What are your favorite offbeat cookbooks?

I have a friend that loves to cook and loves cookbooks.

I'd like to get her a fun cookbook as a house warming gift but something beyond the realm of The Silver Palate and other "normal" cookbooks.

What's out there for the offbeat chefs that produces tasty results?


I know a LOT of you left some great Megan-simple cookbook ideas for me back when I was doing my cooking challenge. What about cookbooks for people who aren't afraid to get experimental? Not that this will surprise you, but here are MY offbeat cookbook suggestions…

The Unofficial Game of Thrones CookbookThe Game of Thrones cookbook is a collection of hearty meals inspired by George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series! Including recipes for Arbor Red Wine, the Stark's Venison, Apple, Cheddar Plaits, The Imp's Wild Strawberry Fool and Wilding Grilled Pork Chops with Stir-Grilled Apples.

The Star Wars CookbookThe Star Wars cookbook will show you how to make Wookie Cookies, Jedi Juice Bars, Dark Side Salsa, Boba Fett-Uccine, and Crazy Cantina Chili. (Psst: there's one for Trekkies too!)

The Manga CookbookThe Manga Cookbook is an illustrated guide to preparing Japanese cuisine. Learn to identify and make the same things you see in all your favorite manga, including: onigiri, rice balls, yakitori, skewered chicken oshinko, pickled vegetables udon, Japanese noodles, and loads more.

What are YOUR (possibly less nerdy) suggestions for offbeat cookbook ideas for people who actually LOVE to cook?

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