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 - 1:44pm

Terri Folks

Mrs Graham's Oatmeal Scones! Really I've loved reading your blog and can't wait to try some of these recipes!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:44pm

Hayley Riemer

Honestly the one that got me super excited was the mushroom soup recipe photo from your book tour! I love mushroom soup and am an avid harvester of wild mushrooms, so super excited to get a copy and try that recipe aswell as a number of others I've seen posted!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:44pm

Jennifer Root

Rolls with Pigeons and Truffles!! Mouth watering to even think about it.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:44pm


Sooo many to consider, but let's start with dessert, first course... Cranachan would be a LOVELY first course (since I love raspberries)!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:44pm


I would love to try Fraser Strawberry Jam! I planted a bunch of strawberry plants this year and I'll need something to do with all the berries.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:45pm

Darlene Westhaver

Fiona's Cinnamon Scones; Jocasta's Auld Country Bannocks

20 Jul 2016 - 1:45pm

Melony Baumgurtel

All sound wonderful and the book looks stunning! Would love to make the potato fritters. Thanks!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:45pm


Can't wait to make the roast beef! I love a good roast. Also just recently tried mussels for the first time in Ireland so I've been looking for a good recipe to try making myself. So excited for the cookbook

20 Jul 2016 - 1:46pm


Gypsy Stew because I can't make Stew at all.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:46pm


Gypsy Stew because I can't make Stew at all.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:46pm

Rhonda Wannamaker

I am looking forward to trying Fionas cinnamon scones! Congratulations on your book Theresa!!!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:46pm

Krista Paradowski

Jem's bread pudding as it is a favourite of mine!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:46pm

geurts johan

Congratulations with this wonderful book, would be very glad to add this to my collection !!! Mrs. Grahams oatmeal scones with clotted cream !! yummie :-)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:47pm

Annique Roy

Fiona's cinnamon scones...I've had and made a few of the others (before it was published) when my friends had a party for the series premiere. The beer battered corn fritters were an absolute hit! Thanks so much for all you do!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:47pm


Ohhhh I already love so many recipes in your book. I couldn't wait and got the kindle version. I would absolutely treasure (but in a way that would definitely get it covered in splodges of cream and dustings of flour...not on a shelf, never to be touched. Treasured, loved, and frequently used) a signed copy! So to answer this question it has to be something I haven't made yet....Fiona's cinnamon scones. I love Fiona in the book. She's such a sweet character. Even though her attentions aren't returned. I loved how that was shown in dragonfly in amber. I'm working my way through the books....I'm reading Drums of autumn at the moment.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:47pm

Jasper van der…

I love stews, can't wait to try a gypsy stew!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:47pm

Leigh A.

I can't wait to give the Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken a go! It sounds delicious! Congrats on a wonderful cookbook. The photos are stunning!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:48pm

Arpi Rhodes

Dougal's poached peach Sunday! Of course...I want to look up Brianna's birdies!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:48pm

Catie Lanouette

Beer battered corn fritters!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:48pm

Judy C.

I'm eager to make Jenny's Onion Tart.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:48pm

Sheila Juhlin

The Lavender Fudge was a big hit with my knitting gals. My husband loves meat pies, so Brianna's Brides would be a natural next step. Really, I'd try everything!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:48pm


Oh! I'd love to bake Jocasta's auld country bannocks!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:49pm

Katie Joyce

Oooh wow, what a great giveaway! I'd most like to try making Geillis's Cullen Skink.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:49pm

Paige C

You have been a busy lady! I am glad you have enjoyed your summer adventures. Thank you for having the giveaway! I have made several of your recipes from your Pinterest board, Mrs. Grahams's chocolate biscuits, lemon poppy seed cupcakes, the herb/oat crackers, but the recipe I most want to make is Fionna's cinnamon scones! I watched your tv video when you made them and they look delicious!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:50pm

