Geek out with recipes inspired by books, movies, television, and video games!Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more
You've conquered comic con. You binge watch Star Wars regularly. Now, it's time to get your geek on in the kitchen!
Cassandra Reeder loves to cook, and she's a bona-fide mega-geek. Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, she 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, the Legend of Zelda and the World of Warcraft, this book features over 60 recipes and photos that you can re-create right in your own home for the geek in your life. Finally learn to create Butterbeer and Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter. Indulge in the 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 right in your kitchen! Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer...
This is the PERFECT gift book for the holiday season, for anyone who is a fan of sci-fi and fantasy movies!
The author really sought out authentic recipes (well as authentic as you can be realistically) and when there was no known ingredient, found something that would give the same look or taste, that could be used. Which means that these are recipes that you can USE. They aren't recipes that are 'quaint' and a book that will sit gathering dust on your shelf! You'll be pulling this one out and using recipes from it for just about every party (especially Halloween and Christmas!). Most of the recipes have color pictures, so you know what the recipe should look like, the instructions are clear and easy, and the ingredients are not crazy, you can get them locally! Which means any cook can use this book, no matter their age. And that makes it great for everybody, fantasy fan or not!
Well you KNOW what is opening up within a week, so of course I had to pull a recipe from Harry Potter! But, it's great for this time of year, so it's a natural too!
About the Author:
The first fictional food recipe Cassandra Reeder made was Tree Star Cookies inspired by The Land Before Time at age six. Her geeky nature combined with her love of cooking led to the creation of geekychef.com. The goal of Geeky Chef is to help the geek community bring their food fantasies to reality. So if you've ever found yourself drooling over Pumpkin Pasties in Harry Potter, curious about Lembas Bread from Lord of the Rings or wondering if the cake is really a lie, this blog is for you. Each dish is thoroughly researched to make the final product taste and/or look as close to the source material as possible. Of course, everyone will imagine differently, but Cassandra hopes to give dedicated geeks a run for their tastebuds.
Cassandra currently lives in Portland with her fiance and pet parrot. Despite what conclusions you may have come to, she is not actually a pirate. Well, she is mostly not actually a pirate.