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The definitive cookbook for everyone who loves fantasy and lore! The ultimate gift book for fans of all things magical! Aurelia Beaupommier pays tribute to all sorcerers, fairies, elves, mages, witches, and magicians within this spellbinding cookbook! In The Wizard's Cookbook , you'll find recipes inspired by your favorite magical stories, eras, and lands--from history, The definitive cookbook for everyone who loves fantasy and lore! The ultimate gift book for fans of all things magical! Aurelia Beaupommier pays tribute to all sorcerers, fairies, elves, mages, witches, and magicians within this spellbinding cookbook! In The Wizard's Cookbook , you'll find recipes inspired by your favorite magical stories, eras, and lands--from history, myth, and fantasy--including: The Legend of Zelda World of Warcraft Halloween Harry Potter Dungeons and Dragons Mulesine Lord of the Rings Willow Narnia and so much more! Inspired by the most famous wizards in history, from Merlin to Dumbledore to Marry Poppins, The Wizard's Cookbook includes magical dishes that are both quick and easy to prepare for any occasion. Beaupommier provides a beautiful spread of festive themed dishes to enchant your guests. Recipes are accompanied by beautiful full-page color photographs of the delectable food and drinks. In addition to the sustenance necessary to battle your nemesis―whether it be a dragon or an empty stomach―this book also includes recipes to prepare divine desserts and devilish snacks, as well as intoxicating potions and elixirs to quench your thirst. Whether you're a beginner or an expert wizard, open this spell book, grab your wand, and . . . Abracadabra! You'll create delicious, bewitching recipes from The Wizard's Cookbook that are sure to teleport you and those dining with you to another world.


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The definitive cookbook for everyone who loves fantasy and lore! The ultimate gift book for fans of all things magical! Aurelia Beaupommier pays tribute to all sorcerers, fairies, elves, mages, witches, and magicians within this spellbinding cookbook! In The Wizard's Cookbook , you'll find recipes inspired by your favorite magical stories, eras, and lands--from history, The definitive cookbook for everyone who loves fantasy and lore! The ultimate gift book for fans of all things magical! Aurelia Beaupommier pays tribute to all sorcerers, fairies, elves, mages, witches, and magicians within this spellbinding cookbook! In The Wizard's Cookbook , you'll find recipes inspired by your favorite magical stories, eras, and lands--from history, myth, and fantasy--including: The Legend of Zelda World of Warcraft Halloween Harry Potter Dungeons and Dragons Mulesine Lord of the Rings Willow Narnia and so much more! Inspired by the most famous wizards in history, from Merlin to Dumbledore to Marry Poppins, The Wizard's Cookbook includes magical dishes that are both quick and easy to prepare for any occasion. Beaupommier provides a beautiful spread of festive themed dishes to enchant your guests. Recipes are accompanied by beautiful full-page color photographs of the delectable food and drinks. In addition to the sustenance necessary to battle your nemesis―whether it be a dragon or an empty stomach―this book also includes recipes to prepare divine desserts and devilish snacks, as well as intoxicating potions and elixirs to quench your thirst. Whether you're a beginner or an expert wizard, open this spell book, grab your wand, and . . . Abracadabra! You'll create delicious, bewitching recipes from The Wizard's Cookbook that are sure to teleport you and those dining with you to another world.

