Thanksgiving plate
Monday, November 19, 2018 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. – It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means many of you are getting ready for a few days of nonstop cooking. For the booklovers in the kitchen, there’s a chance to marry your love of cooking with your love of literature with a series of literary cookbooks.

Now, no one at the library is making a claim that these recipes will be a success. You’ll see what we mean with the first book in our list. But we do have a small collection of literary cookbooks that might help with your holiday planning, or just giving you a good laugh while you try to cram a 25-pound turkey in an 800-watt microwave.

Let’s plan some Thanksgiving meals!




Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes by Roald Dahl

Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper, Stink Bugs Eggs, and Eatable Pillows? Now there’s a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Roald Dahl’s other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from the delectable to the truly revolting. Quentin Blake’s illustrations combine with full-color photographs of the luscious results to perfectly capture Roald Dahls wicked sense of fun.


Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders

Professional chef and founder of Theresa Carle-Sanders offers up this extraordinary cuisine for your table. Featuring more than one hundred recipes, Outlander Kitchen retells Claire and Jamie’s incredible story through the flavors of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond. Yet amateur chefs need not fear: These doable, delectable recipes have been updated for today’s modern kitchens.


Grandpa's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cookbook by Judi Barrett

The tiny town of Chewandswallow is known for its edible weather: soup rain, mashed potato snow, and hamburger windstorms. And now people everywhere can also enjoy the delectable dishes featured in the bestselling Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Grandpa has been hard at work editing and compiling his favorite recipes, and he’s ready to share.


Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Time Federle

Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re gonna drink like you do! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world’s bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include:

The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
The Last of the Mojitos
Love in the Time of Kahlua
Romeo and Julep
A Rum of One’s Own
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
Vermouth the Bell Tolls
and more!


Are you there God? It's me, Margarita: More Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

Literature, puns, and alcohol collide in this clever follow-up to Tequila Mockingbird, the world’s bestselling cocktail recipes book. Tim Federle’s Tequila Mockingbird has become one of the world’s bestselling cocktail books and resonated with bartenders and book clubs everywhere. Now in this much anticipated follow-up, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita, Federle has shaken up 49 all-new, all-delicious drink recipes paired with his trademark puns and clever commentary on more of history’s most beloved books, as well as bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.

Cocktails include:
Fifty Shades of Grey Goose
The Handmaid’s Ale
Little Soused on the Prairie
Tender Is the Nightcap
A Room With Vermouth
Go Get a Scotch, Man
As I Lay Drinking
and much more!