counter create hit The Redwall Cookbook - Download Free eBook
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

The Redwall Cookbook

Availability: Ready to download

Ever read a Redwall novel and wonder exactly what Abbots Special Abbey Trifle is? Or how to make Shrimp N Hotroot Soup, that delicacy of otters everywhere? Or Moles Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper N Ever Pie? From the simple refreshment of Summer Strawberry Fizz to Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, theyre all here, along with dozens of other favorites sure to turn young hands Ever read a Redwall novel and wonder exactly what Abbot’s Special Abbey Trifle is? Or how to make Shrimp ’N Hotroot Soup, that delicacy of otters everywhere? Or Mole’s Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper ’N Ever Pie? From the simple refreshment of Summer Strawberry Fizz to Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, they’re all here, along with dozens of other favorites sure to turn young hands into seasoned chefs, illustrated in full color with all the charm and magic that is Redwall. A gift like no other for fans of the series, old or new.


Compare
Ads Banner

Ever read a Redwall novel and wonder exactly what Abbots Special Abbey Trifle is? Or how to make Shrimp N Hotroot Soup, that delicacy of otters everywhere? Or Moles Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper N Ever Pie? From the simple refreshment of Summer Strawberry Fizz to Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, theyre all here, along with dozens of other favorites sure to turn young hands Ever read a Redwall novel and wonder exactly what Abbot’s Special Abbey Trifle is? Or how to make Shrimp ’N Hotroot Soup, that delicacy of otters everywhere? Or Mole’s Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper ’N Ever Pie? From the simple refreshment of Summer Strawberry Fizz to Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, they’re all here, along with dozens of other favorites sure to turn young hands into seasoned chefs, illustrated in full color with all the charm and magic that is Redwall. A gift like no other for fans of the series, old or new.

30 review for The Redwall Cookbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Taylor

    One of the hardest and best things about Brian Jacques 'Redwall' series is surviving through the lavish descriptions of delicious feasts. They make the mouth water, and the only time to effectively read these books is during the holidays when leftovers and goodies are abundant. Or during a good garden harvest. Happily, there is this wee, handy cookbook with recipes and short Redwall stories. I haven't tried the recipes yet, but they look good and read well. And I am really looking forward to One of the hardest and best things about Brian Jacques 'Redwall' series is surviving through the lavish descriptions of delicious feasts. They make the mouth water, and the only time to effectively read these books is during the holidays when leftovers and goodies are abundant. Or during a good garden harvest. Happily, there is this wee, handy cookbook with recipes and short Redwall stories. I haven't tried the recipes yet, but they look good and read well. And I am really looking forward to reading Redwall or Mossflower (or any of the other zillion Redwall books) aloud to my kids, and then serving them "Shrimp & Hotroot Soup" or "Foremoles Deeper'n Ever Pie" for dinner. Lovely.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Josiah

    This is a difficult book to review. How exactly does one rate or review a cookbook, especially one that is just as much a fictional narrative as a collection of effective recipes? Both story and recipes were very good, in my opinion. I'm not sure how exactly the recipes in the book were created, though; did Brian Jacques do it himself (probably not, I'd assume), or at least help with it? Was a chef hired by the publishing company to work up some recipes that fit within the guidelines of the This is a difficult book to review. How exactly does one rate or review a cookbook, especially one that is just as much a fictional narrative as a collection of effective recipes? Both story and recipes were very good, in my opinion. I'm not sure how exactly the recipes in the book were created, though; did Brian Jacques do it himself (probably not, I'd assume), or at least help with it? Was a chef hired by the publishing company to work up some recipes that fit within the guidelines of the foods described in the Redwall books? Was some entirely different method used? I don't know, but I can tell you that the recipes really do work, and some of them are as good as what I expected when I read about them in the books, which is significantly high praise. We had originally planned to make more than half a dozen of these recipes as an experimental Redwall feast, but in the end, we tried three of them. The Summer Strawberry Fizz was a good carbonated drink, leaning sort of toward the desserty side. I would recommend adding a bit more ice cream than the proportion listed in the book, and maybe going a shade light on the strawberries; as we finished the pitcher, we ended up with only a small amount of liquid at the bottom, and a lot of semi-solid strawberry mixture. For all of these recipes, I would suggest the cook tweak it to best suit their own needs. The second dish that we made was the Loamhedge Nut Bread. It had some mild spiciness to it, but could have definitely used some butter or jelly (or both) to enliven it. The third dish was the Hare's Haversack Crumble, and it was spectacular. Now I can see what Basil Stagg Hare was raving about when he talked about how great it is! This is a fantastic dessert that will impress anyone who eats it, whether or not they've ever read about the famous Redwall Abbey created by Brian Jacques. I love the Hare's Haversack Crumble! One should not forget that The Redwall Cookbook is a story, too. Brian Jacques leads us back to the golden days of Matthias, Constance the Badgermum, Basil Stagg Hare and Mattimeo, days that I'm sure most Redwall fans miss very much. These are happy days described in the book, days without war and death and dire threats to the peaceful Redwall Abbey. We see Matthias, his son Mattimeo and the others living quietly and at peace, able to simply have fun at the abbey and revel in the lives that they have fought hard and sacrificed for so memorably to build for themselves and their young ones. Redwall is a wonderful place during peacetime; it probably makes more than a few readers almost wish in a tiny corner of their hearts that they were a little animal, so that they could live there. The Redwall Cookbook is a fine offering in every possible way, and I give it my full recommendation. I would rate it at at least two and a half stars.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nostalgia Reader

