Fans have been able to get more Overwatch through books, like behind-the-scenes knowledge and character backstories in collected anthologies. Now they can look forward to another title to add to their bookshelf when Overwatch: The Official Cookbook releases on October 1.
Written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, the upcoming Overwatch cookbook will be another pop culture-flavored cookbook in her portfolio. Monroe-Cassel has previously written cookbooks for World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls, Hearthstone, Game of Thrones, and J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. She’ll also have cookbooks for Firefly and Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge released this fall.
Monroe-Cassel reunites with Insight Editions for the release of Overwatch: The Official Cookbook. The entertainment-focused publisher previously released her cookbooks on The Elder Scrolls, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft, and will also debut her Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook.
According to the Insight Editions website, the 216-page Overwatch cookbook will contain a collection of international recipes, each one based on the home of individual characters from Blizzard’s hit game. While there’s a huge burger spread out on the current cover—with a small disclaimer that the final cover will be revealed later—preview images on Amazon and Insight Editions only show examples of recipes for desserts and drinks so far:
- Biscochitos (traditional New Mexican cookies) for McCree
- Til Ko Laddu Sesame Sweets for Zenyatta
- "Radioactive" Lemon-Lime Soda Float for Roadhog
In an interview with App Trigger, Monroe-Cassel said her pop culture-centric cookbooks could be traced back to the Game of Thrones recipe blog she started with her friend Sariann Leher. A message left on George R. R. Martin’s Livejournal account sharing their blog eventually led to a publishing deal. That resulted in A Feast of Ice and Fire, which inspired Insight Editions to approach Monroe-Cassel about a World of Warcraft cookbook. (After co-authoring A Feast of Ice and Fire with Monroe-Cassel, Leher trained as a chef and later opened a restaurant with her husband.)
From there, Monroe-Cassel continues to—as her website suggests—use history as a foundation in the real recipes she creates for cuisine from fantasy worlds.
Do you plan to add Overwatch: The Official Cookbook to your bookshelf? Do you know someone who’d love it as a gift? Do you think the sample recipes shared so far fit the Overwatch characters? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.