The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook Review

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook Review

Title: The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea
Author: Kate McDonald and L.M. Montgomery
Published: September 19, 2017, Race Point Publishing
No. of Pages: 112
Cover Price: $19.97 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

Kate McDonald, who is a granddaughter of L.M. Mongomery, author of Anne of Green Gables and the other books in the series, has compiled recipes that seem out of another age, and most definitely seem true-to-form as to what Anne Shirley and her friends were eating at the time the books were written. The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea is a delightful read, as well as a cookbook, and will inspire readers to go back and read the series again. There is a charming quote from one of the novels on each recipe page.

When we love characters in a series like most of us love Anne Shirley, it seems appropriate that we would like to prepare dishes that Anne and her friends ate. This is a charming cookbook, with recipes that are actually appealing and simple to make. The directions are easy to understand, and the beautiful photographs take readers back to another simpler time. Mrs. Irving’s Delicious Shortbread is decadent and buttery; it has minimal ingredients and turns out perfectly. There is a recipe for Old Fashioned Lemonade, as well as fancy egg salad sandwiches topped with herb butter. The Sunshiny Corn Soufflé is excellent, and the Afternoon Ruby Tea Biscuits are perfect for an old fashioned tea. The Shepherd’s Pie is very typical, and there is also a good recipe for vegetable soup. Most of the recipes will appeal to both children and adults, and are simple to make.

All told, The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook is charming, and with its literary ties to the wonderful books, would make an excellent gift or coffee-table book.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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