This Might Be The Perfect Cookbook For Marvel Fans

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Let's make it clear that the best Marvel superhero is Star-Lord. Though appearing to be only a mere human, his whiff of arrogance despite being the underdog in intergalactic battles makes him easily one of the funniest Marvel characters. The soundtracks of his life are enviable with their perfection, too.

Although Marvel notes that Star-Lord is essentially a space bandit, even thieves need feeding (and all of those alien fights are guaranteed to create a hefty appetite). Fortunately, there is just the thing for enabling universal snacking: Marvel's "Eat the Universe: The Official Cookbook."

Featuring 60 recipes from celebrity chef Justin Warner, who won Season 8 of "The Next Food Network Star" (via Warner's Food Network bio), every guide details a full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions on how to craft his imaginative creations. Marvel reveals that the book includes recipes based on dozens of the brand's famous characters, including Hulk Smashed Potatoes, Dazzler's Glittering Pizza Bagels, Phoenix Hot Chicken and Egg Bowl, Storm's Tournedos, Green Goblin Pumpkin Bombs, and Deadpool's Chimichangitas.

Major Marvel characters feature in the recipe book

The book doesn't shy away from suggesting the culinary choices of some of Marvel's biggest character personalities, with Google Books noting there are recipes relating to the Punisher and Rocket Raccoon, as well as Thor (via Amazon). Amazon presents new hardback copies of "Eat the Universe" as costing $19.99.

"Eat the Universe" draws inspiration from Justin Warner's video series of the same name, which sees the chef mix up a range of Marvel-inspired recipes with the help of special guests, according to Marvel's official website. Past themes have included Ghost Rider Baked Alaska, Ant Man's Tiny Ice Cream Cones, and Captain America Beef Tongue. Recipes from the video series are also included in the cookbook.

Reviewers have given the cookbook mixed feedback, however. Although comments on Goodreads praise the imagery, presentation, and light-hearted commentary of the book, concerns have been raised that some of the recipes may be too unrealistic for people to follow, including some key ingredients not being readily available. A selection of recipes have also drawn criticism for failing to include photographs of what the final results should look like. Marvel fans don't have to rely solely on "Eat the Universe," though, as other Marvel-themed cooking guides are available, including a cookbook inspired by Marvel's "Black Panther."