Progressive legislative moves for cannabis lead to positive changes for people both within and outside of the cannabis community. Along with access to broader medical treatment and the ability to conduct more scientific research on the plant’s capabilities, legislation also brings curiosity and creativity to cannabis products. Edibles have long since existed as both a recreational and medicinal method of consumption. Popular streaming service Netflix and the VICELAND network now offer different versions of cannabis culinary shows. For the chefs at home who are thinking of diving into the kitchen with cannabis, there are more than a few cookbooks to provide guidance along the way. From desserts and drinks to full course meals, these latest publications can help perfect and create delicious edibles to “wow” any dinner guest.
Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen
Author: Stephanie Hua
Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen offers snacks on top of snacks for readers with a sweet tooth. This collection of bite-sized desserts promises to go, “boldly beyond pot brownies” by delivering low-dose treats in a variety of ways. Author and creator, Stephanie Hua, also is the founder of Mellows™, gourmet cannabis-infused marshmallows. With the collaboration of Coreen Carroll, the two embarked on the mission to whip up recipes for every skill level. Veterans of the culinary art and newbies to the kitchen can enjoy desserts that are quick to make or have a go at recipes that require more attention to detail. Within the pages of Small Bites readers will find recipes to Spiced Superfood Truffles, Strawberry Jam Pavlovas and many more flavorful creations. Hua incorporates either cannabutter or oils in each recipe, providing thorough descriptions on dosage and portioning information. Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen hits shelves Nov. 6, giving you just enough time to practice a few recipes to impress guests for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed
Author: Editors of MUNCHIES
Based on the popular VICELAND television show of the same name, Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed packs in flavorful dishes to showcase the complexity and art involved in creating cannabis-infused foods. Fans of the VICELAND series will be happy to know they can now bring the adventurous nature of the show to the counters of their own kitchen. Readers can expect to shift their own cooking skills into high-gear with the 65 different recipes ranging from cocktails to entrées. The creators of the Bong Appétit cookbook also take the time to break down the science of infusing cannabis into various ingredients such as oils, butters and even alcohol! The cookbook pulls for the expertise and knowledge of Bong Appétit hosts Vanessa Lavorato and Ry Prichard, as well as Elise McDonough, a specialist in the art of edibles.
Marijuana Stoner Chef Cookbook: A Beginners Guide to Simple, Easy and Healthy Cannabis Recipes
Author: Rina S. Gritton
Rina S. Gritton promises to supply recipes with the reader’s health in mind. Marijuana Stoner Chef Cookbook: A Beginners Guide to Simple, Easy and Healthy Cannabis Recipes walks through the processes of preparing infused teas, coffees and cocktails, along with a handful of meals and snacks. “There is something for every occasion in this book the recipes are quite easy to follow,” Gritton shares in the opening pages. The book works as a user-friendly guide to set the foundational building blocks for navigating the kitchen with cannabis. Along with teaching how to craft edible cuisines, Marijuana Stoner Chef Cookbook gives at-home chefs an understanding of what cannabis is, how to better one’s health by consuming it and the best methods to cook with it! At the completion of a few recipes, anyone who may have had hesitations about cannabis-infused cooking will find themselves more comfortable and confident in their cooking skills.
The Perfect Marijuana Recipes Guide: Active Ingredient in Weed
Author: Perry Anderson
In its introduction, The Perfect Marijuana Recipes Guide offers a rundown on medical cannabis for those who may be unfamiliar with its benefits along with several conditions that are treated with cannabis. The beginner-friendly book encourages first-timers and eases the reader into preparing several dishes. “This cookbook was designed to help individuals like yourself learn how to effectively mix great good with high quality marijuana,” the opening paragraph states. The step-by-step guide helps lay the groundwork for key terms and common ingredients involved with making edibles. Readers can find several main dish recipes along with instructions for drinks, snacks and cannabutter. Written by Perry Anderson, The Perfect Marijuana Recipes Guide is the perfect entrance into the world of cannabis-infused cuisine.
Let’s Get High. 25 Awesome Cannabis Recipes to Try
Author: Karen Ray
Author Karen Ray has several cookbooks on the market that cover all types of dining from meal preps to appetizers. Her latest project, Let’s Get High. 25 Awesome Cannabis Recipes to Try takes on cannabis-infused meals to celebrate the rise in popularity of the plant’s presence in the kitchen. “The purpose of the book is to show creativity and effectiveness within the art of cooking cannabis-infused foods,” Ray explains at the start of the book. The breakfast section of the book is packed with waffles, muffins, bacon and more with many of the preparation times taking 20 minutes or less. Ray’s main dishes range from soup to chicken wings, but the bulk of her 25-recipe-book consists of tasty snacks and delectable desserts. Those looking for a healthier snack option might consider her spin on a cannabis-infused salad, while others craving something sweet might consider the Banacannasplit Delight. The quick and simple cookbook will match perfectly for those hoping to create big tastes without a lot of the headache.
The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for the Sweet and Savory
Author: Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard serves readers more than the average cooking guide by providing information on the history of medical cannabis, a dosing guide, special equipment, safety and 60 cannabis-infused recipes. The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for the Sweet and Savory covers a wide range of meals with potency levels available for each and every recipe. Sicard hits every mark on the menu with categories on staple items for cannabis cooking, breakfast, soups and salads, main entrées, snacks and desserts. Anyone looking for a diverse collection of foods to prepare should look no further than The Easy Cannabis Cookbook. Learn how to craft cannabis vinaigrette, cannabis syrup, caramel dip, shrimp creole, chicken curry and so much more. Take a peek at the cannabis timeline that appears at the bottom of the pages for a quick history lesson while perfecting your culinary skills. Many of the recipes also include tips and tricks for easier preparation and storing methods.