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Review by C.J. Bunce

For most people making a hamburger, all you need to do is look to the McDonald’s basic menu to see what they’re probably grilling at home.  Bun, burger, ketchup, mustard or mayo, onions and/or pickles, lettuce and cheese.  The folks behind the Emmy Award-winning animated series Bob’s Burgers are trying to kick your routine up a notch with a new set of recipe cards spinning out of their successful book, The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers.  Series creator and producer Loren Bouchard has joined Cole Bowden, the guy behind the fansite The Bob’s Burger Experiment, to pull together a box set of burger recipes highlighting several of the joke burgers featured in the series in, The Bob’s Burgers Recipe Box: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers.

The box includes 35 recipes, each featuring a comedy burger variety Bob Belcher has featured as a “Burger of the Day” on the series, reference to the episode it was used in, a detailed recipe, and that familiar art style from the show.  The surprise?  The combinations of flavors throughout the recipe cards are legitimate–these are kind of ingredient combinations you’d find an iron chef putting together on the Food Network.  They’ve also included five bonus cards with Bob’s Burgers animation artwork on one-side and a blank side to catalog your own recipes for yourself or future generations of eaters.

Recipes include the “The Six Scallion Dollar Man Burger,” the “Onion-tended Consequences Burger,” “Chèvre Which Way But Loose Burger,” “Onion Ring Around the Rosemary Burger,” the “It’s Fun to Eat at the Rye MCA Burger,” and dozens more.   And for those who really don’t know what they’re doing, Bowden has included a starter card on how to begin.

So which burger did I try first?

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Two new project books may give Daffy Duck’s “Pipe Full of Fun Kit #7” a run for its money for Bob’s Burgers’ fans.  Next month coming to a bookstore near you will be The Official Bob’s Burgers Sticker Book and The Official Bob’s Burgers Guided Journal, following up on Universe Publishing’s successful The Official Bob’s Burgers Coloring Book.  You can usually tell when the people behind a fan-favorite property are the same people who create the tie-ins made for the fans.  That’s the case with these two new books.  Frequently ranked as one of the greatest TV cartoons of all time, Bob’s Burgers recounts the exploits of a family trying to run a burger joint.  This summer Fox renewed Bob’s Burgers for its ninth season.  And Bob’s Burgers is slated to come to theaters, as a film adaptation is in the works for release in 2020.

In The Official Bob’s Burgers Sticker Book, you can expect to find plenty of views of the restaurant and Bob, Linda, and their kids Tina, Gene, and Louise.  You can combine images of their key “accessories” and put your own burger special up on the chalkboard.  You can even invent and name your own custom burgers (you know you want to).  You get 29 pages of stickers in all in a 5×7″ format book.

The Official Bob’s Burgers Guided Journal is not your typical lined journal with only the title of the show on the cover.  It has the potential to be a load of laughs.  First, it’s full of 100 border images of main characters, joke images, and familiar environmental details, a different one appearing every two to four pages in its 5×7″ format.  A cross between a book of writer’s prompts and Mad Libs, its 176 pages also include 58 prompt ideas.  If you don’t want to just use the book as a standard writing journal, take up one or more of the prompts to get your writing going, like “The Person I’d Most Like To Glue To A Toilet And Why, Is…”, “In My Fantasy Where A Cow Kisses Me, This Is What I Say To It First…”, “If I Were A Terrible School Guidance Counselor, My Therapy Dolls Would Be Named…”, and “If I Had a Crazy Fever Dream, These Are The Toys I’d Want To Show Up to Fight And/or Go On An Adventure With.”

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