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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Denyse Marchand

It is a toss up between the Pumpkin seed and herb oatcakes and the Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup....I love soup and biscuits.....

Kerstin Andersson

Oh, god! Everything sounds sooo delishious. Hm... I'm gonna pick Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup (love soup.... and because....)

Mary Peffer

Its so hard to choose but the three I would try first are Jems Bread Pudding with maple butterscotch sauce, Jamies Rusty Nail and the Sheperds Pie. I collect cookbooks and this one looks great.


Lord John's Upside Down plumb cake....just waiting for some fresh ripe plumbs from the orchards of Niagara.

Joanna Schally

Jenny's Hare Pie.....we love rabbit and have a great local source!


There's so many recipes I want to try, but simple as it is the ones I am most curious about and might have the greatest mileage for me are the oat scones and oat cakes. I'm gluten free and have made some delicious biscuits with a mix of GF and oat flour, but I'd love a real tested homemade recipe to serve with soup and breakfast instead of commercial breads and to maybe use of some of these Pacific Northwest blackberries I'm hoping for.

Alejandra Delg…

I want to make Slow-Cooked Chicken Fricassee because I never cook Fricasse I hope win crossing my fingers!

Linda Lyle Melemed

Scotch eggs for a starter and then on to Fiona's scones!


The fennel and lamb sausage with whiskey cream sauce! I told my husband that if I ever have an affair that it would be with Jamie and I will for sure let him know!!! This would be the first meal that I would make for him!!

Tina Laws

I cannot decide between Buttermilk Lamb Chops with Rosewater Mint Sauce or The Mackenzie's Millionaire's Shortbread. Everything looks yummy!


I cannot 2ait to try the Conspirators Cassoulet. 8 have made Jake Randalls Lavender fudge on several occasions,absolutely delicious. A a well as other recipes from 6ou on-line Kitchen..can 2ait to get your books!! What a treat awaits!

Christy Derry

I'm looking forward to trying the peppery oyster stew........

Gail Mank

I continuously look forward to making the bannocks, as my mom asks for them 2-3 times a week, and they've been a great addition as a very sustaining nibble.

Carol Bennett

Sweet tea brined chicken? Being a GRITS (Girl Raised in the South in North Carolina no less) I am really anxious to try this recipe! We drink sweet tea mornin noon and night but I ain't never brined my chicken with it! Sounds verra interesting! ?

Andrea Fisher

I want to try the shepard's pie, I had some at the salt lake Scottish festival and it was totally delicious!

Linda Deatcher

How can I pick just one?! They all sound yummy! But authentic shepherd's pie, scotch eggs, and Fiona's scones especially! Love Outlander and that Diana Gabaldon has shared her wonderful novels with us and now your cookbook to go with it is "icing on the cake" I have this on my Amazon wish list hoping my family will get it for me for my 50th birthday next month, Aug 28th....but this giveaway chance sure would be nice though

Sandie Bertelsen

I just LOVE lamb, s I really want to try the Buttermilk Lamb chops with rosewater mint sauce. It sounds so good!

Linda Pitner

The Oatcakes sound great and natural. But, the Lavender Fudge sounds to die for. I can almost smell the dark chocolate and lavender with a cup of lavender tea.

Katherine Lambert

I am so excited about the new cookbook. How wonderful to have all those great recipe at hand. I so want to make birdies. I have had them at the Scottish Games in Altamont New York last year and would love to make them here at home for my fellow Outlander addicts!

Tracy Sanders

Can't wait to try Fiona's Cinnamon Scones and all the desserts as I love to bake!

Teresa Miller

It was so hard to choose just one, but I would love to make the pumpkin seed & herb oatcakes. My grandfather loves Scotch Oats. Reminded him of home.

Emir Anne Andrews

As I love Scotland, have owned and bred Scottish Terriers for most of my life, my first pock to try would be the recipe for dog treats (.. For Rollo). After that, many others...

Julianne Bramley

I would really like to make Jenny's onion tart. It sounds delicious!

Kathy Neely

Conspirators' Cassoulet.. not sure exactly what this is. Always up for something new. Am trying to go back to basic, so this would be a good one.

Merle Brown

Sarah Woolam's Scotch Pies - I love Scotch Pies when you can get them. Never thought of making them myself! Hope to see you in Victoria.


I am looking forward to making the asparagus, bacon, and wild mushroom omelette the most! Though it will be so much fun to try it all out too =)

Jonna Taanquist

Mmmm, absolutely "Black Jack Randall's " Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge...I'm curious! ?

BonnyJean Burns

My husband has gone through my book before I even had a chance to. He has picked our over twenty five recipes, but the first one he wants me to make is Sarah Woolam's Scotch Pies! I wish I could send you a picture of my husband reading my book with all the pink stickers on all the pages.

Arganne Smith

I'm really looking forward to making homemade bannocks! I remember the episode where Claire first arrives at Castle Leoch. She's bewildered, tired and, surely, hungry. Thank goodness for dear Mistress Fitzgibbons! Like all good motherly cooks, she welcomes Claire with chair by the fire, a warming drink and fresh baked bread! Bannocks may not be a miracle cure, but it sure comes close! Thanks to this wonderful cookbook, I will soon be able to offer my own clan the same comfort of warm bannocks with a wee bit o' butter!

Margie Harris

Mamacita's Sangria and for my husband who enjoy's good scotch whiskey, we will try Jamie's Rusty Nail


I'm looking forward to trying the Fish Pie At Lillington's.


I think it will be interesting to try things made from such simple ingredients. Life was so much simpler then and they did not have the luxury pantries that we have now. Much healthier way of living :) And they had Cherry Bounce !!!


The Scotch eggs look absolutely delicious! Just got the book from my local library today - can't wait to cook!


Looking forward to trying a recipe with oatmeal or cornmeal, scones etc, to see if I can successfully adapt it to be gluten free, as that is how I must bake these days. I'm sure it will work!

Jeannine Roof

Oh, that Cream of NonToxic Mushroom soup looks wonderful. I must try.


Jem's Bread Pudding with Maple Butterscotch Sauce!!! Sounds divine!!!!


Jem's Bread Pudding with Maple Butterscotch Sauce!!! Sounds divine!!!!


Jem's Bread Pudding with Maple Butterscotch Sauce!!! Sounds divine!!!!

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