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The Geeky Chef Strikes Back is your chance to finally drink Estus, nibble Seed Cakes, slurp White Dragon Noddles, and a lot more. The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you've always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry The Geeky Chef Strikes Back is your chance to finally drink Estus, nibble Seed Cakes, slurp White Dragon Noddles, and a lot more. The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you've always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and more. In the Geeky Chef Strikes Back, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined the delicious foods in these faraway worlds and created recipes that are sure to transport you to galaxies far, far way. So if you've found yourself craving Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, Lingonberry Pancakes from The Big Lebowski, Norma's Cherry Pie from Twin Peaks, Wife Soup from Firefly, or the White Dragon Noodles from Blade Runner, then look no further. With easy step-by-step instructions and fun theme photos, these creative recipes are perfect for your next big viewing party or your standing reservation for a party of one. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer!


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The Geeky Chef Strikes Back is your chance to finally drink Estus, nibble Seed Cakes, slurp White Dragon Noddles, and a lot more. The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you've always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry The Geeky Chef Strikes Back is your chance to finally drink Estus, nibble Seed Cakes, slurp White Dragon Noddles, and a lot more. The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you've always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and more. In the Geeky Chef Strikes Back, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined the delicious foods in these faraway worlds and created recipes that are sure to transport you to galaxies far, far way. So if you've found yourself craving Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, Lingonberry Pancakes from The Big Lebowski, Norma's Cherry Pie from Twin Peaks, Wife Soup from Firefly, or the White Dragon Noodles from Blade Runner, then look no further. With easy step-by-step instructions and fun theme photos, these creative recipes are perfect for your next big viewing party or your standing reservation for a party of one. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer!

30 review for The Geeky Chef Strikes Back: Even More Unofficial Recipes from Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I've never heard of Cassandra Reeder (aka The Geeky Chef) before but I love this cookbook! I wouldn't classify myself as a geek per se - but if you measured the combined geek level of everyone in my household, we'd definitely be a perfect specimen. I love books and TV series. My boy is all about gaming. My hubby likes the movies. To say the least, I am very familiar with all the sources for this cookbook's recipes and I was beyond excited to see some home kitchen replications of these fictional I've never heard of Cassandra Reeder (aka The Geeky Chef) before but I love this cookbook! I wouldn't classify myself as a geek per se - but if you measured the combined geek level of everyone in my household, we'd definitely be a perfect specimen. I love books and TV series. My boy is all about gaming. My hubby likes the movies. To say the least, I am very familiar with all the sources for this cookbook's recipes and I was beyond excited to see some home kitchen replications of these fictional foods. You'll have to look at the cookbook yourself to see which recipes are offered but I'll list the various books, TV shows, movies, and games they stem from. Here they are: Books: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The Amber Spyglass American Gods The Dark Tower Divergent Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The Eye of the World Harry Potter series His Dark Materials series The Hobbit The Lightning Thief The Lord of the Rings Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Wheel of Time TV Shows: Adventure Time Avatar: Legend of Korra Avatar: The Last Airbender Battlestar Galactica Breaking Bad Buffy the Vampire Slayer Deep Space Nine Doctor Who Firefly Game of Thrones Hannibal Hercules My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Outlander Star Trek Steven Universe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Twin Peaks The X-Files Xena: Warrior Princess Movies: The Big Labowski Blade Runner Hook Kiki's Delivery Service The Matrix Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Games: Beyond Good & Evil Dark Souls Dungeons and Dragons Elder Scrolls Online Elder Scrolls V: The Skyrim Fallout Final Fantasy XIV Guild Wars 2 The Legend of Zelda Mass Effect Minecraft MMO The Sims Undertale World of Warcraft Comics and Anime: Calvin and Hobbes Cowboy Bebop Fun, huh? If you enjoy a bit of attention at potlucks, if you like to participate in themed parties, if you just like to spend some time in a fictional world for a while, then this cookbook is for you! Check it out! Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader's copy (ARC) of The Geeky Chef Strikes Back!: Even More Unofficial Recipes from Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More!. This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating/reviewing. Source: NetGalley Author: Cassandra Reeder Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group, Race Point Publishing Pub Date: 15 Sep 2017 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine, Entertainment

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tea

    I love cooking and I love these geeky cook books. some of the recipes in this book just seemed like fillers. Dr Who's ball bearing cakes just buns with ball bearing on top. but it's just for fun. I have already post it notes of quite a few recipes I want to try. This one has food recipes from Hannibal, Buffy the vampire slayer, X -files , A song if ice and fire, His dark materials and American gods and a million others . I love cooking and I love these geeky cook books. some of the recipes in this book just seemed like fillers. Dr Who's ball bearing cakes just buns with ball bearing on top. but it's just for fun. I have already post it notes of quite a few recipes I want to try. This one has food recipes from Hannibal, Buffy the vampire slayer, X -files , A song if ice and fire, His dark materials and American gods and a million others .

