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Cherry pies and chocolate logs: a new cookbook celebrates the flavours of 'Twin Peaks'

Tom Huddleston

David Lynch's groundbreaking detective show 'Twin Peaks' always had impeccable taste. Not just in stylish decor, slinky costumes, amazing music and ridiculously good-looking actors, but in food as well. You might not have been able to reach through the screen to smell that fresh-brewed coffee or tuck into that just-baked cherry pie, but you always knew it was good.

Well, to mark the impending return in 2017 of this cult small-screen masterpiece, the creator of London's own annual Twin Peaks UK Festival, Lindsey Bowden, has come up with an entire cookbook themed around the show. Called – inevitably – 'Damn Fine Cherry Pie', the book offers fans (and anyone with taste) a chance to rustle up their own pies, puddings, pastries, family dinners and decadent cocktails to match the ones on screen.

Highlights in this chunky hardback book include pages of American diner classics (burgers, shakes, fries, even home-made cherry Coke), loads of pies (cherry, of course, but also pecan, huckleberry, meringue and pumpkin) and an entire chapter on doughnuts – filled, glazed, even sourdough. And that's before you get to the cocktail section, covering everything from espresso martinis to egg nog. We've got an exclusive recipe from the book right here: check out the Log Lady's very own chocolate and chestnut log, a delectably decadent dessert. 

 (Click here to see the recipe bigger)

'Damn Fine Cherry Pie' is in shops next week, and in the meantime fans can still snap up tickets to this year's Twin Peaks UK Festival, at Hornsey Town Hall on Nov 12. Confirmed guests include actors Ian Buchanan (aka the rakish Dick Tremayne) and Chris Mulkey, but expect all sorts of other fun: screenings, dress-up competitions, live burlesque from the mighty Double R Club, interactive antics and a doughnut-eating competition.

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