Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

by:  Dinah Bucholz

Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall.

A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid?s hut.
Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express.

With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as:

Treacle Tart--Harry's favorite dessert
Molly's Meat Pies--Mrs. Weasley's classic dish
Kreacher's French Onion Soup
Pumpkin Pasties--a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart

With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you'll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure to make even Mrs. Weasley proud!

I'm not a cookbook person, but when I saw this one I had to have it.  I bought one for me and one for my sister.  We both love it!  I sat down and read the entire cookbook in one sitting.  For every recipe it references where it shows up in the Harry Potter books.  I thought that was so fun.  There are little blurbs throughout about the history of various dishes and bits of trivia here and there. 

This would be a perfect book to pick up to make treats for Halloween parties!


Barb Webb said...

Saw your Twitter...thanks so much for sharing! This is the perfect gift for my daughter's birthday!

Headed to buy a copy!

Rural Mom

Bonnie said...

As long as the recipes don't call for eye of newt or bat's wings, I'm headed to the book store! What a great take on Harry Potter.

B said...

This sounds like a really fun Halloween book! Thanks :)

Tara said...

This is fantastic! I'm going to go buy one right now - thanks for sharing :)