Goodreads appetizer: Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this second volume of a fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them. This year's volume features even more tasty reads, recipes and book bloggers.
Books were selected from the author’s book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like “Caramel Crack” from Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, "Everliving Soup" from Brodi Ashton's Everneath, and "Jagged Ham" from Elana Johnson's Possession. Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.
The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook includes a foreword by David Farland, award winning, New York Times Bestselling author, and showcases more than one hundred 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.
What Reviewers Are Saying:
"The Book Blogger's Cookbook has the best combination of two of my favorite things: food and books. Overall, it's sort of a dream book for readers who love cooking."
-Elani at La Femme Readers book reviews
"The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook is a beautiful blend of a cookbook about books. It's worth reading straight through if only to find new books to add to your "to-read" shelf."
-Lisa Mangum, author of the award winning The Hourglass Door series.
"The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook is more than a mere cookbook. It contains review bits of bloggers stating what they loved about the featured books. The blogger testaments make you want to read the novels and the photos make your mouth water. Perfect combination!"
-Stella from Ex Libris. (yep, I've been blurbed! :-D)
I will confess that my favourite part, the "I'm impatiently turning the pages to get there" part are Christy's introductions/explanations on how and why such book inspired that recipe and why she thinks they fit together. Sometimes the reason is a cover, a setting, a character or even a meal featured in the novel, but every time I am excited to discover this special link pairing the treat with the story.
Once again the cookbook has plenty of easy and quick recipes that don't require hours of slaving away in the kitchen and can be whipped up in no time. But Christy takes it up a notch by including some more complex and challenging recipes for seasoned cooks which require some experience or at least effort and time on the baker's end.
I'm sure I would have enjoyed the recipes and their connection to the books if I had read these novels, but as I mostly read adult titles I wasn't familiar with the featured books (there were 2 adult titles and the rest were YA or children's books). (my request for the 2013 Blogger Cookbook: please include more adult titles, don't leave us out! ;-)
I find it applaudable how besides the big shot, popular and famous titles (like Divergent, Matched and Starcrossed) Christy Dorrity also highlights some lesser known and indie titles as well.