The Little Women Cookbook

I really love exploring literary cookbooks, and when it comes to Little Women, there are a few to choose from! Recently, I purchased The Little Women Cookbook: Tempting Recipes from the March Sisters and Their Friends and Family, and I’ve enjoyed it very much!

For me, these books are more about reading than cooking, but I do have a few recipes I’d love to try!! But the thing I really love about this particular cookbook is the quotes and snippets from the novel that tie in with each recipe. You can tell that the author really took the time and creativity to create recipes that Little Women lovers would enjoy.

Book Description:

Experience the exciting and heartwarming world of the March sisters and Little Women right in your own kitchen.

This cookbook celebrates the scrumptious and comforting foods that play a prominent role in Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. If your family includes a Little Women fan, or if you yourself are one, with this book you can keep the magic and wonder of the beloved tale alive for years to come. Do you wonder what makes the characters so excited to make—and eat!—sweets and desserts like the exotically named Blancmange or the mysterious Bonbons with Mottoes, along with favorites like Apple Turnovers, Plum Pudding, and Gingerbread Cake? Find out for yourself with over 50 easy-to-make recipes for these delectable treats and more, all updated for the modern kitchen.

From Hannah’s Pounded Potatoes to Amy’s Picnic Lemonade, from the charming Chocolate Drop Cookies that Professor Bhaer always offers to Meg’s twins to hearty dinners that Hannah and Marmee encourage the March sisters to learn to make, you’ll find an abundance of delicious teatime drinks and snacks, plus breakfasts,  brunches, lunches, suppers, and desserts.

Featuring full-color photos, evocative illustrations, fun and uplifting quotes from the novel, and anecdotes about Louisa May Alcott, this is a book that any Little Women fan will love to have.

Interior Samples

Here are a few samples from the interior of the book to give you a glimpse of the headings and contents (and the beautiful photography) throughout this cookbook!

Bookish Foodies

If you love Little Women or you love to cook – or even if you just like to look at pretty photos of food – I think you’ll enjoy this book! It would also make a great gift for any literature lover/foodie in your life.

If you already own this book and have made any of the recipes, please tell us about your favorites in the comments. I need to go roll up my sleeves and get cooking!

Grace and peace,

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About the Author

Wini Moranville is the author of the upcoming cookbook, Everyday French Cooking: Modern French Cuisine Made Simple (Harvard Common Press, April 2022). She is also the author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day and The Little Women Cookbook.

In addition to being a cookbook author, Wini has worked as a restaurant critic, editor, and feature writer on countless cookbooks and food magazines and websites, from Better Homes and Gardens to Bonjour Paris. You can visit her online at

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