The Official Friends Cookbook is Here and We Can't Keep Calm

The Official Friends Cookbook is Here and We Can't Keep Calm
The first ever episode of the show aired on 22 September 1994, Photo Credit: Mariia Illiashevych /

So what if you can’t drink coffee at Central Perk? Check out this cookbook that will carry 70 recipes from our favourite ‘90s sitcom

Vishnu Mohan
August 08 , 2020
04 Min Read

How you doin’? I don’t know about you but I always wanted to try Joey’s line. Well, there’s no trying anytime soon, staying at home socially distanced from coffee shops.

However, there are some other things of Joey that we could try out, like the meatball sub he clearly found worth saving more than Chandler's life. Remember that episode? Put on your Thanksgiving pants that “give” and get ready for The Friend’s cookbook that will carry recipes from everyone’s favourite sitcom. It's releasing next month.


The book will have 176 pages and will feature 70 recipes, yes you read that right 70. It will include original recipes of everything our favourite bunch ate, from 'Just for Joey Fries' to Chandler’s 'Milk You Can Chew', and Janice’s 'Oh. My. Gawd' pancakes. For all of us who tried our hands in the kitchen during the lockdown, this is going to be that one good thing about 2020.

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The cookbook is due to be released on September 22 by publishers Simon & Schuster. It will be the first official one (unlike the many unofficial versions that came out in the past), with even a sign-off from Warner Bros.

And we are just dying to try finding out what went into Rachel Green’s infamous trifle and what it tasted like. Ross said it tasted like feet, but remember Joey's priceless reaction? "What's not to like? Custard: good. Jam: good. Meat: good!".

We are also looking forward to Ross’ “moist maker” sandwich that made him go ‘mental’.

The book written by author and chef, Amanda Yee, promises us a taste of them all.

The cookbook will also recommend an episode to watch while you eat the dish you made. A great way to spend your time at home.

If you can’t wait till September 22 to taste these dishes, get your pans and gloves ready and keep your kitchen clean – and we mean “Monica clean”. The book’s publishers have released a sneak peek so can start whipping up a few dishes.

If you still think that the cookbook will lack taste, think again. The list of early released recipes includes Phoebe Buffay’s grandmother’s secret cookie recipe. Yes, the Nestlé Toll House chocolate chip bag and Monica’s one good recipe out of the multiple batches she baked to recreate the cookie. Let’s hope the Thanksgiving yams that Will (aka Brad Pitt) couldn’t resist will find its place on the book. 

Fans have been asking for a reunion for years now, ever since the show went off air in 2004. The cast had said they may regroup and do one episode this year, but it will be further delayed due to the pandemic.

So, even while it may not seem like your year, this cookbook may give the loyal fan in you some comfort and nostalgia to hang on to.

You can pre-order the book now on Amazon while you dig in on a Joey special of Two Pizzas while listening to Smelly Cat on the stereo. Keep calm and hope that Chandler and Rachel’s beloved Mama’s Little Bakery cheesecake really makes the book worthy of the wait.

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