The Stardew Valley Cookbook
I just wanted to share a few things about the upcoming Stardew Valley Cookbook. If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s an official cookbook coming out on May 14, 2024, published by Penguin Random House.
It’s been in the works for quite some time!
The cookbook features more than 50 recipes from the game (adapted to work in your real life kitchen), including some of Stardew Valley’s unique fare like the Lucky Lunch, Strange Bun, Seafoam Pudding, Pink Cake, and much more. The recipes (which, in keeping with the game, are either pescatarian, vegetarian, or vegan) were all developed by Susan Vu.
The book features lots of great photography, as well as fun & beautiful illustrations from Kari Fry, who has produced a ton of Stardew Valley’s official artwork, perhaps most well known from the Stardew Valley Guidebook. And the writing in the book is done by Ryan Novak (also of the Stardew Valley Guidebook) and myself. Each recipe has a unique introductory write-up, sometimes from the residents of Pelican Town, and sometimes from the illustrious Queen of Sauce. It’s also chock full of quotes and appearance from the various denizens of Stardew Valley.
One of the things that I’ve always been happy about, is when Stardew Valley acts as a focal point for people to bond over, develop friendships, and find inspiration in their everyday lives. What better way to achieve that than to bring Stardew Valley to life in your very own kitchen? I’m really looking forward to seeing the dishes people will cook!
You can find a free sample recipe here.
Eating this one will add +3 Luck to the rest of your day.
Thanks for playing Stardew Valley!