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The Star Trek universe has many displays or references to some exotic and interesting foods from alien cultures.

Some interesting examples include:

And who can forget classics like...

Are there any resources, online or otherwise, which have recipes for real-world versions of some of the alien dishes featured in the Star Trek universe? I'm especially interested in production notes describing how the dishes were prepared for use on-stage, but fan-created or official derivative recipe books would be good to see as well.

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    If there is one site I didn't expect this one to overlap with, it'd be Seasoned Advice. Great :)
    – bitmask
    Sep 24, 2012 at 3:16
  • I see TOS and VOY covered in two answers here. Any chance there's books for TNG & DS9?
    – Iszi
    Sep 24, 2012 at 13:07

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There's the:

Official Star Trek Cooking Manual

The author's name -- and this is no joke -- is actually Piccard.

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My wife has cooked some of the recipes from the Star Trek Cookbook. Sisko's chicken is pretty good.

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  • It's Sisko, not Sisqo. Benjamin Sisko was a Starfleet captain in the 24th century, and most well known for being commander of Deep Space 9 among other things. Sisqo was a rapper in the 20th & 21st centuries, and is most well known for his Thong Song among other things. FTFY
    – Iszi
    Sep 24, 2012 at 17:03
  • @Iszi - LOL. Thank you. I suppose you'll be telling me Dark Vader's laser sword isn't red next. ;-) (My kid goes nuts when I say that to him. "It's DARTH Vader's LIGHTBABER!, Dad!!!") Sep 24, 2012 at 22:25
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The Star Trek Cooking Manual is described as:

The recipes are generally for Terran ethnic food, albeit in some cases tweaked a bit to suggest non-Terran cultures.

The Klingon section is quite different from Klingon cuisine as presented in canonical sources; it also includes a description (but not a recipe) for a gelatin dish with bits of exceptionally pungent cheese floating in it, covered with a sauce described as resembling mint-flavored milk of magnesia.

The Star Trek Cookbook has the following description:

The favorite foods of characters from every Star Trek series and movie are here, all adapted for easy use in twentieth-century kitchens. The Star Trek Cookbook also features a complete guide for whipping up all the drinks served at Quark's.

These are the only two official cookbooks relating to the Star Trek universe.

There are a number of one-off receipes on the internet for people who invented their own versions for the more popular foods mentioned on the show, particularly Klingon. Here are a few examples:

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  • Is there any particular reference you're using to state that the Star Trek Cookbook and Cooking Manual are the only two official ones, or is this just by reasonable inference from a thorough search? I'd be a bit disappointed if there wasn't a book for the TNG era.
    – Iszi
    Sep 24, 2012 at 16:23
  • And, holey smokes... a GeoCities page? I didn't even realize they were still around!
    – Iszi
    Sep 24, 2012 at 16:26
  • Fourteen recipes for Bloodwine at that drinks page - wow! Great resources, here!
    – Iszi
    Sep 24, 2012 at 16:30
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    @Iszi Looking through various book retailers those are the only two that ever come up. Additionally Memory-Alpha doesn't have any others listed (and they would know). en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Category:Reference_books Sep 24, 2012 at 16:53
  • @Iszi In 2009 Yahoo shutdown geocities, but I guess there is a geocities.ws project to save all those precious webpages. Sep 24, 2012 at 16:55
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There are some people on Youtube called Feastoffiction. They make food mentioned in various tv shows, books and movies, and seem to lean towards science fiction & fantasy themes. They take suggestions from viewers, so you might be able to ask them to do a recipe for you. They film themselves making the food so it's really easy to do yourself.

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