Forking Good: A Cookbook Inspired by The Good Place is a must-have for all fans of the show. Take a peek at one of the book’s most fun and creative recipes!
Like The Good Place, Forking Good by Valya Dudycz Lupescu and Stephen H. Segal is incredibly witty and smart. Each of the recipes is tied to a philosopher or philosophy that our favorite characters have encountered throughout the show’s run.
They’re insightful and educational, but also incredibly charming and entertaining to read. (And the recipes’ instructions are way better than the generic, wholesome stories or musings on new techniques that are in other cookbooks.)
But the true star of Forking Good ? The food of course!
Food plays a huge part in The Good Place. It’s constantly being eaten, served, referred to, and even joked about. So any cookbook that pays homage to the NBC show would have to do the resulting food justice.
And justice it does.
Just take a look at the “I Kant Believe It’s Not Buttermilk Pancakes” below. Made with delicious ingredients such as vanilla almond milk and coconut oil, this breakfast recipe takes a typical morning meal and gives it a tasty, flavorful twist.
But don’t just take our word for it (both when it comes to this recipe as well as the entire cookbook). Check out this excerpt from Forking Good!
‘I Kant Believe It’s Not Buttermilk Pancakes’ from ‘Forking Good’
About ‘Forking Good: A Cookbook Inspired by The Good Place’ by Valya Dudycz Lupescu and Stephen H. Segal
A fun, lively, and fully illustrated cookbook of 30 original and practical recipes inspired by NBC’s hit sitcom The Good Place, filled with the absurd, pun-driven food humor and accessible philosophy that makes the show so popular with fans.
With its high concept, exceptional writing, eye-popping set design, stellar cast, meaningful explorations of what it means to be a good person, and clam chowder fountains, The Good Place has captured the hearts and minds of critics and viewers alike.
Known for its unique blend of existential humor and philosophy, the fantasy-comedy follows Eleanor, a young woman who finds herself in a heaven-like utopia known as The Good Place after her untimely death, even though she knows she belongs in The Bad Place.
With the help of her new friends Chidi, Tahani, and Jason, Eleanor designs a self-improvement plan to earn her spot in The Good Place, even as her presence threatens the stability of the afterlife, sending jumbo shrimp flying through the sky and frozen yogurt flowing through the streets.
For the first time ever, fans can indulge their cravings for The Good Place with delicious, comforting, original recipes like “Macaroni and Socra-cheese,” “I Think Therefore I Clam (Chowder),” “Arendt You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana (Split),” “I Kant Believe It’s Not Buttermilk Pancakes,” and more.
Each recipe title references a philosopher or philosophical concept from the show and uses food analogies to explain those concepts to readers who, like Eleanor, can’t always follow Chidi’s lectures.
A refreshing and entertaining twist on cookbooks, Forking Good will inspire you to brew a pot of “Moral Uncertain-tea” as you catch up on the latest episode, plan a “Hegel’s and Locke’s Brunch” for your next viewing party, or whip up a batch of “Muffin to Lose” in between seasons.
And if you’re not the type to slave over a hot stove, you could always throw on your teal powersuit, make yourself a “Mindy” cocktail (rum and a lot of Coke), and re-binge your favorite show.
Forking Good: A Cookbook Inspired by The Good Place by Valya Dudycz Lupescu and Stephen H. Segal is now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, or Indiebound. Also, don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads “to read” shelf!