Cookbook Giveaway – My Master Recipes

My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen with Dozens of Variations by Patricia Wells was written by the beloved cooking instructor and author to help build confidence in home cooks.

For more information on this title, please see our review post which shares a recipe for Ginger Almond Bars.

We are pleased to offer two 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?

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  • Joy001  on  March 9, 2017

    Roasted broccoli with lemon, mustard, garlic, and chile butter. Yum!

  • lebarron2001  on  March 9, 2017

    Blackberry and Raspberry Galette

  • lgroom  on  March 9, 2017

    I'll try the egg drop soup recipes first.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  March 9, 2017

    Steamed cod with rosemary and seaweed butter.

  • sgump  on  March 9, 2017

    I might try the walnut-cheddar quick bread: I always love a good quick-bread recipe. But I'd like to add that I'm THANKFUL for the EYB recipe indices. Based on its title, I would have expected this book to offer "basic" recipes: basic vinaigrette, marinara sauce, roast chicken, pound cake, that sort of thing. I wouldn't have been particularly interested, even though I admire Patricia Wells. So I was quite surprised that the recipes seem much more interesting and intriguing. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the meaning of "master" in the title? (The recipes in the index look more like *masterful* recipes to me.)

  • rchesser  on  March 9, 2017

    The Chickpea crêpe with fresh goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, and toasted pine nuts.

  • priyamaine  on  March 9, 2017

    blackberry and raspberry galette for sure–i long for summer!

  • alexswang  on  March 9, 2017

    Thin crust pizza with pork and fennel sausage

  • Globegal  on  March 9, 2017

    Summer peach clafoutis

  • davisesq212  on  March 9, 2017

    Roasted cherry tomato soup is what I would try.

  • jaelsne  on  March 10, 2017

    I'm intrigued by the very simple ingredient list for the artichoke soup.

  • nadiam1000  on  March 10, 2017

    Candied lemon quick bread with candied lemon and ginger butter – I love a good lemon poundcake, well almonst anything lemon, and the addition of a ginger butter sounds wonderful.

  • Karla123  on  March 10, 2017

    I just love using herbs in my cooking, and hummus is one of my favorite spreads. Combining the two loves is sure to make the "Herbed hummus" a winner.

  • lhudson  on  March 10, 2017

    Chicken with Tarragon and cream sounds good.

  • jenmacgregor18  on  March 10, 2017

    The steamed cod with rosemary & seaweed butter looks interesting.

  • vickster  on  March 10, 2017

    Clementine and Almond Clafoutis

  • Siegal  on  March 10, 2017

    Thin crust pizza sounds amazing

  • ravensfan  on  March 10, 2017

    Poached eggs

  • gjelizabeth  on  March 10, 2017

    The Four-Hour Citrus Braised Shoulder of Lamb, because her Bistro Recipes 7-Hour Leg of Lamb is fantastic!

  • sarahawker  on  March 10, 2017

    Thai crispy chicken with kaffir lime rice

  • ktwalla  on  March 10, 2017

    Blackberry Raspberry Galette

  • akbsmith  on  March 10, 2017

    spring pea and mint salad

  • Caypron  on  March 10, 2017

    I'd like to try the monkfish and polenta. Monkfish often gets overlooked by cooks. I like it.

  • AnnaZed  on  March 10, 2017

    I want to make Green bean and artichoke salad with hazelnut vinaigrette (page 3) from My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen with Dozens of Variations by Patricia Wells

  • Dmartin997  on  March 10, 2017

    The three apple with fresh rosemary galette looks good. I would love to try the galette dough.

  • tarae1204  on  March 10, 2017

    I read about the chocolate satin – sounds amazing!

  • amandacooks  on  March 10, 2017

    I would like to try the Honey-roasted squash with mozzarella, arugula salad, and tarragon chimichurri. It seems that so many recipes that feature fresh mozzarella also use summer produce, but this recipe sounds like something I could make now.

  • CapeCodCook  on  March 10, 2017

    My mouth is hankering for:
    Charred green bean and almond salad with smoky baba ghanoush

  • mpdeb98  on  March 11, 2017

    4 hour aromatic braised pork

  • landreotti  on  March 11, 2017

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs

  • rrwrites  on  March 11, 2017

    Cherries, peaches, and blackberries poached in elderflower-vanilla syrup

  • monique.potel  on  March 12, 2017

    Four-hour aromatic braised pork
    sounds heavenly i can almost smell it

  • lapetitebaker  on  March 12, 2017

    I would love to make the roasted thyme-infused figs with roasted fig sorbet.

