The Dude and Food and The Big Lebowski Cookbook






The Dude and Food? Yes the Dude likes his food. Actually, along with Bowling, getting “High,” imbibing in his favorite drink The White Russian, driving around, listening to Creedence, Tai Chi, and “A Little Bit of This a Little Bit of That,” food, cooking, and eating is a major part of The Dudes life, when he’s not getting mixed up in faux kidnappings and acting as a courier, Bowling, or having a coffee at the coffee shop with Walter, discussing life, the World, philosophizing, or what not, “What about The Fucking Toe” ??? The Dude likes to cook.

The Dude has amassed quite a nice collection of recipes over the years. He learned how to cook Home Fries from his dad who gave the little Dude some early wisdom when he told his little Jeffrey, “Son every man needs to know how to cook a few good dishes. You gotta be able to cook yourself some Eggs and Potatoes for Breakfast, how to work the barbecue grill and how to cook a Proper Steak.” Dudes mom and granny showed The Young Dude a thing or two as well. Dude got a few recipes from friends after being at parties or what not, liking a particular dish (like Burritos, Tacos, and what not) and asking the host or whoever made the dish for the recipe. Dude clipped out some recipes from newspapers and food-home and garden magazines, and got a bunch of books at garages sales and Flea Markets, just a Quarter a Pop. He scoured through these and came up with a number of good dishes he uses all the time.

The Dude has a spiral note-book where he has written down recipes or taped in clipped recipes from magazines and newspapers. It’s quite an interesting collection, and gives us a little bit more insight into The Dude, his likes and dislikes.

   This collection of The Dudes Recipes, info, and advice on food, and cooking, Life too, and a little bit of Duder philosophy here and there.

This collection of Dudes Recipes, a cookbook, is not set up and written in the normal order that you see most cookbooks written, with appetizers, to start out, then maybe a chapter on soup, followed by main course dishes with fish dishes and recipes leading the way, followed by poultry, then meat, and the cookbook ends with desserts.

The Dude’s Collected Recipes starts out with the most important things first and goes in order of importance with The White Russian being most important and thus the first recipe. There is a handful of Cocktail Recipes and wisdom, then we go into food, starting with some of Dudes favorite, most eaten recipes, like Eggs, Tuna, Chili and related recipes, soups, and on down the line.

Dude wants you to learn first-things-first. Get a handful of recipes and knowledge, build on these, and then learn one or two other things (Dishes), “Taken Her Easy” as the Cowboy Stranger would say. For example, Dude starts out with some basics on cooking Eggs, which are very easy, super quick to prepare, “Tasty,” and cheap too. All major requirements for The Dude, his food, cooking, and the recipes he likes.

So you start out slow, learn the basics, going step-by-step and building on what you learn. You will begin your foundation, making great Home Fries to start, how to make Hard Boiled Eggs, how to Fry an Egg and you’re off to a nice little start. You learn the home fries, fried and scrambled eggs and you can make yourself a plate of potatoes and eggs for breakfast at any time. And once you know how to make yourself some good scrambled and Fried Eggs, then you’ll be able to make a good number of different and varied Egg Sandwiches, like; Ham & Egg, Fried Egg and Cheese, or Ham Egg and Cheese, or whatever. Nothing like a “Tasty” quick and easy Egg Sandwich, they’re not just for breakfast, they make a great lunch, late night snack after Bowling, or anytime of the day, they’re great, and good to know how to make.

When you know how to make hard Boiled Eggs, which is the easiest thing in the world, you can eat them as is or make the laughably simple Egg Salad for tasty and zesty little Egg Salad Sandwiches anytime of the day. Again; quick, easy, tasty, and inexpensive. The Dude likes them, so does Maude, or Maudy, as Knox would say.

 Right after learning about Eggs, you’ll learn about Tuna, canned Tuna, not the fresh stuff. The Dude likes his food fresh, especially fruits and vegetables, all his fish, except of course Tuna, which he likes canned man. Yes he likes everything fresh, with two exceptions, Iced Tea and “Tuna.” When it comes to tuna, it’s gotta be canned. And a can of Tuna for The Dude is a longtime old friend that’s tried and true ever since Dudes College Days and helping to author the Port Horon Statement.

Yes The Dude subsisted and lived on canned Tuna, Spaghetti, and the occasional Burger, and leftover pizza. Dude is quite individualistic, and totally unique, but when it came to college days of smoking a lot of Thai Stick and occupying various administration buildings, in these days, the Dudes-Food and eating habits were much like most college age American males, Burgers, Pizza, and canned Tuna. Canned Tuna, a.k.a. a single guys best-friend, and that includes our hero, The Dude.

Make the Dudes Classic Tuna Salad recipe and the wonderful and satisfying Macaroni & Tuna Salad. It’s awesome and especially refreshing thing to eat during hot summer months, and it’s super economical too.

