The Anime Chef Cookbook
75 Iconic Dishes from Your Favorite Anime
by Nadine Estero
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Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, Rock Point
Food plays an important role in anime, whether it is briefly shown in a slice-of-life scene or the entire plotline of an episode or even a series, and popular anime food creator Nadine Estero (@issagrill) has perfectly captured these favorite food moments. In The Anime Chef Cookbook, she brings 75 appetizers, mains, desserts, and drinks from the screen to your table so that you can enjoy the same foods as your favorite characters, with recipes including:
- Haikyuu!! steamed pork buns
- Food Wars! soufflé omelet
- Isekai Izakaya pork katsu sandwich
- My Hero Academia cold soba
- March Comes in Like a Lion pampered udon
- Dragon Ball Z meat lover's meat feast
- Kiki’s Delivery Service chocolate cake
- Your Name strawberry pancakes with macarons
- Clannad starfish scones
- Laid-Back Camp hot buttered rum cow
- and much more!
Along with the easy-to-follow recipes are stunning anime-style food illustrations and information about the exact episodes that feature the foods, allowing The Anime Chef to immerse you in your favorite animated worlds while satisfying your appetite.
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Average rating from 111 members
THIS is how you get an anime nerd and reluctant cook to rush to the kitchen!
I grew up an anime kid and this book is EVERYTHING. I always used to imagine what it would be like to cook the various food from shows I watched and when I was younger even tried (and failed) a few times, as I didn’t have any guidance.
I am a reluctant chef 90% of the time. Cooking is boring to me and I have a lot of food aversions. But as I read through the recipes from anime both new and old, I was hit with nostalgia, inspiration and joy. For the first time in years, I couldn’t wait to do my next groceries trip and give these a try. I am especially excited to make the Katsudon (pork cutlet bowl) from a recent favourite Yuri on Ice as well as the Ohagi from one of my childhood favourites Rurouni Kenshin. Every recipe was a delight, and for the first time in forever, I’ve found a cookbook where I will eat almost every dish. The only downside I found with this while reading is a lack of vegetarian-friendly dishes. I myself am not vegetarian, but I have friends who are who would likely be disappointed with the selection available to them.
This was a very easy-to-read book with a lovely choice of colours and images throughout. I loved the inclusion of quotes from the shows, and I very much appreciated that each recipe gave not only a list of ingredients but was also clear on the equipment you would need to use. I think this is my favourite cookbook of all time!
On the whole, this book is genuinely magic and I can’t wait to try out as many recipes as I can. I went to the author’s instagram page as well and she includes videos of the recipes, which again was amazing to see what they look like in real life. I also saw she has a Genshin Impact range and now I am hoping that maybe in the future, there will be a video game recipe book too!