  3. 4 out of 5

    Pastel

    I won this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway and used it to cook the dinner from the Hannibal episode "Amuse-Bousche" tonight! (Though I used tofu instead of pork... or long pork...) This is a very cute and well photographed cookbook; it's a lot of fun to flip through, full to bursting with all sorts of fandoms spread across a lot of genres and categories--from Minecraft to The Hobbit to Twin Peaks, and a lot more. I am particularly keen on the drink recipes (I'm making Black Yukon Sucker Punc I won this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway and used it to cook the dinner from the Hannibal episode "Amuse-Bousche" tonight! (Though I used tofu instead of pork... or long pork...) This is a very cute and well photographed cookbook; it's a lot of fun to flip through, full to bursting with all sorts of fandoms spread across a lot of genres and categories--from Minecraft to The Hobbit to Twin Peaks, and a lot more. I am particularly keen on the drink recipes (I'm making Black Yukon Sucker Punch from Twin Peaks right now, using whipped aquafaba in place of the egg whites), and I'm stoked to try the X-Files (vegan!) rice cream at the back of the book. This would make a great gift for any fandom nerd in your life, or for yourself, if you're interested in cooking. If you're vegan like me, the recipes aren't that hard to change, and she gives some advice in the forward (it's under the Live Long and Make It Vulcan heading <3). I'll definitely be checking out her other books as well!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lili

    I received this book as a digital advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I don’t really classify myself as a geek, but my keen interest in novelty cookbooks prompted me to click on the link to read more. Much to my surprise, my love of Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series, as well as my appreciation of what I considered to be mainstream movies and television – The Big Lebowski, Blade Runner, Twin Peaks and others – landed me squarely in the realm of geekdom. Since I received this book as a digital advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I don’t really classify myself as a geek, but my keen interest in novelty cookbooks prompted me to click on the link to read more. Much to my surprise, my love of Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series, as well as my appreciation of what I considered to be mainstream movies and television – The Big Lebowski, Blade Runner, Twin Peaks and others – landed me squarely in the realm of geekdom. Since I would be able to somewhat relate to the content, I decided to dive in. In a short Introduction, the author states her Prime Directive and two General Orders. Basically, it boils down to that (1) she will try to make the recipes as accurate as possible; (2) she will try to keep things simple; and (3) she will try to make the end product taste good. Of course, she does note that the key here is that she will “try” her best to balance these goals, even if it is not possible to balance them equally. After the Introduction, the vast majority of the remaining 80 pages are recipes. The first tranche are the basic prep recipes – pie crust, yellow cake, soup base, simple syrup, spice blends - that are referred to in recipes throughout the book. There is also a substitution table at the end of the chapter that lists vegan friendly ingredient swaps that could be used to convert conventional baking recipes to vegan baking recipes. Some of the swaps look a little dubious – like applesauce for eggs – but I’ve yet to try them so I really can’t say how well they actually work. The truly imaginative recipes come after the basic prep recipes. These are divided into eight chapters: nonalcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages; appetizers, snacks, and sides; soups and stews; main courses; cakes and cupcakes; pies and tarts; other desserts. Each recipe is clearly labeled with the title and the work that inspired its creation. The headnotes are one or two paragraphs explaining the geeky reference – where in the work did the food or beverage appear? why is it significant in the work? – and one or two paragraphs explaining the author’s interpretation of the fictional food or beverage. The ingredients are listed in a column with measurements both in American units and Metric units (where appropriate). As promised in the Introduction, the vast majority of the ingredients in the recipes are common and easy to find items. There were a few that seemed to require a trip to an Asian market, another that required sheep’s milk cheese, and another that required lingonberry preserves, but that was pretty much the extent of the oddities. The recipe steps are clearly numbered with one or two actions per number, which makes them super easy to understand and follow. Any ancillary guidance is put into a colorful call out box of “Kitchen Nerd Notes” after the recipe steps. The recipe selection is mind boggling. For better or for worse, each recipe was distinct and unique. I really didn’t feel very good about some of them – especially the Herring and Pumpkin Pot Pie from Kiki’s Delivery Service – but I still found some that I would cook in my own kitchen and serve to my friends. Although a good portion of the recipes in the book seemed to be desserts, they definitely weren’t 101 variations on the vanilla cupcake. Almost every recipe is accompanied by a heavily styled full color photo on the facing page. The food styling evoked the scenery of the fantasy work that the recipe was based on. Despite the styling, the photograph still gave a good idea of what the finished recipe should look like, which sometimes wasn’t readily apparent from just reading the recipe steps. Overall, although I enjoyed reading this cookbook – it definitely made me laugh out loud in places – I probably would not add it to my permanent collection. None of the recipes really struck me as “must haves” or “keepers,” even though a few seemed like they would be fun if I were to do a theme party. From the author’s comments throughout the recipe headnotes and other text, it really seemed like she put her best foot forward with her first cookbook. If this cookbook accomplished anything, it made me curious about what was in that first book. I have yet to attempt any recipes from this cookbook, although I still have a fair bit of time left on my advance reader copy to do so. When I do, I will update this review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jillyn

