Christmas Giveaway at Lisa's Kitchen

I recently discovered that Madhur Jaffrey has come out with a new cookbook entitled "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey." I own several of her cookbooks, including "Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking", "Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian" and "Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking", among others. I was curious about her latest collection and without even having a chance to browse through the book before ordering it online, I bought two copies, thinking I would give the second copy as a gift, or use it for a giveaway to thank all of my readers for their loyal support.

Though her latest cookbook is not vegetarian, there are plenty of tempting and healthy dishes for vegetarians and vegans to try and enjoy. Those that fancy meat and fish will also not be disappointed. The curious cook will find recipes for spice blends, starters, soups, vegetables, dals, grains, condiments, drinks and even desserts. One of the most appealing aspects of Ms. Jaffrey's books is that she makes Indian cuisine accessible and easy for those inexperienced with traditional Indian cooking and for those who are more familiar with Indian techniques, the possibilities to created unique and wholesome dishes are endless. All of her recipes can be made with ease without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Her descriptions of Indian traditions and cooking techniques are invaluable and the personal anecdotes are charming. Well written and beautifully presented, this is certainly a volume you will want to add to your cookbook collection.

Soon I will be sharing her recipe for Chickpeas with Mushrooms which turned out beautifully.

I've decided to offer my readers a chance to win this cookbook. For a chance to win simply leave a comment in the comment section by the 25th of December. I will ship out the book to the winner of the random draw in the New Year. Because of postage costs, I am sorry but this giveaway contest is only open to residents of Canada and the US.

61 comments:

Sue said...

For some reason, I don't own any of her cookbooks. And that's an oversight that I'll need to rectify, and soon. I do love Indian food, and not just because it's always so flavorful *and* vegetarian! :)

(LOL at the copyright, btw. First time I actually paid attention to that! You go!)

Jan said...

I truly enjoy your website. I have tried many of your recipies and find them to be excellent.

Thanks for sharing all of your recipies and knowledge...

Jan Zeller

bwp1984 said...

I would love a copy! My wife and I are always trying to perfect Indian food, but it never comes out as good as it should.

Kelsey said...

I know my roommates would love if I had another indian cookbook! Thanks for your great blog.

Anne B. said...

I saw her on Martha Stewart cooking from this cookbook....sounded really yummy! Thanks for a chance to win!

Radhika @ foodfor7stages said...

I only had success trying her recipes. She inspires me a lot.

Roxan said...

Oh, I hope to win this! I have her world vegetarian cookbook and absolutely love it.

Darla said...

I so love your blog and fantasize about all the yummy dishes! Someday perhaps cooking will be high on my priority list...maybe just for a week...and I will explore my favorite recipes for Chickpeas!!!! Meanwhile, it's usually rice in the cooker with steamed veggies on top; simple.

Carleen Brice said...

Am way interested in this! Would love to win a copy. Thanks!

Soma said...

I adore Madhur Jaffrey!! She is so good.

Lisa I have been wanting to write to you. Hopefully can make it by this weekend.

Hugs
Soma

Lisa said...

I would love to hear from you Soma!

Nancy said...

I have her other cookbooks, too, and use them all the time. I'd love to have this one.

asides said...

Sounds like a great cookbook. Count me in on the give a way.

Priya said...

Lovely giveaway...would love to become a happy owner of this book, but unfortunately am living either in US & Canada..

katie said...

I recently got my notoriously picky girlfriend to try Indian food and she loved it. It would be great to have this cookbook to get her to try even more recipes!

Roger said...

I really like experimenting with this type of cooking and love the tastes and textures. Thanks for bringing this to light!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy of this cookbook!

Thanks for the giveaway!

alias2003(AT)lycos(DOT)com

Dee said...

Madhur Jaffrey's recipes are the best. Happy Holidays!

Lisa said...

Thanks for all of the responses so far. Just a quick note that I don't have emails or contact info for some of those who have left comments, so if you win the giveaway, I won't know how to contact you. Please provide an email address with your comment if you don't have a blog.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Of course dear, I sooooooooo want to get that book :)

my email id is priya.mitharwal@gmail.com

Malini R said...

Hi Lisa - This is my first time on your blog and I'm going to be here for a while. Added you to my bloglinks so I get your updates more regularly.
Malini from Roz ka Khana (www.rozkakhana.com)

Pamela Keener said...

I love cookbooks and finding new to me recipes. This is a new to me author & I would love to win this book.

Sareberry said...

Yay! Love Madhur Jaffrey and love this blog!

Ivy said...

What a lovely gesture to buy two books, one for your readers. Postages do cost a lot of money but can we participate and give the book to a friend living in the United States or Canada?

swapna said...

love ur space for healthy vegetarian cooking...would love to win!!

nancy elstad said...

I would love to try this cookbook! Thanks for doing this!
Nancy

Lisa said...

