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It was either that or write a novelty cookbook.
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If you have a popular franchise, you probably have novels and action figures and DVDs and so on. What else will people buy?

A cookery book is one option, especially, but not necessarily, if the franchise is known for Food Porn. The book may or may not be "in-universe"; that is a cookbook that exists in the setting. (If it is, there may or may not be some explanation for why it uses real world measurements and ingredients — especially if the setting is known for Alien Lunch or Foreign Queasine.) An Edutainment Show will also want to take this opportunity to talk to the kids in the audience about healthy eating.

Sometimes the cookery book is officially released, or it can be fan-made.

There is also a subset of Parody cookbooks with funny parallel Pun Based Titles. These are both loving and mocking in tone. They make fun both of the original work and cookbooks in general. The recipe names will most likely be punning, too.

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    Based on Comic Books 
  • The DC Comics Superheroes Super Healthy Cookbook by Mark Salzman, Judy Garlan and Michele Grodner. More or less in-universe, with recipes like Perry White's Great Caesar Salad (with tomato and cucumber Daily Planet logos).
  • Stan Lee Presents the Mighty Marvel Superhero Cookbook, with such gems as "make some pancakes and put syrup over them in the shape of Spider-Man's webbing" and "put some meat between slices of bread" as actual recipes.
  • In France or Italy, a long-running series of Defictionalizations of Disney Comics books such as the Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook was continued with "Recipes by Grandma Duck".

     Based on Comic Strips 
  • Maw Broon's Cookbook is based on The Broons.
  • The Peanuts franchise has Peanuts Cookbook and Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook, both of which features Peanuts reprint on even pages followed by a recipe on odd pages.