    Cooking? Awesome. Fandom cooking? Even better. I'm really grateful I got to read this. The book is divided into sections based on type including an introduction, non-alcoholic drinks, alcoholic drinks, appetizers snacks and sides, soups and stews, main courses, cakes and cupcakes, pies and tarts, and other desserts. It makes it easy to navigate, based on what sort of food you're in the mood for. Let's talk about the good first. I really like that under each recipe title, it tells you whatever vid Cooking? Awesome. Fandom cooking? Even better. I'm really grateful I got to read this. The book is divided into sections based on type including an introduction, non-alcoholic drinks, alcoholic drinks, appetizers snacks and sides, soups and stews, main courses, cakes and cupcakes, pies and tarts, and other desserts. It makes it easy to navigate, based on what sort of food you're in the mood for. Let's talk about the good first. I really like that under each recipe title, it tells you whatever video game or show that the recipe came from. Beneath that, for every recipe there's a little paragraph that explains the context such as what episode in what season, or why the food is relevant to the plot, things like that. The recipes are in short, concise, numbered steps and for almost all the recipes there's a color photograph of the finished project. They're themed to the show/fandom, which is pretty cute. There's also adorable little doodles in the empty white spaces that fill the book out a bit more and make it seem a bit more whimsical. There's a mix of recipes from video games, television, and film. I also really appreciated that when a recipe called for meat or animal product, the author offered up substitutions on how to make it vegetarian friendly. There's also a bunch of tips sprinkled throughout the recipes. It's really a good book for beginners. First, you have the numbered, easy steps and all the photos. But quite a few of the recipes are also a bit of a "cheat", like using canned cherries or Cocoa Puffs. At times this book kind of had a weird tone at times (I know it's a cookbook, hear me out!). There's a recipe from Doctor Who, in which the author explains in a way that makes it sound like she's annoyed, how many fans ask her for a Jammie Dodger or Jelly Babies recipe. Like, THESE THINGS ALREADY EXIST! ...So? So do a few of the other recipes in the book (Pumpkin Juice, for example). That doesn't mean you can't make your own version; my Pinterest feed is filled with "homemade" versions of Oreos and Poptarts. It just seemed a weird thing to put in there. It was also a little weird when she talked about My Little Pony and how a show for little girls turned into a show for adults... But then she only really talks about bronies. I mean... Little boys watch it, and so do adult women. Just weird. Anywho, back to the good. Some of the recipes that I'm most excited to make include Ambrosia (The Sims), Herring and Pumpkin Pot Pie (Kiki's Delivery Service), and Dauntless Chocolate Cake (Divergent). Other than the weird nitpicks that I've mentioned, this is a pretty good cookbook. For me personally, it was a bit video game heavy, but it's impossible to nail everyone's fandoms exactly. From Breaking Bad to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there's recipes here you're bound to get the reference to, and that you'll want to eat. It's approachable for any cooking level. It's great if you host viewing parties, or a theme party, or even Halloween (which is why this is included in my Halloween countdown!). It's a book for the nerd cook in your life, and it's one that I'd use in my kitchen. I received a copy in exchange for my honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    DelAnne Frazee

    Title: The Geeky Chef Strikes Back!: Even More Unofficial Recipes from Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More! Author: Cassandra Reeder Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group Published: 9-15-2017 Pages: 155 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Sub-Genre: Cookbook, Meals, Soup & Stews, Special Occasions, Main Courses & Side Dishes, Desserts, Beverages, Food in Popular Television & Movie Culture, Entertaining & Holidays, Celebrities & TV Shows ISBN: 9781631062933 ASIN: B072JL4SCV Reviewed For Ne Title: The Geeky Chef Strikes Back!: Even More Unofficial Recipes from Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More! Author: Cassandra Reeder Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group Published: 9-15-2017 Pages: 155 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Sub-Genre: Cookbook, Meals, Soup & Stews, Special Occasions, Main Courses & Side Dishes, Desserts, Beverages, Food in Popular Television & Movie Culture, Entertaining & Holidays, Celebrities & TV Shows ISBN: 9781631062933 ASIN: B072JL4SCV Reviewed For NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars When I read the recipes were inspired by books, television and cinema it takes me back to when I first, read or watched them. Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter etc. There is Harry Potter's Pumpkin Juice or Jadzia Dax's favorite Raktajino. For a more adult Beverage try the Kingon's Bloodwine. Hungry? There is White Dragon Noodles from Blade Runner or Pizza Gyoza from Teenage Mutant Ninjas to snack on or to tame the big hunger go with Game of Thrones Beef & Bacon Pie. Is you sweet tooth calling? Answer with Undertale's Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie or Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Heart's Stolen Tarts. This is just some of the delicious recipes to be found. Now you can have a full me and never leave the land of enchantment and dreams. My rating of "The Geeky Chef Strikes Back! - Even More Unofficial Recipes from Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More!" is 4.5 out of 5 stars. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/163106293X/... B&N Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-... Books-A-Million Link: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Geeky-... Google Play Link: https://play.google.com/store/books/d... Indigo Link: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/... Kobo Link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-... GoodReads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... The Reading Room Link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph... Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/DelAnne531/status...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Joe Crowe

