It’s September 21st! Do you know what day that is? It’s Stephen King’s birthday! We thought it would be fun to celebrate by sharing some of the recipes we’ve created that were inspired by his work! Below is what we have come up with so far but we definitely have plans to add to this list so be sure to check back in the future!
- The Geeks’ Guide to “Doctoring” Fries (Doctor Sleep)- So how did this film inspire french fries? Well, in The Shining Danny tells Dick Hallorann that his favorite food is french fries and ketchup. Since Danny is an adult in Doctor Sleep, we thought it would be fun a put together a guide for “doctoring” up your fries at home.
- Bangor Beer Dogs (Creepshow, 2019)- The inspiration for this recipe comes from one of the shorts in Shudder’s Creepshow series, “Gray Matter”. Without giving away too much of the plot, a “bad” can of beer, implied to carry a mutagen causes a man to slowly transform into an inhuman blob-like abomination that detests light and craves warm beer. We took this and decided to combine beer with a typical convenience store food, hot dogs. The result is a delicious, easy, and mutagen-free main dish that is perfect for a party!
- The Lonesome Cookies of Jordy Verrill (Creepshow)- These cookies are inspired by one of our favorite shorts in the original Creepshow film, “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill”. The short is based on King’s short story “Weeds”. What makes that segment special is Stephen King’s portrayal of Jordy himself.
- Church’s 9th Life Cocktail (Pet Sematary)- Church’s 9th Life was heavily inspired by Maine where the movie takes place. Maine is known for its blueberry season so we figured it would be fun to create a cocktail that uses them. Additionally, we love making bourbon smashes so this drink was a natural fit.
- You’ll Float Too Float (IT: Chapter One)- Our You’ll Float Too Float was inspired by the tagline, “You’ll Float Too”. For that, what’s better than an ice cream float?
- Derry Funnel Cakes (IT: Chapter Two)- With one of the scenes of the film taking place at Derry Canal Days, we figured it would be fun to tackle the carnival food angle. With their powdered sugar and red berry sauces, funnel cakes seemed like a great way to use Pennywise’s color palette.
If these recipes aren’t enough of a way to celebrate, Final Girls Feast has done several episodes on the food in Stephen King films! Give them a listen! Also, over on Spooky Sarah Says there is a list of some of Sarah’s favorite film adaptations. What are your favorite Stephen King books or movies? Let us know in the comment below!