30 review for The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More

  1. 4 out of 5

    Manybooks

    Although I did find some of the presented recipes in Aurelia Beaupommier's The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, the Wizard of Oz, and More both interesting and appealing enough to consider preparing myself (especially many of the libations, the juices, teas, mocktails, including Harry Potter's famous Butterbeer and perhaps also some of the featured baked goods, but in particular the author's version of treacle tarts, her Lord of the Rings rendition of Lembas, Although I did find some of the presented recipes in Aurelia Beaupommier's The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, the Wizard of Oz, and More both interesting and appealing enough to consider preparing myself (especially many of the libations, the juices, teas, mocktails, including Harry Potter's famous Butterbeer and perhaps also some of the featured baked goods, but in particular the author's version of treacle tarts, her Lord of the Rings rendition of Lembas, of Elven Waybread, and of course, I have always wanted to at least try to make the Turkish Delight of Narnia fame), sorry, but far far too many of the recipes featured in The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, the Wizard of Oz, and More are just both massively unappealing to and for me on a personal "what I would enjoy eating" level (and truth be told also on a "what I was in fact kind of expecting to find in this here cookbook" level) and are indeed often simply too strangely uncanny and at times even personally anger-producing in their set up, in what the ingredients are supposed to be, even if this might be somewhat deliberately tongue in cheek and meant to be humorous. For I am definitely cringing more than a bit at recipes that actually call for ingredients such as wildebeest meat, pink flamingo fat, freshly executed, read freshly killed hippogriffs and the like (not to mention that the author's parodistic attempts to make some of the cooking and food preparation instructions appear more wizardly, more magical, more akin to the narratives, to the textual printed words of the books, the movies, the games they are supposed to mirror, well to and for me, this generally feels more than a bit artificially contrived, and much worse, also tends to make the instructions on how to make the given recipes appear potentially confusing and unnecessarily difficult, which really should be avoided with regard to cookbooks). And while some of the recipes, I might well and indeed consider trying, and perhaps even a select few of the more strange and weird considerations (and although I have definitely found Aurelia Beaupommier's introductions both interesting and very much readable) I do remain for the most part pretty much personally disappointed with The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More and thus, only a rather grudging two star ranking at best, although I do have to admit that I seem to be rather the minority here, that most of the other reviews are considerably more positive than mine has been.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ivonne Rovira

    I began The Wizard’s Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More with distaste. Author Aurelia Beaupommier (probably not her real name) titles these recipes with some of the most cloying names imaginable. Smurfesque Cocktail? Soufflé Omelet Saruman? (It’s an omelet, in case you’re wondering, as soufflés and omelets aren’t the same thing.) Red Dragon Inn Fiery Broth? Pasta from the Lair of Magica de Spell? Shudder! I also wondered for whom this cookbook r I began The Wizard’s Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More with distaste. Author Aurelia Beaupommier (probably not her real name) titles these recipes with some of the most cloying names imaginable. Smurfesque Cocktail? Soufflé Omelet Saruman? (It’s an omelet, in case you’re wondering, as soufflés and omelets aren’t the same thing.) Red Dragon Inn Fiery Broth? Pasta from the Lair of Magica de Spell? Shudder! I also wondered for whom this cookbook really was intended. A few adventurous children might love Pasta from the Lair of Magica de Spell, which contains mussels. But no kid’s going to touch The Ancient One’s Tibetan Momo (cabbage-filled steamed dumplings) or Little Steak and Kidney Pies, nor would it be safe to let them attempt most of these recipes without a lot of adult supervision. And the step-by-step instructions are beyond twee. Examples: “We, obedient servants of the Master, rinse the watercress and break its stems” and this lengthy gem: “Catch the Smurfs…. Watch out! Too late … Wipe away the pepper thrown into your eyes by Jokey Smurf, bandage your fingers injured by Handy Smurf’s hammer, and push Azrael out of the window, who has been watching the birds through the glass. Tie up the Smurfs so they don’t escape and wash them, making sure to remove the glasses of Brainy Smurf first. Once they are tied together well, make them swallow a philosopher’s potion to turn them into spaghetti.” A lot of the recipes have silly steps like this. So, I guess, the cookbook is aimed at Larping nerds and Trekkies? But Beaumpommier gradually won me over. Quite a few of these recipes appear delicious, and, if you ignore the silly parts (too many), you’ll find some nice examples of English, Irish and continental cuisine. You know yourself: If the cheesiness is a deal-breaker for you, skip this cookbook. Otherwise, hold your nose and enjoy some culinary gems. After all, it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    A marvelous collection of wizard-inspired recipes, perfect for all fantasy and magic lovers, from fans of Harry Potter, LOTR and Narnia to Bewitched, Aladdin and Goosebumps. While not all the recipes seem ideally feasible (e.g. the recipe for Hippogriff en Papillote calls for fresh ostrich meat!), this book is food porn at its finest! The majority of dishes are beautifully photographed and elaborately staged, the recipes are written according to the tone of their inspiring work, meaning Harry Po A marvelous collection of wizard-inspired recipes, perfect for all fantasy and magic lovers, from fans of Harry Potter, LOTR and Narnia to Bewitched, Aladdin and Goosebumps. While not all the recipes seem ideally feasible (e.g. the recipe for Hippogriff en Papillote calls for fresh ostrich meat!), this book is food porn at its finest! The majority of dishes are beautifully photographed and elaborately staged, the recipes are written according to the tone of their inspiring work, meaning Harry Potter recipes contain quite a bit of spell work, while recipes from the Bartimaeus Trilogy suggest conjuring up a djinni to do some of the cooking. You might not make any of the recipes, but you'll delight at their descriptions and photographs. To add to the fun, you might even get inspired to check out a new fantasy series or two.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mellie Antoinette

