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9 Cookbooks for Anyone Who, Well, Loves Books

Literature lovers, this one's for you!

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The Little Library Cookbook

A good writer can bring tantalizing meals to life in the minds of a reader. But The Little Library Cookbook helps you actually make them. Find beloved recipes from 100 of your favorite books, including Alice in Wonderland, Moby Dick, and Sherlock Holmes. Making these treats for a book club? Follow these simple tricks to plan the best book club party ever. 

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Gin Austen

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of this good book must be in want of a drink”—or at least that’s the tagline for this cocktail collection inspired by the work of Jane Austen. You’ll find clever recipes, bartending tips and even Jane Austen drinking games. All this drinking is bound to make you hungry. What could be a more fitting accompaniment to your classic cocktails than these tasty recipes inspired by classic novels?

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook 

Potterheads, listen up. You can finally get a taste of Harry’s beloved treacle tarts, Mrs. Weasley’s classic meat pies, and even Hagrid’s rock cakes. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook will help you make magic in the kitchen for wizards and muggles alike. Since one book is never enough for fans of the wizarding world, more magical Harry Potter-inspired recipes can be found here.

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Tequila Mockingbird

The perfect gift for literature lovers, Tequila Mockingbird pairs delicious drinks with beloved novels. Find creative cocktails like ‘Romeo and Julep,’ ‘Vermouth the Bell Tolls’ and ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey Goose.’ For even more puns, check out the book’s sequel, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita. Serving these drinks at a book club? These crowd-pleasing recipes will perfectly compliment your literary cocktails.

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A Feast of Ice and Fire

Regardless of who’s sitting on the Iron Throne, food in the Seven Kingdoms always looks delicious. A Feast of Ice and Fire teaches us how to make the series’ best dishes—like King’s Landing lemon cakes (Sansa’s favorite!), meat pies from The North, and Dorne’s stuffed grape leaves. Pass the wine, please! Just add these recipes to the 35 essentially recipes you should know by the time you’re 35.

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The Little House Cookbook 

An oldie but goodie, The Little House Cookbook has been helping readers for decades recreate their favorite dishes from the little house in the big woods. You, too, can eat like Ma, Laura and the rest of the Ingalls clan—just make sure you have a cast-iron skillet handy. If you’re still hungry for a taste of the little house, try out these recipes inspired by life on the prairie.

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Scone with the Wind 

Promising “cakes and bakes with a literary twist”—Scone with the Wind does not disappoint. The baker in your life will enjoy tons of fun recipes, like ‘Tart of Darkness,’ ‘On the Rocky Road’ and ‘Nineteen-eighty Petit Fours.’ If you’re wondering, here’s how to make bakery-worthy scones.

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An Unexpected Cookbook

Hobbits are known for their seven meals, and An Unexpected Cookbook offers recipes for all of them! Get a taste of the Shire with these tasty renditions of meat pies, sweet biscuits, cakes and, of course, taters. If you’re planning to make another meal in true Hobbit spirit, you’ll need our top-rated recipes!

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The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook 

The perfect book for a child (or a child at heart!), The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook charms us with beautiful photos, darling illustrations, and tasty recipes from the land of Avonlea. For more charming recipes, check out these vintage cakes. Looking for more treats to serve at your next book club? Here are 18 finger foods perfect for a party.

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