Dear Reader: Starting today, I will be giving away copies of my all time favorite books! You will have a chance to enter to win the featured book and, as a bonus, will receive my new book, A Life of Spice, as well!

I am delighted to give away a copy of Amy Riolo’s newest book: The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World’s Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer. I chose this book not just because the recipes are healthy but because they are easy to prepare and delicious.

Here are the two books included in the giveaway:

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Amy Riolo:

Amy Riolo is an internationally recognized expert known for fusing the worlds of cuisine, culture, and history in her work. An award – winning author, popular lecturer, food historian, food writer, culinary consultant, and cooking instructor, she was dubbed the “Cook to the Kings” by a Cairo newspaper in 2008. Amy’s popular lectures range in topics and include everything from Middle Eastern business and dining etiquette to the history of all Mediterranean cuisines, and understanding cultures through cuisine.She has been an invited guest speaker for Georgetown University, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of African Art, The Walters Art Museum, The Kennedy Center, The Textile Museum, The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, The Embassy of Yemen, Welcome to Washington International, Montgomery College, Les Dames D’Escoffier, The Culinary Historians of Washington, Montgomery College, The Bibliotecha Alexandrina, The Egyptian Cultural and Education Bureau, The Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria Sister City Committee and the Mycological Association of Washington, DC.


Here is how to enter: 

In order to enter, here is what you need to do – (no purchase necessary) –

1. Follow me on FB and/or Twitter. If you are already following me – THANK YOU!

2. Follow Amy.  If you are already following her – YOU ROCK!

3. Help us spread the word about this giveaway – any way you choose – tell friends!

4. Leave a comment here and tell us why YOU should win!


I will pick a random winner on May 6th, 6:00 pm EST


Rules –

1. US residents only. NO P.O.Box please

2. One winner will be selected at random. If you win and do not respond (within a week of) when I contact you, I will choose a different winner.

3. I will ship you both books by media mail.

4. No purchase needed to enter.

PLEASE NOTE – I have purchased these books myself. No publisher, author or publicist or author has paid for these copies.



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