Yes, of course Ivy.

Anonymous said...

I love cooking Indian food and Madhur Jaffrey's recipes are fabulous.

Happy Holidays to you!

Diane

Nupur said...

I love Madhur Jaffrey's recipes- how fun that she found the time to write yet another cookbook.

You're very sweet to give away a copy!

Laura's mom said...

This is a great give away. I made one of her recipes with butternut squash, chickpeas and couscous. I absolutely love it and have made it repeatly. I would love to try her other recipes.

snackpig said...

ooh, I don't own any of her cookbooks yet.

rachelle said...

oo i would love to try some sri lankan recipes. i'm not sure if i'm eligible to win a copy - i'm in london, UK!! love your blog though so many delicious dishes!!thanks.

Johanna GGG said...

sounds like I should give her another try - I actually have a book by Madhur Jaffrey that I have never cooked from - so I am not too bothered that I am not eligible - I actually have found indian recipes online more accessible for me - not sure why

Lisa said...

Do give her another try Johanna. The recipes are so easy to follow and the results are never disappointing. She has long been an inspiration to me.

Joanne said...

Lisa what an awesome giveaway! I don't comment much but I'm always reading and Madhur Jaffrey is a favorite of mine!

Brittany said...

I love her! I have her world of the east vegetarian cookbook - it is so educational and fun. Would love to see what her newer books are like.

Brett said...

I really like her earlier book "Eastern Vegetarian Cooking". Highly recommended (though not for people who need pretty pictures in their cookbooks - it doesn't have those - recipes are fab though).

(Not writing to enter your competition - I am not in North America - but just writing to rave about a favourite cookbook.)

heycanihavethat said...

I keep meaning to get a copy of this!

amee said...

just came across this blog from Bittersweet6. THanks for sharing!

dena said...

Pick me! Pick me to win a cookbook! Please?

janet said...

Two copies! I love how you are sharing one. I have been trying to incorporate more Indian cooking into my repertoire, and I love to try it with cookbooks that don't call for "curry powder". This would be perfect. :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Happy Holidays Lisa..Love Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian. Would love to have her latest book.

Smitha

Cheryl said...

Love your blog & would love to win the book.

Susan said...

Lovely choice. B/C I am a personal friend, I am not eligible to win, but I do have a number of Jaffrey's books which have all been positive additions to my vast cookbook collection. : )

Delightful D said...

Sounds like a yummy book to own!

Lana said...

I gave My Quick and Easy Indian Cooking to my daughter when she got her first apartment in college this past August.
I would love to own this book, because M.J. is an icon of Indian recipes and traditions.
Thanks.

pretensesoup said...

Oooh, I'd love to win a Jaffrey book. I'm not a big cookbook person in general (I get my recipes off blogs like this most of the time :) ) but for her I'd make an exception.

My email address is platoeatssouls(at)gmail.com.

cpullum said...

I love cookbooks it's my weekend hobby!
carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I love your recipe blog, and I could always use another cookbook!!

Ritsin said...

Hi Lisa, just discovered your blog and loving it. Big fan of Madhur's recipes that you include here so would love to win the book.

(Used to live in SW Ontario and don't miss the lake effect snowstorms!)

Ritsin said...

adding my email
ritsin44@hotmail.com

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Hello Lisa,
I have always been lucky on your blog as far as wins are concerned :)So So want this book.Happy Holidays to you and your family
Cheers

Gloria Graham, AKBD said...

I think I'm ready for one more Indian cookbook and this looks like a good one. Hope I win!

moonsword said...

I came across her recipe for Chickpea Flour Pizza with Tomato and Parmesan...I'd love to have her cookbook!

Andrea H said...

I agree with all the posters that your website is great! I'd love to win the cookbook!

Andrea
skidownthehill at yahoo dot com

Hannah said...

I've been wanting to add one of her books to my collection. I love your site and, of course, love Indian food. Merry Christmas :)
(hcw.wilkes(at)gmail(dot)com)

brian said...

I love her world vegetarian cook book. I have been working in the food service industry for 25 years and World Vegetarian has helped me offer tasty and nutritious vegetarian options for my guests. I enjoy your web site as well. I've tried several of your recipes and look forward to trying many more. Thanks for the site.
Brian

ladydi115 said...

I have drooled over her cookbooks at the library and would love to have one for home. I'm always looking for good vegetarian recipes and we love indian food.

spike said...

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend one of Madhur's cooking demonstrations - loved every minute of it. I'd love the opportunity to have this book!

Anonymous said...

I love the site. I'm vegetarian so it is nice to see something fully focused and versatile! My husband grew up in India. It would be great to have a cookbook to help me recreate his favorite dishes!

Lisa said...

I will be offering another giveaway soon. I am going to ask readers to post their favorite Indian creations and will send a random winner a copy of 660 Curries.