A Recipe from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Cookbook

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One of our hosts, and cookbook author, Pam Brandon, told us that one of the most popular dishes of the Epcot festival is the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, which is in Pam’s fabulous cookbook of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.  This book is a keeper!  So many great recipes!


1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
4 Tablespoons butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock
4 cups milk
1 pound grated white cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup warm beer
Chopped chives or green onions, for garnish

1.  Cook the bacon, stirring, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned, in a 4 or 5-quart Dutch oven.
2.  Add the red onion, celery, and butter, and saute until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.
3.  Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes over medium heat.  Whisk in the chicken stock and bring to a boil for 1 minute.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.  Add the milk and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.  Do not boil after you add the milk.
5.  Remove from heat and stir in cheese, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, until the cheese is melted and the soup is smooth.  Stir in warm beer.  If the soup is too thick, thin with a little warm milk.
6.  Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped chives or green onions.  Serves 10.

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8 Responses to A Recipe from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Cookbook

  1. November 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Is there a link to where the book can be purchased? We attended the festival this year and LOVED some of the offerings…

  2. November 3, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi Sarah- I can’t seem to find any info on how to purchase the book on a Disney link, but I wrote to the author and hopefully I will hear back from her. When I do, I will post the info here so you can order one.

  3. November 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    Sarah — to order the cookbook, you should contact WDW Mail Order with the UPC code on the back of the book. You can find it by scrolling down to the photo of the back of the book in this post (I’d give you the number, but I’m not sure exactly what numbers they’ll need from the code).

  4. November 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    Thanks, AJ! Sarah – I hope you will be able to order the book.

  5. November 11, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Thanks to AJ and Debbie. I am off to order the book – I’ll let you all know how it goes!

  6. November 11, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Great, Sarah! I hope you get the book soon. Thanks again to wonderful reader AJ!

  7. January 5, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    I was interested in purchasing the book but unfortunately Disney no longer has them in stock. I need just one recipe. Please let me know if anyone has it. thanks

  8. January 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Dear Anonymous – I have the cookbook and can send you the recipe you would like to have. I will just need your email address and what recipe you need. You can send me an email at [email protected]
    I will be happy to help you!

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