Geeky Gourmet: Try These Fictional Food Recipes

There’s mystique and lore involved with many of our favorite books, movies, shows and games. Just like the worlds in which these adventures take place, the foods eaten are often unique and full of character.

Dedicated fans have taken it upon themselves to re-create foods from their favorite magical worlds in order to immerse themselves into the stories they love so much.

Here are three foods seen in these works, to give you a taste of the mythical worlds you crave.


Harry Potter is a franchise adored by millions. But, while us “muggles” never received our letter to Hogwarts (yes, we’re still mad about it), we are still able to experience this popular wizarding beverage, thanks to Food Network personality Sandra Lee.

Here’s how to make this “less-sickly” butterscotch drink, deemed Butterbeer.


  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch topping
  • 2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda


  1. First, combine the condensed milk, butterscotch topping and whipped butter in a glass, heat-proof measuring cup.
  2. Then, heat the mix in the microwave for one minute. Remove and stir until the butter has melted and is incorporated into the mixture.
  3. Meanwhile, heat up cream soda in another measuring cup for one minute and 30 seconds.
  4. Next, divide the butterscotch mixture between two mugs. Lastly, fill the mugs with the heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Enjoy!

Fish Fingers and Custard

From one British superpower to another, Doctor Who is a science-fiction icon that has been a staple on television since 1962. The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) had a strange craving for this dish after he regenerated from his Tenth Doctor form (David Tennant).

While fish fingers and custard sounds very unappetizing to someone without the taste buds of a Time Lord, this recipe from the Geeky Chef has been adjusted to satisfy human tastes.


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 pound tilapia filets, cut into 1-inch strips (cod or haddock will also work)
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • frying oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the custard:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard (prepared)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic


  1. Begin by combining the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Then, beat the eggs with the milk in another shallow bowl.
  2. Next, mix the breadcrumbs and coconut in a third shallow bowl. Coat each piece of fish in seasoned flour, dip in the egg mixture and then roll in the Panko and coconut mixture. Set aside until ready to cook.
  3. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Then, in small batches, fry the fish sticks until golden brown (about two minutes per side). Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. To make the custard sauce simply combine all custard ingredients together and mix thoroughly.
  5. Dip the fish fingers into the custard, and enjoy!


Gamers Rejoice! This dessert is a staple in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout video games. After you taste it, you’ll wonder what to do if someone tried to beat you up for it (looking at you, Butch).


For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the icing:

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Start with preheating the oven to 350 degress. Next, mix all the dry cake ingredients together.
  2. Separately, mix the wet cake ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Then, spray your oven-safe glass measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray. Add the mixed batter to the measuring cup to the one cup line, depending on how tall you want it. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until done.
  4. Remove the measuring cup from the oven. Let the cake cool. Once the cake is cool, remove it from the measuring cup carefully so it does not break.
  5. The cake will be upside down (so the wider part is at the bottom) and may be awkwardly rounded on the bottom side. To fix this, simply cut off the rounded bottom with a knife and make it level.
  6. Next, set the cake down with the wider leveled side on the bottom. Use a spoon or fork to carve a hole at the top of the cake, for the filling. To make the filling: mix together the butter, pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar. Stuff that mixture into the hole you created.
  7. For the icing: whisk together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk until smooth and thick. Then, gently pour the icing on top of the cake. Enjoy!

These recipes are great for parties, a day with a few friends or your hungry and creative self. Perfect your cooking skills and your nerdy bragging rights by making one of these fictional foods.