10 Best Cookbooks To Own Based On Popular TV Shows & Movies

Fans enjoy certain shows and films for a variety of reasons. There is probably an entertaining story. There may be lovable characters. There could be thrills, mysteries or jokes. And there is a chance that the piece is filled with yummy eats and treats, too!

These must-own cookbooks, which are all based on popular TV series and movies, allow people to take their interests a step further. They allow people to feel like they are part of the story. And they allow people to enjoy some amazing and some one-of-a-kind recipes, so keep these in mind when shopping for gifts!

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10 The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends 


Could these recipes BE any more delicious? This Friends cookbook is full of drinks, entrees, desserts and more, all of which are inspired by this celebrated show from the 1990s. The Not-So-Fine Margaritas could be made when someone is moving to Yemen (or when someone is pretending to be). The Fried Stuff with Cheese could be served at a Friendsgiving meal.

The Engagement Ring Lasagna could be eaten after someone gets a ring from their Rachel or their Ross. There are so many fans of this classic series, so there are so many people who would love receiving this gift!

9 Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls 


Lorelai and Rory Gilmore can eat like no one else, so a book of recipes, inspired by this mother-daughter duo and their television series, makes sense. Sometimes, the two grab breakfast (and coffee...always lots and lots of coffee) at Luke’s.

Other times, they sample whatever Sookie has whipped up at the inn. Each week, they dine elegantly during Friday Night Dinners. And during movie marathons, these two stock up on junk food! With this gift, fans can try out and eat 100 different recipes (which are also accompanied by photos, tips and info about the show) from Gilmore Girls. 

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


So get ready for Mulled Wine, Beef and Bacon Pie, Almond Crusted Trout, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Honey-Spiced Locusts and other exciting eats that characters like Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark enjoyed. 

7 The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook 


Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are known for many their love of pizza. That being said, a cookbook based around these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exists, and, of course, it is full of different types of pizzas; breakfast pizzas, mini pizzas, dessert pizzas and traditional pizzas can all be created and eaten up with this unique gift!

There are 65 recipes in this book, such as New York Style Pepperoni, Shredder's Revenge and Lean, Mean, and Green, and many of them would be great for after-school snacks, for dinner on the weekend or for watch parties where fans come together to watch these classic characters. 

6 The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers 


Some other popular cartoon characters are seen on the animated series Bob’s Burgers; in this show, Bob Belcher owns a burger joint, and there is always a Burger of the Day. With this zany cookbook, 75 different burger recipes can be enjoyed at home, such as Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger, Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger, Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger, Sweaty Palms Burger and I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger!

There is also art that has never been seen, which is done in the colorful style of this TV show and which is another reason to get this for any fans out there. 

5 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook 


Walt Disney World and Disneyland have new rides, lands, shops and restaurants that are themed around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. These out-of-this-world eats and treats, found at the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, can be replicated at home by fans when this cookbook is given and received.

The entire thing is engaging and informative, and the recipes (which are, of course, the main attraction here) from a galaxy far, far away are sure to please so many people out there, since the Star Wars franchise is a huge one, with a huge following. 

4 The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook


Another well-known franchise that exists is Harry Potter, as these flicks have been watched by fans all over the world. The magic, the battle of good versus evil, the relationships and the settings are all quite appealing, but there are also some yummy foods and drinks within this magical universe.

This unofficial cookbook is filled with over 150 recipes that witches, wizards and even Muggles will like, such as Treacle Tart (Harry's favorite dessert), Molly's Meat Pies (which Mrs. Weasley makes quite often) and Pumpkin Pasties (a popular sweet treat). Plus, no magic is even required to whip any of this up!

3 The Burn Cookbook: An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans 


In Mean Girls, actor Jonathan Bennett plays Aaron Samuels, and in this cookbook, he offers up some recipes inspired by this film and from his childhood. Fetch-uccine Alfredo, Just Stab Caesar Salad, Bennett’s mom's famous stuffed shells and You Go, Glenn (Hot) Cocoa are just a few of the awesome things that can be cooked and served by fans of this story.

Obviously, these foods and these drinks can happen at any time, but they probably taste even better while wearing pink on Wednesdays and/or while watching this movie for the 7,000th time. 

2 The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide 


Ever dreamed of eating pudding with Carl, snacking on the cookies that Carol baked or dining on Hershel’s spaghetti? Well, all of that and so much more can be enjoyed with this official cookbook and survival guide, which is inspired by the hit show The Walking Dead. The recipes are based on actual foods from the series or are inspired by certain characters and locations. They are accompanied by expert information on foraging, hunting and outdoor cooking, as well, in case fans actually find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. This is another must-own gift idea to consider!

1 Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows 


Binging with Babish is a popular YouTube channel that features Andrew Rea teaching recipes based on television series and movies. The babka from Seinfeld, the beef bourguignon from Julie & Julia, the Timpano from Big Night, the chocolate lava cake from Chef and Bubba's shrimp from Forrest Gump are just a few of the dishes that fans can try and eat at home.

This book also includes behind-the-scenes stories and answers to frequently asked questions, and with all of its variety, it is a smart gift option for lovers of TV, cinema, Binging with Babish, cooking and/or food in general.

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