If you’re missing Call the Midwife, we’ve got just the thing to cheer you up!
The BBC’s hit period drama about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London during the 1960s recently concluded its twelfth season in the UK.
While American viewers still have all eight episodes ahead of them this spring on PBS, it’s a long wait for British fans until the show returns this Christmas.
Fortunately, the makers of Call the Midwife have published an official book of recipes inspired by the show!
Featuring 50 recipes written by author and leading food historian Annie Gray, the book is out now in both the US and the UK.
Where can you buy it?
Call the Midwife: The Official Cookbook is on sale on Amazon as a beautiful hardback.
It’s also available to buy on Kindle too, for the more technologically minded.
With Mother’s Day coming up in the UK this Sunday, it sounds like a perfect gift for your mum – or for yourself, of course!
Launching the book this week, the show’s Facebook page wrote: “Ever watched our midwives tucking into a delicious sixties cake or a hearty Poplar meal at the Nonnatus House dinner table and felt like trying it for yourself? Well, now you can!
“This beautifully illustrated book features the classic British cuisine you see in our drama—from Battenberg Cake, Hot Cross Buns and Fish & Chips to Midwife–inspired dishes—like Coconut Cake, Fred’s Bacon-Wrapped Dates, and even Babycham Cocktails!
“Whether you’re an amateur or an expert home cook, this cookbook will serve up authentic dishes for all skill levels.”
Fans on Facebook were overjoyed by the news, with one commenting: “I was hoping this would happen! Yay! This makes my heart happy. I love the cakes and treats on display from various episodes. I had wanted a dessert cookbook for cakes and desserts to look like the episodes in CTM. I will definitely be buying this!”
Another joked: “Trixie hasn’t supplied the recipes, has she?!”
One viewer had a great idea for the next book, suggesting a Call the Midwife knitting patterns book.
She wrote: “The earlier seasons had wonderful blankets, scarves, sweaters, and mittens! I have vintage patterns books, but there are some unique hand knits in this programme!”
The book’s synopsis reads: “Call the Midwife: The Official Cookbook includes more than 100 beautiful photographs of featured recipes and stills from the show and dozens of memorable quotes from many of the series characters that viewers have come to know.
“Fans and food historians alike will appreciate not only the detailed references to the place each dish holds in the show’s storyline but also its greater contribution within England’s culinary history.”
There was more great news for Call the Midwife fans last month, when the BBC revealed that the show will continue for another three seasons!
The renewal will take the show up until 2026 with its fifteenth season, and creator Heidi Thomas is “thrilled” by the announcement.
Call the Midwife: The Official Cookbook is available on Amazon.