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It's time to get your geek on in the kitchen! Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, Cassandra Reeder 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, Legend of Zelda, and World It's time to get your geek on in the kitchen! Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, Cassandra Reeder 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, Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft, The Geeky Chef Cookbook features over 60 recipes you can re-create in your own kitchen! Photographed, step-by-step instructions show how to make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter, and 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. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer!


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It's time to get your geek on in the kitchen! Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, Cassandra Reeder 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, Legend of Zelda, and World It's time to get your geek on in the kitchen! Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, Cassandra Reeder 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, Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft, The Geeky Chef Cookbook features over 60 recipes you can re-create in your own kitchen! Photographed, step-by-step instructions show how to make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter, and 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. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer!

30 review for The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more

  1. 5 out of 5

    Yodamom

    recipes- 3.5 stars creativity-5 stars My geek-ish heart was all over the place with happiness when I received this book. As a foodie and book nerd I have always tried to replicate similar dishes as seen in my favorite books and shows. My daughter made fish stick and custard when we watched Dr. Who. Not the greatest of tastes, we made it with vanilla custard. Yeah imagine that now. LOL I have been saved because there is an edible version in this book that looks the part and tastes fabulous. There a recipes- 3.5 stars creativity-5 stars My geek-ish heart was all over the place with happiness when I received this book. As a foodie and book nerd I have always tried to replicate similar dishes as seen in my favorite books and shows. My daughter made fish stick and custard when we watched Dr. Who. Not the greatest of tastes, we made it with vanilla custard. Yeah imagine that now. LOL I have been saved because there is an edible version in this book that looks the part and tastes fabulous. There are drinks alcoholic and not, snacks, entrées, desserts and some ideas for set up. You want to try the Butter Beer, it is so good. This book is fun and filled with easy to make recipes great for parties, game nights, book clubs, Scout meetings, political rallies, office parties any event where you want to add fun to the table and see who gets it. A great gift choice for those hard to buy for people.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    I have yet to try any of the receipts, so this review is just for the book's contents. Have you ever wanted to throw a theme party? Or just wanted to throw together a special dinner for you geek girlfriend/boyfriend? Now you can! How about starting the dinner with a nice Slurm from Futurama or if you want to get your significant other in special mood an alcoholic beverage like a Romulan Ale. Some snacks and appetizers is a must; Perhaps he/she/they are a Doctor Who fan? Some Fish Fingers and Custar I have yet to try any of the receipts, so this review is just for the book's contents. Have you ever wanted to throw a theme party? Or just wanted to throw together a special dinner for you geek girlfriend/boyfriend? Now you can! How about starting the dinner with a nice Slurm from Futurama or if you want to get your significant other in special mood an alcoholic beverage like a Romulan Ale. Some snacks and appetizers is a must; Perhaps he/she/they are a Doctor Who fan? Some Fish Fingers and Custard or Lembas from LOTR. Hell why not some Spoo (Babylon 5) Now for dinner; a nice Lamb Stew with Plums just the way Katniss wants it. Perhaps you are really lucky and have gotten yourself some Star Trek fans over for dinner or have a girlfriend/boyfriend that is a Trekkie then you can serve Plomeek Soup. As for the entrée, if you have started with the Plommek Soup why not cook some Gagh, a dish that any fun loving Klingon love. Now we have come to my favorite part of the book; Cakes and Cupcakes and boy here we have some real treats. How about some Lemon cake (A Song of Ice and Fire) or Butter Cakes (Silent Hill) or some Cauldron Cakes, or all three of them? Everyone still hungry for more, how about a dessert? Some Turkish Delight straight out of Narnia, they are so good you will betray your siblings for them. Or some Pumpkin Pasties that would make any Harry Potter fan overjoyed with happiness? I received this copy from Race Point Publishing through Edelweiss in return for an honest review!

