motherboard_cake_0.jpgPlanning a May 4th Star Wars party—or getting your geek on for a Game of Thrones screening with friends? Whatever you nerd out about, there's a cookbook to add some flair (and food) to your next gathering.

When one of our Library colleagues retired—an IT guy—I made this motherboard cake from Nerdy Nummies in his honor. It was an instant hit!


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Debbie Brown's Magical Cakes

Debbie Brown
Adult Nonfiction – 641.8653 Bro

If you're into fantasy geekdom, these magical cakes are great inspiration for your next celebration. All of the recipes use gumpaste frosting for more life-like dragons, fairies, wizards and other magical creatures (detailed instructions are throughout the book). The owl and books cake on the cover are an excellent addition to any Harry Potter party.

The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook: Recipes from Skyrim, Morrowind, and Across Tamriel

Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Adult Nonfiction – 641.5 Mon

Immerse yourself in the diverse cuisines of the Nords, Bosmer, Khajit, and beyond with these recipes inspired by food found in the Old Kingdom, across Tamriel, and more. With over sixty delicious recipes for fan-favorite recipes including Apple Cabbage Stew, Sunlight Souffle, Sweetrolls, and more.

Extreme Cakeovers: Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients

Rick Reichart
Adult Nonfiction – 641.8653 Rei

Not all the recipes here are strictly geek-themed—but a majority are appropriately nerdy. Detailed instructions and great pictures for creating the tasty centerpiece of your party: create everything from the robot on the cover for your sci-fi film screening, to a realistic-looking sushi platter cake perfect for an anime party. I also really adore the retro game console and turntable cakes.

Fallout: The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook

Victoria Rosenthal
Adult Nonfiction - 641.5 Ros

Get all of your Vault-Tec approved recipes in this book.  Many recipes offer substitutions for ingredients that are only available in the Fallout game, like rolled deathclaw egg omelet or mutant mantis marsala.  The recipes are easy to follow and include everything from Nuka-Cola to radiation gumdrops.

A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook

Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, Sariann Lehrer
Adult Nonfiction – 641.59 Mon

Choose from among a fantastic variety of choices to create dishes similar to those found in the Game of Thrones series. Medieval and Roman versions of these recipes—along with more modern takes—are presented; quotations from the books precede each recipe to help you locate its place in the story. 

Firefly: The Big Damn Cookbook

Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Adult Nonfiction - 641.5 Mon

Features recipes inspired by the Firefly television show.  Filled with photography of the food as well as from the show.  Each recipe is provided from one of the character's in the show, like Wash's mashed sesame spuds.  A lot of the recipes show an Southern and Asian fusion and are unique to the worlds of Firefly. A perfect opportunity to re-watch the series while snacking on some of Inara's ginger spiced steamer cake.

The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and More

Cassandra Reeder

The wider world of geekiness—especially video games—is represented here. Includes recipes from Babylon 5, Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, Bioshock, Adventure Time, Star Trek and more. You might want to try Mudder's Milk (Firefly) or Soylent Green (not people in this case, thankfully). Look for more titles like The Geeky Chef Drinks and The Geeky Chef Strikes Back on Hoopla.

The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us

Rosanna Pansino
Adult Nonfiction – 641.86 Pan

Geek out with Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies [YouTube] fame. I got the recipe for the motherboard cake I made in the "Tech & Web" chapter—and there are entire chapters on Space, Gaming, Sci-fi & Fantasy (where fans learn to make unicorn poop cookies), and Math & Science. Someday I'll make the geode candy cupcakes for my geologist husband.

Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook

Theresa Carle-Sanders
Adult Nonfiction – 641.5 Car

Travel back to the days of Outlander with recipes for everything from Scotch eggs to dumplings in Cross Creek. Old recipes researched, then updated to today's standards and readily available ingredients. Binge watch the series or read the books while you taste a bit of the time period. Look for the second Outlander Kitchen book with 100 more recipes.

The Pokémon Cookbook: Easy and Fun Recipes

Maki Kudo
Juvenile Nonfiction – J 641.5 Kud

Create cute Pokémon from a variety of foods, many in bento box style with rice. Easy-to-follow recipes and instructions on cutting and shaping foods to look like characters.


The Redwall Cookbook

Brian Jacques
Juvenile Nonfiction – J 641.5 Ja

Fans of Redwall know that food is a big part of the storyline—those little creatures really love to eat! Just as the series celebrates food for different times of the year, these recipes are divided by season. Finally find out exactly how to fix Mole's Favourite Deeper'n'Ever Turnip'n'Tater'n'Beatroot Pie, and serve it up at your own Autumn harvest feast.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook, the Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook

Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Adult Nonfiction - 641.5 Mon

Intergalactic gourmet Strono "Cookie" Tuggs takes you on a mouthwatering journey into the cuisine of Black Spire Outpost and beyond! If you've had a taste for Mustafarian Lava Buns, or Huttese Slime Pods, this is your opportunity to bring the tastiest treats in the galaxy into your own home!

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Dinah Bucholz
Juvenile Nonfiction – J 641.5942 Buc

The Harry Potter series is full of traditional English fare, as well as treats unique to the magical realm—from pumpkin pasties and Yorkshire pudding to sugar mice and fizzy sherbet pouches. This book shares recipes of both types, along with reference to their place in the book series.

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook from Lamb Stew to "Groosling"—More than 150 Recipes Inspired by the Hunger Games Trilogy

Emily Ansara Baines

Preparing for a dystopian future—or just a Hunger Games fanatic? Either way, you'll experience the trilogy all over again with these recipes for commoners in the Districts, as well as the upper crust in the Capitol. Try the Apocalyptic Eggs Benedict or Peeta's Cinnamon Bakery Bread.

The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, the Wizard of Oz, and More

Aurélia Beaupommier
Adult Nonfiction - 641.5 Bea

From Merlin to Harry Potter to Mary Poppins, Aurélia Beaupommier pays tribute to all sorcerers, fairies, elves, mages, and magicians within this spellbinding cookbook. "The Wizard's Cookbook" includes magical dishes that are both quick and easy to prepare for any occasion. Beaupommier provides a beautiful spread of festive themed dishes to enchant your guests. Recipes are accompanied by beautiful full-page color photographs of the delectable food and drinks. In addition to the sustenance necessary to battle your nemesis--whether it be a dragon or an empty stomach--this book also includes recipes to prepare divine desserts and devilish snacks, as well as intoxicating potions and elixirs to quench your thirst. Whether you're a beginner or an expert wizard, open this spell book, grab your wand, and . . . Abracadabra! You'll be able to create delicious, bewitching recipes that are sure to teleport you and those dining with you to another world. Enjoy a film-food party!

World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook

Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Adult Nonfiction - 641.59 Mon

Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, a compendium of sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment. Presenting delicacies favored by the Horde and the Alliance alike, this authorized cookbook teaches apprentice chefs how to conjure up a menu of food and drink from across the realm of Azeroth. Featuring food pairings for each dish, ideas for creating your own Azerothian feasts, and tips on adapting meals to specific diets, this otherworldly culinary guide offers something for everyone. The aromatic Spiced Blossom Soup is perfect for plant-loving druids, and orcs will go berserk for the fall-off-the-bone Beer-Basted Boar Ribs. With alternatives to the more obscure ingredients just in case you don t have Chimaerok Chops lying around this comprehensive cookbook will ensure that you have no trouble staying Well Fed.