3 Year Blog Anniversary Kitchen Favorites Giveaway (Closed)

Omnivore’s Cookbook just turned three years old! To celebrate the birthday of my blog and say thank you, I’m giving away some of my favorite kitchen items to three readers!

3 Year Blog Anniversary Kitchen Favorites Giveaway

Here are a few things that will help you cook better Chinese food.

1. Lodge Cast Iron Wok, 14-inchVERTI Stainless Steel Asian Spatula

3 Year Blog Anniversary Kitchen Favorites Giveaway

A must-have in the kitchen if you want to cook real-deal Chinese stir-fry, no matter whether it’s a three-ingredient cabbage stir fry or takeout style sweet and sour chicken. Since the power of the average home stove is way lower than one at a Chinese restaurant, a cast iron wok will heat up really well and the temperature won’t drop dramatically when you add ingredients. The stainless steel spatula is the perfect complement. It is longer than your average spatula and the shape helps you scoop things out really easily. You can find more stir fried recipes here.

2. Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

3 Year Blog Anniversary Kitchen Favorites Giveaway

3. OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears

3 Year Blog Anniversary Kitchen Favorites Giveaway

Giveaway Rules

  • Your email entry has to match your email address that receives my Email Newsletter.
  • This giveaway closes on August 14th (Sunday) 2016 at 11:59 pm CST.
  • This giveaway is open to participants worldwide (everyone!).
  • Three winners will be selected via Random.org and contacted via email, so please include a valid email address in the email address entry box (Your email address won’t show up on the website).
  • If the winner lives outside of the U.S. where I can’t ship the item via Amazon, I’ll send her/him an Amazon gift card of the equal value of the winning item (or cash via Paypal).
  • The winners are required to respond within 48 hours to claim the prize.

How To Enter


Ticket 1: Subscribe to my FREE newsletter and leave a comment.

E.g. “I just subscribed to your newsletter”. Your name will show up on the page, but your email address will be hidden. Please include a valid email address in the email address entry box so I can contact you if you win.

Bonus Entries:

Ticket 2 : Please let me know what you would like to see on my blog. E.g. Easy Chinese recipes under 30 minutes, dumpling making, authentic Chinese recipes etc.

Ticket 3: Like my Facebook page and leave a new comment. If you have liked my page, you can leave a comment “I have followed you on Facebook”.

Ticket 4: Follow my Instagram and leave a comment.

Ticket 5: Subscribe my YouTube channel and leave a new comment.

You will have a total of 5 tickets for your chance to win!  Good luck!

Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by yours truly.



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Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my New York kitchen.

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210 thoughts on “3 Year Blog Anniversary Kitchen Favorites Giveaway (Closed)

  1. Miss Food Fairy

    Hello, its lovely meeting you. I’m so glad to have come across your food blog – I also love Asian cuisine & love trying new recipes. I just subscribed to your newsletter – looking forward to some amazing inspiration coming from your kitchen x

  2. Kim Campbell

    I would love to see some authentic Chinese recipes, but I would also like to see some recipes that don’t use a lot of unusual ingredients. Love your blog!!!!

  3. Kim Campbell

    I follow you on Facebook! Oh, I’d also like to know where we can purchase some of the great bowls, chopsticks rests etc.

  4. Sandy H

    I would like to see a mix of recipes, who doesn’t need a quick and easy meal on the weekdays. But when I have more time I would like the authentic recipes. I live near a large Asian market and have no trouble finding the ingredients that you use in your dishes.

  5. Marianne

    I have been one of your newsletter subscribers for awhile now. Maybe since last year or last, last year? 🙂

  6. Alfred

    I just started with your site and had use your recipe for the Eggplant and Garlic sauce and love it. At this point I have spend more time shopping for ingredients needed for your recipes.

  7. Michelle L

    Long time subscriber.

    I would like to see more gluten free recipes.

    Im subscribed with facebook.
    I’m subscribed with youtube.
    I’m subscribed with instagram.

  8. NYCook

    I’ve been subscribed for a few months, and I love the site! I just subscribed to your youtube channel.

  9. Laurene

    Hi Maggie, I’m subscribed to your newsletter for months now! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I would like to see more recipes for sweet treats as I am a huge fan of Chinese desserts. Take care xx

  10. Brittany

    I just subscribed to your newsletter and am very excited to receive it!
    I am obsessed with dumplings (all kinds!) and would always love to see those recipes as well as the traditional versions of my Americanized Chinese take out favorites! Also, I’m a huge fan of quick appetizers that can come together for a relaxed dinner with my hubby 🙂 So I’d like to see appetizer/”finger foods”
    I liked and followed you on Facebook as well!
    I do not have an Instagram or YouTube account or else I would have followed those too.
    I am looking forward to continuing to peruse your blog and make some of your yummy looking recipes; I already have several bookmarked on safari!

    I love what I have seen of your blog so far and I can’t wait to explore some more!

    Best wishes!

  11. movielady

    Already a newsletter subscriber. 🙂 Just liked your Facebook page.

    What brought me to your site and what I enjoy the most are the authentic Chinese recipes.

  12. Rachel

    I’d love to see more traditional street food recipes and dim sum! I just subscribed to your newsletter, but have been living the blog and Instagram.

  13. Linda Szymoniak

    I love trying new recipes, and my daughter and I are interested in not just new recipes, but would like to try recipes from different countries and cultures. I already do a lot of Japanese cooking, plus quite a bit of Chinese, but am very interested in recipes from other countries – like Korea, Thailand, etc.

  14. Megan

    I have subscribed to your newsletter for a while now and I enjoy reading your stories and your hard work perfecting the recipes presented.

