Book Lover's Cookbook

Book Lover's Cookbook contains recipes from celebrated works of literature. With nearly 200 recipes, this unique cookbook for the cookbook and literature lover brings you dishes like Amish Chicken and Dumplings from Jodi Picoult's Plain Truth, Carrot Pudding from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and Macaroni and Cheese from Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 326 pages 

Copyright: 2003 

Publisher: Ballantine Books 

Author: Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Kay Jensen 

ISBN: 9780345465009

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Description: Have you ever wanted to make a sumptuous meal worthy of Babette's Feast1? Now you can! The Book Lover's Cookbook features nearly 200 recipes that were cooked up, served, or mentioned in your favorite novels and works of nonfiction. Kitchen- and taste-tested, these delicious recipes are each accompanied by a delectable excerpt from the book that highlights the featured dish.  

Wake up to a perfect breakfast with Mrs. Dalby's Buttermilk Scones, courtesy of James Herriot's All Things Bright and Beautiful, and Ichabod's Slapjacks, as featured in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. There's homey comfort food like Connie May's Tomato Pie, created with and inspired by Connie May Fowler (Remembering Blue); Thanksgiving Spinach Casserole (Elizabeth Berg's Open House); and Amish Chicken and Dumplings  from Jodi Picoult's Plain Truth.

Sample salads, breads, and such soul-warming soups as Nearly-a-Meal Potato Soup (Terry Kay's Shadow Song); Mr. Casaubon's Chicken Noodle Soup (George Eliot's Middlemarch); and Mrs. Leibowitz's Lentil-Vegetable Soup (Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes). 

After relishing appetizers and entrees, there's a dazzling array of desserts, including Carrot Pudding (Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol); Effie Belle's Coconut Cake (Olive Ann Burns's Cold Sassy Tree); and the kids will love C. S. Lewis's Turkish Delight from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. 

Sprinkled throughout with marvelous anecdotes about writers and writing, The Book Lover's Cookbook is a culinary and literary delight, a browser's cornucopia of reading pleasure, and a true inspiration in the kitchen. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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