I am very happy to be a stop on 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook Tour and welcome its author, fellow blogger Christy Dorrity at Ex Libris! Please give Christy a warm welcome and read on to discover what inspired her, try out an original bookish recipe and for your chance to win a Kindle! Isn't life sweet? :-)
Hi Christy! Could you please share with my readers your inspiration for the cookbook? Or even better, could you please pick one book and the recipe accompanying it and tell us why this specific book inspired this recipe? What elements made you think these two were meant for each other?
As soon as I read Impossible by Nancy Werlin, I knew that I wanted to feature a recipe that used herbs. Werlin's novel is based on the folk song "Scarborough Fair" popularized by Simon and Garfunkel. I have always been intrigued with the unique lyrics to "Scarborough Fair" and I have an herb garden so the two fell together nicely.
1 cup flour1/4 cup plus 1/2 tablespoon sugar, divided1/8 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley1/2 teaspoon each finely chopped fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened1 egg white, lightly beaten
1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°.
You can find Christy at her book blog Dearest Dreams and at the official site of The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook.
The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook by Christy Dorrity
Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them.
Books were selected from the author's book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like "Fairy Touched Calico Brownies" from the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, "7-Day Layer Dip" from Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, and "I Hate Chocolate Cake" from Amanda Hocking's Switched. Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.
The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook includes a foreword by Amanda Hocking, author of the USA Today Bestselling Trylle Trilogy and showcases over seventy reviews with links to book review blogs and author websites.
Whether you're a food lover, an avid reader or a book blogger, there's something for you in The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post or any of the great blogs that are participating.