February 21, 2014

Dinner with Mr. Darcy

Jane Austen was a name I've heard lots of, though as unbelievable this may sound, I've never had to read any of her books in Uni, so I didn't. That was until I got my Kindle, and Pride and Prejudice was the first book I've put on there. Verdict? A few weeks later I became obsessed with the air, the old ways of talking and simply Mr. Darcy himself. So when the book Dinner with Mr. Darcy was brought to light, I simply had to have it. As simple as that.

Written by Pen Vogler, the book is just like you'd expect. A soft pink linen binding with gorgeous food photographs in there. The recipes are also just what you'd expect, elegant, sophisticated and just luxe. My favourite recipes are those of the salads and desserts - I guess that says a lot about me. All dishes look very complex and difficult to make as it looks too good to be true, but that's not true. Yes, it surely isn't 15 minute cooking with Jamie Oliver (most recipes take around 30-40 minutes to make), but that doesn't mean it can't be easy, breezy, beautiful. The recipes are mixed with quotes from the novels and include useful features, including table arrangements, kitchen and gardens, service and changing mealtimes. The best book if you're feeling weary of the usual mashed potatoes or pasta dishes and want to rev it up a bit with a touch of class and well... Jane Austen.

What's your favourite cook book and would you like recipes like these?



  1. I Never use cookbooks ...I don't know why ! There is a website gojee where you can simply say what you are looking for what ingredients you have and what you're not eating (fish/meat etc.) and at the end there are only recepies left that you are able to make and to eat :)


  2. Oh that sounds like such a clever concept, I'll check that out this weekend! I love looking at cookbooks, and reading them of course. I'll have to remind myself to start using them more often! My fave kind of cookbooks are those with fun and easy recipes that are both yummy and healthy. Though I admit that I love following recipes via YouTube as well ;-).

  3. i normally grab recipes from the web but i do understand the special charm of a cookbook - that's why some of my friends prefer cookbooks much more than online searches. <3

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  4. I would love this book! I love cooking and Jane Austen so it's perfect for me!


  5. ! lol acutally i really hate it when modern authors take pre-existing characters and make up new stories from them..but i think this cookbook might be exceptable. :P

  6. Anything Mr. Darcy makes me happy! That book looks so delicate and I'd love to read the recipes :) I'm not the best cook but I'd love to try x


  7. I'm sure you'll love it, it's the best of both worlds really. You'd almost forget it's not Jane Austen writing herself.

  8. Haha, good thing it's a cook book so the characters are not really put in new stories and situations. If you love Jane Austen's work, this is something you'll love, I'm sure you will.

  9. Cooking is trial-and-error, at least that's what I tell myself. I love trying out new recipes and dishes to cook and this is too is a step towards sophistication and delicacy in my cooking haha. If you're a Austen fan, you'll love this. It's literally breathing Jane Austen.


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