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Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook [Kindle Edition]

Chris-Rachael Oseland
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Book Description

Hello, sweetie.

Your taste buds are about to take a wibbly wobbly, timey wimey adventure through the 2005 Doctor Who reboot. Megafan and food writer Chris-Rachael Oseland spent a year rewatching all of series one through six and experimenting in her kitchen to bring you a fresh recipe for every single episode.

There are recipes in here for every level of cook. If you're terrified of the kitchen, there are things so simple even Micky the Idiot couldn't get them wrong. For the experienced chefs, there are advanced fish and beef dishes that wouldn't be amiss on the Starship Titanic. Along the way, you'll also find plenty of edible aliens to decorate the table at your next Doctor Who viewing party.

This book is a treat for any Whovian who wants to offer more than a plate of fish fingers and a bowl of custard at your next viewing party. Want to host an elegant dinner party to show off your new Tardis corset? Start the evening with a Two Streams Garden Cocktail followed by Baked Hath, Marble Cucumber Circuits with Vesuvian Fire Dipping Sauce, Professor Yana’s Gluten Neutrino Map Binder, Slitheen Eggs, and some of Kazran’s Night Sky Fog Cups for dessert.

If you’re just getting a few friends together to watch the latest episode, why not offer them an Ood Mezze Plate to munch on as stragglers wander in followed by some quick and easy Fish Custard Tacos, Open Faced Dalek Ironsides, Sontaran Soldiers, and a Cinnamon Pull Apart Crack in the Wall. They can wash it all down with a cup of the Pond’s Wedding Punch.

Lets be honest. No Whovian gathering is complete without them, so you also get an entire bonus chapter dedicated to interesting alternative takes on fish fingers and custard.

This comprehensive cookbook includes eighteen adult beverages, more than two dozen recipes for vegetarians, twenty that are safe for people with wheat allergies, and ten for the low carb dieters. You’ll be prepared for every possible guest.

The ebook also includes over 50 full color photos, a linked table of contents for easy navigation, and a useful appendix.

Put on your fez and straighten your bow tie. You own a cookbook now. Cookbooks are cool.



Brought to you by the author of such geektastic wonders as:
Counting With Tesla
SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks
The Unauthorized True Blood Drinking Guide

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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very silly and quite clever, too December 4, 2012
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So this is an episode-by-episode series of recipes tied to the reinstated series which began in 2005. Now, I'm a Who fan, but I'm nothing compared to Chris-Rachael Oseland! She has an encyclopaedic (bordering on obsessive) knowledge of these programs; but, she also is a very creative culinary crafts-person. Some of the recipes are in the "funny decorated snack" vein; for example a banana which is carved and tarted up to look like a Dalek. Others are what I would consider to be "real" recipes, like the "Satellite 5 Mystery Takeout Noodles," which I would I wouldn't mind trying out right now.

Each recipe has a name, the episode to which it is tied, a picture, the ingredients, and a long narrative which gives the instructions interspersed with clever and funny (or silly) discussion of the episode, how she came to decide on this recipe, and how best (or not) to present the finished product. The writing is brisk, breezy, and enjoyable. I found that I had to do some research for most of these to get the most out of her text. Hmm, now what's a Slitheen again, and why are beans on toast a good tie-in? Off to Google image -- oh right, I remember --flatulence.

If this were available in print, it would make a fine gift for that Who fan on your list. Actually, I think that the official Dr Who people should license her recipes and text, and produce a version which has official images in it.

Good job on this.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't wait to plan a Dr. Who themed party! December 10, 2012
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This book is perfect for anyone who wants to throw a Dr. Who themed party (or a sci-fi party with a Whovian subtheme). The recipes range from appetizers to entrees to cocktails, so you can put together a full menu just using this book. The recipes are not just regular recipes with a Dr. Who name slapped on, and nor are they weird concoctions that no one one would actually eat after the pictures are taken. This is a legitimate collection of Dr. Who-themed dishes that will taste good and also look delightfully Whovian. The connection of each recipe to the individual episode makes it extra fun for the hardcore nerds. The pictures of the food are great--especially the crack in the wall! I can't wait to recreate them for my Dr. Who 50th anniversary party! (yes I'm planning this far in advance shut up).
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not what I was looking forward to... September 12, 2013
By Alicia
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First things first, I love Doctor Who and anything Doctor Who related I will probably jump on no matter the case. When I saw this book on Amazon I immediately had to have it.

