Mushroom Pasties from the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook

Outlander Kitchen Cookbook GIVEAWAY! (Worldwide)

It's been quite a month since the launch of Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook, and I want to thank everyone for your support! We've sold a good number of books, received a ton of positive, high-profile press and reviews, I've traveled to a fair number of places to meet a whole bunch of new people.

What a ride!

Theresa Sea Plane

The cookbook went on sale on June 14, and I flew to Vancouver for a whirlwind two day press tour, including this fun radio interview (starts at about 31:00) with the CBC's Sheryl MacKay, and an appearance making Ulysses's Syllabub on the morning news.

I returned to little Pender Island for about a week, then left again, this time for Scottsdale, Arizona, for an amazing Outlander Kitchen event with Diana Gabaldon, and hosted by The Poisoned Pen bookstore.

Theresa and DG

You'll find more pictures from the event here.

After another week's stay at home, I headed off again. My first stop was with friends in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lori is my BFF, and our friendship began over this online Salt Rising Bread experiment over 4 years ago, and it's been a rare day since that we haven't checked in with each other, at least briefly, on a VERY LONG private message on Facebook.

Lori Theresa

Lori and I in NOLA, 2013

Lori's husband, John, has also become a friend, and I spent a fabulous weekend with them, feasting all over Baton Rouge before Lori and I hopped in the truck for a 12 hour road trip to The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, for Novel Adventure's Gathering on the Ridge, a 5 day, Outlander-themed gathering in a historic inn near to the fictional location of Fraser's Ridge.

Lori is a trained chef and blogger at Little White Apron, as well as the author of the Peppery Oyster Stew recipe in the OK Cookbook. She and I were at the Gathering to teach Outlander Kitchen cooking classes, and had a ball with over 30 women, cooking lunch together in rustic kitchens. This was my second year at this event, and I can't recommend it enough!

Lori's classes made this gorgeous version of Nontoxic Mushroom Soup from the cookbook.


photo by Lori Zachary

After the cooking classes were finished, it was time for dinner...with Graham McTavish! Graham was this year's very special guest at the gathering, and I don't think he left a woman uncharmed in the whole place!

theresa and graham

A down to earth gentleman, and a natural-born storyteller who enjoys a good glass of Malbec, he spent most of the weekend with our group, and I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner I spent at his table, where I learned he spent a few years in Vancouver during his childhood, in a house that sounds like it was less than two miles from my family home!

It's a small world.

And with that perfect segue, I am thrilled to announce:

The Outlander Kitchen Worldwide Giveaway:

It's my first cookbook giveaway, and I'm making it WORLDWIDE! The prize pack consists of everything in the photo below:

Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway


Outlander Kitchen Cookbook signed by Theresa Carle-Sanders and Diana Gabaldon


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20 Jul 2016 - 3:11pm

Mary Metzger

McKenzie's million dollar short bread and goat cheese and bacon tart. I'm so sorry I missed you on the ridge this year. Loved the Bridies.

20 Jul 2016 - 3:13pm

Irene Coleman

I am grateful that you took so much time recreating these recipes. I am looking forward to making cherry bounce, I just gotta be sure to keep the kids out of it!

22 Jul 2016 - 2:59pm


So many interesting recipes. Jennys hare pie, I think would be the one I try first.

24 Jul 2016 - 9:23pm

Jennifer W.

I'm looking forward to making the scotch eggs because I think it will be a challenge for me. I've eaten them but I've never made them before. I'm so excited for this book! I make Colum's shortbread all the time. :)

24 Jul 2016 - 10:03pm

Ruby @ Ruby's Books

I'm a huge fan of soup, to be honest, and I'm always looking for new recipes to cook. I also am curious about the desserts. Thank you for the giveaway. I cannot wait to try some of these recipes out!

