So This Exists: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

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Like most of us Yanks who love the British television series Downton Abbey, (OMG, the Dowager Countess of Grantham did NOT just say that!) we have to wait until January for Season Three to get our Crawley-on.

Bloody hell.

Thankfully, while we're waiting, we can at least eat like those in the estate (upstairs and downstairs) courtesy of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook. Featuring over 150 recipes in twelve chapters from elegant dinner courses, to tea time snacks, to sustenance for the staff, this cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines (also the author of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook) should have us cooking like Mrs. Patmore in no time.

Here's a peek at some of the dishes (note: some of them sound a bit naughty) plus the trailer for Season Three.

All of the recipes focus on foods that would have been popular for the era. The fancy stuff is in the front with dishes like Lady Mary's Crab Canapés, filet mignon with foie gras and truffle sauce, and the Dowager Countess's Dark Chocolate Truffles (oh my!). Then there's a chapter devoted to tea time featuring recipes for classic cucumber sandwiches, sweet brown sugar shortbread, and Mrs. Patmore's Crumpets.

Part two of the cookbook centers on recipes for the Downton staff. Here, you'll find Working-Class Porridge, Thomas's Salted Cod Cakes, and Mr. Bates's Chicken and Mushroom Pie.

Is there a Downton Abbey dinner party in your future? Just remember, upstairs or downstairs at the Crawley estate, you are what you eat.


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WaspyRedhead
WaspyRedhead

@mikeboard1200 LOVE this! Very excited for season 3, might have to throw a premier party. Thanks for the tip!

MikeBoard1200
MikeBoard1200

@WaspyRedhead I expect an invitation, or at lease a press release saying how to buy items @HEB to throw my own downton abby party.

WaspyRedhead
WaspyRedhead

@mikeboard1200 Key members of the media will be informed, naturally.

beermonkey
beermonkey

@MikeBoard1200 @WaspyRedhead can you send a photographer to take shots at my party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

MikeBoard1200
MikeBoard1200

@beermonkey I enjoy your sarcastic personality as much as your brew.

beermonkey
beermonkey

@MikeBoard1200 also have 4 non-sours available in bottles now. Witicus, Outlaw McCaw, Velocihoptor, 3Tail. How do I appease you!?!?!?

beermonkey
beermonkey

@MikeBoard1200 Allergic to nuts? Must make your job extremely difficult. BOOM RIMSHOT!

MikeBoard1200
MikeBoard1200

@beermonkey nope. I'm allergic to nuts. I appreciate the effort, tho.

MikeBoard1200
MikeBoard1200

@beermonkey then you shall receive 1/5th of my beer budget.

WaspyRedhead
WaspyRedhead

@beermonkey I would come take pictures for you to send out with a presser as event follow up - but I RSVP'd to @pinojo's Instameet on Sat.

beermonkey
beermonkey

@MikeBoard1200 well you know about it, so you were obviously invited! That's just logic man! @WaspyRedhead

MikeBoard1200
MikeBoard1200

@beermonkey @WaspyRedhead I have not received an invitation to your bottle party, so no, I will not be sending a photog.

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