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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike (Unofficial Cookbook) Hardcover – Deckle Edge, September 18, 2010
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"If your kids love Harry Potter, nothing is going to inspire them to get in the kitchen like this cookbook. Some of the best parts of the Harry Potter books are the rich descriptions of the holiday feasts at the Great Hall. With this book, your kids can make Harry's favorite dessert (treacle tart, of course). They can make the mince pies that Mrs. Weasley sends Harry every Christmas, and the pumpkin pasties from the Halloween feast scene I loved reading as a kid. They can even make Mrs. Dursley's pudding—the one Dobby destroys in the beginning of The Chamber of Secrets. As long as you don't mind your kids going down the weird meat-pie, haggis, and Scotch collop–filled path that is the world of British food, this book is sure to be a hit." (Epicurious)
"Cooking dishes from popular fantasy books--from Harry Potter to A Game of Thrones to the Twilight vampire tales--has become a pastime for fans seeking to immerse themselves in their favorite fictional worlds. Literary foodies are trading tips on how to cook eel pie and nettle soup, sharing ideas on blogs, YouTube and Twitter, and occasionally scoring cookbook deals. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, which came out last year, has sold more than 150,000 copies." --The Wall Street Journal
"The Harry Potter series is filled with all sorts of fantastic magic, but some of the most memorable moments are centered around the fantastic edibles that J. K. Rowling created. Lucky for all of us muggles, Dinah Buchholz has penned The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, a guide to recreating all sorts of witchy and wizardy vittles introduced throughout the series." --Serious Eats
"With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie. With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories." --Maria's Space blog
"After a long winter's day, ever wish you could just cozy up in the Burrow and have Molly Weasley whip you up a little roast chicken with mashed potatoes? Now you can...with a bit of Muggle work. There are some delectable-sounding treats, including a lot of stick-to-your-ribs winter fare. It sure is fun cooking to these literary references. And if you have any plans to throw a Harry Potter theme party, this cookbook is a must-have." --GeekMom
"From Cauldron Cakes to Pumpkin Pasties...this magical tome for muggles is filled with awesome facts about each recipe." --The Book Table Blog
"We love it!! In fact, we're such geeks, my husband and I planned our weekly date nights around this book. This book has everything Harry Potter. Not only does this cookbook have delicious recipes that make me feel like I'm in the Harry Potter story, but it cites each recipe from the book, so I know exactly where to imagine myself while eating these delicious treats. So...if you are geeky (like we are) and love good recipes (which we do), I highly recommend this cookbook!" --Pink Apron blog
"This cookbook is extremely comprehensive. With more than 150 recipes, it includes foods explicitly mentioned in the Harry Potter books. The author includes historical tidbits about the recipes. I love this kind of thing. The cookbook features delicious-sounding dishes that you could easily whip up in your own kitchen." --Food Lush blog
"Manage all your kitchen mischief, such as Cauldron Cakes and Molly’s meat pies. We won’t tell if you pretend your mixing bowl is a cauldron."
"This book could rightly be regarded as something like a portkey; to open it is to at once be transported back to a living world of … culinary delights. A pleasant stroll down memory lane with old friends. It’s a walk worth taking for many reasons, not least of which is the abundance of good eating to be shared along the way." (Flavorful World)
About the Author
Dinah Bucholz taught English before working as a copyeditor for a book publisher. A passionate pie baker known for her fine desserts, Bucholz is now a full-time mother to her four children in Philadelphia, PA. Visit her website at www.unofficialharrypottercookbook.com.
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Anyways the recipes are phenomenal, especially the pies! It's pretty basic sometimes, it's more European type quisiene so if you don't like haggis, liver, lamb, or other English/Scottish dishes etc then these recipes aren't for you.
The book references are cute and I vaguely remember some of them, my younger siblings go crazy when I make anything from this book because they love Harry Potter.
Most recently I made meat and potatoe pies from pg 44, the recipe makes 6 pies and I assumed from the size they wouldn't be very filling so I made 12. Boy was I wrong, 2 of these things and you're in a food coma, can't wait to make more though!
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Only negative is that on the back cover there is something called "Molly's Meat Pies" but that...Read more