Eat This While You Read That!


Eat This While you Read That! was born of my passions for reading, cooking, and photography. I’ve been reading at the table since I was big enough to hold a book in one hand and a fork in the other. I’ve been cooking since I was a tiny blonde-headed girl, nut-brown from the sun, and standing on a milkcrate to reach the counters. I vividly recall the first full meal I made my family, when I was nine. And the German Chocolate Cake from scratch. Add to that my Dad putting a camera in my hand at the age of six, and it’s only natural I’d want to combine all those pleasures.

I also wanted to do something for my friends and mentors to thank them for the books I’ve read and loved over the years. This whole thing started out on a whim, but I’m hoping I can keep it going for a long time. I’ve read a lot of books! If you’d like to nominate an author, feel free to reach out to me. No promises, because I have to come up with a dish from them, which might not be easy.

All I ask from the authors is the name of a dish they enjoy eating, and the title of the book they want me to promote. Many authors offer me a full recipe, which I appreciate, but I also know how busy they are, so I don’t ask for more than the name. The rest of it I take from there, and magic happens along the way.

  1. Schlock Mercenary (Howard Tayler) – Bacon-infused Churros

  2. Sarah Hoyt – Bolinhos de Bacalhau

  3. Marko Kloos – Crepes with Maple Bacon Onion Jam

  4. Peter Grant – Koeksusters

  5. Amanda S Green – Chicken and Dumplings

  6. Dave Freer – Sticky Date Pudding

  7. Charles Gannon – Guilt-Free Salad Dressing

  8. Brad Torgersen – Poor Boy Beef Soup

  9. Toni Weisskopf – Christmas Buckeyes

  10. David Burkhead – Chicken Paprikash

  11. Tom Kratman – Corvina al Ajillo

  12. Tom Knighton – Chicken Cordon Bleu

  13. Mark Alger – Apricot Danish (both low-carb and regular)

  14. John Ringo – Chkmeruli Paprikás (Georgian Garlic Paprika Chicken)

  15. Mackey Chandler – Fettucine Alfredo with Pinenuts

  16. Kate Paulk – Australian Grilled Lamb and Medjara Rice

  17. Stephen Simmons – Souvlaki

  18. William Lehman – Unka Lars’ Jagerschnitzel

  19. Sabrina Chase – Cornbread

  20. Chris Nuttall – Goulash

  21. Larry Correia – Cioppino

  22.  David Weber – Alfredo Sauce

  23. Michael Z Williamson – Chicken, Chicory, and Mushrooms

  24.  Michael Hooten – Shrimp Fra Diavolo

  25. James Young – Corn Pudding

  26. Rob Howell – Butter Pie

  27. Lloyd A Behm – Dolmades

  28. Dan Hoyt – Thai Chicken Satay

  29. Leo Champion – Cassoulet

  30. Tom Rogneby – Pork Roast and Applesauce Cake

  31. Jason Cordova – Chorizo con Pollo 

  32. Lars Walker – Hot Beef Sandwich

  33. Lou Antonelli – Lasagna

  34. Pam Uphoff – Chicken Korma

  35. Clair Kiernan – Meat Lover’s Pizza

  36. Ryk Spoor – Inner Beauty Sauce Deviled Eggs

  37. L Jagi Lamplighter – Lemon-Limeade

  38. JL Curtis – Garlic Prawn Soup 

  39. Jeff Duntemann – Filet Mignon with Menage a Trois wine

  40. Anita Young – Pepper Steak

  41. LB Johnson – Maple Bacon Whiskey Scones

  42. Kal Spriggs – Spaghetti with Beers

  43. George Phillies – Snickerdoodles

  44. Kris Keldaran – Huli Huli Chicken

  45. Lois McMaster Bujold – Bug Butter Chocolate Pie

  46. La Vaughn Vanderburg Kemnow – Moose Stew

  47. Marty Kelley – Chocolate Chip Cookies

  48. Julie Frost –Wif Burritos

  49. Stryder Dancewolffe – Apple Chicken

  50. Pat Patterson – Chili, Lace Cakes, and Dump Cake

  51. Jason Rennie – Editor’s Procrastination Chicken 

  52. Nathan Lowell – Creamy Fish Chowder

  53. Amie Gibbons – Apple Struesel Cupcakes

  54. Tedd Roberts – Chicken Enchilada Casserole 

  55. Kacey Ezell – Cinnamon Rolls

  56. David Allen Butler – Cockie-Leekie Soup

  57. Kevin J Anderson – Spaghetti Squash with Peanut Sauce

  58. Martin Shoemaker – Pen Petate

  59. Jodi Lynn Nye – Quistaminatos and Cardamom Sorbet

  60. Cal Primer – Yakisoba

  61. Chris Smith – Cedar-Planked Salmon

  62. Jim Baen – Pecan Sandies

  63. Mark Wandrey – Grilled Cheese with Tomato 

  64. Lee & Miller – Grilled Cheese with Apple Butter

  65. Amie Gibbons – Apple Champagne Cupcakes

  66. G Scott Huggins – Making Sausage

  67. LA Behm II – Lebanese Meatballs

  68. George Phillies – Greek Stew

  69. Margaret Ball – Baklava

  70. William Joseph Roberts – Chili Mac

  71. Misha Burnett and Louise Sorenson – Cuban Sandwiches and Sushi

  72. Alma Boykin – Southern (US) Paella

