With Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook, you can whip up a Supreme Dalek Cake, a Cyberman Pie a Cassandra Pizza and Ood Rolls for you and your companions. No need for time travel experience. A kitchen and some imagination will do.
You don't have to live on the International Space Station to eat food meant for zero gravity. Written by NASA scientists Charles Bourland and Gregory Vogt, the recipes in The Astronaut's Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More are extracted from the NASA food specifications and modified for a normal kitchen. Celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Emeril Lagasse contribute recipes in the cookbook.
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Dine like a Warcraft warrior
Dig into Dirge's Kickin' Chimaerok Chops and fresh loaves of Mulgore Spice Bread with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook. (Editors' note: The cookbook's publisher, Simon & Schuster, is owned by CBS, which also publishes CNET.)
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Dare eating Dragonbreath Chili
If you like your chili extra-hot, then maybe the kind forged from a dragon is your speed. In the World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, this recipe for Dragonbreath Chili calls for Thai, chipotle and jalapeno peppers.(Editors' note: The cookbook's publisher, Simon & Schuster, is owned by CBS, which also publishes CNET.)
Engage in edible aventures
Step into the shoes of Neelix, chef for the USS Voyager, as he attempts to make meals that humans, Vulcans and even Klingons would enjoy. The Star Trek Cookbook has recipes for the Bajoran snack food Hasperat, Telaxian Gaborsti Stew, Klingon Ale, Vulcan Mocha and more.
Sink your teeth into vampire recipes
For the fans of the popular HBO vampire series, True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps is the kind of cookbook and cocktail guide that will make any mortal or immortal long for Up-in-Arms Biscuits and Gravy, as well as Sookie Stackhouse's Fried Apple Pies.
While Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur's Cookbook sounds like the kind of book that could land you in jail, keep in mind no humans are actually on the menu. Inspired by the popular NBC series, this cookbook features meaty recipes like Tenderloin of Beef in a Tent for Two. The cookbook also includes anecdotes, artwork and photos of the cast and crew from the series.
Manga comic book characters love to eat as much as they love having adventures. So it make sense that fans would want to recreate their favorite characters' meals. "The Manga Cookbook: Japanese Bento Boxes, Main Dishes and More" illustrates how to cook authentic onigiri (rice balls), yakitori (skewered chicken), oshinko (pickled vegetables), udon (Japanese noodles), okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza) and other yummy dishes. The cookbook also features original manga illustrations by Chihiro Hattori.
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Cook like a mad scientist
Who says cooking a meal has to be boring? Discover the wonders of geeky gastronomy and learn the "science of nano-emulsions" from the six-volume, 2,400-page, 50-plus-pound set of cookbooks called "Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking" by chef Nathan Myhrvold.
Whether you're in the mood for Turkish Delight or Gooseberry Fool, "The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook" has 150 recipes inspired by "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series by C.S. Lewis. Eat like Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter on fire-roasted pavenders and sugar-dusted tea cake. Best of all, you don't have to worry about running into the White Witch in your kitchen.
Hungry for veal cutlets stuffed with snails? Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí's cookbook "Les Diners De Gala" is back in print for the first time in 40 years. Be adventurous with the recipes for such unusual morsels as toffee with pine cones.
A dress of crayfish?
In Salvador Dalí's cookbook "Les Diners De Gala," the recipe for "Bush of crayfish in Viking herbs" looks more like a gown made of oceanic creatures than a main course.
Even superheroes need to refuel. "The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook" includes recipes that both Superman and Batman can finally agree on from Holy Guacamole to the Bat Cave Chicken Stew.
A bat signal you can eat!
Whether you're a fan of Batman's bat signal, Superman's S, Flash's lightning bolt or Green Lantern's symbol, they all make excellent cookie designs, with tips from "The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook."
There's a kitten in your cannoli
In "Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad," author Christine McConnell makes monstrous yet magnificent edible creations like horrific Alien face-hugger cookies, creepy spider samoas and adorable kitten cannoli.