Review: The Princess Bride Official Cookbook

I don’t often spotlight nonfiction books, but I am this one. Have you ever seen the movie “The Princess Bride”? Then this is for you.


Nonfiction, Cookbook, Movies, Pop Culture, 


Blurb: Few films have captured the hearts and imaginations like The Princess Bride. Based on the book by William Goldman, the 1987 film, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, Andre the Giant, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, and Peter Falk is as universally beloved as it is quotable. Now, for the first time, The Princess Bride Cookbook: The Official Cookbook features more than 50 recipes for dishes seen in, and inspired by, the film, including:

  • Buttercup Buttermilk Scones
  • Hash You Wish
  • Farm Boy Breakfast
  • Six-Fingered Sandwiches
  • Chips of Insanity
  • MLT
  • The Grandson’s Soup and Sandwich
  • Vizzini’s Sicilian Meatballs
  • Fezzik’s Stew
  • The Spaniard’s Paella
  • Bread Pirate Roberts
  • Twu Wove’s Kiss Cookies
  • Iocane Powder Punch
  • Inigo Montoya’s Taste of Revenge

Thoughts: I absolutely adore this book. Okay, I adore the movie too so this fits right in. Although there are some really good recipes in here, it’s not so much a cookbook as it is a cultural reference. There are pictures and quotes from the movie as well as the recipes. There is also a brief history of the movie. As for the recipes, you are given ingredients, clear directions, colorful pictures of some of the dishes and if they fit vegetarian, gluten-free, or other diet-specific parameters. The only thing missing from them are the nutrient values (necessary for some people). But again, this is about the movie. But I know I will definitely be adding this to my “must buy” list.

Recommendations: If you’ve ever seen the movie and enjoyed it (who hasn’t?), you cannot miss this! 

Disclaimer:  I received a final and/or advanced reader copy of this book with the hope that I will leave my unbiased opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that… My Opinions. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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