Looking for the perfect holiday gift? We’ve hand-picked, tested, and tried some of the hottest cannabis cookbooks out there to roundup a list for you. And, there’s something for everyone.
Read on to discover our coveted cannabis cookbooks.
For the foodie
The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine
The foodie’s guide to cannabis: a smart, sophisticated, and beautifully illustrated cookbook for at-home chefs wanting to safely create and experience their own edibles.
JeffThe420Chef (aka the Julia Child of Weed) is revolutionizing the world of edibles. He first began cooking with cannabis to help a close friend’s mother manage the pain, nausea, and discomfort from her cancer treatments. Over time, he developed a specific process that effectively neutralizes the smell and taste of cannabis when infusing it into butters and oils, leading to a new understanding of edibles and their potential for medicinal use. From brunch and small plates to salads and gourmet dinners—and featuring gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and kosher options—The 420 Gourmet elevates the edible experience
For the baker
Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen
Bring a new herb into your kitchen with this tasty unique collection of recipes for bite-sized, low-dose sweet and savory cannabis edibles. This cookbook ventures boldly beyond pot brownies with delicious and unique baked confections as well as innovative savory treats. Designed for bakers and cooks of all skill levels, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen includes simple recipes like spiced superfood truffles and roasted beet hummus, alongside more advanced recipes like artisanal marshmallows and Gruyére & green garlic gougéres—all brought to life with vibrant photography. Complete with instructions for creating master ingredients such as canna butters, oils, honey, and maple syrup, as well as information on dosage and portions and the science of cannabis, this book gives cannabis newbies and connoisseurs alike the info they need to create an easy, safe, and delicious edibles experience.
For the beginner
The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook
This first-ever cookbook from High Times magazine-the world’s most trusted name when it comes to getting stoned-is the deliciously definitive guide to cannabis-infused cooking. Easy, accessible recipes and advice demystify the experience of cooking with grass and offer a cornucopia of irie appetizers and entrees, stoner sweets, cannabis cocktails, and high-holiday feasts for any occasion, from Time Warp Tamales and Sativa Shrimp Spring Rolls to Pico de Ganja Nachos and Pineapple Express Upside-Down Cake. Delectable color photos and recipes inspired by stoner celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Cheech and Chong, and Willie Nelson will spark the interest of experienced cannabis cooks and budding” chefs, whether they’re looking for the perfect midnight munchie or just to take dinner to a higher level.
For the experienced chef
Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed
Inspired by the popular MUNCHIES and Viceland television series, Bong Appétit is the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food—with weed. Bong Appétit breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis, and offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri to weed brownie sundaes. Along the way, the book hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from MUNCHIES vast network of friends and experts, including “Bong Appétit” stars Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato.
Vice has an amazing sampling of some of their recipes you can sample here.
Bonus: Check out these vintage cannabis-themed cookbooks, for a super fun throwback.