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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Angela Jones

I am looking forward to making Mrs. Graham's Oatmeal Scones with clotted cream (and Frasers strawberry jam). I had never had a scone until I went to Scotland and I loved it, I had it with clotted cream and jam! I'll never forget that trip as long as I live! The people and the food made it the best experience of my life and I'm excited to have a little bit of that at home by making these things from your book! Thank you Theresa for a chance to win this! :)

Liz green

I remember chatting in the early days ... Love what has been achieved can't wait to try out therecipes x

Jaime Mars

So many yummy looking recipes to make, but I believe my husband wants Scotch eggs first! I have made bannocks before and every one in the family loves when I make them. so so good!


Bannocks! The official fuel of Jamie to whisky, ye ken.

Seana Mietzner

I am looking forward to mastering the stocks that are in the book because they are used in so many more recipes.


Black Jack Randall Chocolate Lavender because I Love chocolate!!

Regan Smith

Have tried so many over the life of this blog, but I'm really looking forward to the Warm Maple Pudding. Mmmmm.....


Mrs. Graham's Oatmeal Scones with clotted cream and Diana Gabaldon's Cheese Enchiladas.....can't wait to try these interesting recipes.

Charlene Poulton

The Pumpkin Seed & Herb Oatcakes would be the first item I would try in the cookbook. I have an old family recipe from an Aunt in Nova Scotia and I would like to see if this one is as good.


I am really looking forward to trying the Jam tarts. My grandmother always made jam tarts with any leftover pastry. She would sometimes do them as tarts,but sometimes she would cut out the pastry and fold over like a perogie. Either way, they were delicious! The Onion Tart is also on my list of must tries!

Jill Rouse

So many things I'd like to try my hand at, Brianna's Bridies, Fiona's Cinnamon Scones, Mrs. Bug's Drop Biscuits (YUM!), oh and the fish tacos... there are just too many to choose from.

Dawn Hurwitz

Originally I wanted to cook Jennie's Onion Tart.Then I went to look inside your book on Amazon and found really useful information and many more that got my mouth watering....maybe its that I haven't had breakfast yet, but still. And your shortcrust recipe, have been dismal at that in the past. Looking to improve and sate pallet while enjoying my Outlander re-emersion. Thanks.

Natasha Luck

Would love to try the scones though it all sounds scrummy!

Gosia Dudek

There is a one recipe that I always wanted to try, everytime I read about it in the books. Ms. Bug's Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. It actually was a task because in Polish translation the name of the biscuits was changed so unrecognizably in the plot, that if I ever wanted to try them I had to first find its original name, basing on a few short facts: it was a small cookies, breakfast one preferably, a biscuits of some sort (take under consideration that there is a difference between Polish "biszkopt" and a English biscuit, another small difficulty to check what kind of biscuit it may be:D), washed in butter and honey. At least it was, how it was discribed in one of the moments when Jaime and Roger Mac were in the Fraser's Ridge, preparing for a trip, and Jamie stold the from Mrs Bugs's skillet. I do not know why, but I wanted that biscuits ever since and was looking for them bravely througout the internet I finally enetered this site. And I never left it again. I still had no time to make the biscuits, but the time is close, for I already made Jenny's Hare Pie (with beef filing from Lord John's Mushroom and Steak Pies) and it was a hudge hit in my Polish home. It appears at least once a month on out table as a dinner dish and everybody welcome it with an applause. The same situation will happen with these biscuits, I pressume. rnThank you, Theresa, for this site, AND a book, for Polishe edition of which I cannot wait, though I really would like to have and original one. And thank you that thanks to you I actually started my own blog with similar recipes taken from books, movies, which is actually becoming quite popular and developing into some wonderful project:) You never know how big a treasure you will find and where it takes you in a future.rnThanks once again.


Non-toxic mushroom soup is for me and my Outlandish family. We even have an OutMANder in our family, who loves mushroom soup. It's a must. Cannot wait!

Siobhan mc gurk

Can't wait to try Mrs Fitz's porridge, I can have a wee bit of Lallybroch every day and still be healthy!, can get the kids on to it too!!

Elizabeth Brewer

I'm in love with Roger!! Would love to try the "Roger & Bree's Homemade Pizza" from TFC?. Sounds so good with a nice glass of wine (not beer or cola) and watching an Outlanderathon on Starz, perfect.


I've tried 2 Governor Tryon's Apple Pie and Rosamund's Devil's Apple BBQ both were TOTALLY home runs in my house!!

Diane Barnard

I'm ready for the beer battered corn fritters. So glad this book is doing well!

Pati Roberson

I want to make Murtagh's Gift to Ellen. Two characters I really like.

Jenna Auclair

Im not much of a baker but id love to try a slice of Father Anselm's Warm Almond Pastry first! Looks delicious!

Trudy Gee

The whole family loves your venison stew with tomato fruits and the vege stew and the pumpkin seed and herb oatcakes (I've made 3 batches of those) BUT I can't wait to make The Comte St. Germaine's Poison

Amy Brown

Cinnamon scones are a definite! But Jem's bread pudding sounds yummy too! Of course, I would also love to try the Cherry Bounce!!

Ivy Blum

I have already,made Mrs.Graham's Oatmeal Scones quite a few times. My family and coworkers love it as well. I immediately bought the ebook, but would lovethe signed edition, the apron and the other goodies! I am planning to make everything in your wonderful cookbook!

Barbara Hunt

Has to be Apple Fritters. Had some from a bakery recently that were sadly lacking!


All looks so good! Want to try Potato Fritters and Mushroom Savories for sure!

Jacleen Morganelli

Drunken mock-turtle soup, however Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge sounds delectable if I can get past the name!

Tracie Hunt

Black Jack Randall's Chocolate Lavendar fudge! It looks delicious!

Candice Fear

I am looking forward to making the cheese savouries from the second book as it combines two of my favourite ingredients pastry and cheese lol.


The bacon, asparagus and wild mushroom omelette sounds incredible!

Robin Jones

Murtaugh's Gift to Ellen--you can't go wrong with asparagus wrapped in procuitto wrapped in bread!!!

Stephi Jackson

I think the goat cheese and bacon tarts would be a big hit at my house! Looking forward to doing a lot of cooking from this book!

Kerri Basten

I'm looking forward to trying Fiona's Cinnamon Scones! The bannocks from your blog ("Bannocks at Castle Leoch) are already a family favorite & my husband is a Brit who lived in Scotland before moving to the U.S. who says the many recipes I've made from your blog are quite authentic. Atholl Brose is another favorite. ;-)

Christine Victorsen

I most look forward to making Mrs. FitzGibbons's Overnight Parritch. I fondly remember the oatmeal my mother made for us on cold winter mornings when I was a child--her mother's parents were from the Isle of Lewis. Today my 100% Swedish husband is the breakfast maker in our household. His oatmeal turns out looking and tasting like Elmer's glue! I would love it if he had a traditional recipe to consult so that maybe he could make something that is actually edible!

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