I was provided with a complimentary copy of “The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids.” Thanks to Ulysses Press for sponsoring this giveaway contest.
As summer transitions to fall, I plan on cooking more homecooked meals. I guess you could say that I am a reluctant home cook, because sometimes I find recipes complicated and during the summer, I like making easy, no-fuss meals.
Enter the “The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids: 50 Magically Simple, Spellbinding Recipes for Young Witches and Wizards.” This cookbook is great for people like me who like simple recipes AND it’s an activity that you can do with your kids!
I must admit that for a Harry Potter fan such as my daughter, she was more than willing to cook a dish from this cookbook.
My teen cooked the Groundskeeper’s Mystery Casserole. Want a copy of the recipe? Click here to download it now and print it out to make for your next meal!
As I perused the cookbook looking at the different recipes, it got me thinking about the author, Alana Al-Hatlani, a baker by morning and food writer by night. What inspired her to write this book? Here’s what I discovered in a recent interview.
What inspired you to write a cookbook with this theme?
Alana Al-Hatlani: I was inspired to write this book because when I was a kid I loved being in the kitchen with my family recreating recipes I had seen on TV or from children’s cookbooks. I thought that through the lens of Harry Potter these recipes could help get kids in the kitchen where they could both have fun and learn some cooking basics.
Are you a Harry Potter fan?
Alana Al-Hatlani: I am a fan! I grew up reading the Harry Potter books as a kid, racing to finish each new book as soon as they came out. Hermione has always been my favorite character.
How did you choose your recipes?
Alana Al-Hatlani: The recipes are inspired by foods both specifically mentioned in the book like rock cakes and chocolate frogs, as well as by classic British dishes that the characters would likely be eating like sticky toffee pudding or bubble and squeak.
I understand that you are a food writer, as well as a baker. What do you enjoy more, baking or writing?
Alana Al-Hatlani: It’s a close tie, but baking beats out writing by a hair. Probably because the end result of baking is delicious.
“The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids” can be found wherever books are sold. If you’d like more information, check out the publisher’s website here: https://ulyssespress.com/books/the-unofficial-hogwarts-cookbook-for-kids/
How would you like to win a copy of this cookbook?
One Real Mom of SFV reader will win “The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids.” Please enter below for a chance to win.
**Winner will be chosen on September 15, 2021.**
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So tell me, if you win this book, who will you give it to and/or cook with?
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary book which helped facilitate this review. All images are my own unless otherwise noted. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.