May 14, 2012
The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook
Publisher: Dorrity Publication
Series: Book Blogger's Cookbook #2
Review Source: For tour review 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.
The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook contains 22 books and recipes which relate to those books. The books featured include popular titles such as Divergent, Everneath, Shatter Me, Matched, and Clockwork Angel, just to name a few. Each book section includes a bit about the book, why the recipe relates to the book, the actual recipe and a picture of the dish, as well as mini reviews/blurbs about the book from bloggers. I had a lot of fun reading up on the recipes and the reasons why the recipes were chosen for the book. Some of the reasonings are a stretch, of course, but it's still a lot of fun.
The book itself is well organized. There's a contents page at the front of the book with links to every section. There's also three indexes at the back, so you can look up content by book title, author, or recipe. I appreciate this organization, and I think everything was laid out very well. While I haven't had a chance to test out the recipes yet (which, I know, makes it hard to review the book), they all look and sound pretty delicious. I like how there's a good mixture of main dishes, desserts, and other types of recipes. Out of all the recipes I think I'm most excited to try out the rosemary, sea salt, and creme fraiche crossaints, which are connected with Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.
If you love books and you love cooking there's not really a better way to combine them than to check out the Book Blogger's Cookbook.
Goodreads & Amazon. (Currently on sale for 99¢)
You can find more information about the cookbook and the tour stops here on Christy's blog.
Every person who comments on one of the blogs during the tour 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).