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The best geeky cookbooks – from Dungeons and Dragons to Star Wars-inspired recipes

Eating and enjoying food has always been a perfect pastime that brings people together. Sharing cultures, tastes and experiences – even languages. Combine that with modern fandoms and pop culture and you’ve got yourself a recipe for yummy success! Immersing everyone into exciting fictional worlds is a great way to bond with friends and connect with new ones. Which is why we’ve cooked up a list of all the best geeky recipe books, from Marvel and Star Wars to Dungeons and Dragons, and many more.

Have you ever wondered what Lembas bread actually tastes like? Or perhaps you want to dig into some delicious food from your favourite anime? Well, with these recipe books you can try them for real!

Whether you’re looking to impress guests or make new friends at university why not whip up some culinary treats with a geeky twist? A geeky recipe book also makes for a great gift. There’s a huge library of nerdy cookbooks brimming with all kinds of cool recipes inspired by your favourite movies, TV shows and games. You’ll find tons of meals that are simple to make and most recipes call for cheap, accessible ingredients that are easy to find down your local supermarket.

With any of these nerdy recipe books to hand, your cooking skills will level up in no time:

Recipes from the World of Tolkien: Inspired by the Legends

Recipes from the World of Tolkien: Inspired by the Legends cookbook cover

Whether you fancy second breakfast, elevenses or Elven Lembas bread – one small bite is enough to fill a man’s stomach! Written by Robert Tuesley Anderson, The World of Tolkien: Inspired by the Legends cookbook lets you enjoy the tastes and flavours of Middle-Earth from the comforts of your home.

It’s filled with recipes inspired by food, characters and locations from Tolkien’s epic fantasy world,  including a wide range of delicious meals and snacks favoured by hobbits, elves, dwarves, men… and even orcs! There’s stunning illustrations and artwork throughout the book, as well as short feature essays that explore the important role of food in Tolkien’s works. This is the perfect addition to any Lord of the Rings fans’ bookshelf and the perfect excuse to throw a Lord of the Rings- themed feast.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Cookbook

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook cover

Enjoy delicious meals, drinks and snacks from a galaxy far far away with the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge cookbook. Written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, it features 70 recipes inspired by the food and drink from the Galaxy’s Edge themed land at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California. You can dig into mouthwatering cuisine from the Black Spire Outpost to the swamps of Dagobah and the forests of Endor. The galactic recipe book is currently discounted by £7 from The Wordery and is a must-have for any Star Wars fan.

Marvel Eat the Universe: The Official Cookbook

Marvel Eat the Universe: The Official Cookbook cover

Whether you fancy chowing down on Deadpool’s Chimichangitas or feasting on Thor’s meat Mjolnir, you’ll find tons of exciting recipes from every corner of the multiverse in Justin Warner’s Marvel: Eat the Universe official cookbook. Packed with colourful artwork and illustrations, the recipe book offers food and snack ideas to please all kinds of Marvel fans.

The fun and creative meals, snacks and treats are all inspired by your favourite superheroes and villains. They’re also based on Marvel’s hit web series hosted by Warner. There are dishes to suit a variety of skill levels from Dazzler’s Glittering Pizza Bagels to Green Goblin’s Pumpkin bombs.

Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons and Dragons Cookbook

Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons and Dragons Cookbook cover

Whether you’re hosting a D&D game night with your fellow adventurers or you’re venturing on a solo quest, look no further than the Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes’ Feast cookbook for a delicious meal.

It features over 80 recipes inspired by your favourite fictional cultures, including elegant elven delicacies and hearty dwarven cuisines. The dishes are easy to make and there’s a wide variety of vegetarian, meat, and fish mains. There are even scrumptious desserts including Heartlands Roseapple & Blackberry Pie, Yawning Portal Biscuit, and Chultan Zombie. There are all kinds of culinary adventures with this D&D cookbook!

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