An Official ‘Friends’ Cookbook is Coming, and Monica Geller Would So Approve

published Jul 25, 2020
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An official “Friends” cookbook with famous recipes from the show could soon be yours. “Friends: The Official Cookbook” by Amanda Yee, out on September 22, is available to pre-order now on Amazon for $27. Inspired by the NBC sitcom that followed a group of six friends as they navigate love and love in New York City, “Friends: The Official Cookbook” features more than 70 niche recipes like Joey’s Meatball Sub, Janice’s Oh. My. Gawd Pancakes, The Moist Maker, Rachel’s Trifle, and, of course, Monica’s Friendsgiving Feast—Phoebe’s maternity pants and a Brad Pitt cameo not included.

Each appetizer, main course, dessert, and drink recipe also includes a blurb about which “Friends” episode it derives from. For Joey’s Meatball Sub, for example, the recipe that requires ground pork and beef, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese is featured in Season 5, Episode 20, “The One With the Ride-Along.” When Joey, Ross, and Chandler go on a ride-along with Phoebe’s cop boyfriend, the boys mistake the sound of a car backfiring as gunshots, prompting Joey to instinctively reach for his meatball sub. 

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Then, in Janice’s Oh. My. Gawd Pancakes (a nod to her signature phrase), the recipe that requires cinnamon, lemon zest, and ricotta is featured in Season 3, Episode 1, “The One With the Princess Leia Fantasy.” After Chandler realizes that Janice is his soulmate, she makes him some pancakes. Then there’s the Moist Maker, a reference to Ross’ leftover Thanksgiving sandwich. The recipe with turkey, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry sauce is featured in Season 5, Episode 9, “The One With Ross’ Sandwich,” in which Ross’ boss eats his sandwich—and then throws some of it away. 

As for Rachel’s Trifle and Monica’s Friendsgiving Feast, these recipes are pretty self explanatory. Given its September debut, Monica’s Friendsgiving Feast and Ross’ Moist Maker would certainly make for ideal Thanksgiving recipes this year. Plus, the recipes come at a variety of levels, so whether “you’re a seasoned chef like Monica Geller, just starting a catering business like Phoebe Buffay, or a regular old food enthusiast like Joey Tribbiani,” the recipes will be there for you.