7 Best Cannabis Cookbooks for the Ganja Gourmet Chef

Jacob July 14, 2020 0 comments

Join a cannabis culinary movement with the best cannabis cookbooks.

Legalization is growing around the world and it’s turning the blandest of taste buds into canna-curious connosuirs. Now, with more cannabis options than ever, the DIY cannabis chef can have a super-stocked edibles kitchen. Fresh and healthy ingredients await the addition of CBD oil, cannasugar, cannabutter, cannabis powder (to name a few), and dried flower of every strain imaginable! Obviously, the only thing missing is access to the best cannabis cookbooks.

Unquestionably, we’ve got a favorite, which we’ll reveal in a moment, but, our staff rounded up the rest. We’ve taste-tested the top recipes and made a complete list of the seven best cannabis cookbooks.

But wait! Did you know that one of the very first cannabis cookbooks was published in 1967? Undoubtedly, that’s long after prohibition started, so it makes you wonder about the underground cannabis movement. Well, ever since, medical cannabis patient and cannabis chefs have dabbled in creating the finest and the sweetest in medicated goodness.

And now, the herb enjoys prominent place in high-end restaurants and online edibles references. Today, it takes the spotlight in your cannabis kitchen. Surprisingly, there is no shortage of cannabis cookbooks and ‘edibles tips’ articles. But until you can sort the best, you’re wasting your time. Besides, the very best cannabis cookbook was only just published. It takes time to hone culinary skill and perfect the art of the edibles kitchen, this has been worth the wait.

How We Rate the Best Cannabis Cookbooks

Variety: top rated cannabis cookbooks have a mix of recipes from cannabis beverages to sweet treats plus savory fare and a few surprises.

Easy to Follow: steps are clear and pictures help guide the way. Measurements are clearly indicated and recipes for base ingredients are provided.

Creative: recipes have a flare and give a unique, palette-friendly experience. The top rated are true crowd-pleasers.

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Canna-Chef Rating: a gold standard rating from cannabis chefs

Our Top Picked Best Cannabis Cookbooks Currently Available:

1. Cannabis Cookbook by Cannadish

 

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Cannadish Cookbook was by far our favorite. The Cannadish Cookbook educates readers on how to create delicious weed edibles with 50+ recipes and easy-to-follow ‘how-to’ for patients and cannabis enthusiasts. Further, this practical cookbook takes edibles to a whole new level with nine different cannabis infusions. It creates this VIP tour of cannabis land – from ‘how to make’ cannabutter, THC powder, cannabis sugar and many more. Additionally, it also shows how to make FECO (medical cannabis oil) and how to incorporate into recipes. This one was recently published after years of  perfecting the recipes. Basically, we ‘highly’ recommend this cannabis cookbook.

Score:

  • Variety: 7/7
  • Easy to Follow: 7/7
  • Creative: 7/7
Canna Chef-Rating: 7/7

Click here to get the Cannadish Cookbook

 

2. Edibles by Stephanie Hua

 

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Author Stephanie Hua is the owner of Mellows – a gourmet cannabis infused marshmallow. Her cookbook, Edibles, offers readers a collection of tasty, bite-sized recipes that bakers can easily enjoy and create at home. Its pages host over thirty unique recipes, including Spiced Superfood Truffles and Strawberry Jam Pavlovas. Learn how to use cannabutter, honey, and infused maple syrup in sweet ways you never dreamt of. Yum!

This cookbook has a focus on the science of cannabis, while giving both newbies and cannabis connoisseurs access to a safe and absolutely heavenly edibles experience.

Score:

  • Variety: 6/7
  • Easy to Follow: 7/7
  • Creative: 7/7
Canna Chef-Rating: 7/7

Click here to get the Edibles Cookbook

 

3. Cooking With Herb – Cedella Marley

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The iconic Reggae legend Bob Marley’s had a daughter and her name is Cedella Marley. She is now the author of this must-add to your cannabis collection: Cooking With Herb. It’s so much more than a collection of recipes. This is a lifestyle book reflecting the Marley Natural brand and its holistic, clean-living, philosophy.

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Marley educates readers on the questions they should ask at dispensaries, offers insights on today’s more potent weed, demystifies the process behind controlling the dosage of cannabis in edibles, and shares a collection of more than seventy-five Caribbean-inflected, canna-boosted recipes.

Score: 

  • Variety: 6/7
  • Easy to Follow: 7/7
  • Creative: 6/7
Canna-Chef Rating: 6/7 

Click here to get Cooking With Herb

 

4. Cannabis Cuisine by Andrea Drummer

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Author, Andrea Drummer, is a former contestant on Netflix’s “Cooking on High,” and “World-Class Marijuana Chef.” This is her debut cannabis cookbook and it examines the art of adding cannabis as an ingredient. It reveals the magic of the art and chemistry of cooking with cannabis, and, like a fine wine, cannabis is intended to be paired according to its unique flavor profile.

Cannabis Cuisine is such more than a pot cookbook as it elevates cannabis to fine dining. Never before have cannabis recipes been presented like this. From the comforts of southern kitchens to the upscale stoves of Michelin star restaurants, each recipe is carefully crafted to elevate both the dish and the cook.

Score:

  • Variety: 6/7
  • Easy to Follow: 6/7
  • Creative: 6/7
Canna Chef-Rating: 6/7 

Click here to get Cannabis Cuisine

 

5. Bong Appetit – by the editors of “Munchies”

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To master the art of cooking with weed, Bong Appetit’s Cookbook delivers recipes to a new ganja-generation interested in making serious and sophisticated food – with weed. A spinoff of the Viceland TV Series, the cookbook breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis. It then offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri and cannabis brownie sundaes.

Score:

  • Variety: 6/7
  • Easy to Follow: 7/7
  • Creative: 6/7
Canna Chef-Rating: 6/7 

Click here to get Bong Appetit

 

6. The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook – by Robin Griggs Lawrence

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This one covers every meal from brunch to late-night cocktails and snacks. There are more than one hundred fully-tested recipes from experienced professional chefs. The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook guides readers through the process of making fresh, tasty, and healthy home-cooked meals using cannabis as the main ingredient.

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Recipes include: sides, snacks, cocktails, and fabulous entrées. In this cookbook you’ll enjoy tips for trimming, processing, storing, and preserving cannabis. Importantly, there’s also a “buyer’s guide” that sheds light on the many varieties of cannabis and its flavor profiles and tastes.

Score:

  • Variety: 6/7
  • Easy to Follow: 6/7
  • Creative: 6/7
Canna-Chef Rating: 6/7 

Click here to get The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook

 

7. The 420 Gourmet

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As the go-to Guru for Ganja for Celebs, in The 420 Gourmet “JeffThe420Chef” combines his fun-loving approach to cooking with practical information about cannabis. Further, the book includes specific guidelines for safe dosing (along with a comprehensive dosage calculator). He also summarizes principal strains and their typical effects, including detailing the herb’s medical and recreational benefits.

Jeff includes step-by-step process for his signature “light-tasting” canna-butter and canna-oils, plus reveals the secrets behind his outrageously delicious and truly unique recipes. Once you create these staple ingredients yourself, it is easy to incorporate cannabis into everyday dishes—the “pot-sibilities” are endless!

Score:

  • Variety: 5/7
  • Easy to Follow: 6/7
  • Creative: 5/7
Canna-Chef Rating: 5/7 

 

Click here to get 420 Gourmet

So there you have it! Start from the top and work your way down the list – into becoming an edibles pro in the kitchen.

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