    This is fun stuff. Cassandra Reeder presents recipes for geek-themed things you can eat and drink, from her Geeky Chef blog. She clearly knows her geeky stuff, but doesn't sacrifice the cooking. You know, the thing you usually want from a cookbook. Reeder says the recipes are "unofficial," and now I want every geeky franchise to put an "official" stamp on recipes. It would be the only kind of official merchandise you can make yourself. And eat. This book is a good place to start. Reeder includes This is fun stuff. Cassandra Reeder presents recipes for geek-themed things you can eat and drink, from her Geeky Chef blog. She clearly knows her geeky stuff, but doesn't sacrifice the cooking. You know, the thing you usually want from a cookbook. Reeder says the recipes are "unofficial," and now I want every geeky franchise to put an "official" stamp on recipes. It would be the only kind of official merchandise you can make yourself. And eat. This book is a good place to start. Reeder includes a sweet spice mix that she calls spice melange, before the book even hits page 12. There's so much to ingest here, food-wise and geeky reference-wise. Come on. There's a drink called Poe-Poe from "Hook." Too geeky? No such thing. Milk of the poppy, the thing they constantly chug on "Game of Thrones," is here. It's a version that does not contain opium, though. Fair warning. Also fair warning: Don't put opium in drinks. That's how you get Red Weddings. My two favorite recipes are Calvin and Hobbes' favorite, Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs. And Wife Soup from "Firefly." I'm not crying. You're crying. Video games and anime are also represented, from Fallout and Minecraft to Cowboy Bebop. I'm not saying everyone's favorite franchise is represented here, but the depth of geeky knowledge and the fun of making the stuff is the fun part, not listing what Reeder missed. So don't do that. Just make Norma's cherry pie from "Twin Peaks" and relax.

  8. 5 out of 5

    marlin1

    I was drawn to The Geeky Chef Strikes Back Cookbook because with geeks in the family (and fans of the said included shows) I thought this would be the ideal gift for someone. And it would be at that. I thought the photographs were done well. I liked the little background information prior to each recipe, the recipes were well set out and best of all, the ingredients were also in imperial and metric (which is important for where I come from). A fun cookbook that I could see being used and not just I was drawn to The Geeky Chef Strikes Back Cookbook because with geeks in the family (and fans of the said included shows) I thought this would be the ideal gift for someone. And it would be at that. I thought the photographs were done well. I liked the little background information prior to each recipe, the recipes were well set out and best of all, the ingredients were also in imperial and metric (which is important for where I come from). A fun cookbook that I could see being used and not just sitting on the shelf, especially as the recipes weren't too 'way out there'. Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for a copy to read and review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mrs. Europaea

    I must confess, I am only a geek by marriage. I know, I know, I am actively trying to up my geek. I thought spending a decade with a Super Geek Hubby would have prepared me better for this cookbook but I must not be as big of a geek as I first assumed because I couldn't see the connection between many of these recipes and the Sci-Fi/Fantasy counterpart. Additionally, I thought it covered way too many different shows/books/movies. I thought maybe focusing on a few different ones rather than throw I must confess, I am only a geek by marriage. I know, I know, I am actively trying to up my geek. I thought spending a decade with a Super Geek Hubby would have prepared me better for this cookbook but I must not be as big of a geek as I first assumed because I couldn't see the connection between many of these recipes and the Sci-Fi/Fantasy counterpart. Additionally, I thought it covered way too many different shows/books/movies. I thought maybe focusing on a few different ones rather than throwing them all into one book would have been better.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Race Point Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Geeky Chef Strikes Back! I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. The recipes in The Geeky Chef Strikes Back are inspired by science fiction and fantasy movies, books, video games, and television, such as Harry Potter, Minecraft, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek. I probably would not make any of the recipes from this book, except if I decided to throw a theme party. Some of the recipe Race Point Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Geeky Chef Strikes Back! I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. The recipes in The Geeky Chef Strikes Back are inspired by science fiction and fantasy movies, books, video games, and television, such as Harry Potter, Minecraft, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek. I probably would not make any of the recipes from this book, except if I decided to throw a theme party. Some of the recipes are loosely affiliated with a popular movie or show, while others would be right at home on set during filming. Readers should be aware that this cookbook is the author's interpretation of the foods served in some of her favorite shows and are not official recipes. The single best recipe in this book is Los Pollos Hermanos Chicken, not because of its television show ties, but due to the delectable and well seasoned pan fried chicken. The written descriptions of each of the recipes were, at times, grammatically incorrect, but I can assume that any editing issues will be fixed when the book is in print. I expected to get more out of this cookbook, so I was pretty disappointed by it. Certain readers who are huge fans of science fiction and fantasy may be interested in The Geeky Chef Strikes Back, but it was clearly not the cookbook for me.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Harker

