Cool Kids Giveaway – Tosi, Ottolenghi, Choi

I have three fun titles for one of you.


Milk Bar Life by Christina Tosi is a fun quirky book by the author of Momofuku Milk Bar. It includes recipes like kimchi quesadillas, burnt honey butter kale with sesame seeds, pumpkin gooey butter cake, salt and pepper cookies, hijacked Biscoff cookies, rosemary jelly, smoked cantaloupe jam, blueberry miso jelly, sweet and sour red onion jam, Milk Bar English muffins (to soak up the jam), chicken fat biscuits — about as wide a variety as you can get everything from blue cheese pretzels to roast chicken dinner and more.

Jerusalem by Ottolenghi – not much to say here. It’s Ottolenghi – the poster boy for cool, flavorful food. Jerusalem is a mix of both vegetarian and meat inclusive dishes.

L.A. Son by Roy Choi is part memoir, part cookbook. You have to love a book whose first sentence is “HELLO. I’M ROY. Get in. We’re going for a ride.” It’s a little Korean, a little Mexican, a lot street food and Buttermilk Pancakes thrown in for the hell of it. It’s all good.

GIVEAWAY: For a chance to win this trio from the cool kids, leave a comment on this post telling me which book sounds the best to you. You may leave a comment daily until a random winner is chosen. The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. A random winner will be chosen around July 15th. This giveaway is sponsored by me. The links in the post are Amazon affiliate links and any small commissions go toward running the site as well as helping to pay for great books like this when I see them! If you shop from the Amazon link on the right sidebar, any purchases you make also help!



The Chaunk Rubs and Spice Blends – Link to Giveaway

A few months ago, I shared with you a wonderful collection of spices called The Chaunk.


Now in time for grilling season, The Chaunk is adding a selection of delicious rubs to their line: Kashmiri BBQ Rub (my favorite), Bengali 5 Mix and Triple C Grill Rub that can be used for meat, fish and vegetables. All of them are great, but the Kashmiri rub with the cinnamon really stood out to me. You can check out the rubs at The Chaunk site here.

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I used the Kashmiri BBQ Rub when I made some ribs recently: I salted the ribs liberally and then added the rub to both sides of the meat. They went into the oven at 350 for about an hour and a half. While the ribs were roasting, I made a store bought barbecue sauce better by adding a teaspoon of the rub to about a half cup of sauce and then basted the ribs with the mixture. They were truly spectacular.

To celebrate this release, Kathy at The Colors of Indian Cooking is having a special giveaway which includes the a collection of their spices and a dabba. To enter the giveaway head to Kathy’s site here, sign up for her newsletter to enter the giveaway and tell her I sent you!

The French Laundry Cookbook Giveaway

I came across a slightly used copy of the classic cookbook – The French Laundry Cookbook for a steal and had to pick it up to share with one of you. As we are nearing 30,000 members in The Cookbook Junkies group, another giveaway to celebrate is in order!



To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post (you may leave a comment daily). The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. A random winner will be chosen on the same day when we hit 30,000 members! Random Number Generator picked Ellen @ Bake it with Booze.

Good luck!