Five go Feasting
Famously good recipes inspired by the Famous Five stories
By Josh Sutton
A jolly good present for grown-up fans of The Famous Five, this cookbook brings their classic adventures back to life - filled with 80 recipes inspired by the books, faithful line drawings and quotes from the stories.
The Famous Five were a clever lot: every island adventure and countryside romp began with a hearty breakfast, was interspersed with rollicking good picnics and ended with supper at Aunt Fanny's - all washed down with lashings of ginger beer. Now you can revisit Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy's favourite food and drink with these 80 recipes faithful to the books, accompanied by familiar illustrations and quotes from the stories.
- Chapter One: A Jolly Good Breakfast - e.g. fried bread and sausage sandwiches
- Chapter Two: Perfect Picnics - e.g. sausage rolls, scotch eggs, jammy buns and drop scones
- Chapter Three: Scrumptious Suppers - e.g. meat pie, chicken stew, milk pudding and marmalade apple pie
- Chapter Four: Cracking Cakes and Tasty Treats - e.g. sticky gingerbread and mint humbugs
- Chapter Five: Lashings of Delicious Drinks - e.g. orangeade and ginger beer
Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author.
She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy.
Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.
Visit enidblyton.co.uk to discover more.
Josh Sutton is a freelance writer and illustrator with a focus on food and travel. He is a member of The Guild of Food Writers. Josh writes and illustrates a regular column in Camping Magazine and STIR to action magazine. His words and pictures have appeared in The Guardian, The Yorkshire Post, Coast Magazine, Country Walking, and Scotland Outdoors. He is also a Famous Five aficionado and has previously been interviewed on the One show regarding his Guardian article 'Why the Famous Five had the perfect austerity diet'.
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01 Nov 2018
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