After a hard day’s building and crafting in the world of Minecraft, what better way to wind down and relax than cooking up a storm in the kitchen, re-creating some dishes that could exist in the block-filled world?
That’s just what food writer Tara Theoharis thought and so created the newest gaming inspired cookbook, Minecraft: Gather, Cook, Eat! Official Cookbook, published by Titan Books.
Just like there are many ways to explore the world of Minecraft, there are different ways of navigating around the book and choosing what to make. The recipes are divided up into familiar meal types – appetizers, entrées, desserts (or starter, main course and puddings to us Brits), snacks and drinks. Each is also categorised by the player type that inspired the recipe, and this is shown by icons on each recipe. These include Nurturer recipes that provide extra nutrition or are comfort foods, Builder recipes that provide a bit of architectural challenge and Inventor recipes, which are complex and exciting.
Each recipe also includes dietary notes, which show you which dishes are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free with a range of dishes that fulfil each requirement.
For beginner cooks, the book starts off by giving you some measurement conversions, a list of useful kitchen tools and some kitchen survival tips, such as how to separate eggs or fold in ingredients.
Each recipe includes a written description of the dish with some…
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