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343 Industries Announces Halo Cookbook

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  • Posted on 09th Apr, 2022 00:10 AM

Halo announces an official cookbook inspired by the games, including over 70 recipes from "across the galaxy" to feed fans all over.

p>Halo is one of the most recognizable and popular franchises in gaming history. Recently, 343 claimed that it was endeavoring to reach a wider audience with Halo, as seen through the Halo TV show streaming on Paramount+. Now, Halo is going beyond games and TV to bring themed meals and recipes into fans' homes with an official cookbook developed by prolific gaming cookbook author Victoria Rosenthal, who previously worked on the Final Fantasy XIV recipe book.

Though there was some initial confusion whether this was a belated April Fool's Joke by the Halo Twitter account, it was later proven to be true, with the cookbook having an official preorder page on Amazon. This news comes days after the announcement of a Witcher-themed cookbook releasing later this year, perhaps proving that gaming cookbooks are becoming more prominent. In the past, other popular games have had official cookbooks launched including Destiny and Overwatch.

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The Overwatch cookbook even built on the game's lore, allowing for fans to delve deeper into some of their favorite characters. While the Halo cookbook is also touted by author Victoria Rosenthal as building on the universe, though fans shouldn't expect any major lore moments to be revealed through this cookbook. With over 70 recipes, Halo fans will be able to make anything from "portable snacks you can take with you in the Warthog to decadent spreads to feed the entire squadron." Players won't have to have Gordon Ramsay levels of culinary skills to make most of the meals either, as Rosenthal has included detailed guides and photos to help hopeful chefs.

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As mentioned, Rosenthal is an experienced author in terms of gaming cookbooks. She's worked on recipe books for Street Fighter, Fallout, and Destiny, running a website known as Pixelated Provisions where gamers can find all sorts of gaming-related recipes. The gaming cookbook has become quite popular in recent times, as shown by Rosenthal's extensive list of books and the existence of other recipe books related to games, such as the Heroes' Feast Dungeons and Dragons cookbook. There's even been a Halo recipe released before its official cookbook, after the Master Chief Voice Actor provided his instructions on how to make "Master Chief Chili."

Some Halo fans aren't too excited about the announcement though. Since the controversial release of Halo Infinite, franchise developer 343 Industries has had quite the tumultuous relationship with its fans. Players in the comments of Halo's Twitter post made jokes about the state of the game coinciding with the recipe book, with one fan saying "do these recipes call for serving them half-baked and telling everyone you'll finish cooking them in a few months?" Other fans mentioned that the cookbook didn't have anything to do with the development of the game, causing the complaining fans to quieten down slightly on social media.

The Halo Cookbook is available for pre-order now and will release in August.

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