14 Of The Best Cookbooks For Nerds [Featured]

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Cooking will never be a chore when you have these nerdy cookbooks in your kitchen. There’s something here for every nerd, no matter what your fandom. We’ve got Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter just to name a few. Get ready to cook a feast fit for a King, or a Klingon, it’s up to you.


Dining With The Doctor is the perfect companion for would-be companions who want to prepare a little something special just in case The Doctor makes a visit. This assortment of Who-themed recipes includes dishes like Slitheen Eggs, Kazran’s Night Sky Fog Cups and Open Faced Dalek Ironsides. There’s even a whole chapter on fish fingers and custard variations. Product Page ($19.99 or $7.99 Kindle Edition)


Southern comfort food is something Sookie and her friends know all about, and TrueBlood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps pulls together a great assortment of Southern favorites themed to the show. You’ll get recipes for Confederate Ambrosia, Holy Hoecakes and Stake and Eggs along with beautiful full-color pictures. There are also plenty of adult beverages worthy of a spot on the menu at Fangtasia. Product Page ($29.95)


You’ll can eat like a King with A Feast of Fire and Ice: The Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook. This incredible cookbook is endorsed by George R.R. Martin and includes recipes that reflect authentic medieval cuisine with a Game of Thrones twist. From Honeyed Chicken to Lemon Cakes, there are recipes in this one for every occasion. Product Page ($35)


This cookbook is part culinary adventure and part textbook as it explains just what it is that characters in Manga are actually eating. The Manga Cookbook includes typical Japanese food like udon (noodles), onigiri (rice balls) and yakitori (skewered chicken) as well as a section on bento boxes and how to use chopsticks. Product Page ($14.95)


Eat like you’re a resident of Panem with The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. This collection of 150 recipes includes extravagant dishes from the Capitol like Capitol-Grade Dark Chocolate Cake and simpler fare like Rue’s Roasted Parsnips so you can experience a whole world of cuisine. Product Page ($19.95)

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The pigs are taking some time out from torturing those poor birds with Angry Birds: Bad Piggies’ Egg Recipes. Yeah, I suppose actually cooking the eggs is more torturous for the birds but let’s just hope they don’t find out about this cookbook. It includes over 40 egg recipes with illustrations that make it a truly fun cookbook. Product Page ($14.99)

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Forget Winter, Summer is coming and Ice Sabers: 30 Chilled Treats Using the Force of Your Freezer will help you have something cool and refreshing at hand when the temperatures soar. Kick back and relax with a Mos Iceley or enjoy some Frozen Hoth Chocolate. You’ll also get a four lightsaber ice pop mold so you can battle with your frozen treats before they melt. Product Page ($24.99)


Boldly go where no chef has gone before with The Star Trek Cookbook. Not only do you get recipes for dishes like Plomeek Soup and Rokeg Blood Pie, but you’ll get some down-to-earth selections from Star Trek actors including Kate Mulgrew’s Pork Tenderloin and Tim Russ’s Pasta Primavera. This is just the cookbook for whipping up a few themed dishes before Star Trek: Into Darkness hits theaters next month. Product Page ($23)

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Give your sweet tooth a Star Wars fix with Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones and Other Galactic Goodies. Not only does this one have recipes for over 30 delicious foods like Obi-Wan Tons and Chocolate Chewies, but it comes with cookie cutters. You’ll get Yoda, Darth Vader and R2-D2 so you can turn any cookie into a Star Wars treat. Product Page ($22.99)

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Cooking For Geeks is the perfect cookbook for science nerds out there who want to know why we cook the way we cook. What difference does it make if you cook at 350 F or 375 F? Why is medium rare the most popular steak? How do you calibrate your kitchen tools? This cookbook answers all those questions and has great recipes for everything from cookies to butternut squash. Product Page ($34.99)

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Here’s a collection of dishes that are perfect for nibbling whenever you take a break from your search for the wardrobe that leads to Narnia. The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook collects 150 recipes inspired by the travels of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter. You can snack on Turkish Delight, feast on Shepherd’s Pie and cool off with Scrumptious Strawberry Ice. Product Page ($19.99)

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Nerds have long had a love affair with bacon making Fifty Shades of Bacon the ultimate nerd cookbook. It’s full of the tastiest bacon inspired foods you will ever find like Chocolate Covered Bacon Ice Cream, Potato Bacon au Gratin and Bacon Alfredo. This is surely the way to a nerd’s heart. Product Page ($19.95)

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Even muggles can make a delicious meal fit for a wizard with The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. It’s got over 150 recipes that including such delicacies as Cauldron Cakes, Molly’s Meat Pies and Pumpkin Pasties. There’s plenty here to keep you stomach full the next time you’re hiding out from Death Eaters. Product Page ($19.95)


Yes, there’s a zombie cookbook but it doesn’t have a single recipe for brains. What Zombie Cupcakes does have is recipes for 16 different zombie themed cupcakes. They’re perfect for Halloween, but there’s no law that says you can make undead cupcakes to celebrate the last day of school or the premiere of The Walking Dead. Product Page ($14.99)


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