  15. Jennifer Essad

    I’ve been an email subscriber, thanks for this amazing contest. I’ve been looking for a WOK to replace the one I have and this is perfect

  16. debbie

    I just subscribed to your newsletter

    Hubby loves sweet n sour pork I would love chinese recipes under 30 mins and a few low salt ones if possible

    subscribed to fb and you tube 🙂

  17. Jennifer Essad

    the shrimp fried recipe is really quick, I liked seeing how the wok worked making a meal – I subscribe to your utube account

  18. Jennifer Essad

    on your blog I like seeing authentic recipes with the how to video on utube. It’s what helps me most when trying something new. I’ve not had much luck making Chinese egg rolls

      1. Jennifer Essad

        they fell apart when frying, I think the oil must not have been hot enough either. I’m nervous deep frying

      2. Maggie Post author

        Hmmm, that is strange. When you’re wrapping the spring roll, you need to tuck them a bit tighter. And yes, you need hot oil (350 to 370 degrees F) to fry them. Also, make sure you’re using the proper egg roll skin (the wheat flour one, not the rice paper). If you’re trying it again next time and the same problem happened, you could snap some pictures of the raw egg rolls and the cooked ones. I will try to identify the problem for you.

      3. Susan Shepherd

        I have never attempted making egg rolls, is it hard? Time consuming? Should I stick with frozen ones? Lol, I know some good brands. Thx

  19. Shirley

    I’m a subscriber already. I’ve made your eggplant Yu Xiang several times . Can you include diabetic friendly recipes too?

  20. Ronald Gagnon

    I have to quote you
    . Easy Chinese recipes under 30 minutes, dumpling making, authentic Chinese recipes
    because that is why I follow you

  21. Leah Thompson

    Happy 3rd anniversary! May you continue to create magical recipes. I love any homemade dumpling or noodle recipes!

    I have subscribed to your newsletter for a while now and I follow you on Instagram and Youtube.

  22. Jimmy Arcade

    I’d like to see a vegetarian recipe for Pao Mo, which is a dish I had when I was in Xi’An. I still think about it to this day.

  23. Marienell Narciso

    I would like to see all the recipes on your blog and ebook in a written hard copy book. I love your recipes and it would make a great gift to family members.

  24. Mickey Berman

    I already subscribe to – and love – your newsletter. Can you write about making the sweet brown dipping sauce often used with Cantonese roast duck. Also the Rice flower thin steamed sheets used for Chiang Fan rolls.

  25. julia

    I’m already a subscriber! I would like to see lite Chinese dishes – the healthy, lower calories dishes for those of us who love Chinese food, the healthy version.

  26. Cathy Oppedisano

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. Chinese cooking is one of the most interesting kinds of cooking and it can incorporate Chinese medicine into your personalized recipe as well.

  27. ワタナベ

    I just subscribed to your newsletter !!
    Thank you for the cookbook! Can’t wait to try some of the recipes 🙂

    1. Cathleen King

      Liked Facebook under Cathleen King, followed Instagram under LCCK4ever and YouTube under Cathleen King.

  28. Kate Forrester

    My husband and I used to live in north-eastern China. We miss a lot of things but particularly the food. I’ve managed to recreate some dishes but some I just can’t. We would love a recipe for a dish that locals called Hu bing (it was a beef stew with vegetables and transparent noodles cooked in a pot with a kind of bread on top) and heilong jiang guo bao rou (it was like a traditional guo bao rou but the sauce was different, it wasn’t ketchup based but more vinegar based and served with some kind of cilantro). Thank you!

  29. Michelle B

    I follow you on Instagram @mbrigham7 and commented on your beautiful Swiss Chard post. Love those greens!

  30. Michelle B

    I have subscribed to your YouTube channel and commented on your pulled noodle video (as michelle brigham,). I LOVE these noodles. Might have to try to make them 🙂

  31. Michelle B

    I would love a series of how to make different sauces on your blog. I love doing stir fry and rice, but sometimes it all starts to taste like I’m just heavy on the soy sauce.
    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your blogiversary!!

  32. Edmond

    I just subscribed to your newsletter. I want to see Won ton soup recipe. I liked FB, followed instagram & youtube all with same user name @edmond238. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

  33. Sara Miller

    Hi! I just subscribed to your Hewlett er and can’t wait to.see some yummy Chinese recipies, a favorite of mine is sesame chicken, can you share that one?

  34. Sara Miller

    I just subscribed to your youtube paige. I am so ooooooooohhh excited to get cooking with my family using your yummy recipies!

  35. Susan Shepherd

    I would love to see recipes for sushi rolls, making egg rolls, a good stir fry, and some yummy shrimp recipes. Looking forward to receiving ur newsletter & exploring the blog more.

  36. Susan Shepherd

    I NEED the secret to making fried rice!! Some times I make it Its great then the next time it all clumps togther. I am getting very frustrated!! I want to have good fried rice every time not some times. Please help!!

  37. Linda Bradshaw

    I would like to see easy Chinese recipes with noodles in under 30 minutes. Things that are easy for beginners. I have never made Chinese foods yet but would love to.

  38. Hannah

    I would love to see some ingredient-centric posts, featuring less common spices, produce, pantry staples, etc found in Chinese cooking.

  39. Susan Broughton

    I would like to see authentic Chinese recipes but ones that you can easily get the ingredients for in a rural area!

  40. Alexei Petrov

    I just subscribed to your newsletter.
    Also followed Instagram; @k00mar4ig and YouTube: Djah Ganjubasov
    I love your Stir Fry recipes!

  41. Rajul Bidla

    I just subscribed to your newsletter, I like to see posts about traditional Chinese breakfast foods in your blog.

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