  • hippiechick1955  on  March 12, 2017

    I'd have to try the chickpea crepe with fresh goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, and toasted pine-nuts. I'll have the Clementine and Almond clafoutis for desert. Hey, you have to have desert!

  • Girlfromthefuture  on  March 12, 2017


  • matag  on  March 13, 2017

    Ginger and almond bars

  • hillsboroks  on  March 13, 2017

    I would have to give the duck breast burgers a try – so different!

  • motherofpearl81  on  March 14, 2017

    MMM! Artichoke, zucchini, avocado, and green zebra tomato salad sounds delish!

  • sipa  on  March 14, 2017

    I sure could have you this recipe last week when I had beautiful flounder and gorgeous spinach. Steamed turbot with lemongrass, peas, and baby spinach

  • keelz23  on  March 15, 2017

    40 minute cheese pinwheel loaf sounds great!

  • agale723  on  March 16, 2017

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs

  • rosyannposy  on  March 16, 2017

    Yogurt Nougat Glace.

  • juazella  on  March 16, 2017

    Poached chicken breast salad with lemon and mint

  • RSW  on  March 17, 2017

    Spring Pea and Mint

  • skline  on  March 18, 2017

    I would love to try to make the Individual rose and raspberry pavlovas. Sounds delish.

  • Redheadedcook  on  March 18, 2017

    Chestnut honey squares

  • cocecitycook  on  March 18, 2017

    Four hour braised pork. Yum!

  • fiarose  on  March 19, 2017

    okay, can't just choose one, so i've given up. my tops: lemon verbena and rosemary poached apricots with almond crumble (oh my); grilled eggplant slices with asian sauce and scallions, roasted eggplant with harissa, fennel, and honey; thyme-roasted figs with roasted fig sorbet;
    chicken with eggplant, chickpeas, pine nuts, and garlic-yogurt sauce; polenta, jalepeno, and corn quickbread; seaweed quickbread; charred green bean and almond salad with smoky babaganoush; seaweed butter; cranberry, pistachio, and almond sourdough; ginger almond bars; honey, candied lemon, and almond bars; feta, onion, and mint frittata; zucchini blossom, goat cheese, mint frittata; spicy tomato marmalade; any of the cepe powders; socca! sorry for the novel, couldn't help myself!

  • Mariarosa  on  March 20, 2017

    The monkfish with polenta….

  • niniacedo  on  March 21, 2017

    The Poached chicken breast salad with lemon and mint

  • Kerreydp  on  March 21, 2017

    I'd make spring pea and mint salad

  • sipa  on  March 22, 2017

    I've been following Patricia Wells since her first book guide to Paris and I have almost all of her cookbooks and have read her memoir.

  • JenE  on  March 23, 2017

    I'd love to make the Fregola, white bean, and pumpkin minestrone for our family's Sunday dinners

  • skipeterson  on  March 24, 2017

    Thin crust pizza with pork and fennel sausage.

  • tangaloor  on  March 24, 2017

    The almond bar variations are what attracted me since I've got all kinds o almond meal from making almond milk

  • Alivings07  on  March 24, 2017

    Lemon verbena and rosemary poached apricots with almond crumble… sounds amazing!

  • kitchen_chick  on  March 24, 2017

    Provençal lamb daube with olives, mushrooms, and tomatoes

  • Meginn2003  on  March 24, 2017

    Asian meatballs

  • ejackson  on  March 24, 2017

    Roasted eggplant with harissa, fennel seeds and honey!

  • AdeleK  on  March 24, 2017

    There are many but since I am an herb lover I would love to try the poached apricots with Lemon Verbena

  • theheritagecook  on  March 24, 2017

    With Patricia's recipes, it is more than difficult to choose just one, but at first glance her Roasted Lemon and Thyme Chicken sounds heavenly!

  • Julia  on  March 24, 2017

    Thin crust pizza, several of the salads, the seasoned butters and salts.

  • camtncook  on  March 24, 2017

    Steamed corn on the cob with piment d'Espelette butter because corn season is coming before too long…

  • njk4  on  March 24, 2017

    truffel salt, and many of the other salt infused with flavor

  • cheftina888  on  March 25, 2017

    so many recipes to choose from and they all sound great. it 's hard to narrow it down but I would definitely make her sorbets and the Four-Hour Citrus Braised Shoulder of Lamb, with the kefir lime rice. and a nice salad to complement the food.

