Around the Table – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/AU/NZ giveaway to win a copy of Around the Table: Delicious Food for Every Day by Julia Busuttil Nishimura.

The author started her blog Ostro in 2014 and has steadily gained a strong and loyal following for her uncomplicated, seasonal food. As an Australian of Maltese descent and a fluent Italian speaker, who is married to a Japanese man, Julia expertly brings together a broad range of cuisines and culinary influences using the very best produce available. Her style is relaxed and graceful and her food simple, yet elegant.

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is the author of Ostro: The Pleasure That Comes from Slowing Down and Cooking with Simple Ingredients (review 2017); A Year of Simple Family Food: Delicious Recipes to Feed Your Family Through the Seasons (review 2020) and this year’s Around the Table: Delicious Food for Every Day. Her books are beautiful and share comforting, approachable food.

Her latest offering features recipes that range from quick, flavourful meals for busy weeknights to simple indulgences for summer feasts and perfectly matches dishes to time and place. It includes recipes laden with personal meaning – Mediterranean classics from Italy and Malta, and Japanese dishes Julia has learned from her husband, Nori – that will soon become favourites around your table, too.

The following recipes are available online for you to try now:

The online recipes above are reflective of her husband’s Japanese heritage but the book is also filled with dishes that embrace the Mediterranean. For instance, in the Northern Italian Winter chapter you will find dishes for Pumpkin tortelli, Cabbage & bacon soup with grilled fontina sandwiches and Apple & ricotta frittelle.

With Julia, you will experience dishes that feel like love – Miso-caramel apple pudding, Celeriac & apple soup with garlic-thyme croutons and Sage, potato & pancetta galette. There are a wealth of gorgeous photos including those that focus on Julia in the kitchen so that you can imagine yourself there basking in her warmth and delicious flavors.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing two copies of this title in our promotion (one for a US member and another for AU/NZ). Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • Leonard5854  on  September 14, 2022

    Weeknight lemon chicken

  • VirginiaJoe  on  September 14, 2022

    Jammy breakfast buns

  • sarahawker  on  September 14, 2022

    Peach custard tart

  • jlg84  on  September 14, 2022

    Ħobż biz-żejt

  • matag  on  September 14, 2022

    Fried stuffed zucchini flowers & sage leaves

  • kmn4  on  September 14, 2022

    Sausage, cannellini bean & cavolo nero soup

  • Lepa  on  September 14, 2022

    I have this book already so I’m not entering the giveaway but wanted to weigh in and encourage others to buy her books. They are so lovely (I read them in bed) and the recipes are all good but the baking recipes are exceptionally wonderful. I just love her books and even paid extra to order an early copy from Australia!

  • thecharlah  on  September 14, 2022

    Okonomiyaki – as we like it

  • LSanders  on  September 15, 2022

    Mushroom gyoza with seasoned bean sprouts

  • ravensfan  on  September 15, 2022

    Jammy breakfast buns

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  September 15, 2022

    Stuffed flatbreads: spinach & feta filling

  • rchesser  on  September 15, 2022

    Jammy Breakfast Buns

  • jezpurr  on  September 15, 2022

    Ricotta & orange olive oil cake!!!^_^

  • DarcyVaughn  on  September 15, 2022

    Ħobż biz-żejt

  • charlakins  on  September 15, 2022

    I’m making the Japanese braised chicken with root vegetables tonight!

  • rkosully  on  September 16, 2022

    Stuffed flatbreads: spinach & feta filling

  • roxlet  on  September 16, 2022

    mushroom goyza

  • sarahteertzah  on  September 16, 2022

    Mushroom udon

  • banba1  on  September 16, 2022

    Saffron currant buns

  • Roosta  on  September 16, 2022

    Summer sweetcorn soup with scallops

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  September 16, 2022

    Cabbage & bacon soup with grilled Fontina sandwiches

  • inflytur  on  September 17, 2022

    Saffron currant buns

  • virjeania  on  September 17, 2022

    Stuffed flatbreads: spinach & feta filling

  • jus062  on  September 17, 2022

    Miso chilli pork belly with daikon & carrot salad

  • clairew137  on  September 18, 2022

    jammy breakfast buns

  • t.t  on  September 18, 2022

    Saffron currant buns

  • demomcook  on  September 18, 2022

    Panna cotta with roasted nectarines & blueberries

  • teamkies  on  September 18, 2022

    Okonomiyaki – as we like it

  • dbielick  on  September 18, 2022

    My shokupan loaf (or rolls)

  • a1apple  on  September 20, 2022

    Chicken & Leek Pie

  • sayeater  on  September 20, 2022

    Conchiglioni with silverbeet & ricotta

  • Laura1  on  September 20, 2022


  • Shelley.b  on  September 21, 2022

    apple and sour cherry strudel

  • chromiumman  on  September 21, 2022

    the saffron currant buns

  • hillsboroks  on  September 23, 2022

    Fish and Tarragon Pie with Parmesan Pastry

  • mph993  on  September 24, 2022

    Rye olive oil crackers with goat’s cheese

  • amweeks  on  September 24, 2022

    I’d make the Gnocchi alla Sorrentina!

