The Book Lover's Cookbook
THE BOOK LOVER’S COOKBOOK Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Kay Jensen Wake up to a perfect breakfast with Mrs. Dalby’s Buttermilk Scones, courtesy of James Herriot’sAll Things Bright and Beautifuland Ichabod’s Slapjacks, as featured in Washington Irving’sThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow. There’s homey comfort food like Connie May's Tomato Pie, created with and inspired by Connie May Fowler(Remembering Blue); Thanksgiving Spinach Casserole (Elizabeth Berg’sOpen House); and Amish Chicken and Dumplings (Jodi Picoult'sPlain Truth) . . . Sample salads, breads, and such soul-warming soups as Nearly-a-Meal Potato Soup (Terry Kay’sShadow Song); Mr. Casaubon’s Chicken Noodle Soup (George Eliot’sMiddlemarch); and Mrs. Leibowitz’s Lentil-Vegetable Soup (Frank McCourt’sAngela’s Ashes) . . . After relishing appetizers and entrees, there’s a dazzling array of desserts, including Carrot Pudding (Charles Dickens’sA Christmas Carol); Effie Belle’s Coconut Cake (Olive Ann Burns’sCold Sassy Tree); and the kids will love C. S. Lewis's Turkish Delight fromThe Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Sprinkled throughout with marvelous anecdotes about writers and writing,The Book Lover’s Cookbookis a culinary and literary delight, a browser’s cornucopia of reading pleasure, and a true inspiration in the kitchen. Shaunda Kennedy Wengerenjoys creative cooking and writing children’s stories and articles. She is currently working on a novel. Her work has been published inBabybug,Ladybug,Wonder Years,American Careers,South Valley Living, andShort-Short Stories for Reading Aloud(The Education Center, 2000). She is an active member of the League of Utah Writers and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She regards her monthly book club meeting as one life’s essential ingredients. Janet Kay Jensenis published inHealing MinistryjournalandThe Magic of Stories. She has received numerous awards for essays, poetry, and short stories, including threeByLine Magazinehonorable mentions. A speech-language pathologist, she holds degrees from Utah State University and Northwestern University. She is writing a novel, teaches poetry classes to jail inmates, and is a literacy tutor. Married and the mother of three sons, she is a consultant at Utah State University. TASTY RECIPES AND THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED THEM Jo’s Best Omelette . . . Little Womenby Louisa May Alcott No Dieter’s Delight Chicken Neapolitan . . . Thinnerby Stephen King Extra-Special Rhubarb Pie . . . The Persian Pickle Clubby Sandra Dallas Grand Feast Crab Meat Casserole . . . At Home in Mitfordby Jan Karon Persian Cucumber and Yogurt . . . House of Sand and Fogby Andre Dubus III Tamales . . . Like Water for Chocolateby Laura Esquivel Bev's No-Fuss Crab Cakes . . . Unnatural Exposureby Patricia Cornwell Macaroni and Cheese . . . The Accidental Touristby Anne Tyler Veteran Split Pea Soup . . . The Red Badge of Courageby Stephen Crane Alternative Carrot-Raisin-Pineapple Salad . . . Midwivesby Chris Bohjalian Summer’s Day Cucumber-Tomato Sandwiches . . . Women in Loveby D. H. Lawrence Refreshing Black Cows . . . The Book of Ruthby Jane Hamilton Dump Punch . . . Pride and Prejudiceby Jane Austen Not Violet, But Blueberry Pie . . . Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryby Roald Dahl Innocent Sweet Bread . . . The Bluest Eyeb
- 2003 Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Jensen
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