  3. 4 out of 5

    I'm Booked

    I'm proud to be a geek and I've spent half of my adult life working in restaurants; I've worked as a bartender, a chef, a hospitality manager and a party planner and I'm familiar with ALL of the material that was used as inspiration for this book. When I saw this book I instantly purchased it because I sooooo wanted to love it. Unfortunately, it leaves a lot to be desired. A better title for this cookbook would be FOOD TO DYE FOR. Do you want to make SLURM form Futurerama? Me too, until I discover I'm proud to be a geek and I've spent half of my adult life working in restaurants; I've worked as a bartender, a chef, a hospitality manager and a party planner and I'm familiar with ALL of the material that was used as inspiration for this book. When I saw this book I instantly purchased it because I sooooo wanted to love it. Unfortunately, it leaves a lot to be desired. A better title for this cookbook would be FOOD TO DYE FOR. Do you want to make SLURM form Futurerama? Me too, until I discover that it requires green food dye. How about Blue Milk from Star Wars? Oh wait, more added food coloring! Surely the author could have come up with something to add to Red Potion to make it red.....NOPE, just add Red Dye Number 40 ( the same one that is finally being removed from the "food" that is marketed to our children here in the States). Oooh, a recipe for Vampire' s Blood! Perfect for Halloween! To make it just be sure that your kitchen is stocked with BOTH red AND yellow food dye. Scary! This book did inspire me to geek out in the kitchen, however, I'll be mixing up my own concoctions.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bunny

    SO MUCH GOODNESS. Almost every fandom imaginable can be found here. Including Buffy, if only for a split second for, well, Blood. And she refers to Twilight as "the T word" which HA! Multiple Firefly references, too. Stop bribing me, Reeder, you grabbed me early on. I want to make so many of these. No joke. From a GoT Bowl o'Brown to Harry Potter Treacle Tart. The recipes vary wildly in skill level, but her descriptions and ingredient lists are not terribly hard to follow. What really impressed me SO MUCH GOODNESS. Almost every fandom imaginable can be found here. Including Buffy, if only for a split second for, well, Blood. And she refers to Twilight as "the T word" which HA! Multiple Firefly references, too. Stop bribing me, Reeder, you grabbed me early on. I want to make so many of these. No joke. From a GoT Bowl o'Brown to Harry Potter Treacle Tart. The recipes vary wildly in skill level, but her descriptions and ingredient lists are not terribly hard to follow. What really impressed me is, with all of these recipes she's developed, she explains the nutritional information on the vitamin-packed ingredients she's included in each. Seriously, such a fun and fantastic book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    April

    *(Received free digital copy from Edelweiss in exchange for review.) I LOVED THIS COOKBOOK. My partner and I are huge geeks, so this baby will probably be on our shelf as soon as we get around to buying the original copy. Ranging from the iconic Sea-Salt ice-cream originating from Kingdom Hearts to the Nonfat Tofutti Rice Dreamsicle that Scully munches in X-Files, this book is festooned with beauties from all walks of nerd: videogames, TV shows and books galore. As a Twin Peaks enthusiast, Battle *(Received free digital copy from Edelweiss in exchange for review.) I LOVED THIS COOKBOOK. My partner and I are huge geeks, so this baby will probably be on our shelf as soon as we get around to buying the original copy. Ranging from the iconic Sea-Salt ice-cream originating from Kingdom Hearts to the Nonfat Tofutti Rice Dreamsicle that Scully munches in X-Files, this book is festooned with beauties from all walks of nerd: videogames, TV shows and books galore. As a Twin Peaks enthusiast, Battlestar nut, admitted 'Trekkie,' avid videogame player and someone for whom most of these are beloved treasures, this is a fantastically creative work of art. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to start cooking. (And not burn down my house in the process.) EDIT: And drink Romulan ale. Lots and lots of Romulan ale.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Good spread of fandoms represented. I can definitely see myself making a number of these recipes!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Khulood

    I liked the recipes in the book. I found that they were simple, and some are easy to veganise. The range of fandoms that could create yummies from it is vast. Can't wait to try more of the recipes. *This arc was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    If you are a geek, you will love this cookbook!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Erikka

    Great fun for a geek. Look to this book for party planning, binge watching your favorite shows or movies, or a gaming night!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stefanie Kellum

    *I read a digital ARC of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Simone

