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Avonlea beckons in this cookbook inspired by the most famous Canadian children's book, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. "Kindred spirits" both young and old will enjoy experiencing late-nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island firsthand through the delicious recipes culled from the eight books in the Anne of Green Gables series. From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, to Avonlea beckons in this cookbook inspired by the most famous Canadian children's book, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. "Kindred spirits" both young and old will enjoy experiencing late-nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island firsthand through the delicious recipes culled from the eight books in the Anne of Green Gables series. From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, to Anne's Liniment Cake and Diana Barry's Favorite Raspberry Cordial, these recipes are easy to prepare and delicious to serve up any day, on a weekend, or for special occasions! With full-color photography, whimsical illustrations, and quotes and anecdotes from the books, get ready to be immersed in Anne Shirley's world.


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Avonlea beckons in this cookbook inspired by the most famous Canadian children's book, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. "Kindred spirits" both young and old will enjoy experiencing late-nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island firsthand through the delicious recipes culled from the eight books in the Anne of Green Gables series. From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, to Avonlea beckons in this cookbook inspired by the most famous Canadian children's book, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. "Kindred spirits" both young and old will enjoy experiencing late-nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island firsthand through the delicious recipes culled from the eight books in the Anne of Green Gables series. From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, to Anne's Liniment Cake and Diana Barry's Favorite Raspberry Cordial, these recipes are easy to prepare and delicious to serve up any day, on a weekend, or for special occasions! With full-color photography, whimsical illustrations, and quotes and anecdotes from the books, get ready to be immersed in Anne Shirley's world.

30 review for The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea

  1. 5 out of 5

    Manybooks

    While I have found Kate Macdonald's The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook delightful and the featured recipes both interesting and always simply conceptualised (which is especially appreciated since the book is indeed and clearly geared towards children cooking either by themselves or with adult supervision) personally, although I did very much love the many quotations from Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Windy Poplars, I certainly would have wanted a bit more information on L.M. M While I have found Kate Macdonald's The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook delightful and the featured recipes both interesting and always simply conceptualised (which is especially appreciated since the book is indeed and clearly geared towards children cooking either by themselves or with adult supervision) personally, although I did very much love the many quotations from Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Windy Poplars, I certainly would have wanted a bit more information on L.M. Montgomery herself to have been included (especially considering that Kate Macdonald is L.M. Montgomery's granddaughter), not to mention that I also do find it a trifle sad that none of the many dainties housekeeper Susan Baker creates and makes in the later Anne books, in especially Rainbow Valley and Anne of Ingleside are mentioned and shown as recipes. However and that all being said, the thirty-one recipes of The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook all and sundry do look very much appealing, with mostly natural ingredients being used, and indeed, they often precisely mirror the very foods encountered in the novels and actually concocted by Anne herself (such as Anne's famous liniment cake, flavoured with vanilla extract of course and not anodyne liniment as in Anne of Green Gables). Highly recommended for fans of the Anne of Green Gables series (and for those of you who are vegan, while there are only about six recipes in The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook that are entirely plant based, that is if one does not use the thousand island dressing for the Splendid Lettuce Salad, the vast majority of the presented recipes are in fact lacto/ovo vegetarian and most could definitely pretty easily be veganised, as it would simply be a matter of replacing eggs and dairy products with a suitable vegan alternative, and in my opinion, even the majority of the seven or so meat based recipes could likely and easily be made vegan by for example, replacing the ground beef in the Shepherd's Pie with cooked and seasoned beans and using seitan or tofu instead of the bacon in Matthew Cuthbert's Yummy Biscuit Sandwich).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Wendi Lee

