Forking Good (Hardcover)

An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place

By Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Stephen H. Segal, Dingding Hu (Illustrator)

Quirk Books, 9781683691556, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

A fun, lively, and fully illustrated cookbook of 30 original and practical recipes inspired by NBC’s hit sitcom The Good Place, filled with the absurd, pun-driven food humor and accessible philosophy that make the show so popular.

With its high concept, exceptional writing, eye-popping set design, stellar cast, meaningful explorations of what it means to be a good person, and clam chowder fountains, The Good Place has captured the hearts and minds of critics and viewers alike.

For the first time ever, fans can indulge their cravings for The Good Place with delicious, comforting, original recipes like “Macaroni and Socra-cheese,” “I Think Therefore I Clam (Chowder),” “Arendt You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana (Split),” “I Kant Believe It’s Not Buttermilk Pancakes,” and more. Each recipe title references a philosopher or philosophical concept from the show and uses food analogies to explain those concepts to readers who, like Eleanor, can’t always follow Chidi’s lectures.

A refreshing and entertaining twist on cookbooks, Forking Good will help you plan your next viewing party or spread as you re-binge your favorite show.


About the Author

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of The Silence of Trees and the coauthor of Geek Parenting. Her story “Honey,” about dinnertime hospitality at moments of life-or-death, appeared in the Publishers Weekly starred anthology A World of Horror. Her food writing has most recently appeared in the cheese magazine Culture.

Stephen H. Segal is the coauthor of Geek Wisdom and Geek Parenting and the Hugo Award– winning former editorial director of Weird Tales. He’s edited award-winning food writers at Philadelphia Weekly, WQED Pittsburgh, and InPittsburgh Weekly. He currently writes about death-related topics as senior editor at Legacy.com, the world’s largest online hub of obituaries.

Dingding Hu is a New York based illustrator, best known for her delightful illustration work featuring adorable food and hilarious characters. She has worked on projects for Google, the Museum of Chinese in America, and MIT Media Lab. Her work has appeared in Time Out, the New York Times, and Lucky Peach. She is the recipient of a silver medal in the digital media category at the Comic and Cartoon Annual by the Society of Illustrators. For more information, visit dingdinghu.com and her Etsy shop, Hu is Hungry.