I stumbled upon the first cookbook in this list on the new items page of my local library system. I actually love anime and find the food in Studio Ghibli films to be so beautiful and delicious looking. It got me interested in other cookbooks related to pop culture and books.
This Shelf Sightings post will focus on 36 fandom related cookbooks. There’s even some baking books here too! Whether you’re into anime, Wonder Woman, or Minecraft, there’s a cookbook for you.
Title: Cook Anime: Eat Like Your Favorite Character—from Bento to Okonomiyaki
Written by: Diana Ault
What It’s About: Japanese animation has beautiful designs, fleshed out characters, and engaging storylines—and it’s also overflowing with so many scrumptiously rendered meals. Do you ever watch your favorite anime series and start craving the takoyaki or the warmth of delicious ramen or the fluffy sweetness of mochi? Now, you can make your cravings a reality with Cook Anime!
Join an otaku on her tour through anime food and find out what your favorite characters are savoring and sharing and then learn to make it at home! Including:
• Miso Chashu Ramen from Naruto
• Rice Porridge from Princess Mononoke
• Onigiri from Fruits Basket
• Taiyaki from My Hero Academia
• Hanami Dango from Clannad
• Rice from Haikyuu!!
And many more!
Along with each recipe, you will discover facts behind the food, such as history, culture, tips, and more. A perfect gift for foodies and otaku alike, Cook Anime is the all-inclusive guide to making the meals of this Japanese art form.
Title: Let’s Bake!: A Pusheen Cookbook
Written by: Claire Belton & Susanne Ng
What It’s About: The ultimate cookbook for Pusheen fans and cat lovers alike, Let’s Bake features forty vibrant recipes for sweet treats and savory snacks, inspired by the adorably plump and mischievous kitty. Each recipe is either Pusheen-shaped, or features Pusheen’s face or the faces of her friends so these treats will satisfy your taste buds and tickle your funny bone. With recipes for home chefs of every skill level—from fruit tarts to donuts and beyond—there is something delicious for everyone in Let’s Bake.
Title: Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook
Written by: Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, & Michael Witwer
What It’s About: From the D&D experts behind Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana comes a cookbook that invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures. With this book, you can prepare dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a professional chef—are delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of wholesome ingredients readily found in our world.
Heroes’ Feast includes recipes for snacking, such as Elven Bread, Iron Rations, savory Hand Pies, and Orc Bacon, as well as hearty vegetarian, meaty, and fish mains, such as Amphail Braised Beef, Hommlet Golden Brown Roasted Turkey, Drow Mushroom Steaks, and Pan-Fried Knucklehead Trout—all which pair perfectly with a side of Otik’s famous fried spiced potatoes. There are also featured desserts and cocktails—such as Heartlands Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie, Trolltide Candied Apples, Evermead, Potion of Restoration, and Goodberry Blend—and everything in between, to satisfy a craving for any adventure.
Title: The Wizard’s Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More
Written by: Aurélia Beaupommier
What It’s About: The ultimate gift book for fans of all things magical! Aurélia Beaupommier pays tribute to all sorcerers, fairies, elves, mages, witches, and magicians within this spellbinding cookbook! In The Wizard’s Cookbook, you’ll find recipes inspired by your favorite magical stories, eras, and lands—from history, myth, and fantasy—including:
• The Legend of Zelda
• World of Warcraft
• Harry Potter
• Dungeons and Dragons
• Lord of the Rings
and so much more!
With a tip of the chef’s hat to the most famous wizards in history, from Merlin to Dumbledore to Mary Poppins, The Wizard’s Cookbook includes magical dishes that are both quick and easy to prepare for any occasion. Beaupommier provides a beautiful spread of festive themed dishes to enchant your guests. Recipes are accompanied by beautiful full-page color photographs of the delectable food and drinks.
In addition to the sustenance necessary to battle your nemesis–whether it be a dragon or an empty stomach–this book also includes recipes to prepare divine desserts and devilish snacks, as well as intoxicating potions and elixirs to quench your thirst.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert wizard, open this spell book, grab your wand, and . . . Abracadabra! You’ll create delicious, bewitching recipes from The Wizard’s Cookbook that are sure to teleport you and those dining with you to another world.