    Redwall books aren't complete without the mouth-watering feasts, so a cookbook companion is quite fitting for the series! The recipes are split up into four feasts, one for each season, with desserts and entrees, an appetizer, and a drink for each. Recipes include the perennial favorites October Ale, Summer Strawberry Fizz, Shrimp' n' Hotroot Soup, Deeper' n' Ever Turnip' n' Tater' n' Beetroot Pie, Cheese' n' Onion Hogbake, and Afternoon Scones. All recipes are relatively simple, but quite Redwall books aren't complete without the mouth-watering feasts, so a cookbook companion is quite fitting for the series! The recipes are split up into four feasts, one for each season, with desserts and entrees, an appetizer, and a drink for each. Recipes include the perennial favorites October Ale, Summer Strawberry Fizz, Shrimp' n' Hotroot Soup, Deeper' n' Ever Turnip' n' Tater' n' Beetroot Pie, Cheese' n' Onion Hogbake, and Afternoon Scones. All recipes are relatively simple, but quite delicious. What makes this even better is that each season has a story line*, highlighting the preparations for the feast. Many characters make an appearance, but I was especially delighted by Bungo the molebabe: MOST ADORABLE THING EVER. The illustrations that accompany the book are some of my absolute favorites of the entire series. Very highly recommended if you like the Redwall series. Even if you don't cook, the stories and illustrations still make it a worthwhile! *It seems like this is set in early Redwall times, as Matthias makes an appearance. I haven't read the original trilogy in a very long time, but some of the other names of characters do sound familiar to the first book as well.

  4. 4 out of 5

    X

    Wonderful, of course! What else could a Redwaller think? The book is divided into four sections - one for each season - with a little story and recipes for each. The stories and poems are nice, the illustrations darling, and the recipes simple but good (at least the one's I've tried!).

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leona Petrovic

    This book is amazing for Redwall fans! Such awesome, fun-to-make recipes. I am 13 and make these all the time and my family loves them! Super tasty!!!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shane

    The Redwall books are all very similar to one another, which is great, because the Redwall formula has so much to love. One of the most enjoyable characteristics of these books is their detailed descriptions of feasts and picnics full of delicious-sounding food. In this cookbook, familiar recipes are categorized into the most appropriate season; for example, Hares Pawspring Soup is in Spring and Veggible Molebake is in Autumn. The recipes are generally excellent and great for discovering The Redwall books are all very similar to one another, which is great, because the Redwall formula has so much to love. One of the most enjoyable characteristics of these books is their detailed descriptions of feasts and picnics full of delicious-sounding food. In this cookbook, familiar recipes are categorized into the most appropriate season; for example, Hare’s Pawspring Soup is in Spring and Veggible Molebake is in Autumn. The recipes are generally excellent and great for discovering vegetables you might not be familiar with like parsnips and rutabagas. On top of all that every recipe is accompanied by a short story or poem from Jacques and every page has beautiful original artwork by Christopher Denise.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    The illustrations are cute and the recipes all sound delicious. I made the raspberry rock cakes and they were really good. My family enjoyed them for breakfast and tea. A great cookbook for fans of the Redwall series like me!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cydni Perkins

