Cookbook Giveaway – Provence to Pondicherry

Provence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway from the incomparable Tessa Kiros is pleasure wrapped in words and photographs. Tessa’s books are journeys to glorious locales filled with beautiful people and food. I have almost all off her titles and working on procuring the few that I need.

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post which shares a recipe for Ashok’s Masala Prawns.

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 April 11th, 2017

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  • sipa  on  March 6, 2017

    I would try the Pissaladière.

  • Caypron  on  March 6, 2017

    Everything sounds interesting. However, since I'm sitting here considering what to do with an English beef roast, I'm thinking I'd love to try the Daube de Boeuf first. Then I'll graduate down the line – sides, salads, etc

  • monique.potel  on  March 6, 2017

    hello i would love to try Entrecôte à l'anchoïade

  • lebarron2001  on  March 6, 2017

    Ashok's Masala Prawns

  • Joy001  on  March 6, 2017

    Coconut payasam sounds delicious!

  • tapeitzman  on  March 6, 2017

    Morning Glory and Beef salad

  • heyjude  on  March 6, 2017

    I'd make Macaroni au Gratin to see how it compares to my go-to recipe.

  • dbielick  on  March 6, 2017

    Poulet Vallée d'Auge

  • sgump  on  March 6, 2017

    Love a hearty soup–and Joelle's soupe des habitants seems to be one!

  • sefardicook  on  March 6, 2017

    Without a doubt, I would love to try her pissaladiere.

  • danielis  on  March 6, 2017

    Defs the 'Macaroni au gratin' – can't go past a pasta bake!

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  March 6, 2017

    Barbecued lemongrass pork sounds intriguing.

  • lgroom  on  March 6, 2017

    Gratin de Pommes de Terre.

  • Siegal  on  March 6, 2017

    Macaroni au grautin!! Yum

  • kb_mw  on  March 6, 2017

    Pan bagnat. I've always wanted to try this.

  • PennyG  on  March 6, 2017

    Lemon Rice. I had it in India and would like to try this version!

  • AnnaZed  on  March 7, 2017

    I would like to make Tarte à la Tomate (page 22) from 'Provence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway' by Tessa Kiros

  • lhudson  on  March 7, 2017

    Lemon Rice sounds good.

  • niniacedo  on  March 7, 2017

    The Macaroni au gratin

  • Mosaica  on  March 7, 2017

    I'd make the Blettes au gratin –such a comforting & yummy dish.

  • gjelizabeth  on  March 7, 2017

    Poulet a l'ail, because I am always interested in the varied end results that can come from the different treatment of a few ingredients.

  • LarissaPrusak  on  March 7, 2017

    Pissaladière I would bake.

  • IslandgirlOK  on  March 7, 2017

    I love seafood, so I would make the Coquillage Gratinée.

  • sarahawker  on  March 7, 2017

    Sticky Rice with Coconut and Ginger, Everything in that sounds fantastic!

  • Kaseyvclark  on  March 7, 2017

    Tarte au citron!

  • landreotti  on  March 7, 2017

    Pondicherry chicken

  • sillyvy  on  March 8, 2017

    bun bo hue

  • ToPieFor  on  March 8, 2017

    Pondicherry chicken

  • rchesser  on  March 8, 2017

    Pots de crème au caramel

  • sbh2006  on  March 8, 2017

    All of them! I adore Tessa's cookbooks, and this one looks like another winner.

  • jemans  on  March 8, 2017

    Ohh, this is really testing my French! I'm intrigued by the tartes au citron, as I love making and pie or tart!

  • Karla123  on  March 10, 2017

    I find the spices in the "Vegetable curry with coconut milk" quite tempting.

  • tarae1204  on  March 10, 2017

    How about Gateau de patate douce (sweet potato cake)

  • amandacooks  on  March 10, 2017

    I enjoy making caramel and would love to try my hand at the coconut caramels.

  • mpdeb98  on  March 11, 2017

    Tarte au citron

  • ravensfan  on  March 11, 2017

    Tarte au citron

  • Uhmandanicole  on  March 13, 2017

    Daube de boeuf

  • jenmacgregor18  on  March 13, 2017

    poulet au mangue

  • DKennedy  on  March 13, 2017

    I would try the Crème glace nougat, crème Chantilly (page 48). The index is so intriguing, I am going on other sites to find out more about this book. Wow.

  • Lem9579  on  March 14, 2017

    Brinjal Curry. With all those spices it must be extremely tasty.

  • akrupnick  on  March 15, 2017

    Yum! I've been to all the places in this book and am excited to see the recipes together. I would try the barbecued lemongrass pork first and everything from Pondicherry (a very unusual place) next.