As soon as you start reading it, the onslaught of grammatical errors can be incredibly overwhelming and just by looking at it I had this sinking suspicion that the book might have been self published. Maybe I should have really observed the title "Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook". But, that aside, I have to commend Ms. Oseland. She did put a lot of time into creating this book. You can definitely tell she studied almost every episode of Doctor Who and while I'm a fan, some of the things in this book even I don't remember. The pictures of the finished products are grainy and dark and a lot of the recipes end up saying, "Use your imagination and use this instead of that." which I could clearly do on my own if I wanted to. I am, however, excited to try the nifty cocktail recipes.

I find this more like an arts and crafts book more than a cookbook to be honest. Things like, "Find a really straight banana to make a Dalek." doesn't count as a recipe in my book.

That all being said, it's not a complete waste of my money. It's adorable, cheeky, and a bit entertaining if you're willing to devote your creative juices to creating mini villainous Doctor Who characters. If you're going to buy it, buy the Kindle version. Sadly, the print book isn't anything special.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty And Rather Delightfuly Imaginative Sustenance December 6, 2012
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You must be a Doctor Who fan. It's probably safe to assume you also enjoy cooking, although if you don't know how to that's okay too as this cookbook has recipes even Mickey the Idiot could understand. Each recipe is not only a well written recap of an episode (in chronological order), but also pretty damn tasty.

Who doesn't think Nutella and Daleks are a match made in intercosmic space? Are you on a liquid diet? That's fine! There's plenty of cocktail options. If you're a fan of the author's previous book on booze, "SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks", you are fully aware that this geeky gal knows how to make a drink!

The Holidays(tm) are right around the corner, and even a baby eating Atheist like myself would appreciate finding such a gift wrapped up in my Kindle.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A love letter to Whovians December 20, 2012
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This books works on many levels - as a list of party food ideas, a touch of food history, and as a quirky fun read. But mostly it works as a love letter to all fans of Doctor Who. This book revels in it's fannishness and invites you in on the joke, whether it's an authentic Victorian punch recipe or tiny CyberHeads made of dipped strawberries. The author even provides American and Metric measurements as well as some American-to-British translations. All in all it's a fun read, and even more fun if you actually try to make any of the recipes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fun concept but terrible execution November 7, 2014
By Em
Fun concept but terrible execution.

It is a paperback. The text will bleed if you spill water on the pages which isn't cookbook friendly. The font is miniature. I assume it is to save on pages. The whole cookbook screams low budget to me even though as of Nov 7th 2014, amazon sells it for $17.99. It definitely is not worth that much. It looks like someone typed up on Microsoft word and called it a day.

I didn't like any of the recipes because they weren't really recipes.

It's not worth it even if you're a big Whovian. I applaud the author for level of Doctor Who love but the execution is not right.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The majority of the books "recipes" are designed for looks rather than actually being edible. This kindle edition felt like it was rushed. Read more
Published 11 hours ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I would be more impressed if the authors were historically accurate regarding which series they reviewed.
Published 3 days ago by Mary Bach
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Doctor Who fans who party or cook
I love this book. I won't lie, it's not perfect, but with all the great ideas, the cute snarky writing (which is hard to do properly), and the fact that it's Doctor Who themed,... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars It was an interesting book that I would of gladly ...
It was an interesting book that I would of gladly bought from the author when I met her at a convention. Thank goodness I didn't. Read more
Published 8 days ago by marcus
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for Who Fans
This has a ton of unique recipes in it, as well as the expected fish sticks and custard. Each recipe references an episode. Great gift for the food loving Whovian in your life.
Published 10 days ago by KBex
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Except if you can't/ don't drink
This seemed really cool! My only problem is I am a minor so I can't drink and me and my other Whovian friends can't make like half these recipes !!
Published 11 days ago by Suburbanite
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read
Published 1 month ago by brandon
4.0 out of 5 stars To Put It Bluntly
It great and you should buy it if you want fun things to cook.
Published 1 month ago by Genevieve Siebers
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I wish there was photographs to go with the recipes.
Published 1 month ago by Mark Vanderlinde-Abernathy
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book! a little to complex for a beginner ...
awesome book! a little to complex for a beginner like me but it's great knowing one day i can make everything in this book
Published 1 month ago by Anthony
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More About the Author

Chris-Rachael Oseland is a freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. By day, she's the technology and geek life reporter for The Austin Post. By night, she descends into her lair at the base of an extinct volcano, dons her apron and monocle, and subjects her minions to countless culinary experiments.

You can enjoy her wibbly wobbly journey through space and time in Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorzied Whovian Cookbook. If the future is too scary, you can alternately drink yourself into 19th century style oblivion with SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks. Folks who think life is just a game can check out her latest book, Wood for Sheep: The Unauthorized Settlers Cookbook.

If you can't wait for her upcoming geek cookbooks, stop by her cooking blog, Kitchen Overlord, for weekly illustrated geek recipes, food porn, and sneak peeks at upcoming geektastic projects.


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