The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook
From Krusty Burgers to Marge's Pretzels, Famous Recipes from Your Favorite Cartoon Family
by Laurel Randolph
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 03 Sep 2021
Everyone knows and loves The Simpsons. Now you can make the food you’ve seen in the show for thirty-one seasons right in the comfort of your own home faster than you can say, “Mmm...Donuts.”
Over the years, Simpsons episodes have featured, and sometimes revolved, around countless food items. Thanks to Homer Simpson’s unending appetite and a writers’ room full of food lovers, the show has a long list of truly iconic dishes. From Chief Wiggum’s Chili to the Flaming Moe (a.k.a. Flaming Homer) to Super Squishees to Krusty Burgers, you’ll find all those recipes and more in The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook.
Featuring 70 recipes that include many of the most classic Simpsons dishes, this cookbook includes easy-to-follow instructions for chefs of all ages and levels. Finally, you can make all your favorite meals straight from Marge’s kitchen in no time!
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Average rating from 28 members
I received The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook as part of a NetGalley giveaway. The Simpsons, a pop culture phenomenon for over 30 years, has spawned memes, catchphrases, theme park lands, feature films, and countless media and collectibles. In The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook, Laurel Randolph delves into the countless dishes that have been mentioned and prepared on the show. I'm not going to lie, given the bright, cartoonish Simpsons aesthetic, I was expecting Instagram-friendly dishes with a lot of visual appeal. Instead, these are fairly straightforward, simple recipes--think chili, spaghetti and meatballs, etc. On the whole, they were actually probably a bit too simple for my taste, though I appreciated the depth of inclusion by citing the episodes from which specific recipes came, and the inclusion of a few fun classics (The Flaming Moe!) was also a nice touch. Maybe not a cookbook I'd draw from regularly, but it would certainly be a fun gift for the Simpsons fan in your life.
What an whimsical idea for a cookbook! When I saw the title I was practically drooling like Homer at a plate of donuts. The recipes inside the cookbook definitely evoke all my fond memories of The Simpsons and call back to all sorts of different episodes. This would be a cute series of cookbooks potentially if there are more candidates (Flintstones, Jetsons, Family Guy, South Park) The recipes actually contained inside are on the simpler side though a few are more extravagant and gourmet. The real prize here lies in the way the recipes stick to the show and kind of transport you to Springfield. This would be a must grab for any die hard fan of the series and a home run for a Simpsons Watch Party.
I really love how bright and colorful this cookbook is. I also love how it's divided up into different meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks, and desserts. I loved the Simpsons when I was younger, so I'm really excited to try some of these recipes. They're simply laid out and have really easy instructions, so that is really nice and helpful. I also really like how each recipe says which season or episode it came from so that I can go back and watch them if I want to.
This perfectly cromulent book would embiggen the gift-list of any Simpsons fan. From Flaming Moes to understandably inauthentic Sloppy Jimbos, the book supplies recipes for many of the famous and infamous dishes featured in the much-loved series. I wasn't inspired to make any of the recipes, although they seemed thoughtful and intelligently put together. (For instance, the turkey for Homer's Third Wish sandwich is dry-brined, so it won't be even a little dry.) The descriptions of the recipes and references to the series are fun and funny. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
A fun cookbook for fans of The Simpsons. A variety of recipes inspired by dozens of episodes are included with brief descriptions and episode information. The recipes are fun, but I wish there were more pictures of the food (real or cartoon). Thank you Adams Media and NetGalley for providing this ARC.
Review to come to blog on August 28th/later on goodreads/other sites. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. So, I got to confess that I got nothing with The Simpsons show. Nothing. I tried watching it, but it just wasn't my show. However, I couldn't resist this fun cooking book. While the Simpsons may not be my show I do know some of the food things one sees on the show and also a lot of the characters, thanks to the internet. Plus, I am always eager to learn new recipes/find new recipes to make at home. This one was a ton of fun to read! Some references I got (yay internet) and others not, but I still really liked them! The recipes are very easy to follow and all get a fun introduction telling you about the show/the food item you will be making. There are cooking-tips to give some extra flavour to recipes or what to look out for with ingredients. I definitely got hungry while reading (and that while just having had breakfast). Quite a few of the recipes had photographs with how the food item would look like if you are done. While I loved these, I would have liked photographs for EVERY recipe. For me it is so important to see what the food will look like, as I often base my "should I try this one or not" on photographs. I love that each recipe has a what episode was this food featured/mentioned on including the season number. That is such a nice addition, now you can watch the show while eating that specific food item. Not something I would do of course, but a die-hard fan, I can see them do that. Haha, I know I would have done that if I was a fan of a show and had a food item that matches. I am glad that they added a conversion chart for US/Metric, though that one is at the last pages of the book. I would have rather seen things be directly converted instead of someone, like me, who lives in metric like most of the world, have to go back and forth and write all the things done. Plus converting... it is just annoying. I have tried making recipes with converting but it just gets too mathy for me and the joy is out of it. All in all though, this was a fun cookbook and I am happy I got the chance to try it out. I would definitely recommend it!
The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook by Laurel Randolph is a colourful and bold book. Set into sections of breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert and drinks. Each secretion has a small selection of recipes. It has classics like Krusty Burgers and Sloppy Jimbos, Floor Pie and Flaming Moes. The recipes are easy to follow and seem nice, though maybe not for everyday use. There’s a lack of pictures which I think is disappointing but otherwise a great book.