    This is actually a really cute reminder of all that is magical about stories. The recipes, often referring back to the descriptive markers used in the original works, are for the most part intriguing enough to catch your eye, embellished with cute little illustrations and reminiscent of textual themes. However, when you dig into the details, this lost 1/2 ⭐️ because I didn’t feel it would actually draw me into the kitchen, 1 ⭐️ for a pumpkin soup that doesn’t call for pumpkin and 1/2 ⭐️ for the This is actually a really cute reminder of all that is magical about stories. The recipes, often referring back to the descriptive markers used in the original works, are for the most part intriguing enough to catch your eye, embellished with cute little illustrations and reminiscent of textual themes. However, when you dig into the details, this lost 1/2 ⭐️ because I didn’t feel it would actually draw me into the kitchen, 1 ⭐️ for a pumpkin soup that doesn’t call for pumpkin and 1/2 ⭐️ for the inclusion of Bewitched which felt a bit gimmicky for me. Adorable but with personal reservations!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Greymalkin

    This was delightful!! I'm always suspect of novelty cookbooks in this vein because too often the authors think that all we need is recipes for soda with food coloring or box cake mix with jello in it or other lurid combinations that don't necessarily taste good and turn your tongue and teeth horrible colors. This cookbook has recipes that not only sound quite plausible for the various witches & wizards they are ascribed to, but they sound tasty too! There are several I bookmarked simply because t This was delightful!! I'm always suspect of novelty cookbooks in this vein because too often the authors think that all we need is recipes for soda with food coloring or box cake mix with jello in it or other lurid combinations that don't necessarily taste good and turn your tongue and teeth horrible colors. This cookbook has recipes that not only sound quite plausible for the various witches & wizards they are ascribed to, but they sound tasty too! There are several I bookmarked simply because they sounded fun to make, no matter the inspiration. The drinks section had some really nice non-alcoholic potions as well as boozier options. As a geek I was also quite pleased at the range and variety of sources for their recipes, from the obvious Harry Potter to the classic D&D to more obscure DuckTales to modern stuff like WoW. Also it wasn't all males either, despite the name there were plenty of witches and sorceresses.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jasmin

    Good ideas, the execution isn't always working for me. And some of these things I am less than familiar with cooking normally so adjustments are hard, but luckily, I am used to the kitchen and can fix things. I like the ideas and the flavours, just the execution occasionally falls flat or literally doesn't form up! I shall keep using it as a baseline and then changing it however I like to make it work. *the turkish delight really did not work out.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Olivia Ambrose

    Great concept, but beyond that.... not my favorite. As a cookbook, these are super complicated recipes that I will NEVER make nor know where to find many of the ingredients. And I wanted more of a tie in to the fantastical stories than there is. Fun idea, but not executed well.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ann Withers [jo]

    The roast lamb looked so good. Nothing else looked good to me but I’m not part of any of the fandoms this books included -I’m a Baptist, lol😂.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Chris From RecipesNow!

