Cookbook Reveal – True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

A brief overview of the cookbook I will be reviewing this month.

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The very first cookbook I’ll be trying is “True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps.”  Truth be told I’ve had this cookbook on my shelf for a few years now, but have only really tried about 4 or 5 recipes.  I LOVE Southern food, though, so I’m dying to give more of these a try! (see what I did there?)

True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps

About True Blood:

True Blood was a television series on HBO, which was based on a book series called “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” by Charlaine Harris.  The premise is that scientists have developed a synthetic blood, so vampires are now free to come forward and admit their existence.  It follows Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana, as she gets pulled deeper and deeper into the world of Supernaturals.  I loved the book series, and the show was just as sexy 😉

 

About the Cookbook:

The book itself is really beautiful.  Lots of full-page printed photos for fans of the show.  The recipes have fun titles, like “Stake and Eggs” or “Up-in-Arms Biscuits and Gravy.”  Each one has “by [character’s name]” written underneath the recipe title, as though it was submitted to the cookbook by that character, with a short blurb written by that character that relates to the recipe in some way.

 

The Recipes:

These are the recipes I’ll be testing:

BREAKFASTThe Stackhouse Family

  • Life-Over Easy by Adele Stackhouse (aka “Gran”)
  • Ginger-Raspberry Muffins by Maryann Forrester
  • Up-in-Arms Biscuits and Gravy by Terry Bellefleur
  • Holy Hoecakes by Lettie Mae Daniels

ENTREES

  • What a Fried Chicken by Sookie Stackhouse
  • Gumbo Ya-Ya by Lafayette Reynolds
  • Heaven Scent Pot Roast by Luna Garza
  • Drop-Dead Tuna-Cheese Casserole by Maxine Fortenberry

Merlotte's Bar & GrillSIDES & SNACKS

  • Corn Bread of Life by Lafayette Reynolds
  • Hopes Squashed by Debbie Pelt
  • Crawfish Dip by Sookie Stackhouse
  • Skin-Deep Potato Skins by Sookie Stackhouse

BEVERAGESMarianne the Maenad

  • Gran’s Lemonade by Sookie Stackhouse
  • Sweet Tea by Jason Stackhouse
  • Red Rejuvenating Smoothie by Maryann Forrester
  • Lovin’ in the Coven by Lafayette Reynolds

DESSERTS

  • Last Rites Pecan Pie by Sookie Stackhouse
  • Confederate Ambrosia by Mayor Sterling Norris
  • Way Back to Joy Banana Pudding by Sarah Newlin
  • Totally Surprised Birthday Cake by Tara Thornton

 

If you’re interested in buying a copy of the cookbook for yourself, you can buy it here

If you’d like to see the show, it’s available for streaming on HBO NOW and HBO GO, or for rent and purchase here

And the first book of the series can be bought here

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