Title: The Wizard’s Dessert Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Fantastic Beasts, The Chronicles of Narnia, and More
Written by: Aurélia Beaupommier
What It’s About: From Hobbits to Willy Wonka to Ghostbusters, from Harry Potter to Merlin, wizards and fantastic creatures alike like to put a little sweetness in their daily lives. There are bites to snack and share, charming cookies and cakes, and divine desserts that are full of mystery! Discover all their wonderful recipes, including:
• Butterbeer (Harry Potter)
• Paige’s pecan tartlets (Charmed)
• Gingerbread men (Shrek)
• Energy spheres from Dungeons and Dragons
• Peculiar’s eyes (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie)
• Lucy Pevensie’s magic cordial (The Chronicles of Narnia)
• Bilbo’s 111th birthday cake (The Lord of the Rings)
• Queenie Goldstein’s strudel (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
And many, many more!
Whether you are a beginner wizard or a confirmed alchemist, you will see, dessert is the preferable food of all magical creatures!
Title: The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory–More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike
Written by: Dinah Bucholz
What It’s About: Conjure up feasts that rival the Great Hall’s, sweets fit for the Minister of Magic, snacks you’d find on the Hogwarts Express, and more! This bestselling unofficial Harry Potter cookbook is perfect for chefs of all ages, from new readers to longtime fans—no wands required!
• Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall.
• A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid’s hut.
• Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express.
With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffee Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as:
• Treacle Tart–Harry’s favorite dessert
• Molly”s Meat Pies–Mrs. Weasley’s classic dish
• Kreacher”s French Onion Soup
• Pumpkin Pasties–a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart
With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you’ll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure to make even Mrs. Weasley proud!
Title: The Little Women Cookbook: Tempting Recipes from the March Sisters and Their Friends and Family
Written by: Wini Moranville
What It’s About: Here at last is the first cookbook to celebrate 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.
Title: The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea
Written by: Kate Macdonald
What It’s About: Join Anne Shirley and her friends in Avonlea with the charming recipes in The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook, a recipe collection inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s famous children’s book series, Anne of Green Gables.
Have you ever wanted to sneak a sip of Diana Barry’s Favorite Raspberry Cordial or try a slice of Anne Shirley’s Liniment Cake (without the liniment!)? Now you can, with the delightful teatime snacks, mains, desserts, and more created by Kate Macdonald, L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter.
From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches and Marilla’s Plum Pudding with Caramel Pudding Sauce (without the mouse!) to Gilbert’s Hurry-Up Dinner, the recipes included here are mentioned throughout the books in the Anne of Green Gables series, along with recipes from L.M. Montgomery’s own kitchen. With a lovely grosgrain ribbon, full-color photography, whimsical illustrations, and quotes and anecdotes, this cookbook is the ideal gift for all “kindred spirits” and lovers of Avonlea.
Title: Fairytale Food: Enchanting Recipes to Bring a Little Magic to Your Cooking
Written by: Lucie Cash
What It’s About: If you fancy tucking into a steaming hot bowl of Princess & the Pea Soup, curling up by the fire with a cup of tea and a slab of Hansel & Gretel’s House Gingerbread, or tickling your taste buds with a dollop of Tinkerbell’s Trifle, then this is the cookbook for you. Once upon a time, a young(-ish) maiden decided she was fed up with cooking the same old pasta bakes every night; she longed for some magic in her cooking. So she left her cozy cottage (London apartment), pen and paper in hand, and set off to find inspiration in the land of fairytales. For months and months she toiled, visiting best-loved characters; some were wonderfully sweet and generous, others were a bit grumpy and a little scary, but they all gave her ideas, tips, and the confidence to create her very own delicious recipes. Includes metric measures.
Title: Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again: The Second Official Outlander Companion Cookbook
Written by: Theresa Carle-Sanders
What It’s About: With the discovery of a New World comes an explosion of culinary possibilities. The later novels in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series and the Lord John Grey series have Jamie, Claire, Lord John, and friends embark on their revolutionary adventures across the Atlantic and back again—and with their voyages come hundreds of new mouthwatering flavors to entice the taste buds of even the most discerning palates.
