If there’s two things we love, it’s British period dramas and cooking!
Are you looking for some new dishes to create while staying in at home during the current global pandemic?
We’ve compiled this list of the best recipe books on Amazon for any keen bakers and TV fans in your household, or for any friends who’d appreciate a gift right now:
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
This official cookbook presents over 100 recipes, showcasing the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies.
Food historian Annie Gray provides a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set.
Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook
Claire Beauchamp Randall’s incredible journey from postwar Britain to eighteenth-century Scotland and France is a feast for all five senses, and taste is no exception.
Professional chef, and founder of OutlanderKitchen.com, Theresa Carle-Sanders has compiled more than 100 recipes from the world of Outlander, retelling Claire and Jamie’s incredible story through the flavors of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond with recipes updated for today’s modern kitchens.
Tea at Downton – Afternoon Tea Recipes
Learn step by step how to throw the perfect tea party – Downton style!
From the etiquette behind how to hold one’s tea cup correctly to the recipe for the favourite sandwich of Queen Alexandra of the time; from the bottom tier sandwiches to the elegant cakes of the top tier, this book covers it all.
Dining with the Durrells
David Shimwell delves into the Durrell family archives to uncover the real Louisa Durrell’s original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family.
Alongside her recipes, the book includes family stories and photos.
The Poldark Cookery Book
This beautiful new edition of The Poldark Cookery Book presents dozens of culinary treats inspired by the hit TV series, with ample homey recipes for traditional West Country fare.
A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook
A passion project from Game of Thrones superfans and amateur chefs Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer – and endorsed by George R. R. Martin himself – A Feast of Ice and Fire lovingly replicates a stunning range of cuisines from across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.
From the sumptuous delicacies enjoyed in the halls of power at King’s Landing, to the warm and smoky comfort foods of the frozen North, to the rich, exotic fare of the mysterious lands east of Westeros, there’s a flavour for every palate, and a treat for every chef.
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook: Teatime Drinks, Scones, Savories & Sweets captures the essence of teatime at Downton Abbey.
The 144-page cookbook features classic recipes for sweets and savories, etiquette notes, tea service knowhow.
With an introduction written by Downton executive producer Gareth Neame, it’s designed with lavish imagery to recreate the tradition of British afternoon tea.
Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again
The author of Outlander Kitchen returns with more than 100 new easy-to-prepare recipes in this official cookbook inspired by Diane Gabaldon’s beloved Outlander novels and the hit TV series.
Highlights include Jenny Fraser’s first delighted taste of light and fluffy flapjacks from Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, to a mouthwatering ragout of beef with oysters at the Beefsteak in The Scottish Prisoner, or a batch of quick-fermented cabbage inspired by Minnie Rennie in A Fugitive Green.
Gin Austen: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the Novels of Jane Austen
Discover an exotic world of cobblers, crustas, flips, punches, shrubs, slings, sours, and toddies, with recipes that evoke the past but suit today’s tastes.
Brimming with enlightening quotes from the novels and Jane Austen’s letters, beautiful photographs, and period design, this intoxicating volume is a must-have for any devoted Janeite.
The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book
Celebrating the characters, customs, and drinking way of life at Downton Abbey, this selection of cocktail recipes is organized by the rooms in the Abbey in which the drinks were served.
It features classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch, and Ginger Beer, as well as character-specific variations such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet, and The Chauffeur.
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