    Two words: raspberry cordial. If you adored Anne of Green Gables, then you know the infamous raspberry cordial/wine scene. I was nine or ten when I first read Anne, and afterwards asked my mom where we could get some raspberry cordial. I wanted to try that beautiful drink that Diana Barry was so obsessed with. Of course, I also wanted to try red currant wine (the stuff Diana has mistaken for raspberry cordial), but I knew better than to ask for that. At the time, my mom was very much a Marilla to Two words: raspberry cordial. If you adored Anne of Green Gables, then you know the infamous raspberry cordial/wine scene. I was nine or ten when I first read Anne, and afterwards asked my mom where we could get some raspberry cordial. I wanted to try that beautiful drink that Diana Barry was so obsessed with. Of course, I also wanted to try red currant wine (the stuff Diana has mistaken for raspberry cordial), but I knew better than to ask for that. At the time, my mom was very much a Marilla to my flights-of-fancy Anne, so the idea was immediately shot down. I had apple juice, and the super-sweet syrup we made fruit punch with. There was no need for raspberry cordial. Well, this gorgeous cookbook has a few dozen scrumptious-looking recipes, including one for raspberry cordial!!!! Guess who just bought a few bags of frozen raspberries??!! I was very impressed by this cookbook. There are four sections: recipes from Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of Windy Poplars, and recipes from L.M. Montgomery's kitchen. Every recipe is accompanied by a picture, which manages to give you an old-fashioned, whimsical Anne feeling. There are desserts, salads, and even a few seafood recipes, which is great for my pescatarian diet. I can't wait to cook up some Anne-with-an-e worthy dishes. *Thanks to Race Point Publishing and Netgalley for an ARC*

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bookworm Extraordinaire

    Cute cover on this one. Great representation of the subject matter. Good use of graphics and great composition and title work. So I actually thought this was a new cook book when I requested it from NetGalley, but alas it appears to be from 1985. Although it does mention inside the cover that This is a revised and expanded edition of The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook published in 1985 by Oxford University Press. So I guess there is some new material here. I have to admit I am not a fan of w Cute cover on this one. Great representation of the subject matter. Good use of graphics and great composition and title work. So I actually thought this was a new cook book when I requested it from NetGalley, but alas it appears to be from 1985. Although it does mention inside the cover that This is a revised and expanded edition of The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook published in 1985 by Oxford University Press. So I guess there is some new material here. I have to admit I am not a fan of when NetGalley does this. There should be some mention in the descriptions that this is a reissue or something. Moving on...I am a HUGE fan of Anne Of Green Gables. I am not sure you can call yourself a Canadian and not be. So you can imagine how excited I was to get my hands on this book. This is a relatively short little book coming in at just over 100 pages. The graphics and photos are beautiful, and the book is broken up into a few different chapters (COOKING TIPS, RECIPES FROM ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, RECIPES FROM ANNE OF AVONLEA, RECIPES FROM ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS, RECIPES FROM L.M. MONTGOMERY’S KITCHEN). The recipes are easy to follow and include quotes from different books in the series. If you are a fan of this series or know someone that is then this would make a great gift. Two thumbs up from yours truly. Here is just a small sampling of the recipes you will find within... -- Sunshiny Corn Soufflé -- Anne’s Liniment Cake -- Matthew Cuthbert’s Yummy Biscuit Sandwich -- Old-Fashioned Lemonade -- Creamy Butterscotch Pudding -- Orange Angel Cake -- Green Gables Shepherd’s Pie

  4. 4 out of 5

    Diana

    Book received from NetGalley. I had the original printed version of this book in the early 2000's, but I never really used it. The recipes were interesting but with how they were sorted I couldn't find certain recipes that were mentioned in specific books in the series. In this version they fixed that issue and I liked it much better. In these pages you'll find the cordial that Anne set Diana drunk on, the monkey face cookies that Davy and Dora loved, as well as Miss Ellen's pound cake. Unfortuna Book received from NetGalley. I had the original printed version of this book in the early 2000's, but I never really used it. The recipes were interesting but with how they were sorted I couldn't find certain recipes that were mentioned in specific books in the series. In this version they fixed that issue and I liked it much better. In these pages you'll find the cordial that Anne set Diana drunk on, the monkey face cookies that Davy and Dora loved, as well as Miss Ellen's pound cake. Unfortunately the recipes don't go further than foods that are found in "Anne of Windy Poplars" though we do get a section of recipes from L.M. Montgomery's kitchen. This is a definite buy for anyone who has ever wondered just what are they talking about when they mention specific foods in the series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Krunge

    I was hoping for something a little more authentic to cook practices during that time period. I'm fairly certain they did not have paper towels, plastic bags, or microwaves. I was hoping for something a little more authentic to cook practices during that time period. I'm fairly certain they did not have paper towels, plastic bags, or microwaves.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Ks Book Reviews