The most fun cookbook you will ever purchase! Tons of Simpson recipes brought to real life. Who hasn’t watched an episode and wondered what a recipe would taste like? Now you can try!
This book included all of the foods that we know and love from the Simpsons. The recipes are easy to follow, doesn’t require any difficult ingredients, and are delicious. I recommend using this to bring the Simpsons to life!
A brilliant interpretation of the food from the Simpsons - each recipe is lovingly crafted and the attention to detail is amazing.
This is quite the find. While I find my interest in The Simpsons to be more as a casual comfort viewer and less an ardent fan. However, my father is a huge Homer fan and this was quite interesting. While I likely won't be making him many of the recipes, mostly due to trying to encourage my father to adapt healthier habits, I found this to be quite enjoyable. I've been wanting to show this to him and I'm sure he, and any other diehard Simpsons fan, will love it to pieces!
I have been a Simpsons fan since the third grade and I still love it to this day. I had low expectations for this one but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the recipes. I definitely can’t wait to try Marge’s famous pork chops and the birthday cake recipe. This cookbook is perfect for a cook with a sense of humor and fir any fan of the Simpsons who wants to know how to make a Flaming Moe. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the e-arc I received in exchange for an honest review.
This recipe book is plenty of fun, and gives families the opportunity to recreate some Simpsons food items. Recipes come with the stories, or details of how the recipes are connected to the show, and the kids love it - especially big Simpsons fans! I watched The Simpsons in my childhood, and haven't watched in quite some time, and still loved the recipe book. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Very cute and informative book. I can see where all the inspiration has came from with these recipes. I can imange people doing some of these and getting big as not exactly healthy. Would be good for any Simpson fan
I feel this book is really targeted to two groups. The Simpson fan and The Cookbook collector. I would definitely say that this book is perfect gift idea for a true Simpsons fan. It would be a unique gift that would add something a bit different to their collection. As for the cookbook collector, I also think it is a solid choice. This book offers a very good variety of recipes that can cover many occasions and for varying skill levels. There are some nice photos included (although not for every recipe) and some helpful tips to. Is this a cookbook for the serious cook? No, but it is fun and has quite a bit to offer to fans, families and the adventurous cook. I thought the Flanders's Planters Punch was delish (potent though) and the Forbidden Doughnuts a tasty treat that everyone really enjoyed.
This book is no joke. With genuinely helpful cooking tips and gluten-free & vegetarian options, this book offered up far more than I was expecting. It is a bona-fide cookbook "inspired by the look and flavors of the original cartoon eats." Don't think they're healthy recipes, though--it seemed like several contained at least half a stick of butter! Recipes are accompanied by illustrations and photographs [not credited in the uncorrected proofs I reviewed] as well as an episode reference. If I weren't an introvert and threw or willingly attended parties, I'd have a Simpsons-themed party in a heartbeat just to serve Marge's Patented Happy Cracker Snack Platter (might have to bring that to the next work potluck just for fun), Little Meatloaf Men, a Delicious Gelatin Dessert, and Squishees (I feel like I might set something on fire with a Flaming Moe!). Librarian notes: 30+ years of fans are going to guarantee an audience for this one. Also, gruel is thin porridge and can be made with cereals other than rice.
This was a fun cookbook. I would totally make these recipes for theme parties or just because I love The Simpsons. It is one of those books where it was relevant to the show and the foods/drinks shown. The recipes were pretty simple and easy to follow and would probably make exactly what it pictured.
This is a really fun cookbook for Simpsons fans! Lots of great recipes, and I appreciate that it includes the episode each recipe is from.
The Simpsons has been an American icon for years, and while the popular television show hasn’t actually focused on food, there have been dozens of references to food during the many seasons of the show. Laurel Randolph has taken those references and turned them into an unofficial cookbook that will definitely appeal to Simpson fans everywhere. The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook: From Krusty Burgers to Marge's Pretzels, Famous Recipes from Your Favorite Cartoon Family is fun, and if you happen to be a fan, it is a cookbook you’ll want to own. The recipes are written in standard recipe format so that they are easy to follow, and many of them actually are appealing and cooks will actually want to make them. The recipes are mostly easy with minimal ingredients (although there are a few that are a bit time consuming and while not difficult, may take a bit of time to prepare), and most cooks, beginners to advanced, will find the recipes easy-to-follow and worth making. There are enough good dishes to prepare that fans could plan a Simpson watch-a-thon and invite their friends to watch several seasons while eating the fun dishes in the book. While there aren’t enough photographs (most cooks like to see what the finished dish should look like before making it), there are good pictures of some of the dishes. Several of the dishes are good hearty foods that everyone likes such as Bart’s American Balls (meatballs), Little Meatloaf Men, and Marg’s Pork Chops (which are very good). There are also several appealing sweets, such as Kent Brockman’s Danish (good and easy), and Forbidden Doughnuts (baked doughnuts that are both easy and good). One extra appealing recipe is a breakfast heart attack on a plate called Good Morning Burgers and it is in the “must make immediately queue.” All told, this is an excellent cookbook for Simpson fans everywhere. It will make a controversial and fun coffee table book and a fun addition to any cookbook collection. Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
This is a very creative rendition of cookbooks. I have been a fan of the Simpsons for years and I really enjoyed paging through the recipes and the beautiful illustrations. This was quite a unique book. I definitely recommend it.