Devilish Delights Abound in New Delicious Villains Cookbook
One of the highlights of Disney Villains After Hours is the frightfully thematic treats served throughout the Magic Kingdom. Now, at-home culinary experts can create their own fiendish delights thanks to the release of the first-ever Disney Villains cookbook.
Available next month, Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook packs 128 pages with full-color photographs and recipes for over 50 treats. With ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, desserts, and even snacks, the new work by Julie Tremaine offers bewitching concoctions inspired by a range of scheming Disney antagonists.
A Few Wicked Healthy Options
Not only are the recipes easy-to-follow, they also suggest alernative ingredients and offer nutrition tips for a variety of thematic delights. Our personal favorite so far: The Painting the Froze Red slushie featured on the back cover.
After reminding at-home chefs about the story of the Card Soldiers trying to paint the roses red before the Queen notices, the nonalcoholic recipe makes for a quick, refreshing summer drink that even kids can blend up. The recipe also suggests an over-21 twist too as well as a nutrition tip about the benfits of consuming strawberries.
The Lion’s Share Farro Salad (pictured on the back cover), Underworld Smoothies, and Magic Flower Salad certainly add an unexpectedly healthy edge to this powerhours of a collection. The Magic Flower Salad even uses squash blossoms, which are delicate and edible flowers that bloom on zucchini and squash in the summer.
Devilishly Delicious Desserts
Fear not, the villains also whip up some seriously outrageaous desserts as well, including the winged beast Chernabog’s molten lava cakes featured on the back cover. Our favorite so far though has to be the Malificent’s Evil Cream Horns. The puff pastry takes a cue from Boston’s Little Italy, but the cream filling inside takes a fiendish turn with its purple blackberry cream.
Black sugar coats the outside of these malevolently perfect treats. Fans of the iconic cinammon rolls at the Walt Disney World resort may want to flip straight to the Poor Unfortunate Rolls, which also feature Ursula’s iconic lilac hue.
A “perfect way to bring friends and family together with delicious Disney trickery,” according to Insight Editions in a release, the work includes many other villanoius ideas. Other recipes not to miss include: Gaston’s Dozen egg Breakfast, Malificent’s Spinning Wheel Potatoes, and Dr. Facilier’s Friends on the Other Side Gumbo.
The book is now available for pre-order online and will hit shelves on July 20, 2021. It retails at $19.99. On the same day, Insight Editions also will release Disney Villains: A Portrait of Evil, which introduces tween readers to the origin stories of almost 20 Disney villains and the Disney Villains Tarot Deck and Guidebook.
Feature Image Credit: Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook published by Insight Editions