The Unoffical Hunger Games Cookbook

unofficial hunger games cookbook

Suzanne Collins wrote the book, Hunger Games in 2008. Since then it has rarely sat idle on the libraries bookshelves. Book chat groups, library patron’s young and old have requested to read it and on March 23rd 2012, it will hit the big screens. Are you prepared? How about hosting a Hunger Games party and then trekking to the theaters for the first showing? Out of ideas? Well have I got a book for you! The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines arrived at the library in December of 2011 and it is full of recipes with quirky names like: Creamy Bashed Potatoes, Katniss’s Craved Cheese Buns, and Peeta’s Cinnamon Bakery Bread to name just a few.

Katniss’s Craved Cheese Buns – yields 1 dozen buns


2 cups Bisquick

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ cup sugar

2/3 cup milk

¾ cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

½ cup (1 stick) butter

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

½ teaspoon kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 450⁰F. Grease a cookie sheet.

2. Mix Bisquick, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, sugar, milk, and cheese until well blended.

3. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 – 10 minutes.

5. In a microwave bowl, combine butter, ½ teaspoon of each: garlic powder, Old Bay season, and kosher salt. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, until butter is melted.

6. Generously brush tops of biscuits with butter mixture.


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