Hungry Like a (Dire) Wolf: Cookbooks Inspired by Our Fandoms

It all starts with a good book. Then a book series. Then, inevitably, a television series or a film. Your fandom is growing, but how can you satiate the hunger? Maybe you seek out your fandom at a convention, and try out cosplaying… What’s left?! What else can you do?! Fanfic, sure, sure. But you’re starting to get actually hungry. How about bringing it all home for a fandom-themed dinner party with friends? Dress up as your favorite characters! Read that fanfic aloud, for all to hear! The finale, of course, is the food! The Library, as it happens, has quite the collection of fandom-associated cookbooks:

A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook

Always wanted to try your hand at making Hot Pie’s hot pies? How about drinking some hot mulled wine that would keep even the Night’s Watch warm? This official recipe book includes over 100 recipes, divided by geographical region, and even includes a guide to dining, Westerosi style.

 

Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook

This cookbook, which features over 100 recipes from the Scottish Highlands and beyond, is great whether or not you’re planning an Outlander-themed dinner party. It’s a collection of historical, not fictional, recipes, and even includes traditional preparation methods. If you’re a fan of Outlander, a fan of Scottish cooking, or a historical food nerd, this cookbook is for you!

The Portlandia Cookbook

Food plays such a central role in the satirical world of Portlandia, that it’s no surprise that there is a companion cookbook. Including 50 recipes, from “cult-raised chicken” and “Stu’s stews,” this cookbook is full of stories from your favorite foodie Portlandia characters, and is great for any food lover that enjoys the off-centered show.

The Star Wars Cookbook

Get ready for the release of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi by making some punny Star Wars themed recipes: Yoda Soda, Tusken Raider Taters, Wookiee Cookies… you get the idea. Pretty ordinary foods with a Star Wars twist, and a lighthearted tone. One negative: the cookbook, having originally published in 1998, doesn’t include any of the more recent characters. This book is great for Star Wars fans of all ages.

Additional fandom cookbooks in the catalog can be found on this list.

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~posted by Mychal L.

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