24 Jul 2016 - 10:45pm

Linda Canniff

Fergus's Roasted Tatties! Thanks for the Stellar contest. :)

24 Jul 2016 - 10:59pm


this cookbook has so many recipes that I remember my grandmother and great-grandmother making. My kids are having a good time trying to match what we eat with the recipes. I am looking forward to Almond Squirts. I would love another book to gift the kids who are living in their own house down the road. I want to hold onto mine...ha ha.

24 Jul 2016 - 11:10pm

Minda Barthman

All of the recipes look so good!! I will be making Mrs. Graham's Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream!

24 Jul 2016 - 11:14pm

Diana McAfee Graber

I fell in love with Scotland and all things Scottish while there on a trip with my Sister in 2005. We visited Culloden as well as our ancestral Isle of Colonsay! We tried many different Scottish foods while there...some very tasty and some I'm sure are an acquired taste! The recipes I would most like to try are Fiona's Cinnamon Scones and the Bacon, Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Omelet. I am loving the Outlander Series and would love to add the Outlander cookbook to my cookbook collection!

24 Jul 2016 - 11:46pm

Cathleen MacFarlane

The short bread, My husband loves short bread, and Black Jack's lavender fudge, i have some lavender growing in my garden just waiting to be used!!

25 Jul 2016 - 12:13am

Christiane M. Dupuis

I love scones....Fiona's scones

25 Jul 2016 - 12:27am

Drena Chaplin

Jenny's onion tart, oh yeah!

25 Jul 2016 - 12:49am


Honey roasted butternut squash and the chicken frickassee. Yum!

25 Jul 2016 - 12:53am

Yvonne Islas

I'm looking forward to trying Mrs. Graham's Oat Scones with Clotted cream!

25 Jul 2016 - 12:54am


I would love to try Mrs. Bug's Buttermilk Drop biscuits, it sounds delicious.

25 Jul 2016 - 1:04am


I love to make scones! My friends always confirm I am making scones when they come for a visit! Maybe some Cherry Bounce to wash them down!

25 Jul 2016 - 8:27pm


Banoffee Trifle, I think!

25 Jul 2016 - 8:29pm

Rhonda Daniels

So excited to make Black Jack's Upside down Plum Cake!

25 Jul 2016 - 8:30pm

Dawn M Marberry

I don't know if I would ever have the nerve to try making them, but the recipe that intrigues me the most is QUAIL WRAPPED IN CLAY FROM THE FIERY CROSS.

25 Jul 2016 - 8:33pm

Alyssa anderson

I'd say either the maple pudding, mainly cause jamie spoon feeds Claire. Or Mrs. Grahams oatmeal scones with clotted cream. I just love scones ?

25 Jul 2016 - 8:36pm

Sharon Dale

I want to try so many.... like Mrs. Bug's Buttermilk Drop biscuits, cherry bounce, and bannocks, gypsy stew.. the list goes on.

25 Jul 2016 - 8:40pm


Fiona's cinnamon scones. I'm addicted to a good scone and cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors so I imagine these will be delish!

25 Jul 2016 - 8:51pm

Barbara Hirsch

I'm looking forward to Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge. And of course the oatcakes!!!

25 Jul 2016 - 8:52pm

Isla Tanaka

A Coddled Egg for Duncan! My mum used to make coddled eggs, and I'd forgotten about them until I saw them listed in your book. Thanks for bringing back memories!

25 Jul 2016 - 8:54pm

Cherlyn Tom

I would love to make them all, but especially excited for Drunken Mock Turtle Soup!

25 Jul 2016 - 8:55pm

Lucy Wallac

I'd like to make Stephen Bonnet's Salted Chocolate pretzel Balls...LOL :)

25 Jul 2016 - 8:59pm

Roberta Beck

I want to make Fiona's Cinnamon Scones. I'm looking forward to having them with some clotted cream and my morning cup of tea! YUM!

25 Jul 2016 - 9:00pm

Christina Naugle

Mrs Graham's oatmeal scones with creme

25 Jul 2016 - 9:01pm

Heather Glenn Holl

What do I NOT want to make would be an easier question! If I had to narrow it down...mock turtle soup and Fiona's cinnamon scones!

