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Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Available for Pre-Order!

Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Available for Pre-Order!

The Outlander Kitchen Cookbook

I’ve had a few watershed moments along the way on my five-year Outlander Kitchen journey.

The first, at the very beginning, was when Diana Gabaldon generously granted me permission to develop recipes based on her Outlander series.

Another came this spring, when I caught myself holding my breath in surreal disbelief as I sat at my desk in my little office on little Pender Island, BC, Canada and signed a big cookbook contract with Ballantine Books of Random House in New York.

Pheasant Breast & Greens
Pheasant Breast & Greens

Since then, it’s been a mad flurry of 15 hour days and 7-day weeks, writing recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and taking a crash course in the mysterious ways of the publishing world.

As anyone who has had a chance to live their dream will tell you, I am enjoying every minute and feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

Darcy Corn muffin
Corn Muffins

I’ve got another couple of months to go before my deadline, so the work very much continues.

We’re smack in the middle of recipe testing right now — the photos you see here were taken by a few of the ten OK testers in their first three weeks of testing the new dishes — I’m happy to report (and you can see) that things are going very well!

Jan`s Baked Beans
English Baked Beans

Some watershed moments come with a wee bit of pomp. (Like that glass of chilled Champagne that sat beside me, sparkling on my lucky thistle coaster, as I signed my cookbook contract.)

Others come by surprise, like when your friend sends you a seemingly random Amazon link in a private message on FB, asking if she can post it on her timeline.

Jennifer`s Buckwheat Pancakes
Yeasted Buckwheat Pancakes

Seeing Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook available for pre-order on won’t be the last of my big OK moments, but it’s definitely one of my favourites so far.

(Find it on too!)

“From professional chef, food writer, and die-hard Outlander fan Theresa Carle-Sanders comes the official cookbook inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling series! Featuring authentic dishes alongside modern interpretations—such as Claire’s first lonely bowl of Mrs. Fitz’s Porridge at Castle Leoch and Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast after her hasty marriage to valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser—these doable, delicious recipes make for a mouthwatering taste of this unforgettable world.”

Maple Pecan Bread Pudding
Maple-Pecan Bread Pudding

Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way…we’re in the home stretch! The current release date is June 14, 2016, but that’s not set in absolute stone,so watch this space for updates!



  1. Penny Reid
    September 23, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Just ordered!! So pleased for you — and excited to see the finished product!

  2. Joanne
    September 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

    I’ve just preordered! Keep up the good work team OK and I can’t wait to see the results next summer!!! Joanne

  3. Anna Lapping
    September 23, 2015 at 5:39 am

    WooHoo! It gave me goosebumps to read that. So happy for you and all of us who will enjoy your wonderful work.

  4. Kim Puhrmann
    September 23, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Positively loved seeing this article this morning! Thrilled for you, my friend! Cannot wait to buy my very own copy–personalized, of course 😉

  5. Suzanne Lucero
    September 23, 2015 at 5:48 am

    So, so happy for you!
    *high five*
    I absolutely fell in love with your recipe for bannocks (which I’m sure you recall) and have sampled many others dishes as their recipes came to my inbox. It will be WONDERFUL to have everything together in an actual cookbook.
    Congratulations, Theresa

  6. joanne collyer
    September 23, 2015 at 5:57 am

    excited for you! already preordered !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Shelley Hull
    September 23, 2015 at 6:09 am

    So excited!! Thank you!

  8. Alexa O'Connor
    September 23, 2015 at 6:10 am

    I am so happy for you! I forward your recipes to my sister who has always been the “cook” and “baker” of the family! I plan on gifting her with your book when it comes out!

    Congratulations on a dream come true!

  9. Desirre Andrews
    September 23, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Pre-ordered. Congrats.

  10. Robin
    September 23, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait for the release! (I’ve already pre-ordered for myself & my sister!!).

  11. Lisa Nicarry
    September 23, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Hearty Congratulations!!
    I’m so looking forward to my copy of this delicious tribute to our obsession!!

  12. Christina
    September 23, 2015 at 6:49 am

    So very exciting! Glad everything came together with Random House! Cheers!

