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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)

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 the Cake, Gourmet Guy jumps around the area, dropping the Cookbook. When Mario gives both the Cookbook and the Frying Pan to Tayce T., she lets Mario cook two items instead of one 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 two items at a time.

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
German Kochbuch Cookbook
Spanish Libro de Recetas Recipe Book


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.