Apr 1

Cooking Light Global Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway

in Book Reviews, Giveaway

Cooking Light has a new cookbook out, written by the New York Times best-selling author David Joachin, Cooking Light Global Kitchen: The World’s Most Delicious Food Made Easy.  It is fantastic.  I received two copies, one to review and one to give away, because I am a member of the Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection.

Global Kitchen cookbook

The book represents the key flavors and dishes of each of the continents (except for Antarctica, of course), using ingredients that are widely available in supermarkets as well as giving easy-to-find substitutes for the ingredients that may be harder to find.  The goal of the book is to bring the world’s signature dishes to American cooks.

The book contains 150 recipes from around the world accompanied by gorgeous pictures, as well as cooking tips and cultural insights from 15 notable chefs, such as Marcus Samuelsson, Rick Bayless, and Jose Garces.  The book also contain tips on using and buying ingredients as well as 11 different techniques demonstrated in step-by-step photographs.  Ever wonder by Asian food tastes so different from the food in Western countries?  This book explains it.  Do you know how Spain’s tradition of tapas began?  Yep, read the book and you’ll learn how.  Have you been wanting to perfect your empanada technique?  This book has you covered!

Cooking Light Global Kitchen by David Joachim

Joachim writes that “[c]ooking another country’s food can expand your sense of taste and may even improve your health.  It can also broaden your horizons by giving you a deeper understanding of your own culture.”  The goal of this book is to make the process of broadening your horizons, by preparing your favorite ethnic-inspired dishes, much more approachable.  Can you see why I love this book?  It’s right in line with my goals on this site.  This book is a must-have and I’m giving away my second copy, so enter to win below.  Or, if you just can’t wait, order yourself a copy right now!

Global Kitchen by David Joachim

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*Disclosure: I was provided with two copies of this book as part of my participation in the Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection.  I was not otherwise compensated.  All opinions and experiences are my own.

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Joy April 1, 2014 at 8:57 am

I love so many of their other recipe books but lament that they often tend towards southern cooking. International flavors sounds fantastic!


Kenny April 1, 2014 at 9:06 am

Now I’m wondering what Antarctic cuisine would be like.


Kay April 1, 2014 at 9:10 am

This looks great – I’ve used Cooking Light cookbooks in the past and loved them.


Amber April 1, 2014 at 9:10 am

Awesome! I would love this cookbook.


Teri K April 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

This would help me expand my cooking beyond Japanese and Pacific Rim. Would love to win this book.


Kristen D. April 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

This cookbook is right up my alley! So excited to see what flavors they bring to the table!


itzia April 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

I want to try the recipes in this cookbook.


Rachael Wilson via Facebook April 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

This is my favorite cookbook! Richard bought it for me while we were in Ca. The first dish I made was the Chicken Larb. Richard Wilson doesn’t like curry or cucumbers but absolutely loved that dish! :)


stephanie April 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

I just started working at a very multi-cultural place. I would love to surprise them with certain dishes!! Thank you!!


Alison (@AlisonCanRead) April 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

Fabulous giveaway! I’d love to have this cookbook.


Cookin Canuck April 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

I have been a very long-time reader of Cooking Light and love the few cookbooks that I have bought from them. This is one I would definitely use!


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie April 1, 2014 at 11:40 am

I love Cooking Light’s cookbook series. Would love to get my hands on this.


Therese April 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm

I could use a greater variety of dishes to choose from!


Jenna O April 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm

The book looks delicious! I´d love to own it :)


Felice/All That's Left Are The Crumbs April 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

This has been on my wish list since it came out.


Kayla April 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Yay this looks awesome!!! I have started a family tradition with my little family where we learn about different cultures/geography/world history tidbits, etc. once a week at the dinner table. This would be perfect in finding new dishes to try!


Susana I. April 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm

The book looks good so far, hope to be lucky. :)


Mona April 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Would love this


Fuji Nana April 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm

International cooking? Yes! LIGHT? Yes, yes!


Jessica April 1, 2014 at 6:20 pm

This cookbook looks great.


Sarah H.P. April 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I love cooking foods from different cultures! My husband is British so I see a lot of fish n chips and Indian curry is very popular for them!


Kim Porter April 1, 2014 at 9:59 pm

This book looks incredible! I’ve loved CL for the past 20 years…great giveaway!


Debbie M April 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Everything looks amazing! Can’t wait to see this.


Jayne @ Tenacious Tinkering April 2, 2014 at 1:00 am

I love being adventurous in eating & cooking. This book sounds like a healthy adventure!


Yu Ming April 2, 2014 at 1:36 am

Hope this is open to international readers! Would love it.


Deanna April 2, 2014 at 6:43 am

Yummy, yummy, yummy!


Ilana April 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

This sounds like a great book. My family loves many types of global cuisine.


Susan April 2, 2014 at 8:09 am

Love cooking exotic and flavorful food. This book would be a culinary superstar to my collection.


Jan R April 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

This looks like a fabulous cookbook. I would LOVE to own it…PLEASE!


Ashlin Wilson April 2, 2014 at 11:11 am

I’ve recently discovered your blog and love it! I moved to the LA area a couple of months ago and loving the new ingredients I can find here. I’m hoping to use this book and expand my family’s dinner rotation!


Gail April 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I’d love to try some of these recipes.


Lauren April 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

This cookbook looks amazing – I can’t wait to dive into it and try out the recipes!


scrapper al April 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Sounds like a wonderful cookbook. Thanks for the chance to add it to my collection.


Olivia Hogan April 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I grew up in America, but now live in Japan. While here I am trying to learn to cook Japanese cuisine. I love trying to cook different foods from around the world!


Mary El April 3, 2014 at 11:22 am

I would love to learn how to make Indian food!


Ellen April 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I love Cooking Light – one less thing to worry about when menu planning for the week. Thanks!


Mai Tran April 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

This could be perfect for Mother’s Day gift.


Aleka Nikolaidou April 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

This looks amazing!!!! I would love to win this!! :)


meredith April 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Such a cool giveaway… I love a good cookbook!


Wendy Hatton April 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm

My mouth started watering reading your review. If the recipes are as good as the cover illustration this book will be very well used at my place.


Mijika April 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

Woooow! I’d love to have this book! I’m not that much of a great cook, I always cook the dishes, so this would help me to learn much more <3
Thank you for this giveaway!


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Doreen Lamoureux April 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

I am always looking for new recipes that I can easily refer to. Love it.


Helena April 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

Thank you for this lovely giveaway!
i m entering with pleasure.
I need this cookboo!
Fingers crossed!


Jens Ken Lundstrom via Facebook April 5, 2014 at 9:02 am

Liked &shared!thank you for this lovely giveaway!


jessicaisbaking April 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I would love this!!


Beth Reisfeld April 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Looks great!


Mimi holtz April 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm

This looks like a cookbook I would really enjoy!


Katherine Ryan April 6, 2014 at 12:42 am

I’d love to expand my cooking repertoire, this sounds perfect!


Carla S April 6, 2014 at 2:41 am

This cookbook sounds great! I love their magazine.Thanks for the giveaway!


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