  • Laracat  on  March 25, 2017

    Chickpea crêpe with fresh goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, and toasted pine nuts

  • jlh39  on  March 25, 2017

    Artichoke soup; one of the tomato soup recipes – all sound good!

  • wilhelmterri  on  March 25, 2017

    artichoke soup!

  • djoh437938  on  March 25, 2017

    Roasted eggplant with harissa, fennel seeds and honey!

  • LindaYogi  on  March 25, 2017

    Vanilla butter! Maybe the easiest recipe in the book and I can just imagine how fabulous it will be!

  • debbielovesbooks  on  March 25, 2017

    Can't wait to try Spring Pea soup with goat cheese, radish, and dill.

  • sequoia55  on  March 25, 2017

    Ginger and almond bars = mmmmmmm!

  • edyenicole  on  March 25, 2017

    I like the spring pea and mint salad.

  • Nancith  on  March 25, 2017

    40 minute cheese pinwheel loaf–I want to start making more bread.

  • auntietina  on  March 26, 2017

    I want to try the Swiss potato galette

  • circ2000  on  March 26, 2017

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs

  • jim.windle  on  March 26, 2017

    Roasted beef ribeye steak with tarragon chimichurri

  • Debcancook  on  March 26, 2017

    The sorbet recipes are intriguing, especially the lemon verbena. I grow lemon verbena in my garden and am am always scouting for a new use for this citrusy herb.

  • banba1  on  March 26, 2017

    Blackberry and rasperry galette sounds amazing!

  • DFed  on  March 27, 2017

    Grilled eggplant slices with Asian sauce & scalions

  • bamato  on  March 27, 2017

    Whole roasted cauliflower with tarragon and lime butter sounds amazing. I'm also interested in reading about all of the flavored butters and oils.

  • kate  on  March 27, 2017

    walnut cheddar quick bread sounds great

  • betsyp  on  March 27, 2017

    So many, but I'll limit myself to what I would want to cook today, waiting between winter and spring. That would be: Artichoke Soup

  • JenJoLa  on  March 29, 2017

    Yellow tomato and toasted cumin soup. Although there were so so many that sounded delicious!

  • ldholakia  on  March 29, 2017

    Asian chicken and cilantro meatballs – sounds delicious!

  • mrp55  on  March 30, 2017

    Poached eggs.

  • Missdith34  on  March 30, 2017

    Roman "egg drop" soup with spinach (Stracciatella)

  • anastasiiap  on  March 30, 2017

    Multigrain quick bread

  • Katiefayhutson  on  March 31, 2017

    Salt cod brandade

  • imjammin2  on  April 2, 2017

    Roasted beef rib-eye steak with tarragon chimichurri

  • PennyG  on  April 2, 2017

    I'm always looking for uses for my Kaffir Lime Leaves (from my beautiful plant) so I would try Thai Crispy Chicken with Kaffir Lime Rice!

  • melmaren  on  April 7, 2017

    Spaghetti nests with cèpe mushroom cream sauce

  • t.t  on  April 8, 2017

    Roman "egg drop" soup with spinach (Stracciatella)

  • HerBoudoir  on  April 10, 2017

    Chocolate satin – with a name like that, can't go wrong

  • ejsimpson  on  April 10, 2017

    I would start off with the Turkey in a French Style. Though I saw many other things I would cook too!

  • thecharlah  on  April 10, 2017

    Thai crispy chicken with kaffir lime rice

  • RoseMGenuine  on  April 10, 2017

    The monkfish with polenta crust and capers.

  • rchreview  on  April 11, 2017

    I cook by the concept of 'master recipes' – options are good! I'd try the Stracciatella first – I love Roman Egg Drop Soup.

  • pwalker  on  April 12, 2017

    The ginger almond bars or the lemon curd. Tossing a coin! Ginger wins!


  • imaluckyducky  on  April 13, 2017

    40-minute cheese pinwheel loaf (

  • herby  on  April 14, 2017

    Asian chicken meatballs

  • Uhmandanicole  on  April 14, 2017

    Scallop carpaccio with lime-vanilla sauce

  • ToPieFor  on  April 16, 2017

    Yellow zucchini, Gruyère, and lemon thyme clafoutis

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