Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1

Rutabaga The Adventure Chef


A fantasy graphic novel series follows an "adventure chef" named Rutabaga, who travels to a fantasy land to find bizarre ingredients to cook in his enchanted cauldron. The books will include pages straight out of Rutabaga's cookbooks, with recipes that readers can make at home.  (Summary and book cover courtesy of

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of the publisher.

Release Date: March 2015


This book is hilariously awesome.  Rather than following a typical adventure-seeker, Rutabaga is an “adventure chef”.  He travels high and low searching for unique ingredients, which often plops him in the middle of real adventure itself!  I will absolutely be following up on some of Rutabaga’s future trips.

Throughout the book, Rutabaga’s recipes are listed as if in a real cookbook.  This is a fun and unusual aspect of the book that changed it up and kept it interesting.  As a bonus for young readers, there are some unique recipes in the back of the book from items you could find at a typical grocery store (no adventuring required!).  This would be a great way to get young readers interested in cooking.  Highly recommended!

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? Middle grade and cooking fiends!