Since the show's debut in 1989, and now with over 30 seasons under its belt, The Simpsons has built a vibrant fictional universe full of cultural references, humor, and depth. And many of the series's most astute observations and jokes have involved food, whether they're focusing on Homer's love of donuts, Krusty the Clown's capitalistic nightmare of a burger chain, or Duff Beer's hold on the denizens of Springfield. The show's focus on food even extends to its real-world media presence, with Bart becoming one of the spokespeople for Butterfinger candy bars in the '90s. Now, you can enjoy the same treats as your favorite characters, thanks to The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook.
The book is by Simpsons mega-fan Laurel Randolph, who runs the popular blog and Instagram account the Joy of Cooking Millhouse, which features recreations of meals from the show. Randolph, with years of experience in food writing and recipe developing, not only meticulously recreates the show’s most recognizable dishes; she also captures its signature humor and style in the writing. And to put an official stamp on an unofficial product, the foreword of the book is written by former Simpsons writer and showrunner, Bill Oakley.
The cookbook features 70 recipes inspired by one of the most popular and longest-running shows on television. Now, you can make items like Chief Wiggum’s chili, Marge’s twisted pretzels, Squishies, and an authentic Flaming Moe. Each recipe has bright, colorful photography and cooking tips or potential variations on the recipe. And, of course, each recipe features references to that specific episode.
You can find The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook on Amazon for $15.