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A New Official ‘Friends’ Cookbook Will Be There For You This Fall


When you think back to your favorite episodes of Friends, chances are you see the gang hanging out in Monica’s kitchen. Now, thanks to a new cookbook coming out this fall, you’ll be able to feel like you’re right there with them as you whip up some of the classic dishes featured in the series. 

We’re talking about the Moist Maker (a sandwich made from Monica’s Thanksgiving leftovers), a fresh take on Phoebe’s grandma’s chocolate chip cookies, “the Joey Special” (AKA two pizzas), and yes, even Rachel’s trifle — though we hope it tastes a lot better in real life than it did in the show.  

As Buzzfeed reports, there have been other cookbooks based on the series in the past, but this is the first one to get an official seal of approval. You might also be surprised by just how many food references there were in the show while you flip through the more than 100 recipes crafted by chef Amanda Yee.  

For example, remember Chandler’s attempt to prove his advertising skills in season nine with a hypothetical pitch for cheese: “Milk You Can Chew”? You’ll find a recipe inspired by that — plus other unforgettable moments, like Joey’s insistence that he “doesn’t share food” after a date casually decides to take a few fries off his plate. He’d definitely be happy to see the spread of “Just for Joey Fries Board” shown below. 

Recipe for "Just For Joey Fries Board" from Official Friends Cookbook

The book is set to be released on September 22 this year (the 26th anniversary of the show’s premiere), but you can go ahead and pre-order Friends: The Official Cookbook ($26.99, Amazon) to make sure it’s delivered to you ASAP.  

The cookbook might also help tide fans over while we wait for the much-anticipated HBO Max reunion special featuring all six members of the original cast. It was set to film earlier this year, but got put on hold due to the pandemic. However, in more good news, David Schwimmer (who played Ross and his hilarious doppelgänger Russ) recently spilled that they might be able to begin filming next month! Here’s hoping we can tune in soon while enjoying a delicious Friends-inspired feast.

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