20 TV and Movie Cookbooks: From True Blood to Mad Men!

Do you ever find yourself completely famished while watching one of your favorite television shows or movies from True Blood to Downton Abbey to Star Trek? Well, apparently you are not alone since there is a whole market dedicated to cookbooks inspired by popular entertainment on the big and small screen.

You can make zabaglione like the Sopranos, bake up some Sandtrooper Sandies a la Star Wars, or Foolproof Macaroni from the ladies of Desperate Housewives.

Click through to check out these 20 weird and sometimes wonderful culinary odes to pop culture hits right here:

  • 20 Cookbooks Inspired by TV and Movies 1 of 21

    Click through to check out the weird and wonderful cookbooks inspired by TV shows and movies!

  • True Blood 2 of 21

    The Book: True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

    The Deal: Cook up over 85 "authentic bayou country recipes" inspired by the HBO hit show True Blood.

    Recipes include: Summer Tallulah Huckaby's Betrothal Biscuits, Up-in-Arms Biscuits and Gravy, What a Fried Chicken, Confederate Ambrosia, The Pearl in My Oyster Po' Boy, A Hush-ed Puppy, and Sookie Stackhouse's Fried Apple Pies.

    Photo Source: Chronicle Books/ Available for $29.95

  • Treme Cookbook 3 of 21

    The Book: Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans

    The Deal: This book was inspired by David Simon's award-winning HBO series Treme, and features meals from the New Orleans area.

    Recipe Highlights: Crawfish Ravioli, LaDonna Batiste-Williams's Smothered Turnip Soup, and gumbo.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $21.95

  • Sopranos Family Cookbook 4 of 21

    The Book: The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco

    The Deal: This book was "compiled" by Artie, the character who runs the restaurant Vesuvio, which played a big role on the show.

    Recipes Include: Arancini, zabaglione, baccala to Quail Sinatra-style.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $14.48.

  • The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook 5 of 21

    The Book: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men

    The Deal: The book boosts that you can, "Dine like Draper and Drink like Sterling with More Than 70 Recipes from the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants Seen on Mad Men."

    Recipe Highlights: Oysters Rockefeller, Sardi's Steak Tartar, Connie's Waldorf Salad, and Pat Nixon's Date Nut Bread.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $12.30

  • The Harry Potter Cookbook 6 of 21

    The Book: The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory — More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards

    The Deal: 150 recipes that will make you feel like you are "dining a la Hogwarts."

    Recipe Highlights: Treacle Tart, Molly's Meat Pies, Kreacher's French Onion Soup, and Pumpkin Pasties.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $14.36

  • The Twilight Cookbook 7 of 21

    The Book: Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

    The Deal: "The international phenomenon known as Twilight fever has ignited excitement in the kitchen. Delectable delights to satisfy the appetites of the humans can be found in the fictional book Twilight," the promo for the cookbook stated.

    Recipe Highlights: Bell's Lasagna, Harry's Famous Fish Fry, I Dare You to Eat Pizza Edward, and Sparkling Honey Lemonade.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $11.95

  • The Desperate Housewives Cookbook 8 of 21

    The Book: The Desperate Housewives Cookbook

    The Deal: "Bree, Susan, Lynette, and Gabrielle may not be traditional housewives, but they do have their special talents in the kitchen," boasts the book. And here they share their "juicy dishes and saucy bits."

    Recipe Highlights: Chicken Cutlets Saltimbocca, Foolproof Macaroni and Cheese, Shrimp with Chorizo and Red Pepper, and Oysters Poached in Champagne and Cream.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $21.73

  • Downton Abbey 9 of 21

    The Book: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary's Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding - More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs

    The Deal: Now you can dine like the characters is everyone's favorite PBS drama, Downton Abbey.

    Recipe Highlights: Sybil's Ginger Nut Biscuits, Mr. Bates' Chicken and Mushroom Pie, and Ethel's Beloved Crepes Suzette.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $15.66

  • Game of Thrones 10 of 21

    The Book: A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

    The Deal: This book features 100 recipes that are divided by the regions in the show, from the North to the South to King's Landing.

    Highlights: Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth, Trout Wrapped in Bacon, Quails Drowned in Butter, and something called Honey-Spiced Locusts.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $23.49

  • The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook 11 of 21

    The Book: The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

    The Deal: "From Lamb Stew to Groosling - More than 150 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy." Yes, here you will find recipes for meals like what Katniss, Gale, and Peeta would have eaten.