  13. Connie Peterson
    September 23, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I don’t cook many of these recipes, but I love reading them. I’ve pre-ordered. Congratulations! Mrs. Fitz and Mrs. Bug and all the other cooks would be proud.

  14. amanda
    September 23, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Congratulations on your dream come true! so much work and love went into this, i can’t wait to hold it. I preordered as soon as I saw it on Amazon. Thank you!

  15. Alylene Fields
    September 23, 2015 at 7:20 am

    This is so awesome Theresa, I so happy for you, Aly

  16. Mary Morgan
    September 23, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations–again! So “verra” proud and have pre-ordered the book. I have been a follower for quite some time and knew this moment would come. Oh, I also have the “A Taste of Outlander” in my collection. Wishing you all the best!

  17. sharon
    September 23, 2015 at 7:55 am

    pre-ordered congrats on this.

  18. Merry Miller Moon
    September 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Awesome sauce! I cannot wait to get my copy! 🙂

  19. Linda Weeks
    September 23, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you. 🙂 I have loved reading your blog, and saving the recipes. I will definitely be getting the cook book.

  20. Lynette
    September 23, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Just wondered if this will be available on the Amazon UK website or will I have to order from the US??

  21. Jessica
    September 23, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Yay! Very excited for this!

  22. thompsonpat
    September 23, 2015 at 8:44 am

    couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. i love it when hard work and ingenuity goes somewhere fun like this – you bet i ordered 😉

  23. Cindy
    September 23, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations! So happy and excited for you! I have pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to see these recipes. I love the “older” cooking methods..hope to see you at a book signing!

  24. Alice Watkins
    September 23, 2015 at 9:06 am

    So happy for you! Dreams can come true. Will be ordering in just a minute.

  25. Adina Conroy
    September 23, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Very Excited! Cannot wait for the cookbook. The pics look absolutely Deeelish!

  26. Cheryl Villasana
    September 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Pre-ordered! So excited! I have had so much fun testing the recipes from your posts- can’t wait for the cookbook!

  27. Ranetta Jones
    September 23, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Congratulation! I will be ordering. Some of your OK recipes have become staples in my home. Your Bannock recipe has replaced biscuits on Sunday morning!

    • Anna Lapping
      September 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      At my home as well, Ranetta.

    • Jan Anderson
      September 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Me too and now the English Baked Beans as well! I’ve loved all of the recipes so far!!

  28. Linda Baird
    September 23, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I can’t wait for this book!! Will be glad to be a tester.

  29. Shari Duncan
    September 23, 2015 at 11:01 am

    So exciting!!! 🎉
    *happy dance*

  30. Lynn
    September 23, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Have just pre-ordered this – cannot wait to see it in print – thanks for all your hardwork in researching these recipes. Well done Theresa!

  31. Steph Taylor
    September 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Pre-order completed. Congratulations on building the best platform an author could ever want (and the nicest people, by the way!).

  32. Carol Mackey
    September 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Ordered mine a few weeks ago, when I first heard the news. So happy for you–what an awesome undertaking!! The recipe for Maple-Pecan Bread Pudding is sure to be a winner–I drool just looking at it! Off to make some Pender Island Corn Bread for a pot-luck tonight–a yummy recipe too. Congrats, Theresa, all your hard work has really paid off. 😉

  33. Joanne Peck
    September 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I am so happy for you! Anxiously awaiting the next Outlander series! Looking forward to that cookbook….will order two, one for me and one for my daughter, who showed me the way to Diana’s books!

  34. Jeanne Earley
    September 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Hooray for dreams realized!

  35. Kimberley Barone
    September 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Just pre ordered!!!!!

  36. Jan Anderson
    September 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations on your continued and now growing success!! I couldn’t be happier for you!! I see big things happening for you and for this book and I can’t wait to see it in print! That you have the blessing of Herself of course is amazing too! Keep up the great work….you’re almost to the finish line!! x

  37. Nicole
    September 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Absolutely thrilling news!!

  38. Denise Sowter
    September 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Congratulations Theresa!

    This also reminds me that I have not cooked anything from your website recipes for a wee bit, I must remedy that very soon!!

