Fiction-Food Café

August 1, 2020

COOK ANIME Cookbook & Pre-order Campaign!


Oh my word and a half, y'all––
I have a cookbook coming out in ONE MONTH!


COOK ANIME, publishing September 1, 2020, is an outsider's glimpse into Japanese history and culture through the food found in anime. It's got over 80 recipes seen in 500+ different anime! What?! 
    The anime mentioned in COOK ANIME range from old school to new, shonen to shojo, fantasy to slice-of-life –– it's such a mix! The foods range from savory meals to sweet desserts, plus street food and drinks and bento. I really wanted to present a wide range of both anime and Japanese foods, familiar and perhaps less so.
    Each recipe is attached to a specific anime, but also lists other anime that show the food as well. Alongside the recipe are little tidbits of information having to do with anime, history, Japanese culture, and more.


    I've been working with an amazing team over at Tiller Press for over a year now to create this book and its release is both exciting and also very scary (I keep thinking that I should have changed this or that, or included something more, etc.)! Eep! So I want to thank all of you for your support and I hope that you will check out the book! 

You can learn more about COOK ANIME, as well as where to buy it, via the links below:


As an extra thank-you to those who pre-order the book before September 1st, I've set up an international pre-order campaign where you can fill out a form to receive a COOK ANIME bookmark, sticker, autographed bookplate (for physical copies), AND an entry into a giveaway for a BUNCH of fun anime and Japanese food related merch from some of my favorite artists (think stickers, washi tape, key chains, pins, prints, and more)! 


May 19, 2019

Shaymin Salad | Pokémon

"[Shaymin] lives in flower patches and avoids detection by curling up to look like a flowering plant."
"The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
"[Shaymin] can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers."
"The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers."
–– Various Pokédex Entries

May 11, 2019

Nut Cake | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

“Forest nuts give this cake a pleasant texture and a simple, understated sweetness.”
– Nut Cake, in-game description, Breath of the Wild

Monster Rice Balls | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

“Rice balls flavored with monster extract. Their unique aroma is not for everyone.”
– Monster Rice Balls, in-game description, Breath of the Wild

April 22, 2019

Monster Soup (Warm & Savory) | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

          Some of you may remember my previous monster soup post, which was a chilled and fruity version––now I'm finally sharing my warm and savory version! This is a simple and tasty cabbage soup that doesn't take much time to prepare.

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