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Science Fiction, Fantasy, Food

(Sorry for reposting - I'm afraid I lost the online version of everyones' comments, since I accidentally deleted the post from my own journal while cross-posting to sfandf_writers. It's an inelegant solution, but I've reposted them at the end of this post.)

I've never bought a SF/F cookbook before, but I've seen them around on store shelves. Most are tie-ins with already popular books, movies, or t.v. shows. Here are the ones I know of.

Terry Pratchett, Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
Anne McCaffrey, Serve it Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey
Anne McCaffrey, Cooking out of this World
Rita & Tim Hildebrandt, The Fantasy Cookbook
The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes
Star Wars Cookbook II: Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes
Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions
Star Trek Cookbook
The Bakery Men Don't See (via ide_cyan)
Her Smoke rose from Supper (via ide_cyan)

There's also the online Science Fiction Cookbook.

And there are related books - the author of my favorite grammar, The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, has also written The Ravenous Muse: A Table of Dark and Comic Contents, a Bacchanal of Books. Plus there's Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes.

Any others? Babylon 5? D&D? Harry Potter has tie-in sweets, but any cookbooks in the works? Historical fiction frequently attracts historically-relevant cookbooks - what about time-travel books? Are there any gaming cookbooks? (There's a Gamer's Cookbook, but that's to feed the people doing the RPing.)
How many of these are exercises in fiction? How many aim to produce actual, edible food from currently acquirable ingredients?

Update: And anime! There's an online anime-inspired cookbook.

From ide_cyan:
I've never bought a cookbook, much less a SF-related one, but I know of
at least two more: The
Bakery Men Don't See and Her Smoke Rose Up From Supper
, which are
tie-ins to the Tiptree Award.

From zero_gravity:
oh goodness.. this is great! Are you part of the sfandf_writers group -
oh, i see you are not - i am sure they would get such a kick out of this
post! this is great. i am sure some of them will be real recipes with mad
and crazy names. In fact, you have given me a great idea: my zombie novel
- in progress - has 2 characters who are mad on cooking. I think one of
them could write (or ghost write?) a cookbook.

In the Zombie Primer, i gave j for our 1st aniversary, i did include a
recipe for "Brains with Olives - two of your favorite foods together
at last!

If you aren't a memeber - maybe take a look at the community and post it
up :)

From aquitaineq:
I got some really good recipies out of the star trek cook book. I really
need to try out more recipies, seems like I hardly ever try out new
recipies anymore, I need to try more so i can add to my cookbook. (I have
a on going cookbook of my own in which i only put recipies that have
turned out well for me) I was growing rapidly for a bit there,
then....nothing ;)


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Jan. 22nd, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Hmmm....maybe I shouldn't recommened it since one of my 'signature' dishes was discovered in that book ;) ah yes! it's awful really, don't bother reading it :P
Jan. 22nd, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, and in response to your reply which is no longer here since the entry was reposted. I suppose it would be helpful to say that not all of the recipies are serious. but most of them are, and were given by actors from the various shows. But there are also stories as to what they did to make various dished on the show, at least i'm pretty sure it did. including the story of how they made the 'Dianna Troi cake' from the episode where Data decides to start a program where he can have dreams.
Jan. 24th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
The cookbook has a nice variety of contents then. It's even better that it's good to cook out of and now just a compulsively buyable tie-in.
Jan. 24th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)
Not exactly SF&F, but apparantly there is a cookbook containing recipes for each and every item of food consumed in the Jack Aubrey novels by Patrick O'Brien...
Jan. 24th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
How astonishingly through. Does this mean that not many different food items are mentioned, or that the cookbook is a tome?
Jan. 24th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
Apparantly, it is in the region of a 250 page hardback. This is all by hearsay -- I've not seen a copy myself.

Amazon has it, althought one reviewer halfway down rather missed the point of the cookbook... http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393320944/qid=1106583739/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_2_1/026-4095767-4331644
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
Quark's Bar in Las Vegas
The Star-Trek themed casino in Vegas has (of course) a "Quark's Bar" where you can get such things as a Ham-Borger (with a little electronic eye on a stick instead of an olive), a Warp Core Breach martini, Andorian Pizza and so on.

You can play "Dabbo" too!

/Don (spectrum Little-A-inside-a-circle ca.inter.net
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