AKI BERRY & MEG CHANO at Books Inc. Alameda

Author image of Aki Berry and Meg Chano and cover photo of The Unofficial Ted Lasso Cookbook

Books Inc. at Alameda is thrilled to host local authors Aki Berry and Meg Chano for a delicious celebration of their new book The Unofficial Ted Lasso Cookbook!

Inspired by the beloved, Emmy Award–winning TV show Ted Lasso, a collection of 50 recipes, quotes, and other Easter eggs for anyone who knows that Football is Life!

Keep calm and carry on, The Unofficial Ted Lasso Cookbook is here. Perfect for fans in need of “sweet treats to numb the sting of defeat,” or those who agree that tea tastes like “hot brown water,” this collection of 50 recipes will warm hearts and fill stomachs.

Featuring delicious dishes from every corner of the Lassoverse, like:

  • “Be the Goldfish” Trail Mix
  • Kansas City-style Pulled Pork
  • Sam Obisanya’s Jollof Rice
  • English Pub Style Fish and Chips
  • Rebecca Welton’s Boss Bitch Cocktail
  • BELIEVE Cupcake Sheet
  • And of course, Ted’s signature biscuits (along with instructions to DIY the iconic pink biscuit box)

With recipes for every occasion—from afternoon tea parties to AFC Richmond tailgates—plus creative watch party ideas, quotes, and stories, this cookbook will allow readers to recreate the quirky, high-spirited world of Ted Lasso, and welcome its infectious optimism into their very own kitchens.


Aki Berry grew up in Texas with a Japanese mom and Colorado-cowboy dad. This instilled in her a unique perspective on cross-cultures and identity and it exposed her to a variety of vastly different foods. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in the History of Art and Visual Cultures, Aki embarked on several trips -- to India, Japan, Czechia, Poland and Central America -- exploring how culture affects art and art affects culture, and creating itineraries which revolve around local food.  She now lives in Northern California with her husband and three boys, juggling children, cooking, writing, and chaos. Aki loves being a soccer mom, but her oldest son has insisted that she's a futbol mom! She has 18 chickens, two cats, an alligator lizard, and her goldendoodle named Roo. She prefers her marshmallows burnt and her bananas green.

Meg Chano is a cookbook author and photographer with a passion for diverse cuisines and a knack for engineering. Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, she learned the secrets of cooking from her mom, grandmother and aunt, the latter two being licensed chefs in Japan. Meg embarked on a solo journey to the United States after high school and pursued a degree in electrical engineering and mathematics at the University of Arizona. She has had a diverse career, with experience in engineering, marketing, video and photography, and graphic design. Meg lives in the Greater Sacramento area with her husband and kids, balancing work and hobbies. She is always eager to try new dishes and learn about the different cultures that inspired them.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501
The Unofficial Ted Lasso Cookbook: From Biscuits to BBQ, 50 Recipes Inspired by TV's Most Lovable Football Team By Aki Berry, Meg Chano Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063325920
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Published: Harvest - November 14th, 2023