This week on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley:

We’re bringing you an encore chock-full of fictional-turned-real recipes and the masterminds behind them in honor of the release of the "Black Panther" sequel.

When authors and directors invite audiences into an imagined world, they know that food can’t be left off the table. And fans are currently feasting on a delicious genre: pop culture cookbooks. Recipes and imaginary narratives combine to bring cuisines from fictional universes to real life. A sprinkling of books from this genre have been around for decades. But in the past few years, demand from fandoms has grown, and publishers are all too willing to satiate their hunger.


Nyanyika Banda, Malawian American chef, writer, entrepreneur, and author of "Marvel’s Black Panther: The Official Wakanda Cookbook." Nyanyika is based in Amherst, Massachusetts.