Kimberley Bouchard has a wonderful legacy she is building by collecting heartwarming Disney stories and sharing them. These stories can be found in her series of Positively Disney books. The newest book by Bouchard continues the trend of uplifting stories and pairs them with food from different celebrities from many different parts of the Disney and Star Wars communities. The Positively Disney Cookbook: Personal Recipes From Your Favorite Celebrities Across the Disney-Verse is a cookbook that is comprised of recipes and stories that go with them from so many amazing people across the Disney-verse.
Some of the recipes in this book come from people like Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy), Kaitlyn Robrock (the voice of Minnie Mouse), Robby Benson (voice of Beast in Beauty and the Beast), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean), songwriter and Disney legend, Robert Sherman of the Sherman Brothers, and a family recipe for actress Annette Funicello. There are also some Star Wars celebrities and their recipes found in this cookbook as well. This includes Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), the late Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).
This book really is a labor of love from Bouchard. In an interview with Bouchard I had before the holidays, the passion behind the project was readily apparent. While making this book, she collected around 100 recipes. In the cookbook, there are different sections with different types of foods (that are also color-coded for easier navigation). From appetizers to main dishes, to desserts, and more, this book is full of recipes that really have a wide range of origins in terms of flavors and styles but also in terms of who they come from.
The recipes found in The Positively Disney Cookbook: Personal Recipes From Your Favorite Celebrities Across the Disney-Verse are quite accessible. They are straightforward and written in a way that makes it possible for anyone to follow the recipes. After all, anyone can cook, right? The stories accompanying the recipes bring extra fun and heartwarming elements to picking which recipe to make.
Check out my interview below and catch the excitement that I caught while interviewing her that led me to purchase multiple copies of her new cookbook. In this interview, she shares how the book came together and the process that she went through to publish it. Also, 50% of all the proceeds go to Feeding America! We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did!
The Positively Disney Cookbook: Personal Recipes From Your Favorite Celebrities Across the Disney-Verse is available on Amazon.com. There is a regular version of this book and also a limited-edition version. Get your copy today! Once you have received your copy, share what your favorite recipe and/or story is in the comments below!