Cook the Book: Literature Themed

Make your next reading time a delight for all senses!

Don’t just feed your mind! Join us this Tuesday, June 15 at 1 pm for our latest Cook the Book. Dish up your favorite book-inspired snack and tune in on zoom. We’ll be talking about what we love to eat and all our favorite books.

Stumped for what to make? We have some really great books written by some of your favorite authors or inspired by their works.

Cookbooks that might teach you something!

Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen by Rae Katherine Eighmey |eBook| Abraham Lincoln cooked! What did he cook you might ask? Take a look into this book that is a fascinating investigation into a part of Lincoln not widely explored. While your here, try a recipe or two!

The Mystery Writers of America cookbook by Kate White |Print| Find out what you favorite mystery authors are cooking up! This book includes recipes from Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more!

The Pat Conroy Cookbook : recipes of my life by Pat Conroy |Print| Conroy combines his unique story telling with his own culinary journey through the American South.

Recipe for Murder : Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction by Estérelle Payany |Print| Have you ever wondered what the Wolf cooks up for supper? Was Little red riding hood a key ingredient? Satisfy your hunger with these villain inspired recipes and entertain yourself with the included excerpts of the stories that brought these villains to life.

Voracious : A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti |Print| Nicoletti combines her love for reading and her talent as a butcher to create these sensational recipes.

Recipes with a side of murder or love?

By Cook or by Crook Corrigan, Maya |eBook| Corrigan’s Five Ingredient Mystery gives you a fun and suspenseful mystery with five delicious recipes.

Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke |Print|eBook|Audiobook| While all the books in this series are definitely a mystery, the recipes in them are not. Take your reading to the next level and bake along with the story!

Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove cookbook by Debbie Macomber |Print| and Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Cookbook Mallery, Susan |Print|eBook| Revisit Food’s Gold and Cedar Cove by following some of these recipes.

Joanne Fluke‘s Lake Eden cookbook |Print| If you want all of Fluke’s recipes without the mysteries, this is the book for you!

Jan Karon’s Mitford cookbook & kitchen reader by Jan Karon |Print| If you are a fan of the Mitford books, this is the cookbook for you! Many of these recipes will be familiar and Karon adds in some of her own personal favorites. Some great bites to enjoy on your rereads!

Fandom Cookbooks

Eat like a Gilmore : the Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls by Kristi Carlson | Print | I can’t attest to how healthy eating like a Gilmore is. However, I am definitely hungry after looking through this book. Maybe you should try your hand at a recipe as you start your next re-watch of Gilmore Girls.

A Feast of Ice and Fire : the Official Companion Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel |Print|eBook| This cookbook gives you all the recipes to have a feast that would transport your straight into this gripping fantasy. As long as you don’t break any oaths or violate any guest rights, you are guaranteed a great time!

Outlander Kitchen : the Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders |Print| You’ve watched the show and read the books. What next? Show your true dedication to everything Outlander by baking Black Jack Randall’s Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge.

The Unofficial Hunger Games cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines |Print | and The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz |Print|eBook| How can you possible reread these books (or watch the movies) without some great snacks? Borrow these books and up your reading game!

Trip Down Memory Lane

Alice eats : a Wonderland Cookbook by Pierre A Lameille |Print| Beautifully illustrated, this cookbook will take you back to Wonderland with some fun easy recipes.

The Anne of Green Gables cookbook by Kate Macdonald |Print| MacDonald, L.M Montgomery’s granddaughter brings some delightful recipes inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Chinese fairy tale feasts : a Literary Cookbook by Paul Yee |Print| and Jewish fairy tale feasts : a literary cookbook by Jane Yolen |Print| These books have lovely illustrations and contain the tales with the recipes. It is a great way to learn about a new culture or revisit some familiar tales.

The Green Eggs and Ham cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan |Print| The title says it all. Find out how to make Green Eggs and Ham and other Dr. Seuss inventions.

Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers |Print|eBook| This is a great title to check out in Halloween. But it is never too early to prep for that day. Make some “ghostly” deserts.

The Winnie-the-Pooh Cookbook by Virginia H. Ellison |Print| Is honey a key ingredient in each recipe? Lets be honest, you would be surprised if it wasn’t!

The Little House Cookbook : Frontier Foods From Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic stories by Barbara M. Walker|Print|


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