Barb is not coming back and Stranger Things fans need to accept that (at least in the TV world). However, in the culinary world it is possible to resurrect and recreate anything if you have the right ingredients, skills and equipment.
Heavily influenced probably by the delicious cannibal recipes found in the series Hannibal, the folks over at Stranger Things have created some scary looking equivalents for those whose miss Barb and want more Demogorgons in their life for Halloween.
The first is a French Onion Soup inspired creation that reproduces Barb in all her Upside Down ickiness. Perfect Netflix creature feature accompaniments are string cheese and ultra-drippy nachos dosed with copious amounts of stretchy Velveeta.
Watch the video below to find out how to make it:
The recipe calls for a bread face relief of poor Barbara Holland to acts as a companion for the onions and monstrous amounts of Gruyere cheese, creating a soup that not only swims around, but innocently looks at you while you eat it. As Rachel Ray would say, "Yummo!"
The second recipe makes a demogorgon pie. No actual humans were harmed or required to make this pie and you don't need Eleven to fight it off. Although, you might need some Pepto-Bismol and Tums in case your stomach decides to go "Upside Down."
The video can be seen below:
The demogorgon pie is a pumpkin-cherry-blackberry conglomeration that uses almond slivers to form the teeth and extra shaped pieces of pie crust to form the monstrous jaws.
Either recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with that Stranger Things crowd that has gathered at your house for Halloween.
For those Hannibal fans, there is a Feeding Hannibal cookbook coming out later this fall that features all the recipes that were shown on the show that didn't require human parts to make. Bon appétit!
If you loved these recipe videos, then you'll appreciate a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making the effects on Stranger Things come to life:
What is your favorite TV or movie-inspired recipe?