  73. Sam Schall – Smoked Chicken 

  74. Christopher Woods – Fish Tacos

  75. Jerry Boyd – Lazy Stroganoff

  76. Lawdog – Quick and Dirty Chili

  77. Joe Monson – Adventurer’s Stew 

  78. Brena Bock – Creamed Chipped Beef and Homemade Ice Cream 

  79. Amie Gibbon – Buttermilk Biscuits

  80. DJ Butler – Tandoori Chicken

  81. Bokerah Brumley – Gyros and Tabouli 

  82. D Wayne Harbison – Fried Catfish 

  83. Kelly Grayson – Sunday Dinner (Smothered Pork Chops and Pecan Pie)

  84.  Becky Jones – Chicken Curry 

  85. CV Walter – Pine Nut Baklava

  86. Dorothy Grant – Deviled Eggs

  87. MCA Hogarth – Kerinne

  88. Joelle Presby – Cameroonian Makala

Joelle Presby’s Cameroonian Makala
MCA Hogarth’s Kerinne, served in Cuban Coffee
Dorothy Grant’s Deviled Eggs
CV Walter’s Pine Nut Baklava
Becky Jones’ Chicken Curry
Kelly Grayson’s Smothered Pork Chops, Purple Hull Peas, Cornbread, and Mashed Potatoes
D Wayne Harbison’s Fried Catfish and Hush Puppies
Bokerah Brumley’s Gyros and Tabbouleh
DJ Butler’s Tandoori Chicken
Amie Gibbon’s Buttermilk Biscuits
Brena Bock’s  Lo-Carb Chocolate Ice Cream, and Vanilla Custard Ice Cream


Joe Monson’s Adventurer Stew


Lawdog’s Quick and Dirty Chili
Jerry Boyd’s Lazy Stroganoff
Christopher Wood’s Fish Tacos
Sam Schall’s Smoked Chicken
Alma Boykin’s Paella

William Joseph Robert’s Chili Mac
Margaret Ball’s Baklava
George Phillies’ Greek Lamb Stew
LA Behm’s Lebanese Meatballs
Scott Huggin’s Wurst idea was fantastic!
Apple wine cupcakes (5 of 7)
Amie Gibbons’ Apple Champagne Cupcakes
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's Grilled Cheese with Apple Butter
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s Grilled Cheese with Apple Butter
Mark Wandrey's Zombie Apocalypse Gourmet.
Mark Wandrey’s Zombie Apocalypse Gourmet.
Pecan Sandies-10
Jim Baen’s Pecan Sandies
Cedar Planked Salmon-9
Chris Smith’s Planked Salmon
Feast from the grill
Jody Lynn Nye’s Quistaminatos
Cal Primer's Yakisoba
Cal Primer’s Yakisoba
Martin Shoemaker's Pen Petate
Martin Shoemaker’s Pen Petate
Spaghetti Squash
Kevin J Anderson’s Spaghetti Squash with Peanut Sauce
Cockie Leekie-5
Daniel Allen Butler’s Cockie-Leekie Soup
Kacey Ezell's Cinnamon Buns
Kacey Ezell’s Cinnamon Buns
Tedd Roberts' Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Tedd Roberts’ Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Apple Struesel Cupcakes
Amie Gibbon’s Apple Struesel Cupcakes!
Nathan Lowell's Creamy Fish Chowder
Nathan Lowell’s Creamy Fish Chowder
Jason Rennie's Editor's Procrastination Chicken
Jason Rennie’s Editor’s Procrastination Chicken
Pat Patterson's Southern Comfort Food
Pat Patterson’s Southern Comfort Food
Stryder Dancewolffe's Apple Chicken
Stryder Dancewolffe’s Apple Chicken
Julie Frost's Wif Burritos
Julie Frost’s Wif Burritos
Marty Kelley's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Marty Kelley’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
La Vaughn Vanderberg Kemnow's Moose Stew
La Vaughn Vanderberg Kemnow’s Moose Stew
Bug butter Pie
Lois McMaster Bujold’s Bug Butter Chocolate Pie
Kris Keldaran's Huli Huli Chicken
Kris Keldaran’s Huli Huli Chicken
Kal Sprigg’s Spaghetti with Beer
George Phillies' Snickerdoodles
George Phillies’ Snickerdoodles
LB Johnson’s Maple Bacon Scones with Whiskey Glaze
Pepper steak
Anita Young’s Easy Pepper Steak
Jeff Duntemann's Filet Mignon with Menages A' Trois
Jeff Duntemann’s Filet Mignon with Menage A’ Trois
garlic prawn soup
JL Curtis’s Garlic Prawn Soup
Freshly made lemonade
L Jagi Lamplighter’s Lemon-Limeade
Hot sauce and eggs
Ryk Spoor’s Inner Beauty Sauce and Deviled Eggs.
Clair Kiernan's Pizza
Clair Kiernan’s Pizza
Chicken Korma-7
Pam Uphoff’s Chicken Korma
Lou Antonelli’s Lasagna
Chorizo con Pollo
Cordova’s Chicken and Chorizo with Spanish Rice
Leo Champion’s Cassoulet: Broth, beans, meat cooked into velvety doneness…
Applesauce Spice Cake
Tom Rogneby’s Applesauce Spice Cake
Chicken Satay
Dan Hoyt’s Peanut dipping sauce, chicken satay, and cucumber salad.
Lloyd Behm’s Fatoush, dolmades, and pita bread.
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Michael Hooten’s Shrimp Fra Diavolo
foraged meal
Michael Z Williamson’s Chicken, Chicory, and Mushrooms Foraged Meal
Alfredo sauce
David Weber’s alfredo sauce over pasta chosen by my son.
Larry Correia's Cioppino
Larry Correia’s Cioppino
Chris Nuttall’s Goulash
Fresh cornbread
Sabrina Chase’s cornbread
  • William Lehman's Jagerschnitzel
    William Lehman’s Jagerschnitzel over noodles.