Professional chef and founder of Outlander Kitchen, Theresa Carle-Sanders returns with another hallmark cookbook—one that dexterously adapts traditional recipes for hungry, modern appetites. Interpreted with a spirit of generous humor and joyous adventure, the recipes herein are a mixture of authentic old-worldreceipts from Scottish settlers, new-world adaptations inspired by the cuisine of indigenous peoples, and humorously delicious character-inspired dishes—all created to satisfy your hunger and insatiable craving for everything Outlander, and with the modern kitchen in mind:
• Breakfast: Mrs. Figg’s Flapjacks; Simon Fraser’s Grits with Honey
• Soups: Leek and Potato Soup with Harry Quarry; Annie MacDonald’s Chicken Noodle Soup
• Appetizers: Cheese Savories; Sardines on Toast for Lady Joffrey
• Mains: Benedicta’s Steak and Mushroom Pie; The Cheerful Chicken’s Poulet au Miel
Pork Tenderloin with Cider Sauce and German Fried Potatoes; Claire’s Beans and Sass
• Sides: Tobias Quinn’s Colcannon; Fried Plantains; Corn Bread and Salt Pork Stuffing
• Breads: John Grey’s Yorkshire Pudding; Corn Bread; Scones with Preserved Lemon
• Sweets: Mistress Abernathy’s Apple Pandowdy; Oliebollen; Almond Biscuits
With vivid, full-color photographs and a plethora of extras—including preserves, condiments, cocktails, and pantry basics—Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again is the highly anticipated follow-up to the immersive culinary experience that inspired thousands of Outlander fans to discover and embrace their inner chefs!
Ith guleòir! Or, bonappétit!
Title: Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook
Written by: Theresa Carle-Sanders
What It’s About: Claire Beauchamp Randall’s incredible journey from postwar Britain to eighteenth-century Scotland and France is a feast for all five senses, and taste is no exception. From Claire’s first lonely bowl of porridge at Castle Leoch to the decadent roast beef served after her hasty wedding to Highland warrior Jamie Fraser, from gypsy stew and jam tarts to fried chicken and buttermilk drop biscuits, there are enough mouth-watering meals along the way to whet the appetite of even the most demanding palate.
Now professional chef and founder of Outlander Kitchen Theresa Carle-Sanders offers up this extraordinary cuisine for your table. Featuring more than one hundred recipes, Outlander Kitchen retells Claire and Jamie’s incredible story through the flavors of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond. Yet amateur chefs need not fear: These doable, delectable recipes have been updated for today’s modern kitchens. Here are just a few of the dishes that will keep the world of Outlander on your mind morning, noon, and nicht:
• Breakfast: Yeasted Buckwheat Pancakes; A Coddled Egg for Duncan; Bacon, Asparagus, and Wild Mushroom Omelette
• Appetizers: Cheese Savories; Rolls with Pigeons and Truffles; Beer-Battered Corn Fritters
• Soups & Stocks: Cock-a-Leekie Soup; Murphy’s Beef Broth; Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup
• Mains: Peppery Oyster Stew; Slow-Cooked Chicken Fricassee; Conspirators’ Cassoulet
• Sides: Auld Ian’s Buttered Leeks; Matchstick Cold-Oil Fries; Honey-Roasted Butternut Squash
• Bread & Baking: Pumpkin Seed and Herb Oatcakes; Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones; Jocasta’s Auld Country Bannocks
• Sweets & Desserts: Black Jack Randall’s Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge; Warm Almond Pastry with Father Anselm; Banoffee Trifle at River Run
With full-color photographs and plenty of extras—including cocktails, condiments, and preserves—Outlander Kitchen is an entertainment experience to savor, a wide-ranging culinary crash course, and a time machine all rolled into one. Forget bon appétit. As the Scots say, ith do leòr!
Title: The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft
Written by: Mike Slater
What It’s About: A Lovecraft-inspired cookbook with recipes to whet your appetite and threaten your sanity
Reading about the slime- covered, non- Euclidean ruins of the sunken city of R’lyeh or the squamous, tentacled deity who slumbers there would make anyone hungry. Starting with the puns and working from there, authors Mike Slater and Thomas Roache have summoned forth 50 funny, bizarre, and horrible dishes such as:
• The Deep Fried Deep One
• Nog Sothoth
• The Great Old Buns
• The Gin and Miskatonic
Like H. P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon, the legendary and forbidden book of the dead that is “alien to all sane and balanced readers,” this cookbook contains many dark (but still delicious) secrets within its pages. The book comes infested with sanity- melting and mouth- watering illustrations, as well as annotations full of crazed discoveries and desperate warnings about the recipes that brave readers will undertake.
