Fiction, Realistic, Sci Fi/Fantasy

Bookish Bites

Have you ever read a book and went, Dang, the food they’re talking about sounds amazing? Have you checked out a book, saw it had a recipe and forgot to write it down before the book was returned?

We have we got a treat for you! We’ve looked through books and found similar recipes (if the author didn’t prepare one already) for you to try for yourself!

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies (plus extras)

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Did you wish you could be part of the Song sisters’ Christmas Cookie Bonanza? Well you’re in luck as we found some perfect recipes for the cookies involved!

We found a link by fellow blogger Haley of Fangirl Fury who gave us recipes for two other cookies plus the recipe from Jenny Han herself for the White Chocolate Cranberry cookies.
https://fangirlfury.com/2018/08/15/to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-inspired-baking/

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The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater
November Cakes

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Were you craving November Cakes of your own as you read through the novel? Man, weren’t we all.

Thankfully, author Maggie Stiefvater was awesome enough to write and provide the recipe for those delicious sounding confections.
https://maggiestiefvater.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-name-is-maggie-im-perfectionist-and.html

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A Face Like Glass – Frances Hardinge
Cheese Platter Galore

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Cheese, that’s all we need to say. Since our protagonist works with Cheesemaster Grandible (is that a job we can actually get?) why wouldn’t we put cheese as our “recipe”.

Frances Hardinge didn’t really give us a recipe for a cheese board (and quite honestly, you don’t really need one), but if you want a nice-looking one I found one from Chungah who started Damn Delicious, a food blog.

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Akata Witch – Nnedi Okorafor
Tainted Pepper Soup

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Tainted Pepper Soup sounds pretty…extreme, but as long as you follow the recipe exact from start to finish it should be pretty simple to make. Just know if the soup explodes within an hour, something probably went wrong.

Nnedi Okorafor was generous enough to have left a recipe for the soup on her blog.
For those wondering, Maggi cubes are a vegetable bouillon (a cube of dried stock you add to hot water)
https://nnedi.blogspot.com/2013/12/tainted-pepper-soup-recipe.html

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Bang – Barry Lyga
Pumpkin Manchego Pizza

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Pumpkin pizza base? We were probably all on the same page of surprise when we read this (unless you’re vegetarian and/or more adventurous than the rest of us – which then, props to you!).

Unfortunately Mr. Lyga did not provide a recipe for his masterpiece Pumpkin Manchego Pizza, so we thought we’d lend you a hand a search for a recipe ourselves created by Marjan of savorychicks food blog.
https://www.savorychicks.com/2017/10/pumpkin-pie-or-pizza.html

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A la Carte – Tanita Davis
Mushroom Meatballs

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If you’ve read A la Carte and thought, ‘Why don’t I start on a healthy lifestyle like Lainey?’, you’re on a fantastic thought process. While I myself could never go vegetarian or vegan, I believe we should respect those who can.

Interested in going a more healthy route with your recipes? Thankfully Tanita Davis gave us some of the recipes on her blog.
https://tanitasdavis.com/alacarte.shtml

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Bittersweet – Sarah Ockler
Dirty Little Secrets Cupcakes

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If you didn’t crave cupcakes by the time you finished this book, then you have a much stronger will than I.

Unfortunately Sarah Ockler didn’t include recipes for her cupcakes on her blog so I’ve found the next best thing. First off, I found a YouTube video with a preview of the book that features some of the cupcakes used, after that I found a link for a fantastic look cupcake recipe by Alicia Conti of Bakeholic blog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppKq1-j2jc&t=11s
http://www.bakeaholic.ca/tiramisu-cupcakes/

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From Where I Watch You – Shannon Grogan
Cheesecake Stuffed Snickerdoodles

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Baking cookies has always been an interesting activity, not only can they be simple step-by-step recipes, but you can always make your own additions and improvise on things.

Unfortunately I did not find any recipes for the cookies used in the book, so I found a recipe for a fantastic sounding cookie that I could totally find at a national baking competition.
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a24750077/cheesecake-stuffed-snickerdoodles-recipe/

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North Of Happy – Adi Alsaid
Taco Al Pastor

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While this book has pages upon pages of delicious talk of food we’ve settled on a delicious one of taco al pastor.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a recipe by Ali Alsaid himself so I went ahead a searched for one online.
https://tasty.co/recipe/mexican-style-pork-tacos-tacos-al-pastor

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Pizza, Love, And Other Stuff That Made Me Famous – Kathryn Williams
Homemade Tomato Sauce

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While there were plenty of choices from this book, I chose a recipe I found on YouTube that Kathryn Williams teaches us how to make herself; her mother’s tomato sauce recipe: the first recipe Sophie’s mother taught her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaE4xY3Vx1g

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Relish: My Life In The Kitchen – Lucy Knisley
Chocolate Chip Cookies

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While there were plenty of choices of recipes to choose from, sometimes the best choice is to go with a favorite: chocolate chip cookies.

Megan from the blog, The Hungry Bookworm, typed up Lucy Knisley’s recipe and added it to her blog (complete with pictures from her own baking adventures).
https://www.hungry-bookworm.com/2018/05/15/relish-my-life-in-the-kitchen-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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Stir It Up – Ramin Ganeshram
Coconut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This recipe for Coconut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies comes from Ramin Ganeshram themselves, but is brought to us on the blog by the Institute of Culinary Education, where Ganeshram graduated from.
https://www.ice.edu/blog/recipe-coconut-dark-chocolate-chip-cookies

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Taste Test – Kelly Fiore
Three-Chili Macaroni And Cheese

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Unfortunately I couldn’t find the actual recipe online, so instead I found another chili macaroni and cheese recipe made by Natalie on the blog Life Made Simple.
https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/chili-mac-and-cheese/

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing!

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