The Geeky Chef Cookbook Review

The Geeky Chef Cookbook Review

Title: The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods
Author: Cassandra Reeder
Published: May 5, 2020, Race Point Publishing
No. of Pages: 160
Cover Price: $15.99 Paperback, $

Fantasy fans will be excited to pick up the latest cookbook from The Geeky Chef, Cassandra Reeder. Reeder has always been fascinated with the food mentioned in fantasy books, games, and movies, and she has a blog for all the geeks out there who concur. The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods is full of fantasy-type recipes that, while they seem a bit weird, are actually good to eat, and take away the guessing for readers who are wondering just what their favorite characters are eating.

There are a lot of fantasy lovers out there, so this cookbook fills a need, and will be one that belongs on the cookbook shelves of anyone who wants to prepare the foods in favorite fantasy books and video games. While there are excellent photographs of a few of the dishes, this cookbook could be improved if it had more. Otherwise, it is well-written, the recipes are easy to follow, and the end results are actually good enough to eat. Reeder has included recipes such as Treacle Tarts and Cauldron Cakes from Harry Potter, as well as Cheese Buns from The Hunger Games. The recipe for Highland Sandwiches from The Outlander is fairly involved (luscious handmade chutney), but well-worth it. Everybody, it seems, loves The Hobbit, and that series is represented in several recipes, including Seed Cakes, Cram, and Lembas. The legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and Super Mario Brothers video games have appealing recipes, and there are also several from Game of Thrones.

All told, this cookbook is a fantasy lover’s dream and will be enjoyed and cooked out of often.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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