    Thank you for Netgalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review. Listen. I am a nerd. I am a huge, capital 'N' Nerd and I love all things bookish, tv-series-ish, film-ish or anything else geeky-ish. That obviously includes the food. I mean, what is Harry Potter without the constant mention of treacle tart, really? Or the twelfth Doctor without his fishfingers and custards? Which means that I could not be more excited that there is a book for people like me. To re-make, re-live and be part of t Thank you for Netgalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review. Listen. I am a nerd. I am a huge, capital 'N' Nerd and I love all things bookish, tv-series-ish, film-ish or anything else geeky-ish. That obviously includes the food. I mean, what is Harry Potter without the constant mention of treacle tart, really? Or the twelfth Doctor without his fishfingers and custards? Which means that I could not be more excited that there is a book for people like me. To re-make, re-live and be part of their favourite fantasy world through the fabulousness that is good food. And holy guacamoly is Cassandra doing a good job. If anyone here is not familar with her blog, why not? Please check it out right after this review. And after you've ordered this cook book. First off, this book is just lovely to look at. It is designed in a simple style but makes my nerdy heart sing whenever there is a colourful silhouette of a snitch. Secondly, Cassandra is doing an absolute wonderful job reeling the reader/chef into the recipes by starting them off with relatable anecdotes. I honestly grinned to myself more than once, thinking "yep, that's it!" Now, I am an absolute noob in the kitchen, but most of the recipes are so simple and great that even I can do them and they look AMAZING (my personal favourite are the Pumpkin Pasties, SO GOOD!), which means that you definitely have no excuse not trying these out. The pictures along want to make you be really good at cooking, I promise you. Lastly, I have seen that Cassandra does have tips on making the dishes veggie or even vegan (at least some of them) - at least on her blog, which I highly appreciate. If I had to say something negative at all, then it would be that there are no iZombie recipes in this book. But that is not negative after all because this can be taken as my appeal to Cassandra to maybe create a whole iZombie cookbook! Every episode starts off with Liv cooking, after all (pretty, pretty, pretty please?) So all that's left to say is: get your cosplays and aprons ready and COOK!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic copy of this book for review through Edelweiss.) Let me start out by saying that, as a vegan, what drew me to The Geeky Chef Cookbook wasn't so much the recipes as the intersection of food and pop culture. Two of my favorite things, made exponentially better when mashed up together! I wouldn't exactly call myself a chef, but I do love to play with my food, and I'm no stranger to veganizing and recipie-zing (is that a word? can we make it one?) foods f (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic copy of this book for review through Edelweiss.) Let me start out by saying that, as a vegan, what drew me to The Geeky Chef Cookbook wasn't so much the recipes as the intersection of food and pop culture. Two of my favorite things, made exponentially better when mashed up together! I wouldn't exactly call myself a chef, but I do love to play with my food, and I'm no stranger to veganizing and recipie-zing (is that a word? can we make it one?) foods from my favorite books and television shows. To wit: last year's VeganMoFo theme, Carbs & Rec, in which I blogged foods found in and inspired by the always-awesome Parks & Recreation (may she rest in peace). There were Mac & Cheese Pizzas, Meat Tornadoes, Champion’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Birthday Biscuits, You Just Got JAMMED! Kolaches, and of course waffles galore. One of these years, I'd love to do a His Dark Materials theme, but the pressure! It's so intense! I want everyone to love Lyra and Will and Mary and Iorek as much as I do! I'd even settle for half as much. I feel like it's my chance to introduce some vegans and veg-curious peeps to this amazing alternate universe, and I don't want to screw it up. Anyway. My point is: Pop culture and food? Totally my jam. Even though I thought it unlikely that I'd actually make anything from The Geeky Chef Cookbook - or at least precisely as directed - I suspected I might enjoy it anyway, maybe even come away with some new ideas and a list of recipes to veganize. And it's a really cute cookbook! A little on the short side, maybe, with a little more than 60 recipes, but lots of fun nonetheless. The recipes are loosely organized into seven categories: non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages; snacks and appetizers; soups and stews; entrees; cakes and cupcakes; and desserts. Many recipes include a photos; however, since I was reading this on a Kindle, it's difficult to really get a feel for the aesthetics of the physical book. I know that many cookbook aficionados prefer glossy pages and lush, mouthwatering photos; from where I sit, the book looks pretty text-heavy. That said, the Kindle version is quite usable: easy to browse, with no weird formatting issues, etc. Reeder pulls her inspiration from a multitude of sources: books, movies, television shows, and video games. If you haven't heard of a certain title, don't despair: Reeder includes a brief synopsis of each piece of media - and the food's place in it - in the recipe intro. While most of the source material only has one associated recipe, there is a little repetition (Star Trek, Legend of Zelda, and Harry Potter receive the most attention). I made a little list, mostly to satisfy my own curiosity: Adventure Time - 1 Avatar: The Last Airbender - 1 The Avengers - 1 Babylon 5 - 1 Battlestar Galactica - 1 Bioshock - 1 The Chronicles of Narnia - 1 A Clockwork Orange - 1 The Dark Tower - 1 Deadly Premonition - 1 Defiance - 1 Discworld - 1 Dr. Who - 1 Dragonriders of Pern - 1 Dune - 1 Earthbound - 1 The Elder Scrolls - 2 Firefly/Serenity - 2 Futurama - 2 Harry Potter - 4 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 1 The Hunger Games - 2 Kingdom Hearts - 1 Legend of Zelda - 5 Lord of the Rings - 3 Mass Effect - 1 Minecraft - 1 Monkey Island - 1 Pokemon - 1 Portal - 1 Pulp Fiction - 1 Redwall - 1 Silent Hill - 1 A Song of Ice and Fire - 3 Soylent Green - 1 South Park - 1 Start Trek - 5 Star Wars - 1 Super Mario Brothers - 1 World of Warcraft - 1 I guess your feelings on the breakdown will depend largely on your fandom allegiances. I would have liked to see a little more variety, maybe limiting each book/show/video game to one recipe per and including a wider variety of media. I can't lie, it severed ye ole daemon (just a touch!) to see His Dark Materials overlooked (marzipan! make something with marzipan!) while The Chronicles of Narnia made the cut. I was pleasantly surprised by some of literary references (The Dragonriders of Pern; The Dark Tower). Ditto: the television shows and movies that don't immediately scream "geeky!" (South Park, Pulp Fiction). There are also three "generic" recipes for blood (vampires), red potions (video games), and mead (misc. geek) that I thought were pretty fun and creative. Happily, many of the recipes are easily veganized by swapping out the animal-derived ingredients for a vegan version. Exhibit A: I've already made my own version of the "Bacon Pancakes" without realizing their connection to Adventure Time - it's as simple as taking your own favorite pancake recipe and throwing some pan-fried Lightlife bacon in there. Vegans even get a shout-out in "Blue Milk" - which basically sounds like a beautiful blue ice cream shake, btw. Some of the entrees and soups and stews require a little more creativity, though; I'm not aware of a prepackaged, plant-based version of lamb ("Lamb Stew with Plums"), for example. And the "Big Kahuna Burger" involves making patties from scratch; I could probably adapt an existing quinoa cake recipe so that they include the appropriate seasonings and toppings, but that feels like too much work. Easier to start with a pre-made patty and use everything important as toppings. Reeder cautions that some of the recipes include hard-to-find ingredients, but everything looked fairly normal to me. (Maybe our standards just differ, since I'm used to frequenting three different specialty stores and then combing the 'net for everything I still can't find.) The instructions are straightforward and nothing seems too terribly complicated, although some of the more involved recipes are best left to intermediate+ cooks - or beginners who are super-motivated and don't mind getting their hands (and kitchens!) dirty. http://www.easyvegan.info/2015/06/01/...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Siriusly

