Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

"From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory-More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike"

As most of you know, I have been reading all the Harry Potter books in a row to gear up for the final movie coming out. I'm currently halfway through the 5th book, with two more to go I'm confident I'll finish them before part 1 of the final movie comes out November 19th. They eat a lot throughout the books. Whether they're sitting in the Great Hall having dinner, making a trip down to Hogsmeade on a Saturday or visiting the Burrow during the holidays it seems the interesting food described has become it's own character throughout the books. Unfortunately, this is an unofficial cookbook and not approved by J.K. Rowling herself, but it will do for now. I honestly can't believe they hadn't come up with this prior to Dinah Bucholz's publishing her own take on the mysterious wizarding world cuisine. Somethings to note if you are interested in purchasing this cookbook, Bucholz wanted to make sure she catered to the American taste without offending the British roots where the food has come from. Also, the recipes are child appropriate so if you're looking for Aunt Petunia's Fruitcake with brandy (the traditional way), you can go to the book's website to find the traditional recipes for all modified ones. There is no Butterbeer recipe included (big frown), but you will find things like Treacle Tarts, Pumpkin Pasties, Molly’s Meat Pies and Kreacher’s French Onion Soup.

This might make its way on to my Christmas list. Thanks to my friend Julie for finding this!

♥ Erin

1 comment:

Caroline said...

I might have to get this for Fred!