    Are you in search of a good dish to serve a visiting witch or wizard? Perhaps you are planning a cosplay party? Maybe you just want to set a magical table. Then The Wizard’s Cookbook by Aurelia Beaupommier is a must-have book for you. With recipes including such delights as “Brochettes of Finely Chopped Enemies” and “Children en Croûte” there’s something here from every witch, wizard and other magical beings. An offhand comment and some witty comebacks inspired this unique and special book. It sh Are you in search of a good dish to serve a visiting witch or wizard? Perhaps you are planning a cosplay party? Maybe you just want to set a magical table. Then The Wizard’s Cookbook by Aurelia Beaupommier is a must-have book for you. With recipes including such delights as “Brochettes of Finely Chopped Enemies” and “Children en Croûte” there’s something here from every witch, wizard and other magical beings. An offhand comment and some witty comebacks inspired this unique and special book. It showcases what you might find on the table of some of the magical entities of legend and fiction. The digital version of the book was the first thing I got my hands on. I was immediately in love with the look and concept of the book. When the hard copy finally arrived I was blown away by how incredible the book is in person. Starting with “My Who’s Who of Sorcerers”, you get a description of the beings who inspired the recipes and recipe page references. Don’t worry, this is not some lame copy/paste compilation of recipes from books that happen to have magical characters. The recipes here are the product of extensive research into the magical beings and the universes they inhabit. While the author who wrote the original character(s) didn’t write these recipes, it is easy to believe the magical beings in question using them. Categories Magical Food for Everyday Feasts for Special Days Marvelous Snacks and Sweets Bewitching Potions While flipping through the book you feel like you are indeed looking at a witch’s spell book or grimoire. The recipes have lovely little graphic drawings to set the scene. The font and everything else about the book, screams otherworldly, magical entity. The beautiful full-color pictures of many of the recipes are staged with appropriately bizarre props. The level of detail throughout sets the tone beautifully. Some Substitutions Required The preparation time, resting time, cooking time, etc. are included in all of the recipes, which is invaluable. And while each recipe is easy to follow, some substitutions may still be required. I have personally found it difficult to source the “meat of a freshly executed hippogriff”. Therefore you are recommended to exchange hippogriff for ostrich meat. For some bizarre reason, cooking infants is generally frowned upon in my neck of the woods. Hense, the book generously suggests substituting veal roast in the “Children en Croûte” recipe. And you may find it difficult to come upon the required amount of Smurfs for the “Molecularized Smurf Spaghetti”, substitutions are available for that as well. Several of the influencing characters I had not ever heard of before. The Bibliography at the end of the book was consequently particularly welcome, I used it to create a reading list. While this is not the recipe book you might find in Gordon Ramsay’s library (I’m assuming), you will find it forever in mine. If the publisher’s hadn’t sent the hard copy, Husband would be hitting the book stores come its September 5th release date. In all, this is a must-have book for anyone who enjoys a good wizardry read. The full review includes a recipe for the “Poisoned Apple”, straight from the classic Snow White tale and can be viewed online at RecipesNow! The Reviews and Recipes Magazine. This review is in response to a hard copy of the book sent to me by the publishers in return for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Haley S

    Wow! This book is so good! Because I reviewed Fantastic Beasts just a few days ago, I decided to stay with the magical “theme” and review this cookbook that I recently read/looked through. The recipes were all awesome! I picked two recipes that looked like fun to make. One was from Harry Potter—Elf-Made Wine (Alcohol Free), and the other was from The Chronicles of Narnia—The White Witch’s Turkish Delight. I don’t know about you. But whenever I watched or read Narnia, I always wanted to try Turki Wow! This book is so good! Because I reviewed Fantastic Beasts just a few days ago, I decided to stay with the magical “theme” and review this cookbook that I recently read/looked through. The recipes were all awesome! I picked two recipes that looked like fun to make. One was from Harry Potter—Elf-Made Wine (Alcohol Free), and the other was from The Chronicles of Narnia—The White Witch’s Turkish Delight. I don’t know about you. But whenever I watched or read Narnia, I always wanted to try Turkish delight! Maybe I now have the chance to! And butterbeer from Harry Potter! I can't forget butterbeer. That is one drink I have always wanted to try! The way she writes the recipes is super fun too! She writes the spells and stories into the instructions. For example, in the recipe for Soufflé Omelet Saruman, the instructions are “Start a tornado in a bowl (or use a mixer) …”. Aurelia Beaupommier is a very creative author/cook. I hope that she writes more fun cookbooks like this one. The cover is very creative, with all the little pictures surrounding the title of the book. I am going to give the person who created the cover for this book 5 stars! As for this Wizard’s Cookbook, I am very excited to—hopefully—try a few of these very awesome recipes. This cookbook deserves 5—maybe even more—stars! If you are a nerd like me, who loves Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Merlin, and more, and a baker like me, you will love this book! Title: The Wizard’s Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More Author: Aurelia Beaupommier This review is written in my own opinions and words.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Polt

