The Unofficial Hogwarts Holidays Cookbook Review – Magical Recipes for Seasonal Delights

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The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook Review, from Ulysses Press along with author Rita Mock-Pike, brings to the pages a delightful collection of supernatural culinary inventions, gastronomic wizardry, and epicurean mastery to tempts and tantalizes any food-lover.

Guaranteed to cast a spell on any culinary magician, The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook, with over 170 pages, travels through the course of the student's semester, beginning with Fall Recipes, and like the students at Hogwarts School they began with a train ride and carried with them much needed snacks for the trip.

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Beginning with delicious Corned Beef Sandwiches, a multi-layered traditional stacked combination of tangy and tart, savory, and creamery, housed between two slices of Rye bread. Of course, tradition calls for Sauerkraut, these sandwiches are as appealing without the sweet-relish flavors feel free to experiment and create to taste.

Any magic potion needs a frog for flavor and The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook provides the perfect recipe for Chocolate Frogs (Pg. 31), a dash of Pepper Imp Bark (Pg. 20) and to help command the potion to boil Licorice Wands (Pg. 21).

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The Start of Term Feast section is filled with hearty, meaty entrees like Roast Beef, Fancy Pork Chops, and Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites, no entrée would be complete without delicious sides, of traditional English Yorkshire Pudding (P.40), creamy mashed potatoes and gravy. No feast would be complete without dessert, and the start of term feast has the best magical treat any culinary magician could conjure including Chocolate Gateau (Pg.49, Strawberry Trifle (Pg. 51) and Cockroach Clusters (Pg. 67).

Winter Term begins with a brief respite from the worry of final exams and begins with sleigh bells ringing, chilly cool down as temperatures everywhere drop a bit. Holidays mornings are filled with specialty breakfast recipes, from simple Crumpets (Pg. 80) and pulling from other sections adding clotted cream (Pg. Pg. 23) or hearty filling of Eggs and Bacon Hogwarts style (Pg. 135).

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Winter term recipes include Roast Turkey (Pg. 83) and Leftover Turkey Sandwiches (Pg. 86), Christmas Pudding (Pg. 88) and Christmas Care Package Nut Brittle (Pg. 95). For New Years a special fresh fish treat of Bouillabaisse (Pg. 99) or Goulash (Pg.100).

Spring term brings visions of special days with Valentine's Day Tea (Pg. 112), Owl Mail Feast (Pg. 120) Easter (Pg. 126 and Classic Castle Breakfast (Pg. 130. The Summer recipes are favorites and created for lawn parties, birthdays, summer sports gatherings and big days as the summer winds down.

With plenty of glossy pictures The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook will entice any would be kitchen wizards into following the formula to create lovely confections, dreamy desserts, intoxicating libations, mystically perfect entrees, and enchanting specialty concoctions.

The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook, divided into five sections provides 75 mouth-watering recipes that will conjure the culinary connoisseur into action.

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Title: The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook.

Author: Rita Mock-Pike.

Publisher: Ulysses Press.

Length: 175 pages.

MSRP: $19.95 US/$26.95 CAN.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64604-072-8.

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