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The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea

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Avonlea beckons in this cookbook inspired by the most famous Canadian children's book, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. "Kindred spirits" both young and old will enjoy experiencing late-nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island firsthand through the delicious recipes culled from the eight books in the Anne of Green Gables series.

From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, to
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Race Point Publishing (first published June 25th 1987)
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While I have found Kate Macdonald's The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook delightful and the featured recipes both interesting and always simply conceptualised (which is especially appreciated since the book is indeed and clearly geared towards children cooking either by themselves or with adult supervision) personally, although I did very much love the many quotations from Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Windy Poplars, I certainly would have wanted a bit more information on L.M. M ...more
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionCute cover on this one. Great representation of the subject matter. Good use of graphics and great composition and title work.description

descriptionSo I actually thought this was a new cook book when I requested it from NetGalley, but alas it appears to be from 1985. Although it does mention inside the cover that This is a revised and expanded edition of The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook published in 1985 by Oxford University Press. So I guess there is some new material here. I have to admit I am not a fan of when
Wendi Lee
Two words: raspberry cordial.

If you adored Anne of Green Gables, then you know the infamous raspberry cordial/wine scene. I was nine or ten when I first read Anne, and afterwards asked my mom where we could get some raspberry cordial. I wanted to try that beautiful drink that Diana Barry was so obsessed with. Of course, I also wanted to try red currant wine (the stuff Diana has mistaken for raspberry cordial), but I knew better than to ask for that.

At the time, my mom was very much a Marilla to
Book received from NetGalley.

I had the original printed version of this book in the early 2000's, but I never really used it. The recipes were interesting but with how they were sorted I couldn't find certain recipes that were mentioned in specific books in the series. In this version they fixed that issue and I liked it much better. In these pages you'll find the cordial that Anne set Diana drunk on, the monkey face cookies that Davy and Dora loved, as well as Miss Ellen's pound cake. Unfortuna
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A delightful cookbook that will be cherished!

I very much enjoyed THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES COOKBOOK. Reading this treasure took me back to a loving place, and made me long for simpler times.

This book starts with an introduction from author Kate Macdonald, daughter of Anne of Green Gables author, L.M. Montgomery. While this cookbook will be a favorite among adults, in the introduction, Ms. Macdonald is clearly speaking to young (child) cooks, with instructions for safety, and cleanliness (though g
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a lovely little cookbook for youngsters and the young at heart who have been introduced to the world of Anne of Green Gables. Most of the recipes are for dishes mentioned in one or another of the first four books. A new chapter has been added with recipes from the personal collection of L.M. Montgomery. Photos show the dishes simply displayed. The measurements and methods use equipment found in the modern kitchen. Each recipe is accompanied by an appropriate quote from the Anne books. I ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this as a NetGalley ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I love Anne of Green Gables. I have lost track of how many times I've read the series created by L. M. Montgomery. I was super excited to see this cookbook, written by Montgomery's descendant, and more so when I opened it to read the various dishes sprinkled across my beloved series... not to mention the raspberry cordial.

While the premise is worthy of five stars, the recipes themselves are not something I would make at home.
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: canada, cookbooks
Can’t wait to try all the recipes, especially the famous raspberry cordial!
I received this cookbook from my grandparents in 1988. I have two copies-a paperback copy for cooking and a hardcover for keeping on my shelf. I absolutely loved this cookbook. It has many of the recipes mentioned in the books like Anne's liniment cake, Raspberry Cordial (not the red currant wine Diana got drunk on), Afternoon Ruby Tea Biscuits, and Marilla's Plum Pudding and sauce (without the mouse). The recipes are accompanied by drawings of scenes from the novels and quotes from the books. T ...more

I was a serious reader from a very early age and the Anne of Green Gables books were always on the go .. I read them over and over. Part of that might have been as I was adopted and could identify with Anne to a certain degree.
This tiny little book has some very Canadian recipes - I am dying to make the MAritime Gingerbread which is nice and heavy with molasses. and the chocolate caramels - they will definitely be in this year's holiday cookie exchange and Gilbert's Hurry Up DInner is on the men
Patrica Liebe
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book
I was thrilled to receive this book to review. I had given my daughter a copy when she was younger as we used to read the Green Gable books together and it was always a favourite to watch the TV series on girls night. The book has changed a little with a newer cover and the illustrations seem a lot brighter. The recipes are still very tasty and will always be enjoyed by the family. For lovers of Anne and her beloved Green Gable stories and of good nasty and deliciou
Amelia Oswald
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
50% people buy/read cook books for recipes and 50% buy/read them for the pictures. I'm the one who would buy it for all the pictures they have about food
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this cookbook and still have it over 20
Years later. It's perfect
For young fans of Anne.
Chris From RecipesNow!
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Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-net-galley
I received a Courtesy Reading Copy from Net Galley and Quarto/Race Point Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Reader, you know they had me at Anne.