Title: A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook
Written by: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel & Sariann Lehrer
What It’s About: A passion project from superfans and amateur chefs Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer—and endorsed by George R. R. Martin himself—A Feast of Ice and Fire lovingly replicates a stunning range of cuisines from across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. From the sumptuous delicacies enjoyed in the halls of power at King’s Landing, to the warm and smoky comfort foods of the frozen North, to the rich, exotic fare of the mysterious lands east of Westeros, there’s a flavor for every palate, and a treat for every chef.
These easy-to-follow recipes have been refined for modern cooking techniques, but adventurous eaters can also attempt the authentic medieval meals that inspired them. The authors have also suggested substitutions for some of the more fantastical ingredients, so you won’t have to stock your kitchen with camel, live doves, or dragon eggs to create meals fit for a king (or a khaleesi). In all, A Feast of Ice and Fire contains more than 100 recipes, divided by region:
• The Wall: Rack of Lamb and Herbs; Pork Pie; Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth; Mulled Wine; Pease Porridge
• The North: Beef and Bacon Pie; Honeyed Chicken; Aurochs with Roasted Leeks; Baked Apples
• The South: Cream Swans; Trout Wrapped in Bacon; Stewed Rabbit; Sister’s Stew; Blueberry Tarts
• King’s Landing: Lemon Cakes; Quails Drowned in Butter; Almond Crusted Trout; Bowls of Brown; Iced Milk with Honey
• Dorne: Stuffed Grape Leaves; Duck with Lemons; Chickpea Paste
• Across the Narrow Sea: Biscuits and Bacon; Tyroshi Honeyfingers; Wintercakes; Honey-Spiced Locusts
There’s even a guide to dining and entertaining in the style of the Seven Kingdoms. Exhaustively researched and reverently detailed, accompanied by passages from all five books in the series and full-color photographs guaranteed to whet your appetite, this is the companion to the blockbuster phenomenon that millions of stomachs have been growling for. And remember, winter is coming—so don’t be afraid to put on a few pounds.
Title: A Literary Tea Party: Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere
Written by: Alison Walsh
What It’s About: Tea and books: the perfect pairing. There’s nothing quite like sitting down to a good book on a lovely afternoon with a steaming cup of tea beside you, as you fall down the rabbit hole into the imaginative worlds of Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia.
Fire up your literary fancies and nibble your way through delicate sweets and savories with A Literary Tea Party, which brings food from classic books to life with a teatime twist. Featuring fifty-five perfectly portioned recipes for an afternoon getaway, including custom homemade tea blends and beverages, you will have everything you need to plan an elaborate tea party. Cook up and enjoy:
• Turkish Delight while sipping on the White Witch’s Hot Chocolate from The Chronicles of Narnia
• Drink Me Tea with the Queen of Hearts’s Painted Rose Cupcakes from Alice in Wonderland
• Eeyore’s “Hipy Bthuthday” Cake with Hundred Acre Hot Chocolate from Winnie the Pooh
• Hannah’s Sweet Potato Bacon Pastries and Jo’s Gingerbread from Little Women
• Tom Sawyer’s Whitewashed Jelly Doughnuts from Tom Sawyer
Come relax with Sherlock Holmes, Long John Silver, Winnie-the Pooh, Bilbo Baggins, Ebeneezer Scrooge, and more. Accompanied with photographs and book quotes, these recipes, inspired by the great works of literature, will complement any good book for teatime reading and eating.
Title: Recipes from the World of Tolkien: Dishes and Drinks from the Legends of Tolkien
Written by: Robert Tuesley Anderson
What It’s About: These Lord of the Rings-themed recipes are sure to satisfy Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves…and humans too!
If you’ve ever wondered what a Hobbit, an Elf, or a Dwarf might eat in a day’s meals, this cookbook is for you! Whip up some tasty fare with recipes that cover all six mealtimes from the realm of J.R.R. Tolkien. Divided by the time of day, these recipes use modern ingredients and culinary techniques, and American measurements. A great resource for Lord of the Rings parties, this book is a perfect way to experience real food that tastes like a fantasy!
Title: Marvel Eat the Universe: The Official Cookbook
Written by: Justin Warner
What It’s About: Feast your way through the world of Marvel Comics with celebrity chef Justin Warner in Marvel Eat the Universe: The Official Cookbook.
