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Avatar: The Last Airbender Cookbook: Official Recipes from the Four Nations is a book based on Avatar: The Last Airbender created by Chef Jenny Dorsey, which collects recipes for signature dishes in the world of Avatar. It was released by Insight Editions on November 23, 2021.[1] The book is written in an in-universe style, with characters such as Iroh, Katara, Azula, and the cabbage merchant presenting and commenting on the recipes.[2] The book was written in collaboration with Avatar Studios.[3]

A gift set including the cookbook and an exclusive yellow apron was released on June 14, 2022.[4]

Overview

Feast on delicacies unique to the Earth Kingdom, Water Tribe, Air Nomads, and the Fire Nation with the official Avatar: The Last Airbender Cookbook.

From the shores of Kyoshi Island to the crowded streets of Ba Sing Se, this official cookbook collects signature dishes from all four nations, like vegetarian plates of the Air Nomads, fiery entrees from the Fire Nation, seafood from the North and South Poles, and delectable cuisine from the Earth Kingdom.

Featuring enticing color photography, step-by-step instructions, and tips for adapting dishes to specific diets, this book includes sixty authentic food and beverage recipes inspired by the beloved series. Enjoy this diverse compendium of delicacies from the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Contents

The book takes place during the time of Avatar: The Last Airbender up to the early days of Republic City. It collects 62 recipes.[2][5]

Recipes

Air Nomads

Water Tribes

Earth Kingdom

The Jasmine Dragon Tea Shop

  • Fresh Ginseng Tea[7]
  • Warming Ginger Tea[7]
  • Red-Blooded Nephew Tea[7]
  • Lychee Juice[7]
  • Cucumber Aloe Juice[7]
  • Jasmine Green Tea[7]
  • Jasmine Green Tea Kambucha[7]
  • Appa Blend Bubble Tea[7]
  • Tea Leaf Juice[7]
  • Bender Tea[7]

Fire Nation

Trivia

  • The author, Jenny Dorsey, is a Chinese American professional chef, author, and artist.[1]
  • Dorsey mentioned that, while writing the book, she made sure to respect the cultures and cuisines from which the show takes influences, meaning mainly Japanese, Chinese, and Inuit cuisines for the Fire Nation, the Earth Kingdom, and the Water Tribes, respectively.[2][8]
  • Dorsey stated that the "Cabbage Cookies, Spicy Jang Hui Clams, Monk Gyatso's Fruit Pies, and Stewed Sea Prune Soup" were some of her favorite dishes in the book.[5] On her TikTok account, she also especially recommended Flaming Fire Flakes, Fire Gummies, Foggy Swamp Chicken, Cactus Juice, and Unfried Dough.[9]
  • The book initially included dishes which showcased a stronger link to Korra's lifetime, but were taken out as the focus was supposed to be on Aang's era.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Avatar: The Last Airbender Cookbook Official Recipes from the Four Nations. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved on November 2, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Avatar Cookbook Q&A. Jenny Dorsey on Instagram. Retrieved on December 17, 2020.
  3. Exclusive: Mai loves getting cherry ice cream because "it pisses Azula off" 😂. Avatar News. Retrieved on November 19, 2021.
  4. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Official Cookbook Gift Set : Recipes from the Four Nations. Edelweiss+. Retrieved on February 9, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dorsey, Jenny (July 26, 2020). An update on #AvatartheLastAirbender Cookbook!. Twitter. Retrieved on July 30, 2021.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 Avatar: The Last Airbender Cookbook: Official Recipes from the Four Nations, p. 4.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 Avatar: The Last Airbender Cookbook: Official Recipes from the Four Nations, p. 5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The flavors of the Four Nations: An Avatar News interview with Chef Jenny Dorsey, author of the official Avatar: The Last Airbender cookbook!. Avatar News (23 November 2021). Retrieved on November 26, 2021.
  9. Sharing some of my favorite recipes from the official Avatar the Last Airbender Cookbook. Jenny Dorsey on TikTok. Retrieved on November 2, 2021.

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