    The fun-ness of this book is its saving grace. Several recipes are obviously just filler recipes to beef up the book. Some ingredients would work better in some recipes. Example: Blue Milk from Star Wars uses blueberry and food food coloring. To me, this is kind of a cop out. For milk, taro would be a better match and add some blueberry for color. Then she turns what’s supposed to be milk into a milkshake by adding vanilla ice cream. 🤷‍♂️ Then there’s the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Hitchhi The fun-ness of this book is its saving grace. Several recipes are obviously just filler recipes to beef up the book. Some ingredients would work better in some recipes. Example: Blue Milk from Star Wars uses blueberry and food food coloring. To me, this is kind of a cop out. For milk, taro would be a better match and add some blueberry for color. Then she turns what’s supposed to be milk into a milkshake by adding vanilla ice cream. 🤷‍♂️ Then there’s the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Hitchhiker’s Guide. This drink well, it’s POTENT. Missed opportunity to use overproof liquors here. I’m not one for excessive drinking, but making a stiff drink STIFF when mimicking the strongest drink in the galaxy should be the way to go. I’m probably being super picky, but most of these recipes are just things one can surmise on his/her own. Nothing that stands out. Still, I love the concept and Reeder knows the difference between a geek and a nerd. 🤓

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michelle (In Libris Veritas)

    Full Review to Come

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen Kelly

    Calling all Geeks!! 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" re Calling all Geeks!! 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   Ingredients    1/4 cup evaporated milk    1/4 cup butterscotch sauce    2 tablespoons whipped butter,    room temperature 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda    Directions   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.    See more at:http://www.geekychef.com/2008/12/butt...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen Kelly

    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 favor 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 Ingredients 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup butterscotch sauce 2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda Directions 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. See more at: http://www.geekychef.com/2008/12/butt...

