Literary Eats

Literary Eats | Avery and Augustine

These were some of the literary snacks we brought to Avery’s class to celebrate some of the books that were read throughout the year:

—Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Wonka bars with golden tickets hidden in five of them (golden ticket finders each won a book of their choice to take home)

—The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe — plain and rose-flavored Turkish delight

 —BFG — frobscottle — two kinds (first version: limeade, lime sparkling water and strawberry sparkling water and second version: lemonade and strawberry sparkling water)

PS. I’m sharing photos of the picture books we’re reading aloud during the summer on Instagram stories and saving them on my Instagram page in Highlights section under #bookaday in case anyone’s interested.  Happy summer, all!

The Little Library Cookbook

The Little Library Cookbook | Avery and Augustine
The Little Library Cookbook | Avery and Augustine
The Little Library Cookbook | Avery and Augustine

We’ve been following Kate Young of The Little Library Café for some time now and were thrilled to hear about her new cookbook with 100 recipes inspired by classic and modern works of fiction.  Whether it’s Paddington Bear’s marmalade, lamingtons from Mem Fox’s Possum Magic or a farmhouse lunch for five inspired by Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, you’ll find something nostalgic and comforting — and redolent of some of your favorite stories, past and present.

The Little Library Cookbook: 100 Recipes from Your Favorite Books was written by Kate Young and published by Sterling Epicure.

The Immigrant Cookbook

The Immigrant Cookbook | Avery and Augustine

Food has always brought us together and our families’ culinary heritage is a part of who we are.  Food memories are some of our most salient memories.  Almost everyone has a handful that bring them back to a warm kitchen with one or more family members bent over a boiling pot on the stove and hurriedly chopping a pungent something or another on the butcher block.  In The Immigrant Cookbook, the contributing chefs share their families’ stories, their food and their hearts.  It’s a celebration of diversity and who we are as a country.

The recipes in The Immigrant Cookbook were collected and edited by Leyla Moushabeck and published by Interlink Books.

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel and The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel and The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook | Avery and Augustine
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel and The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook | Avery and Augustine
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel and The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook | Avery and Augustine

All the charm, delight and spirit of Anne in a modern format—a graphic novel.  This well-paced adaptation is a lovely way to introduce young readers to the beloved heroine we’ve known and loved since our own childhoods—with her foibles, stubbornness, penchant for unintended mischief and also her perseverance, zeal, creativity, ingenuity, limitless imagination, steadfast loyalty and her endless search to find beauty in the world—and how that impacted and inspired those around her.  It’s a perfect pairing with a cookbook of recipes based on famous and infamous (ahem, raspberry cordial) foods from the series including some recipes from the kitchen of author Lucy Maud Montgomery.  A plate of ruby tea biscuits, pot of hot tea and steady supply of Anne books sound like the makings of a cozy afternoon, no?

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel was adapted by Mariah Marsden, illustrated by Brenna Thummler and published by Amp! Comics for Kids (Andrews McMeel Publishing).

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes From Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea was written by Kate Macdonald (L. M. Montgomery’s granddaughter) and published by Race Point Publishing.