May 14, 2012

2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook Blog Tour!

Welcome to my stop on the 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook Blog Tour!
For the other stops, please click the banner above.

     You, dear readers, know how much I love food and books (hence the many "Yummy Monday" posts) so when I was given the opportunity to help promote this eBook, I jumped on it. Two of my reviews are even in the book! (Variant by Robison Wells and Janitors by Tyler Whitesides.) Wee! I'm in a book and it's not from my elementary school years!

     The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook by Christy Dorrity is actually the second installment of her book loving foodie fun. The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook was released last year (obviously) with a forward by Amanda Hocking. (This year it's David Farland/Wolverton.)
     The cookbook is filled with yumminess either directly from or inspired by many YA books with a few grown-up books thrown in. Many of the recipes are inspired by symbolism in the books such as the "Trapped in a Bubble Bobo Drink" for Matched and the "Hidden Ham and Cheese" for Variant. Also something that I personally think is fun, is that several of the authors are local and I know them!
     The Book Blogger's Cookbook is great to use for book club get-togethers, and meals shared with friends/fellow book lovers. Because, you know, food is best when it's shared. But by no means does that mean you can't make fun food for just yourself to enjoy while reading a great book.
(Amazon link)
(From Christy)
     The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook is a community project from some of the blogosphere's best book bloggers in a simple, easy to read format. The cookbook combines a love of reading and dining to help you find books you'll devour and recipes you can't put down.
     You’ll love The Book Blogger’s Cookbook because...
The Book Blogger’s Cookbook has 50 different book reviewers from every corner of the blogosphere. It bridges the gap between author and reader—putting you in touch with book reviewers who can separate the 5 star books from the mediocre.
The Book Blogger’s Cookbook showcases great reads and provides an interactive experience with links to author and book reviewer websites. The cookbook is created for those who like to experience what they read long after they’ve closed the book.
The Book Blogger’s Cookbook tells why each recipe complements its companion book. Recipes and books combine to make the reading experience satisfying and entertaining.

(From Amazon)
     Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this second volume of a fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them. This year's volume features even more tasty reads, recipes and book bloggers.
     Books were selected from the author’s book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like “Caramel Crack” from Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, "Everliving Soup" from Brodi Ashton's Everneath, and "Jagged Ham" from Elana Johnson's Possession.
Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.
     The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook includes a foreword by David Farland, award winning, New York Times Bestselling author, and showcases more than one hundred reviews with links to book review blogs and author websites.
     Whether you're a food lover, an avid reader or a book blogger, there’s something for you in The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook.

Christy was kind enough to answer a few questions for me which I've posted below.
I hope you enjoy!

What was the process of creating the Book Bloggers Cookbook? How did it start and how did you pull it all together?
When I first started blogging, I didn't think about writing a cookbook at all. I love to read and I love to cook and I wanted my book review blog to reflect that. I decided to pair each book review with a companion recipe. At the end of my first year of blogging about books, I decided to publish a little pdf file of the recipes for my readers. About the same time, there was a lot of buzz about self-publishing. I am a writer, and the idea of self-publishing is intriguing. I thought it might be fun to publish the recipes as an ebook and figure out what it's like to self-publish.

Do you remember the first book inspired food you ever made?
When I was eleven years old my mother introduced me to Anne of Green Gables. I loved it so much and when the movie was on PBS we taped it and then we had a tea party with my aunt and watched the movie. It was so much fun to celebrate a story with food!

The very first time that I hosted the meme "Tasty Tuesday" on my blog was a recipe for "Winging it Divinity" to match the book Wings by Aprilynne Pike.

What is your favorite or most memorable story with food?
((mine is the Redwall series by Brian Jaques. Those animals have a feast in every book! Well the first several anyway. I never finished the series because all I ended up wanting was the cookbook.))
I have many. But there is a chidren's picture book called The Mouse, the Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood that I adore. Just saying the words feels like you are chewing the strawberry in the book. I would pair it with a grilled ham and cheese topped with strawberry jam!

Book Launch Contest
Every person who comments on one of the blogs during the tour (May 7-18) will be entered to win a grand prize: A copy of every book featured in The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook (22 in all, over $200 value). Please visit the contest description page and tour schedule here.

Places to visit Christy:
* Blog
* Twitter
* Book Blogger's Cookbook Website (2011 edition)

     Christy Dorrity loves to read about cooking and cook about reading. She was taught early to have a discriminating taste for both books and food. Christy grew up on a trout ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. She taught elementary school and lives in the mountains with her husband Devon and their five young children. When Christy's not reading or writing, she's probably trying out a new recipe in the kitchen. ((And she's the reading lady on both cookbook covers!))


  1. Thanks for having the cookbook on your site today Diana!

  2. That is so awesome!!! Christy and those other bloggers are geniuses! I am not creative enough with food to come up with a recipe for a food in a book.

  3. Thanks for the comment! Aren't book and food combos so great?

  4. Stopping by from the list for the tour of THE 2012 BOOK BLOGGER'S COOK BOOK.

    My post is up for May 17...please stop by if you like.

    Nice to meet you.

    Stopping by for a look around.



    Silver's Reviews

  5. Great book, great giveaway, thanks!
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  6. I love this idea of the cookbook. It is just so original. Thanks for the post. I am a fellow LDS writer based far away in Cape Town, South Africa. It is so nice coming upon an LDS blog. I am happy to follow you. If you would like to know more about me, you can find me at:


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