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Cook Like a Nerd: Official Cookbooks from Your Favorite Fandoms

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For many of us, our favorite TV shows and movies are places we want to get lost in. We watch them over and over and wish we could immerse ourselves into the universe they create – or else bring part of that universe into our own. One way to capture the feeling of stepping into fictional world is to whip up a snack or a meal that you might have seen your favorite characters eat, and these officially authorized cookbooks can help you do it! 

Click on each title to see where you can find it in our library. 

Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook by Joanna Farrow 

Includes recipes from time and space like: Gingerbread TARDIS, Weeping Angel Food Cake, and the Eleventh Doctor’s favorite – Fish Fingers and Custard.  

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook by Annie Gray 

Includes traditional British recipes like: Cornish Pasties, Toad-in-the-Hole, and Jam and Custard Tarts.  

(Bonus: you can also check out The Official Downton Abbey Christmas CookbookThe Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook, and the Downton Abbey Cocktail Book). 

Friends, The Television Series: The Official Cookbook by Amanda Yee 

Includes recipes that will be there for you like: Ross’s Moist Maker Turkey Sandwich, Janice’s Oh. My. Gawd. Pancakes, and The Joey Special: Two Pizzas. 

The Official Narnia Cookbook: Food from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis by Douglas Gresham (Only available on Hoopla) 

Includes recipes from inside the wardrobe like: Mrs. Beaver’s Marmalade Roll-on-the-Run, Lucy’s Roast Apples, and the White Witch’s Turkish Delight. 

Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders 

Includes authentic Scottish recipes directly from the series like: Young Ian’s Sage and Garlic Sausage, Claire’s Roast Chicken, and Mrs. Graham’s Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream. 

(Bonus: You can also check out Outlander Kitchen: To The New World And Back Again: The Second Official Outlander Companion Cookbook). 

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel  

Includes recipes from throughout the galaxy like: Fritzle Fries, Nerf Kebabs, and Mandalorian Uj Cake. 

Supernatural: The Official Cookbook: Burgers, Pies, and Other Bites from the Road by Julie Tremaine 

Includes recipes to help you carry on like: Wendigo-Hunting Trail Mix, Death’s Enchiladas, and Beating Heart Cupcakes. 

The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide by Lauren Wilson 

Includes recipes to make during the zombie apocalypse like: Carol’s Spring Cleaning Casserole, Carl’s Biscuits, and Dwight’s Egg Sandwich.  

 

Happy watching, happy cooking, and happy eating! 

 

Emma

Emma is an adult services librarian for the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. Her favorite genres to read include Horror, Historical Fiction, Biographies/Memoirs, Young Adult, and Fantasy. When not working or reading, she enjoys hiking, cross-stitching, and visiting antique stores, flea markets, and historic and abandoned places. She is a pet parent to two cats – Azalea and Abigail – and believes that libraries are an integral part of every community.