    I may not be in the kitchen much at the moment, but when I do I prefer to use recipes and what better way to incorporate my geeky interests and eating than using recipes based on titles I've read or seen? The Geeky Chef, back with a second collection of nerdy delights, has made it her business to bring together fans of Minecraft and Doctor Who, Games of Thrones and Harry Potter with something we all need...food. The recipes include measurements for chefs outside the U.S. (good old metric system) I may not be in the kitchen much at the moment, but when I do I prefer to use recipes and what better way to incorporate my geeky interests and eating than using recipes based on titles I've read or seen? The Geeky Chef, back with a second collection of nerdy delights, has made it her business to bring together fans of Minecraft and Doctor Who, Games of Thrones and Harry Potter with something we all need...food. The recipes include measurements for chefs outside the U.S. (good old metric system) as well as suggestions for substitutions should you or the person you're cooking for be vegan. Before the book even starts, there are also base recipes, such as for simple syrup or a soup base. These base recipes will be handy for a cook to learn as the skills within them translate to other cookbooks you might be tempted to try. There is quite a lot of variety in this book, from alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to seaweed noodles and herring/pumpkin soup. I wasn't too sure about some of these from the titles alone (here's looking at you, Kiki, for that fish & gourd soup), but like the hotter spices, I'd be willing to try it at least once. My favorite recipes in The Geeky Chef Strikes Back include Otik's Spiced Potatoes. There were spices and herbs used throughout that, while I had heard of, were not ones I usually ate because I am not a huge fan of heat in my food. I admit to being inspired to try bolder flavors, particularly if I could imagine favorite characters eating the same meal with me. The Mushroom Stew, inspired by Minecraft, was also a recipe I was anxious to try because I love mushrooms, soup, and the recipe sounded so rich and hearty. I would have liked to see more pictures alongside the recipes. There were a couple, but in a cookbook I would expect at least one for every entry, at least of the finished product. This may have to do with the fact that this was a digital copy and sometimes e-arc copies have errors. Please be sure to check the final product for the full range of photographs of this delicious food.  The soup section had the most overall that I could see, making my mouth water as the weather cools in my region and it becomes proper soup season again. Most of the games, books, or movies in the book were either ones I enjoy myself or have come across in my geeky travels. For the properties that I was not intimately familiar with, the author gave a brief overview of the title and why she was inspired to create the dish of the moment. Any reader may well feel the need to try put a new game or watch a new film while sampling the dishes within The Geeky Chef Strikes Back. I was surprised that the author, in the introduction to the book, thought that geeky cooking was still a niche market, that "you wouldn't think" there were so many geeks out there willing to make and taste pop culture inspired food that she was able to write a second book (I have not read the first in her collection entitled The Geeky Chef). I don't agree and before you leave this review, let me share with you some geek themed cookbooks I've found, and cooked from a few, that have been published over the years: Dining With the Doctor by Chris-Rachael Oseland Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan & Frankie Frankeny The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Buchotz The Narnia Cookbook by Douglas Gresham Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook by Joanna Farrow Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes by Roald Dahl, Felicity Dahl, & Josie Fison The Secret Garden Cookbook by Amy Cotler I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    Okay, let's be honest, these are not your grandma's precious recipes meant to nourish your body and soul, but oooh these will absolutely fulfill your geeky dreams and provide fan-service for your belly. There is high probability that you can find a recipe from a show/game/tv series/ animation/ book or movie that you are crazy about in this book. In my case, my top favorites were Final Fantasy XIV, Blade Runner, My Little Pony and LOTR but the diverse selection includes something for all tastes, f Okay, let's be honest, these are not your grandma's precious recipes meant to nourish your body and soul, but oooh these will absolutely fulfill your geeky dreams and provide fan-service for your belly. There is high probability that you can find a recipe from a show/game/tv series/ animation/ book or movie that you are crazy about in this book. In my case, my top favorites were Final Fantasy XIV, Blade Runner, My Little Pony and LOTR but the diverse selection includes something for all tastes, from decades back (like Cowboy Bebop, Twin Peaks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to current popular fandoms like Game of Thrones, Steven Universe and plenty of others. The book is divided in basic recipes, non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, appetizers, snacks and sides, soups and stews, main courses, cakes and cupcakes, pies and tarts and other desserts. Perfect for a full course geeky meal or a literary, movie, game or tv-show themed gathering. Other fandoms (that were not mentioned previously) included are: Fallout, Hook, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Dark Souls, Star Wars, Calvin and Hobbes, Guild Wars 2, Avatar: The Last Airbender/ Legend of Korra, Dragonlance, TMNT, The Matrix, Beyond Good and Evil, Mass Effect, Minecraft, Legend of Zelda, Firefly, The Sims, The Dark Tower, Kiki's Delivery Service, Hannibal, Outlander, Breaking Bad, American Gods, The Elder Scrolls, Divergent, The Wheel of Time, His Dark Materials, The Hobbit, Undertale, Adventure Time, Alice's Adventures in wonderland, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Big Lebowsky and The X-files

