Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Book: Fairytale Food: Enchanting Recipes to Bring a Little Magic to your Cooking by Lucie Cash

Fairytale Food: Enchanting Recipes to Bring a Little Magic to your Cooking by Lucie Cash was released earlier this year in the UK--here's the Amazon UK link--but can be bought through independent sellers on the US Amazon site. I have several preview pages below so you can see the style of the recipes as well as the table of contents which is always one of the most important elements for evaluating a book like this, of course.

I am not sure if this will get a US edition--it would definitely be edited for US cooking measurements if it were--so this will be unique either way if you enjoy collecting fairy tale inspired cookbooks. (Yes, there have been a few! And there will hopefully be more in the future!) The recipes are not for the kiddie cooking set without lots of assistance from a grown-up--I've included an image of one below.

Book description from the publisher:

If you fancy tucking into a steaming hot bowl of Princess & the Pea Soup, curling up by the fire with a cup of tea and a slab of Hansel & Gretel's House Gingerbread or tickling your taste-buds with a dollop of Tinkerbell's Trifle, then Fairytale Food is for you ...

... Once upon a time, a young(-ish) maiden decided she was fed up with cooking the same old beans on toast and pasta bakes every night; she longed for some magic in her cooking. So she left her cosy cottage (flat in West London), pen and paper in hand and set off to find inspiration in the land of fairytales. For months and months she toiled visiting our best-loved characters; some were wonderfully sweet and generous, others were a bit grumpy and a little scary, but they all gave her ideas, tips and the confidence to create her very own delicious recipes.

Put a bit of magic into your cooking with these recipes inspired by some of our most-loved fairytales.


  1. Reminds me of the green bean casserole episode of Good Eats. It was themed after Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Anyway, when I think of fairy tale cooking, I think of very old-fashioned Old World cooking. Stuff like mutton joints or roast goose.

  2. This looks great especially considering I love cookery books and fairytales. :-)

  3. Every book will come up with new recipes. But, now I'm cooking delicious food every day on my own after reading this article:

  4. I sure do hope a US edition comes out!

  5. Hey Heidi! I wanted to let you know that the US edition of this book will be releasing to Barnes and Noble and Amazon this April 2014. You can check out the link below for more info, but please feel free to contact me directly through the URL I included if you have any questions!