Even though it’s midsummer, it’s kind of a spooky thought when you realize Halloween is just a few scary screams (and months) around the corner.
Now, to put you in a macabre good mood, Insight Editions presents The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook and Entertainment Guide (August 31) – and SYFY WIRE has an exclusive preview to share.
Written by Kim Laidlaw, Caroline Hall and Jody Revenson, this mouth-watering 192-page hardcover book should help you prepare for the spookiest night of the season with snacks, treats, desserts and entrees all inspired by the animated film. in classic stop-motion by Tim Burton The nightmare before Christmas.
Here, Jack Skellington, Sally, Sandy Claws, Oogie Boogie, Lock, Shock and Barrel, and all their fellow Halloween Town folks have influenced more than fifty spinoff recipes from the iconic 1993 film, with special sugar-free, gluten-free options. , and vegetarian guests.
A second half of the book contains detailed planning instructions for a haunting number of The nightmare before Christmas-themed parties, showcasing crafts for DIY decorations, activities, favors, etc. Free downloadable templates for invitations and decorations round out the additional bonus material.
Recipes inside this devilish cooking essential include: Sally Patchwork Layer Cake, Lock, Shock and Barrel Spiral Peppermint Cookie Pops, Jack Skellington Shepherd’s Pie, Oogie Boogie Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, Homemade Marshmallow Zero Dogs, Man-Eating Wreath Burritos and Worm’s Wort and Frog’s Breath Soup.
“I’ve been a huge fan of the film since its release, and working on the book has given me an entirely new and fun way to introduce the film to my daughter,” co-writer Kim Laidlaw told SYFY WIRE. “Coming up with the recipes, I had to dive deep into the movie, the plot, and the characters and come up with creative ways to showcase them all, which made me understand the little details better than you might. otherwise miss.
Insight editions’ The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook and Entertainment Guide arrives August 31