S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

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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