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’The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook’ Begets ’The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit’

Wednesday Jun 29, 2011

While many of us might wish we could fix broken glasses or open a locked door with the swish and flick of a wand, we're stuck living each and every day as a non-magical Muggle. What most of us wouldn't do to eat a real jumping chocolate frog or taste a spoonful of one of Mrs. Weasley's famous feasts!

The international phenomenon known as Harry Potter has taken over the world, impacting everything from the literary world and movie industry to amusements parks...and now our kitchens.

Food has always played an important role in the Harry Potter series, and now we have the chance to bring the magic into the kitchen with the rerelease of the New York Times bestselling cookbook The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook and the introduction of The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit.

Written by mother-of-four diehard Harry Potter fan and cook Dinah Bucholz, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook offers more than 150 magical recipes inspired by the real-life British and other dishes and treats mentioned throughout the Harry Potter series.

Ranging from simple recipes for children to more complex meals for adults, the recipes are fit for Potter fans of all ages. Paired with The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit, set to hit stores in July 2011, every Potter fan will be fully prepared to celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter film to its fullest in July.

Throughout The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, readers will find descriptions of scenes from the series in which the dishes were introduced as well as snippets of history about British cuisine accompanying detailed recipes for delicious dishes such as:

Hagrid's Rock Cakes
Treacle Fudge
Pumpkin Pasties
Mrs. Weasley's Homemade Toffee
Harry's Favorite Dessert: Treacle Tart
Christmas Cake
Honeydukes Treats

"I raise my foaming mug of salute to Dinah, who serves up more than 150 recipes that will satisfy the appetites of hungry Muggles everywhere." -George Beahm, author of Muggles and Magic

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook and The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit combine elements of potions with transfiguration and a bit of herbology and divination to create a feast fit for Hogwart's Great Hall and your dinner table.

Dinah Bucholz has always had a love for cooking and baking. Born to a large family in the New York City suburb of Monsey, Dinah's mother always encouraged her to be independent in the kitchen. From an early age, she was baking cakes and cookies for her family and friends.

Working as an English teacher and editor into her adult years, it wasn't until she became a full-time mom that her culinary skills really began to develop. Studying cooking on her own for years, it wasn't long before she was making fine desserts and cooking delicious food -- a passion second only to eating it.

Today, Dinah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, and to the sorrow of her four children, no pets. She spends her time cooking, writing, and wearing a professional-looking white chef's apron when she remembers to put it on.

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook can be purchased from , Amazon , and all major booksellers.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit will be available for purchase in July 2011.


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