, too!).

  • sequoia55  on  July 11, 2017

    Upside down pear and ginger cake

  • dmass  on  July 23, 2017

    I love Falafels, so I would try the Falafel in a Pita first.

  • Shelley.b  on  July 25, 2017


  • poneill  on  July 27, 2017

    Jam doughnuts (Sufganiyot)

  • laney_cooks  on  July 27, 2017

    Fig and Camembert tart

  • obbigttam  on  July 27, 2017

    Middle Eastern Chicken & Rice – the ingredients alone get my mouth watering lol.

  • kerrin1976  on  July 27, 2017

    It would have to be cinnamon twists or maybe jam doughnuts. They all sound so good.

  • Cmandicos  on  July 28, 2017

    I would love to try Shushbarak-with-cauliflower-and-yoghurt p216.
    It is a tempting combination.

  • TheSpicedLife  on  July 29, 2017


  • orchidlady01  on  July 30, 2017

    My mom liked to make homemade Pickles and Mayonnaise.

  • rosalee  on  August 2, 2017

    The Fattoush with fried haloumi is making my mouth water

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