January 26, 2012


I've been thinking of new things to blog.  I love food.  I love books.  Why not create recipes for foods in novels, then share the recipes and pics here?  I felt like a genius!

Alas, the internet proved I am not the only person to come up with this idea.  I'd thought to do the classic prune stew in The Hunger Games, but it looks like there's a dozen of those on the internet.

Still, I think I'd have a lot of fun doing this (and none of the stew recipes looked like what I'd envisioned, so we may yet see that).  I enjoy inventing recipes and I'd like to think I'm good at it.  I haven't mentioned it on the blog, but I did have a recipe published at Better Homes & Gardens (it's here; byline's given in the Nov 2010 issue).  I don't have any book reviews posting in February and I rambled about writing this week...so to launch off this new column, I want to post a new recipe every week of February.  We'll get back to boardgames in March.

Any requests?  If you're an author, I'm happy to whip up something from your book, or if there's something you've just always wanted to try, let me know!  I want these posts to be interesting.


  1. I know that kind of thing has been done before, because my mom's bought a couple of book lover's cookbooks where they make food either from or inspired by certain books. Still, I think this would be a fun column. I look forward to reading the recipes!


  2. Ooh, this sounds like fun! I'd be interested in any of the French food mentioned in Anna and the French Kiss...they all sound so yummy. :)

  3. I'm afraid I haven't read that one...but I will peruse my shelves for other books with French food.