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The Doctor Who Cookbook was an activity book published by W. H. Allen.
However, we humans need something a little more substantial, and Gary Downie has raided the cookbooks of the show's stars to produce a mouth-watering selection of recipes guaranteed to delight your taste-buds.
- The Doctor Who Cookbook is a cookbook with recipes contributed by cast and crew from Doctor Who, both current and past.
- Each contribution is accompanied by a small bio of the person who contributed the recipe.
- While the recipes may have Doctor Who influenced names, the finished products do not resemble entities from the Doctor Who universe (unlike the recipes in Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook)
- There are various illustrations throughout the book provided by fan artist Gail Bennett, as well as photographs of several actors from the show at work in their kitchens, including Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant.
- Author Downie was production manager on Doctor Who, and was the partner of series executive producer John Nathan-Turner until Nathan-Turner's death in 2002.
- In the audio story The Kingmaker, while talking about his series Doctor Who Discovers, the Fifth Doctor says, "It was either that or write a novelty cookbook."
- In 2019, to celebrate the release of season 23 on blu-ray, BBC launched Making the Kipper of Traken. In this video, Sarah Sutton and Janet Fielding cooked a recipe of the book.