Tim Burton fans can now get a taste of his classic movies. Literally.
The Tim Burton universe is always expanding. Fans of the writer and director will never run out of stuff to go gaga over. Sure, they take their full form during Halloween but there's enough content for them throughout the year to always be in their best gothic form. From booze cruises to Tim Burton conventions, there's always scope for more. And now Burton fans can get a taste of the movies. Literally. There is now a whole cookbook inspired by Tim Burton's spooky world of eccentric characters and stories. You can now have eerie meals on the daily.
Hardcore Burton fans are probably all aware of Beetle House, a year-round Halloween restaurant and bar that cater to the niche audience of horror fans. It was created by Zach Neil in April of 2016. It was opened initially as a pop-up restaurant in New York City. It is inspired by the legends of macabre, Alfred Hitchcock, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Tim Burton, and many others. There is another Beetle House in Los Angeles as well. We are a safe place where every goth, punk, freak, weirdo, artist, and visitor is welcomed and celebrated, the restaurant states. Dining here is a unique experience.
Neil was raised in a family that did not allow the celebration of Halloween. But once he grew up he made his own rules and decided to make up for the years he could not celebrate Halloween to the extent that the holiday became a full-time passion and career, reported Parade. Beetle House, was a result of this passion which honors every day as Halloween and pays tribute to "all things dark and lovely." He has taken his signature dishes from his restaurant and compiled 60 of his best recipes in what is now The Nightmare Before Dinner: Recipes to Die For. It is considered to be the official Beetle House cookbook.
The cookbook contains the most popular appetizers, meals, desserts, and drinks from the restaurant, all of which are based on the works of Tim Burton. It also includes stunning pictures of both recipes and the restaurants, according to Fangirl Nation.
The book includes recipes such as Frogs Breath & Nightshade Risotto, Sweeney Beef, and Edward Burger Hands. The themed-desserts include Red Velvet Cake with Glass Candy Shards, Beetle Pie, and Blood Orange Cheesecake. The recipes also come with a vegan version as well which is a great bonus. The recipe instructions are also written in such a way that they are easy to understand and follow.
Additionally, you also get an array of craft cocktails from the Coco Skellington to the Beetle’s Juice. On top of the recipes, it also has a section on how to host your very own Burton-themed party with crafts, costumes, decorations, and more. If this isn't every goth's dream then what is? You can get the book at Barnes and Noble for $25. You can get it here. And if you ever throw a Tim Burton themed party, you'll know what dishes to cook and drinks to serve, and even how to host your spooky guests.