I was happy to receive a courtesy copy of this beautifully illustrated reissue of Kate Macdonald's 1985 book, The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. I was even happier to see that many of the recipes are gluten-free or readily adapted to gluten-free! And I was also happy to see that celery and cucumber are evidently popular in the P.E.I. kitchen, s
☘Tara Sheehan☘
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you grew up reading the Anne series then this book needs very little introduction. Surely you will remember how often food played a part in the young orphan’s life and if you don’t then you will still have no worry because the author has lovingly added quotes from the various books with each recipe to refresh your memory as to why this particular item is important. By the time you’re done flipping through the colorful, easy to read pages and salivating over the dishes presented you will want ...more
Sandra Lassiter
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore Anne of Green Gables. I've lost track how many times I've read them over the years, and have tried to pass that love on to my daughters as well. Therefore, I was thrilled to receive this cookbook!! The first pass through the book was just seeing what was included (Raspberry Cordial!!!), reading the quotes from the books and so on. I then moved on to the important part--the recipes!

The first recipe we tried was the Chocolate Goblin's Food Cake. Who can forget Anne's dream of be
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you know anyone in your life that LOVES Anne of Green Gables? This is the book to get for them!

Its really cute, the pictures are nice, the recipes great and generally just a beautiful little thing to add to anyone that loves the actual stories!

The entire book is made up in a very "Anne" way -if you know what i mean- very fitting to the books and is separated by the different Anne books and the recipes mentioned as well as a little section of Montgomery's favourite recipes.

As i said its reall
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
3.5 stars

The author took a lot of liberties, the first recipe being for Puffy Apple Dumplings, a reference to the White Way of Delight preceding it was only one of many extrapolated ideas for food stuffs, but overall it's a solid effort.

I've only had time to test out Diana Barry's Favorite Raspberry Cordial (YUM!):


Mrs. Irvin's Delicious Shortbread (DELICIOUS!):


And the Green Gables Shepherd's Pie (also YUM!):


But I intend to try my hand at several others, the Tantalizing Raspberry Tarts heading
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I guess I have the re-boot of this cookbook that I can't seem to find on Goodreads. From the cover picture here, the new version has been wholly updated with new illustrations and scrumptious food photos. I bought this because, well, my girlfriends and I have Anne of Green Gables themed tea parties where we re-watch the original movies with Megan Follows and drink raspberry cordial and eat biscuits. (Try not to envy how cool we are.) Anyway, when I saw this cookbook, I squealed with utter del ...more
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I must say that this book looks very beautiful. It has a romantic and nostalgic feeling to it and every recipe is accompanied by a page-wide picture of the dish that looks like taken straight from the world of Anne. It includes all the recipes from the original collection of 1985 (inspired by passages from the stories of Anne of Green Gables series) plus 11 new recipes including some from L.M. Montgomery's own kitchen.

I loved that each recipe starts with a quote from one of L.M. Montgomer
Kelly K
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Kate Macdonald and Quarto Publishing Group – Race Point Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this gorgeous cookbook.

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook is everything it should be! It includes cooking tips and terms, beautiful photos and artwork, and most of all, many foods that we will remember from the book series that we know and love. I can't wait to try out the recipes. I'll be posting a full review on Goodreads in the coming weeks after testing them out.
Rose Ann
I wish they would bring out a newer edition.
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A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jun 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping for something a little more authentic to cook practices during that time period. I'm fairly certain they did not have paper towels, plastic bags, or microwaves.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Sigh. I really wanted to like this cook book. I love cook books, in general, either as food porn, or as good books to get receipies from to make things. I have read books as complicated as Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and as easy as the cookbooks my daughter used when she was learning to cook, such as Klutz's Kids Cooking, so I think I know about cook books. I may not know as much as some, I'm sure, but my four shelves of cookbooks mean I have been around the block a few tim ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute cookbook by L.M. Montgomery's granddaughter. I grew up loving Anne of Green Gables and shared this with my mom when I got it from the library. The way that the recipes are organized into sections named after the books as well as some from L.M. Montgomery's kitchen are in line with the homey, personal nature of the entire Anne of Green Gables series. The illustrations throughout the book are lovely, especially because they are paired with pictures of Prince Edward's Island. As far as ...more
Kristin Davison
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I would like to thank netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group for the opportunity to read this book.

I fell in love with Anne Shirley watching "Anne with an E" on Netflix, and really want to get round to reading the books.

This book contains recipes of food mentioned in the book along with food inspired by the books and L M Montgomery. The layout is simple and clear with quotes from the books and beautiful illustrations. The instructions seem clear and easy to follow, though it does use American c
roxi Net
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an incredibly sweet and thoughtful cookbook. The Anne of Green Gables book series/movies impacted my childhood heavily, and to be able to prepare dishes from the cookbook is amazing. I love that each recipe has the related excerpt of the books which helps bring back memories as you prepare the dish. My favorite recipes so far include the Puffy Apple Dumplings, Dianna Berry's Favorite Raspberry Cordial (of course!), Marilla's Plum Pudding, and so many more!
Sarah Elizabeth
For girls who grew up in Green Gables and consider dear Ann-with-an-e a true bosom friend, this cookbook is a fun read. It makes you want to host a tea with dear friends & revisit Avonlea.

The recipes are fun and approachable, and would make for a great family cookbook to go through alongside reading about the adventures of Anne!

I received an ARC of the revised edition published in 2017 from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Kate Macdonald studied at the University of Aberdeen and University College London, and teaches British literary history at Ghent University, Belgium. A former academic editor, she has published books, book chapters and articles on British publishing history in the later Victorian period and the early twentieth century. She is a leading authority on the fiction of John Buchan, and active in the ad ...more