It seems like every piece of popular media nowadays spawns a million spin-off products, from action figures to fan fiction to art shows. Sometimes we think the endless product-creation is a little tiring, but we do enjoy the ongoing trend of pop culture cookbooks. Recently we heard about The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook, which got us to thinking about all the recipe troves inspired by books, television, movies and music, from the questionable to the decidedly delicious. Click through to see ten of our favorite pop culture cookbooks, and let us know if we’ve missed any of your favorites in the comments!
In the world of the Hunger Games, you want to survive, you have to find food by whatever means necessary, whether it be hunting, gathering, working all day every day for a crust of bread. In this cookbook you’ll find enticing recipes that make you want to keep on living — Katniss’s Favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums, French Bread from the Mellark Family Bakery — and some, like Grilled Tree Rat with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce, that might make you think twice.