Whenever I play an Assassin's Creed game, the only thing I think is that God would like them to change this … open world. I think about food. Absolutely. And now, a new entry in the category of video game products why they made this video game, comes Assassin & # 39; s Creed: The Culinary Codex. It is a cookbook.
It also looks like an increasingly light cookbook, containing "40 recipes in ten full menus." I’m a bit of a traditionalist, so I prefer my cookbooks to come in the size of Gordon Ramsay, and the closest to me is Cooking For Friends – it costs £ 25 and contains 116 recipes. Size isn’t everything, of course, though with this retail volume at $ 30 you’re talking a little less than a prescription dollar.
I’m not sure you won’t learn much either. The menus are "inspired by the times and places where the most famous assassins lived and fought: you can relive the highlights of the Italian Renaissance, the French Revolution and even Victorian London. Follow Altaïr, Ezio, Arno, Evie, Jacob and all the other Assassins of the Brotherhood while enjoying their most celebrated dishes: Masyaf Moutabel, Davenport Homestead Soup, Boston Apple Pie, Colon Collaw, Mirabeau Meringues, Rooks & # 39; Bread Pudding and many more.
Obviously I haven’t read the book, but it seems like a pretty standard recipe – do you need Ubisoft to tell you how to make an apple pie?
It’s not that it’s Ubisoft, of course, and maybe I’m being unfair. The book is written by a Thibaud Villanova and, in fact, is an updated version of a text from a few years ago (originally published in French; it is the first release in English), and Villanova has led a very interesting career since he is essentially a chef of imaginary dishes.
It is also a productive typeand his books include a guide to Asterix's banquets, a Star Wars canteen cookbook, Disney recipes, more general collections of fantastic food under his "Gastronogeek" brand, and, the my favorite of all, a Dragon Ball recipe book. Assassin's Creed may seem to fit less into this culinary lineage, but, hey, even trained assassins have to eat.
Assassin & # 39; s Creed: The Culinary Codex will be published by Titan Books on December 14, 2021. You can check out your store page here. Good luck, though, even if it makes me an idiot sandwich, I stick with Gordon.