In my stories, the food has as much a part of the saga as the battle, the quest, the poems, the riddles, and the songs. So enjoy…but…don’t try to be a gluttonous hare…” Brian Jacques
After writing 17 books in the Redwall series, Brian Jacques wrote a cookbook, revealing the recipes behind the food mentioned in his stories of brave, battling mice:
- Hare’s Pawspring Vegetable Soup
- Spiced Gatehouse Tea Bread
- Squirrelmum’s Blackberry and Apple Cake
- Shrimp ‘N’ Hotroot Soup
- Vegetable Molebake
The recipes are real, all referenced to the stories, and organized by seasons. The animals are cooking, so it’s all veggies and fruits – with some sweets. Although I found The Redwall Cookbook in the children’s section of the library, it rivals some of the adult cookbooks I’ve skimmed.
I haven’t tried any of the recipes -yet, but Rosey’s Jolly Raspberry Jelly Rock Cakes look good to me.