    These aren't bad recipes - they're quite clever, in fact. Just, personally, this book was a bit dull compared to other themed cookbooks that I have picked up over the years. Again, it's not a bad read, especially if you're still not comfortable enough to randomly throw things together in the kitchen and have it turn out ok. However, if you have a moderate level of cooking knowledge or are used to more extravagant recipes, then the ones you'll find here are nothing really special.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Aja Marsh

    I don't know about the recipes (they seem fine), but this was a super fun book-- author took time to make the recipes "authentic" to the character/movie/book it related to (eg "1 hippogriff steak"; writing recipes in rhyme, etc.) and that was really fun. Very enjoyable to flip through, would make a great gift!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jay Newman

    If you like beets and pumpkins this cookbook is for you. Other than the Treacle Tart I don't think I'll be trying any of these recipes.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Solid idea, but the cutesy directions and the plethora of weird ingredients make most of the recipes unusable for me. I will totally still try both butter beer recipes though.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    I bought The Wizard's Cookbook because of the gaming recipes such as the Nagrand Tempura, but I found myself more in love with the recipes from Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter. Peelings Soup and Butterbeer are excellent recipes and have become family favorites. Anytime someone is sick they quickly request Peelings Soup, which is an incredibly easy recipe to make. My personal favorites, however, are the Werewolf Biscuits and the Eternal Love Potion. The recipes in the Wizard's Cookbook are rather n I bought The Wizard's Cookbook because of the gaming recipes such as the Nagrand Tempura, but I found myself more in love with the recipes from Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter. Peelings Soup and Butterbeer are excellent recipes and have become family favorites. Anytime someone is sick they quickly request Peelings Soup, which is an incredibly easy recipe to make. My personal favorites, however, are the Werewolf Biscuits and the Eternal Love Potion. The recipes in the Wizard's Cookbook are rather nice and mostly simple. The ingredients were relatively easy for me to locate save for cornichons and pain d’épice. I still haven't found either of those but substitutes are easy enough to find if I become truly desperate to sample either recipe. My one complaint would be that some of the recipes actually do not have pictures, which is unfortunate considering how lovely the rest of the photographs are. Overall The Wizard's Cookbook is one of my favorites in the kitchen, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in trying their hand at creating a recipe inspired from a favorite book, movie, or video game.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Yalonda

    My husband received this as a Christmas gift but I couldn't resist taking my own journey through the book. While we have not tried any of the recipes yet, we are familiar with a few and plan to try others. These recipes are not for the beginner or timid cook; one should either know your way around the kitchen or be willing to dedicate the necessary time to properly engage in the creation process. The ingredients as written can be intimidating but again this is not something a seasoned cook shoul My husband received this as a Christmas gift but I couldn't resist taking my own journey through the book. While we have not tried any of the recipes yet, we are familiar with a few and plan to try others. These recipes are not for the beginner or timid cook; one should either know your way around the kitchen or be willing to dedicate the necessary time to properly engage in the creation process. The ingredients as written can be intimidating but again this is not something a seasoned cook should fear. And the language strikes me as British English which can be disconcerting for some but did not hinder my enjoyment at all. The thing that truly delights me about this book is the whimsical nature in which the recipes are shared. I can just hear the characters reading their respective recipes for the Audible version of the book! I had a blast reading the introduction, the summaries of the relevant books/movies/etc., and the recipes themselves. What a genuinely delightful surprise ~ well done!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Hayley Sellick

