05 December 2014

Christmas Giveaway Bonana #5 - Three Coffee Table Cookbooks

For my fifth giveaway I'm offering one lucky readers three gorgeous coffee table cook books.


Perisana by Sabrina Ghayour  

“Middle Eastern cookery is often shrouded in mystery – it’s the stuff of Arabian nights. It is perceived as exotic and unknown. But this is not a true reflection of the simple and honest cuisine that it is. Perhaps the misconception is due to something being lost in translation… if a dish has a Persian, Turkish or Arabic name, you might think ‘Well, that must be really hard to make…’ when, in essence, there is little complexity involved in many of the recipes. No mess, no fuss, just simple and delicious food – that’s what I like to eat, that’s what I like to cook for my family and friends and that’s just what I want to share with you. I hope this book shows you that the food, flavours and ingredients of the Middle East are accessible and uncomplicated, and therefore far more achievable than you might have previously believed.” 

– Sabrina Ghayour  


Make Mine a Martini by Kay Plunkett-Hogge  

’A Martini is made with gin. A Vodka Martini is made with vodka. Apple Martinis are an abomination. That is all.’ 

- Kay Plunkett-Hogge

"Make Mine a Martini rounds up 80 of Kay's favourite cocktails and 50 delicious canapés to create this chic little guide to drinks, eats and planning the perfect party!



A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry

“I have undergone a change of appetite. I’m eating better, I feel better, I have more energy. My way forward has been to reduce refined carbohydrates and significantly increase the range of veg I eat. You might use the knowledge in this book and settle on a slightly different path. Even if you’re not bothered about health you’ll eat deliciously. The biggest surprise in making this change has been how much friends and family like the food. There are lots of big front-of-mouth flavours in these dishes, such as chilli, ginger and lime, the kind of thing you want when you aren’t eating starchy or rich food. It’s food that makes you feel revitalized and energetic. Deprivation is not on the menu. If you cook the dishes in this book you’ll eat really well and happily and you shouldn’t notice that you’re eating more ‘healthily’; neither will your friends, on being served any of the menus, think you’ve become a health food nut. This is good food for people who love eating. It’s a happy bonus that it’s good for you as well.”

—Diana Henry


Would you like to win all three books?

To enter leave me a comment telling me where you like to read cookbooks and enter via the raffleopter box below. This giveaway will run until the 27 December 2014  and is open to my UK readers.


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120 comments:

  1. I like to sit on the sofa and read through any new cookery books before I start to use them for cooking with.

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  2. i love getting inspiration for new dishes

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  3. At the kitchen table

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  4. Often in my conservatory throughout the day or in bed at night!

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  5. I like to read on the sofa with a nice cuppa

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  6. In the living room, passing them between me and my husband every time one of us spots a dish we fancy

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  7. Those are some lovely books!

    Katie xoxo

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  8. in the living room chillin on the couch

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  9. Mostly in bed.i like to get cosy with them at night before I lay down.

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  10. I don't know if this published because my Internet conked out half way through! I was trying to say I like to read them all cosied up in bed before I lie down.

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  11. Mostly in the living room sitting down with a drink & a cookbook

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  12. Either in the sitting room, choosing, or in the kitchen, for inspiration

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  13. By the fire at this time of year!!

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  14. I Like reading them anywhere cozy with a nice cup of tea and a pack of post it notes to label all my fav recipes.

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  15. I like to read them in bed and plan for the next day- I like to read them when i am hungry as I am then more creative in my cooking!!!

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  16. i read them on the sofa, usually veruy hungry after

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  17. Don't have a particular place...living room, kitchen table, in bed- but I do like some peace & quiet & a mug of tea.

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  18. claire elizabeth nokeSaturday, 06 December, 2014

    I read them in the kitchen, at the table, whilst hiding from the children !! lol xx

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  19. I read cookbooks in bed and also while watching tv.

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  20. I read them in the kitchen and in the lounge

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  21. In bed with sticky notes to hand to mark pages. And not been too hungry helps!

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  22. I read recipe books in the kitchen

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  23. Probably on the loo! it is often the only peace I get, failing that as bed time reading

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  24. In the kitchen usually over a coffee.

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  25. In bed - always makes me feel hungry though.

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  26. I sit in the evening thinking about the next days meal but make myself feel hungry in the process!

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  27. If not poring over them on the kitchen worktops then in the lounge.

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  28. I read them at the dining room table as I am eating dinner. Even while I'm eating, I'm planning what I'm going to eat next!

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  29. In my living room, but only when I'm not too hungry...

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  30. I read them in bed, when I've got some spare time.

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  31. I read them in the bedroom, lounge or kitchen

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  32. Those cookbooks all look gorgeous!

    I love to read cookbooks while curled up on the couch. :)

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  33. in bed so I can plan for the week

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  34. on sofa just before I buy ingredients and then make it

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  35. In my living room, where I get my greatest cookery ideas!

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  36. Love reading them in my seat beside the coffee table with a nice cuppa

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  37. Often I end up reading them in bed!

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  38. Persiana has been on my wish list for MONTHS. I'd love to win it.
    So - I usually read cookbooks on the sofa with my 4.5 year old son. We pick the best recipes together and then cook them together :)

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  39. Usually at the dining room table

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  40. Curled up on my sofa - usually on a Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea. I read them cover to cover like they are a novel and store up all the good ideas for future recipes. I don't actually cook using recipes, I just take all the best bits from them and cook what my family likes... I would love to get to grips with Persian cooking and also get lots of ideas for the healthier, lower carb husband of mine as well!

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  41. In the garden with a pen and paper and cup of tea...bliss!

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  42. Lazing on my couch dreaming about food :)

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  43. In bed before I go to sleep

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  44. In the kitchen getting inspiration!

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  45. on the settee while I'm doing the week's menu plan/shopping list

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  46. I like to read them in bed at night. Sweet dreams......

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  47. On the soft in front of the TV, don't watch much TV but flick through the cookbooks for inspiration.

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  48. At the kitchen table, sometimes I'll read one in bed

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  49. I would read it in my living room curled up with a cup of tea

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  50. At the kitchen table deciding what to make - Joanne Beale

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  51. On the train on my way home from work to get inspiration!

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  52. read in the lounge ready for inspiration in the kitchen

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  53. In the conservatory, in peace!

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  54. Usually in the lounge whilst watching tv

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  55. I have a look through whilst sitting on the sofa half watching tv

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  56. sitting on my sofa.... with my writing book listing all the ingredients I need to buy... yummy

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  57. on the train, when travelling, or on a flight

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  58. On the sofa with a cuppa

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  59. at the kitchen table over a cup of coffee

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  60. On the sofa in the dining room, love browsing through my cookbooks

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  61. On the sofa, or at the kitchen table trying to get inspiration for that nights meal

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  62. on the sofa in my living room :) x

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  63. In bed tucked up under a cosy quilt. I then wake up hungry.

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  64. In bed I try to plan for the next day

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  65. On the sofa in the living room

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  66. Sat on the sofa, just before I do my weekly shop

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  67. on the sofa when I need inspiration for new dishes or I'm making a weekend treat!

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  68. I like to read my cookery books when I'm sat at my dining table with a nice cup of tea

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  69. On the sofa with a cup of tea, hoping for inspiration

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  70. In our lounge or in our kitchen :-)

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  71. I love to read cookbooks in bed on a Saturday morning before heading to the Farmers Market

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  72. Usually while sitting in the front room drinking a cuppa

    @jaizduck

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  73. BEFORE MAKING RESOLUTIONS TO TRY AND LEARN TO COOK PROPERLY................... ;)

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