    A delightful cookbook that will be cherished! I very much enjoyed THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES COOKBOOK. Reading this treasure took me back to a loving place, and made me long for simpler times. This book starts with an introduction from author Kate Macdonald, daughter of Anne of Green Gables author, L.M. Montgomery. While this cookbook will be a favorite among adults, in the introduction, Ms. Macdonald is clearly speaking to young (child) cooks, with instructions for safety, and cleanliness (though g A delightful cookbook that will be cherished! I very much enjoyed THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES COOKBOOK. Reading this treasure took me back to a loving place, and made me long for simpler times. This book starts with an introduction from author Kate Macdonald, daughter of Anne of Green Gables author, L.M. Montgomery. While this cookbook will be a favorite among adults, in the introduction, Ms. Macdonald is clearly speaking to young (child) cooks, with instructions for safety, and cleanliness (though good reminders for us adult cooks as well). The introduction is followed by helpful cooking tips and terms. Each chapter of THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES COOKBOOK is based on a different series. Chapter 1 - Recipes from Anne of Green Gables, Chapter 2 – Recipes from Anne of Avonlea, Chapter 3 – Recipes from Anne of Windy Poplars, and finally Chapter 4 – Recipes from L.M. Montgomery’s Kitchen. Every chapter is filled with beautiful color photos of most of the recipes, along with quaint sights. Also, on just about every page, are quotes from the beloved characters of the series. Some of the recipes you’ll find are . . . Puffy Apple Dumplings, Gilbert’s Hurry-Up Dinner, Marilla’s Plum Pudding, Miss Stacy’s Baked Macaroni, White Sands Scalloped Tomatoes, Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, Thick and Creamy Vegetable Soup, Orange Angel Cake, Fire and Dew Sweet Potatoes, Cavendish Catsup, and so many more! I can’t stress how much I loved THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES COOKBOOK. This heart and tummy warming cookbook is a much have for cooks off all ages, and of course, fans of Anne of Green Gables. Pick up a copy for yourself, and for a friend. You’re going to adore it!

  7. 4 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    I received this cookbook from my grandparents in 1988. I have two copies-a paperback copy for cooking and a hardcover for keeping on my shelf. I absolutely loved this cookbook. It has many of the recipes mentioned in the books like Anne's liniment cake, Raspberry Cordial (not the red currant wine Diana got drunk on), Afternoon Ruby Tea Biscuits, and Marilla's Plum Pudding and sauce (without the mouse). The recipes are accompanied by drawings of scenes from the novels and quotes from the books. T I received this cookbook from my grandparents in 1988. I have two copies-a paperback copy for cooking and a hardcover for keeping on my shelf. I absolutely loved this cookbook. It has many of the recipes mentioned in the books like Anne's liniment cake, Raspberry Cordial (not the red currant wine Diana got drunk on), Afternoon Ruby Tea Biscuits, and Marilla's Plum Pudding and sauce (without the mouse). The recipes are accompanied by drawings of scenes from the novels and quotes from the books. This book was published to piggyback on the popularity of the mini-series (Megan Follows IS Anne). I've read and used this cookbook many times over the years. The recipes are easy enough for a 10 year old with help to make. I used this cookbook recently when looking for a literary historical recipe for a historical cooking challenge. (I ended up picking out several quotes for chocolate cake and Anne's dream about the Goblin to make an early 1900s devil's food cake).

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dixie

    This is a lovely little cookbook for youngsters and the young at heart who have been introduced to the world of Anne of Green Gables. Most of the recipes are for dishes mentioned in one or another of the first four books. A new chapter has been added with recipes from the personal collection of L.M. Montgomery. Photos show the dishes simply displayed. The measurements and methods use equipment found in the modern kitchen. Each recipe is accompanied by an appropriate quote from the Anne books. I This is a lovely little cookbook for youngsters and the young at heart who have been introduced to the world of Anne of Green Gables. Most of the recipes are for dishes mentioned in one or another of the first four books. A new chapter has been added with recipes from the personal collection of L.M. Montgomery. Photos show the dishes simply displayed. The measurements and methods use equipment found in the modern kitchen. Each recipe is accompanied by an appropriate quote from the Anne books. I have owned the original version for many years and I think this will make a thoughtful gift for the next generation of readers to be charmed by the Anne of Green Gables books. I voluntarily read an advanced review copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley and I offer my honest opinion in response.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jeimy

