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The Pokémon cookbook is the cutest way to catch (and eat) ’em all

No Pokémon were harmed in the making of this cookbook.


Colette Bennett


Posted on Dec 6, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:50 am CDT

Between the summer Pokémon Go craze and the recent release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, the universally popular franchise has gotten more attention than usual this year. 

Now, thanks to a brand new book from Viz Media, you can even bring Pokémon into the kitchen.


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The Pokémon Cookbook is a visual guide to making the cutest food you’ve ever seen. Penned by Japanese nutritionist Maki Kudo, it contains more than 35 Pokémon-themed recipes.

The cookbook released today, so go ahead and prepare to create meals that will impress your guests to no end.


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Kudo’s cookbook is not only on-brand for the Pokémon franchise, but it also celebrates the Japanese tradition of bento. Lunch becomes especially adorable thanks to a solid dose of creativity. 

A Pokémon-themed party would also benefit from finger food recipes such as the Diglett Potato Field and Pokéball Sushi rolls, and you can serve the Piplup Milk Gelatin (pictured below) for dessert.


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The cookbook is currently on sale through Amazon for $10.53 (regularly $14.99). It makes a simply precious addition to a nerd’s cookbook collection or a great gift to a fellow fan. Now, to get through eating this Pikachu Sweet Potato without feeling bad for it…



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*First Published: Dec 6, 2016, 5:02 pm CST