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I wanted to read this book via #NetGalley but I was not approved -- nonetheless, here is my review from a library copy. #yourloss :-) From the publisher: The Geeky Chef Strikes Back is your chance to finally drink Estus, nibble Seed Cakes, slurp White Dragon Noddles, and a lot more. The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you've always wanted to taste from realms like T I wanted to read this book via #NetGalley but I was not approved -- nonetheless, here is my review from a library copy. #yourloss :-) From the publisher: The Geeky Chef Strikes Back is your chance to finally drink Estus, nibble Seed Cakes, slurp White Dragon Noddles, and a lot more. The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you've always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and more. In the Geeky Chef Strikes Back, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined the delicious foods in these faraway worlds and created recipes that are sure to transport you to galaxies far, far way. So if you've found yourself craving Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, Lingonberry Pancakes from The Big Lebowski, Norma's Cherry Pie from Twin Peaks, Wife Soup from Firefly, or the White Dragon Noodles from Blade Runner, then look no further. With easy step-by-step instructions and fun theme photos, these creative recipes are perfect for your next big viewing party or your standing reservation for a party of one. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer! Great book with recipes that will make reluctant chefs/cooks want to try them: we have found that if there is a connection to the recipes the millennials and youth will want to make them. So much, that we bought three copies of this book! Easy recipes for cooks of all ages. (Quarto ... I am auto-approved almost everywhere else, why not for RacePoint?)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    This cookbook delivers more than I expected. With basic recipes for: pie dough; yellow cake; soup base and spice blends, the possibilities are practically endless. The book continues on to offer some vegan swap ideas, so it really caters to many readers. After the introductory ideas, the book moves on to what you and I came here for: the geeky recipes! If you ever wanted to drink Pumpkin juice from the Harry potter books or Milk of the Poppy from game of the Thrones, look no farther. After an en This cookbook delivers more than I expected. With basic recipes for: pie dough; yellow cake; soup base and spice blends, the possibilities are practically endless. The book continues on to offer some vegan swap ideas, so it really caters to many readers. After the introductory ideas, the book moves on to what you and I came here for: the geeky recipes! If you ever wanted to drink Pumpkin juice from the Harry potter books or Milk of the Poppy from game of the Thrones, look no farther. After an enticing selection of beverages, it moves onto appetizers. The Eztlitl stuffed mushrooms from World of Warcraft are quite yummy and Otik’s spiced potatoes are worth trying. The book has a nice selection of soups, for those who love soup the way I do which includes Rootleaf soup from Star Wars. From the main course menus, Beef and Bacon Pie is self-explanatory and comes from Game of Thrones. The deserts look amazing, and I have my eye on several of them. I am surprisingly impressed by this cookbook. You’ll find a lot of healthy ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, spices, and honey. This is one that is definitely worth looking at.

  15. 4 out of 5

    roxi Net

    I have to admit that while this book isn't perfect (for me), I laughed and enjoyed it immensely. Pros: I'm a big fan of anything 'geeky' or 'nerdy', and the fact that this book title mentions "Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More" completely drew me in. The illustrations weren't as great as they could be, however the photos are beautiful (and that's what counts). The titles of recipes and their inspirations kept me giggling, especially since I'm a '90's' kid myself. Mem I have to admit that while this book isn't perfect (for me), I laughed and enjoyed it immensely. Pros: I'm a big fan of anything 'geeky' or 'nerdy', and the fact that this book title mentions "Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More" completely drew me in. The illustrations weren't as great as they could be, however the photos are beautiful (and that's what counts). The titles of recipes and their inspirations kept me giggling, especially since I'm a '90's' kid myself. Memories and nostalgia really made this book for me. I also love creating themed 5-course menus, and this book really opened my eyes to other themed nights that I hadn't thought of (like "Hook", "Twin Peaks", "Legend of Zelda", etc.). While some recipes I'd pass over just based on personal taste, there are quite a few I'd want to attempt (Beef and Bacon Pie, a la GoT, Gunslinger Burritos, Honey Cakes, Norma's Cherry Pie, among a few), and again, I just can't get over that Ms. Reeder got her inspiration from the most amazing sources :)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Audrey Adamson Stars in Her Eye

