The Unofficial Simpson's Cookbook Review

The Unofficial Simpson's Cookbook Review

Title: The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook: From Krusty Burgers to Marge's Pretzels, Famous Recipes from Your Favorite Cartoon Family
Author: Laurel Randolph
Published: August 3, 2021, Adams Media
No. of Pages: 160
Cover Price: $21.99 Hardcover, $10.99 Kindle

The Simpsons has been an American icon for years, and while the popular television show hasn’t actually focused on food, there have been dozens of references to food during the many seasons of the show. Laurel Randolph has taken those references and turned them into an unofficial cookbook that will definitely appeal to Simpson fans everywhere. The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook: From Krusty Burgers to Marge's Pretzels, Famous Recipes from Your Favorite Cartoon Family is fun, and if you happen to be a fan, it is a cookbook you’ll want to own.

The recipes are written in standard recipe format so that they are easy to follow, and many of them actually are appealing and cooks will actually want to make them. The recipes are mostly easy with minimal ingredients (although there are a few that are a bit time consuming and while not difficult, may take a bit of time to prepare), and most cooks, beginners to advanced, will find the recipes easy-to-follow and worth making. There are enough good dishes to prepare that fans could plan a Simpson watch-a-thon and invite their friends to watch several seasons while eating the fun dishes in the book.

While there aren’t enough photographs (most cooks like to see what the finished dish should look like before making it), there are good pictures of some of the dishes. Several of the dishes are good hearty foods that everyone likes such as Bart’s American Balls (meatballs), Little Meatloaf Men, and Marg’s Pork Chops (which are very good). There are also several appealing sweets, such as Kent Brockman’s Danish (good and easy), and Forbidden Doughnuts (baked doughnuts that are both easy and good). One extra appealing recipe is a breakfast heart attack on a plate called Good Morning Burgers and it is in the “must make immediately queue.”

All told, this is an excellent cookbook for Simpson fans everywhere. It will make a controversial and fun coffee table book and a fun addition to any cookbook collection.

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

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