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Dinner and a show: 15 cookbooks inspired by movies, TV
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Dinner and a show: 15 cookbooks inspired by movies, TV

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Few things pair better than a good movie and a solid meal to match — especially when your hunger spikes during a cozy binge-watching session on the couch. Sure, ordering in delivery or picking up takeout is always on the table, but next time you find yourself drooling over a delectable feast that your favorite fictional character is indulging in, why not whip up an at-home themed dinner inspired by your favorite show or movie?

Whether you’re a bona fide movie buff or just looking for some inspiration to spice things up in the kitchen, there are plenty of cookbooks chock-full of creative meal recipes, craft cocktails and unique desserts based on some of the most iconic and cult-favorite films and television series of all time.

From the double-decker pizza in “Saturday Night Fever” to Jocelyn’s home-cooked dinners featured in “Schitt’s Creek,” these comprehensive and beautifully illustrated themed cookbooks contain everything (sans your ingredients, of course) you need to guide you through re-creating your favorite on-screen food moments.

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