Put on your pocket protectors, tape your glasses back together, and pretend you're still a virgin. Cooking for Geeks, a new cookbook by Jeff Potter, is probably the best science-meets-the-kitchen book to come out. Ever. If topics like "Initializing the Kitchen," "Functional Grouping," and "E Numbers: The Dewey Decimal System of Food Additives" don't get you excited, how about interviews with people like Mythbusters' Adam Savage about food myths and Harold McGee on food mysteries?
Now, if only there was a Dungeons & Dragons cookbook in the wings. Hold up, there is. In fact, it looks like all the good dork-themed cookbooks have already been done. Four more to geek out on:
Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook (Tusken Raider Taters, Yoda Soda)
Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook (Candied Sweetbreads on a Bed of Seared Heart, Viking Testicle cocktail)
The Star Trek Cookbook (Klingon Blood Pie, Antarian Glow Water)
The Lord of the Rings Cookbook ("all of the meals eaten by Bilbo and the dwarves on their journey to Erebor")