Recipes for Romancing my Heroes

Recipes for Romancing my Heroes

by Marsha Canham

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One of the more popular tropes in a romance novel is the inclusion of at least one hearty, detailed meal set out for the characters. This is, in part, to show they need to eat in order to continue swashing and buckling, and in part to show we authors have done our due diligence as to what people ate in that particular time period. I am no less guilty of having my characters dine on such exotics as stuffed swans, syllabubs, wild boar in mustard sauce. I have written novels set in Medieval England where tomatoes were considered poisonous and turnips were king. I've also researched foodstuffs eaten in 18th century Scotland, in the Spanish Main of the 17th century, as well as in the Old West. Being the curious sort, I wondered what the characters in my books would make of today's cuisine. I suspect some might balk at spaghetti, since it is made with tomato sauce. Others would not know what to make of potato salad or mac and cheese, or for that matter, pasta itself.
So I sat down and tried to think of what I would serve my handsome, lusty heroes if they came to dinner. I've included a brief excerpt from each book that serves to describe my featured guests and tried to match them up to some of my favorite recipes. As for the recipes themselves, they are ones I make quite frequently for family or friends. Some have even been closely guarded secrets that have not been shared despite all manner of begging and bribes.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155301097
Publisher: Marsha Canham
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 286 KB

About the Author

Author of 16 Historical Romances and one contemp, my first book, China Rose, was published in 1984. Since then my historical romances have consistently appear on the USA Today list. I have been honored to be the recipient of multiple awards from Romantic Times, including 2 Lifetime Achievement awards, Storyteller of the Year, Medieval of the Year, Swashbuckler of the Year, as well as having been awarded one of a very few five star reviews handed out by Kathe Robin for The Blood of Roses. The Iron Rose was also named as one of the seven best Fiction books of the year by Publishers Weekly.

A print author since the early 80's, it has been truly wonderful to be able to reissue my early books in digital format. Some, like China Rose, Bound by the Heart, and The Wind and the Sea, have not been available to readers for twenty five years. It was The Wind and the Sea, in fact, that inspired Romantic Times to create the category "Swashbuckler of the Year" and it won the very first award.

I write the type of books that I love to read...full of action, drama, intrigue, and of course...romance. I am inspired by the old swashbuckling movies I grew up watching staring the likes of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Randolph Scott, Tyrone Power...bigger than life heroes matched with equally gutsy heroines. I write, in fact, as if there is a movie playing out in my mind and my hope is that readers enjoy what they *see* as much as I do.

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