Valentine's Day

An Official “Parks and Recreation” Galentine’s Day-Themed Cookbook Now Exists, and It’s a Perfect Gift for the Gals

published Jan 18, 2023
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Parks and Recreation: Galentine's Day
Credit: Insight Editions

Only Parks and Recreation’s captivating and upbeat Leslie Knope can turn a fictional sitcom holiday into a globally recognized day of celebration. Fans of the show may recall the first appearance of Galentine’s Day, where Knope explains that, “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style.”

Now, though, the day that was once reserved for Leslie Knope and her inner circle of confidants is shared nationwide amongst women everywhere who want to just “kick it, breakfast-style” on their own. And what better way to celebrate than with the Parks and Recreation: Galentine’s Day: Official Guide to Friendship, Fun and Cocktails guide?

Complete with food and drink recipes, DIY decorations, party activities, and more, this guide will help you pull out all of the stops and celebrate the wonderful women in your life — Pawnee-style.

Available now for purchase, fans of Parks and Recreation can pick up a copy of the guide and plan this year’s Galentine’s Day adventure with cocktails inspired by fan-favorite characters Leslie Knope, Ann Perkins, Donna Meagle, and April Ludgate. And for an even more authentic Parks and Recreation experience, you can also treat yourself and the ladies to a true taste of Indiana with a waffle recipe from Pawnee’s very own JJ’s Diner.

But you don’t have to stop there. If your inner fandom is itching with excitement, be sure to check out the Seriously Good Chili Cookbook created by Brian Baumgartner — aka Kevin Malone from NBC’s The Office. And don’t forget about the Seinfeld cookbook, which is centered around the gang’s favorite meals throughout the run of the show.