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Ticket to Ride Official Cookbook Review

I received a free copy of the Ticket to Ride Official Cookbook for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.

Ticket to Ride Official Cookbook Review: A Culinary Adventure Inspired by the Board Game!

Embark on a culinary journey inspired by the popular board game Ticket to Ride with the official Ticket to Ride cookbook. Dive into a world of delicious recipes themed around the cities and regions featured in the game. Join me as I explore the pages of this cookbook and share my thoughts on the mouthwatering dishes it has to offer!

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All Aboard the Flavor Express: A Journey Through the Ticket to Ride Cookbook!

When I first heard about the Ticket to Ride Official Cookbook, I was thrilled. I mean, who wouldn’t want to explore the culinary world inspired by one of the best board games out there? As a fan of the game, I was eager to dive into this official cookbook and see what it had to offer.

First Impressions: A Feast for the Eyes

Upon receiving the cookbook, I was immediately impressed by the print quality. The hardcover, full-color pages are adorned with themed Ticket to Ride graphics and mouthwatering food photography. The images feature the game’s iconic pieces and trains, making it a perfect addition to any board game lover’s collection.

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A Culinary Adventure Across North America

The Ticket to Ride cookbook is structured into 15 sections, mirroring destination tickets from the game. These sections lead players through routes encompassing various cities across the United States and Canada. Each section represents a dining car menu, offering an appetizer, a side dish, a main course, a dessert, and a (non-alcoholic or alcoholic) cocktail inspired by the corresponding cities.

The cookbook features over 75 recipes, each inspired by cities and regions found in the Ticket to Ride game. From New Orleans to Montreal to Washington, DC, there’s a diverse range of dishes to explore. Imagine hosting a themed party with recipes like Shrimp Po’ Boy, Texas-Style Brisket, and Poutine from Montreal. Each region in the book offers a full menu, including appetizers, main dishes, sides, desserts, and drinks, making it perfect for multiple game nights or a themed tournament.

A Word of Caution: Time and Substitutions

While the recipes are enticing, it’s important to note that some of them require making bread dough from scratch, which can be time-consuming. Additionally, there are no gluten-free or dairy-free options provided, so you’ll need to make substitutions if needed.

ticket to ride sopapillas and honey

Perfect for Gamers and Foodies Alike

I believe this cookbook is a must-have for hardcore gamers or anyone looking to add a fun twist to their game nights. The variety of teachable recipes, themed menus  and full-color images make it a unique and exciting addition to any kitchen. Plus, at $29.95, it’s a great gift for the tabletop gamer or foodie in your life.

ticket to ride caesar cocktail

Conclusion: A Delicious Surprise

Overall, the Ticket to Ride Official Cookbook is a delightful surprise. With its beautiful photography and wide range of recipes, it’s sure to make your next game night a tasty success. Preorder your copy now and get ready to embark on a culinary journey through North America!

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About Ticket to Ride: A Classic Board Game

“Ticket to Ride” is a beloved board game crafted by the ingenious mind of Alan R. Moon and brought to life by Days of Wonder. This classic game made its debut in 2004 and has since captured the hearts of board game enthusiasts worldwide. Ideal for 2 to 5 players aged 8 and above, “Ticket to Ride” offers an engaging and strategic gameplay experience.

In “Ticket to Ride,” players embark on a thrilling journey to collect train cards and claim railway routes across various countries or regions, including the United States, Europe, or Asia. By connecting cities with their train routes, players accumulate points, with longer routes yielding higher rewards. Additionally, players receive destination tickets that outline specific routes they must complete to earn additional points.

ticket to ride game

Renowned for its straightforward rules and strategic depth, “Ticket to Ride” strikes the perfect balance, appealing to both casual players and seasoned gamers alike. Its accolades include the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award in 2004, cementing its status as a timeless favorite.

Since its inception, “Ticket to Ride” has evolved to include numerous standalone versions set in various regions and countries. Additionally, a plethora of expansions has been introduced, introducing new maps, rules, and gameplay elements. This versatility has earned “Ticket to Ride” a reputation as one of the premier gateway games, ideal for introducing newcomers to the exciting world of modern board gaming.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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