    souvlaki meal
    Stephen Simmons’ Souvlaki
Lamb, rice, and onion
Kate Paulk’s Australian Grilled Lamb and Medjara Rice
Mackey Chandler's Alfredo with Pinenuts
Mackey Chandler’s Alfredo with Pinenuts
Chkmeruli Paprikash-12
John Ringo’s Chkmeruli Paprikash
low-carb Apricot Danish
Low-Carb Apricot Danish

cordon bleu-20


Tom Kratman’s Corvina al Ajillo


Candy and Books
Buckeyes and Baen Books.
sticky Date pudding
Dave Freer’s Sticky Date Pudding
Marko Kloos's Crepes with Maple Bacon Onion Jam
Marko Kloos’s Crepes with Maple Bacon Onion Jam
Howard Tayler's Bacon-infused Churros
Howard Tayler’s Bacon-infused Churros
Sarah Hoyt's Bolinhos de Bacalhau
Sarah Hoyt’s Bolinhos de Bacalhau
Pater Grant's Koeksusters
Pater Grant’s Koeksusters
chicken and dumplings
Amanda Green’s Chicken and Dumplings
beef stew recipe
Beef Stew ala Torgersen and Cheese Biscuits
Guilt-Free Salad Dressing ala Gannon

46 thoughts on “Eat This While You Read That!

  1. Great idea, Cedar! You did start cooking — real cooking — at an early age. And thanks to your mom for teaching you “from scratch.” I remember stopping at your house on Mothers Day when you were about eight. You and your younger sister had served your mother breakfast in bed in honor of the special day. You had prepared — from scratch — biscuits and gravy, and an egg, accompanied by fresh fruit, an appropriate drink, and garnished with a lovely bouquet of nicely arranged weeds (dandelions and such). The kitchen was decorated with flour her, there, and everywhere, accompanied by pots and pans, and measuring and mixing utensils here, there, and everywhere. Your dresses also were decorated with liberal coatings of flour. You both wore big smiles — and your proud grandma was glad she came on that day; and that your mother had taught you to cook from scratch. Happy Mothers Day, everybody!

    1. I don’t remember this, but it makes me happy! I remember the first full meal I cooked for the family – I was nine. Maybe eight. I know Mom cooked from scratch a lot, and so did you. I can remember making some really delicious things with you, like Mussel Chowder and Croissants from scratch.

  2. It was fun prying the mussels off the rocks, wasn’t it? If you don’t come up with enough recipes, I’d be glad to contribute.

  3. […] Hi, this is Cedar, and I’m moving my popular food series, Eat This While you Read That! to the Otherwhere Gazette. This series of posts featuring authors, their books, and a favorite recipe of their choice, was born from my love of cooking, reading, and taking pictures. Here’s how it works: I get in touch with an author, ask for a dish, then I make it, taking pictures as I go, and finally it’s featured along with links to the author’s work. It’s been a lot of fun so far, and if you want to find the beginning of the series you can look here. […]

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