Ever wonder about all the food in my books, Gentle Reader? Ever want to try to cook any of those dishes? Well if wishes were blogs…
Quietly, behind the scenes for the past year or more Sariann Lehrer and I have been working to create a blog based on cooking the dishes written into my books. (Sariann is the genius behind A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, with George of course). Most of the food and meals I talk about in the Finishing School and the Parasol Protectorate actually existed, and I do a lot of research to make certain they are authentic. On Tentacle & Treacle Sariann will take it one step further and cook the dishes using modern ingredients.
Sariann is doing most (well, all) of the work and she has a busy life, so please don’t expect posts all the frequently, but we have launched with a tried and tested treacle tart! We will be moving on from there with many more of adapted recipes from my books, both the tasty and the weird. So follow the blog if you want to cook away. I’m interested in your thoughts on these recipes if you chose to replicate them yourselves.
Of course, I am providing tea pairings for every dish cooked. As the posts drop, I will try to link to them here, but to make sure you don’t miss them you are better off following yourself.
Hoping you all are having happy holidays full of friends and good cheer, but most importantly, good food!
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|Robe à la Polonaise 1775 The Victoria & Albert Museum|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Unzipped-Bag-Shaped Hand-Blown Glass Bowl|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|Libratone’s Loop Wireless Speaker|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Three Writing Tips Learned from NaNoWriMo
PROJECT ROUND UP
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second. Out now!
Soulless Vol. 3 (AKA Blameless the manga) ~ Out now!
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. Release date to come.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Working rough draft.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Rewrite begins in 2014.
The Bookworm Radio Show
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