The Secret Garden Cookbook

 Newly Revised Edition: Inspiring Recipes from the Magical World of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden

Experience the magic and enchantment of The Secret Garden whenever you like, right at home in your kitchen. The Secret Garden Cookbook, now newly revised, is the only cookbook that celebrates the delicious and comforting foods that play such an important role in the novel and its world.

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s wonderful tale The Secret Garden celebrates its young heroine, Mary Lennox, as she brings an abandoned garden back to life. It also delights in good food, robust appetites, and the health and strength they can bring. It describes a world where water, light, and loving care bring soil and plants back to life—and also one in which fresh milk, homemade currant buns, and hearty, simple fare renew and bring pleasure to the novel’s complex and fascinating characters.

Amy Cotler serves up in these pages 50 recipes, all updated for the modern kitchen, that are at once true to Mary’s world and completely appealing for today’s tastes. You will find a bounty of baked things, including English Crumpets, Cozy Currant Buns, Jam Roly Poly, Dough Cakes with Cinnamon and Sugar, and The Best Sticky Gingerbread Parkin. (A parkin is a cake rich in molasses, honey, and sugar that often is served on Guy Fawkes Day.) There is more-substantial and savory fare for teatime and dinnertime, too, and for breakfast and brunch, along with drinks and snacks for the daily whirl—all guaranteed to keep the magic of this beloved tale alive for years to come.

The Secret Garden Cookbook is an essential companion—and the pitch-perfect gift—for anyone, young or old, who loves the book.

Cook Book Review:

With 50 recipes related to this favorite children’s book, Amy Cotler has dedicated her revised selections to “good appetite, good food and good health.” I loved the overall visual appeal of the book. The recipe pictures look tasty and I found the other graphics simply charming and very well fitting to the theme of this cookbook. As for the recipes, there is a nice variety included. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and sweets are all covered. Plus you get recipes that are specific to an English, tea, from the garden, cottage foods, picnic pleasers and even a section that provides a taste of India.

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