    I got this as a NetGalley ARC in exchange for an honest review. I love Anne of Green Gables. I have lost track of how many times I've read the series created by L. M. Montgomery. I was super excited to see this cookbook, written by Montgomery's descendant, and more so when I opened it to read the various dishes sprinkled across my beloved series... not to mention the raspberry cordial. While the premise is worthy of five stars, the recipes themselves are not something I would make at home. I got this as a NetGalley ARC in exchange for an honest review. I love Anne of Green Gables. I have lost track of how many times I've read the series created by L. M. Montgomery. I was super excited to see this cookbook, written by Montgomery's descendant, and more so when I opened it to read the various dishes sprinkled across my beloved series... not to mention the raspberry cordial. While the premise is worthy of five stars, the recipes themselves are not something I would make at home.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Zoe

    Anne of Green Gables is a wonderful book, and this cookbook is a personal favorite of mine! With gorgeous pictures of Prince Edward Island, excerpts from the book, and recipes for foods straight from the novel, this book is a must-have. I highly recommend the baked macaroni! If you like sampling foods from your favorite books, try my blog post full of literary cookbooks and recipes! Anne of Green Gables is a wonderful book, and this cookbook is a personal favorite of mine! With gorgeous pictures of Prince Edward Island, excerpts from the book, and recipes for foods straight from the novel, this book is a must-have. I highly recommend the baked macaroni! If you like sampling foods from your favorite books, try my blog post full of literary cookbooks and recipes!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Can’t wait to try all the recipes, especially the famous raspberry cordial!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Pretty good cookbook. Did feel a bit sparse YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads Pretty good cookbook. Did feel a bit sparse YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁

    3.5 stars The author took a lot of liberties, the first recipe being for Puffy Apple Dumplings, a reference to the White Way of Delight preceding it was only one of many extrapolated ideas for food stuffs, but overall it's a solid effort. I've only had time to test out Diana Barry's Favorite Raspberry Cordial (YUM!): Mrs. Irvin's Delicious Shortbread (DELICIOUS!): And the Green Gables Shepherd's Pie (also YUM!): But I intend to try my hand at several others, the Tantalizing Raspberry Tarts heading 3.5 stars The author took a lot of liberties, the first recipe being for Puffy Apple Dumplings, a reference to the White Way of Delight preceding it was only one of many extrapolated ideas for food stuffs, but overall it's a solid effort. I've only had time to test out Diana Barry's Favorite Raspberry Cordial (YUM!): Mrs. Irvin's Delicious Shortbread (DELICIOUS!): And the Green Gables Shepherd's Pie (also YUM!): But I intend to try my hand at several others, the Tantalizing Raspberry Tarts heading that list: There's nothing groundbreaking here, but for anyone who loves Anne Shirley, it's a pretty fun idea.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    I was a serious reader from a very early age and the Anne of Green Gables books were always on the go .. I read them over and over. Part of that might have been as I was adopted and could identify with Anne to a certain degree. This tiny little book has some very Canadian recipes - I am dying to make the MAritime Gingerbread which is nice and heavy with molasses. and the chocolate caramels - they will definitely be in this year's holiday cookie exchange and Gilbert's Hurry Up DInner is on the men I was a serious reader from a very early age and the Anne of Green Gables books were always on the go .. I read them over and over. Part of that might have been as I was adopted and could identify with Anne to a certain degree. This tiny little book has some very Canadian recipes - I am dying to make the MAritime Gingerbread which is nice and heavy with molasses. and the chocolate caramels - they will definitely be in this year's holiday cookie exchange and Gilbert's Hurry Up DInner is on the menu for tomorrow. Beautiful photography and the artwork is sublime...so pretty. I think I may buy myself a copy!!!! Thank you, Net Galley for the opportunity to review this book --- as people who follow me know, I do not regurgitate what the book is about as that is what the description from the author and publisher at the top of the page are for.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Patrica Liebe

