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

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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
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 19th 2015 by Race Point Publishing (first published April 15th 2015)
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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
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
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
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I'm Booked
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
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
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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
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April
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, whats-cookin
*(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
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Sarah
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
Good spread of fandoms represented. I can definitely see myself making a number of these recipes!
Khulood
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015, arc
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!
Stefanie Kellum
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I read a digital ARC of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss.
Ashley
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks, nonfiction
If you are a geek, you will love this cookbook!
Erikka
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2015
Great fun for a geek. Look to this book for party planning, binge watching your favorite shows or movies, or a gaming night!
Simone
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, nonfiction
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
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mad
May 23, 2015 added it
Shelves: reviewed, cookbooks
(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
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Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
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Siriusly
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: disappointments, food
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 ...more
Kathleen Kelly
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Kathleen Kelly
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
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 ...more
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 ...more
Nikki
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Amy
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks, hilarious
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?!?
Suzie Bookgirl
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
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!
Kerry
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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.
Julie H.
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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Sarah
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it
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, ...more
(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
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Sarah
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, netgalley
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
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Kristine
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
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).
Laurie
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
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.
Hayley Sellick
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, 3stars, non-fiction
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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