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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20 Jul 2016 - 12:37pm

Diane Aitken

Strawberry Jam, and the buttercream too

20 Jul 2016 - 12:38pm

Merry Miller Moon

This cookbook sounds amazing! I love Outlander! I would love to try to make the Goat Cheese and Bacon Tart-sounds delicious. But, I've made your bannocks from your blog-and they are so good! Good luck to all! Thanks, Theresa!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:44pm

Carol Chewning

Theresa- Our Outlander viewing group held a dinner to celebrate the last episode and I made Atholl Brose and Gougeres from your cookbook. We had quite the French/Scottish dinner! carol

20 Jul 2016 - 12:44pm


the book looks wonderful: cock-a-leekie soup would be one of the first I would try, or scones or pie...

20 Jul 2016 - 12:45pm

Geneva Bohlander

I have many of your recipes over the last two years. Haven't met one I didn't love yet! My very favorite was the Atholl Brose over the holidays. Look forward to making Beer-battered Corn Fritters!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:45pm

Colleen Heffner

I love making your breads and The Comte St. Germain's Poison. I'm looking forward to making Brianna's Bridies.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:47pm

Michal Broomfield

Hello! Buttermilk lamb chop with rosewater mint sauce. I've always wanted to cook lamb and have wanted to try a good recipie for rosewater. Never had the chance to try rosewater either. It would be a challenge for me in the kitchen. A fun challenge! I also love baking bread. I want to try every bread and biscuit recipe in your book. Win or not, thanks so much for the opportunity to enter into a giveaway!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:50pm

Joanne Medsker

I really want to try Ulyesse's Syllabub. That whipped cream sounds fascinating. Theresa I have many cookbooks, I just can't help myself. I just want you to know the cover of your beloved book is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The colors, the dress, the strawberries nestled in that blue towel make this book cover outstanding and very Outlanderish! Bravo to you.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:50pm


I'm most looking forward to trying Jam Tarts and Pulled Pork with the Devils Apple BBQ sauce! Thank you for this giveaway! Very exciting!!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:52pm


I am looking forward to trying Brianna's Bridies. I love Cornish Pasties so this should be a fun recipe to try.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:53pm

Nancy Carlson

Jenny's Onion Tart Congrats! Know this book will be a bestseller!!!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:53pm

Theresa Manzell

Fiona's Cinnamon Scones sounds like the recipe for me!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:55pm

Marthan Skilling

Looking forward to trying the Baja Fish Tacos!

20 Jul 2016 - 12:56pm


I don't know how to pick one recipe. I am definitely looking forward to Brianna's Bridies with Atholl Brose. However, ideally, I could have a once a month Saturday Special night where I can make 2 or 3 different recipes. This way I could vary it between what I just want to try, and themed nights. Thank you, thank you for your amazing efforts in bringing to all of us Outlander Fans such a brilliant way to live out the books through food.

20 Jul 2016 - 12:57pm

Keri LaPensee

Congrats!! What a fantastic journey!! Well now all the recipes sound tasty indeed Maybe the Gypsy Stew will tickle ,my fancy!!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:01pm

Carol Small

Banoffee Trifle at River Run sounds amazing!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:02pm

Fern Martin

I can't wait to make Fionna's cinnamon scones and the pumpkin seed with herb scone. Yummy!! Thank you for this chance...

20 Jul 2016 - 1:02pm


Congratulations on the launch of this wonderful cook book. I most want to try Brianna's Bridies.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:02pm

Sally Sweet

Fiona's Cinnamon Scones In a kitchen all of my own after two years of sharing. Aaaah

20 Jul 2016 - 1:04pm

Marlen Toch-Ma…

Congratulations on your book amazing (!!!) Theresa!! I am really looking forward to make Lord John's Upside-Down Plum Cake!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:04pm

Donna La Croix

Jem's Bread Pudding! My favorite (and my guests) are the Cheese Savories.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:07pm