    Even just upon opening this book, I already knew it was going to be better than The Geek’s Cookbook, which I read just before this. Firstly, the edges of the pages are beautifully illustrated and relate to the particular witch or wizard the recipe was inspired by. The photographs make the food look so tempting and delicious. I really appreciate the little intro to each recipe, which explains how it’s inspired by a particular tale. Plus there’s recipes in this book that I would actually make, eve Even just upon opening this book, I already knew it was going to be better than The Geek’s Cookbook, which I read just before this. Firstly, the edges of the pages are beautifully illustrated and relate to the particular witch or wizard the recipe was inspired by. The photographs make the food look so tempting and delicious. I really appreciate the little intro to each recipe, which explains how it’s inspired by a particular tale. Plus there’s recipes in this book that I would actually make, even if I didn’t love fantasy tales. I think The Geek’s Cookbook maybe has some recipes which are more... obviously themed, shall I say (the meringues shaped and coloured to look like Pokéballs for example), but overall, The Wizard’s Cookbook is significantly better! I may even buy this book. Would make a great gift for a fantasy-loving baker friend!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Austin Ferguson

    This is just a cookbook; there’s very little narrative involved but I did enjoy the breadth of available lore from which the author selected. All the favorites are there: Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc... if there’s a fantasy series that involves a food or beverage item it’s more than likely covered. Add to that all the full-page photographs of selected recipes and the ingredient lists that include lore-specific items [waterfall water, wildebeest meat, etc...] and you ha This is just a cookbook; there’s very little narrative involved but I did enjoy the breadth of available lore from which the author selected. All the favorites are there: Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc... if there’s a fantasy series that involves a food or beverage item it’s more than likely covered. Add to that all the full-page photographs of selected recipes and the ingredient lists that include lore-specific items [waterfall water, wildebeest meat, etc...] and you have a fun read to page through while remembering all the books, games, and movies of your youth [or adulthood]. My wife and I attend a fair number of parties / gatherings each year where items like these are a hit [game nights, trivia nights, themed parties, etc...] so this is a great addition to the collection.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Colleen

    While the recipes look tasty and I would love to try them, the best part of this cookbook was the creativity! It was written to feel like you are in world with magic. For example, the Souk Cigar recipe had this line: "...yes, a brush, even if the carpet insists that you use its tassels" or this line from Rafiki's Chips recipe: "Summoning the spirit of the savanna, he boils everything for the time it takes a warthog to shake off a hyena (about 5 minutes of human time)". I thought this was nice to While the recipes look tasty and I would love to try them, the best part of this cookbook was the creativity! It was written to feel like you are in world with magic. For example, the Souk Cigar recipe had this line: "...yes, a brush, even if the carpet insists that you use its tassels" or this line from Rafiki's Chips recipe: "Summoning the spirit of the savanna, he boils everything for the time it takes a warthog to shake off a hyena (about 5 minutes of human time)". I thought this was nice touch, because it made me want to read the cookbook page by page, instead of just looking at the pictures. I will admit that some of the creativity makes the recipes a little hard to translate into cooking directions, but it was a joy to read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Santullo

    So I totally picked this up on a whim at my local library and I absolute love and I'll probably buy my own copy. I love all the magical recipes and I have not tried any yet but I have already chose some ones I'll have to try out for sure. The Harry Potter recipes are all a must along with the Mary Poppins ones! I can't wait to try the butterbeer recipe since the way I been making butterbeer is a little different from the recipe in this book. Let's just say I'll be renewing this book a few times So I totally picked this up on a whim at my local library and I absolute love and I'll probably buy my own copy. I love all the magical recipes and I have not tried any yet but I have already chose some ones I'll have to try out for sure. The Harry Potter recipes are all a must along with the Mary Poppins ones! I can't wait to try the butterbeer recipe since the way I been making butterbeer is a little different from the recipe in this book. Let's just say I'll be renewing this book a few times before I get my own copy!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I wish I could insert eye rolls here I was excited for interesting recipes. But, I got this cookbook that is just weird. The entire concept is cool but the execution is just bizarre. You have these descriptions of stories inserted as if anyone who is buying this needs that but okay this now draws out the beginning but then you have the boring and I mean BORING recipes. There is not a single thing creative about them. And really most have little to no flavor. You have an interesting idea but creat I wish I could insert eye rolls here I was excited for interesting recipes. But, I got this cookbook that is just weird. The entire concept is cool but the execution is just bizarre. You have these descriptions of stories inserted as if anyone who is buying this needs that but okay this now draws out the beginning but then you have the boring and I mean BORING recipes. There is not a single thing creative about them. And really most have little to no flavor. You have an interesting idea but create extremely bland recipes for such a world??? Insulting

