The Geeky Chef Cookbook Review
It’s time to get your geek on in the kitchen!
Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, Cassandra Reeder started The Geeky Chef in 2008. She creates real-life recipes for all the delicious foods you’ve seen in your favorite sci-fi and fantasy movies, TV shows, and video games.
From Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games, to Doctor Who, Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft, The Geeky Chef Cookbook features over 60 recipes you can re-create in your own kitchen!
“Drawing inspiration from movies, video games and television shows, more than 60 recipes full of fantasy and science fiction are featured throughout the new cookbook. Lemon cakes – and bowls of brown if you’re, um, into that – allow you to eat your feelings after that Game of Thrones season five finale, while other fictional food formulas, including 1UP mushroom cupcakes (Super Mario Cart), Romulan Ale (Star Trek), bacon pancakes (Adventure Time) Moloko Plus (A Clockwork Orange) and lembas (The Lord of the Rings), transport your taste buds into another world.” – Creative Loafing
Photographed, step-by-step instructions show how to make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter, and Lemon Cakes from Game of Thrones. Sip from a bowl of Plomeek Soup from Star Trek and enjoy with Peeta’s Cheesy Bread from The Hunger Games.
Ranging from the iconic Sea-Salt ice-cream originating from Kingdom Heartsto the Nonfat Tofutti Rice Dreamsicle that Scully munches in X-Files, this book is festooned with beauties from all walks of nerd: videogames, TV shows and books galore. As a Twin Peaks enthusiast, Battlestar nut, admitted ‘Trekkie,’ avid videogame player and someone for whom most of these are beloved treasures, this is a fantastically creative work of art. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to start cooking.
(And not burn down my house in the process.)
EDIT: And drink Romulan ale. Lots and lots of Romulan ale.
Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer!