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Doctor Who thing: what would the Doctor eat?

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There’s not a lot of food featured in Doctor Who — which is a pity, because one of the best things about traveling with the Doctor would be the opportunity to eat and drink new stuff from across space and time. But this has not stopped fan and chef Chris-Rachael Oseland, keeper of the geek cooking site Kitchen Overlord, from creating recipes worthy of a Time Lord in Dining with the Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook. For every episode of the new series, through Season 6, she has whipped up something tasty to eat or drink that matches that episode. For “Silence in the Library,” for instance, there’s the Vashta Nerada Detection Kit. For “Midnight,” the Sapphire Cliff Cocktail. For “The Lodger,” there’s The Doctor’s Omelet. (As Oseland says in the book, the Doctor’s cooking skills must be rather suspect. I trust that her take on his omelet is tasty.)

Dining with the Doctor is available on Kindle [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.] and in paperback [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.].

For a taste of what Oseland does, check out some of the recipes on her blog. I particularly like the sound of TARDIS Blue Poached Pears.

Allons-y to the kitchen!

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)


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  • RogerBW

    “Someone else’s sandwiches”, in The Sea Devils.

    Omelettes are dead easy and delicious, if done right. Most people cook them too slowly.

  • bronxbee

    i really hated what moffatt did with the Doctor’s food preferences… i have always assumed he would be a gourmand at the very least (certainly in the classic series, John Pertwee and Tom Baker eras, he both ate and drank — sometimes to his detriment). i always considered he’d be a fairly decent cook, just to survive and feed companions.

  • But to be a foodie — which I think he would be, too — he’d have to be a grownup. Which the 11th Doctor is not.

    Should have been clear in the post: I figure only that the Matt Smith Doctor wouldn’t be much of a cook.

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