Amy H

I am most looking forward to making Brianna's Bridies

20 Jul 2016 - 1:50pm


So, excited, thank you for this oppertunity! I'm most excited about Dumplings in Cross Creek!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:50pm

Iona Dawson

Mrs Bug's cinnamon toast sounds delicious to me!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:51pm

Debbie Perry

I really want to try the maple pudding. It sounds absolutely delicious! I have enjoyed reading the tips and techniques to help me become a better cook. This is an unusual blending of fiction and cooking and I am so happy you wrote it!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:51pm

Constanza Oportus

There are so many I'd like to try!! But I'd say that I'm itching to cook Fiona's Cinnamon Scones!! I'm from South America, but last year I had the opportunity to go to Europe and went to England and Scotland, and I fell in love with every single scone that I ate! Thank you for the chance

20 Jul 2016 - 1:51pm

Gail Cleaver

Pumpkin seeds and herd oatcakes sounds scrummy

20 Jul 2016 - 1:53pm

Joycce Johnston

Of course they all sound wonderful i have great difficulty with omelettes so the Bacon, Asparagus and Wild Mushroom omelette sounds delish!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:53pm

Louise Proulx

Jem's bread pudding with maple butterscotch sauce, looks delicious

20 Jul 2016 - 1:53pm


What to choose???? So many great recipes. I think.... yes, the Sweet Potatoe Pie. I LOVE sweet potatoes in any way or form. I have to admit though - looking through the table of contents - that there're so many more recipes I'd like to try out. What a great compilation! Thumbs up!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:54pm


Black Jack Randall's Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge sounds right up my alley! Who can say no to dark chocolate!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:54pm


I've made so many of your recipes - and loved them all. Looking forward to trying Mushroom Pasties next. :)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:54pm

Terrijean Somgynari

I believe I will next make Sarah Woolam's Scotch Pies. My best friend Sandra and I enjoyed them years ago and these bring back such wonderful memories. And then there is the Vegetable much more! Love this cookbook. It is perhaps the best purchase I've made all year!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:54pm

Julia FM

I am so excited for this book and looking forward to making Sarah Woolam's Scotch Pies!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:54pm

Irene Lendinez

OH MY JAMMF! The Roger and Bree's Pizza and Jem's Bread Pudding with Maple sounds delicious!! I want to cook that! My reetweet: Thanks for this amazin Giveaway! <3

20 Jul 2016 - 1:54pm

Carol oros

The strawberry tarts.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:55pm

Kelli Davis

Those little tarts on the cover look amazing....

20 Jul 2016 - 1:56pm

Ann Bolton

Every time I read the part where Brianna bites into the bridie my mouth that is definitely the recipe I would try first but the rolls with pigeon and truffles come a very close second. This book looks amazing, it's definitely on my wishlist for my birthday. :)

20 Jul 2016 - 1:57pm

Jane Logan

I honestly can't decide between gingerbread with crud or cherry bounce. I think they would go good together, actually. Though mock turtle soup sounds divine, too! I suspect this cookbook will get worn out quickly!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:57pm

Debbie Straughn

The buttermilk lamb chops. All of it sounds wonderful though.

20 Jul 2016 - 1:57pm


I'm looking forward to the Cherry Bounce! I've been wanting to make that for my family's NYE/Hogmanay party for several years now. My mom and sister are both Outlander fans, so I know Cherry Bounce would be a big hit!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:57pm


BJ'S Chocolate Lavender Fudge!

20 Jul 2016 - 1:58pm

Jackie Coulson

Cock-a-leekie soup!

20 Jul 2016 - 2:00pm

Jennifer Richards

Mrs. Graham's Oatmeal Scones! The sound amazing!

20 Jul 2016 - 2:00pm

Irene Walker

Mmmm. onion tart... mushroom soup!

20 Jul 2016 - 2:00pm

Maureen Lueck

Anything bacon is the way to my husband's heart...bacon tarts!

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