  • juazella  on  March 16, 2017

    Macaroni au gratin

  • RSW  on  March 17, 2017

    Tarte au Citron

  • Redheadedcook  on  March 18, 2017

    Coconut caramels. It was a tough one. I grew up w a French step mom that made great French food. I'd love this book.

  • cocecitycook  on  March 18, 2017

    Tarte au Citron sounds yummy!

  • fiarose  on  March 19, 2017

    i've always wanted to learn how to make bouillabaisse! and any of the curries look fantastic–coconut payasam especially.

  • Marcia1206  on  March 20, 2017

    The prawns and the Bouillabaise

  • Kerreydp  on  March 21, 2017

    I'd make coconut payasam.

  • Aproporpoise  on  March 22, 2017

    The Lemongrass Creme Caramel or the Che – Never tried Che before but I'm so curious!

  • JenE  on  March 22, 2017

    I love her cookbooks, the Ratatoule Creole is something I'd like to try right away having this cookbook

  • skipeterson  on  March 24, 2017

    Vegetable curry with coconut milk. Love vegetable coconut curry.

  • heyjude  on  March 24, 2017

    Moules au pistol

  • Meginn2003  on  March 24, 2017

    Vegetable curry

  • Mimiyork  on  March 24, 2017

    Lapin au thym et au pistou

  • Globegal  on  March 24, 2017

    Macaroni au gratin

  • clawri1  on  March 25, 2017

    Biettes au gratin sounds delicious !

  • cheftina888  on  March 25, 2017

    Definitely a meat dish. The french cooking is so rich and flavoraful. I would pick Poulet au poivron, fenouil et olives (chicken dish) or Daube de boeuf (beef dish), I never tried cooking a rabbit because I like to think of them as pets and not many stores carry them near me (at least I think so.)

  • jlh39  on  March 25, 2017

    Stove-top garlic and spice pork sounds delicious.

  • Dmartin997  on  March 25, 2017

    Everything looks wonderful but maybe would try the pot au feu de Laurent first.

  • Teruska  on  March 25, 2017

    First I would have to make the Lime Salt so I could make the Fried Squid with lime salt and pepper. Yum!

  • ktwalla  on  March 25, 2017

    I'd tried the Barbequed Lemongrass pork to start.

  • sequoia55  on  March 25, 2017

    The bouillabaisse sounds great!

  • edyenicole  on  March 25, 2017

    I'd make Pastis!

  • Nancith  on  March 25, 2017

    Iced coconut coffee seems very refreshing!

  • auntietina  on  March 26, 2017

    I think that Blettes au gratin sounds great.

  • jim.windle  on  March 26, 2017

    Entrecote a l'anchoiade

  • KristenRoberts  on  March 26, 2017

    Ratatouille Créole – but so many look good!

  • banba1  on  March 26, 2017

    Macaroni au gratin. I still haven't settled on a go-to recipe.

  • DFed  on  March 27, 2017

    Where do I start?!?! I LOVE Kiros' books! Sticky Rice with Coconut & Ginger looks good – I've been in a coconut rice mood lately

  • kate  on  March 27, 2017

    Pissaladiere–can't have too many versions of it!

  • EmilyR  on  March 28, 2017

    The aïoli, because I had some with the most amazing fries and steak when I was in Provence… but that sticky rice is a close second.

  • JenJoLa  on  March 29, 2017

    Samosas au thon. I'm a sucker for a good samosa.

  • Julia  on  March 29, 2017


  • Katiefayhutson  on  March 31, 2017

    Herbes de Provence

  • t.t  on  April 8, 2017

    Tarte au citron

  • TrishaCP  on  April 8, 2017

    Punch de coco!

  • ejsimpson  on  April 10, 2017

    I want to cook everything in this! But I would try Lapin au thym, ail et lardons first because I have a fresh lapin in my freezer.

  • Wende  on  April 10, 2017

    I would love to try the author's Pan Bagnat. Every recipe for it is different. I can;t wait to see the photos in this book. I have a couple of her books and the photos are exceptionally beautiful.

  • Execchef1225  on  April 10, 2017

    Ratatouille Créole Sound so comforting. Maybe a poached egg on top.

  • imaluckyducky  on  April 10, 2017

    Barbecued lemongrass pork

  • HokieCarrie  on  April 11, 2017

    There are too many to choose just one. Moules au cidre, crème brûlée passion et vanille, pots de crème au caramel, caramels au beurre salé arte au pommes… oh so many!

  • rchreview  on  April 11, 2017

    I don't cook much French food – but I never pass up a good Tapenade recipe.

  • bjamison01  on  April 13, 2017

    Poulet à l'ail….. si vous plait.

    Nothing like a whole roast chicken French recipe, especially if its for "les paresseux". ๐Ÿ™‚

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