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If you are craving new recipes but don’t know where to find them, cookbooks are a great resource for inspiration. Pop culture cookbooks reveal the stories behind our favorite movies and TV characters. They present a layered insight into how the foods consumed by some of the most memorable movie and TV characters were developed.
Take a look at this list and celebrate your favorite films and TV shows by cooking from these collections of recipes inspired by pop culture. These cookbooks are an awesome read for anyone who loves film and food!
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
Written By: Annie Gray
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies—and brings an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans. Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on-screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the popular dishes between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set —a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development.
With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer and co-creator of Downton Abbey, and featuring over 100 stunning color photographs, The Downton Abbey Cookbook also includes a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties and presents stills from across the TV series as well as the latest film. Notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, quotes from the characters, and descriptions of the scenes in which the foods appear provide vivid context for the dishes.
The recipes are grouped by occasion, which includes breakfast, luncheons, and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots, and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room.
Friends: The Official Cookbook
Written By: Amanda Yee
Gather your friends and prepare to say “How you doin’?” to more than 100 recipes inspired by the beloved hit sitcom. Whether you’re a seasoned chef like Monica Geller, just starting a catering business like Phoebe Buffay, or a regular old food enthusiast like Joey Tribbiani, Friends: The Official Cookbook offers a variety of recipes for chefs of all levels. From appetizers to main courses and drinks to desserts, each chapter includes iconic treats such as Monica’s Friendsgiving Feast, Rachel’s Trifle, Just for Joey Fries, Chandler’s “Milk You Can Chew,” Phoebe’s Grandmother’s Cookies, and of course, The Moist Maker.
Complete with more than seventy recipes and beautiful full-color photography; this charming cookbook is both a helpful companion for home cooks and a fun homage to the show that’s always been there for you.
Supernatural: The Official Cookbook
Burgers, Pies, and Other Bites from the Road
Written By: Julie Tremaine, Jessica Torres
Filled with delicious recipes inspired by the hit television series, this cookbook allows fans to experience the world of Supernatural like never before.
Whether you’re a seasoned chef, beginner cook, or diner food enthusiast like the Winchester Brothers, Supernatural: The Official Cookbook brings various savory and sweet recipes from the show to life. When they aren’t keeping humanity safe from all kinds of otherworldly threats, Dean and Sam often take time to eat and devise their next steps for hunting monsters at a small-town diner. This complete culinary guide features some of the brothers’ favorite dishes, such as Dean’s breakfast Pigs ‘N A Poke, cheeseburger and fries, angel food cake, Sam’s salads—and, of course, pie!
Featuring other recipes inspired by characters and locations and complete with illustrations, recipe modifications, and mouthwatering full-color photos, this cookbook will inspire you to not wait for your next road trip and prepare your delicious feast.
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Check out these other pop culture cookbooks, and let us know which one you would love to have!