THE TROLL COOKBOOK
A TASTE OF SOMETHING DIFFERENT: SIMPLE FOODS ANY TROLL CAN MAKE
BY KARIMA CAMMELL AND CLINT MARSH
Don’t Feed the Trolls—Let the Trolls Feed You!
Food dominates today’s popular culture, and often with a heavy hand. A quick spin through the television listings reveals a veritable army of celebrity chefs who, when not barking top-down instruction to home cooks, duke it out in fierce competition with each other. But when the confectioner’s sugar settles, all the glamor and bombast can leave us hungry for real substance. Blowhard chefs may tempt our taste buds, but they rarely find a way to our hearts.
The Troll Cookbook is here to turn the tables, using the wisdom of another breed of larger-than-life cook. Trolls are folkloric creatures found in many lands, and in these pages they offer us enchanting and personal ways to savor good food every day. Far from mere fantasy, the world of the trolls is really just a few steps from our own. It’s a place where ancient nourishing practices live on, and where time-honored simplicity makes cooking understandable, delicious, and fun.
Created by the imaginative, award-winning duo of Karima Cammell and Clint Marsh, The Troll Cookbook sets you on the cyclical path of the culinary year. You’ll learn creative ways to prepare and share meals using simple, seasonal foods and classic techniques. Food lore breaks down basic ingredients such as grains, beans, root vegetables, and eggs, and shows how to turn them into mouthwatering meals using more than 180 rapturous recipes and techniques. Whimsical paintings pepper the pages, showing trolls delighting in the food they’ve made.
Stirring together hearty helpings of myth with hands-on methods you can try in a bare-bones kitchen, The Troll Cookbook is here to put the heart and soul back into cooking. Following troll cooking traditions you’ll learn how to:
- start making your own yogurt
- capture airborne yeast to create sourdough bread
- make mock capers from nasturtium flowers
- throw a stone-soup party and turn “nothing” into something delicious
- preserve seasonal foods for enjoying later
- and much, much more.
★ First-Place Winner (Nonfiction), IndieReader Discovery Awards
★ First-Place Winner (Crafts/Hobbies/How-To), Reader Views Literary Awards
★ Winner of the Bronze Medal for General Cookbook, Living Now Book Awards
★ Finalist (Nonfiction), Rubery Book Award
★ Finalist (General Cookbook), International Book Awards
★ Finalist (General Cookbook), National Indie Excellence Awards
★ Finalist (How-To/Home & Garden), Next Generation Indie Book Awards
"Unique and well researched — a real treasure." — IndieReader
"The Troll Cookbook is my favorite book this year, one I will keep, cherish, and revisit on many different occasions."
— Susan Violante, Reader Views
"Absorbing.... Suggests the cook fire of the kitchen is the link that connects trolls and humans."
— Judge, Benjamin Franklin Awards
ISBN 13 9780978896676