Do you know about The Little Library Cafe?
It’s a really ace blog by Kate, featuring gazillions of recipes from literature and little stories to go with them. I have been reading this for quite a while, since I found out about it from The Guardian, and am frankly SO GLAD I do.
“Growing up, my memories of books and of food are intertwined – dreaming of rich treacle tart by the Gryffindor fire, drinking gallons of ginger beer and lemonade on Kirrin Island with the Famous Five and sharing a pot of creamy honey with Winnie the Pooh.
Recipes on this blog will be inspired by the books I grew up reading, and some that I’ve enjoyed more recently too,” The Little Library Cafe’s Kate says.
Kate has a book – The Little Library Cafe Cookbook – coming out very, very soon and I can’t wait to snap up a copy. Here’s a (literal) taste of the kind of stuff you can expect from it. (Click through for these recipes on Kate’s blog!)
Gooseberry Tart from SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS
Tomato Sandwich from HARRIET THE SPY
Muffins from A LITTLE PRINCESS
Neapolitan Pizza from MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
Crumpets from REBECCA
Plum Cake from FIVE GO OFF IN A CARAVAN
Blueberry and Chocolate Pancakes from THE GOLDFINCH
You can search The Little Library Cafe by BOOK or by RECIPE. I love the book search best! Some of my very favourite titles lurk in Kate’s little library…
Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
Danny, the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
The Enchanted Wood, Enid Blyton
Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl
Five Go Off in a Caravan, Enid Blyton
Five on a Treasure Island, Enid Blyton
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
The Railway Children, E. Nesbit
AND MORE – including heaps of grown-up titles.
If you are a bit of a Kate fan (like me!) and are keen to see more of her:
Now I am going to get my work done so I can make an APPLE CAKE!
See you back here very soon!