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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27 Jul 2016 - 1:38am


I would love to try Brianna's Bridies. Besides reading Outlander I read a lot of historical books and they mention Cornish pies and it has always sounded like something I would like to try and make.

27 Jul 2016 - 2:12am

Samantha Schmid

Excited to try the cherry bounce and be able to serve it at Outlander viewing parties!

27 Jul 2016 - 4:06am

Heather Gelabert

Jam tarts!!

27 Jul 2016 - 5:41am


I want to try making fish fillets poached in wine. It sounds tasty.

27 Jul 2016 - 9:54am


Wild Mushroom Omelette is what I would like to try.

27 Jul 2016 - 9:57am

Hollie Liza

I can't wait to try Jenny's onion tart (yum)! Also want to try one of the recipes for Bannocks, Jocasta's Auld Country ones sound great.

27 Jul 2016 - 2:10pm


It's a difficult choice; so many recipies sound tasty... but I think I've got to go with Buttermilk Lamb Chops with Rosewater Mint Sauce" - that sounds like an especially interesting combination!

27 Jul 2016 - 2:35pm


Can't wait to make Jocasta's Auld Country Bannocks!

27 Jul 2016 - 3:29pm

Sheron Watts

I would like the try the Peppery Oyster Stew. I think this sounds Grrreat.

27 Jul 2016 - 3:48pm

Danielle Tinsley

Cheese Savories!!

27 Jul 2016 - 4:22pm

Sheila Smith

Oh, Fiona's Ginger Nuts Biscuits and Mrs. Graham's Chocolate Biscuits are the recipes I am looking forward to sink my hands and teeth into.

27 Jul 2016 - 4:37pm

Judy Reed

I'm fascinated by the whole concept of historical Scottish recipes! However, one thing I've always wanted to make are pasties, so Brianna's Bridies looks like a great place to start. I very much look forward to getting a look at your cookbook and trying some of the recipes.

27 Jul 2016 - 4:59pm

Wendy Bloink

Shortbread or the scones with coddled cream

27 Jul 2016 - 7:04pm

Maria Mazzola

Cinnamon scones is my favourite recipe, because these cookies smell of my beloved Scotland: eating them I might dream of being there!

27 Jul 2016 - 10:28pm

Jennifer Callsen

Bangers and Mash with Slow Cooked Onion Gravy, my husband will love this!

28 Jul 2016 - 2:25am

Kerry Hall

I am most looking forward to making the Sweet Potato Pie. Your recipe looks delicious and easy! Although, I admit all of the recipes look delicious. I'm so glad someone was broadcasting your appearance in Seattle today on Periscope!

28 Jul 2016 - 5:54pm

Melanie Rioux

I would like to try the Fiona's cinnamon scones.

28 Jul 2016 - 7:44pm

Rachel Welch

I'm looking forward to the Scottish Rarebit (Outlander on STARZ episode 108) recipe . Because I love cheese and it sounds amazing, especially for eating whilst watching the show to try to comfort myself. The entire book looks amazing.

28 Jul 2016 - 8:11pm

Amy Campbell

I would love to try the mushroom pasties!

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