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The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to "Groosling" - More than 150 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy

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by Emily Ansara Baines
     
 

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"Here's some advice. Stay alive." --Haymitch Abernathy

When it comes to The Hunger Games, staying alive means finding food any way possible. Katniss and Gale hunt live game, Peeta's family survives on the bread they make, and the inhabitants of the Seam work twelve-hour days for a few handfuls of grain--all while the residents of the Capitol gorge

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"Here's some advice. Stay alive." --Haymitch Abernathy

When it comes to The Hunger Games, staying alive means finding food any way possible. Katniss and Gale hunt live game, Peeta's family survives on the bread they make, and the inhabitants of the Seam work twelve-hour days for a few handfuls of grain--all while the residents of the Capitol gorge themselves on delicacies and desserts to the heart's desire.

For the first time, you will be able to create delicious recipes from the humble District 12 to the extravagant Capital, including:

  • French Bread from the Mellark Family Bakery
  • Katniss's Favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums
  • Rue's Roasted Parsnips
  • Gale's Bone-Pickin' Big Game Soup
  • Capitol-Grade Dark Chocolate Cake

If you're starving for more from Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, this cookbook is sure to whet your appetite!

Editorial Reviews

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"Hungry for the dishes served up in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy? The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to "Groosling" -- More Than 150 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy is ready to rock fans' kitchens." --USA Today

"The Hunger Games movie is just a few months away, and really, who isn't secretly super-excited for the teen post-apocalyptic book trilogy to make it to the big screen? Watching the trailer on repeat is pretty fun. . . but now comes an even better way to sate your appetite--literally--until the film comes out. The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook!" --Village Voice

"In the postapocalyptic fantasy series The Hunger Games, starving characters eat whatever they can kill or forage: wild dog, horse, tree bark, mouse meat....fans have become obsessed with the food in the books, trying home preparation of dishes such as fire-roasted rabbit and seaweed bread. This month, The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook was published, with 150 recipes for rustic, gamy fare including fried squirrel and raccoon in bacon drippings, though none for dog. Food, and the lack of it, is a recurring theme in the dystopian trilogy." --The Wall Street Journal

"Most of the recipes are definitely ones that my whole family will enjoy and the kids will love knowing about the connection to The Hunger Games. If you or your children are fans of The Hunger Games, you definitely need to pick up a copy of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook." --Confessions of an Overworked Mom Blog

"I give it a 'buy.' If you are into cooking game, and like a diverse cookbook that allowed you to easily substitute ingredients, then this is for you." --Bossy Italian Wife Blog

"Forget Katniss' hunting bow--you won't go hungry like the folks at District 12 if you've got this cookbook handy! Consider it a gastronomic tour of the futuristic dystopian saga, taking you from the humble tables of Katniss' forlorn home district to the lavish banquets of the Capitol." - E! Online

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440526589
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
249,953
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Ansara Baines's short stories have appeared in Narrative literary magazine and AngeLingo. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California where she studied creative writing under Aimee Bender and T.C. Boyle. One day Emily will live in Paris and speak French while wearing a beret, but these days she makes do with navigating the streets of Los Angeles. Her favorite word is murmur.

