Food Files Cookbook + Giveaway!

Food Files Cookbook + Giveaway!

I was recently lucky enough to receive a copy of the beautiful new cookbook, Food Files, benefiting Yeshiva of Flatbush. The book is a compilation of beautiful, healthy, seasonal and original recipes from home cooks in Flatbush, Brooklyn. As a food blogger, I’m honored to receive review copies of cookbooks all the time. Sometimes the books are nothing to write home about, and they end up in the growing “give away” pile in the basement. Other times, the books are so beautiful that they’re worthy of your coffee table, and this, my friends, is one of them.

I was pleasantly surprised at the simple yet sophisticated style of this book, the stunning photos and the original recipes. All too often cookbooks are filled with recipes and adaptations of recipes that we’ve all seen before, but Food Files is filled with truly original dishes that capture the inventive cook.

Some of the recipes that caught my eye include homemade burrata, cauflower tabbouleh with raw falafel balls (yes!!), porcini mushroom latkes with truffle infused chive cream, farro leek soup, date hazelnut and feta salad, lemon poppy seed pancakes, green chili mac ‘n cheese, spiked sweet potatoes (recipe below), Chilean sea bass kanafe, mushroom stuffed ribeyes, no bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake, peanut butter honeycomb pie, and tartufo martinis.

With Thanksgiving just a week away, please enjoy sample recipes for Asian Glazed Turkey Breast and Spiked Sweet Potatoes from the book, below!

Food Files makes a great Chanukah gift and is available for purchase here, but I’m so excited to be giving away a copy of their cookbook as well!


To enter the giveaway to win a copy of Food Files:

1. Leave a comment below letting me know your favorite cookbook.
2. For an extra entry, follow Busy In Brooklyn via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents (for international entries, prize can only be shipped in the U.S.). Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 AM EST on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.

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279 thoughts on “Food Files Cookbook + Giveaway!

  1. My go to cookbook is definitely the bais yaakov cookbook! I can’t wait to get my hands on busy in brooklyns cookbook!!

    1. Elisheva that’s so sweet, that’s my favorite too – my mama’s cookbook that we were raised with while she took 7 years to produce it and recipe test;) Thank you!!!

  2. I follow on instagram😊 Beautiful feed. Beautiful blog! Can’t wait for the cookbook.
    Current fave cookbook is Kim Kushner’s The New Kosher

  3. I’m pretty sure it will be your cookbook (can’t wait!), And I have tons of cookbooks that I love, to hard to pick a real favorite,but for now I’m really enjoying Mike Solomonov’s Zahav.

  4. I am sure it will be yours (can’t wait!), and I have so many that I love, but right now I’m still really enjoying Mike Solomonov’s Zahav.

    I follow you on Instagram

  5. I really enjoy the BY cookbook. I’m so going to order your cookbook when it comes out! I follow you on Instagram AND Facebook :)

  6. Love the silver platter and can’t wait to get busy in Brooklyn’s!

    (Following on instagram and Facebook)

  7. I use the Detroit cookbook the most-I think it’s from a Yeshiva in Detroit that a bunch of ladies put together. I am so excited for your cookbook tho!
    I follow you on Instagram :) wld love to win!

  8. Follow on all social media platforms! Currently in a nutrition program and made your sachlav rose water pudding for my cooking class final project! Everyone loved it! Your website is easily my go-to. Can’t wait for your cookbook! Will definitely be a family favorite, but until then we love the silver platter!

  9. Deal delights cookbook!!! Best most traditional cookbook with all the recipes you NEED (nothing too fancy) that come out tasting exactly like you know it should. And chef at home. Love that one too

  10. My favorite cookbook is Miriam pascal’s something sweet and I’m really looking forward to her new book and can’t wait to get yours! Until then, I’m an avid website, Instagram and Facebook follower! (Twitter and Pinterest added now:)

  11. I own many cookbooks and love just reading them and gaining inspiration, but ultimately I find myself using the Bais Yaakov cookbook most often for easy, practical, yet amazing recipes

  12. Our Table is one of my favorite cookbooks.
    I follow you on Instagram! And love following your stories. And I’m so excited for your cookbook!!! Can’t wait

  13. Gatherings! It’s a cookbook put together to benefit my old middle school! It’s alsays nice when you recognize the author of each of the recipes as women in your community

    (Following on insta!!)

  14. Ok my favorite cookbook is for sure gonna be yours because am obsessed with you website!!!!
    But since yours has yet to be released than overtime cook.

