If you name even one food item in your sitcom, it seems you may be a great candidate for a cookbook adaption of your show! See someone eating a cookie in the corner of the frame of one scene from season two? Boom! The cookbook deal is a go. Here are 15 sitcoms that saw the opportunity and hopped on the cookbook bandwagon.

The Seinfeld Official Cookbook

The Seinfeld Official Cookbook

Insight Editions

FINALLY, you have the chance to enjoy all your favorite recipes from Seinfeld! Butter Shave Turkey! Muffin Tops! Big Salad! Long Wait Lo Mein! Black and White Cookies! This does happen to be one of the more well thought out, and aesthetically pleasing books on the list, but the simple recipes are really just a chance for you to saying “oh yeah, I remember that episode!” 

The Goldbergs Cookbook

The Goldbergs Cookbook

Universe

This cookbook is actually co-written by Adam Goldberg’s real-life Mother, of whom Wendi Mclendon-Covey's character is based, Beverly Goldberg. It gets a few more points for coming from an actual mom sharing the recipes she really cooked for her kids, one of whom went on to create an entire show based around the family. But let me ask you this; Does seeing Jeff Garland in his underwear really make you hungry for “Cheeseburger Lasagna” and “Big Tasty Pork For My Big Tasty Babies?”

The Golden Girls Cookbook

The Golden Girls Cookbook

Hyperion Avenue

This Golden Girls cookbook has divided their recipes into what each golden girl would cook based on their ethnicity. Want your favorite Scandinavian dishes? Flip over to Roses's chapter. Craving Italian? Flip to Sophia. Finally, see what it’s like to have Blanche tell you to blanch! The fun never stops!

Seriously Good Chili Cookbook: 177 of the Best Recipes in the World

Seriously Good Chili Cookbook: 177 of the Best Recipes in the World

Fox Chapel

That’s right, Brian Baumgardner has taken a single joke from a sitcom that was made 13 years ago, and stretched it out into an entire 177-recipe cookbook. Now no disrespect to Brian, he gets bonus points for writing the cookbook himself with the help of some fellow chefs, but who is this cookbook for? 177 recipes for Chili? Who is eating this much chili!? It’s like if I were to release a cookbook with 300 recipes for smoothies. I’m sure there are that many out there, but do I really need to know more than five?

The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook

The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook

Adams Media

Finally, you will have the chance to try Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel. Embrace the Simpson’s way of life by making your friends and family some Monkey Paw Turkey Sandwiches. Choke your knucklehead son while eating Bloody Spearhead Cookies. This cookbook entry arguably has the best photography out of any of the books on the list, with pictures taken on sets that resemble famous Simpson’s locations. Even if the food doesn’t look that appetizing, it still functions pretty well as an entertaining picture book.

The Modern Family Cookbook

The Modern Family Cookbook

TI Inc. Books

Let me tell you this, The Modern Family Cookbook features over 100 recipes. Have you ever been watching Modern Family and thought, “Wow, in every episode they mention all their delicious meals? I sure wish I could make 100 of them.” No, you haven’t, that’s why this book is filled with random photos from the show and recipes like Alex’s Green Tea-Kiwi and Mango Smoothie. Since when did green tea smoothies become Alex’s thing?

The Desperate Housewives Cookbook

The Desperate Housewives Cookbook

Kingswell

My favorite review for this Desperate Houswives cookbook has to be “The only problem for me is that this cookbook isn't written with budget-conscious college students in mind; I'm desperate to make Bree's Basil Puree, but have yet to get enough basil to make it...I"m getting there though.” How much Basil is Bree asking for? I imagine this poor reviewer continually cleaning out the basil supply of all nearby grocery stores until they achieve the 40 pounds of basil necessary for this recipe.

The Portlandia Cookbook

The Portlandia Cookbook

Clarkson Potter

Got an oven? Put a bird in it, I guess! Remember all the time they spent cooking recipes on the alt-comedy IFC sketch show Portlandia? Me neither! But here are a collection of foods named throughout the eight seasons it was on the air. 

Parks and Recreation: The Official Cookbook

Parks and Recreation: The Official Cookbook

Smart Pop

Alright, Pawnee is a food town, so this entry may be a bit more valid. This book has Long Ass Rice, Calzones, Waffle Cakes, Chris Traeger’s super complicated turkey burger, and the Meat Tornado. There’s nothing Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope like more than eating and cooking weird ass food, so why not give it a shot with a cookbook? Especially if it means there's a recipe for Snake Juice.

The I Love Lucy Cookbook

The I Love Lucy Cookbook

Running Press Adult

The I Love Lucy Cookbook is a perfect gift for your seventy-year-old aunt who still doesn’t know how to cook. It's pretty much what you expect. Cuban food for Ricky and food puns from the show shoehorned into recipe names. Pay your respects to the comedy legend Lucille Ball by making her delicious “Vitameatavegamin.”

The Unofficial Ultimate Psych Cookbook

The Unofficial Ultimate Psych Cookbook

Natalie Woodley

Now I haven’t watched Psych in a while but apparently, cinnamon pie is an integral part of the show that isn’t included in the book. If you are a Psych fan who always dreamed of eating all the tens of foods mentioned throughout the series then this may not be the book for you.

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