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 - 1:25pm

Michele Jacobsen

Thank you for writing this lovely cookbook and creating the Outlander Kitchen Blog! While I have ear-marked dozens of recipes in the book that I will try over the next few months and years, the first one from the book will be Mrs. Graham's Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream. Images of afternoon tea in the manse, talking about one's lifelines with an actual caller, and enjoying these hearty scones simply sounds wonderful. And yes, I plan to make the Clotted Cream, too! Finally, I will share that my favourite and much used 21C Outlander recipe prior to the book is the Double Chocolate Icebox Shortbread with Whisky Sugar, a recipe of yours that got me started on a Scotch hobby that just keeps growing and giving! While dozens of bottles of Scotch have found their way into my home, I still have that first bottle of Talisker 10yr for the cookies! Thank you for introducing me to this smoky treat!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:25pm

Jackie Watson

I am looking forward to some good Scottish shortbread!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:26pm

Ilana Eisenhart

Broccoli Salad and Chocolate Biscuits. So impressed with the work you've done to put this book together!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:26pm

Jennifer Forbes

Hi! When we were in DD:O you sent me business cards... for a covert operation in Arizona! :-) I am sorry I missed Poisoned Pen - I was on a well deserved LONG vacation at that time. I was so excited for this book and have given it to friends as gifts for the last month! Making Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge is my next adventure! :-) Congrats!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:26pm

Marci Cornaby

I can't wait to make the Drunken Mock Turtle soup. One of my favorite scenes in the books!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:26pm


It's Jenny's Onion Tart for me!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:27pm

Maria Halberstadt

Tomato Pickle in a Manger to reap the harvest benefits from the garden.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:27pm

Stephanie Punte

Diana Gabeldon's Cheese Enchiladas sounds delicious! They will also bring back some memories of the time I spent volunteering in Mexico! :) Congratulations on your book!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:27pm

Jennifer Blake

I'm so excited to try a good many of these! But I'm always looking at ways of improving my fried chicken so I'm most interested in the Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken. Although, Jenny's Onion Tart is a very close second.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:28pm


So many recipes , so little time. Want to try them all. Tks so much

20 Jul 2016 - 1:29pm

Sara Williams

Whether I win this or not, it is in my future to purchase your book. I will be making Jenny's Hare Pie & the Gypsy stew. They both sound so good, and I love using game, and non beef/pork/chicken for dishes. It really changes things up. Congrats on the success of your book.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:29pm

Jody Tucker

Mmmm.... I would love to learn all the recipes, but I am most excited for Fiona's Cinnamon Scones. Although the Matchstick Cold Oil Fries would be my kids choice!! Thank you for taking this journey to bring a piece of history to our plates!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:29pm

Sandra Fox

Fiona's cinnamon scones. always wanted to make scones but, never had what i thought was a good recipe.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:29pm

Sandy Bayer

Im most looking forward to Scotch Broth - this was a staple in our house growing up. Some things just bring back memories.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:30pm

Christine McGrail

I would love to try the beer battered corn fritters! I love corn fritters!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:30pm

Kimberly Barrow

I'd love to make the Cheese Savories! Highland version of Southern Cheese Straws ;)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:30pm


I have followed your blog for years and I was so excited to hear that a cook book was released .... funny enough just today here in Australia I was looking for it in a bookstore I walked past but they did not have any copies ..... maybe that was a sign, I could not buy it today because I am going to win it tonight ;-) After reading the recipe index for the book my first instinct was Mrs Bug's Cinnamon Toast, because cinnamon is my favourite spice and cinnamon toast is just amazing (I was loving that long before I was loving Outlander), seriously, anyone reading this who has not had cinnamon toast - try it, it is amazing!!!! But, I am not going to say it is the recipe I am most looking forward to making - it has been made many times before (although I will be honest, every time it is something I look forward to) For this competition I am going to pick Buttermilk Lamb Chops with Rosewater Mint Sauce ..... just typing that name again makes me say to myself OMG!!!! Those flavours, my mouth is salivating just at the idea of them combined together, I can not wait to try it. Growing up on a sheep farm lamb has always been my favourite protein, with mint is is always a winning team, the addition of rosewater has me so excited, I just can not wait to try it.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:30pm

Ruth Haines

Loving Clotted Cream as I do, I want to make Mrs Grahams Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream that I can pick up at Wegmans or the British Chip Shoppe in Haddonfield, NJ. All the recipes are marvelous. Thanks for the wonderful Outlander experience!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:31pm

