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BVC Announces BVC Eats: Recipes from the Authors of Book View Cafe edited by Marissa Doyle and Shannon Page

BVC Eats edited by Marissa Doyle and Shannon PageBVC Eats: Recipes from the Authors of Book View Cafe
edited by Marissa Doyle and Shannon Page

Cooking is as creative a process as writing, as the authors of Book View Café demonstrate in this first ever BVC cookbook.

Featuring over 150 recipes, from drinks and appetizers to salads and main courses to desserts, each introduced by its author, this compilation is good reading as well as good eating.


Marissa Doyle intended to be an archaeologist but somehow got distracted, so instead she excavates tales of magic and history from the matrix of her imagination. Or something like that. She lives in MA with her family, her research library, and a bossy pet rabbit. Visit her online at

Shannon Page is a Pacific Northwest editor. When she’s not editing, she can be found reading, writing, cooking, gardening, doing yoga, drinking wine—or some combination of those pastimes. She has no tattoos. Visit her at

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Brenda W. Clough: “…frequent testing makes the cook cheerful.”

Spiced Nuts or Chickpeas
Chinese Sticky Rice Stuffing
Classic Eggnog
Smoking Bishop
Marji’s Cranberry Bread
White Cut Chicken
Chinese Vegetable Stir Fry
Mushroom Chinese Style
Skillet Corn

Sara Stamey: “(no dogs were harmed in this recipe)”

Grandpa Fritz’s Dandelion Wine (for fans of Ray Bradbury’s story collection)
Baked Rabbit
“Papas y Perros” Potato Salad (no dogs were harmed in this recipe)
Corn Soup with Prawns

Marie Brennan: “…delightful if arterially hazardous results…”

Lorem Ipsum Salad
The Transitive Property of Marjoram
Yoon Stew
Garbled Pasta
The Four Cs
Winter Soup

Christina Delay: “Consider yourself a goddess…”

Muse Island Fantasy Cocktails: Pink Sands Margarita
Blue Genie
Gorgeous Goddess
Metztli Mimosa
Poseidon’s Poison

Rachel Neumeier: “If you have more people and fewer spaniels, just double the recipe.”

Best Cake Doughnuts
Custard-Filled Cornbread
Nutella Spiral Cookies
Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives
Confit Chicken and Andouille with White Beans
Best Corn Fritters
Spinach Kachapuri
Broiled Swordfish Kababs
Cheesecake-filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Paul S. Piper: “And no, I didn’t get to buy the BMW.”

Wells Grey Rainbow Trout
Texas Chili
Comfort Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
Simple Morning Breakfast
Argumentative Salad

Kristine Smith: “Anything short of charred and smoking is good.”

Salmon Loaf
Baked Apple Oatmeal
Curried Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup
The Cheese Crisps That Almost Started a War
Cheese Crisps

Julianne Lee: “Don’t skimp. Just don’t.”

Mushroom Cream Sauce for Pasta
Quick and Dirty Cajun Shepherd’s Pie
Baked Rice Pudding
Cornbread Muffins
Granny Hensley’s Salmon Croquettes
Enchiladas Espinacha (Spinach Enchiladas)
Orange Cake Mix Cake
Fresh Herb Chicken Salad
Five Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Corned Beef and Cabbage

Marissa Doyle: “…I’m not convinced that currants are really edible.”

Summer No-Bake Casserole
Smoked Salmon Dip
Apple Sour Cream Slaw
Leek, Spinach, and Ham Soup
Baked Chicken Alfredo
Berbere Hummus
Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Pico de Gallo
Margarita Mud Pie
Sour Cream and Dill Potato Salad
Rout Cakes
Watermelon and Goat Cheese Squares

Irene Radford: “…4 moderate servings, or 1 teenager.”

Dragon Fire Curry
Jim’s Mom’s Meat Pie
Nana’s Plum Pudding
Hard Sauce to Serve on the Side
Lemon Sauce to top Plum Pudding
White Fruit Cake

Sylvia Kelso: “As with any jam, the tricky part is knowing when to stop.”

