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

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