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The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook is a 1985 book written by L. M. Montgomery's granddaughter Kate Macdonald.




Inspired by the most famous of all Canadian children's books, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, this cookbook combines easy step-to-step recipes with charming watercolours of Anne and her friends and quotations from three of the ever-popular Anne books. Never before have good things to eat and drink been so successfully derived from cooking episodes in children's literature. From 'Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches' to 'Anne's Liniment Cake' and 'Diana Barry's Favourite Raspberry Cordial', these delicious treats will be fun to make—and they'll be sure to turn out well because they were kitchen-tested by a twelve-year-old who had perfect results!


  • Introduction (page 4)
    • "There, there, never mind your kissing nonsense. I'd sooner see you doing strictly as you're told. As for cooking, I mean to begin giving you lessons in that some of these days. But you're so feather-brained, Anne, I've been waiting to see if you'd sober down a little and learn to be steady before I begin. You've got to keep your wits about you in cooking and not stop in the middle of things to let your thoughts rove all over creation."Anne of Green Gables (Chapter 13: The Delights of Anticipation)
  • Cooking Tips (page 6)
  • Cooking Terms (page 7)
  • Cowcumber Boats (page 9)
    • "You must be real tired and hungry. I'll do the best for you in the way of tea but I warn you not to expect anything but bread and butter and some cowcumbers."Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 28: An Adventure on the Tory Road)
  • Splendid Lettuce Salad (page 10)
    • "'Oh, Anne, mayn't I help you cook the dinner?' implored Diana. 'You know I can make splendid lettuce salad.'"Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 16: The Substance of Things Hoped For)
  • Thousand Island Dressing (page 11)
  • Thick and Creamy Vegetable Soup (page 12)
    • "One o'clock came ... but no Priscilla or Mrs Morgan. Anne was in an agony. Everything was done to a turn and the soup was just what soup should be, but couldn't be depended on the remain so for any length of time."Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 17: A Chapter of Accidents)
  • Saucy Chicken (page 15)
    • "Then the girls tripped out to the kitchen, which was filled with appetizing odors emanating from the oven, where the chickens we already sizzling splendidly."Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 17: A Chapter of Accidents)
  • Diana Barry's Favourite Raspberry Cordial (page 16)
  • Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches (page 18)
    • "The girls sat down by the roots and did full justice to Anne's dainties, even the unpoetical sandwiches being greatly appreciated by hearty, unspoiled appetites sharpened by all the fresh air and exercise they had enjoyed."Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 13: A Golden Picnic)
  • Old-Fashioned Lemonade (page 19)
    • "Anne had brought glasses and lemonade for her guests, but for her own part drank cold brook water from a cup fashioned out of birch bark ... Anne thought it more appropriate to the occasion than lemonade."Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 13: A Golden Picnic)
  • Afternoon Ruby Tea Biscuits (page 22)
  • Miss Ellen's Pound Cake (page 24)
    • "'I wish I could get Miss Ellen's recipe for pound cake,' sighed Aunt Chatty. 'She's promised it to me time and again but it never comes. It's an old English family recipe. They're so exclusive about their recipes.'"Anne of Windy Poplars (The First Year: Chapter 2)
  • Coconut Macaroons (page 25)
    • "No, thank you, Kate, I won't have any more tea ... well, maybe a macaroon. They don't lie heavy on the stomach, but I'm afraid I've et far too much."' —Anne of Windy Poplars (The Second Year: Chapter 8)
  • Maritime Gingersnaps (page 26)
  • Tantalizing Raspberry Tarts (page 28)
    • "The little girls of Avonlea always pooled their lunches, and to eat three raspberry tarts all alone or even to share them with only one's best chum would have forever and ever branded as 'awful mean' the girl who did it. And yet, when the tarts were divided among ten girls you just got enough to tantalize you."Anne of Green Gables (Chapter 15: A Tempest in the School Teapot)
  • Orange Angel Cake (page 30)
    • "Rebecca Dew has been making all my favorite dishes for a week now ... she even devoted ten eggs to angel-cake twice ... and using the 'company china'."Anne of Windy Poplars (The Third Year: Chapter 14)
  • Orange Glaze (page 31)
  • Mrs Irving's Delicious Shortbread (page 32)
    • "'Of course I'll stay to tea,' said Anne gaily. 'I was dying to be asked. My mouth has been watering for some more of your grandma's delicious shortbread ever since I had tea here before.'"Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 19: Just a Happy Day)
  • Light and Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream (page 34)
  • Chocolate Caramels (page 36)
  • Anne's Liniment Cake (page 38)
    • "Mercy on us, Anne, you've flavoured that cake with anodyne liniment. I broke the liniment bottle last week and poured what was left into an old empty vanilla bottle. I suppose it's partly my fault—I should have warned you—but for pity's sake, why couldn't you have smelled it?"Anne of Green Gables (Chapter 21: A New Departure in Flavourings)
  • Creamy Butter Frosting (page 39)
  • Chocolate Goblin's Food Cake (page 40)
  • Chocolate Fudge Frosting (page 42)
  • Creamy Butterscotch Pudding (page 43)
    • "I wish people could live on pudding. Why can't they, Marilla? I want to know."Anne of Avonlea (Chapter 27: An Afternoon at the Stone House)
  • Marilla's Plum Pudding (page 46)
    • "Everything went right until I saw Marilla coming with the plum pudding in one hand and the pitcher of pudding sauce, warmed up, in the other. Diana, that was a terrible moment. I remembered everything and I just stood up in my place and shrieked out, 'Marilla, you mustn't use that pudding sauce. There was a mouse drowned in it. I forgot to tell you before.' Oh, Diana, I shall never forget that awful moment if I live to be a hundred."Anne of Green Gables (Chapter 16: Diana is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results)
  • Caramel Pudding Sauce (page 48)


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Behind the scenes[]

  • The author, Kate Macdonald (later Kate Macdonald Butler), is L. M. Montgomery's granddaughter.

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