    Heading over to the Amazon link in 3 …

  39. Cindy Gallagher
    September 23, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations, Theresa! Hope you come to Annapolis,Maryland on your book tour so I can meet you in person. Can’t wait to get the cookbook!

  40. Wendy Waddell
    September 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Congratulations Theresa, you are on quite the adventure. I’ve just placed my pre-order and really look forward to receiving my book in the spring.

  41. Karen
    September 23, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    so very excited for you! I’m available if you need taste testers😜

  42. Bullrem
    September 23, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    This is so exciting for all of us – but I am sure it can in no way measure up to the euphoria that you are experiencing. Congratulations. Helen in Ark

  43. Katherine
    September 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    You so deserve it! Congrats, on my way to order right now! I had some crowdie cheese for breakfast and we had your cheesy cauliflower as a side for Sunday dinner last weekend. I will be so happy to have this book next year to keep giving my family such wonderful dishes. You really found your calling I think.

  44. Consolata
    September 24, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Wow that is awesome congrats to you. I hope it will become available in Europe as well. Would soooo order the book then. Wishing you loads of succes with it and enjoy the outlander ride! <3

  45. Erica
    September 24, 2015 at 6:54 am

    WOOT!! Christmas came early!!! 🙂 Thank you for all you do Theresa!

  46. Georgina Weber
    September 24, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Is it June yet?! I’m so excited and eager to get cooking again, thanks to your creative genius. Yummmm. xg

  47. ms.yoshimi
    September 24, 2015 at 11:26 am

    The photos are lovely! Just made another batch of Mrs. Bug’s Buttermilk Drop Biscuits as well as pre ordered the cook book! Well done, Teresa congratulations for this success.

  48. Denyce Nielsen
    September 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations Theresa! So happy your cookbook will be in print. I’ll most definitely be pre-ordering it but I think I’ll be most excited when I see on my kitchen counter as I cook your delicious recipes.

  49. Kelly
    September 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Our little ladies group have always had at least one or more of your recipes at our Outlander gatherings! Lord Johns Steak pie is a regular dinner at my house. I have this book on my list of must haves! Thank you for your delicious and fun to make creations!

  50. Melissa
    September 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!!

  51. MJ Guidry
    October 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Just ordered the hard cover! Can’t wait!! Congrats!!

  52. Darcy
    October 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Those corn muffins look amazing! 😉 Everything does and I am so, so excited and happy for you!!!!

    • Theresa
      October 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Funny girl! LOL

  53. Cristin
    October 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I have just read the interview you gave at the “book bosses” site, and it reminded me that I had meant to tweet you about having pre ordered the book, and , well, YAY

    • Theresa
      October 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      YAY! and thanks. 🙂

  54. Anna Lapping
    October 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I just read it as well! Well done!

  55. Laura Tamez Godin
    October 19, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Hello I just love your recipes and would be delighted to pre order your book. But I don’t know how!!
    Could you help me please?
    Thank you

    • Theresa
      October 20, 2015 at 5:41 am

      Hi, Laura! There`s a link near the bottom of this post to amazon…see it? Just click on that…Theresa

    • Laura Tamez Godin
      October 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm


  56. Roxanne
    November 15, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I’m definitely pre-ordering! I want to say how excited _I_ am to be supporting someone who is passionate about traditional/seasonal cooking as well as good literature 😉 Although I have several dietary restrictions, I love playing with what you have so skillfully crafted and tested to see if I can do it justice.

    I am curious if you will have any sourdough recipes included? Making and tending sourdough starter seems like an essential item in Claire’s kitchen/laboratory.

    • Theresa
      November 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

      No sourdough…I do have a yeast less Salt Rising Bread recipe, though…if you’re into baking, the process is fascinating.

  57. Laura Henderson
    December 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I finally got around to ordering my copy of The Outlander Kitchen Cookbook! Can’t wait for it to arrive. Still savoring the sweet memories of North Carolina last July! Good luck to you.

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