    Cassandra Reeder run a blog where she creates real life versions of fictional recopies. She is an all access nerd: ideas come from movies, TV shows, books and video games. This second cookbook is full of fun and effect recopies. I personally own two cook books and both of these are based on my favorite TV show (Bob's Burgers and Hannibal) so this book was right up my alley. Unlike the aforementioned books, Reeder creates recipes with the intend of making them rather easy to create so the recipes Cassandra Reeder run a blog where she creates real life versions of fictional recopies. She is an all access nerd: ideas come from movies, TV shows, books and video games. This second cookbook is full of fun and effect recopies. I personally own two cook books and both of these are based on my favorite TV show (Bob's Burgers and Hannibal) so this book was right up my alley. Unlike the aforementioned books, Reeder creates recipes with the intend of making them rather easy to create so the recipes are very appealing from a cooking stand point as well. The Geeky Chef Strikes back includes recipes from the one mentioned in the title as well as Fallout, Star Trek, Calvin and Hobbs (chocolate frosted sugar bombs!), Cowboy bebop and many others. I look forward to making these recipes in my own geeky kitchen! I received an ARC from NetGalley; all opinions are my own.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Fiona

    This book is really good and easy to follow! I just read the thing and haven’t actually made any of the recipes yet. But I really like how she included recipes for vegan substitutes for some ingredients, and most of the recipes (except for a couple that call for specific ingredients) would be very easy to make gluten free or nut free. I also own the first Geeky Chef book but haven’t actually read that one all the way through yet. This one has less recipes from fandoms that I’m super familiar wit This book is really good and easy to follow! I just read the thing and haven’t actually made any of the recipes yet. But I really like how she included recipes for vegan substitutes for some ingredients, and most of the recipes (except for a couple that call for specific ingredients) would be very easy to make gluten free or nut free. I also own the first Geeky Chef book but haven’t actually read that one all the way through yet. This one has less recipes from fandoms that I’m super familiar with, but the recipes all look delicious and not too difficult to make. Most of them do not require a ton of kitchen supplies, so if you live in a tiny apartment like me, and don’t have a lot of kitchen equipment due to lack of space, you should still be able to enjoy a good number of these recipes!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kristine

    The Geeky Chef Strikes Back! by Cassandra Reeder is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Geeky references abound in these centered recipes for beverages, starters, soups, main courses, and many desserts with extra emphasis on accuracy/authenticity and tasting good. With the addage of tasting good, I'm happy that Reeder doesn't shy away from using brand names (or pop culture names, for that matter), because it'll narrow down my ingredient shopping quite a lot. My favorite recipes The Geeky Chef Strikes Back! by Cassandra Reeder is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Geeky references abound in these centered recipes for beverages, starters, soups, main courses, and many desserts with extra emphasis on accuracy/authenticity and tasting good. With the addage of tasting good, I'm happy that Reeder doesn't shy away from using brand names (or pop culture names, for that matter), because it'll narrow down my ingredient shopping quite a lot. My favorite recipes include Nuka Cola Quantum, Norma's cherry pie, Estus, Mass Effect 2's calamari gumbo, Buffy's Doublemeat medley burger, and Steven Universe's Cookie Cats.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tami

    Geeks are my favorite type of people, so I had high hopes for this book. I was impressed with the incredibly diverse range of all the fandoms that are included in this book. The recipes seemed easy enough to follow, with not too many outrageous or hard to find ingredients. However, I found the styling to be incredibly lackluster. Perhaps, since I was only viewing an ARC, the font choices and general feel of the book will be improved upon before publication? If not it is a shame, as I feel the goo Geeks are my favorite type of people, so I had high hopes for this book. I was impressed with the incredibly diverse range of all the fandoms that are included in this book. The recipes seemed easy enough to follow, with not too many outrageous or hard to find ingredients. However, I found the styling to be incredibly lackluster. Perhaps, since I was only viewing an ARC, the font choices and general feel of the book will be improved upon before publication? If not it is a shame, as I feel the good content of this book is not matched by it's presentation.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Peipert

