I am an avid reader of cookbooks. I enjoy trying new recipes and making dishes from different cultures and styles of cooking. When reading a cookbook, I always try to consider the time commitment for each dish and whether the ingredient list is easily accessible (Do I want to travel to an exotic locale for a spice?). Each of these literary-inspired cookbooks contains recipes and references to dishes your favorite heroine/hero ate throughout the novel and an ingredient list that makes it possible in your own kitchen.
Banana Fritters with Caramel Sauce (Ch. 8 Deserts and Snacks at School)
This recipe is on my to-make list. The idea of fried bananas paired with a homemade caramel sauce sounds delightful.
Bear Honey and Nut Spread (Breakfast Foods/Winnie-the-Pooh)
This recipe is quick and delicious. The ingredient list is simple: ½ cup chopped nuts (I used pecans but any will work), four tablespoons of honey and bread to spread it on. This would be an excellent recipe for little ones who want to help cook or a sweet treat with a cup of tea!
A delicious soup course and a historical drama– As the title indicates, this cream of barley soup was served on the tragic and final evening of the Titanic’s travels. I made this soup and it did not disappoint.
Prim’s Basil-Wrapped Goat Cheese Balls (Ch. 4 Humble Beginnings)
I think this would make a lovely appetizer!
Sansa’s Strawberry Chiffon Pie (Ch. 6 Deceitful Delights: Desserts, Drinks, and “Poisonous” Cocktails)
The base for this pie is a graham cracker crust and a fresh strawberry filling. I think that a graham cracker crust is a bit simpler to make than the traditional dough crust.