The Star Trek Cookbook

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This is not the first Star Trek cookbook (there was one published in 1999). This one is different from the previous one in that it spans the series (from the original to Lower Decks). A table of contents that classifies the book by recipe type (soups and stews, drinks, etc.) is the only consolidated listing provided. Each spread has a color picture of the finished product (useful as these recipes are from all over the universe) on one side. The other side starts with an introduction of where the dish originated (Vulcan, Klingon, etc.) and how it evolved into its present form. The recipe follows (as recipes are presented in traditional cookbooks).

Each introduction references where that food was featured in Star Trek, and most are easy to make. There are two areas that could have made this book better. This first is adding an index to make it easier to find recipes by main ingredients. The second is that there are several pictures of the foods, but there are none featuring the Star Trek cast, sets, or anything that would remind readers of Star Trek (with the exception of the communicator symbol framing the page number. As a cookbook, it is closer to a traditional cookbook than it is to one that discusses the series and contains recipes that enhance the text. Hence it is functionally closer to a Star Trek souvenir than it is to a cookbook.

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Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 192 pages
Publisher Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publish Date 20-Sep-2022
ISBN 9781982186289 Buy this Book
Issue November 2022
Category Cooking, Food & Wine