The little library cookbook : 100 recipes from your favorite books / Kate Young ; photographs by Lean Timms.

Would you like to taste Paddington Bear's marmalade? Or a clam chowder from Moby Dick? Drawing from her popular food blog, The Little Library Café, Kate Young has created more than 100 recipes inspired by beloved works of fiction--classics and contemporary bestsellers alike, including stories for a...

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Main Author: Young, Kate (Food writer),
Other Authors: Timms, Lean,
Published: New York : Sterling Epicure, [2018]
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"What a joy this is for hungry readers everywhere: stylish, fun and clever. If there is comfort food, there is also comfort reading, and The Little Library Cookbook is it." --Bee Wilson
This enchanting collection of over 100 literary-themed recipes will delight booklovers.

Would you like to taste Paddington Bear's marmalade? Or a clam chowder from Moby Dick ? Drawing from her popular food blog, The Little Library Café, Kate Young has created more than 100 recipes inspired by beloved works of fiction--classics and contemporary bestsellers alike, including stories for all ages. The appealing cookbook offers delectable dishes to serve for breakfast, family dinners, holiday meals, midnight feasts, and parties and celebrations. You'll learn how to prepare the afternoon tea served at Manderley and decadent tarts the Queen of Hearts would love--all while reading food-related excerpts from your favorite books.

Table of Contents


p. xiii

Before noon


p. 4

The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett


p. 6

A Bear Called PaddinglonMichael Bond

Tunna Pannkakor

p. 9

Pippi LongstockingAstrid Lindgren

(Cold) Apple Pie

p. 12

The Railway ChildrenE. Nesbit

Fruity Nutbread

p. 16

RedwallBrian Jacques

Cinnamon Rolls

p. 18

The GoldfinchDonna Tartt

An Egg Boiled Very Soft

p. 22

EmmaJane Austen

Green Eggs & Ham

p. 25

Green Eggs and HamDr. Seuss


p. 27

The Camomile LawnMary Wesley

Baked Beans

p. 32

Little House in the Big WoodsLaura Ingalls Wilder

Rice, Miso, Pickles, Egg

p. 35

Norweigian WoodHaruki Murakami

Curried Chicken

p. 38

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesSir Arthur Conan Doyle

Around noon

A Loaf of Bread, Pepper, Vinegar & Oysters

p. 44

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found ThereLewis Carroll

Wild Garlic & Potato Salad

p. 46

How I Live NowMeg Rosoff

Crab & Avocado Salad

p. 49

The Bell JarSylvia Plath

Potato & Leek Soup With Rye Bread

p. 51

The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak

Stuffed Eggplant

p. 54

Love in the Time of CholeraGabriel García Márquez

Roasted Pheasant

p. 58

Danny, the Champion of the WorldRoald Dahl

Sole Meunière

p. 60

My life in FranceJulia Child and Alex Prud'homme

Thin Pastry With Spiced Beef

p. 62

White TeethZadie Smith

Gin Martini & Chicken Sandwich

p. 65

Franny and ZooeyJ. D. Salinger


p. 68

The Secret Diary of Adrian MoleAged 133/4 and Sue Townsend

A Farmhouse Lunch For Five

p. 72

Steak and Ale Pie; Pickled Beets; Pickled Onions Five on a Hike TogetherEnid Blyton

Afternoon (tea)

