Literary Cookbooks





What cook can resist a great new cookbook?

Even better, what foodie/avid reader can resist a cookbook created by his/her favorite author?


The following twelve cookbooks have been recommended by the readers of Nightstand Book Reviews as part of their literary and/or cookbook collections. The cookbooks would definitely make a fun gift to a fan of any of the authors. There are some pretty famous writers in the mix and many of the cookbooks have been nominated for awards.  :-)  If you have tried any of the recipes, please let us know in the comments.


Click on the book title to learn more about the featured recipes.


"Cooking with Jane Austen" – Kirstin Olsen


"Food to Die For" – Patricia Cornwell, Marlene Brown


"Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook" – Diane Mott Davidson

"Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader" – Jan Karon


"KP Authors Cook Their Books" – 11 Kindle Press authors


"Mystery Writers of America Cookbook" – Kate White, editor; famous mystery writer contributors


"The Cat Who Cookbook" – Lilian Jackson Braun


"The Cozy Cookbook" – Laura Childs & other bestselling cozy writers


"The Hemingway Cookbook" – Craig Boreth


"The Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook" – Theresa Carle-Sanders


"Yashim Cooks Istanbul: Culinary Adventures in the Ottoman Kitchen" – Jason Goodwin


"Winnie the Pooh’s Teatime Cookbook" – A.A. Milne


Happy cooking!  :-)



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