Everybody has their own rituals when it comes to enjoying cannabis. Sometimes you need to be around the right people at the right time and place to enjoy it. Some like to be adventurous and explore nature. Some might prefer to sit in and enjoy their favorite movies or music. There are even preferences on how you choose to ingest it. Some prefer to light one up or some might prefer the slow timed release of marijuana edibles.
Today’s post is for people who prefer the latter. We are going to look at the books that will make you an expert in cannabis cuisines. These books will help you get the most out of your cannabis cooking methods. There is no right way to enjoy products supplemented with this miracle herb. The palette that governs the sense of taste is so vast that you will find something for everyone. These books present all the knowledge that you need to wow your guests, friends, and family with your culinary expertise.
So today we are looking at the best books that demystify the art of how to cook cannabis into delicious and yummy food that will not only satisfy the craving for cannabis but also excite the taste buds.
All the words in this super long title excite us. Who wouldn’t go gung ho about all the sweet items that this title promises. Moreover, the easy to follow promise is kept as its pages are filled with steps that anybody blazed out of their mind can follow. The book covers the absolute basics like the types of cannabis to use, what are THC and CBD, how to extract THC, complete extraction methods, how to calculate a THC dose for recipes, and tips & tricks for cooking with cannabis. It also follows it up with instructions to make cannabis butter, cannabis oil, cannabis flour, and cannabis corn syrup – the basics of all the recipes that follow and the base materials required to craft and experiment anything your mind can think of. A solid book to start your journey down cannabis culinary nirvana.
This one’s claim to fame is that it is the tie-in cookbook to the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appétit. This cannabis cookbook features 65 recipes for sweet and savory dishes as well as cocktails. It contains detailed recipes on the science of infusing oils, butters, milks, and alcohol. You can surely go crazy after you learn the basics and create your own frankenstein recipes. Along with the cooking tips, this book also hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from Munchies’ vast network of friends and experts. GOOP adored this one and said “A solid compendium of cannabis recipes, this cookbook has something for every taste …” We agree Gweneth, we agree.
This is another well rounded offering that does more than offer recipes. Its flower power section gives you the lowdown on 20 popular strains with user-friendly flavor profiles that also detail the THC/CBD content, health benefits, and what effects to expect of each. Its kitchen magic section gives you the basics on cooking with cannabis and make any of your favorite foods special with easy instructions for decarboxylating, infusing butter and oil, and calculating dosing. Its reefer recipes section gives you 50 tasty low-dose recipes of this cannabis cookbook, including appetizers, brownies, cakes, cookies, and more―each labeled with its THC content. The book is also illustrated beautifully to make it super helpful. The authors of this book are a couple that help make cannabis-infused food for the medical marijuana community and help patients understand how to make their own edibles.
The author of this book has a great nickname that we had to share with you. Cheri Sicard, the author, is a professional food writer and recipe developer who has been named by The Daily Beast as the “Martha Stewart of weed.” Previously, her articles and recipes have appeared in publications such High Times, Herb, Civilized, and Cannabis Now. With credentials like that, who are we to doubt the legitimacy of this book? The book offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and benefits of cannabis, a fool-proof guide to finding your perfect dose, and 60 reliable recipes that redefine stoner eats. The goal of this book is to make you a pro at homemade edibles. The stress on medical marijuana recipes means you can really benefit from the recipes in this book if you have any ailment that can be alleviated through marijuana.
Have you ever wondered what a fancy high end eatery would look like if it served marijuana edibles? You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind of restaurant where the portions are smaller than a baby’s breakfast and everything is arranged pretentiously in order to appear contemporary and modern. Well, this is the perfect kind of book who want to indulge in fine dining like that. The author of this book, Stephanie Hua is the founder and chief confectioner behind Mellows, gourmet cannabis-infused marshmallows handcrafted in San Francisco. Pick this one up if you want to upgrade your edible game from the humble pot brownie to something more sophisticated.
So that was our list of the best books on cannabis cooking methods. We hope you found this information useful. We are glad to point you in the right direction. You will discover your new favorite dish somewhere within the pages of these books. You can even mix and match between the recipes to find the perfect combination that appeals to you. The right combination can even become your own family secret that passes down from generation to generation. The possibilities are endless. We are just happy that you started your journey with us.