Funny Cookbooks

Everybody loves something funny in their day — we certainly spend enough time on the serious stuff! Cooking and fun just go hand in hand — but only if done right. We searched through dozens of cookbooks to find the best funny cookbooks for guys. They, of course, can be great gift options, but also frequently end up being very useful, as they are chock full of simple, easy to use recipes. Here were our criteria in selecting the best:

Gets A Laugh

Of course, you want the cookbook to make the recipient actually laugh! Everybody loves a little humor!

Actually Usable

Nobody wants a gift that looks cool at first but ends up in the dustbin. The recipes should be real enough that he can actually use them to make food!

Easily Approached

Humor isn’t just good fun, it is disarming. It lets us approach what may be difficult. While funny, the recipes should be simple and doable.

Thug Kitchen Cookbook

The Thug Kitchen Cookbook is a glossy, aesthetically pleasing cookbook that straddles the line between having an empowering “I don’t give a damn” attitude and actually caring enough to start eating some good food. It’s light word style yet heavy-handed language make it a funny experience for most, though a little off-putting to some. One aspect that most people don’t realize at first is that it is actually a vegetarian (in fact, primarily vegan) cookbook. While this can be disconcerting initially to many meat eaters, in practice even the staunchest carnivore has described their love of the recipes this funny cookbook produces. The goal of this manly cookbook is to get you to stop being afraid of the grocery aisles, and stop feeling chained to your local drive through restaurant. Instead it’s time to take power of over 100 recipes. Some men have argued though that the book primarily has recipes that are a little too complicated for your late from work night. This is exacerbated by the sometimes exotic ingredients a vegan cookbook like this expects you to have access to. Overall, it’s a very fun cookbook for men that has a lot of production value. It will probably get you to eat all sorts of delicious meals you previously wouldn’t have thought of.

Art of Eating Through Zombie Apocolypse

What’s more funny – maybe scary funny? – than zombies! Combining zombies and cooking! Yes, thinking of rotting flesh and food at the same time might not sound like the most appetizing but using this cookbook taps in to the survivalist feelings that all men seem to have – and provides a hilarious experience along the way. The cookbooks contains the secrets to culinary survival for all sorts of scenarios we like to day dream about – eating insects and surviving on seaweed – yum! Of course survival food isn’t just limited to zombie attacks, but apocalypses of all sorts. The recipes and tips within are useful for all sorts of more mundane situations, such as eating while out camping. It’s a useful cookbook for any person who likes to be prepared, and a hilarious cookbook for everybody else – a great funny gift all around!

Stoner’s Delight

The Stoner’s Delight is a timely cookbook that would be a hilarious hit for anyone who has a little bit of The Big Lebowski in them. This funny cookbook takes itself seriously though! People often see a lot of benefit of using cannabis in edible recipes in lieu of other methods. This manly cookbook teaches all sorts of delicious recipes. It’s not exactly something you’re going to make a multiple-course meal of, and primarily focuses on baked goods and party snacks. What’s cool is it shows you how to adjust and tweak the recipes based off the strain of plant that you have. This cookbook is sure to get a laugh out of any man, and will come quite in handy for many!

Star Wars Cookbook

Who’s not going to get a laugh out of Boba Fettuccini? Star Wars is something many people – young and old alike – can relate to, and with this Galaxy ready cookbook you’re sure to make someone happy! As you can surmise, this collection of funny recipes is fully inspired by names and locations within the Star Wars universe – a recipe for instant humor. Puns aside, there is also a wide range of actual great tasting food that can be made, much wider than most books – I guess the authors had to be creative to use all the odd names! In any case, recipes include items like unconventional sandwiches, tasty pancakes, fruity popsicles, and even homemade soda. So, it’s not the type of cookbook you’ll use to make a week full of meals, but it is a great cookbook for your next movie night with friends!

Hungover Cookbook

Let’s be real. A hangover is a situation we’ve all been in – and if not, go out and live a little! So, the Hungover Cookbook is sure to get a lot of laughs because it’s a time we can all relate to. But no longer does it need to be a time worth dreading. With this funny cookbook for men, that morning hangover will be a time to celebrate! The book is focused on ones needs during this ‘sobering’ time. The recipes are chock full of comfort foods. But the book goes a bit further in suggesting recipes. It categorizes the six common types of hangovers and advises which food types are advisable – wow, how pampering! The funny cookbook’s goal is more than just satisfying our stomachs, but to help us achieve an increased awareness of our body, in this apparently hallowed time. More than grabbing your fork and knife, there’s a lot of other fun aspects to the cookbook as well. Insights, graphic jokes, and even quizzes to test your remaining drunkenness level are interspersed to give you and your groaning friends a great time!

Now for some handy cooking tips!

A Quickie Measurement Guide

Volume measurements go like this:

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 fluid ounces
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup = 4 fluid ounces
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup = 6 fluid ounces
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
1 pint = 2 cups = 16 fluid ounces
1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups = 32 fluid ounces
1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 16 cups = 128 fluid ounces.
Planning on cooking by the gallon?

Weight measurements go like this:

16 ounces = 1 pound (lb.). Really, that’s all you need to know.

Do yourself a favor: get a digital kitchen scale. Way more accurate, and they have lots more uses than most pieces of kitchen equipment.

Weight is generally more accurate than volume. Professionals use weight as often as possible, especially bakers. Did you grow up on metric? Great, then use it. No experience with it? Forget it,
you’ll just mess up all your recipes. If you have a recipe and want to convert, go on the Internet to a free conversion site, type in your amounts in ounces, and the program will tell you.

Weight and volume are NOT THE SAME!!!

So, if a recipe says “1 lb.” this is not the same as 16 fluid ounces. Read recipes carefully. (OK, water is the same for weight and volume, so for water remember “a pint a pound the world around.”)
Just to mess with you, here is an example that messes with the “weight is not volume” rule. One stick of butter is 8 tablespoons, 4 ounces, or a quarter pound. So, four sticks of butter is a pound.
Does your brain hurt yet?

Some measurement tips:

• Measuring and organizing everything before you start a recipe (called mise en place by the pros) is an easy way to increase your success rate, especially with baking. Try it and you’ll never go back to your old “slam and hope” method.

• If you’re measuring something gooey like honey, spray the measuring cup or spoon with nonstick spray. The honey slides out easily. If there is oil in the recipe, measure that first, and you
can skip the spray.

• One small lemon will generally give you 2 to 3 tablespoons of juice. To get the most juice, firmly roll the lemon on a counter top with the palm of your hand and use the citrus reamer we described in the previous section.