On Mid-Week Mixers we've been sharing recipes almost from the very beginning. An author sharing recipes apparently is nothing new. I saw a blog article about Tolstoy's Macaroni and Cheese recipe on BookRiot which then led to a whole blog that explores author's and their favorite recipes at Paper and Salt which then led to Leo Tolstoy's Family Recipe Book on Amazon for only $.99!
Macaroni and Cheese – Mid-Week Mixers
So here is the recipe for Macaroni and Cheese from Leo Tolstoy's family:
Bring water to a boil, add salt, then add macaroni and leave boiling on light fire until half tender; drain water through a colander, add butter and start putting macaroni back into the pot in layers – layer of macaroni, some grated Parmesan and some vegetable sauce, macaroni again and so on until you run out of macaroni. Put the pot on the edge of the stove, cover with a lid and let it rest in light fire until the macaroni are soft and tender. Shake the pot occasionally to prevent them from burning.
At BookRiot you can also find Emily Dickinson's recipe for Coconut Cake, Allen Ginsberg's Summer Borscht, Beatrix Potter's recipe for Gingerbread, and Ernest Hemingway's Wild West Hamburger.
Look up your favorite author's recipe (mine are right here on Mid-Week Mixer via Naomi at The Pub and Grub Forum) and share in the comments!