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Paper Mario: "A book Gourmet Guy dropped. Show it to a good cook."
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door: "A rather old cookbook penned by Maitre Delish."
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
“Oh, my! Oh, good heavens!! That book you have! It looks like a Cookbook!♥ I could increase my repertoire in an instant with that book. Mario, if it's okay with you... may I have it?”
Tayce T., Paper Mario

The Cookbook is a special item in the Paper Mario series. It gives a chef the ability to combine various items, creating new items in the process as a discovered recipe.

It is first seen in Paper Mario, in which the book is found in Shy Guy's Toy Box, stolen by a Shy Guy during the events of Chapter 4. When Mario gives Gourmet Guy a Cake (baked by Tayce T. after Mario returns her Frying Pan), Gourmet Guy jumps around the area and flies offscreen, dropping the Cookbook. When Mario visits Tayce T. with the Cookbook in his inventory, she will notice the book and asks Mario if she can have it. After Mario hands her the Cookbook, she gains the ability to increase her repertoire by cooking two items to make a combined recipe.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the Cookbook is hidden in the Creepy Steeple and is the work of the famous chef Maitre Delish. To obtain this Cookbook, Mario must roll into a tube and enter a small hole near the entrance of the inside of the Steeple. It is given to Zess T. during the "Seeking Legendary Book!" trouble. It has the same effects as in Paper Mario, allowing Zess T. to cook an item from two ingredients.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おりょうりのほん (Paper Mario)[1]
おりょうりの本 (The Thousand-Year Door)
Oryōri no Hon

Chinese (simplified) 食谱[2]

French Livre cuisine
German Kochbuch
Italian Ricettario
Spanish Libro de Recetas
Recipe Book


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Darth Koopa. (Jan 10, 2022). iQue PAPER MARIO PART 25. YouTube. Retrieved January 14, 2022.