Book Inspired Recipes

Raspberry Lemon Tea Cakes

If a book is well written I always find it too short. ~ Jane Austen

I’m not an ordinary book reviewer, I have the fabulous job of finding inspiration from books sent to me by publishers in order to create unique recipes for each. I especially love reading advanced copies of books yet to be published, but I have begun adding classics and favorites from my own reading list to my personal book inspired recipe collection. My hope is that readers of my blog and some of the books I have featured, enjoy, and maybe even sample, the dishes I have felt inclined to make. Many of my recipes have been created with ease in mind for book club members to use to create refreshments for book club meetings. Happy reading…and eating!!

Edible Tapestry ~ Inspiration from My Personal Reading List

The Most Ardently “Janeite” Stamped Sugar Cookies, inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice October 5, 2018

Maple Glazed Dijon Pork Roast with Wildflower Mead, inspired by Tiffany Baker’s Mercy Snow ~ (Former She Reads Post from February 16, 2015) 9-29-18

Bayou Jambalaya, inspired by Hester Young’s The Gates of Evangeline ~ (Former She Reads post from April 6, 2016)

Lavender Lemon Tea Biscuits, inspired by Susanna Kearsley’s The Firebird ~ (Former She Reads post from July 9, 2013) September 17, 2018

Lemon Ricotta Cakes, inspired by Marisa De los Santos’ The Precious One (Former She Reads post from July 2015)  September 13, 2018

Cannoli, inspired by J. Merideth Harmon’s Snyper series ~ February 13, 2016

20 Min. Bavarian Pain au Chocolat for the 70th Holocaust Memorial Day, inspired by Kristin Harmel’s The Sweetness of Forgetting~ Jan 27, 2015

Hannah’s Peanut Butter Blueberry Pancakes with Honey, inspired by Kristin Harmel’s The Life Intended ~ January 11, 2015

Blueberry Salad with Asiago, Pecans, and Citrus Vinaigrette, inspired by Jennifer Niven’s American Blonde ~ November 11, 2014

Fina’s Deep Fried Hazelnut Cream Fluffernutter, inspired by Ingrid Thoft’s detective novel Identity ~ November 4, 2014

Potato Samosas, inspired by Julie Lawson Timmer’s debut novel, Five Days Left ~ September 30, 2014

A Creamy Bowl of Fish Chowder for Santiago, inspired by Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea ~ June 16, 2014

Swahili Beef Pilau, inspired by Carol Wall’s Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of A Green Thumb and an Open Heart ~ May 30, 2014

She Reads Book Club Recipe Posts by Edible Tapestry

Cantonese Pork Xi Fan with Ginger & Green Onions, inspired by Helen Klein Ross’ What Was Mine ~ April 4, 2014

Pomegranate Pink Lemonade, inspired by Matthew Dicks’ The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs ~ December 6, 2015

Apple Cake, inspired by Jane Shemilt’s The Daughter ~ May 26, 2015

Strawberries & Cream Swedish Pancakes, inspired by Cynthia Swanson’s The Bookseller ~ May 4, 2015

Raspberry Lemon Tea Cakes, inspired by Greer Macallister’s The Magician’s Lie ~ March 30, 2015

Lamb Tagine with Lemon, Mint, & Rosemary, inspired by Lisa Jewell’s The House We Grew Up In ~ December 1, 2014

Pecan Crusted Salmon Arancini with Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce, inspired by Diane Chamberlain’s The Silent Sister ~ November 5, 2014

Roasted New Potatoes with Mushrooms & Wild Leeks, inspired by Hannah Richell’s The Shadow Year ~ May 22, 2014

Mini Quiches, inspired by Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry ~ April 25, 2014

Cremini Mushroom & Toasted Pine Nut Risotto, inspired by Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake ~ March 21, 2014

Prohibition Mint Julep, inspired by Ariel Lawhon’s The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress ~ February 20, 2014

Easy as Pie Mini Cherry Turnovers, inspired by Jennie Shortridge’s Love Water Memory ~ January 17, 2014

Orange Creamsicle Fudge, inspired by Joshilyn Jackson’s Someone Else’s Love Story ~ November 25, 2013

Chou Farci, inspired by Jo Jo Moyes’ The Girl You Left Behind ~ October 18, 2013

Fence Rider Cakes, inspired by Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret ~ September 24, 2013

Bourgeois Oysters, inspired by Kathleen Tessaro’s The Perfume Collector ~ August 13, 2013

Rhubarb Tart, inspired by Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train ~ May 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Luna Pies, inspired by Patti Callahan Henry’s And Then I Found You ~ April 12, 2013

Shoo Fly Marmalade, inspired by Rita Leganski’s The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow ~ March 7, 2013

BookTrib Magazine Articles by Edible Tapestry

The Classic Reuben Sandwich,  inspired by Kristina Mc Morris’ The Pieces We Keep ~ May 5, 2014

Poolside Pecan Brownies, inspired by Janis Owens’ Myra Sims Trilogy: My Brother Michael, Myra Sims, and The Schooling of Claybird Catts ~ April 7, 2014

Carcossone Cassoulet, inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast ~ March 24, 2014

Homestead Herb Roast Chicken with Garden Vegetables, inspired by Danita Stoudemire and Riley Henry’s A Life for Nancy, Daughter of Frankie Silver ~ March 18, 2014

Leela’s Four-layer Coconut Cake, inspired by Karen Spears Zacharias’ Mother of Rain ~ March 24, 2014

Sweet Tea Rosemary Grilled Chicken, inspired by Kathryn Magendie’s Sweetie ~ March 19, 2014

Geechee Fried Corn, inspired by Ann Hite’s The Storycatcher ~ January 27, 2014

Silky Chicken Liver Pâté, inspired by Elizabeth Blackwell’s While Beauty Slept ~ January 24, 2014

Chou Farci, inspired by Jo Jo Moyes’ The Girl You Left Behind ~ December 15, 2013




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