Prepare to eat like a Marvel Super Hero with Marvel Eat the Universe: The Official Cookbook. Chef Justin Warner invites you to pull up a chair and explore the Marvel Universe through these creative dishes inspired by Marvel’s heroes.
Based on Marvel’s hit digital series hosted by Warner, this ultimate compendium of recipes will feature dishes that span a variety of skill levels including:
- Phoenix Hot Chicken and Egg Bowl
- Storm’s Tournedos
- Dazzler’s Glittering Pizza Bagels
- Hulk Smashed Potatoes
- Green Goblin Pumpkin Bombs
With sixty recipes inspired by Marvel Comics’ rich history, Marvel Eat the Universe: The Official Cookbook offers something delicious for fans from every corner of the multiverse.
Title: The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook: 60+ Simple, Tasty Recipes for Growing Super Heroes
Written by: Matthew Mead
What It’s About: The DC SUPER HERO COOKBOOK is packed with simple, fun recipes designed to evoke kids’ favorite super heroes and to enhance their super powers. DC Super Hero logo stencils and character cut-outs make for extra-fun food styling.
More than sixty easy, tasty recipes inspired by beloved DC characters (including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Wonder Woman–and more!) are fun for kids of all ages to prepare and to eat! From the Up, Up and Away Parfait and Green Arrow Fruit Kebobs to Holy Guacamole and the Bat Cave Chicken Stew, the colorfully presented recipes are perfect for making everyday family meals extra special, as well as for themed parties. Simple, step-by-step instructions are easy to replicate. And kids will enjoy flipping through the fabulous finish photos. Special sections on lunch box suggestions and super hero parties are packed with clever ideas. And DC Super Hero symbol stencils and character cut-outs make it easy to style every dish.
Title: Wonder Woman: The Official Cookbook: Over Fifty Recipes Inspired by DC’s Iconic Super Hero
Written by: Briana Volk
What It’s About: Cook like an Amazon with this official cookbook inspired by DC Comics’ beloved Super Hero Wonder Woman.
An enduring symbol of truth, justice, and equality, Wonder Woman has inspired comic readers of all ages for nearly eighty years with her unwavering moral compass and commitment to preserving peace on Earth. Now, fans can celebrate their love of this iconic hero with this fun vegetarian cookbook inspired by all things Wonder Woman. Illustrated by gorgeous full-color photography, the book features over 50 delectable recipes—including Paradise Island Pancakes, Justice League Lasagna, and Golden Lasso Peach Shortcake—for cooks of all skill levels. With simple recipe instructions, gorgeous photography, and prepared menus for several delightful Wonder Woman–themed parties, this is the perfect cookbook to share with friends, family, and Amazon warriors both big and small.
Title: The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
Written by: Annie Gray
What It’s About: The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies—and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans.
Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set —a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development.
With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer and co-creator of Downton Abbey, and featuring over 100 stunning color photographs, The Downton Abbey Cookbook also includes a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties and presents stills from across the TV series as well as the latest film. Notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, quotes from the characters, and descriptions of the scenes in which the foods appear provide vivid context for the dishes.
The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room.
From the upstairs menu:
- Cornish Pasties
- Sausage Rolls
- Oysters au Gratin
- Chicken Vol-au-Vents
- Cucumber Soup
- Soul a la Florentine
- Salmon Mousse
- Quail and Watercress
- Charlotte Russe
From the downstairs menu:
- Beef Stew with Dumplings
- Steak and Kidney Pie
- Cauliflower Cheese
- Rice Pudding
- Jam and Custard Tarts
- Gingerbread Cake
- Summer Pudding
With these and more historic recipes—compelling to a contemporary palate and easy to replicate in today’s kitchens—savor the rich traditions and flavors of Downton Abbey without end.
Title: The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook
Written by: Regula Ysewijn
What It’s About: This elegant coffee table cookbook highlights the luxe and elegance of the Christmas at Downton Abbey and features a collection of traditional British holiday recipes, from appetizers to desserts, that were popular during the Edwardian period.
Take a seat at the Christmas table of Downton Abbey, the historic British estate at the heart of the popular PBS series. Downton fans will appreciate this enticing collection of classic British holiday recipes from the Edwardian era, evocative narratives about Christmas traditions, and seasonal anecdotes from the award-winning series. Colorful photographs of finished dishes, fan-favorite moments from the Christmas episodes, and excerpts of character quotes bring the spirit of the holidays to life.
