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The Hunger Games Cookbooks and Free Recipes

Updated on September 27, 2014

The Hunger Games Unofficial Cookbook & More Recipe Resources

Love The Hunger Games books? Searching for some Hunger Games inspired recipes? You will find them here on this page on which I have gathered together some great Hunger Games food related resources.

You will find the recipe videos from a duo named Cinema and Spice who have created an interesting series of cooking videos. They have not completed their Hunger Games series yet so make sure you bookmark this page to come back and see the rest of the videos when they are done.

You will find links to other recipe pages.

You will find reviews of the TWO unofficial cookbooks for The Hunger Games.

We are fortunate that there are so many sources of recipe inspiration available for The Hunger Games series already, some of which are FREE and others that are available to buy at a reasonable cost.

So, let the cooking begin!

Click here to order your copy of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook from Amazon.

"Reading the book made me hungry. Seriously. For a book called The Hunger Games, there sure is a lot of good eating." ~ Cafe Mom

The Hunger Games Reaping Menu and Recipes

Cinema & Spice calls themselves "an interactive cooking show that showcases their love for delicious, healthy foods and fantastic movies." They have put together an interesting selection of videos based on food from The Hunger Games. Enjoy!

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to "Groosling" - More than 150 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

In this video, author Emily Ansara Baines 'Dishes' On The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to Groosling - and the food in The Hunger Games books and movie.

The  Hunger Games Cookbook
The Hunger Games Cookbook

I really am thrilled. Previously, when there was a release like The Hunger Games about which the fans were so excited, we had to work hard to come up with recipe resources but not so the case with The Hunger Games for there is already an unofficial cookbook available as illustrated here, called The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook.

If you are familiar with the series, you are aware that staying alive is not a simple task for the characters in The Hunger Games and that they had to resort to finding food in whatever ways they could. This, depending upon who you are, might involve hunting, baking and working long, long days to scrape out a living. For the lucky, there was an unlimited source of food available.

This cookbook shares the recipes from the poor District 12 to the rich Capital and includes bread from the Mellark Bakery, Katniss's lamb stew, Rue's roasted parsnips and Gale's big game soup.

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook was published on December 1, 2011. So far this 256 page book has been met with mostly good Amazon customer reviews, which can be read by clicking right here. A sampling of the quotes includes:

Kathleen Weisman says, " I could not imagine a more loving tribute to the Hunger Games trilogy."

Cooking Mom said, "...I'd recommend this to anyone who likes the series enough to want to cook from it."

Finally, reviewer F.L. said, "Expected this to be a nice bit of Hunger Games memorabilia, and was surprised to find that it's actually a good cookbook! The recipes are varied, interesting, and delicious. And there are a LOT of them - this is not a skimpy book. It also does a wonderful job incorporating the Hunger Games."

More Hunger Games Inspired Cookbooks

Most available in traditional book format

and in ebook format.

The Unofficial Recipes of The Hunger Games - 187 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.

Unofficial Recipes of the Hunger Games: 187 Recipes Inspired by the Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay
Unofficial Recipes of the Hunger Games: 187 Recipes Inspired by the Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay

"The Hunger Games trilogy captivates its audience through a storyline dominated by the quest for food, with the vast culinary disparity between the impoverished districts and the opulent Capitol taking center stage. For the Hunger Games characters, food is both a weapon and an act of love, and -- as in today's world -- it is essential to survival."


Catching Fire Cookbook: Experience the Hunger Games Trilogy with Unofficial Recipes Inspired by Catching Fire

Catching Fire Cookbook: Experience the Hunger Games Trilogy with Unofficial Recipes Inspired by Catching Fire
Catching Fire Cookbook: Experience the Hunger Games Trilogy with Unofficial Recipes Inspired by Catching Fire

"Offering over 65 recipes, the Catching Fire Cookbook serves fans an authentic taste of the food from Catching Fire, whether foraged for in the impoverished District 12 or devoured at the lavish banquets of the Capitol."


The Unofficial Catching Fire Cupcake Book - Join the revolution with cupcakes!

The Unofficial Catching Fire Cupcake Book: Join the revolution with cupcakes!
The Unofficial Catching Fire Cupcake Book: Join the revolution with cupcakes!

"Ignite your excitement for Catching Fire with sinfully delicious cupcake recipes that include “Hey Mockingjay” Yellow Cupcakes, “Blushing Katniss” Red Velvet Cupcakes, “Rocky Road For Tributes” Cupcakes and “Open Your Eyes In the Arena” Mocha Latte Cupcakes."


The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide
The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

"Experience the adventure of life in District 12 by learning and practicing the survival skills used by Katniss, Peeta, Gale and their friends."


Hunger Games Themed Dinner Party - Cinema & Spice show you how to decorate your room for a Hunger Games themed dinner party.

Table Decor Idea District 12 - Dress your table with these District 12 candles from Cinema and Spice.

Beeswax candles would have been perfect in District 12 because they had limited electricity and because they take advantage of a natural resource (honey). They're easy to make and they would make a great gift idea for any Hunger Games fan...see how in this video by Cinema and Spice.

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    • tonybonura profile image

      Tony Bonura 

      6 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I love the Hunger Games Trilogy. I can't wait until the other two books are made into movies. I really enjoyed this lens. Great job. Now, excuse me. I'm hungry.TonyB

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      7 years ago

      Wow, I can't believe somebody made recipes out of all of the dishes mentioned in the HG books. That's awesome! I have read all three books and I will now have to get this cookbook too. Super cute and clever!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      7 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I haven't seen the movie yet but am thinking about it! Great article! :)

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      7 years ago from Albany New York

      This is new to me. It sounds very interesting. Very well done lens.

    • duslan profile image


      7 years ago

      I love the Hunger Games! Great lens!

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      7 years ago

      I just today heard that there was such a thing as the Hunger Games - so I guess I'd better check out the recipes!

    • JEMArtistry profile image


      7 years ago

      I've never heard of this book but I might be at library soon to get it. Thanks for sharing it. :) Looks like some great recipes too.

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      7 years ago

      I like this lens!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      7 years ago

      Sounds like I must get busy and read the Hunger Games! The recipes look good!

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      7 years ago

      I adored all 3 books -- and never noticed the food! Isn't that interesting? I am fascinated that someone would read the books and notice the food. After watching the interview with one of the authors, I could remember those scenes and thought, "of course...a chef would notice the food." I am so glad she did! The cookbooks will be super hits, too!

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Leave it to Brenda to be right on top of recipes from a sure-to-be hit movie!


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