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marathon County Public Library

    Calling all fellow geeks out there!! Have you ever pondered how the food from your favorite TV shows, movies and video games would taste? Here is your chance to experience what was once a mystery! This book is full of unofficial recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda...just to name a few. I am a self proclaimed geek and I squealed with joy upon opening this wondrous collection of recipes. The recipes are easy to follow and the pictures that accompany them are Calling all fellow geeks out there!! Have you ever pondered how the food from your favorite TV shows, movies and video games would taste? Here is your chance to experience what was once a mystery! This book is full of unofficial recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda...just to name a few. I am a self proclaimed geek and I squealed with joy upon opening this wondrous collection of recipes. The recipes are easy to follow and the pictures that accompany them are staged wonderfully. This could give you many ideas for throwing a party and decorating it as well. Don't pass this cookbook by! Ashley C. / Marathon County Public Library Find this book in our library catalog.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    This book is so cool! It has the big recipes from each fandom - butterbeer, lembas bread, the one-up mushrooms from Mario, you name it. I made the lemon cakes for the Game of Thrones finale and they turned out really moist and yummy, sort of like lemon corn bread. I tweaked the recipe a bit and made them into mini muffins so people could just grab them off the buffet table. Everyone loved them! Can't wait to try some more recipes.

  19. 4 out of 5

    La La

    This brilliant book is filled with easy to follow recipes from, and inspired by, our favorite geek loved television shows, movies, books, and video games. However, the illustrative photographs were amateurish and left a lot to be desired. I was approved for this eARC through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Loved this! I consider myself to be fairly geeky, but after reading this book, I realize there's a whole bunch of fandoms I was previously unaware of. And I totally have some book and movie recommendations now! I enjoyed the excerpts before each recipe, and I'm excited to try some of them out! But where to start?!?

  21. 4 out of 5

    Suzie Bookgirl

    A cookbook full of foods that are featured in all our favourite geeky books and movies. So think Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dr Who, Lord of the Rings and many more. Lots of fun and a few new foods to try. My biggest surprise was that the custard in fish fingers and custard was savoury and not sweet.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Delicious range of recipes from tv, gaming, cartoons and books. Very creative and visually appealing with explanations of the series for the uninitiated. Can't wait to try some of these out!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

    This cookbook will bring the squee out of any geek. I can't wait to try out some of the recipes before sitting down to enjoy some of my favorite shows.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Julie H.

    Gamer, blogger, fangirl Cassandra Reeder has written The Geeky Chef Cookbook to update and improve some of the recipes provided on her blog. This book contains recipes for beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), snacks and appetizers, soups and stews, sandwiches, cakes and cupcakes, and desserts (not to be confused with cakes and cupcakes). All of the book's contents are clever as heck. In terms of actually ingesting them, however, some appeal more conceptually than digestively, in my estimatio Gamer, blogger, fangirl Cassandra Reeder has written The Geeky Chef Cookbook to update and improve some of the recipes provided on her blog. This book contains recipes for beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), snacks and appetizers, soups and stews, sandwiches, cakes and cupcakes, and desserts (not to be confused with cakes and cupcakes). All of the book's contents are clever as heck. In terms of actually ingesting them, however, some appeal more conceptually than digestively, in my estimation. Things that I most definitely will be trying include the following. In the alcoholic bevvies arena we have Klah (Dragonriders of Pern), Hot Spiced Wine (A Song of Fire and Ice), Mudder's Milk (Firefly), and the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). As for snacks and apps, I'm game for the Figgins (inspired by Pratchett's Discworld series), and the cheese buns (The Hunger Games). In the soups and stews area, I've tabbed Reeder's lamb stew with plums (The Hunger Games) and Dragonbreath Chili (World of Warcraft). From the wonderful world of sammies, I've made note of her instructions for shawarma (The Avengers) and Sinner's Sandwich (inspired by the video game Deadly Premonitions). I was quite surprised to note that, while incredibly clever, I have absolutely zero interest in either making or eating any of the cakes and cupcakes contained here. Finally, in the world of desserts, I'd be happy to prepare and consume the Chocolate Salty Balls (a la South Park). All told, this is a very fun book, esp. for self-acknowledged geeks, nerds, dweebs, and/or intellectual badasses. If you can't readily locate the book, or if someone has beaten you up and taken your book-buying and/or lunch money, be sure to catch up with Reeder online at www.geekychef.com

