Book Website: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Looking for a recipe for the Potato Peel Pie, I happened across an entire website dedicated to the book.

You can read an excerpt from the story. Sadly, one of the authors, Mary Shaffer, has passed away, but you can watch a video of niece and co-author Annie Barrows discussing the book.

The exchange of letters figuring heavily in the novel, the website allows you to send an e-letter on Guernsey Literary Society stationery to anyone you choose.

There is also the original Potato Peel Pie recipe…complete with a caveat that it tastes about as good as toe jam. Okay, truth. The website wasn’t so graphic, instead comparing it to paste. Wonder if it’s closer to Elmer’s Glue or Super Glue.

Luckily, if you really want to try this delicacy, the Visit Guernsey website offers two more more palatable versions:


Traditional version of recipe


Modern take on the recipe


I haven’t tried either of these recipes. if you do and they suck, please don’t come looking for me.


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