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If you love to cook, chances are, you’re always on the lookout for new delicious recipes to try. While the Internet and social media make finding new recipes easier than ever, there’s still something to be said about the satisfaction of cooking with a cookbook set out in front of you. And that’s even more so the case when the cookbook comes with a fun theme. Rather than focusing solely on appetizers, entrees, side dishes, or desserts, however, today, we’re here to talk about entertainment-inspired cookbooks. More specifically, those written with some of the most beloved shows of our time in mind. Can’t help but feel nostalgic when you flip on Gilmore Girls? You’ll swoon over the new official cookbook of the show. Love the comforting comedy of Friends? There’s a cookbook with dozens of recipes to emulate the show. Prefer a bit (okay, a lot) more drama? The Sopranos cookbook will quickly become your new cooking companion. The point is, no matter your pop culture preference, there are cookbooks that fit the bill.
To save you from searching for them on your own, ahead you’ll find 10 cookbooks based on some of the most popular shows of the 21st century. Happy cooking!
Gilmore Girls: The Official Cookbook
Take your taste buds to Stars Hollow with the new Gilmore Girls cookbook, which debuts on May 10, 2022. (Though, it’s currently available for pre-order.) Commemorating some of the most iconic people and places from the show, the Gilmore Girls: The Official Cookbook showcases dishes from the Dragonfly Inn, Luke’s Diner, Emily and Richard’s dinner table, and more. Each recipe is accompanied by bright, colorful photography that will make you want to whip up the dish even more. Whether you do so for a Gilmore Girls watch night or simply to spruce up your weekly meal plan, you’ll be glad to have this cookbook on hand.
Tastes Like Schitt: The Unofficial Cookbook of Schitt’s Creek
Despite being a truly hilarious name for a cookbook, Schitt’s Creek fans will jump for joy when discovering this quirky paperback cookbook (that’s also available on Kindle). Although it’s the unofficial cookbook of the show, it features over 40 recipes inspired by Café Tropical, the Rosebud Motel, Twyla, and Jocelyn Schitt herself. And considering it has a 4.5-star review, it’s unlikely that the recipes will make you want to say, “Ew, David!” IYKYK.
The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook: More Than 150 Favorite Southern Recipes
Can’t stop streaming the Netflix hit series, Sweet Magnolias? Whether you’re sad that the third season has yet to be confirmed or are plainly looking for a way to bring a piece of Serenity, South Carolina to your own table, The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook will quickly become a mainstay in your kitchen. Filled with over 150 recipes, the cookbook is basically a bible of Southern cooking, accompanied by fun tidbits from the show. With it by your side, you may very well feel like the fourth member of Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue’s admirable friendship (not to mention their famous margarita nights).
The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends
If Phoebe, Rachel, Monica, Ross, Joey, and Chandler are among your favorite characters of all time, you’re sure to enjoy this unofficial Friends cookbook. Available on Kindle and in hardcover, this cookbook features 160 pages of appetizer, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes inspired by the people, places, and inside jokes of the beloved 90s sitcom.
Tastes Like Schmidt: The Unofficial New Girl Cookbook: Recipes from the Loft
New Girl fans will freak when they find out there’s an unofficial cookbook dedicated to the show. Chock full of appetizers, drinks, entrees, desserts, and even the infamous sauce, this cookbook, which is sold in Paperback and Kindle versions, has over 40 recipes New Girl fans will be excited to whip up.
The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers
Who doesn’t love a delicious burger? Well, Bob’s Burgers fans know that there are more than a few ways to grill the delicious classic. Of course, what so many thought were fake recipes for Bob Belcher’s Burger of the Day ended up in this cookbook that pays homage to the many, many joke burgers from the show. No, really, there are 75 recipes that will make you rethink the classic cheeseburger. The only question is, will you be able to try them all?
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
Hoping for a more refined palette? The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook is a great place to look for tasty, elevated recipes. Hoping to cook an English-inspired breakfast, lunch, or supper? There are recipes for that. Need a little inspiration for your upcoming tea party or picnic? There are recipes for those occasions, too. Best of all, each recipe is accompanied by beautiful imagery and stills from the show, both of which make the cookbook even more of a joy to flip through and cook from.
Forking Good: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place
Can’t help but feel good when watching NBC’s The Good Place? You’ll feel even better when watching it while whipping up a recipe from the show’s unofficial cookbook. The fully illustrated cookbook combines 30 recipes with factual snippets and show references, making this cookbook just as much a cooking companion as an educational pop culture-inspired textbook.
The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco
The Sopranos might be an iconic mobster crime show, but it’s also a reminder of the importance of family. With that in mind, this cookbook compiles 100 recipes from Artie Bucco, the show’s much-beloved chef. The cookbook is a celebration of Southern Italian cuisine, The Sopranos, and the overall drama of the cult-favorite HBO show.
A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook
Another HBO Show with its own cookbook? Game of Thrones! Endorsed by George R. R. Martin himself, this popular cookbook is sold in hardcover and Kindle editions, and features over 100 GoT-inspired recipes organized by region. Whether you’re looking to whip up a breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipe worthy of Westeros, this artfully-designed cookbook has you covered.
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