  • Jellyfish  on  September 24, 2022

    Double ginger cake

  • saregama  on  September 26, 2022

    Ricotta & orange olive oil cake

  • jd5761  on  September 26, 2022

    Chicken and Leek Pie for me

  • GregH  on  September 27, 2022

    Potato & octopus salad

  • debbiehb  on  September 27, 2022

    Stuffed flatbreads: spinach & feta filling

  • betsyradelow  on  September 30, 2022

    agedashi dōfu

  • v.t  on  October 3, 2022

    Leek & feta tart

  • cellenly  on  October 4, 2022

    agedashi tofu

  • mpdeb98  on  October 5, 2022

    Apple & sour cherry strudel

  • MarciK  on  October 6, 2022

    Sage, potato & pancetta galette

  • oduong930  on  October 6, 2022

    Mushroom gyoza with seasoned bean sprouts

  • ChicagoJen  on  October 7, 2022

    Maritozzi – we are going to Rome soon and I can’t wait to try these for breakfast. Never thought to make them at home, despite being a frequent break baker!

  • Cjennings  on  October 7, 2022

    Jammy breakfast buns

  • elysedc  on  October 7, 2022

    mushroom gyoza with seasoned bean sprouts!

  • totoro415  on  October 8, 2022

    stuffed flatbreads

  • BMeyer  on  October 8, 2022

    weeknight lemon chicken

  • CheesyKranskyLove  on  October 10, 2022

    Everything looks great but I’m particularly into the Weeknight lemon chicken

  • RickPearson54  on  October 10, 2022

    peach custard tart

  • RSW  on  October 10, 2022

    Japanese braised chicken with root vegetables

  • EmilyR  on  October 11, 2022

    apple and sour cherry strudel

  • JEWGAL777  on  October 14, 2022

    Apple and sour cherry strudel.

  • AnnaZed  on  October 15, 2022

    Mushrooms on toast with torta del Casar cheese

  • PeavineBlues  on  October 21, 2022

    Mushroom gyoza with bean sprouts

  • mlin  on  October 22, 2022

    Pumpkin tortelli

  • HomespunHouse  on  October 23, 2022

    apple and sour cherry strudel

  • NatalyaM  on  October 25, 2022

    Mushroom gyoza with seasoned bean sprouts sound so delicious.

  • hettar7  on  October 26, 2022

    chicken and leek pie

  • Dannausc  on  October 28, 2022

    Ruffled milk pie

  • laurentipton  on  October 29, 2022

    Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

  • roseryan1972  on  October 30, 2022

    Sumac prawns with lemon and garlic

  • orchidlady01  on  October 31, 2022

    Sausage, cannellini bean & cavolo nero soup

  • Sand9  on  October 31, 2022

    Lemon Mascapone Tart x

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  November 4, 2022

    stuffed flatbread!

  • infotrop  on  November 4, 2022

    Hazelnut & polenta lemon drizzle cake

  • avonleajules  on  November 4, 2022

    jammy breakfast buns

  • aligiraffe  on  November 4, 2022

    Stuffed flatbreads: spinach & feta filling (

  • mightymhk  on  November 4, 2022


  • fmd518  on  November 4, 2022

    Saffron currant buns

  • nalla69  on  November 4, 2022

    Stuffed flatbreads

  • Jellyfish  on  November 5, 2022

    Saffron currant buns

  • VanessaJ  on  November 5, 2022

    shokupan loaf (or rolls)

  • Sawalkerflinders  on  November 5, 2022

    Peach custard tart

  • pepperfool  on  November 8, 2022

    Apricot & vanilla jam

  • JenjiD  on  November 8, 2022

    Saffron currant buns

  • littleliv  on  November 8, 2022

    Ricotta and Orange Olive Oil cake

  • Lora724  on  November 9, 2022

    I’d love to make Roast carrot salad.

  • bkwrms78  on  November 12, 2022

    The Pasta alla norma sounds delish!

  • Karla123  on  November 12, 2022

    Roast fennel & orange salad!

  • Cjennings  on  November 12, 2022

    Apple & ricotta fritelle

  • jd5761  on  November 14, 2022

    Jammy Breakfast Buns for me

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