Everyone knows that there are a few good cookbooks you need to basically have every recipe you need in life. The Joy of Cooking, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and a good cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen are great to have in the wheelhouse and should give you recipes for anything you can’t find on Pinterest. But for those of us who love the weird and wacky, there are a whole SLEW of cookbooks that are a MUST for foodies who love TV, movies, books, and music.
Compiled for your shopping and reading enjoyment, here are 27 fantastically weird and wacky cookbooks that you add to your upcoming birthday or holiday lists. I actually do own a good handful of these myself and they’re quite amazing. My famous chocolate chip cookie recipe comes from Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook, I have made a handful of drinks from the Mad Men Cookbook and I’ve tried making Pumpkin Pasties from the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook (I also recently purchased Vincent Price’s cookbook, which is a full-color collection of some very unique and scrumptious recipes!). These are all real and all for sale on Amazon.com (they’re also all linked for easy shopping!).
Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price
The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and other Galactic Recipes
Baking Bad: Criminally Delicious Recipes. No Meth-in Around.
Star Trek Cookbook: The Official Cookbook from Star Trek’s First Chef
Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook
Are You Hungry Tonight?: Elvis’ Favorite Recipes
The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook
The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers
Grandpa’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Cookbook
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Fifty Shades of Chicken: 50 Chicken Recipes Bound to be Delicious
The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking
Orange is the New Black Cookbook: Bites, Booze, Secrets and Stories from Inside the Big House
Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook
Pulp Kitchen: Recipes for the Good, the Bad, and the Hungry
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes
TrueBlood Cookbook: Eats, Drinks and Bites
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men
A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Cooking Companion
A Treasury of Great Recipes by Mary and Vincent Price
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