Chandler's Milk You Can Chew And More Pointless Sitcom Cookbook Recipes
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
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
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
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
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?
Tastes Like Schitt: The Unofficial Schitt's Creek Cookbook
The most delectably named cookbook on the list has to go to Schitt’s Creek’s unofficial cookbook “Tastes Like Schitt.” The foods are very true to the show and not at all a stretch with names like “There’s a dead guy in room 4-cheese macaroni..”
The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook
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.
Friends: The Official Cookbook
If you’re not hungry now, what if I told you The Official Friends Cookbook is complete with instructions on how to make “Chandler’s Milk You Can Chew” or even “The Moist Maker.” Friends the cookbook promises to deliver you recipes that will make you say “I’ve seen that episode this is awesome.”
The Modern Family Cookbook
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
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
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.
Rick and Morty: The Official Cookbook
Don’t know what to get your 14-year-old nephew for his birthday? Show up with this Rick and Morty Cookbook and have him saying “Wubbalubbadubdub” with recipes like “Cronenberg Enchiladas” and “Mrs. Pancakes Avocado Toast.”
Parks and Recreation: The Official Cookbook
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 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
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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