What an awesome cookbook, who would think that you could get the same food that is in your most favorite geeky shows, such as Star Wars, Harry Potter and even Dr.Who? Well with this cookbook you can. The first chapter is Beverages, non alcoholic. Blue Milk from Star Wars, Red Potion from various video games such as The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft and World of Warcraft. Another beverage is Butter Beer from Harry Potter and of course it would not be complete without a "Blood" recipe from your favorite vampire shows. On to alcoholic recipes to add a bit of spice to your marathon watching geeky shows party.
Snacks and Appetizers come next. Such names, Figgins, Spoo, Cheese buns have the tastebuds tingling. Then of course my favorite is Soylent Green. If you have not seen this cheesy classic movie, then you are missing out for sure. There are recipes for soups and stews, entrees, cakes and cupcakes and desserts. There are varying degrees of difficulty in the recipes, some pretty simple, others pretty labor intensive. I would like to see nutritional information, but that is just me.
In the introduction, the author tells us how the idea for this book came to be. A great cook should follow their own instincts, according to Cassandra Reeder, make substitutions, add in whatever strikes your geeky soul. I think I will be trying Dragonbreath Chili...just the name sounds fiery. With each recipe the author lets the reader know a bit about where the the recipe was inspired from. Of course with the chili, I will have to tame it down a bit as hubby and I are upward in years and all that spice will certainly hurt our innards. But I sure want to try it. Another recipe that I want to try is 1Up Mushroom Cupcakes from....yup Super Mario Bros my favorite of all time game.
What do I think of the cookbook?? I think it is awesome! If you love to cook or bake, and you are a geek for anything science fiction, then you absolutely have to have this book. It is available in Kindle or print. I highly recommend this book. Very unique! You can visit the author here www.geekychef.com/
I am going to include the recipe for Butter Beer to get you guys started. This recipe is NOT from the book but from the authors website...this recipe looks pretty basic and the one in the cookbook looks much better, but this still gives you an idea
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup butterscotch sauce
2 tablespoons whipped butter,
room temperature 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda
Combine evaporated milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup.
Heat in microwave for 1 minute.
Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture.
Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.
Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs.
Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly.
Serve garnished with a cinnamon stick or an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.