Our guest on episode 56 is Kate Young, who’s the author of The Little Library Cookbook and The Little Library Year, which are collections of recipes inspired by books. Kate Young is Australian but has lived in the UK for ten years, so I think we can claim her as one of our own. We talked about her journey writing about books and food, the process of creating recipes, Australian authors who deserve to be better known elsewhere, and more.

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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

The Little Library Cookbook: 100 Recipes from Your Favorite Books, by Kate Young

The Little Library Year: Seasonal Cooking and Reading, by Kate Young

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Song for Summer, by Eva Ibbotson

Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie

Possum Magic, by Mem Fox

Looking for Alibrandi, by Melina Marchetta

Saving Francesca, by Melina Marchetta

Cloudstreet, by Tim Winton

The Secret River, by Kate Grenville

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, by Italo Calvino

Bowie’s Books, Bowie’s Bookshelf, by John O’Connell

That Reminds Me, by David Owusu

She Speaks: The Power of Women’s Voices, by Yvette Cooper

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe


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