    Love this idea but ultimately I felt like the execution was lacking. - It felt a little scattered - while the recipes were organized by type the additional layer of categorizing by media inspiration made it feel cumbersome and all over the place. + pictures with every recipe - that's really helpful + fairly easy recipes for most dishes - not everything sounded that appetizing or some things were outrageously simple and felt like they filled space more than added to a collection of recipes (ex. Ent D Love this idea but ultimately I felt like the execution was lacking. - It felt a little scattered - while the recipes were organized by type the additional layer of categorizing by media inspiration made it feel cumbersome and all over the place. + pictures with every recipe - that's really helpful + fairly easy recipes for most dishes - not everything sounded that appetizing or some things were outrageously simple and felt like they filled space more than added to a collection of recipes (ex. Ent Draught)

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sohna Ravindran

    Definitely an interesting concept. I think these recipes would be great for a themed party or two. Since that's not happening at my place for a while, I'll probably pick out a few of my favorites. The GoT ones seemed interesting, Harry Potter too. And I'm really excited to try out honey cakes! I liked the little write up before each recipe too. However, I did think that some of the recipes seemed like a bit of a stretch for the show/movie/book. Thanks to NetGalley for the copy! Definitely an interesting concept. I think these recipes would be great for a themed party or two. Since that's not happening at my place for a while, I'll probably pick out a few of my favorites. The GoT ones seemed interesting, Harry Potter too. And I'm really excited to try out honey cakes! I liked the little write up before each recipe too. However, I did think that some of the recipes seemed like a bit of a stretch for the show/movie/book. Thanks to NetGalley for the copy!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kalliste

    I wasn't sure what I was expecting when reading this book and I'm not sure why I was surprised it was food based on shows, books and movies. While I liked the idea behind this and thought the little introductions to each dish were great I probably wouldn't make any of the recipes from this book. *** Free ebook copy from netgalley *** I wasn't sure what I was expecting when reading this book and I'm not sure why I was surprised it was food based on shows, books and movies. While I liked the idea behind this and thought the little introductions to each dish were great I probably wouldn't make any of the recipes from this book. *** Free ebook copy from netgalley ***

  23. 4 out of 5

    Orangetails

    Lovely! Didn't read word for word - it's hard to do that for a recipe when you haven't made the recipe - but I read all the descriptions and dang, Miss Reeder does her research. A perfectly geeky cookbook with amazing recipes. Be forewarned, you're going to have to do some online or vague-store shopping to get some of the ingredients. But I think in the end it'd be worth it. Lovely! Didn't read word for word - it's hard to do that for a recipe when you haven't made the recipe - but I read all the descriptions and dang, Miss Reeder does her research. A perfectly geeky cookbook with amazing recipes. Be forewarned, you're going to have to do some online or vague-store shopping to get some of the ingredients. But I think in the end it'd be worth it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    FabulousRaye

    Still pretty creative and fairly impressive. I took issue with the interpretation of Tastee Wheat. It's obviously a cream of wheat type product in the movies. This time around some of the directions were a bit wonky. It could've used an editor with culinary experience. Still pretty creative and fairly impressive. I took issue with the interpretation of Tastee Wheat. It's obviously a cream of wheat type product in the movies. This time around some of the directions were a bit wonky. It could've used an editor with culinary experience.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Labibliotecaria

    Good recipes, but I firmly believe that cookbooks should have lots of pictures.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Genevieve Nowosad

    Awesome cookbook for geeks everywhere!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alissa

    Just as awesome as the original

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kristina Moses

    Awesome recipes :)

  29. 5 out of 5

    GONZA

    As a geek myself, I'm delighted with this book and I'm looking forward to try some of the recipes that are explained here, most of all the Klingon coffee, I just wonder where were I when the fist book hit the shelf, because now I have to find it absolutely! Considerato che anche io sono un po' nerd, questo libro mi é piaciuto molto e non vedo l'ora di provare alcune delle ricette che ci sono spiegate, cominciando dal caffè Klingon. Mi chiedo solo dove fossi quando é uscito il primo volume di ques As a geek myself, I'm delighted with this book and I'm looking forward to try some of the recipes that are explained here, most of all the Klingon coffee, I just wonder where were I when the fist book hit the shelf, because now I have to find it absolutely! Considerato che anche io sono un po' nerd, questo libro mi é piaciuto molto e non vedo l'ora di provare alcune delle ricette che ci sono spiegate, cominciando dal caffè Klingon. Mi chiedo solo dove fossi quando é uscito il primo volume di questa serie, che ora devo assolutamente ritrovare! THANKS TO NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra Reeder

    I know I'm biased but I think it turned out really well! Pictures are fantastic, illustrations are cute and fun, and the hardcover is super nice! I know I'm biased but I think it turned out really well! Pictures are fantastic, illustrations are cute and fun, and the hardcover is super nice!

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