    Recipe Highlights: Katniss's Favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums, Gale's Bone-Pickin' Big Game Soup, and Capitol-Grade Dark Chocolate Cake.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $7.98

  • Star Trek Cookbook 12 of 21

    The Book: The Star Trek Cookbook

    The Deal: "Is there one food that humans, Klingons, Bajorans, and Vulcans would like? If so, what would it taste like? How would you prepare it?" That is the question that is posed, and answered, with the The Star Trek Cookbook.

    Recipe Highlights: Vulcan Mocha, Heart of Targ, and Hasperat (a Bajoran snack food)

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $16.29

  • Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook 13 of 21

    The Book: Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook

    The Deal: This isn't just cookies inspired by Star Wars but all sorts of culinary treats.

    Recipe Highlights: C-3PO Pancakes, Jedi Juice Bars, Tusken Raider Taters, Sandtrooper Sandies,  and Boba Fett-uccine.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $13.80

  • Friends 14 of 21

    The Book: Cooking With Friends

    The Deal: While food wasn't a main topic of the show, Monica WAS a chef and they did hang out all the time at the Central Perk.

    Recipe Highlights: Mashed Potatoes for the Broken-Hearted, Rachel's Soothing Chicken Soup, Oatmeal in the Buff, and Chandler's "Could THIS Be Any More Fattening?"

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available used for $4

  • Northern Exposure 15 of 21

    The Book: The Northern Exposure Cookbook: A Community Cookbook from the Heart of the Alaskan Riviera

    The Deal: The book was put together as if it was a "community cookbook" from the residents of Cicely, with each character contributing recipes to the cause.

    Recipe Highlights: Ruth-Anne's Meat Loaf, The Brick's Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Adam's Lamb Stew.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available used for $4.64 and up.

  • The Andy Griffith Show Cookbook 16 of 21

    The Book: Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook

    The Deal: This book, which was published back in 1991, features 300 recipes "served by Aunt Bee and others on The Andy Griffith Show." And get this, more than 900,000 copies have been sold!

    Recipe Highlights: Hope for More Chocolate Cake, Cheesy F.B.I. Man Safe Crackers, Barney's Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Canapes, and Opie's Row of Spinach Quiche.

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available from $1.52

  • Gone with the Wind Cookbook 17 of 21

    The Book: Gone With the Wind Cook Book: Famous Southern Cooking Recipes

    The Deal: Tying in a classic film with classic Southern recipes.

    Recipe Highlights: Cracklin' Bread, Peanut Stuffing, and Crab and Okra Gumbo.

    Photo Source: Amazon /Available starting at $3.98

  • Beverly Hillbillies 18 of 21

    The Book: Granny's Beverly Hillbillies Cookbook

    The Deal: Yes, this has "genuine recipes." The promotion for the book says: "Granny and her friends have inspired a cookbook that brings home all the flavor of her kitchen on The Beverly Hillbillies. Includes great photos, character profiles, trivia, and dialogue from the show. A heapin' helpin' of hillbilly vittles!" Yup, vittles!

    Recipe Highlights: Red Eye Gravy a'la Granny, Jest Plain OL' Apple Pie, and Possum Dip (and no, they don't use possum but rather ground beef).

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available starting at $4.02

  • Gilligan’s Island 19 of 21

    The Book: Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook

    The Deal: "For thirty years the Gilligan's Island television show has reached generations through syndication, making it one of history's highest-rated shows, and for thirty years Mary Ann has tempted us with her island delicacies." And now her recipes are available for all.

    Recipe Highlights: Double Vision Banana Pie and coconut-cream pie.

    Photo Source: Amazon/ Available for $0.71 and up

  • Dark Shadows Cookbook 20 of 21

    The Book: The Dark Shadows Cookbook

    The Deal: No, this is not a cookbook inspired by Tim Burton's recent movie but the TV show that aired from 1966 to 1971. The book says, "You get Barnabas's beastly beverages, Quentin's ghoulish goulash, plus more that 150 unusual recipes, also includes 65 complete menus, exotic beverages, and a 'how to in the kitchen' section."

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $220

  • Pride and Prejudice 21 of 21

    The Book: The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook

    The Deal: Not inspired by the uber famous book but rather the movie, this cookbook features inspiration from the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice Movie, the 2005 Pride and Prejudice Movie, Bridget Jones Diary and Bride and Prejudice.

    Recipe Highlights: Various themed menus such as "A Traditional Tea Party at Pemberley" and "A Cocktail Party for the Ball at Netherfield Hall" — sounds fancy!

    Photo Source: Amazon / Available for $9.99


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