Review: The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook by Christy Dorrity

The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook
by Christy Dorrity, forward by David Farland

Publication: May 2012 from Dorrity Publication
Rating: 3.5 ♥ / 5 ♥ – I liked it

Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this second volume of a fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them. This year’s volume features even more tasty reads, recipes and book bloggers.

Books were selected from the author’s book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like “Caramel Crack” from Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, “Everliving Soup” from Brodi Ashton’s Everneath, and “Jagged Ham” from Elana Johnson’s Possession.
Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.

The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook includes a foreword by David Farland, award winning, New York Times Bestselling author, and showcases more than one hundred reviews with links to book review blogs and author websites.

Whether you’re a food lover, an avid reader or a book blogger, there’s something for you in The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook.

The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook by Christy Dorrity is such a neat idea. If you follow me on twitter, you know my love for baking, so a cookbook that combines my two favourite things – reading and food – is definitely a good thing.

Christy has combined twenty-two young adult/middle grade books with recipes suited for each story. Each recipe consists of a picture of the book cover, synopsis, explanation for the chosen recipe, photo of the finished product and then the recipe itself (ingredients and instructions), and blurbs from book bloggers about the book. The recipes range from meat main dishes, to sweets, breads and even a drink. I will definitely be trying out some of the desserts (like the Beignet Chess Squares associated with Gypsy Knights by Rhett and Lafe Metz and the Wind-Whirled Ice Cream Cake associated with Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon). Unfortunately, no matter how good the meat main dishes look, I won’t be trying them since almost all of them contain a pork product, which I don’t eat. I may be able to substitute chicken or beef, though, and still have them work out. However, if you’re less picky than I am and do eat pork, these recipes sound and look really yummy!

While a cookbook on its own would strike my interest, I really enjoy that the recipes are attached to books. Not only do you get some great food ideas, but new book ideas as well! There are a few books found in The 2012 Book Bloggers Cookbook that I have yet to read and they have definitely caught my attention. The blurbs from bloggers really help to get an idea of the books being showcased. Now if only I could get this in hardcopy so I can take it into my kitchen and start baking. I’ve been craving ice cream, so ice cream cake sounds good right about now!

E-book provided by Christy Dorrity in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

This post is part of The 2012 Book Bloggers Cookbook tour. Please see Christy’s Website for links to all the tour stops!

About the Author
Christy Dorrity loves to read about cooking and cook about reading. She was taught early to have a discriminating taste for both books and food. Christy grew up on a trout ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. She taught elementary school and lives in the mountains with her husband Devon and their five young children. When Christy’s not reading or writing, she’s probably trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.

Find Christy
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2 thoughts on “Review: The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook by Christy Dorrity

  1. Thanks for having the cookbook on your blog today Cait! I am surprised that all of the main dishes have pork in them–I hadn’t noticed that! I have also made the recipe that goes along with Possession, by Elana Johnson with corned beef or pastrami. It’s to die for! And not to worry–the cookbook will be in print form in the future.

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