    I received an ARC of this book I was thrilled to receive this book to review. I had given my daughter a copy when she was younger as we used to read the Green Gable books together and it was always a favourite to watch the TV series on girls night. The book has changed a little with a newer cover and the illustrations seem a lot brighter. The recipes are still very tasty and will always be enjoyed by the family. For lovers of Anne and her beloved Green Gable stories and of good nasty and deliciou I received an ARC of this book I was thrilled to receive this book to review. I had given my daughter a copy when she was younger as we used to read the Green Gable books together and it was always a favourite to watch the TV series on girls night. The book has changed a little with a newer cover and the illustrations seem a lot brighter. The recipes are still very tasty and will always be enjoyed by the family. For lovers of Anne and her beloved Green Gable stories and of good nasty and delicious food. this is a must buy. I recommend this book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    S’s Reading World

    I got this cookbook and still have it over 20 Years later. It's perfect For young fans of Anne. I got this cookbook and still have it over 20 Years later. It's perfect For young fans of Anne.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amelia Oswald

    50% people buy/read cook books for recipes and 50% buy/read them for the pictures. I'm the one who would buy it for all the pictures they have about food 50% people buy/read cook books for recipes and 50% buy/read them for the pictures. I'm the one who would buy it for all the pictures they have about food

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amie's Book Reviews

    "Have you ever wanted to sneak a sip of Diana Barry’s Favorite Raspberry Cordial or try a slice of Anne Shirley’s Liniment Cake (without the liniment!)? Now you can, with the delightful teatime snacks, mains, desserts, and more created by Kate Macdonald, L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter." The recipes contained within this book will evoke nostalgia in every "Anne of Green Gables" fan. I love the fact that this cookbook was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery's granddaughter. It lends an extra dose of "Have you ever wanted to sneak a sip of Diana Barry’s Favorite Raspberry Cordial or try a slice of Anne Shirley’s Liniment Cake (without the liniment!)? Now you can, with the delightful teatime snacks, mains, desserts, and more created by Kate Macdonald, L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter." The recipes contained within this book will evoke nostalgia in every "Anne of Green Gables" fan. I love the fact that this cookbook was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery's granddaughter. It lends an extra dose of credibility to the recipes contained within. I rate this wonderful cookbook as 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amy Reade

    This is a delightful cookbook with cute illustrations and good, solid advice for beginning cooks. I thought it was geared a bit more to children than I had hoped, since millions of AGG fans are now fully into adulthood. But the recipes were fun and easy and based on well-loved and memorable incidents and food in the AGG books. The raspberry cordial is my favorite!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Susan Wood

    My sister-in-law gave me this cook book, written by L. M. Montgomery's grand-daughter, for Christmas which she had found in a second hand shop. Charming recipes it is! And beautifully illustrated. It was wonderful reading through it page by page with quotes from the 'Anne" books and has motivated to read "Anne of Green Gables" again. My sister-in-law gave me this cook book, written by L. M. Montgomery's grand-daughter, for Christmas which she had found in a second hand shop. Charming recipes it is! And beautifully illustrated. It was wonderful reading through it page by page with quotes from the 'Anne" books and has motivated to read "Anne of Green Gables" again.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    I bought this for my upcoming Anne of Green Gables book club grand finale. I love it, great recipes with annotations from the books Glad I bought it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amelia

    A wonderful gift from a friend - looking forward to trying out some of these recipes!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Chris From RecipesNow!

