Pasties and A Good Book

I’ve been wanting to tell you about this book for some time now but I felt that I needed to wait until I had the right recipe to go along with it. And voila: Traditional Cornish Pasties baked by a real life Englishman. (yes, that Englishman is my husband and no, he has never made a pasty before now) Pasties are a classic Cornish meal consisting of rutabaga, potato, onion, and beef inside of a flaky crust.


Pasties are appropriate because Cornwall just so happens to be the setting of this lovely book that I’ve been wanting to write about.

Sugar and Spice is the newest book by Angela Britnell who happens to be my wonderful mother-in-law. So, I’m not biased or anything but you should probably buy this book and read it ASAP!

Admittedly, I’m only about a quarter of the way through the book myself but I’m very much enjoying it. It’s about a young woman named Lily who is a Nashville chef and the star of a hit TV show. Lily travels to Cornwall in order to find celebrity guest chefs for her new TV show, Celebrity Chef Swap. Her driver while in England, recently returned from a military stint in Afghanistan, can’t keep his eyes off of her even though love is the absolute last thing that he is looking for. And unfortunately, Kenan couldn’t be more disinterested in food.

While I haven’t really gotten that far, the book follows Lily and Kenan as they travel through Cornwall visiting egotistical chefs and getting to know each other on a very personal level.


I love this book for many reasons. 1) It’s about a chef from Nashville and 2) It’s set in Cornwall which is SO  beautiful and since I recently visited there, I can so vividly picture the scenes described in the book. If you need help with this, I posted quite a few pictures from my time in Cornwall. You can look at those while reading the book :) Here, here, and here.

Sugar and Spice is available in paperback and on Kindle:

And if you live in the Nashville area, you can come to a book signing that she is having at the Cool Springs Barnes & Noble on July 11! Details here.

Go check it out and let me know what you think!!

You can find the author on Facebook and Twitter:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/angelabritnell
Facebook: www.facebook.com/angelabritnell 
Web Site: www.angelabritnellromance.com


Oh, and the recipe for these Cornish Pasties will be coming later this week!

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11 comments on “Pasties and A Good Book”

  1. Thanks so much! You know how to get in your mother-in-law’s good books – pun intended :) The pasties look wonderful and I’m sure you’ll get curious questions if you eat one for lunch at work.

  2. That book sounds really good, I’ll have to check it out!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

  3. Just got the book and can’t wait to read it! I want to try making Cornish pasties, too.

  4. Your photo of a Cornish pasty has made me feel so hungry, but I’ve only just finished my breakfast! And the book sounds as delicious as the pasty looks.

  5. Yum! To both the pastie and book! I’ve just finished reading Sugar and Spice and really enjoyed it – Kenan was a true hero. My only complaint is that all that mention of wonderful food made me hungry :)

  6. What an enticing blog post – a winning combination, I’d say, with the tantalising book description, photos and food. I have to check out Sugar & Spice, that’s for sure!

  7. I love the combination of food and books, and the photogaphs are wonderful too. I’m certainly looking forward to reading Sugar and Spice!