Food and film: from screen to stove
Gone with the Wind Cookbook
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a clam!
Today's ubiquitous TV cookbooks all began with a movie. The Pebeco Toothpaste company first published a cookbook to tie in with Gone with the Wind back in 1940.
The Star Trek Cookbook
In 1999, Star Trek boldly went where no man had gone before – into the kitchen. Written by Ethan Phillips and William J Birnes, it explains how USS Voyager chef Neelix keeps a crew of 140 hungry humans, Vulcans and Klingons happy with interstellar dishes such as Ensign Kim's Rice Noodles in Milk.
SESAME Street: 'C' is for Cooking
With a Cookie Monster and Big Bird among its residents, a Sesame Street cookbook for kids was only a matter of time. And this 40th anniversary collection of easy-peasy recipes flew off shelves in 2007 – despite being curiously short on poultry recipes.