Monday, July 18, 2011

The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook Tour & Kindle Giveaway

I'm happy to host Christy Dorrity, author of The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook. I love deliciousness as much as reading, so I was excited to hear that Christy was creating a book combining them! The cookbook features reviews on 20 books and a corresponding recipe for each. Christy was nice enough to answer a few questions about the cookbook and her taste in all things tasty.

What made you decide to do a book-themed cookbook?
A book-themed cookbook is natural for me because I love both reading and cooking.  I often want to live longer in the world of a book I've finished and I have found pleasure in concocting recipes that extend the experience.
Did you come up with the recipes while you were reading the books?
When I started a book review blog, I matched each review with a companion recipe.  Now when I read, I watch for foods that influence the main characters, or themes that could be turned into recipes. I like the recipes to have significance and relevance to the messages that come across to me in a book.
Have you ever tried to make any of the food the characters eat in a book? (like the lamb stew from The Hunger Games...)
In The Revenant by Sonia Gensler, Willie serves her guests gingerbread, a recipe I include in the cookbook.  And the characters in Alvor by Laura Bingham and The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal eat breads that I duplicated on my own for the cookbook.  
If you could have any fictional character be your chef, who would you pick?
I would have to pick Sadie Hoffmiller from Josi Kilpack's culinary mysteries.  She is always cooking up something delicious and putting her whole self into it.  Lemon Tart, Josi's first Sadie adventure, is featured in The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook, along with Sadie's recipe for "To Die For Lemon Tart."
Which recipe is your favorite?
That's like asking which child I'm attached to most.  I can tell you which recipe I would make right this minute--"Harmony Hominy Soup" that accompanies The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  The combination of broth, fresh veggies and lime juice is perfect for a hot summer day. 

And now, for some extra fun. Want to win a Kindle? Or a copy of The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook?

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post or any of the great blogs that are participating. You can find out about other participants and extra entries here Winners will be drawn using on July 21st and posted on the tour site. 

But that's not all folks!  Every person who purchases the cookbook during the launch will receive a free bonus recipe booklet.  Just enter the coupon code BONUSR in the comment form at

If you'd like a comment topic, tell me your favorite food from a book. Good luck!


  1. I;ve heard alot of Great things about this Bloggers Cookbook.

  2. Do I want to win a Kindle? Yes, please! ♥

    I follow you on GFC as Kris Beauty

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  3. Sounds good.

    Kristin @

  4. All the recipes so mouthwatering I can't wait to cook my way through them! :-D

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Would love to win!

    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

  6. I would love to win, too! Also, I love most of the foods from books, but I'd pick the cheese buns from Catching Fire. mmm...

  7. Sounds great. Count me in, please.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. This book definitely seems so fun! I also love cooking and baking.

  9. I should not have read these posts while hungry! I mean, can you say yum?!

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. This book is great and it has been so fun to check out so many fun blogs.

  11. This is super neat! such a cool idea.