Food and video games, two great tastes together at last!

If you thought that the World of Warcraft official cookbook was a stupid idea, then you may not be the target audience for the plethora of sites devoted to helping you cook up a true taste of the game you’re playing. But they’re still out there, and after we talked about them on the podcast this week, we couldn’t not hunt some down. Fans of Guild Wars 2 have a whole blog devoted to making the recipes from the game into real food, while Final Fantasy XIV Culinarians can level up in the real world with a similar blog.

Yes, the authors of these blogs are well aware that you have to make some substitutions for the lack of raptors and drakes. It’s done with care and thought.

If you’re more of a generally video game sort, there’s also the Moogle Pie blog (which is devoted to various game treats or themed treats from games). And you can always check out the Earthbound cookbook once it finishes publishing after a successful Kickstarter. In other words, with some patience and dedication, there are lots of ways to make your real-life food into the same stuff you eat in-game.

Maybe not Delicious Cave Mold, though.

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hurbster

Eurogamer have been doing these for a while now.

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rafael12104

Lol! Cool. Food and MMOs compliment each other quite nicely.

But let’s be honest. While I appreciate, cuisine inspired by games etc., nothing is better than a good pizza slice to munch on as you play. Mmmm.

Pepperoni, please!

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Zora

Unless the books come complete with complimentary spirit healer to revive me free-of-charge after every food poisoning, I’ll pass.

Fantasy food is one of the many things our characters would survive, but we wouldn’t…

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Minimalistway

Have you seen the food in the websites? it looks good, no one wants to poison themselves :-)

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imayb1

As a lead-in to GW2’s HoT expansion, there was a sort-of cooking show with voice actor Jennifer Hale. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCH_1oSEKDw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BL1JxLV4wQ, if you’re curious. :)

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Gen'Challa ๐Ÿฆ†

As an owner of the aforementioned WoW Cookbook – it’s actually really good. The author put a lot of work into taking the in-game recipes and translating them into something both delicious and authentic.

Plus, every Blizzcon, my wife makes a feast for us to eat while we watch the Livestreams. It’s great stuff.

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drgreenhoe

This is cool. I always cook in games that make players eat to stay alive. I refuse to rely on others for my food needs. And, I will not buy crap from the NPC vendors. :)

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Geoffrey Tillman

Okay now I’m hungry.

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Rolan Storm

Yeah!