As you know, I was recently waylaid with morning sickness. What this usually means is that I spend a significant amount of time in bed. Not so nice in many ways, but it always gives me the chance to read. Ever since I learned how to read, I have loved books. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on. I love Jane Austen and Father Brown mystery stories, and history books and biographies and books on health, and cookbooks and…. the list goes on.
When I was around the age of eleven, I loved wearing these comfy knit dresses with pockets in the front. I loved sticking one of my books in the pockets so that I could always have a book on hand to read. (Don’t I sound like such a nerd?! Being home schooled I didn’t do this in public, just at home). I was one of those children who got in trouble for bringing books to the table and reading late into the night. With my stories I was really transported into other worlds and given new ideas. There is a real wonder that children experience through books and I certainly experienced it!
That love of reading has stayed with me (and I still sometimes stay up much to late reading!). I have always felt that life would be sad indeed without books. But it was during this recent bed ridden, book full, time of mine that I had an idea of how to combine two of my loves, cooking and reading, in a new series. I could hardly wait to get back into my kitchen so I could start.
I thought it would be fun to cook my way through some of my childhood (and adult!) favorite books by sharing mock recipes of the food in the book. I don’t know about you, but there have been times when reading a book when the characters are enjoying their meal and my stomach positively growls and my mouth waters at the thought of their food! Why not make my own version of their food?
That’s what this series is all about-cooking a meal from my favorite books. Our first recipe will be shared next week. See you then!