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Post by EllieA » 27 Mar 2018, 14:13

I used to obsess over the food in the Redwall books-- we tried to make things like strawberry cordial and some of the other sweets.

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 27 Mar 2018, 15:33

I was always interested in trying some of the food from The Redwall series. The foods sounded so delicious, I couldn't wait to try them. I have found a recipe book for the foods, but have yet to purchase it.

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Post by Wyocate » 14 Apr 2018, 14:13

Has anyone read the book Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell.

It is a great book that was made into an equally great movie. I like when a movie closely follows the book.

I have never tried any of the recipes by Julia Child. But I want to!! My fear of failure is what holds me back. I mean, c'mon, Julia Child IS the piece de resistance of cooking!

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Post by Eileen R » 18 Apr 2018, 10:33

Not really but if I get the chance I definitely will.

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Post by P0tt3ry » 27 Apr 2018, 23:49

If you're a Patricia Cornwall fan, this is the cookbook for you: Food to Die For: Secrets from Kay Scarpetta's Kitchen. I've tried a number of the recipes for meals cooked by Kay in the books. They all turned out well.

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 12 May 2018, 03:20

Oh yes I have, but more often, I try food after seeing them in a movie. My taste buds salivates after reading about a food or seeing food on the television.

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Post by Riszell » 04 Jul 2018, 01:27

When I learned that there's an IHOP in the Philippines, we tried their pancakes. I only known of the said restaurant through Fifty Shades of Grey when I read the book and was dying to try their pancakes ever since that.

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Post by Lil Reads » 18 Jul 2018, 02:02

I'm not the best cook, so I've saved recipes to try with my more talented relatives.

Someone created a recipe book based on food mentioned in The Chronicles of Narnia; I really wanted to try some of the savory dishes.

In the original run of American Girl Samantha Parkington, a rich girl raised by her grandmother in 1904 New York, ate watercress sandwiches and they sounded like great summer snacks. I am still frustrated I've never been able to find watercress.
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Post by Noraine Alissa Poria » 10 Oct 2018, 23:37

I can't remember what book that is, but there's this book that has a chef as a main character. And there's an additional recipe from the book that the main character had cook, and I tried copying it but it was horrible.

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Post by fictaddict » 12 Oct 2018, 17:46

Yes! I read a Barbara Taylor Bradford novel where the characters loved Yorkshire pudding and bread-and-drippings, so I tried to make a roast with those things. Yorkshire pudding came out nice, but bread and dripping was gross. I guess spreading meat fat on bread isn't as nice in real life as it was in the book.

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Post by ayz » 13 Oct 2018, 07:25

I've been reading recipes from all sort of of book recipes, i'm trying to catch ideas to complete my desire to make a certain dish that i can make for my family , friends and maybe add up in our small family business, books helps me a lot , i love the idea of every books that shows how every dish could possibly look gives me more interest and the courage to cook far better than before

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Post by Farida Bali » 18 Oct 2018, 21:38

There's a lot of baked food in Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before books and it definitely made me crave cupcakes and muffins and cookies.

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Post by Zimall » 31 Oct 2018, 07:52

Yep i did tried some beverage and it turned out to be the novel i read, the heroin used to make and drink a specific beverage and i thought it would be great if she is drinking it very often😀

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