Marta Sullivan

I would like to try the Nettle Rolls. I had forgotten that your article got me started on these again. I collected stinging nettle this Spring, processed and froze them. I have made a nettle pie but would like to try the rolls. Thank you for this.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:08pm

Elaine Stanhope

Love this Cookbook!!! An I love ginger bread, so I'd make ginger bread! Such wonderful recipes!!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:09pm


Mrs. Bug's Cinnamon toast!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:10pm

Lorraine Mockford

What a treat it would be to win this! My sweetie is a turtle researcher, so the drunken mock-turtle soup is my choice to make (notice our last name as well). We have to show turtles som love! I have made other items from the blog -- all were fabulous!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:10pm

Lynne Ruth

I think I'd like to try Brianna's Bridies. I'd love to have this wonderful cookbook.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:10pm

Ashley Ryan

The strawberry tarts look amazing

20 Jul 2016 - 1:11pm

Kyndell Swain

I can't wait to get this book into my hands... I really want to try the Brianna's Bridies. I just made it to that part in Drums f Autumn and the way she described them made MY mouth water so, its a must!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:11pm

Melissa Warren

Love it!! Made the heather honey chicken it was fantastic!!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:13pm


I'm thinking of making the honey buttermilk oat bread, but that's just because I bake a lot of bread. The jam tarts sound good, as do a lot of the other desserts.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:14pm


I have wanted to make BJR's Lavender Fudge for a while now!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:14pm

Nicole Reckhart

Fiona's cinnamon scones!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:14pm


Not sure which to start with, there are so many I want to try. Maybe the jam tarts pictured on the cover.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:14pm

Summer Munroe

I can't wait to make Brianna's Bridies and Mrs. Fitzgibbon's overnight parritch! Thank you for the cookbook! :)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:15pm

Dee Tulipani

I have made several of the recipes when you were first posting them on your blog. The one I love is the shortbread with caramel. I am looking forward to making Rosamund's Pulled pork with Devil's Apple BBQ sauce.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:15pm

Kimberly Perkins

I have the Kindle Version and its beautiful! The next recipe I'd like to try is the Cheese Savories. Thank-you for this wonderful book!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:15pm

Nat Hart

Thank you. This cookbook is the only book missing in my outlander collection. First recipe to try will be Fiona's cinnamon scones.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:15pm


I wish I'd tried Honey-Roasted Butternut Squash - love all dishes like that

20 Jul 2016 - 1:16pm

Mary Anne Niebyl

Would love to try Lord John's Upside Down Plum Tart!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:17pm


Fiona's Cinnamon Scones would be a hit in this house, as would the Cheese Savories (I swear we eat at least 2 pounds of cheese a week in this house lol).

20 Jul 2016 - 1:17pm

Donald Smith

Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge!! I have a huge sweet tooth and love fudge. I also love the character. I would also make this for my wife (who got me into the series) while wearing my Kilt!! I will post pictures to prove it... Lol

20 Jul 2016 - 1:18pm

Mindy Young

It's so hard to choose! I'm really looking forward to making Young Ian's Sage and Garlic Sausage, The MacKenzies' Millionaire Shortbread and Fraser Strawberry Jam!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:19pm

Natalie Griffin

Start with Bannocks, the easiest!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:20pm

Jennifer Hickling

Looking forward to so many things, but in particular the Banofee trifle from River Run and Black Jack's lavender fudge.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:20pm


I want to make the maple pudding!! I have a feeling it will be a hit for the whole family.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:21pm

Tina oliver

I'm looking forward to trying the goat cheese and bacon tarts!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:21pm

Sara Jane

I am looking forward to any of the desserts, but mostly the gingerbread & fresh crud and Mrs. Graham's oatmeal scones with clotted cream.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:22pm

Elizabeth Anderman

I would love to have this cookbook! I'm looking forward to make the goat cheese and bacon tarts. They sound delicious!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:22pm

Vanessa McDonald

Congratulations on your success! So well deserved! I would like to make the cock-a-leekie soup or the cream of nontoxic mushroom soup.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:22pm


Gypsy Stew :)

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