Cooking By the Book

February 22, 2022

By: Christa Protano

Ever wonder what Bilbo Baggins or Mr. Darcy ate in a single day? Now, superfans of classic literature can take a deep dive into the diets of a their favorite characters and get creative in the kitchen, too. Inspired by worlds of The Hobbit and Pride & Prejudice, these two hardcover tomes are chockfull of recipes that will transport you on a culinary adventure back to a bygone era. Bon appetit!

Jane Austen’s Table

Fans of Bridgerton and Downton Abbey will want to add this beautiful edition to their cookbook collection. Whether you’re hosting a themed party or simply socializing with friends on rolling hillside nearby, the recipes in Jane Austen’s Table will wow even the most fickle of guests. Here you’ll find eye-catching starters, tasty curries, and elegant desserts to help you create the ultimate Regency experience.

Recipes from the World of Tolkien

If you need some ideas for your second breakfast, dinner and supper, look no further than the realm of J.R.R. Tolkien. After all, The Hobbit may have been the originator of the popular practice of grazing throughout the day. From molasses scones to pork pie, the recipes found here use modern ingredients and American measurements, so you can cook from Middle Earth with ease. 

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