Nerds come in all shapes and sizes and part of the beauty of that is that you can find people to connect with in all areas of the world. There’s no doubt that some of the friends we’ve met online, in game or in real life hold a special place in our hearts. The ones that cook and feed us during our Dungeons & Dragons games really take the cake when it comes to hangout time.
What should you get your amazing baking/cooking friend who also happens to share your favorite fandoms? How about some unconventional cookbooks based on some of the things we love most? Here are some great ideas for cookbooks to get them this holiday season. This is just a small collection of some of the amazing cookbooks we’ve covered in the past.
So, click through this collection, and find something for every kind of nerd!
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1. Bake Anime: 75 Sweet Recipes Spotted In―and Inspired by―Your Favorite Anime (A Cookbook)
This book is not only a great cookbook for anime inspired ideas but has a rich history of shows and food featured in them. “Bake Anime” is for all levels of baker and has some delicious Japanese treats you’ll definitely want to try. Get it on Amazon here.
2. The Unofficial SIMS Cookbook
Lean to make all of the delicious food that you see your SIMS enjoying on a daily basis with “The Unofficial SIMS Cookbook” on Amazon here.
3. Assassin’s Creed: The Culinary Codex
“Assassin’s Creed: The Culinary Codex” features every food that would have been eaten at the times featured in the games in places all around the world. The key idea of this book is to bring us recipes from the times and places some of the most famous assassins would have lived. Order it from Amazon here.
4. Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide
Features over 40 recipes inspired by the many locations Lara Croft visits across the world. “Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide” is a delicious tutorial on recipes based on the cultural history of the many locations Lara Croft has visited throughout her 25 years of adventures. Pick it up on Amazon here.
5. The Official “Alien” Cookbook
Delight your friends with a journey through the Xenomorph’s terrifying life cycle. “Alien: The Official Cookbook” collects 50 recipes inspired by the “Alien” franchise. Featuring recipes such as avocado Xenomorph eggs, and chicken facehugger cordon bleu, there’s something to whet every appetite, no matter how monstrous. This book will has a lot of pretty set ups for some very scary looking food. Pick it up here.
6. Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook: Official Holiday Recipes From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
What holiday wouldn’t be complete without a viewing of the infamous “Star Wars Christmas Special?” You can cook up some delicious Life Day treats with “Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook: Official Holiday Recipes From a Galaxy Far, Far Away” while day drinking and laughing at that horrible made for TV Holiday Special. This book features over 40 recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts, and beverages. Pick it up here.
7. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory
Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall. A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid’s hut. Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express. “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory – More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike” (what a mouthful) will have something for everyone. It’s also not licensed, authorized or approved by J.K. Rowling so major bonus points for that. Pick it up here.
8. Rick and Morty: The Official Cookbook
9. Sanrio Cookbook: 20 Recipes You Need To Know
Sanrio Cookbook: 20 Recipes You Need to Know is a great book for beginner cooks but also a great option for those who love baking and also love Sanrio. From this cookbook, you can make various cute, flavorful dishes and enjoy them while having a great time with your family and friends. Pick it up here.
10. The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers
The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book gives hungry fans their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher’s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day in seventy-five original, practical recipes. It is also a New York Times Bestseller. Pick it up here.