    This is such a cute little cookbook that is basically a story with recipes. It brings back many of my favorite Redwall characters, like Matthias and Cornflower, just for a big feast where everyone is exchanging little stories and recipes. Some trickery is involved when some beasts try to eavesdrop on another beat's recipes. I found several recipes that I know will be keepers, like Stones Inna Swamp (vegetable soup with dumplings). The recipes are mostly vegetarian, which I think is appropriate This is such a cute little cookbook that is basically a story with recipes. It brings back many of my favorite Redwall characters, like Matthias and Cornflower, just for a big feast where everyone is exchanging little stories and recipes. Some trickery is involved when some beasts try to eavesdrop on another beat's recipes. I found several recipes that I know will be keepers, like Stones Inna Swamp (vegetable soup with dumplings). The recipes are mostly vegetarian, which I think is appropriate because otherwise at least some of the Redwall animals would end up in the stew. The only recipe I think I won't try is October Ale, while is a mixture of ginger ale and fruit juice. All the others look wonderful to me, and I'm excited to try some of the delicious Redwall food I've read so much about.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amity DeAngelis

    I spent most of 5th and 6th grade inhaling all of the Redwall books and still enjoy them now and then as an adult. The descriptions of Abbey food has always made me drool! I just recently got this cookbook and tried out the stuffed mushrooms and Savory Squirrel Bakes (mashed potato and cheese balls) for Thanksgiving and they were delicious! The only difficulty I found is that a lot of the recipes contain cheese, which some picky eaters in my family won't eat. I also do not enjoy cooking very I spent most of 5th and 6th grade inhaling all of the Redwall books and still enjoy them now and then as an adult. The descriptions of Abbey food has always made me drool! I just recently got this cookbook and tried out the stuffed mushrooms and Savory Squirrel Bakes (mashed potato and cheese balls) for Thanksgiving and they were delicious! The only difficulty I found is that a lot of the recipes contain cheese, which some picky eaters in my family won't eat. I also do not enjoy cooking very much so was thrilled that the recipes are simple and not very time consuming. The illustrations are beautiful and adorable. I liked reading the excerpts and reminiscing about my childhood daydreams. I do not have kids yet but some day I will definitely be using this cookbook with them!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    At the suggestion of my third-born son, we purchased this book. As a cookbook goes, there are a plethora of simple, yet scrumpious foods to enjoy. They are organized by season of the year; like soups in the fall, hot tea and scones in the winter and fruit desserts for summer. Each of my children have favorites from this book for their birthdays. I love how Mr. Jacques explains the significance of the simple recipes as the result of food rationing during WWII. Everyone had to find ways to use At the suggestion of my third-born son, we purchased this book. As a cookbook goes, there are a plethora of simple, yet scrumpious foods to enjoy. They are organized by season of the year; like soups in the fall, hot tea and scones in the winter and fruit desserts for summer. Each of my children have favorites from this book for their birthdays. I love how Mr. Jacques explains the significance of the simple recipes as the result of food rationing during WWII. Everyone had to find ways to use what they had on hand. Each recipe Mr. Jacques has personally selected, created & tasted (he worked as a cook at one point). They don't disappoint!

  11. 4 out of 5

    ☺Trish

    Another beautiful collaboration from author Brian Jacques and illustrator Christopher Denise. I could live on Hare's Pawspring Vegetable Soup and/or Shrimp 'N Hotroot Soup (curry!). What I'd really like to try next, though, is the Rubbadeedubb Pudd . . . baby Bungo definitely has a way with words! Oh, and after reading (and enjoying) Josiah's review and his high praise for Hare's Haversack Crumble, I can't wait to try that recipe, too!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Greymalkin