Denise Blake

I have been following you on FB since you began this journey, I'm so happy that you realized your dream.? what to choose.... after much deliberation I have chosen the Banoffee Triffle at River Run. It wasn't easy to choose just one.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:31pm


There are a great many of these that I can't wait to try! But I'm always looking to improve my fried chicken so I'm most excited to try the Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken! Jenny's Onion Tart is a clllllose second though!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:31pm

Anna Lapping

I really want to make the gingerbread with either "Crud" or maybe the syllabub, as you did on that TV segment. You know we rarely have desserts or any kind of bread, but Alan's birthday is July 27, so I might splurge a bit. It was not one of the recipes I tested, but all the testers who made it raved about it and made it multiple times.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:31pm


I'm looking forward to make Raspberries, brandy and cream from Lord John, an also Highland Christmas cookies for my baby girl :)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:32pm

Christine Walker

Oh, the Scotch Eggs recipe. Must learn.... ;)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:32pm


I look forward to making Fiona's Cinnamon Scones :)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:32pm

Ysolde Butner

Hard to pick just one but I'll go with Jenny's onion tart for now!!!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:33pm

kim pearson

Most definitely, it will be BJR's Lavender Fudge. :) xo

20 Jul 2016 - 1:33pm

Georgia Fishel

Everything looks amazing but seeing as how I'm pregnant and want food that's both decadent and light, the Cheese Savories, Fiona's Cinnamon Scones and Warm Almond Pastry with Father Anslem are making my mouth water and tummy rumble.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:34pm

Robin Haynes

My next to try is the Gypsy Stew w/Brown Buns. The other recipes I've tried so far were wonderful!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:34pm

Mary Kaldunski

Diana Gabaldon's Cheese Enchiladas will be the first recipe I'm eager to try. Many others too, especially Cock-A-Leekie soup.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:35pm


The Bridies! This cookbook has been sold out at my local B&N.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:36pm

Tammy bratton

The desert on the cover looks so good and easy to make, I can't wait to make that one for our next outlander party!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:37pm

Michele Farley

I can't wait to try the Gypsy Stew!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:37pm

Leslie Mulcahy

I would like to try making whiskey berry porridge. It just sounds good - and a little naughty.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:38pm

Janet Roberson

The Mushroom Soup...I think I drooled all over the internet just looking at the picture.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:38pm

Linda Wong

I think what you did in creating this book was just amazing and so creative! Congratulations to you for stepping out in courage to make such a wonderful companion book to an amazing story! I would love to make the Warm Almond Pastry with Father Anselm, I love Almond pastries but I've never tried making one. I think I could make a good one with your tried and true recipe. Thank you for the chance to win a very, very special gift indeed. <3

20 Jul 2016 - 1:38pm


Looking forward to peppery oyster stew! I regularly make the Gypsy Stew and soda bread.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:39pm

Stephanie Thomson

Oh so many choices...scones, jam...but since I have to choose one, I'll opt for the Conspirator Cassoulet! Thanks for this giveaway, I wish you much continued success with this adventure :)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:39pm

Pam Green

Can't wait to try the Millionaire Shortbread.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:39pm


Cock-a-Leekie soup sounds interesting!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:40pm

Sarah Barnes

I'm really looking forward to making Fiona's Cinnamon Scones! I've tried lots of recipes over the last two years but I love cinnamon, so I think these will become my new favorite!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:40pm

Leslie Mulcahy

Whiskey berry porridge. Sounds good, and a little naughty.

Leslie Mulcahy

I'm sorry for the duplicate post; it never showed the first from my phone.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:40pm

Debbie Jensen

Fiona's cinnamon scones-one of my favorite foods

20 Jul 2016 - 1:40pm

Angel Sv

Great contest idea as I don't yet have a copy of the cookbook it's difficult to know what i old try first. But from the postsame the cinnamon scones sound like a start.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:41pm

Jeannette Pepin

Beautiful cookbook! I want to try the Baja Fish Tacos.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:41pm

Darla Goodman

I would love to make Fiona's Cinnamon Scones. Any of the scone recipes, really.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:41pm

Pamela Jacobs

Fergus' chestnut tart!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:43pm

Franziska Sedl…

they all sound so delicious, but I am a scone girl, so Mrs Grahams Oatmeal Scones with clotted cream is at the top of my list!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:43pm

Anita Ratliff

I can't choose! I want to try ALL of them!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:44pm


Oh my, all the recipes sound so Devine! I got my mother the cookbook and would love to have one myself! Of course the first recipe would have to be Fiona's Cinnamon Scones! Congratulations on all your very well deserved success!

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