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mo

    Hippocratic En Papillote? Ew. Soup With The Gaze of Lord Voldemort's Basilisk is quite the visual recipe but there's no photo of it. Why?! Swamp Blob recipe says to dice the radishes but in the accompanying photo they are thinly sliced. Vice Versa Apples recipe calls for peeled and cored apples but the photo of the finished product shows core and peel still on the apples. Molecularized Smurf Spaghetti is chicken with blue candy spaghetti. Not pasta dyed blue, but actual blue candy. Yes, there is a Hippocratic En Papillote? Ew. Soup With The Gaze of Lord Voldemort's Basilisk is quite the visual recipe but there's no photo of it. Why?! Swamp Blob recipe says to dice the radishes but in the accompanying photo they are thinly sliced. Vice Versa Apples recipe calls for peeled and cored apples but the photo of the finished product shows core and peel still on the apples. Molecularized Smurf Spaghetti is chicken with blue candy spaghetti. Not pasta dyed blue, but actual blue candy. Yes, there is a recipe for Butterbeer.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emily Vander Ark

    This book is so beautifully made, with quality paper, full color, and gorgeous photographs. Not only that, but the recipes themselves are written in the voice and style of the stories they come from - a real treat. I am partial to the idea of connecting with stories by eating the same food as the characters. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but some of them look a bit complicated for what you end up with... I'm not an expert cool by any means so others may find that different. A fun book, This book is so beautifully made, with quality paper, full color, and gorgeous photographs. Not only that, but the recipes themselves are written in the voice and style of the stories they come from - a real treat. I am partial to the idea of connecting with stories by eating the same food as the characters. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but some of them look a bit complicated for what you end up with... I'm not an expert cool by any means so others may find that different. A fun book, regardless!

  24. 4 out of 5

    KathleenB

    A really fun idea and some interesting looking recipes. A few call for obscure ingredients I would trouble getting since the nearest Whole Foods or similar is nearly 2 hours away. Even then I don’t know if they’d have things like kiwi juice. I also wonder how/why Earthsea got left out but the Smurfs made it in.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gloria

    I see the attempt at humor and I am not a fan. I was not expecting an edition of A Hunter's Guide to Buck and Bison. Some recipes come off this way. Others are just boring or overly complicated. For children? No. This is for mainly middle aged women who have read and like anything about the books Beaupommier mentions, have a dark sense of humor, and will likely make a couple of recipes.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nessie

    This brought back some happy memories of books and movies enjoyed when I was younger! Some of the recipes actually look delicious and do-able! I love how the recipes reflect the show or book they are based on, so funny!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    This book actually smells amazing. Like not in a normal book smell way. It just smells so pretty. Idk how to describe it. The recipes are super cool, and I love the art and photos inside! And mostly the smell. Lol.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    Super fun book The recipes are very clever, and I can’t wait to try them. The presentation in the pictures is wonderful making this a great source of ideas for Halloween entertainment.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Donna Hutt Stapfer Bell

    What a romp! Yes, it's a cookbook. But one that includes references to Bewitched and Harry Potter? How about Dr. Strange? Yup. It verges on silly season once in a while, but the recipes look sound and the photography is great.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Skylar

    Fun for the Holidays Some friends and I are doing a Harry Potter Christmas party and this was great inspiration. It was fun to flip through and discuss meal plans, even if we don’t cook them all.

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