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Charming is exactly the right word to describe this cookbook. Designed for children about the age that Anne would have been in the books, these recipes are inspired by the original Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of Windy Poplars books. Some of the recipes were inspired by the books themselves, others are straight from L.M. Montgomery’s kitchen. Written by L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter Kate McDonald, this is a rerelease of the original collection, with a few new recipes. Safety Charming is exactly the right word to describe this cookbook. Designed for children about the age that Anne would have been in the books, these recipes are inspired by the original Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of Windy Poplars books. Some of the recipes were inspired by the books themselves, others are straight from L.M. Montgomery’s kitchen. Written by L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter Kate McDonald, this is a rerelease of the original collection, with a few new recipes. Safety First In the introduction, it explains the importance of safety in the kitchen, along with a few tips and hints, and other general suggestions. After the introduction is a page of Cooking Tips, and then another page of Cooking Terms. An excellent beginning for junior cooks. The first set of recipes are inspired by the original Anne of Green Gables book. Each of the recipes comes with a full page picture of the recipe and the inspiration behind the recipe with a quote and reference to the particular chapter where the quote can be found. I like that each of the recipes also includes Prep Time, Total Time and Yield. Each of the recipes has clear instructions and is easy-to-follow. I like that even the cake recipes don’t call for a store-bought mix. It’s made from scratch. Sprinkled throughout the book are also lovely flower-strewn pages with additional quotes from the books. Next, come recipes from Anne of Avonlea. Unique Content There are a lot of excellent recipes in this collection, many of which you will never see elsewhere, like the Cowcumber Boats. This fun snack is cucumber slices with a tuna topping, called Cowcumber because this was the old English way of pronouncing the French word for cucumber. The next selection of recipes is from Anne of Windy Poplars. This is a short collection of some lovely tea snacks and desserts. After which is a selection of recipes straight from L.M. Montgomery’s kitchen. The last recipe in the collection, Cavendish Catsup, is appropriate as it is inspired by the childhood home of L.M. Montgomery, Cavendish PEI, famous for their potato production. In all I was very happy with this cookbook, it’s an excellent beginning cookbook for a young person, especially one who is reading the Anne Collection. Because macaroons are one of my favourites, I have included the coconut macaroons recipe with the original review on RecipesNow! The Reviews And Recipes Magazine . This review is of a complimentary copy of the book sent to me by the publisher in hopes of an honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Marzie

    I received a Courtesy Reading Copy from Net Galley and Quarto/Race Point Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Reader, you know they had me at Anne. I was happy to receive a courtesy copy of this beautifully illustrated reissue of Kate Macdonald's 1985 book, The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. I was even happier to see that many of the recipes are gluten-free or readily adapted to gluten-free! And I was also happy to see that celery and cucumber are evidently popular in the P.E.I. kitchen, s I received a Courtesy Reading Copy from Net Galley and Quarto/Race Point Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Reader, you know they had me at Anne. I was happy to receive a courtesy copy of this beautifully illustrated reissue of Kate Macdonald's 1985 book, The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. I was even happier to see that many of the recipes are gluten-free or readily adapted to gluten-free! And I was also happy to see that celery and cucumber are evidently popular in the P.E.I. kitchen, since I love both. This book is clearly targeted to middle grade to high school age readers who are learning to cook. The recipes are simple enough so that any child age eleven or older, with a bit of low-key supervision, will be able to have success. (I'm pretty sure grown-ups can enjoy them, too.) There is a brief set of useful tips at the start and a glossary for common cooking terms like folding, kneading and simmering. Photos for each dish help the young cook visualize how the finished dish should look. These recipes are drawn from foods and beverages mentioned in the books Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of Windy Poplars. I've only tried two of the recipes thus far (Raspberry Cordial and the best and yummiest egg salad sandwich, using gluten-free bread and goat butter or ghee!) but a number of the recipes, while simple and homespun, look quite lovely. The vegetable soup is up next for me (part of my Instant Pot project, actually. But that's going to be another review...) And who knows, if I can figure out how to adapt it, Anne's Liniment Cake might be after that. (Sans Liniment, I promise.) Then I long to try to adapt the Rebecca Dew-inspired Orange Angel Cake. (Yes, that's a lot of eggs to be experimenting with. And you guys wonder why I want to raise chickens?) This is a beautiful, if slim, cookbook, already available in hardcover or Kindle edition.

