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Friday, November 30, 2012

The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles Cookbook Giveaway, WW, 12/12

Bengali Five Spice Cookbook Winter has set in.

When that happens The Zoo hungers for a taste of something exotic, something filled with spice and wonder. It makes the sub-zero temperatures and shovelling that awaits us melt away.

In turn, I couldn't have been more excited to see my copy of "The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles" cookbook in my mailbox!

This book is more than just a cookbook. It takes you on a journey into the life of a Bengali kitchen, the tools and spice blends used, and the different cooking methods that make Bengali cuisine unique.

The author, Rinku Bhattacharya has added a touching glimpse into her life by sharing tidbits from her own history including a photo of her late father. The book's dedication; to the past, present and future really resonates with me.

With additional excerpts within each chapter such as "Widowhood and Influences on Bengali Cooking" and "Fishing for Love" you will always have something extra to read about while the inviting aromas fill your home with warmth.

There are so many great receipes that I've just touched the surface. The ones I have perused have me intrigued for sure. With over 20 recipes in the Rice and Bread chapter alone (over 180 recipes in the book overall), there are sure to be many to choose from.

I'm looking forward to cooking up something delicious in the coming days, which I'll share with all of you. Just the photos and story, not the food, unfortunately! In the meantime,

Enter to WIN a copy of Your Own!

Connect with Rinku via her Website, Facebook and Twitter.

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CONTEST DETAILS
Prize: One copy of "The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles" Cookbook authored by Rinku Bhattacharya.
Eligibility: WORLDWIDE (where the publisher ships).
Duration: The contest will run from Friday, November 30 until Wednesday, December 12, 2012, inclusive.
Shipping: Included in the prize.
Entry Method: Rafflecopter Form.
Disclosure: Journeys of The Zoo received a copy of this product that enabled us to complete this review.

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59 comments:

  1. Chickpea Flour Flatbreads with Cumin and Onions
    Jan

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  2. Shredded Chicken with Cilantro, Lime, Tomato and Bell Pepper

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  3. would love to try the Chapli Kababs – Flat and Spicy Ground Chicken Kababs

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  4. I remember Burfi from my early days growing up in a multicultural neighbourhood. I would like to try the Besan Burfi for Diwali!

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  5. All of it looks yummy, and I love learning to use new to me spices. I think I'd start with the roasted eggplant as it's a familiar food prepared in a different way.

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  6. I'd like to try the Lentil, Rice and Bay Scallop Pilaf with Spinach

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  7. Emily’s Red Wine and Sweet Sausage Pasta

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  8. I'd like to try the Chapli Kababs – Flat and Spicy Ground Chicken Kababs.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  9. I would try Guacamole with Grated Carrots
    http://cookinginwestchester.com/2011/09/guacamole-with-grated-carrots.html

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  10. ginger and garlic paste...I have always bought bottled, but would prefer the homemade oil-free version!

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  11. I would try something completely different like the Stir Fried Beetroot with Ginger, Lime and Toasted Spices – Beetroot Sabji

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  12. Beetroot Sabji! I haven't had beets for ages and I bought some today.

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  13. Chickpeas and Fish Pilaf! Yummers!

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  14. This was a very good article. I enjoyed reading it..Thanks.
    jANE rITZ
    jsritz@windstream.net

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  15. I love tomatoes so I'm going to try making the Intensely Tomato Pasta.

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  16. Id like to try Comfort Shells in a Tomato, Cheese and Fresh Herb Sauce.

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  17. I'd like to try the Chickpea and Fish Pilaf

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  18. flat breads any and all recipes.

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  19. I'd try the Zucchini and Onion Flatbreads...YUMMM!

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  20. I'd like to try the recipe for Bengali Sweet Pilaf. - Judith R.

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  21. like the Red Lentils with Cilantro and Tomatoes – Mooshurir Dal

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  22. Shrimp in a Garlic Sauce with Cilantro looks amazing!

    Mona Zavala xo

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  23. I'd like to try the Stir Fried Beetroot with Ginger, Lime and Toasted Spices – Beetroot Sabji!

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  24. I'd try Comfort Chickpea and Fish Pilaf – Memories of Black Cardamom.

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  25. Thai Inspired Salmon Salad

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  26. Char Roasted Eggplant Puree :)

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  27. I love cooking with herbs and spices so there probably won't be a recipe I don't try at least once. The book looks so good thank you for the giveaway

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  28. I would want to try Shredded Chicken with Cilantro, Lime, Tomato and Green Bell Pepper

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  29. Missy Roti – Chickpea Flour Flatbreads with Cumin and Onions

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  30. Looks delicious! I'd love to try the coconut tumeric rice, and fingers crossed there's a recipe for chai in there. :-)

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  31. There are a ton we'd like to try, I just kept going and finding one after another but since you want me to pick one I'm going with the Chickpea Flour Flatbreads with Cumin and Onions

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  32. From this book I'd like to try the Anglo Indian style coconut turmeric rice

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  33. I would like to try the Muttai Kari – Egg Curry with Garlic, Tamarind and Curry Leaves.

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  34. Red Lentils with Cilantro and Tomatoes – Mooshurir Dal

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  35. I`d like to try the Chapli Kababs – Flat and Spicy Ground Chicken Kababs

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  36. I'd like to try the Tuvar Ki Dal, it looks yummy!

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  37. I`d like to try the Chapli Kababs – Flat and Spicy Ground Chicken Kababs

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  38. I would try Red Lentils with Cilantro and Tomatoes – Mooshurir Dal

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  39. Red lentils with cilantro and tomatoes or anything with cilantro

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  40. Chickpea Flour Flatbreads with Cumin and Onions. mmm roti.

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  41. I'd like to try the Bulgur Coated Crispy Fried Fish.

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  42. the thai salmon salad looks good

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  43. The Red Lentils with Cilantro and Tomatoes – Mooshurir Dal.

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  44. Shredded Chicken with Cilantro, Lime, Tomato and Bell Pepper

    nicole fleming
    ebayfinatic@yahoo.ca


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  45. Chili Garlic Hakka Shrimp – Pan Fried Shrimp In a Spicy Tossed Sauce

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  46. Chapli Kababs – Flat and Spicy Ground Chicken Kababs.

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  47. there is so many i would like to try but first would be this Alu Posto – Bengali Potatoes in a Poppy Seed Paste

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  48. Maple Red Lentil Bars with Ginger and Cardamom

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  49. Honestly, those Bengali Potatoes sound wonderful!

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  50. I wanna try Shredded Chicken with Cilantro, Lime, Tomato and Bell Pepper
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  51. Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win A Copy Of
    "The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles"Cookbook By Rinku Bhattacharya.
    In Response To Your Requirement To Visit Cooking in Westchester
    and leave a comment stating which recipe you'd like to try.
    I Would Like To Try The Challenge Tea Bars
    And Simple and Flavorful-Bulgur Coated Crispy Fried Fish Recipes.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!!

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