Title: Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur’s Cookbook
Written by: Janice Poon
What It’s About: Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur’s Cookbook is a collection of easy-to-follow recipes inspired by the show and created by its food stylist, Janice Poon. Each recipe is accompanied by fascinating insider’s anecdotes, delightful artwork and revealing behind-the-scenes photos of stars and crew on the set of Hannibal.
Title: Easy Eats: A Bee and PuppyCat Cookbook
Written by: Natasha Allegri
What It’s About: Food! Bee and PuppyCat from the popular YouTube series of the same name love to eat, well, almost everything. Their never-ending quest for their next meal or snack leads them on adventures through space and time.
Make food magical with this beautifully illustrated Bee and Puppycat cookbook of tasty recipes and cooking tips and tricks. Chock-full of delicious dishes, this book is for beginner or experienced cooks and intergalactic temp workers alike.
Title: True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps
Written by: Karen Sommer Shalett, Marcelle Bienvenu, Alan Ball, and Gianna Sobol.
What It’s About: True Blood, HBO’s blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte’s Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor. It’s no wonder so many fans revel in at-home parties inspired by the food on the series! With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each entertainingly introduced by True Blood’s most compelling characters, these 85 authentic bayou country recipes and 150-plus photos from the series give fans a big taste of Bon Temps.
Title: Supernatural: The Official Cookbook: Burgers, Pies, and Other Bites from the Road
Written by: Julie Tremaine
What It’s About: Filled with delicious recipes inspired by the hit television series, this cookbook allows fans to experience the world of Supernatural like never before.
Whether you’re a seasoned chef, beginner cook, or diner food enthusiast like the Winchester Brothers, Supernatural: The Official Cookbook brings a variety both savory and sweet recipes from the show to life. When they aren’t keeping humanity safe from all kinds of otherworldly threats, Dean and Sam often take time to eat and devise their next steps for hunting monsters at a small-town diner. This complete culinary guide features some of the brothers’ favorite dishes, such as Dean’s breakfast Pigs ‘N A Poke, cheeseburger and fries, angel food cake, Sam’s salads—and, of course, pie!
Featuring other recipes inspired by characters and locations and complete with illustrations, recipe modifications, and mouthwatering full-color photos, this cookbook will inspire you to not wait for your next road trip and prepare your own delicious feast.
Title: The Princess Dessert Cookbook: Desserts Inspired by Disney, Star Wars, Classic Fairy Tales, Real-Life Princesses, and More!
Written by: Aurelia Beaupommier
What It’s About: Based off princes and princesses from books, movies, classic fairy tales, history, and more, these delicious desserts are perfect for boys and girls both young and old. Whether you want a snack for yourself or your children, these recipes will put a bit of magic in your life. Explore enchanted universes and discover extraordinary flavors in these original desserts, including:
- Robin Hood’s Sherwood Blackberry Tart
- Cinderella’s Pumpkin Turnovers
- The Snow Queen’s Frosty Popsicles
- Aladdin’s Baklava from the Souk
- The Princess and The Frog Bayou Pancakes
- Thor Entremets
- Princess Leia’s Rebel Brioches
And much more!
These treats can be enjoyed at any time of day, and range from simple to sophisticated, perfect for any beginning or expert baker. With easy to follow instructions, entertaining tidbits, and beautiful photos, these fantastic desserts will be your crowning glory at any party or get‑together (or at your own dinner table)! You’ll be treated like royalty wherever you go when you bake with The Princess Dessert Cookbook.
Title: Disney Princess Baking
Written by: Weldon Owen
What It’s About: Bake like a Disney princess with this adorable cookbook inspired by your favorite animated heroines, such as Belle, Ariel, Moana, and more!
Baking has never been so magical with this charming cookbook featuring over 40 tasty, easy-to-follow recipes inspired by the Disney princesses. From delicate buttery cookies to fancy, decadent cakes, this cookbook includes all manner of delicious Disney-themed treats. Whip up a batch of Tiana’s Famous Beignets. Make a cake inspired by Belle’s beautiful golden ball gown. Be a part of Ariel’s world with her seashell-inspired almond cookies.
Featuring full-color photography, suggestions for alternate ingredients, and tips and tricks from some of your favorite characters, this all-ages cookbook is the perfect way to bring friends and family together with a little Disney baking magic.