  25. 4 out of 5

    ☘Tara Sheehan☘

    If you grew up reading the Anne series then this book needs very little introduction. Surely you will remember how often food played a part in the young orphan’s life and if you don’t then you will still have no worry because the author has lovingly added quotes from the various books with each recipe to refresh your memory as to why this particular item is important. By the time you’re done flipping through the colorful, easy to read pages and salivating over the dishes presented you will want If you grew up reading the Anne series then this book needs very little introduction. Surely you will remember how often food played a part in the young orphan’s life and if you don’t then you will still have no worry because the author has lovingly added quotes from the various books with each recipe to refresh your memory as to why this particular item is important. By the time you’re done flipping through the colorful, easy to read pages and salivating over the dishes presented you will want to bake up some treats then settle in with the books to enjoy them in a thoroughly more interactive way and relive this aspect of your childhood. There are four sections of recipes. The first 3 are from the books and they are broken down by title with quotes from the chapters attached to the recipes. The last are recipes from L. M. Montgomery herself including an Americanized version of an old Irish staple – Shepard’s Pie. All of the recipes are easy to follow, contain ingredients that will not be hard to come by and include pictures to help anyone who is cooking impaired so they can compare their dish to what it’s supposed to look like and gauge how close they got. I tried a few of these and found them quite easy to follow though I do admit to cooking regularly from scratch so I’m not exactly a beginner. Cooking tips and terms have been included as well as some advice from a seasoned cook so if carefully read and followed no worries should be had. This collection was originally published in 1985 and has been updated with 11 new recipes and since this has been put together by none other than L. M. Montgomery’s own granddaughter it feels safe to say the integrity of what the author originally created has been kept intact. If you are a “kindred spirit” of Anne’s then why shouldn’t you pick this up and join in her culinary adventures?

  26. 4 out of 5

    TL

    The version I have was from 1985, so it reflects the times. I feel every recipe is poor-quality, bland, basic, and uninteresting. The only more interesting one is the cherry cordial, only because that was a more unique item mentioned in the Anne books. The recipes are like bad-quality cafeteria or airplane food from the 80s. They're mostly dated dessert/baked goods recipes, with a couple of uninspired savory dishes, like a basic salad and chicken. The recipes all seem too complicated, with many The version I have was from 1985, so it reflects the times. I feel every recipe is poor-quality, bland, basic, and uninteresting. The only more interesting one is the cherry cordial, only because that was a more unique item mentioned in the Anne books. The recipes are like bad-quality cafeteria or airplane food from the 80s. They're mostly dated dessert/baked goods recipes, with a couple of uninspired savory dishes, like a basic salad and chicken. The recipes all seem too complicated, with many requiring the use of hand held blenders, other appliances we might not have, multiple steps, and ingredients we're not likely to have on hand. I would've appreciated some sort of pre-made substitute for the recipes. It says the recipes were all tested by a 12-year-old, implying that the recipes are easy, but they're still multi-step, so people who don't have all the appliances, pans, utensils, and ingredients on hand and aren't used to making more complicated baked goods might find them too cumbersome. Maybe this reflected the pre-Martha Stewart, pre-restauranteur, pre-foodie generation. Still, it feels the recipes are very pedestrian, with very little variety. The best thing about this cookbook is simply that it seems to be the first or best-known Anne cookbook from '85. We all love Anne, so we want anything that has something to do with Anne. Kate McDonald is Anne's granddaughter and a home economist/food stylist from the time, so I'd expect more from her. It would be helpful if there were photos of the dishes too. The illustrations in this book are sweet but not all that aesthetic or well done. I don't require the latest food fads and ingredients, but I'm completely uninspired about making anything in here.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Noel

    I absolutely adore Anne of Green Gables. I've lost track how many times I've read them over the years, and have tried to pass that love on to my daughters as well. Therefore, I was thrilled to receive this cookbook!! The first pass through the book was just seeing what was included (Raspberry Cordial!!!), reading the quotes from the books and so on. I then moved on to the important part--the recipes! The first recipe we tried was the Chocolate Goblin's Food Cake. Who can forget Anne's dream of be I absolutely adore Anne of Green Gables. I've lost track how many times I've read them over the years, and have tried to pass that love on to my daughters as well. Therefore, I was thrilled to receive this cookbook!! The first pass through the book was just seeing what was included (Raspberry Cordial!!!), reading the quotes from the books and so on. I then moved on to the important part--the recipes! The first recipe we tried was the Chocolate Goblin's Food Cake. Who can forget Anne's dream of being chased by a fearful goblin with a layer cake for a head?! Well, this one was well worth the inclusion!! Moist and decadent, it was everything a chocolate layer cake should be. While there are a few recipes that kind of made me scratch my head such as Sunshiny Corn Souffle or Matthew Cuthbert's Yummy Biscuit Sandwich (which were not even alluded to in the books!), it does include many recipes specifically referenced in the books such as Chocolate Caramels, Raspberry Tarts, Marilla's Plum Pudding and Davy and Dora's Monkey Faces. The recipes are divided into Recipes from Anne of Green Gables, Recipes from Anne of Avonlea, Recipes from Anne of Windy Poplars and Recipes from L. M. Montgomery's Kitchen. I like this division as it is easy to look up recipes from a specific book. This is a great book for any Anne of Green Gables fan. The recipes are good and easy to make, and the book itself is just delightful! I am happy to wholeheartedly recommend it! I received a copy of this book from Quarto for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dawnie

