The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--more Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-wizards Alike

Book - 2010
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Contains 150 recipes inspired by the Harry Potter novels, with a guide to where the foods can be found in the books, including good food with bad relatives, treats from the train, the favorite cook's dishes, holiday fare, and more.
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2010.
ISBN: 9781440503252
Branch Call Number: 641.5942 Buc
Characteristics: xv, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Harry Potter cookbook


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Sep 29, 2020

I have a few different Harry Potter inspired cookbooks and this one is one of my favorites!
1) As an American is makes sense in terms of what items are called and the measurement system used.
2) The recipes use simple ingredients I usually already have!
3) The directions are straightforward and don't require (much) prior cooking knowledge.
4) it has a index that lets me find recipes based on ingredients.
5) The Harry Potter related blurbs about each recipe were fun to read.

I loved it. so there suckers who thought it was terrible! No offence

Sep 22, 2018

hard to follow, would not recommend

Books_and_Ruffles Jun 19, 2018

So this may just be the worst cookbook ever. We tried a few of the recipes for an HP movie marathon party and they were just dreadful. As in is this even edible? There are no pictures (as previously stated in other reviews) but the food itself is the worst part. This book may just be something pretty to add to your collection. When comparing the recipes here to ones found online lets just say the ones in the book are... lacking. If you are planning on making recipes from the HP universe your best bet would be to use pintrest.

Sep 18, 2015

As cookbooks go, this one is pretty useless. There's NO PHOTOS or even drawings, so no idea what each item is supposed to look like. Also, the recipes are nothing special or unique to anything mentioned in Harry Potter. There's not even a butterbeer recipe- which I can find roughly 300 of on Pinterest. You'd be better off just getting a British cookbook with clearer instructions and some visuals!

The recipes were OK, but it said things like the British ate really bad things and sounded like they were trying to say that they were all fat!

Jun 15, 2012

Why would anyone ever (and especially when it involves the Harry Potter books) make a cookbook without any pictures at all? I was also disappointed that the recipes weren't more exciting and creative, although I did like the little facts about some of the traditional recipes.

Apr 28, 2012

Awesome book! It has great recipes and the instructions are easy to follow. For every recipe, there's a small paragraph referring it to the series. I made "Kreacher's French Onion Soup" and "Fried Tomatoes" and they turned out better than I expected. If there's one thing that I would like to change, it would be: take out "normal" recipes, such as shepherd's pie, crispy bacon, etc. and add in more "wizardy" recipes like Butterbeer, Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, etc. After all, people borrow this book to learn recipes from Harry Potter, not stuff you can find in normal cookbooks.

Dec 16, 2011

Excellent book filled with a lot of fun ideas for Harry Potter Fans. I can't attest to how the recipes turned out though beause I did not get the opportunity to prepare any.

Aug 16, 2011

Fun little cookbook - but the recipes are a bit oversimplified for my tastes, but this book would be perfect for the 9-13 age range, or beginner cooks.

I made "Kreacher's French Onion" soup and it was pretty terrible. So be careful about that one.

Since many of the recipes are traditional English recipes, I recommend cross-referencing this book with the recipes in an established cookbook such as Joy of Cooking.

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