Friday, December 9, 2022

Join the March Family for Joyous Christmas Breakfasts, Lovely Lunches, and More When You Pick Up "The Little Women Cookbook" -- A Great Gift Idea for Fans of the Classic Book (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

This year as part of our literary studies for homeschool, the girls and I read a handful of classics, and then watched the movies released based on the books to compare and contrast.  One book that has been a favorite thus far with my girls is "Little Women."  While the two movies we were saw were good, there is nothing better than snuggling up under a warm blanket reading the classic book about the March sister.  We read this book at the start of the school year, and just a couple of weeks ago, my youngest asked if we could read it again.  How could I say 'No," especially when I had a fun surprise for them -- a cookbook that shares adapted vintage Victorian-era cookbooks/recipes, along with timeless illustrations, favorite passages from the book, and historical trivia provided by the authors, who are not only librarians by day, but also founders of the literary food blog 36 Eggs.

When I showed my girls the cookbook, they couldn't wait to sit down on the couch together and go through the book to check out the different recipes, and see all the trivia and favorite passages from their favorite book.  I told them that they could flag 2 recipes per March sister, and each week after we are done reading a few chapters from the book, we will go into the kitchen and make the recipes to enjoy.  The girls had a blast going through the cookbook and seeing all the extras includes.  This is not your average cookbook based on a movie or book. You can tell the authors put a lot of time and effort into compiling all the recipes, illustrations, trivia, etc.  

It was hard for the girls to narrow down a recipe each per March sister, as they all sounded so good.  But, we will be making the following recipes in the coming weeks...and, I can't wait --

  • Meg's Plummy Wedding Cake
  • Gingerbread Nuts for Roars
  • Roast Beef for Great Appetites
  • Lovely Pickled Limes
  • Charlotte Russe
  • Potted Ham
  • Wholesome Cucumbers
  • Good Family Bread
  • Omelette for Mother

These are just a handful of the recipes we will make together.  And, then to celebrate the completion of the book, we will make a few desserts to enjoy with a coffee recipe from this book, as we watch a Little Women movie together.  What a fun way to celebrate this classic story, than by making recipes fit for the March girls.  I don't know who is more girls or I. :-)

More about this cookbook:

"Join the March family for joyous Christmas breakfasts, lovely lunches, scrumptious desserts, and more!


You already adore the story of these four sisters who, with little means, find their own paths in a tale full of laughter, love, loss, and family. Now, experience Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel in an entirely new and delightful way—as a cookbook.


You’ll learn to make ice cream with Meg, molasses candy with Jo, baked squash with Beth, pickled limes with Amy, and so much more. For a creative twist, these delicious step-by-step recipes are adapted from vintage Civil War-era cookbooks for the modern kitchen.


A perfect gift for Little Women fans everywhere, the book is packed with beautiful color photographs, timeless illustrations, favorite passages, historical trivia, and additional commentary by the authors, founders of 36 Eggs, the literary food blog."

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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