It seems like these days everyone has a cookbook. No shade, just facts. Just look at Japanese animated character Gudetama’s new cookbook with its time-saving and low-effort recipes. Even fictional dishes once only featured on shows now make their way into real life. The latest inductee into the cookbook section? “The Simpsons” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
The newly released “The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook” ($21.99/P1,105) will feature 70 dishes from the longest-running animated series, from Chief Wiggum’s chili to the Flaming Moe (a.k.a. flaming Homer) to Super Squishees to Krusty burgers.
Written by food writer and “The Simpsons” fan Laurel Randolph, the cookbook is divided into sections like major meals, snacks, desserts, and drinks. You might want to put on each episode where specific dishes are featured while you make these recipes for the full experience.
For “Avatar: The Last Airbender” fans who used to try to imitate Aang’s moves and now find themselves in the kitchen harnessing fire and water to make a meal, this is for you.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Official Cookbook: Recipes from the Four Nations,” ($24.99/P1,255) out November, is a 120-page book featuring delicacies unique to the Earth Kingdom, Water Tribe, Air Nomads, and the Fire Nation. It has 60 recipes for dishes and beverages.
Each dish from the shores of Kyoshi Island to the crowded streets of Ba Sing Se, is accompanied by photographs of real food, not just illustrations.
Expect recipes like “vegetarian plates of the Air Nomads, fiery entrees from the Fire Nation, seafood from the North and South Poles, and delectable cuisine from the Earth Kingdom.”
While these are not exactly pulled from specific episodes like the Simpsons cookbook, each recipe is logically attributed to the element and resources available to each region. Zero-kilometer cooking but make it animated series-inspired!