Hunny & Rosemary Cakes

p. 80

Winnie-the-PoohA. A. Milne

Bread, Butter & Honey

p. 82

I Capture the CastleDodie Smith

Currant Buns

p. 86

The Tale of Peter RabbitBeatrix Potter


p. 88

The Butterfly LionMichael Morpurgo

Spice Cookies

p. 92

We Have Always Lived in the CastleShirley Jackson

Coconut Shortbread

p. 94

The Essex SerpentSarah Perry

Meringues & Iced Coffee

p. 97

A Room vsitha ViewE. M. Forster


p. 99

The Pursuit of LoveNancy Mitford


p. 102

In Search of Lost TimeMarcel Proust


p. 104

A Thousand Splendid SunsKhaled Hosseini

Vanilla Layer Cake

p. 107

Anne of Green GabiesL. M. Montgomery


p. 110

RebeccaDaphne du Maurier

Mint Julep

p. 113

The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald

Hush's Feast

p. 116

Pumpkin Scones; Larmnglons: Anzac Biscuits Possum MagicMem Fox

The dinner table

Neapolitan Pizza

p. 126

My Brilliant FriendElena Ferrante

Spaghetti & Meatballs

p. 130

The GodfatherMario Puzo

A Thousand Pork & Ginger Dumplings

p. 134

The Kitchen God's WifeAmy Tan


p. 137

MiddlesexJeffrey Eugenides

Jollof Rice

p. 140

AmericanahChiniLimanda Ngozi Adiehie

A Fine Curry

p. 142

Vanity FairWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

Fish & Chips

p. 144

The Bear Nobody WantedJanet and Allen Ahlberg

Chicken Casserole

p. 148

Excellent WomenBarbara Pym

Curried Sausages

p. 150

Two Weeks with the QueenMorris Gleitzman

Steak & Onions

p. 152

The End of the AffairGraham Greene

Clam Chowder

p. 156

Moby-DickHerman Melville

Black Ice Cream

p. 159

The Hundred and One DalmatiansDodie Smith

Bread & Butter Pudding

p. 161

AtonementIan McEwan

Blueberry Pie

p. 163

Charlotte's WebE. B White

Figs & Custard

p. 166

DublinersJames Joyce

Treacle Tart & Rosemary Ice Cream

p. 169

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneJ. K. Rowling

Dinner For Two aT The England

p. 173

Turbot in Lemon Sauce; Chicken with Tarragon: Fruit in LuqueurAnna Karenina and Leo Tolstoy

The Women'S Meal

p. 179

Vegetable Consommé; Beef, Greens, and Potatoes; Prunes in Armagnac with Brown Bread and Buiier Jte Cream A Room of One's OwnVirginia Woolf

Midnight feasts


p. 190

The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman

Creamed Haddock on Toast

p. 192

Sleeping MurderAgatha Christie

Marmalade Roll195

The lion, the Witch and the WardrobeC. S. Lewis


p. 198

Tomorrow, When the War BeganJohn Marsden


The Wolves of Willoughby ChaseJoan Aiken


p. 204

Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto

Soup & English Muffins

p. 207

A Litile Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sausage Rolls

p. 211

Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireJ. K. Rowling

Seed Cake

p. 213

The HobbitJ. R. R. Tolkien

Parties & celebrations

An Enormous Round Chocolate Cake

p. 220

MatildaRoald Dahl

The Queen of Hearts's Tarts

p. 222

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carroll

Pear & Lemon Birthday Cake

p. 225

Comet In MoominlandTove Jansson

Spongy Trifle

p. 230

My Naughty Little SisterDorothy Edwards

Lane Cake

p. 233

To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee


p. 236

The Diary of a Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith

Ice Pudding

p. 240

Cold Comfort FarmStella Gibbons

Queen Ann'S Pudding

p. 243

UlyssesJames Joyce

Three Kings' Day Bread

p. 245

Like Water for ChocolateLaura Esquivel

Raspberry Shrub

p. 250

What Katy DidSusan Coolidge

Marmaduke Scarlet's Feast

p. 254

Saffron Cake; Cream Horns; Cornish Pasty The Little White HorseElizabeth Goudge


Christmas Cake

p. 262

Wombats Don't Have ChristmasJane Burrell and Michael Dugan

Turkish Delight

p. 265

The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeC. S. Lewis

Mince Pies

p. 268

Behind the Scenes at the MuseumKate Atkinson


p. 271

Litile WomenLouisa May Alcott

Christmas Dinner

p. 274

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

Smoking Bishop

p. 280

A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens

Christmas Pudding

p. 283

A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens

Crystallized Ginger

p. 286

The Adventure of the Christmas PuddingAgatha Christie

New Year'S Day Turkey Curry

p. 288

Bridget Jones's DiaryHelen Fielding

Recipe Index

p. 292

Author Index

p. 296

Extended Copyright

p. 298

Thank You

p. 300