  15. My favorite cookbook is chic by esther Deutsch. And I follow you on Instagram :) I’m so excited for your cookbook to be my new favorite!

  16. Your post is super appetizing, I’m tempted to buy a turkey!!!!
    I love cookbooks, and have lots of favorites…. This is a hard one… Let’s just say that kosher by design entertains is one I love to go to for their professional ideas and yummy recipes.
    I really enjoy following you on Instagram, Chanie!
    Have a great Shabbos!

  17. My favorite cookbook is the Silver Platter. (can’t wait for yours to come out!!!!)

    I am following you on Instagram and Facebook.

  18. My new favorite cookbook is real Life kosher cooking and I also really love the fresh and easy cookbook.(I follow you on Instagram)

  19. Would love to win! Following you on Instagram. Favorite cookbook would be first Pupa cookbook though I have many that are a close second.

  20. My favorite cookbook is Bais Yaakov and very excited for Busy In Brooklyn to come out
    Follow you on Instagram and love your stories

  21. My favorite cookbook is deff the original spice and spirit (purple cover) all the classics. Still relevant! 😋 and of course I follow you on Instagram!!

  22. The cookbook I use the most is fresh and easy but I recently bought the silver platter and have been using a bunch of those recipes as well. I follow you on Instagram

  23. Love The New Kosher by Kim Kushner! Fresh, healthy and easy.
    I follow you on Pinterest and just made my mom follow you too!

  24. Bais yaakov cookbook, but BIB will definitely be amazing, love your Instagram stories even though that’s not a cookbook :)
    Follow you on Facebook and Instagram

  25. I follow you on Instagram and loove it! My favorite cook book is the first kosher by design and naomi machmans perfect for peasach!

  26. I follow you on Instagram and loove it! My favorite cook book is the first kosher by design and naomi machmans perfect for peasach!

  27. My favorite cookbook is a taste of pesach. I’m gluten free and I love that I can make everything in there!! Cant wait for your cookbook to come out! And this cookbook looks amazing! I want one!!!! I follow you on Instagram :)

  28. My go to cookbook is the chef at home cook book by Magen David yeshiva!!!! Stunning cookbook with delicious easy to follow and different recipes!! Must try!! I also follow you on Instagram…

  29. My most used cookbook is a binder of printed blog recipes. Though for baking my go to is Miriam Pascals cookbook from last year. For my basic recipes I love spice and spirit. For kid inspiration we started using the kids in the kitchen

  30. My favorite cookbook would have to be something sweet. Even though it’s all desserts I’ve used sooo many recipes from it!!
    (Following on Instagram and Facebook)

  31. I love spice and spirit! It’s my go-to cookbook for simple yet elegant ideas!
    I follow you on Instagram and Facebook :)

  32. My favorite cookbook is the bais yaakov one. Such easy recipes to follow.
    Can’t wait for yours to come out!!!
    I also follow you on instagram

  33. My favorite cookbook is instagram 😂
    Okay, my favorite printed cookbook is beis yakov cookbook (i dont have too many cookbooks)

  34. I love anything by Ina Garten. I also love the purple spice and spirit. I know anything I make from there will be good! (I follow you on instagram)

  35. My favorite cookbook is a binder that my friends gave me when I got engaged. It has clear page sleeves so I can write down or print out recipes and add them to the binder. This way I already know I tried the recipe and that’s why it’s in here. Love it!

    I follow BIB on I stagram @nechamafy

  36. My favourite cookbook is probably something sweet my Miriam pascal. Probably because it’s full of only sweet things!! 😉 I follow u on instagram yrkopl! Oh and waiting impatiently for ur cookbook to come out!!

  37. The internet is my encyclopedia and that includes FBI too. Can’t wait to get my hands on yours! I do hear good things about this cookbook giveaway!!!

  38. My favorite cookbook is either Kim Kusnher’s The Modern Menu or Sweet by Ottolenghi. I can’t decide! I can’t wait to get your cookbook though, your blog has been so helpful to me over the years.
    (Following on Instagram and Twitter)

  39. My favorite cookbook is yours…when it comes out. :)
    But for now it’s Crowning Elegance.
    I follow you on FB and IG

  40. My favorite cookbook was published by my temple. It is Even More Delicious. I was an editor and it has great recipes,

  41. I love The Classic Cuisine of the Italian Jews by Edda Servi Machlin, which amongst the recipes describes Jewish life in her little Italian Village before The Holocaust with many lovely stories…plus, italian food! I follow you on IG and just followed you on Facebook. Good Shabbos from CT!!!

  42. My favorite is still Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cookbook. I follow you on Instagram and Facebook! Good Shabbos and than you for the generous giveaway!