Title: Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook
Written by: Jean-François Mallet
What It’s About: 100 simple recipes inspired by your favorite Disney characters.
Discover the joy of cooking with your loved ones using 100 recipes inspired by your favorite Disney characters.
Make spaghetti with Lady and the Tramp, sweet snowballs with Olaf and Elsa and Hawaiian pizza with Lilo and Stitch.
Each recipe uses only 2-5 ingredients and has simple instructions so that you can whip up a delightful dish with ease.
With healthy dishes for children, adults, or the whole family, you’ll be cooking up a storm in no time!
Title: Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows
Written by: Andrew Rea
What It’s About: The internet cooking show Binging with Babish has taken YouTube by storm with views as high as 12 million per episode. For each video, Andrew Rea, a self-proclaimed movie and TV buff, teaches a recipe based on a favorite TV show or film, such as the babka from the classic Seinfeld episode, the beef bourguignon from Julie & Julia, or the timpano from Big Night . This cookbook includes these and other fan-favorite recipes. Some are so delicious that you”ll want to make them for dinner right away, like Bubba’s shrimp from Forrest Gump, while others can be saved for impressing a loved one-like the chocolate lava cake from Jon Favreau’s Chef, which the actor/director (who also wrote the foreword) asked to make during a guest appearance on Rea”s show. Complete with behind-the-scenes stories and never-seen-before photos, as well as answers to frequently asked fan questions, Binging with Babish is a must-have companion to the wildly popular YouTube show.
Title: Alien: The Official Cookbook
Written by: Chris-Rachael Oseland
What It’s About: Thrill your friends and frighten your family with 50 delectable recipes inspired by the cult sci-fi Alien series!
Delight your friends with a journey through the Xenomorph’s terrifying life cycle. Alien: The Official Cookbook collects together 50 recipes inspired by the cult Alien franchise; featuring recipes such as avocado Xenomorph eggs and chicken facehugger cordon bleu, there”s something to whet every appetite, no matter how monstrous.
Whether you”re a fan of the Alien franchise, or you”re just looking for the perfect quirky appetizers, this cookbook will thrill the eyes and the tastebuds. At last, it is your turn to be space’s greatest apex predator.
Title: Fallout: The Vault Dweller’s Official Cookbook
Written by: Victoria Rosenthal
What It’s About: Craft your own glass of Nuka-Cola, a bowl of BlamCo Mac & Cheese, and more with the recipes in Fallout: The Official Cookbook.
Based on the irradiated delicacies of the world of Bethesda Entertainment’s Fallout, this Vault-Tec–approved cookbook provides fans of the award-winning series with recipes inspired by their favorite Fallout foods. Whip up tasty versions of the Mirelurk egg omelette, throw some deathclaw meat on the grill, and re-create BlamCo Mac & Cheese with Fallout: The Official Cookbook.
Title: Destiny: The Official Cookbook
Written by: Victoria Rosenthal
What It’s About: Explore recipes inspired by Bungie’s hit franchise in Destiny: The Official Cookbook. Includes an in-game emblem code only available in the physical edition!
Based on Bungie’s acclaimed video game series Destiny, this official cookbook is filled with recipes inspired by the Guardians and locations seen throughout the game’s expansive universe.
Eva Levante has traveled around the world after the events of the Red War, gathering a variety of recipes after crossing paths with many Guardians along the way and learning from their adventures. Craft, mouthwatering food from her diverse list of recipes inspired by the game’s unique world, plus step-by-step instructions and full-color photos, help guide and inspire fans to go on their own culinary adventure through the solar system.
Perfect for all Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks, Destiny: The Official Cookbook is packed with amazing recipes and stories that celebrate Destiny’s vast multiplayer universe.
Title: The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook
Written by: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
What It’s About: Feast your way through Skyrim, Morrowind, and Tamriel with The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook.
Feast on all of the delicious dishes found in Skyrim, Morrowind, and all of Tamriel in this beautifully crafted cookbook based on the award-winning Elder Scrolls game series. Immerse yourself in the diverse cuisines of the Nords, Bosmer, Khajit, and beyond with these recipes inspired by food found in the Old Kingdom, across Tamriel, and more. With over sixty delicious recipes for fan-favorite recipes including Apple Cabbage Stew, Sunlight Souffle, Sweetrolls, and more, The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook will delight every hungry Dragonborn.
