Thursday, August 23, 2012

Roald Dahl Cookbook

So, who else loves themed food? Just me?? If I am not indeed the only one in the world who gets excited about book-themed cookbooks, this post is for you! I just learned of Roald Dahl's Cookbook! And it looks delightful. It includes lots of Dahl's favorite food, and includes Norwegian, French, and British recipes. It is described as "part memoir, part love letter to family members and part recipe book." As a lover of all things Dahl, I will indeed have to find it.

If you are looking for some cookbooks that feature recipes inspired by the books themselves, check out the following list:

The Louisa May Alcott Cookbook by Gretchen Anderson

"Anderson collects recipes from the stories of her favorite author and arranges them according to degrees of difficulty. The directions for oldtime favorites are neatly illustrated by Milone, who also evokes the cheery households with animated drawings. The author's forewords contain notes on Alcott's turbulent life, but they're too sketchy to add interest. Young readers will, however, certainly enjoy preparing and eating the specialties of the March and Baer kitchens: apple pie, Boston brown bread, muffins, pattycakes, strawberry pie and other tempters." - Publisher's Weekly

 Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes by Felicity Dahl

"Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper, Stink Bugs Eggs, and Eatable Pillows? Now theres a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Dahl's other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from the delectable to the truly revolting. Quentin Blake's illustrations combine with full-color photographs of the luscious results to perfectly capture Roald Dahls wicked sense of fun." - Publisher's Weekly

The Redwall Cookbook by Brian Jacques

"Ever read a Redwall novel and wonder exactly what Abbot’s Special Abbey Trifle is? Or how to make Shrimp ’N Hotroot Soup, that delicacy of otters everywhere? Or Mole’s Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper ’N Ever Pie? From the simple refreshment of Summer Strawberry Fizz to Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, they’re all here, along with dozens of other favorites sure to turn young hands into seasoned chefs, illustrated in full color with all the charm and magic that is Redwall. A gift like no other for fans of the series, old or new." - Amazon

 The Jane Austen Cookbook by Maggie Black

"One of Jane’s dearest friends, Martha Lloyd, lived with the family for many years and recorded in her “Household Book” over 100 recipes enjoyed by the Austens. A selection of this family fare, now thoroughly tested and modernized for today’s cooks, is recreated here, together with some of the more sophisticated dishes which Jane and her characters would have enjoyed at balls, picnics, and supper parties. A fascinating introduction describes Jane’s own interest in food, drawing upon both the novels and her letters, and explains the social conventions of shopping, eating, and entertaining in late Georgian and Regency England." - Amazon

 The Winnie the Pooh Cookbook by Virginia Ellison

"The famously rotund bear is happiest when in possession of a brimming pot of honey, but when it comes time for meals and smackerels, the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood need something a little more substantial. This delightful collection contains over fifty tried-and-true recipes for readers of all ages to make and enjoy, starting with Poohanpiglet pancakes and ending with a recipe for getting thin-with honey sauces, holiday treats, and dishes for every mealtime in between." - Amazon

 Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook by Frankie Frankeney

"Ever wonder what green eggs and ham really taste like? They're yummy. And now everyone can whip up a batch for themselves using this fabulous cookbook. Filled with simple, scrumptious, wacky recipes for such foods as Cat in the Hat Pudding and Moose Juice and Schlopp, this unique cookbook will have the whole family hamming it up in the kitchen." - Barnes and Noble

The Little House Cookbook by Barbara Walker

"Here are over 100 unique recipes celebrating the foods and cooking techniques of Laura's pioneer childhood. Taken from dishes described in the beloved Little House books, these recipes were carefully researched by Barbara M. Walker and tested in her own kitchen. From pancake men and pumpkin pie to vanity cakes and ice cream, these recipes give adults and children alike the chance to experience a taste of Laura's childhood, reminding us of the connection between the food on the table and the work involved in getting it there." - Little House Books

 The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook - Dinah Bulchoz

"With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie. With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as Treacle Tart, Molly's Meat Pies, Kreacher's French Onion Soup, and Pumpkin Pasties. With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you'll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure to make even Mrs. Weasley proud." - Amazon


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