Bring the delicious food of the Universal Theme Parks right to your own home with these 75+ beloved recipes you can enjoy between trips.
Bring the thrill of Universal straight to your kitchen with The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook! From favorite snacks and main dishes to refreshing drinks and popular desserts, this book features more than 75 recipes for your favorite treats from Universal Studios Orlando, Universal’s Island of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, and Universal Studios Hollywood. You’ll learn how to make: -The Big Pink from Lard Lad Donuts -Fish and Chips from The Three Broomsticks -Minion Banana Taffy from Super Silly Stuff -Moose Juice from Moose Juice, Goose Juice -Korean Beef Tacos from Bumblebee Man’s -Unicorn Cupcakes from Minion Café -Pumpkin Juice from Hog’s Head -And much more!
Perfect for everyone from park hopping experts who miss those familiar flavors in between trips to fans who have yet to visit the parks, The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook has all the recipes you’ll need to make treats worthy of Homer Simpson, Harry Potter, and more!
As a child who grew up in Anaheim, California, Ashley Craft could recite the Star Tours ride by heart, navigate the Park without a map, and fell asleep to the sound of Disneyland fireworks each night in her bedroom. After two internships at Walt Disney World and many, many more visits to the Disney Parks, Ashley is now one of the leading experts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Her popular blog, Ashley Crafted, is best known for featuring recipes inspired by Disney Park foods to help people recreate that Disney magic right in their own kitchens. Today, Ashley lives with her husband, Danny, and three kids, Elliot, Hazel, and Clifford (and kittens Figaro and Strider)…but she still makes time to visit the Mouse. Follow her on Instagram @UnofficialTasteTester.
Why We Love It
“Make your kitchen the most entertaining place on Earth…with a little help from the recipes in The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook. With insider advice from author Ashley Craft, these recipes do a deep dive through everyone’s favorite movies and TV shows, including Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, The Simpsons, and more! Featuring 100 recipes that span every meal of the day, you’ll learn to make delicious treats like Homer’s favorite Big Pink Donut, Who Hash that would impress Dr. Seuss himself, and No Melt Ice Cream that almost seems like magic.”
—Julia J., Editor, on The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook
Publisher: Adams Media (October 25, 2022)
Length: 240 pages
Raves and Reviews
“Packed with fun-filled recipes.”
“With this cookbook in the home, it’s like traveling to Florida without actually spending the time or money.”
– —Men’s Journal
“Especially delectable recipes.”
– —Mental Floss
“This book brings the magic of Universal home to you. Enjoying these delicious recipes makes you feel like you’re at the parks without leaving the comfort of your home. We can’t wait to host a party for our friends and surprise them with their favorite park foods and drinks.”
– —Kari and Amanda from Sunshine Seekers
“I love all the included backstory about the parks. The food choices are so good; I didn’t even know some of them existed! It makes me want to go back to Universal and try them all. I also love the Essential Equipment section—so helpful!”
– —Deana Romano from Deana Style
“Whether you’re a fan of the Universal theme parks or just their fantastic properties—from Harry Potter to Minions, The Simpsons to Dr. Seuss—this cookbook is the most delicious way to bring Universal magic into your home. No family movie night, character-inspired play, or themed birthday party is complete without Ashley’s Universal-inspired recipes, which means no family kitchen is complete without this book. From Korean Corn Dogs to No-Melt Ice Cream (the perfect Happy Potter party treat), this book is full of recipes that not only bring major food joy, but feed your family well too. And that’s as magical as it gets!”
– —Stacie Billis from Didn’t I Just Feed You
“WOW! The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook opens up with short descriptions of each Universal land, and how the food/drinks available in those lands tie in with the stories surrounding them. It caused us not only to make a mental note to book a trip to the parks soon—but in the short term, it made us SO excited to jump in and try out some of our favorite recipes. Ashley’s creative narrative takes this to a whimsical yet informative level, and her recipes are straightforward and easy to follow (even for an inexperienced cook such as myself!). Re-creating food or drinks you know and love can be a daunting task, but The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook makes it a breeze. We love being able to experience the parks at home via some of our favorite dishes out of Ashley’s cookbook!”
– —Kalyn Liesmann from Must Have Magic
“Ashley has knocked it out of the (theme) park again! The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook is jam-packed with delicious, easy-to-follow recipes for chefs at every skill level. It’s a must-have for every Universal Studios fan!”
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