Title: The Minecrafter’s Cookbook: More Than 40 Game-Themed Dinners, Desserts, Snacks, and Drinks to Craft Together
Written by: Tara Theoharis
What It’s About: The Minecrafter’s Cookbook brings the Overworld to life with over 40 fantastic, Minecraft-themed recipes that kids and parents can make together. From main courses that will fill your hunger bar; to enchanted snacks that Alex and Steve couldn’t survive without; to party-friendly, game-themed desserts and potion drinks, there is plenty in this book to enchant young gamers and their families. Kids will love the accompanying illustrations of their favorite characters and scenes, while parents will appreciate the simple, step-by-step directions to guide them as they craft.
The Minecrafter’s Cookbook makes cooking an irresistible adventure:
- Includes photos of each finished item, plus colorful illustrations of popular Minecrafting scenes and characters for maximum fun.
- Features over 40 kid-friendly meals, drinks, and desserts including Beetroot Stew, Golden Apples, Grass Block Brownies, and Creeper Crispies!
- Encourages young gamers to power down and enjoy family time in the kitchen
The delicious recipes in this book are sure to make spending time together a whole lot more fun!
Title: Overwatch: The Official Cookbook
Written by: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
What It’s About: Cook up more than ninety recipes inspired by the heroes of Blizzard Entertainment’s hit game with Overwatch: The Official Cookbook.
Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon Overwatch, this official cookbook is packed with scores of authentic recipes inspired by the game’s diverse heroes hailing from all corners of the universe.
Building from the game’s compelling narrative and variety of characters, this cookbook features international food and drink recipes from each hero’s homeland. Each recipe includes straightforward step-by-step instructions, mouthwatering full-color photos, pairing suggestions, and more.
Overwatch: The Official Cookbook is the ultimate compendium of Overwatch delicacies and is sure to satisfy even the hungriest gamer with fun and delicious recipes.
Title: World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook
Written by: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
What It’s About: Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, a compendium of sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment. Presenting delicacies favored by the Horde and the Alliance alike, this authorized cookbook teaches apprentice chefs how to conjure up a menu of food and drink from across the realm of Azeroth. Featuring food pairings for each dish, ideas for creating your own Azerothian feasts, and tips on adapting meals to specific diets, this otherworldly culinary guide offers something for everyone. The aromatic Spiced Blossom Soup is perfect for plant-loving druids, and orcs will go berserk for the fall-off-the-bone Beer-Basted Boar Ribs. With alternatives to the more obscure ingredients-just in case you don’t have Chimaerok Chops lying around-this comprehensive cookbook will ensure that you have no trouble staying Well Fed. Each chapter features dishes at a variety of skill levels for a total of more than one hundred easy-to-follow recipes for food and brews, including: . Ancient Pandaren Spices . Fel Eggs and Ham . Mulgore Spice Bread . Dragonbreath Chili . Graccu’s Homemade Meat Pie . Bloodberry Tart . Greatfather’s Winter Ale Whether you’re cooking for two or revitalizing your raid group for a late-night dungeon run, World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook brings the flavors of Azeroth to life like never before.
Title: Break an Egg!: The Broadway Cookbook
Written by: Tara Theoharis
What It’s About: Celebrate your love of Broadway with this quirky collection of recipes inspired by your favorite musicals from The Sound of Music to Hamilton.
There’s nothing quite like dinner and a show, but tonight’s menu is guaranteed to be a real crowd-pleaser. From Tara Theoharis, author of The Minecrafter’s Cookbook and creator of The Geeky Hostess blog, comes a cookbook of over fifty recipes inspired by the most popular Broadway musicals of the last ninety years.
Warm up your appetite with some Eggrolls for Mr. Goldstone (Gypsy) served with a side of Too Darn Hot Sauce (Kiss Me, Kate). Looking for some liquid courage? Whip yourself up Another Vodka Stinger (Company) or make good with The Wizard and Ice (Wicked). Need something with a bit more substance? Schnitzel With Noodles (The Sound of Music) is one of our favorite things, or you can spice it up with Mama’s Well-Peppered Ragu (Chicago). Then again, if you’re craving something really indulgent, try our Angel (Food Cake) of Music (The Phantom of the Opera). It’s guaranteed to bring down the chandelier.
With fun illustrations and gorgeous food photography throughout, this book is the perfect gift for season ticket holders, drama kids, and Broadway fans of all ages.