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Review and Giveaway! “The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook” by Dinah Bucholz

Monday, December 10th, 2012 by Lisa

 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5:45pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you for your wonderful comments.  This is a really cool cookbook!  The winner has been chosen and has been notified by email.  Congratulations April!


Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

I have something today that the kids in your life are going to love!  If they (or you) have read the Chronicles of Narnia books or have seen the movies, they will recognize many of the delicacies  in “The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook: From Turkish Delight to Gooseberry Fool – Over 150 Recipes Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia” by Dinah Bucholz.  Even if you aren’t familiar with this series, you will love the whimsical, magical nature of this book.

For this review, I consulted my daughter, who is very familiar with the Chronicles of Narnia stories.  We sat and went through all of the recipes in the book.  She really thought it was fun to see all of the foods she remembers from the novels.

Toffee fruit for breakfast?  Sure, if you are dining with Fledge!  From “BREAKFAST WITH FLEDGE”:

“Digory is so eager to prove himself that he takes off with Polly without a thought for provisions.  So the children share between them a bag of toffees, and on a impulse, Digory plants the last toffee.  And lo!  In the morning, they find that a toffee tree covered with soft toffee fruit has sprung up.”  (The Magician’s Nephew, chapters 12-13)

This book is full of enchanting recipes to try with your child.  Some of the recipes my daughter and I want to try are:

  • Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
  • Sweet and Creamy Hot Vanilla
  • Iced Sherbet (Creamy Orange Sherbet)
  • Flat, Flabby Cakes (Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Pancakes)
  • Heavenly Honey Cake
  • Fried Spinach

This book is recommended for children ages 9 and up.  I would like to mention that it is not a gluten-free cookbook, but that there are several recipes that are naturally gluten-free or that with the help of an adult, could be made gluten-free by using gluten-free ingredients.

You can purchase “The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook” on and Barnes &

I am also very excited to be able to offer ONE FREE COPY to one very magical reader!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, December 10, 2012) until Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.

Best of luck to all!