Sometimes, when we are reading fiction books, they have the most interesting delectable delights. It makes you want to dive right into the pages and join in the festivities. Other times, the food sounds like a disgusting pile of crap. Hopefully, this next book is the former.
The Literary Holiday Cookbook *takes excerpts from various literary works and compiles a lovely menu with recipes. At the beginning of each recipe there are quotes from the book chosen. It’s nice to see the interpretation of the dishes described, though the recipes are a bit wordy. I suppose that’s to be expected when discussing literary works.
The cookbook goes through all of the major holidays:
It also includes some festive libations along with small food gifts to give.
What I hope you get out of this book is that food ideas can come from anywhere. Creativity is not relegated to certain activities but is something we can conjure in our minds to either bring to life or let it live in our memory, about anything. Just as books stick with us, so does food. To me, there is no greater combination (maybe besides music) of books and food.
Here are the recipes that speak to me:
Boern’s Honey Nut Banana Bread
Apple Cider Crullers
Coffin Pizza Pockets
Robber “Stakes” (kebabs)
Masque of the Red Death Skeleton Cookies
Blood Orange Scones
London Fog Mystery Cookies
Pizza Pinwheel Cyclones
The White Witches White Chocolate Chai Latte
And that’s not even half of the recipes! This cookbook is full of ideas and delicious recipes that belong on your table. And what’s great about this book, it gives new meaning to the stories we grew up reading. If you want to add this to your shelf, click the link above.
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