6 Geeky Cookbooks Based On Popular Video Games

If you have been playing role-playing open world games like The Elder Scrolls series or Fallout series or multiplayer games like WoW or Overwatch, then you know how amazing it can be to explore a vast world filled with numerous quests, characters and locations. These open-world games often include places to find food kept in shelfs or boxes. Many games even allow you to cook your own food and then go rest for few hours to increase stamina. Now, thanks to professional chefs with their multifaceted creativity and hard work, they are no longer virtual food items appearing on the monitor screen, but real life food items that anyone can make at home and relish it with friends & family

These video game themed cookbooks are great buys if…

  • You belong to a family of gamers and wish to replicate the foods seen inside video games for fun and exploring more foods
  • Your kid is into cooking (or you want to get them into cooking), then these books would be a great introduction to the world of cooking. Kids will get excited about cooking and will want to try new foods!
  • You wish to throw video game themed party or play competitive matches with friends & family
  • Give a gift for fans of popular video game franchises such as Fallout series, The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout series, World of Warcraft, etc. and have invested hundreds of hours playing them.

Here are some official and unofficial cookbooks which include delicious snacks, desserts and drinks as seen in video games!

Fallout: The Vault Dweller’s Official Cookbook


Based on the world of Bethesda Entertainment’s Fallout, this Vault-Tec–approved cookbook allows you to craft your own glass of Nuka-Cola, BlamCo Mac & Cheese, Yum Yum Deviled Eggs (from Fallout 4), Mississippi Quantum Mud Pie (from Fallout 3) and many more.

The recipes are no quick, easy recipes – all of them require a fair amount of preparation & time, so if you like cooking, then this book will help increase cooking skills and be fun addition into your cookbook collection. Every single recipe has a full-page picture of the finished product next to it. The only issue you might face is that few recipes require weird & exotic ingredients (such as duck, lamb, bidon, miso paste, etc) which may be hard to find in some places. If you’ve ever wanted to try a real Nuka-Cola, then this is your chance! This book will help gain additional experience and level up with unique & exotic recipes from Fallout world.

Fallout: The Vault Dweller’s Official Cookbook by Victoria Rosenthal is available on Amazon.com

The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook


If you’re HUGE Elder Scrolls fan and LOVE to cook, then you obviously NEED to order this book. This book includes dozens of recipes each with cooking instructions, lore and full page photos of the finished products. Some of the delicious recipes are redguard rice, sweet rolls, ash yams and Sheogorath’s tart. It even includes mead recipes such as the Black briar mead and Skooma!

Some recipes include exotic ingredients which may require you to visit grocery stores – which might turn into be real life Skyrim quest! Few pages at the beginning of the book are dedicated to explaining the dishes that belong to various races of Tamriel, how the dishes reflect their culture and a map of Empire of Tamreil. There are recipes for all skill levels, so there is always something for everyone – whether they cook or not! Overall, if you’re a big Elder Scrolls fan and love to cook, then you need this book – to make some sweet rolls and lots of Skooma!

The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is available on Amazon.com

World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook

Prepare a feast fit for a war chief with foods and drinks from across the realm of Azeroth. This official & authorized cookbook teaches many sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game – World of Warcraft. The book is hard cover, well organized with beautiful pictures and WoW references. It also includes dietary recommendations for vegetarians and gluten free as well as holiday feast ideas. Each recipe has a skill level (apprentice, master, etc) and are divided into various categories. Each recipe includes variety of skill level and full-page color photo.

Some of the delicious recipes included inside the book are Honey Spliced Lichen, Sweet Potato Bread, Ironforge rations, Rylak claws, Cherry Grog, Garr’s Limade, Dragonbreath Chili and many more. This cookbook is a must for the diehard WoW fans.

World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is available on Amazon.com

Overwatch: The Official Cookbook

Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s popular team-based multiplayer first-person shooter game Overwatch – this official cookbook is packed with over 100 authentic recipes inspired by the game’s diverse heroes hailing from all corners of the universe.

This cookbook features international food and drink recipes from each hero’s homeland. Each recipe includes straightforward step-by-step instructions, mouthwatering full-color photos, pairing suggestions and much more. Overwatch: The Official Cookbook is the ultimate compendium of Overwatch delicacies with over 200 pages in content to satisfy gamers with fun and delicious recipes. It’s accurate, well-detailed cookbook and worth every penny for Overwatch fans.

Overwatch: The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is available on Amazon.com

The Minecrafter’s Cookbook


The Minecrafter’s Cookbook allows you to create real Minecraft foods from items & characters (such as creepers, ghasts, diamonds and chests). The book brings to life over 40 Minecraft-themed recipes that kids and parents can make together. Kids will love the accompanying illustrations of their favorite characters and scenes, while parents will appreciate the simple, step-by-step directions to guide them as they prepare the recipe.

The book includes photos of each finished recipe, plus colorful illustrations of popular Minecrafting scenes and characters. Over 40 kid-friendly meals, drinks and desserts such as Beetroot Stew, Golden Apples, Grass Block Brownies and Creeper Crispies!

The Minecrafter’s Cookbook by Theoharis Tara is available on Amazon.com

Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook

With the Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook, fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s fast-paced digital card game – Hearthstone will unlock more than 50 delicious bites and cocktails. The Hearthstone edition is a perfect companion to the Warcraft cookbook by the same author. It’s main focus across 112 pages is mostly drinks, appetizers and small snacks, rather than full-fledged meals, which goes nicely with the Tavern theme. It makes a great party cookbook for get-togethers.

The book contains over 50 recipes and covers a wide variety of recipes from simple toasts and nachos to more complex pies and deserts – as well as a wide variety of drinks. The drinks, some alcoholic (not recommended for those under 21) are surprisingly plentiful and cover over half of the recipes in the book. Overall, this is a fun book to own, even for non-players if you’re looking to make new snacks and drinks for a party. This little cookbook has got embossing on the cover which feels very nice to handle. Here’s video review of the book on YouTube.

Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is available on Amazon.com

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