All Purpose “Healthy” Marinade
Low Calorie Lemon-Lemonade Drink
Microwave Marmalade/Jam
Microwave Lemon Curd
Microwave Pea and Ham Soup

Shannon Page: “…try not to eat it all while you’re getting it onto the platter…”

Perfect Pork Tenderloin
Oven-Roasted Chicken
Zucchini-Feta Frittata
French Toast Casserole

Chris Dolley: “…(poisonous chemicals tend to spoil the user experience)”

Chestnut and Potimarron Gnocchi
Chili Pickle
Chestnut Fritters

Katharine Kerr: “Add more wine…”

Apricot Braised Chicken

Steven Popkes: “Retrieve the paddles and hand them to said team of eight-year-old children.”

Egg Crisp
Hot Cocoa Delight
Mandarin Orange Ice Cream
Rye/Corn/Chestnut Substituted Bread

Alma Alexander: “There are recipes in this thing for EELS, but we won’t go there.”

Potato Soup
Rice Soup
Semolina Kneidlach
Cauliflower in Sour Cream
Savoy Cabbage
Beef in Sauce
Apples in “Dressing Gowns”
Viennese Pudding
Lemon Cake

Laura Gayle: “…as the Captain says, ‘lentils are thirsty bastards’.”

Prosciutto-Kale Dutch Baby
Captain Awkward’s Lentil-Kale-Italian Sausage Soup
Air-Fryer Kale
Bacon, Kale and Bean Soup

Jennifer Stevenson: “…every sifter I ever owned was a bloodthirsty machine that bit me…”

Welsh Cakes à la Vénusienne
Whiskey-Cherry Brownies: the first one’s free
Thai-Style Seafood Chowder
La Bruja Te Prende Fuego
Pig Roast
DIY Pig Roaster
Comfort Food from the American South: Dirty Rice
Boozy Chocolate Trifle
Beef Stew with Guajillo Peppers
Way Overdone Golden Paste for Golden Tea
Black-Eyed Peas and Ham Hocks
Intense Fresh Mushroom Soup

Sherwood Smith: “You can’t even pretend this is healthful…”

Chicken “Lobster”
The Total Cheat Southwestern Casserole
Vegetarian Lentil Casserole
The Ugly Cake

Jill Zeller: “…Bloody Marys should always be shared with friends.”

Oatmeal Cookies Everybody Must Eat
Ricotta and Cress Salad Dressing
Maria Sangre Mescal
Reggie’s Zucchini Sauté

Gregory Frost: “There is, however, hope for the desperate Bond enthusiast…”

Portobello Cheesesteaks (6 sandwiches)
Snapper Patrick
The Vesper Martini
Chalupa—a Mexican Meat and Bean Dish

Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff: “This set of recipes conspire together…”

Sweet Chicken Curry
Garam Masala
Savoy-ish Scones
Japanese Curry Soup
Awase Dashi
Japanese Curry Powder
The Soup to Combine Them All

Katharine Eliska Kimbriel: “Have fun with beans!”

Dill Vegetable Dip
Kat’s Kale Spread
Butternut Squash Apple Soup
January Hill Country Sweet White Root Soup
Mexican Wedding Cakes
To Soak, or Not to Soak? And More Things You Might Not Know about Beans
Kat Kimbriel’s Bison Chili
Kat Kimbriel’s Chili Powder
Simple Soup (Winter & Summer Ideas)
Basic Winter Soup

Chaz Brenchley: “It took longer than anyone had hoped, to establish mushrooms on Mars.”

Chana Masala
Chana masala spice mix
Chicken and Mushroom Risotto
Chicken B’stilla
*Ras el Hanout
Fennel and Mushroom Curry
Garlic Roast Potatoes
Mrs Bailey’s Passion for Persimmons
Pear and Persimmon Chutney
Persimmon Walnut Pudding
Marsport Peculiar (aka Pea-and-Ham Soup)
Sesame-Seed Buns
Christmas Pudding

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