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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Jacqueline Fra…

Everything my girls and I have made from your book so far has been excellent! Brianna's Birdies are a staple so far this summer. Has been great and so convenient ocean/poolside. They keep asking for more "Outlander biscuits" too! aka chocolate biscuits. My 11 year old doesn't even need help! Looking forward to trying Atholi Brose for the Bonnie Prince.

Betty Dippi

Can't pick just one. Must check out cookbook and try them out before deciding on what to look forward next

Tina A Beckler

I think there are too many to choose from.... Can't wait to try them all!!!!

Marie Eve Desmeules

OMG i am salivating just reading at Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender fudge.

Kathy Anderson

Shepard's pie sounds interesting, but I think I would rather try something sweet! The MacKenzie's Shortbread sounds yummy!! My granddaughter is also MaQenzye, so this I need to give a whirl with her.

Trinette Cox

The shortbread and the jam tarts! And the shepherds pie! All of it lol

Shona Cochran

Has to be Bannocks at Carfax close, might be worth losing a hand over! Be able to feed my family and my Outlander obsession.

Jeanette Ioannou

Hi, I would love to bake 'Lord John's Upside-Down Plum Cake !!! There is sooo much to choose from here, but I love baking ....and it sounds scrumptious :) Jeanette xx

Charlotte Thompson

It's cold and wintry here in Dunedin so I would love to try out the Gypsy Stew. Perfect for a cold night in front of the fire

Cindy Smith

I can't wait to try the Nontoxic Mushroom Soup. I LOVE mushrooms!!

Amy Leigh

So many interesting recipes to choose from. I tend to cook seasonally and right now we are in a heatwave (high 90's) in NC. So Fish Fillets poached in wine looks divine, to be accompanied by Auld Ian's Buttered Leeks. Both on and off of the stove quickly, and light on the tummy. To be accompanied by a French rose'.

Jessica Hausmann

Jem's Bread Pudding sounds just perfect to me right now ^ ^ Contest or no, though, I'm hoping it won't be long before I have my own copy of this gorgeous book!

Kathy Thomas

I plan to make Gingerbread and Fresh Crud, also Ginger Nut Biscuits for a friend that loves ginger!

Liesl Christiansen

I just want to cook/ make EVERYTHING! Have been dying for the recipes and wishing u knew what they were ever since I read (and re-read many times(m) all the books. The "Murtaghs gift to Ellen" sounds amazing esp since I live Murtagh almost as much as Jamie. It would be so incredibly special and meaningful to me to be able to make these recipes for my family as everyone of us (all 6) lives Outkander


OMGoodness! It's so hard to decide; I want to cook my way through the whole book! I might start with Gypsy Stew. :)

Julia Kock

I read the series and passed it to my sister. The hearty mushroom soup will make a great winter treat. The jam tarts look yummy too.


I would love to try Brianna's Bridies Cornish pasties, they sound awesome!


Jocasta's Auld Country Bannocks, bridies and scones with clotted cream. Brianna's bridies foremost !

Sharon LAMI

I'm looking forward to Conspirators' Cassoulet. I love a good cassoulet, and can imagine being in the midst of my favorite Outlanders while making it!

Maria Mazzola

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

Belinda Jonak

Did I overlook Mdme. de la Tourelle's slippery nipple recipe in the index? Frank's Sherry Tipple is the one I picked to try first 'cause I didn't see the nipple :)


Would love to try Brianna's Bridies. We already LOVE LOVE LOVE Mrs. Bug's Buttermilk Drop Biscuits -- they are awesome.

megan bamford

General Tyron's humble apple pie. it is easy to make and very yummy.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:11pm

Katie Holden

I am looking forward to making Mrs. Graham's Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream! I love scones and I know this will be a wonderful recipie to make. Thank you for putting together this cookbook!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:13pm


Ooh theres so many to choose from... i love them all.. id most like to make the whiskey berry porridge

20 Jul 2016 - 12:13pm


I absolutely LOVE Scotland's food. So this cookbook will indeed become my daily reference to import Scotland to my home in Canada, and allow family and friends to discover those specialties.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:14pm

Becky Gottlieb

Congratulations on successful launch of Outlander Kitchen cookbook. I am most looking forward to cooking Jenny's Onion Tart.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:16pm


Oh my, everything? Ha. But really - the sweets at the moment. Fionna's Cinnamon Scones, Apple Fritters. Oh but also Rosamund's Pulled Pork - yum! :)

20 Jul 2016 - 12:20pm

Sara Bolger

I can't wait to try the Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup recipe!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:24pm


I would love to make the fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits. Thank you for the chance to enter for the cookbook giveaway

20 Jul 2016 - 12:26pm

Candy Przybyl

There are so many I am looking forward to making. My husband's favorite dish is roast chicken. So the first recipe I would make is Claire's roast chicken.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:26pm

Robyn Olszowy

I would like to try making Fiona's Cinnamon Scones

20 Jul 2016 - 12:30pm

Jenna Powell

Last year in Scotland we had some really delicious parritch for breakfast. Would love to try your recipe. There's nothing like it in the US.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:32pm

Marcia Kneeland

Mustache gift to Ellen. It seems just so outlander. definitely a period looking piece

20 Jul 2016 - 12:35pm

Mona Lisa Swarm

For my Scottish born man who is currently serving overseas, I want to make Brianna's Bridies. He's told me the stories of his mom making them when he was growing up. As she is now gone, I want to make him a little something from home. Actually I plan on making him many things from home. Just because he now lives here, doesn't mean he can't have things from home.

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20 Jul 2016 - 12:36pm

Renee Harper

I want to make so many things!! Brianna's Bridie's, Fiona's Cinnamon Scones, Jenny's Hare Pie, the shortbread...ok I'll stop now lol. I'm so excited for this and thank you for taking the time to do this!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:36pm


My copy of your cookbook arrived the morning of June 14. June 16 I had surgery and am still in a non weight bearing cast so haven't been in my kitchen at all (talk about withdrawal symptoms). I read cookbooks so Outlander Kitchen was on the top of my reading pile followed by the umpteenth reread of Fiery Cross. I hope to be in my kitchen as soon as I have a walking cast on so that I can make Geillis' Cullen Skink. I tasted Cullen Skink for the first time in Inverness the evening before the Ladies of Lallybroch's International Gathering in 2014. Looking forward to memories invoked by tastes and smells.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:37pm

The Traveling …

I want to try Mrs Fitzgibbon's Overnight Parritch. What is not to love about Parritch?

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