    Based on Literature 
  • Mary Poppins in the Kitchen: A Cookery Book with a Story by PL Travers. As the title suggests, this one has a story, in which Mary teaches the Banks kids to cook.
  • Nanny Ogg's Cookbook by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs and Tina Hannan (Discworld). Largely in-universe, with extra-diagetic "Editor's Notes" about the need to substitute Roundworld measurements and utensils. It's also noted that some recipes have been adjusted to provide "the look but not the taste", including the whole section on dwarfish cooking.
  • Several based on the works of Beatrix Potter:
    • Peter Rabbit's Natural Foods Cookbook by Arnold Dobrin has recipes named after the characters but not especially based on the books.
    • Peter Rabbit's Cookery Book by Anne Emerson, based directly on the food in the books (although the introduction reassures readers that Jeremy Fisher's Butterfly Sandwiches do not contain butterflies and Samuel Whiskers' Roly Poly Pudding doesn't contain Tom Kitten).
    • The Peter Rabbit and Friends Cookbook by Naia Bray.
  • The Pooh Cook Book, "inspired by" Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne.
  • Two books based on Little House on the Prairie: The Little House Cookbook, which gives recipes for meals mentioned in the books, and The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook, which is from her actual recipe notes. Sadly, neither has the recipe for Laura's pieplant pie.
  • From A Song of Ice and Fire, there is A Feast of Ice And Fire, the official cookbook.
  • There is a fanmade Harry Potter Unofficial Cookbook, surprisingly enough.
  • Encyclopedia Brown Takes The Cake follows each of its cases with a recipe.
  • The Hunger Games has an unofficial cookbook.
  • The Nero Wolfe Cookbook is a collection of recipes for dishes served in the novels.
  • American Girl has a number of cookbooks inspired by their characters, with recipes from various historical or contemporary eras the characters' stories took place.
  • Patricia Cornwell wrote a cookbook titled Scarpetta's Winter Table. This is actually an official part of her Dr. Kay Scarpetta series, and consists of a mystery novella (in which food plays a large part), with separate pages detailing each of the recipes prepared in the story.
  • Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels gave rise to Lobscouse and Spotted Dog, a highly entertaining & authentic cookbook full of Napoleonic-era recipes (and of clues as to why Jack Aubrey had trouble keeping the pounds off!).
  • Balsa's Table is a collection of recipes for meals mentioned in the Moribito and The Beast Player series.
  • Hannah Swensen ended up with a book of recipes that had been featured in the series up to that point (the main character owned a desert bakery, so most of the recipes were for cookies, brownies, and similar). And one of the stories, while not a cookbook (since it had a plot), included enough recipes to host a Holiday Dinner; in fact, the very dinner the characters were getting ready for while the plot happened.
  • Jane Austen's novels got The Jane Austen Cookbook. It describes Austen's interest in food, drawing upon both the novels and her letters. It has authentic recipes from late Georgian and Regency England, modernized for today's cooks.
  • Fifty Shades of Chicken is a parody in a cookbook, spoofing Fifty Shades of Grey. Fifty chicken recipes, each more seductive than the last. This book will have you dominating dinner.
  • The Redwall Cookbook contains recipes for many of the foods Brian Jacques describes (in mouth-watering detail) in his Redwall novels. The recipes are framed by and featured in a short story about a young mouse who works in the Redwall kitchens.
  • The Boxcar Children Cookbook, featuring recipes from the original nineteen books.
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    Based on Live-Action TV 
  • Dining on Babylon 5 by Stephen C. Smith which actually appeared in the series. Compiled by the owner of B5's Fresh Air Restaurant and with contributions from all the main station personnel (with a note explaining the alien recipes have been adjusted to suit human biology).
  • Alice's Brady Bunch Cookbook by Ann B. Davis. This was the actress who played Alice, the Bradys' housekeeper (and cook) on The Brady Bunch.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Doctor Who Cookbook by Gary Downie. Recipes were submitted by actors from the show and given Doctor Who inspired names like Castrovalvan Kebabs.
    • A second official cookbook came out in 2016, by professional cookery writer Joanna Farrow.
  • Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook was written by Dawn Wells (who played Mary Ann), Ken Beck, Jim Clark and had a foreword from Bob Denver (who played Gilligan). It had a lot of coconut pie recipes.
  • Gilmore Girls has an unofficial cookbook Eat Like a Gilmore, particularly interesting because the main characters are most known for eating out or ordering in, but their rich family are gourmets and their close friends are excellent cooks.
  • There's at least four spin-off cookbooks for The Great British Bake Off, all specializing in, what a surprise, baked goods.
  • Hannibal has Feeding Hannibal: a Connoisseur's Cookbook, written by the show's food stylist Janice Poon. It contains behind-the-scenes stories behind the creation of the show's Food Porn / Food Gorn as well as recipes to create (human-free) variations of Hannibal Lecter's dishes.
  • Star Trek:
    • The Official Star Trek Cooking Manual by Mary Ann Piccard. In-universe, the personal cooking log of Christine Chapel.
    • The Star Trek Cookbook by Ethan Phillips and William J. Birnes. In-universe, written as if by Neelix.
  • The Late Show with David Letterman:
    • Home Cookin' with Dave's Mom, written by Dave's mom Dorothy.
    • Dave Letterman's Book of Top Ten Lists and Zesty Chicken Recipes.
  • The Walking Dead:
    • The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide is a cookbook based off the television series.
    • The Snacking Dead: A Parody in a Cookbook is a parody cookbook filled with recipes for snacks suited for every occasion and it has tips for cooking under duress — fitting for a zombie apocalypse.
  • Stranger Fillings is a parody cookbook based on a Netflix's hit show Stranger Things. There is no shortage of great puns and delicious baked treats.
  • Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine is a parody cookery book with baking recipes based on TV show Game of Thrones. It's full of Game of Thrones memes like 'Arya Hungry?' or 'Dinner is Coming'. There are recipes for stuff like Red (Velvet) Wedding Cake or Oberyn's Smashing Head Surprise.
  • Baking Bad is parody cookbook based off Breaking Bad.

    Based on Professional Wrestling 
  • WWE has J. R.'s Cookbook: True Ringside Tales, BBQ, and Down-Home Recipes.

    Based on Puppet Shows 
  • Sesame Street:
    • The Sesame Street Cookbook by Pat Tornborg
    • C is for Cooking and B is for Baking by Susan McQuillan
  • In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy by Jim Lewis (The Muppets), a collection of recipes from celebrities with commentary by Piggy.

    Based on Theme Parks 
  • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has an official cookbook for fans who want to make the food they ate at the in-park restaurants at home.

    Based on Video Games 

    Based on Western Animation 

    Miscellaneous 


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