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.


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 thoughts on “The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles Cookbook Giveaway, WW, 12/12

  1. Rene

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

  2. Mer

    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.

  3. Carrie Rambles

    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

  4. Wayne Lecoy

    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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