The Redwall Cookbook

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

For ages 9 and above.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Behind the walls of Redwall Abbey one will find mouth-watering dishes inspired by Brian Jacques's characters and their cravings, contained in The Redwall Cookbook, illus. by Christopher Denise. Divided by seasons, the table of contents introduces the tantalizing dishes (from "Rosey's Jolly Raspberry Jelly Rock Cakes" to "Mole's Favourite Deeper'n'Ever Turnip'n'Tater'n'Beetroot Pie"-all of which are simpler to make than they sound), and a story line links the recipes as the creatures set the table for a feast. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-7-As much a "look book" as a cookbook, Redwall gathers recipes for food eaten in the popular series. Endearingly monikered dishes such as "Hare's Pawspring Vegetable Soup" and "Rosey's Jolly Raspberry Jelly Rock Cakes" are included, along with "Mole's Favourite Deeper 'n' Ever Turnip 'n' Tater 'n' Beetroot Pie." Grouped by season, the dishes are wonderfully evocative of the charm that underlies all of Redwall, and titles like "Stones inna Swamp" and "Savoury Squirrel Bakes" have humor. Jacques ties the recipes of each section together with a sweetly told tale of preparations for a seasonal feast, heartily populated with the favorite characters complete with their individual antics and turns of phrase. While the recipes are generally far from simple and often heavy on butter and cream (although almost completely vegetarian), the real appeal of this book lies in its gorgeously rendered and finely detailed illustrations done in acrylic paint and charcoal. Written for an older audience than Jacques's The Great Redwall Feast (Philomel, 1996), this gastronomical visit to the Abbey will be enjoyed by "Redwall" devotees.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399237911
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/22/2005
  • Series: Redwall Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 79,173
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Jacques
Following in the grand tradition of Watership Down, Brian Jacques’ bestselling Redwall books star animals in medieval England who must protect their home against evil. Equal parts enchanting fantasy and morality tale, these adventure-filled books have captivated readers worldwide.

Biography

The drawings that open the chapters in a Redwall book may look sweet, but Brian Jacques' fantasies are not for the faint of heart. Adventure, peril, betrayal, and downright slaughter abound in these hefty novels about the creatures -- mice, hares, moles, badgers, and sparrows -- who inhabit Redwall Abbey in medieval England.

Brian Jacques has had a life nearly as exciting as that of some of his characters: After dropping out of school in his native Liverpool at the age of 15, he traveled the world as a merchant seaman, visiting ports from America to Asia. Upon returning to England, he held a wide variety of jobs, from railway fireman to boxer among them. In the 1960s, he and his two brothers formed the Liverpool Fishermen, a folksinging group. Jacques also tried his hand as a playwright, producing several stage plays -- Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies, Scouse – about native Liverpudlians.

The Redwall stories, which were to earn him legions of fans, were born out of his time as a volunteer storyteller at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool. Jacques maintains that his detailed writing style was developed here; he was forced to be as descriptive as possible, so his audience would be able to experience his stories as if they could see. He created the first Redwall story as a gift to the children of the school, but never intended to publish it commercially. Fortunately for his many fans on both sides of the Atlantic, a friend sent his first manuscript to a publisher, and the rousing series took off in England in 1986 and in the U.S. the following year with Redwall.

Jacques takes issue with the notion that his books are "fantasy" fiction, a description that he says "smacks of swords and sorcery and dungeons and dragons. . . . I like to think of my books as old-fashioned adventures that happened ‘Once upon a time, long ago and far away.'"

The novels appeal generally to an audience of nine- to fifteen-year-olds, but have admirers both younger and older. The tales pivot on the conflict between good and evil; good invariably triumphs. Indeed, morality issues are always clear in Jacques' books: cruelty, greed, and avarice are eradicated in all forms; bravery, loyalty, and resourcefulness reap rewards aplenty. When it comes to characters, though, Jacques is less simplistic: Martin the Warrior, who through his courage and cunning rose to become the noblest hero in the land, is given to impetuousness, and the miscreant Cluny has both good and bad sides, a la Long John Silver.

For female readers, the Redwall books can be extra satisfying. His female creatures are as adventurous as the males: they don't faint into their male counterparts' arms, but explore, swashbuckle, and rescue on their own. In Mariel of Redwall (1991), the courageous girl mousechild Mariel, thrown overboard by the Gabool, leader of the evil pirate Searats, exacts her own brand of revenge.

Jacques' usually swift pace sometimes comes to a slogging halt with extraordinarily detailed descriptions of the legendary Redwall feasts, right down to the last acorn and drop of buttercup and honey cordial. But the author is redeemed by his delicate interweaving of subplots, his memorable menagerie, his rollicking sense of adventure, and his ability to transport the reader into an entirely different world, a world that, as one critic for The New York Times put it, "is both an incredible and ingratiating place, one to which readers will doubtless cheerfully return."

Good To Know

Brian Jacques wrote his books in longhand or on a manual typewriter, or, if the weather permits, outdoors.

Despite his success as an author, Jacques continued to broadcast the weekly radio show, Jakestown, that he hosted before he wrote the Redwall books.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      June 15, 1939
    2. Place of Birth:
      Liverpool, England
    1. Date of Death:
      February 5, 2011
    2. Place of Death:
      Liverpool, England
    1. Education:
      St. John’s School, Liverpool, England
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  • Posted April 2, 2009

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    I CAN ALMOST TASTE IT NOW....

    WHAT A DELIGHTFUL BOOK FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES..CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FIRST SPRING DAY TO SIT IN THE ORCHARD AND ENJOY A CUP OF HOT MINT TEA AND SPICED GATEHOUSE TEA BREAD.ALL REDWALLERS ARE WELCOME.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

    Yum!

    One of my favorites is the October Ale! It is completely original for those whom have always wondered what a Friar's food tastes like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2006

    Awesome!

    Great recipes! Some hard-to-find ingredeints but okay pretty much!

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    Lovely book

    Great Illustrations and good simple recipes, for children and grownups!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2009

    OOOhhh i can already taste my shrimp'n'hotroot soup and ..............

    I CANT WAIT FOR THE BOOK TO COME, SOMETIMES I FIND MY MOUTH WATERING WHILE READING REDWALL BOOKS, BUT NOW, I CAN EAT IT FOR REAL!!!!!! REDWALL FOREVER!!!! EULALIAAAAAAA!!! BLOOD'N'VINEGAR!!






    - From the extracts of
    Anonymous, Redwall Recorder

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