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"A taste of Algeria" - A collection of authentic Algerian recipes {Giveaway}

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السلام عليكم Greetings friends!

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My good friend Emma is the founder of Algerian Action, a non-profit charity project that aims to bring some relief to needy and impoverished families in Algeria.  The charity has 5 ongoing campaigns :
Essentials, Bags for Babies, Just Squares, Project Washables and Eid Gift Bag Appeal. You can find out more about the charity and is campaigns on the Algerian Action website: 

And as a part of the charities's efforts they have put together a collection of authentic Algerian recipes in English, called "A taste of Algeria".

Recipes were collected by women from all over the world with ties to Algeria. All the recipes are authentic, test-tasted and all the recipes are in English. And the best part ... all the funds collected from the sale of the book to directly to the families that the charity is helping. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of this book for some time now. I had the privilege of submitting my own recipes for the cookbook. And hearing about the development of the book I couldn’t wait to see it in print.
'A taste of Algeria'
This book is meant to be just that, a taste of Algeria. The cuisine of this spectacular North African country is so vast and varied that it would take an entire library of books to really showcase the culinary delights and delicacies that the region has to offer. However, what this book attempts to do is to offer a glimpse into the Algerian kitchen, to provide a selection of delicious, authentic recipes both sweet and savoury for you to try at home.
All of the recipes found here have been generously submitted by women; home-cooks that have a connection with Algeria be it through birth, heritage or marriage.
All profits made from the sale of the book will assist destitute families living in Algeria.

There’s so many wonderful recipes to dive into within the book’s pages, and if you’ve never experienced Algerian food (and follow my blog) then you’re in for a treat. It’s a fantastic blend of distinct cultures, sometimes moving in one direction before coming back to another. It’s African, it’s Arabic, It’s Turkish, it’s French, it's Creole, it's Mediterranean, and it’s all delicious. In fact, several recipes from the book have become standards all over the world.

The book is in paperback, 86 pages with over 50 recipe. Printed in A5 type, it is divided into 2 main sections - Savoury and Sweet. Then sub-categorized by dish type: soup, main dishes, side dishes, bread, cakes and biscuits. Algerian favourites like M'hadjeb, Karantita, Tadjine Zitoun, and Makrout el louz and many, many more can be found in the book. 

The book is out now and available from the Algerian Action website here. And in fact, Emma has had to put in an order for the second printing of the cookbook. Order a copy and try some recipes, won’t you? 

In the meantime, I am happy to announce there’s a book giveaway! {Squeal} Emma has honoured me by allowing me host a giveaway here for her. 

We’ll giving away 2 copies of  'A taste of Algeria'  to 2 random selected winners. One entry per person please.

How to enter:

1. Like Algerian Action on Facebook.
2. Like The Teal Tadjine on Facebook.
3. Sign up for my newsletter.
4. Sign up for Algerian Action's newsletter.
5. Share this post on your social media platforms.  Tweet it. Pin it. Share it. Then comment back on this page that you have. Please make sure you have valid contact information in the comments (If you win, I need a way to contact you!)
Free feel to use this sample post:  {Giveaway} A taste of Algeria - A collection of authentic Algerian recipes(English) Share to win!

Or just click here:

No purchase necessary. Contest open to everyone worldwide. Must be 18 years or over. Giveaway will end October 12, 2012 at 6:00am Greenwich Time. Two winners with valid entry will be selected at ransom using random. org. Winners will be announced on the blog then contacted via their contact information. The winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes or another winner will be selected. Algerian Action and Simplicity of my table by the sea are not responisble for lost or undelivered emails.

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  2. Oh wow an Algerian cookbook in English! thanks for posting this! sarah xx

  3. WOW FINALLY a algerian cookbook in ENGLISH! Skip the contest, where to buy it?
    ty oumo saliha

  4. Oh wow I would LOVE to win this inshAllah I do :) I am following you but I do not have FB.

  5. Salaam aleikoum and hello!

    Oumo Saliha, the link for the book is in the above post.

    Noor, thank you for commenting and following. No prob if you have facebook, I put your name in the entry.

    Bonne chance everyone!

  6. Salam, I am now also following you via fb and Algerian Action via fb and just tweeted your giveaway

  7. Assalamualaikum - I don't think I put any contact info specifically in last message - you should be able to contact me via blogger if not karimascrafts@gmail.com

  8. Salaam. I just pinned this! This looks like a great recipe collection masha'Allah. Thanks to you and Emma for the giveaway!

  9. Salam alaikum sis,

    Great post, heading over to the website now inshAllah

  10. So wonderful to find your blog, I loved your recipes and seeing similarities with Turkish cuisine, look forward to following you!

  11. hi i would love to win a algerian cook book as iam australian and my husband is algerian and misses his algerian food and the best thing is its in english i also have visted algeria before and love all the diffrent kind of food you make ...thanks :-)

  12. hi i would love to win a algerian cook book as iam australian and my husband is algerian and misses his algerian food and the best thing is its in english i also have visted algeria before and love all the diffrent kind of food you make ...thanks :-)

  13. Salaam, hello!
    Thank you Asmaa, Noor, Shefika, Ozlem, Julie, Karima, Oumo Saliha and Sarah. I have entered you all in the drawing. Thank you for reading and entering. Please stay tuned to see the results!

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  15. Salaam,

    Just to let everyone that the drawing will take place on October 31, 2012. Each person will get a number. That number is the order in which people have entered. Thank you very much!

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