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I read this cover to cover, as I heard the suggestion that cook books are a great thing to read for comfort in these days of pandemic. I will certainly admit that someone else's geek can me different from my geek, and we all have different things that stand out or sci-fi series that we love. First off, there was far too much food coloring used in these recipes. There are natural ways that food gets color! I use turmeric in lots of recipes (soups and other things) for a delicious, savory flavor, I read this cover to cover, as I heard the suggestion that cook books are a great thing to read for comfort in these days of pandemic. I will certainly admit that someone else's geek can me different from my geek, and we all have different things that stand out or sci-fi series that we love. First off, there was far too much food coloring used in these recipes. There are natural ways that food gets color! I use turmeric in lots of recipes (soups and other things) for a delicious, savory flavor, so there's no reason you need to add yellow food coloring to a soup. Not sure why bubbly pies were missed from Pern, either, particularly when you had klah. And providing a recipe for mead that is not actual mead is just nonsense. I remember making a honey-lemon mead from an SCA recipe years ago that did not require extensive brewing equipment, and something like that would have been fine. Also, there were too damn many recipes for weird milks. I mean, I get that apparently there are a lot of them in sci-fi and gaming worlds, but 5 different ones in a book this size is too many. Maybe pick 2. Generally, though, the write-ups were entertaining, and it made me curious about the author's blog. I'd give the book 4 stars for the write-ups and pictures, 2 for the selection of recipes.

  26. 5 out of 5

    (a)lyss(a)

    This book has food and drink recipes inspired by a variety of video games/shows/movies. I was surprised how many of the recipes call for food dye. I get that to look like the game/show some dying is necessary but especially for the drinks I was hoping for a little more natural flavors. There's a few recipes I may try, but overall some of these seem like complex versions of standard recipes. That being said this is the first book in a collection so I'm interested to see if they're all like this o This book has food and drink recipes inspired by a variety of video games/shows/movies. I was surprised how many of the recipes call for food dye. I get that to look like the game/show some dying is necessary but especially for the drinks I was hoping for a little more natural flavors. There's a few recipes I may try, but overall some of these seem like complex versions of standard recipes. That being said this is the first book in a collection so I'm interested to see if they're all like this or not.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kristine

    The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-March. Recipes for appetizers, soups, mains, and desserts of food seen onscreen, on-page, or mentioned in passing (i.e. the Matrix’ Tastee Wheat, Game of Thrones’ Bowl o’ Brown, or the Portal cake that is so Delicious and Moist, though probably not so for Super Mario’s 1Up Mushroom Cupcakes).

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    This is a fun cookbook with recipes inspired from many different nerdy shows, books and films. Haven't had the the time to try any of the recipes out just yet, but I plan to try out a few of them in the future as they sound delicious. Ingredients used in the recipes seem to be stuff that anyone could find at their local supermarket anywhere in the world. When it comes to the recipes themselves they are easy to follow (they are numbered), and as an European I'm happy that the degrees and measurem This is a fun cookbook with recipes inspired from many different nerdy shows, books and films. Haven't had the the time to try any of the recipes out just yet, but I plan to try out a few of them in the future as they sound delicious. Ingredients used in the recipes seem to be stuff that anyone could find at their local supermarket anywhere in the world. When it comes to the recipes themselves they are easy to follow (they are numbered), and as an European I'm happy that the degrees and measurements are written out in Celsius and millilitres/grams as this makes cooking so much easier when I don't have to convert it between two different systems. I also liked the short introduction for each dish, presenting how and why the foods are relevant in their respective medium.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    3.5 stars. Some fun ideas, but most of these recipes involve a decent amount of cooking talent. I would have liked to have seen photos with every recipe - I need a picture for reference to have an idea of whether my result is anything like what was intended.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Hayley Sellick

    As you can probably tell by now, I’m on a bit of a ‘geeky cookbook’ theme at the moment. This one was fine. Wasn’t amazing, wasn’t bad. I did enjoy the intros to each of the recipes. Clearly the author is very passionate about the subject!

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