  After the Tuna, you’ll move on to one of the Dudes most beloved and quite versatile food items, Chili. Chili and all the things you can do with it, like; Chili con Carne, 3-Way Chili, Beef Burritos or Tacos stuffed with Dudes Chili. These are Dudes favorites of all, Tacos and Burritos made with his Chili and a few other ingredients thrown into the assemblage. Once Dude has his Chili, he just serves it in a bowl with all the necessary condiments, like chopped onions, shredded Cheese, and crackers. And The Dude usually grabs himself a nice cold Beer when sitting down to enjoy a bowl of his specially made Cowboy Chili. Yumm!!!!

Excerpted From GOT ANY KAHLUA  The Collected Recipes of The Dude 

by Daniel Zwicke


The Big Lebowski Cookbook

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The DUDES 2nd Favorite Cookbook













What About The FUCKING TOE ???

WALTER : That wasn’t her to Dude.

DUDE :  Whose Toe was it Walter?

WALTER : How the FUCK should I know? I know that nothing about it indicates

DUDE : The Nail Polish Walter!

WALTER : Fine Dude, is it impossible to apply some nail polish to someones toe?

DUDE : Where the fuck are they gonna get a Toe?

WALTER : You want a toe? Hell I can get you a toe Dude .. Beleive me they are ways, 

                      you don’t wanna know Dude ..

DUDE : Yeah but Walter.

WALTER : Hell I can get you a toe by 3 o’clock this afternoon … With nail polish .. Fucking amateurs !!! They send us a toe and expect us to Shit ourselves in fear  ….

DUDE : Walter ????

WALTER : Jesus Christ !

DUDE : Walter 

WALTER : The point is  …

DUDE : Walter? They’re gonna kill her, and then they’re gonna kill me.

WALTER : That’s … That’s just the stress talking man. Now what it seems we have so far is  

                      what appears to me to be a string of victimless crimes.

DUDE : What ABout The FUCKING TOE ???? !!!!!!!

WALTER :  Forget ABout The FUCKING TOE !!!!

by Daniel Zwicke
“FAR OUT MAN”  !!!!
Walter :  “FCUKING NAZIS” !!!
Donny :  “They Were NAZIS DUDE?”


Big Lebowski Monkey Bread Recipe

“Hey Monti!  Com on in. I just made some Monkey Bread.”
Bread? With a name like that, you know it’s gotta be right up ol Duders alley,
“no pun intended.” The Dude has been eating it since childhood. These days, The
Dude likes to whip up a pan of Monkey Bread to have with his morning coffee.
It’s enough to last him about 3 days for breakfast and as a late snack he’ll
just rip a bit off and eat it along with a White Russian. Dude says, the two
make a great food pairing. We agree. This is his mother’s recipe. Enjoy!
½ cup Granulated Sugar, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 packages of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits,
½ cup chopped Walnuts,  ½ cup Raisons
1 cup Brown Sugar,  ¾ cup melted Butter
Grease a Bundt Cake Pan with soft Butter or shortening.
oven to 350 degrees.
Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Cut each biscuit into
4 equal pieces and add to bowl with cinnamon sugar. Mix completely. Add raisons
and walnuts to bowl and mix again.
In a small bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar together.

Place the biscuits into bundt-pan. Pour the brown sugar butter mixture over the
biscuits. Place pan in oven and cook at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Take
out of oven and let cool for 8 minutes before serving.
Ingredients to Make MONKEY BREAD
Pilsbury Grands Biscuits, Butter, Granulated Suagr,
Brown Sugar
And you also need Raisons & Walnuts, not pictured here ..
Hey Fellas, where’s The MONKEY BREAD?



Gets New Cover

The Big Lebowski Cookbook “GOT ANY KAHLUA” Gets a new cover, and it’s a beauty. The old cover was good while it lasted, but the new cover is much more vibrant, and we really like it. The inside of the old book was always great, with Awesome Recipes from The DUDE and Great Quips & Quotes from The Greatest Cult Movie of All-Time, “The BIG LEBOWSKI”
  So for all the Millions of Achievers (Followers of The Big Lebowski) who can never get enough of The Dude and The Big Lebowski, Got Any Kahlua? The Collected Recipes of The Dude is just the ticket. The bookbook will give you a lifetime of enjoyment and will enrich your life through the enjoyment you get, coupled with all the tasty food of which all the recipes are easily made, they save you Money (quite a lot), and save you time. “What’s better than that we ask?” Not much, except maybe cooking up a batch of The Dudes Famous Cowboy Chili, watching The Big Lebowski for the 100th Time, drinking some White Russsians (Recip in The Book) and making Tacos, Burritos or a Bowl of Chili with the Cowboy Chili you just cooked. There’s a great recipe fo Teh Dude’s Guacamole as well.
So get a copy of Got Any Kahlua’ aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK, Cook, have a Good Time and always Abide! We do !!!