    If you know anyone in your life that LOVES Anne of Green Gables? This is the book to get for them! Its really cute, the pictures are nice, the recipes great and generally just a beautiful little thing to add to anyone that loves the actual stories! The entire book is made up in a very "Anne" way -if you know what i mean- very fitting to the books and is separated by the different Anne books and the recipes mentioned as well as a little section of Montgomery's favourite recipes. As i said its reall If you know anyone in your life that LOVES Anne of Green Gables? This is the book to get for them! Its really cute, the pictures are nice, the recipes great and generally just a beautiful little thing to add to anyone that loves the actual stories! The entire book is made up in a very "Anne" way -if you know what i mean- very fitting to the books and is separated by the different Anne books and the recipes mentioned as well as a little section of Montgomery's favourite recipes. As i said its really nicely done, the recipes are great and if you see this and think it might be for you or someone you know? IT WILL BE! The only think i found a bit disappointing is how few recipes there actually are and i think that it might have been nice to add a few more "old-fashioned" recipes into at the end of the book, for example of complimentary recipes to try as well or something after Montogmery's favourite recipe section. That would have been nice and added a little something to the book and make it a bit more worth it. Still overall a fantastic book and i am sure a must get for any Anne fan! *Thanks to netGalley, the publisher and the author for providing me with a free e-copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review!*

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    So I guess I have the re-boot of this cookbook that I can't seem to find on Goodreads. From the cover picture here, the new version has been wholly updated with new illustrations and scrumptious food photos. I bought this because, well, my girlfriends and I have Anne of Green Gables themed tea parties where we re-watch the original movies with Megan Follows and drink raspberry cordial and eat biscuits. (Try not to envy how cool we are.) Anyway, when I saw this cookbook, I squealed with utter del So I guess I have the re-boot of this cookbook that I can't seem to find on Goodreads. From the cover picture here, the new version has been wholly updated with new illustrations and scrumptious food photos. I bought this because, well, my girlfriends and I have Anne of Green Gables themed tea parties where we re-watch the original movies with Megan Follows and drink raspberry cordial and eat biscuits. (Try not to envy how cool we are.) Anyway, when I saw this cookbook, I squealed with utter delight that we could have authentic recipes from the series, including a mix for genuine, raspberry cordial. Each recipe has a quote from the books to tie it all together along with photos of Prince Edward Island. I have yet to make one of the recipes, but I'm hoping to make the ginger snaps this weekend. My only complaint is the recipes are mostly for tea-time, drinks and snacks. I would have liked to see more salads and main meals to truly live like it's the early 1900's in Prince Edward Island.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    First I must say that this book looks very beautiful. It has a romantic and nostalgic feeling to it and every recipe is accompanied by a page-wide picture of the dish that looks like taken straight from the world of Anne. It includes all the recipes from the original collection of 1985 (inspired by passages from the stories of Anne of Green Gables series) plus 11 new recipes including some from L.M. Montgomery's own kitchen. I loved that each recipe starts with a quote from one of L.M. Montgomer First I must say that this book looks very beautiful. It has a romantic and nostalgic feeling to it and every recipe is accompanied by a page-wide picture of the dish that looks like taken straight from the world of Anne. It includes all the recipes from the original collection of 1985 (inspired by passages from the stories of Anne of Green Gables series) plus 11 new recipes including some from L.M. Montgomery's own kitchen. I loved that each recipe starts with a quote from one of L.M. Montgomery's books that refers to the dish we are about to make. It is as if you are summoning the story as you cook and bringing it back to life with every bite. If you are a fan of L.M. Montgomery's stories, you definitely want this book, and if you haven't read them yet, you will find plenty of inspiration here to start your journey. Plus it has food, yummy comfort food. I got my eARC from NetGalley

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