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Literary Cookbooks and Recipes

Have you ever read a book and wanted to eat everything they were eating? Sip a butterbeer in The Three Broomsticks? Try Marilla's infamous Raspberry Cordial? Look no further! We've complied a list of literary cookbooks and recipes that will make your mouth water!

1. The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook

Anne of Green Gables is a wonderful book, and this cookbook is a personal favorite of mine! With gorgeous pictures of Prince Edward Island, excerpts from the book, and recipes for foods straight from the novel, this book is a must-have. I highly recommend the baked macaroni!

2. April Bloomfield's English Porridge

Remember when Oliver Twist said the iconic line: "Please sir, may I have some more?" Well now you can enjoy the same porridge as you dive back into the Charles Dickens classic.

3. Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic

This cookbook includes the full, unabridged text of A Christmas Carol along with recipes, photos, and artwork. Cuddle around the fire and let the words of this classic roll over you as you savor fruitcake cookies and juicy ham!

4. Christmas Pudding

Anyone who's read Harry Potter knows that Hogwarts isn't short on delicious food! Whip up this Christmas pudding (the same dessert Harry, Ron, and Hermione dug into at the Christmas feast) as you immerse yourself in the first book in the bestselling series by J.K. Rowling.

5. The Little House Cookbook

Who didn't grow up listening to the stories from Laura Ingalls Wilder? Read the classic tales to another generation as you sample mincemeat pie, corn dodgers, and pulled molasses candy.

6. The Capitol's Frothy Raspberry Soup

Fans of the Hunger Games know that the Capitol isn't short on outrageous things. This frothy raspberry soup from Fictional Foods, however, we can get behind! Savor this light, fluffy concoction that will satisfy your sweet tooth and make you feel like Katniss Everdeen (which is always a good thing).

7. Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes Cookbook

Roald Dahl's stories have captivated children and adults for years. Why not whip up Dahl's imaginative recipes as you explore the childhood classics again? This cookbook is chock-full of whimsical compounds like Lickable Wallpaper and Eatable Pillows that will delight everyone.

8. Butterbeer

Ah, the classic! Scroll all the way on the site linked above to find Butterbeer recipe #1 aka the most creamy, butter-y, butterscotch-y, delicious of them all! My dad whipped this up as we were watching the last Harry Potter movie and I gotta say, it did not disappoint. Listed as the closest recipe to the J.K. Rowling approved, served-at-Universal concoction, this butterbeer is fantastic!

9. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Book-to-Table Classic

The Jane Austen fan will adore this cookbook full of tea-time treats: maple glazed scones, berry tarts, and French macaroons. Any excuse to read Jane Austen, right?

10. Snickerdoodles

A Jenny Han lover will know that the perfect trick for getting Kitty on Lara Jean's good side is snickerdoodles. Whip up a batch of these chewy, cinnamon-y cookies as you re-watch TATBILB for the millionth time!

What's your favorite book-themed recipe? Any fun book traditions?


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