  43. My favorite cookbook??? That’s a tough question. I love my Ottoleghi’s but have recently been using Zahav a lot.

  44. Balaboosta – While not 100% Kosher, most of the recipes are adaptable. However, it’s a beautiful cookbook that tells such a beautiful story

    1. It tells such a beautiful story of Sephardic-Jewish life growing up around food, tradition, family and stories! The photography is beautiful and the recipes are delicious!

  45. I don’t actually have a favorite cookbook, but I’m sure when yours comes out it will be my favorite!! Shabat shalom

  46. My favorite cookbook is “A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking” by Marcy Goldman. Literally EVERY recipe is amazing and absolutely best and easiest hamantaschen out there!! Thanks so much!

  47. My passion is baking challa & cinnamon buns every Erev Shabbos. One of my favorite cook books that are crowding my shelves is A taste of Challah by Tamar Ansh. Looking forward for your new cookbook, will find a spot to place it. Follow your great blog.

  48. My favorite cookbook is “Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cookbook” because it includes most of my Mother’s and Grandmother’s recipes that I wish I had written down when they were here.

  49. I’ve been using the Bais Yaacov Cookbook lately….easy recipes…beautifully illustrated. Thank you

    Rita Gross
    Boca Raton, Florida

  50. This is definitely a hard question…I guess my favorite right now would be the second Silver Platter but really all are!

  51. i love to collect all kinds of cookbooks my favorite would have to be the bais yakov cookbook grt lots of yummu recipes

  52. My favorite cookbook would be serv8ng desserts. I definelty have a sweet tooth and love the cultural twists. But I’m mostly just waiting for yours ;)

  53. I’ve been cooking for 4 years now and my main cookbook has been the Bais Yaakov Cookbook. Easy and delicious recipes! It’s my fave :)

  54. My favorite cookbook is Traditional Jewish Baking by Carine Goren-so many delicious desserts!
    Also, I follow you on Insta :)

  55. How could I possibly pick a favorite???? But if you held me at gunpoint, I guess I could give you a few that I use most often: Spice & Spirit, both Kosher Palettes, Gatherings, What’s Cooking, and The Open Kitchen. I follow you on Instagram.

  56. My favorite these days is Silver Platter and I can’t wait for yours to come out too! I follow you on Instagram, facebook, and twitter.

  57. I like different things from different books. Basically like from books with healthy yet creative techniques. Shapira and Dueck have the Made Easy Books. The Passover one has a few ingredients, is fast and flavorful. Looking forward to seeing this new cookbook if I win.

  58. I love following your recipes. Especially salami babka. My favorite cookbooks are simple elegance and silver platter. I follow you on Facebook.

  59. I realize that I follow you everywhere – facebook, pinterest and Instagram. My favorite cookbooks are the Barefoot Contessa series and the newest Our Table.

  60. Can’t wait to have your book in print!!! Wanted to make your tehini dressing on shabbos but didnt remember the recipe :(

  61. My most used/loved cookbooks are the Kosher Palette and Kosher by Design. I just ordered Zahav and have a feeling it will soon become a new favorite. Can’t wait for yours to be published!

  62. Tough question, I happen to have a cookbook habit and prefer using them for inspiration and freestyling…
    Recently I’ve found myself cooking from the BY Cookbook and baking from Balabusta’s choice

  63. I love and collect Kosher cookbooks. right now my go to cookbooks are Paula Shoyer and Susie Fishbein – short on time. especially when I get home from work late. I also use a lot of your recipes and am looking forward to your cookbook. follow you on Pinterest. thank you

  64. Perfect for Pesach, of course. Especially since my daughter Leah is one of the people who was privileged to get to work with Naomi in creating that collection of delicious recipes that we use all year round

  65. Jewish Cooking by Marlena Spieler – particularly for Moroccan Carrots – and Better Homes & Gardens – in constant use at my house for basics like pancakes, pumpkin bars and peanut butter bars.

  66. My favorite cookbook by far is Kosher Palette. Every recipe is easy to follow and mostly healthy. I went through the whole cookbook with a friend once she made al the meats and poultry and I made all the sides every Shabbos and we swapped so we got to taste and tweak everything to our tastes.

  67. I have so many favorite cookbooks but I’d say it’s a tie between Bais Yaakov and Chic!
    And I follow you on instagram :)

  68. I love the Fanny Farmer Cookbook. Also, my mother-in-law has one we lovingly refer to as the “cooked” book because it has a nice dark coil pattern burned into the cover.

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