25 Jul 2016 - 9:03pm

Vicki Lake

I honestly cannot wait to try them all!! It's on my birthday wish list this year, I'm so excited for your cookbook ? thanks for the chance to win!

25 Jul 2016 - 9:04pm

Heather Glenn Holl

What do I NOT want to make would be an easier question! If I had to choose: mock turtle soup and Fiona's cinnamon scones!

25 Jul 2016 - 9:04pm

Vicki Wilson

Scones with clotted cream, well anything with clotted cream (hehe), like Blueberry Bridies for Canada Day :)

25 Jul 2016 - 9:11pm

Tracy Anderson

Buttermilk Lamp chops with Rosewater Mint Sauce sounds very good.

25 Jul 2016 - 9:12pm

Dawn B.

Jocasta's Bannocks for sure! Smothered in butter, drizzled with honey.... ?

25 Jul 2016 - 9:17pm

Becky Martin

Mrs. Graham's Oatmeal Scones and Clotted Cream, which is one of my favorite food combinations.

25 Jul 2016 - 9:18pm

Deb McCullough

The goat cheese and bacon tarts sound amazing

25 Jul 2016 - 9:20pm

Lisa Ricci

One recipe that I haven't gotten to yet and has me most curious is Buttermilk Lamb Chops with Rosewater Mint Sauce. Oh my Lord that sounds amazing. It will probably be my Anniversary Dinner in August. And clotted cream!! I've made many of the recipes you've shared online over the years, so I know all of these will be delicious. I love having the book here, It's about the best cookbook I've ever read. (Don't tell Fannie Farmer 1906 I said that) ;)

25 Jul 2016 - 11:32pm

Gaylynn Smith

Matchstick Cold-Oil Fries and if course shepherd's pie.

25 Jul 2016 - 11:32pm

Brenda Milam M…

Scotch Eggs! For my mother in law! She is from Great Yarmouth, England and loves them, but hasn't figured out how to make them, so I would love to be able to make for her.

25 Jul 2016 - 11:34pm

Amber G

I would like to make the scones, short bread and clotted cream, I bake here at home.

25 Jul 2016 - 11:35pm

Rose Carbon

BJR's Lavender Fudge! YUM!!!

25 Jul 2016 - 11:36pm

Csilla Karacsony

This is an awesome looking Cookbook!! The Sweet Tea -Brined Fried Chicken, would be the first thing I would love to make. I have a feeling it will be a treat and it sounds like the chicken would be succulent and juicy from the Sweet Tea Brine.

25 Jul 2016 - 11:45pm

Julie Powell

Definitely want to try the asparagus, bacon, and wild mushroom omelette! Yummy!

25 Jul 2016 - 11:55pm

Janet Abbott

Onion tart, yummy!

25 Jul 2016 - 11:56pm

Janet Abbott

Onion tart

25 Jul 2016 - 11:56pm

Anna Ziegler

I am definitely looking forward to the Goat Cheese and Bacon Tarts recipe! It was actually quite difficult to pick just one recipe, but my daughter and I have recently discovered goat cheese and it's amazing flavor options.

26 Jul 2016 - 12:24am

Julia Ramey

Conspirators' Cassoulet, a most intriguing name for a recipe!

26 Jul 2016 - 12:38am


The beer-battered corn fritters sounds amazing and the cheese pasties

26 Jul 2016 - 12:39am

Claudia French

i think I would like to try the Bacon, Asparagus, wild Mushroom Omelet and if I win I will gladly take the ferry from Salt Spring Island to Pender!

26 Jul 2016 - 12:44am

Gabrielle R Tsabag

Ever since I started reading the Outlander series (on my second round), I've been hankering for some bannocks, so when I get the book, the first thing I intend to make is ...bannocks. Whether I opt for Jocasta's "Auld Country" bannocks or those of Carfax Close, I've yet to decide. Suffice to say my mouth is watering at the mere thought of a warm bannock slathered with fresh honey from my neighbor's hive.

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