Review: The Geeky Chef Cookbook

Review: The Geeky Chef Cookbook

The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder is a perfect sidekick to any fan’s kitchen. This cookbook has a wealth of recipes for so many of your favourite T.V. shows, movies, and video games. The instructions are simple and the ingredients are easy to source as well. It is a fun book that has lots of great photos and ideas for so many fandoms.

Review: The Geeky Chef CookbookTitle: The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods
Author: Cassandra Reeder
Also by this author: The Geeky Chef Drinks: Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and More
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

You’ve watched the TV shows and movies, played the video games, and read the books. Now it’s time to level-up your geek factor…into the kitchen. From Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, and Star Trek to Doctor Who, The Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft, The Geeky Chef compiles over 60 delectable, ethereal, and just plain odd—yet oddly delicious—recipes that you can re-create right in your own home. This smaller hardcover version of the original book has a new, fresh, modern design and includes 10 additional recipes from The Geeky Chef Strikes Back, making it the perfect gift for the geek in your life.

A self-proclaimed nerd with a fondness for cooking, author Cassandra Reeder, creator of The Geeky Chef blog, has thoroughly researched every dish to make the final product look and taste as close to the source material as possible. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and fun themed photos, these simple recipes will soon have you unlocking achievements in the kitchen, no matter if you’re cooking for yourself, a friend, or even a viewing party.

So if you’ve ever found yourself thirsting for Lon Lon Milk, drooling over Pumpkin Pasties, or being a tad bit curious about Cram, this cookbook is for you. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer!

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder

If you are homebound at the moment, this is a fantastic book of recipes to lift your spirits. The Geeky Chef Cookbook is such a joy to read and the recipes that accompany so many well-loved shows and games will add to your binge-watching or gaming experience. It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list without overwhelming you, but fans of Buffy, Outlander, Harry Potter, and Zelda will not be disappointed with this book. The different types of recipes are as follows:

  • Basic Prep Recipes
  • Snacks, Appetizers, and Sides
  • Soups and Stews
  • Main Dishes
  • Cakes and Cupcakes
  • Other Desserts

❀ Lots of Great Recipe Ideas

I always like to try a few recipes to accompany my reviews and this book is no exception. I have bookmarked quite a few and am excited to give them a try. As most of the ingredients in my home at the moment are pantry items, I was happy to discover that I had the supplies to make Pumm’s Hot Pumpkin Soup from The Legend of Zelda. I have made quite a few variations of pumpkin soup in the past and I enjoyed the spice combination in this recipe.

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Pumm’s Hot Pumpkin Soup

❀ A Fantastic Edition to any Fan’s Collection

The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder is a fantastic addition to any fan’s collection. The book is whimsical with wonderful photographs and easy to follow instructions. A must-have for fans who enjoy a little themed snacking.

About Cassandra Reeder

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The first fictional food recipe Cassandra Reeder made was Tree Star Cookies inspired by The Land Before Time at age six. Her geeky nature combined with her love of cooking led to the creation of The goal of Geeky Chef is to help the geek community bring their food fantasies to reality. So if you've ever found yourself drooling over Pumpkin Pasties in Harry Potter, curious about Lembas Bread from Lord of the Rings or wondering if the cake is really a lie, this blog is for you. Each dish is thoroughly researched to make the final product taste and/or look as close to the source material as possible. Of course, everyone will imagine differently, but Cassandra hopes to give dedicated geeks a run for their tastebuds.

Cassandra currently lives in Portland with her husband, baby boy and pet parrot. Despite what conclusions you may have come to, she is not actually a pirate. Well, she is mostly not actually a pirate.

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