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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26 Jul 2016 - 1:10am

Lisa Lamacraft

The Bacon, Asparagus, and Wild Mushroom Omelette sounds yummy! Can the cookbook go to someone from BC ? :-)

26 Jul 2016 - 1:13am

Liz R

Black Jack's Dark Chocolate Lavendar Fudge. Growing my own lavendar too!!

26 Jul 2016 - 1:58am

Julie Roussel

Pumpkin herb oatcakes

26 Jul 2016 - 2:01am

Deana Kunkle

The Double Chocolate Icebox Shortbread with Smoky Whiskey Sugar that I made at Christmas was amazing and such a big hit. Now I can't wait to try those Jam Cookies. My measuring cup runneth over. :)

26 Jul 2016 - 2:04am

Lisa Kelley-Musco

I'd love to make just about everythingin the bookl but I guess is start with a meal of bannocks, cheese savories, pulled pork with Apple BBQ sauce and black jack Randall's lavender fudge to finish.

26 Jul 2016 - 2:38am

Susanne Lieurance

All of them!

26 Jul 2016 - 2:44am

Debbie Klassen

Scotch Eggs - I am dying to put them up against the ones I have been making for Years!

26 Jul 2016 - 2:59am

Edie Sine

I'm looking forward to making your beautiful broths, both chicken and beef. That is a challenge I want to take on!

26 Jul 2016 - 3:29am

Fiona Mitchell

I can't wait to try Honey-Buttermilk Oat Bread. Gives me images of a roaring fire and myself as a child curled up at my nanas knee. Just lovely

26 Jul 2016 - 3:38am


Ack! To pick just one, I look forward to making Fiona's cinnamon scones.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:10pm

Dana Dunphy

Shepard's Pie.... Looking forward to making this one.

Tina Wright

Can't wait to try Brianna's Bridies. I've been making my grandmother's Cornish pasties so I'm excited to give these a try.

Michelle Frankito

Honestly I want to make them all! I love food and I've been told I'm an excellent cook. I learned from my grandmother. Apparently our family is from Ireland. I would love to create and eat my family's traditional cooking. My grandmother would have been proud.

Becky Bard

Cannot wait to make Cock-a-Leekie stew - one of my favorites!!

Diane McBain

Love, love oatcakes. Herb and pumpkin oatcakes! Aldo would love to try the rost beef for a wedding ( with Pender beef)


The recipe I'm most looking forward is Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge.

Anne Schmidt

I'm looking for the cinnamon scones. That sounds very delicious. :)

Marie Grimes

Just wonderful traditional food when I was a child we ate plain dishes with patatoes every day a desert was a treat for a Saturday. The scones divine This looks wonderful.


Many sound so delicious, but the scones and cock-a-Leeki soup would be first on my list.

LaVerna VanDan

I bought your cookbook recently and cannot wait to try those tarts (both onion and strawberry). I am entering this contest in hopes I can win one for my Sassenach Daughter who got me hooked on Outlander. She loves to cook!

Dawn Bencomo

Gypsy Stew for starters, there are so many things I want to try.

Mary Watson

I think the one I will most love making since I am a baker is the scones with clotted cream and probably anything from the baking section. An additional one might be the Roger and Brianna's pizza cause I am reading that part right now and know that recipe will come up soon in the book! This looks like a wonderful book and I will be owning it one way or another!

Susan MacNutt

I want to try the Nontoxic Mushroom Soup! Looks delicious! ?

Lynn Rossi

Cream of NonToxic Mushroom Soup.I make a lot of soup in the Autumn and winter .This looks fabulous.And can't help but love the name


Claire's nettle kissed buns sound intriguing! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Natacha sheldon

Love all the recipes especially the scotch eggs. I have made them several times. My husband and I love them.

Julie Woodling

Sweet-Tea Brined Fried Chicken sounds amazing!!! I can't wait to make that!

Tanya Abresch

I really want to try the oat cakes! They sound delictable! Thank you for writing this book!

Barbara Fessler

I'm looking forward to making Jam Tarts. They look so good especially for entertaining.

Joanna Busch

Fiona's scones & scones in general are my favorite recipes to try.


Most likely anything and everything looks good, likely tastes good- I have always wanted to try making bread ... So the the buttermilk oat bread would be my first go! Huge fan of the books and series. Have been following this cookbook creation online and have not yet had the spare funds to purchase (though it's been on my Amazon wish list a while- no ones taken the hint!). Would be wonderful to win this!


Fiona's Scones and Brianna's Bridies are the two I'm looking forward to making the most!

Lisa Terreberry

Too many to pick just one but I'd have to say the Maple pudding. I am especially drawn to the food that has a story line from the book such as bannocks because they are mentioned so many times along with Brianna's pizza. Thank you for this - am so sorry I missed Diana's book signing here in Arizona - we'd love to see another one!

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