    Utterly charming and delightful! Recipes are thoughtful and fit nicely with the books. No lazy recipes of peanut butter sandwiches called by some other name like "Horace's favorite sandwich". Tons of root vegetables and nuts and grains which is lovely. All of the recipes except one are vegetarian, though very few are vegan due to an extremely generous hand with the butter, cream and cheese in almost every recipe. Each recipe is preceded by a little scene/snippet that frames the recipe as part of Utterly charming and delightful! Recipes are thoughtful and fit nicely with the books. No lazy recipes of peanut butter sandwiches called by some other name like "Horace's favorite sandwich". Tons of root vegetables and nuts and grains which is lovely. All of the recipes except one are vegetarian, though very few are vegan due to an extremely generous hand with the butter, cream and cheese in almost every recipe. Each recipe is preceded by a little scene/snippet that frames the recipe as part of a simple storyline for each season. Familiar characters pop up many times, along with their accompanying dialects. Makes me want to go re-read the books again, even though I know they'll make me hungry.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen

    It has a lovely story and illustrations, and some good appetizer/dessert recipes, but the main dishes selection is pretty limited. It's all based on cooking basic root veggies and putting them all together in a baked dish or soup seasoned with salt and pepper (and nothing else). In other words, it makes me want to cook - but then nothing in it sounds like it'd be satisfying to have as a meal by itself.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    A comfort and a joy - delightful recipes and short and sweet Redwall stories, all food-themed, just like the best bits of the Redwall books themselves. I'll always treasure this series because it was my first epic fantasy love affair, and this cookbook fits right into that legacy.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I'm so excited to be able to make my own versions of the wonderful feast dishes from Redwall Abbey! And they're divided up by season! The sweet little stories, poems and illustrations between the recipes are delightful. (I tried making the Squirrel's Savory Bake first. Yum!)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melina

    Very cute, unique cookbook, and if you've read the books, you will be thrilled to have it so you can experience all the lovely Abbey fare. With one exception, it is vegetarian as well, which is great for me as my daughter has become vegetarian this year so this gives us some new dishes to try.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jaide B

    Recipes arent incredible, but always tasty and filling. The Shrimp & Hotroot Soup, however, has become a repeated family favorite (with extra shrimp and extra chili powder). Id like to retry the Blackberry & Apple Cakemaybe with a glaze so its less dry. Recipes aren’t incredible, but always tasty and filling. The Shrimp & Hotroot Soup, however, has become a repeated family favorite (with extra shrimp and extra chili powder). I’d like to retry the Blackberry & Apple Cake—maybe with a glaze so it’s less dry.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Atefeh

    Definitely will try some of the recipes for sure.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Marra

    A fun cookbook! I loved the Redwall books growing up so it was neat to see some of these recipes, and I recommend it if your a Redwall fan.

  20. 5 out of 5

    MysterySeeker

    amazing recipes! Everything we tried has turned out unbelievably good!!!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Annamarie

    Love it. Not every recipe is what I had hoped (alas Deeper 'n' Ever Pie), but all are homey and approachable. The book also follows a cute narrative, and has lovely art.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Clint Smallwood

    I'm so glad i found this book, i haven't cooked anything out of it yet but the story is heartwarming all the same

  23. 5 out of 5

    Diane Boley

    What a fun book for any fans of the Redwall books! A sweet story along with many delicious recipes of Redwall favorites. Cant wait to try them! What a fun book for any fans of the Redwall books! A sweet story along with many delicious recipes of Redwall favorites. Can’t wait to try them!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    A wonderful book to help anyone in the kitchen. It even has a small story at the beginning of each chapter/season!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    I did not have a chance to actually make any of the recipes, but they look delicious and with the huge focus on food in the Redwall books, this is completely and utterly appropriate.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Arza

    A wonderful story to introduce recipes that bring the most fabled Redwall dishes to life? The only thing more you could hope for is more recipes.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cat

