This is a weekly tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s challenge is to pick ten books with yummy foods – whether it’s a fictional story in which the characters have lots of tasty treats, or a cookbook that you love pulling recipes from! I’ll be honest, I don’t have 10 cookbooks to share with you guys today, but I do have a few beloved ones that I thought I’d link you to!
I’m using a new formatting for my list posts: you can now click on the book covers to be taken to each one’s Goodreads listing!
1. World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook
No joke – the WOW cookbook is my all-time favorite cookbook in life. My mother got my fiance a copy of this one for Christmas last year, and we have cooked probably half of the recipes in it so far (by “we”, I mostly mean “he”, because he is a national treasure and he loves to cook delicious yummies for us). A few of our favorites from the book are the Steaming Chicken Soup, Dalaran Brownies, Mulgore Spice Bread, Hearthglen Ambrosia, and Sweet Potato Bread.
By the way, if you decide to pick this one up, I highly recommend splurging on the physical copy rather than an ebook – it comes in the most stunning hardcover edition with beautiful, glossy photos.
2. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook
This one is a fairly new addition to our home, but damn, have we found some yummy treats in it already! My personal favorite so far has been the lemon cake recipe (which I actually requested for my early birthday dessert this past weekend!). What’s really neat about this cookbook is that, for each recipe, there are 2 variants: a GOT/middle ages version, and a modernized uptake!
3. The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers
Full disclosure: I actually pre-ordered this cookbook, so we’ve had it sitting around the house for over a year and a half, but we’ve still hardly used it. We just don’t cook burgers very often. That said, this cookbook is – no, seriously – HILARIOUS. If you enjoy the television show, you will love the puns and references in the recipes. If you enjoy the show and cooking burgers, well… what are you waiting for, anyways?
We have a running joke in our house that Alton Brown is the literal god of food on earth, and by “joke”, I essentially mean “religious beliefs that must be upheld at all costs”. One of the first things that my fiance and I bonded over was a mutual obsession with Alton Brown and the old Good Eats show, so when AB announced that he was putting out a cookbook of recipes he actually eats frequently in his own home, we pre-ordered that shit real quick. My favorite thing about this cookbook isn’t even the recipes, though – it’s how educational it is. True to Alton’s typical ways, if you’re a fan of his, you already know the man can’t go five minutes without turning something into a science lesson or learning experience, and that’s true with this book, too.
5, 6, 7. Thug Kitchen
I’m cheating a little with these, because I don’t actually own them yet, but I’ve been wanting to purchase them. These cookbooks are filled with profanity, sarcasm, and downright rudeness, so proceed with caution if you’re easily bothered by that sort of thing, but I flipped through them a bit in a bookstore recently and absolutely laughed my ass off. Plus, I think all three of them have strictly vegan recipes, and while we aren’t vegan, we have been wanting to find ways to incorporate more healthy foods into our diet. I just learned that BookOutlet has all 3 of these in stock, so I think I’ll grab one in my next order!