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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Janis Taylor

I think the gypsy stew is worth a try. My hubby loves stew, but I am a vegetarian, so I think he deserves the try.

Chrystal Vaughan

I would love to make Briana's Bridies...or ANYTHING in this book!

Twyla Wehnes

There are many I cannot wait to try. Cock-a-leaky soup being a big one! It's suck a pivotal part of the book for me. Thank you for such a great opportunity!

BECKY Wright

I'm looking forward to trying Fraser Strawberry Jam but everything looks soo good.

Amy Leigh

Venison stew with tomatoe fruits followed by Jamie's Rusty Nail. ?

Jennifer Veach

The Shepherd's Pie! I've made it twice now in less than 10 days. It is so delicious.

Erma Jo Hewett

I am looking forward to making the Steak and Mushroom pie.


I have made many of the recipes during the first season of Outlander. I made the menus posted on FB and made enough to take to my 78 year old mother who is the one who started me reading the books. I love the millionaire's shortbread, the oat cakes, the ginger cookies and many more. There are too many to pick just one.

Danielle Taverner

Jocasta's Auld Country Bannocks And Banoffee Trifle! Yumm??

Tammy Campbell

I've had the Shepards pie.. it is Delicious! A friend owns your cookbook.. cooking with Lavender sounds are very tongue and cheek with your recipe titles..

Marta Russo

I'm looking forward to taste Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge. i'm curious to know if it will be as strong


I'm looking forward to cook Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge, because i'm curious to find out if the taste will be as strong and determined as the character.

April Sheeran

Banoffee trifle and the Oatmeal Scones with clotted cream--yummy!

Heather Shepherd

Goat cheese and bacon tart! ? And dark chocolate lavender fudge! ?? And Cherry Bounce ? And many more ?

Diana Rotelli

I've perused the OK cookbook, owned by a friend, and have been wishing for it ever since. I saw your show on TV with Ullysses and kudos for being so calm. I am dying to make the oatcakes myself, everything looks delicious. My friend swears by your Jammie Dodgers! Keep up the great work! DIANA R.

Susan Wolf

Can hardly wait to try the "Herb and Pumpkin Seed Oatcake". Have always wanted to try them. These sound scrumptious with the pumpkin seeds. I am an avid fan of the books and TV series and love the idea of a companion cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize signed too!!

Meiko Putman

The Stake & Mushroom pie from The Private matter sounds to die for can't wait to try it out!!!

Angela Southward

I'm So wanting to make lamb/bone broth soup, all the soups! The desserts. Everything. Changing my diet/ lifestyle and these recipes look so nutritious. Good luck.

Diane Berg

Please, I 've been looking forward to making all of them! My family tells me I have surpassed Mom as the best cook in family.

Janet Ping

I'd like to make Gov. Tryon's Humble Crumble Apple Pie! I visited Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC, many years ago -- long before Outlander was published. Was so surprised and pleased to realize I had that "connection" to the story of Jamie and Claire in America. I remember the kitchen of the Palace very well, and can, with my mind's eye, "see" the Governor's servants preparing a delicious apple pie for him!

Gail Murray

I want to bake some banniks!( Need to get my new kitchen though.)

Christa Cannon

Le Comte's Poison! I almost made it for my Outlandish dinner party a few months ago, but we had so many other things! (Murtagh's Gift to Ellen is a close second. And just about everything else a close third. ;) )

Colette Rick

The ginger cookies are up next. I made the cheese ball for a work party and it went over well. The party's theme was everyone had to make something they've never made before.

Alicia Marino

Without a doubt- Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge! So unique!

Tiffany MacKenzie

I can't wait to try the beer battered corn fritters, the lavender fudge, and the scones. I make the Gougres all of the time and they are always a HUGE hit! Thank you for that recipe!! ?

Heather Woodyard

Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge...I could use the Lavender from my garden!

Jamie Fisher

I'm so going to try the jam tarts, and the pumpkin seed oatcakes.

Betsy Eyrich

I would like to make Brianna's Bridies - I've never had those - and also Scotch Eggs.

Jessica Reynante

Love all recipes! Favorite recipe ready to perfect is The MacKenzie's Millionaires Shortbread

Heidi Maisonet

I can't wait to make the Honey Buttermilk Oat Bread! Who doesn't love bread?!?!

Marsha Windibank

Scotch Eggs! I've made Jamie Oliver's, can't wait to see how much better your Scotch eggs are!! Yum!

Laura Tumminelli

I am all about the Gypsy Stew. I love, love, love a beef stew. Can't wait to try the recipe.

Katherine Curry

There's so many that look and sound amazing. Some of the names are enticing. Gypsy Stew! Black Jack Randall Lavender Fudge, Mutaughs wedding gift to Claire. Such a good venture and I'm so happy for all of the Outlander clan! We've waited many many years to see this all transpire! A dram to ye lassie!


Goat Cheese and Bacon Tarts would be perfect for me to take to book club! They sound super YUMMY! :)

Gloria newby

I'm looking forward to making the non toxic mushroom soup.

Joan Perrin

Your recipes look great, I post, But, there's one that I like the most. I would love to cook, From your tasty book, Your Mrs Bug's cinnamon toast.

Laura Offley

Scotch Eggs. They were favourites of my Great Auntie Bessie and Great Uncle Bill who would describe them in their thick Scottish accents.


Most looking forward to the shepard's pie!! My all time favorite comfort dish!

Kelly Murray

There are so many I'd want to try first! I'd probably start with the cinnamon scones... I think my family and co-workers would love that!

Kellie OReilly

Black Jack Randall's Lavender Fudge and Gypsy Stew. But really the whole book :) Thank you for this chance <3

Judy Girton

Already have the book and the first thing I made was Stephen Bonnet's Salted Chocolate Pretzel Balls!! They were fun to make and oh so yummy to eat when they are warm! Love how you get to read bits of the books with the recipes; makes baking that item even more relevant to what was going on with Claire and Jamie.

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