Chances are you’ve probably been grinding out world quests or struggling to find a group to kill that Elite level 121 boss all day without any success, and finally you decide to take a break. Only problem is, you’re sick of the pizza you’ve eaten 3 times a day for the past week, the delivery boy knows you by name and your order by memory. So, what do you do next? Fortunately, there is an alternative: it’s called cooking.
If you’ve ever been deep in an Overwatch match, face to face with McCree’s Peace keeper and thought, “Huh, I wonder what Jesse’s favourite dessert is?” apparently, you’re not alone. Famous gaming cookbook author, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel imagines that the outlaw might a fan of the biscochito, a regional cookie popular in his native New Mexico.
A recipe for the southwestern cookie Biscochito appears in Monroe-Cassel’s upcoming Overwatch: The Official Cookbook, due out this fall, with over 90 dishes inspired by Overwatch’s heroes and world.
In addition to McCree’s biscochitos, there are also incredible recipes for Roadhog’s “radioactive” soda float, sweet sesame seed balls favoured by omnic monks, Mercy’s healing hot toddy, and a fruity sundae that kind of looks like Orisa. As Monroe-Cassel is a self-described “dessert fiend” for all sweet tooth gamers to enjoy. Although, for those gamers who don’t necessarily find themselves fond of sweets, the cover of the cookbook also shows off some savoury dishes featured in the book, including a bowl of fried rice and ramen from the Overwatch world’s Rikimaru Ramen Shop.
If you’re wondering why the name Monroe-Cassel sounds familiar, it’s because Monroe-Cassel is no stranger to bringing video game food to life. Recently, she wrote the official cookbooks for The Elder Scrolls, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone, as well as Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings.
The Official Cookbook will arrive in stores on October 1, 2019, but in the meantime, Screen Rant has an exclusive first look at the book’s official cover alongside some a sample recipe that helps illustrate what the finished product will look like. Overwatch has been played by over 40 million unique players since its release a few years ago, and has become an internationally recognised esport since then, with a fully-funded league that has set a new benchmark for investor relations in the esports industry. For an esports title that’s been around several years, developer Blizzard has managed to duck a lot of the drama that plagues other competitors. Part of that stems from the characters of Overwatch, who each have cultivated sub-fandoms around them that help support the community and continue to engage with the game even during its rougher moments. Overwatch characters are some of the most recognisable mascots in the gaming world today.
Screen Rant is excited to bring fans an exclusive first look at Overwatch: The Official Cookbook’s cover, alongside a sample spread of what the finished product should look like when it arrives on October 1, 2019. The Overwatch: The Official Cookbook will be available from Insight Editions on the company’s online storefront, as well as through other retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.
Below is a preview for a recipe of the southwestern cookie that appears in Monroe-Cassel’s upcoming Overwatch: The Official Cookbook, due out this fall, with over 90 dishes inspired by Overwatch’s heroes and world.