Book of the Week: Bring Your Favorite Game to Life Through Food

CATAN®: The Official Cookbook
Ulysses Press
Hardcover; September 12, 2023 
ISBN: 9781646044528
$29.95; 7 1/2 x 9 1/4; 192 pages

Cook. Eat. Play.

Embark on a culinary adventure with CATAN®: The Official Cookbook [ISBN: 9781646044528; $29.95; Ulysses Press; September 2023], the perfect companion to your next game night.

All adventurers are welcome as the hexes of CATAN lie before you. The promise of abundant resources, development cards, and victory points are close at hand. But all Catanians need a good meal before they can build strong settlements and grand cities.

With CATAN: The Official Cookbook, fans of Klaus Teuber’s iconic game can now fuel up while road building and negotiating trades. From snack-worthy appetizers to feast-level entrées, this full-color cookbook includes more than 75 fun and easy-to-make recipes inspired by the game, including Scalded Feta Barbarian Skewers; Adventurer’s Charcuterie Board; Over-Knight Oats; Caravan Vegetarian Chili; Robber’s Discard Delight; Great Hall Rack of Lamb; Forest Mushroom Risotto; Rocky Road Cookies; Desert (Prickly Pear) Margaritas and much more!

Internationally beloved, CATAN is the powerful universal story of humankind’s quest to explore the world—to discover, trade, build, and settle. In a CATAN game, you become an adventurous settler carving out a home on an uncharted island. Violence holds no sway in CATAN. Cleverness, flexibility, and adaptability are your keys to victory.

While no two CATAN games can ever be the same, every game requires a community of friends and family to come together, communicate, and collaborate in order for one Catanian to win the day! Nothing builds community like a hearty meal to share. Packed with beautiful original photos, iconic artwork, and fan references, this book is a must-have gift for longtime Catanians or beginning gamers.

This book would also make a great holiday gift!

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate this post. Cover images and information were also provided.


  1. I love this idea! I’m going to have to try this out with some of my favorite games!

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