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The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to "Groosling" - More than 150 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample....tried the jot and crispy hash browns they were really good with bacon! I would definetely recomend this to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This looks so good! Food is a huge part of The Hunger Games trilogy and this book sounds awesome and yummy! Can't wait to get it and will be giving it to all my fellow Hunger Games fans for the holidays. Great idea!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sure this cookbook is amazing! If you think Suzanne Collins is desprate, it's probably because you read the first page and thought, "Oh, this is so weird! What is going on?" and closed the book. Well, this book was recommended to me by a close friend, who I trust, so I went back and read the book. It was incredible. I was speechless. I read the whole series in less than a month. It's not just about death. It goes so much deeper. Please read this book. It will change your perspective on life. I am just ten and I loved this book dearly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I swear that im going to make a few of these desserts and sell them in a bake- sale, people will probably be like. "What the heck is this?" "Oh, im gessiing youve never been to district twelve!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stop arguing children. this is a place for reviews about the book, not for you to do some petty squabbling. the author of this book is doing one thing. working. This book is for someone to make a living and is riding the tidal wave of success this series has begun. i have read the first book in the hunger games trilogy. i found that book to be a little predictable; however, the characters and interactions make it a no brainer five star book. its aimed at teens and can entertain any mature enough audience. this cook book is based on many items discussed, and imagined no doubt and im sure will be fun for everyone who enjoys this mega hit series. expect to see hunger games parties, even though it seems disturbing to be like the folks from the capitol lmao.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that the food was ok but i thought it would be better and i am a huge fan of the hunger games
Nat_D More than 1 year ago
I have yet to try any of the recipes in this book, however each and every recipe looks delicious. I do wonder as to how I can obtain wild game such as squirrel, beaver or tree rat (I know how to get venison, however it's rather hard to get in my city) I can't wait to make the lamb stew. I'm rather surprised people are using this book as to call Suzanne desperate. If you would just read the cover you would see Suzanne has nothing to do with this. &quot;This book is unofficial and unauthorized. It is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Suzanne Collins, her publishers, or lionsgate entertainment corporation.&quot; She's not making money off of this book, and even if she was why is it any of your business? She has every right to write a book and publish it as you do to purchase said book.
WriteAlyssa More than 1 year ago
As someone who actually bought this book and is not commenting on it based solely on rabid fandom, this is a very good cookbook. It moves from believably authentic dishes (several require wild squirrel, big game, or the suggested rat) to silly throw-aways for fans (a grilled cheese sandwich with a &quot;Hunger Games&quot; name). The recipes range from simple (grilled cheese) to elaborate, and it even includes a beginner's herb and plant guide, similar to Katniss'. Overall, a very nice cookbook with some very unique, authentic recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went through the Hunger Games as a reference and i was like "oh wow here's the lamb stew" or "hmmmm dont remember this. I read one of the recipies to my mom and she was looking at me and practically saying " thats so abnormal and it sounds gross" i said."so u haven't read the Hunger Games i see!! It goes very well with the book and i definatley reccomend this cookbook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is AWESOME! Im obsessed with the series, and i cant wait until the movie! This cookbook is amazing, and everything in it sounds delicious! I remember reading the books and wanting to try some of the Capitol food, and now I can! Now the hard part is convincing my mother to let me try these recipes.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beged my mom to let me get it. Can not wait to bake that chocolate cake. Lets see if my dad puts to much sugar in like he did before.... (I had gotten a Harry Potter cookbook baked the one cake.) Lets see....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own the physical book and i go to a culinary school and i talked my cheff into letting me write a hunger games themed menu based off of this book. I am so excited!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
im excited to make the chicken with the orange chunks in the cream sauce!!! its gonna be goooood!!
czfaulkner More than 1 year ago
It has a wide variety of recipes do anyone needing guidance on food for pehaps a theme party. I tried the lamb stew and was glad for the short cut version.
Amy819 More than 1 year ago
This cookbook offers an imaginative collection of Hunger Games-inspired food. Definitely check it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it's cool. The orage muffis with preserves looks great. I'd love to get the full version so i could try french bread
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I have not tried any of them yet, the recipes look tasty. For some of the recipes, you have to have read the books to see the significance of it. The cookbook is worth the money. Even if if you have not read the books, you would like the recipes. But really,read the books. They are AWESOME! :)
MaRcUs22 More than 1 year ago
im so excited..cant wait to see what's cooking.. :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets go to fun res.3 ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am vegetarian
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss ur hand and post this on 3 more books and wjen you wake up there eill be a iphone 5 under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this worth the buy or is it cheap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someone plz tell me whars in the book? I plan on getting it for my brothers birthday because he and i r huge fans of the hunger games but i just want to be sure about whats in it before i buy it. Thanks plz respond to JAKE ill be around seeya
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yum. But the rolls with goat cheese sounds better. Lizzy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting cookbook - both delicious recipes AND Hunger Games components intertwined to make a very satisfying book! Great job!