    Ummm! The recipes all sound so yummy! I actually made the Stuffed Springtide Mushrooms for dinner the other day- very good! I'm looking forward to Mole's Favourite Deper 'N'Ever Turnip 'n' Tater 'n' Beetroot Pie! I think this book should be on everyone's cookbook shelf, both for cooking with the kids, and for dinner for adults! I enjoyed the Redwall books too! Illustrations were lovely; very sweet! I can't wait to try these recipes with the produce from my garden this summer! Everything sounds Ummm! The recipes all sound so yummy! I actually made the Stuffed Springtide Mushrooms for dinner the other day- very good! I'm looking forward to Mole's Favourite Deper 'N'Ever Turnip 'n' Tater 'n' Beetroot Pie! I think this book should be on everyone's cookbook shelf, both for cooking with the kids, and for dinner for adults! I enjoyed the Redwall books too! Illustrations were lovely; very sweet! I can't wait to try these recipes with the produce from my garden this summer! Everything sounds so delicious. Kudos to Brian Jacques for getting it right! I, too, lament hearing about the feasts, dinners, parties, with NO descriptions of the food served! What nerve of the authors to leave us readers dangling!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    I returned this cook book without actually reading through the whole thing. All of the recipes are vegetarian, which is great! Except that most of the dishes don't involve more complex spices than salt and pepper. This is not the way to get kids (or adults, ofr that matter) interested in vegetables. The one dish I made from here, "Mole's Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper'n'Ever Pie," was a disappointment. It would make a good base dish if you're handy with cheese & herbs, which is what I I returned this cook book without actually reading through the whole thing. All of the recipes are vegetarian, which is great! Except that most of the dishes don't involve more complex spices than salt and pepper. This is not the way to get kids (or adults, ofr that matter) interested in vegetables. The one dish I made from here, "Mole's Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper'n'Ever Pie," was a disappointment. It would make a good base dish if you're handy with cheese & herbs, which is what I ended up doing when I reheated it. Lots of gorgonzola, lots of thyme. Brian Jacques' introduction, however, was worth the disappointment. It turns out that the reason why there are so many mouth-watering descriptions of food in his books is that he was raised during the WWII era, and food became extremely important to him since all the nice & tasty stuff was rationed. I will probably re-check this book out in the spring or summer - they have a lot of drink recipes (non-alcoholic) that sound like they'll go nicely with those seasons.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    My children's eating habits have always been vulnerable to the manipulations of their favorite fictional characters. If you have children, and have been subjected to "Wonder Pets" , then you'll appreciate how I was able to introduce celery as a worthwhile snack option. (Handy hint- a vegetable peeler will allow you to remove those annoying strings off the back of the stick very easily- throw the peels into your bucket of veggie scraps in the freezer for when you make stock) .This book is a My children's eating habits have always been vulnerable to the manipulations of their favorite fictional characters. If you have children, and have been subjected to "Wonder Pets" , then you'll appreciate how I was able to introduce celery as a worthwhile snack option. (Handy hint- a vegetable peeler will allow you to remove those annoying strings off the back of the stick very easily- throw the peels into your bucket of veggie scraps in the freezer for when you make stock) .This book is a keeper if your kids are like mine. It's got recipes for Leeks, and Stuffed Mushrooms and all manner of things I'd have no hope of getting them to try if "Nunky Baz" and the other forest folk weren't recommending them. How can you tell if your kids are like mine? 1) They're young. 2) They aren't super-tasters or overly picky eaters, but they can be suspicious of new foods. 3) They enjoyed the Red Wall series in all its forms.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Casey

    This might have been the best birthday present I ever recieved from a friend. I was a kid who grew up on the Redwall books in grade school, and had developed a bit of a love for cooking by emulating Food Network recipes on Sunday afternoons. Thus imagine my delight when I recieved this book to find an adorable storyline with all my favourite characters (Matthias! Cornflower! Basil!), interwoven with substantial, hearty, healthy recipes that actually turned out to be delicious. For anyone who's This might have been the best birthday present I ever recieved from a friend. I was a kid who grew up on the Redwall books in grade school, and had developed a bit of a love for cooking by emulating Food Network recipes on Sunday afternoons. Thus imagine my delight when I recieved this book to find an adorable storyline with all my favourite characters (Matthias! Cornflower! Basil!), interwoven with substantial, hearty, healthy recipes that actually turned out to be delicious. For anyone who's ever read Brain Jacques' mouth-watering, multipage descriptions of the Redwall feasts, and always wondered just why the otters went so crazy for Shrimp 'N Hotroot Soup or Deeper 'N Ever pie...you won't be disappointed. All the childhood magic of Redwall is brought to life in this wonderful book. A true gem!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.