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True Blood, HBO's blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte's Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the cha True Blood, HBO's blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte's Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor. It's no wonder so many fans revel in at-home parties inspired by the food on the series! With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each entertainingly introduced by True Blood's most compelling characters, these 85 authentic bayou country recipes and 150-plus photos from the series give fans a big taste of Bon Temps.


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True Blood, HBO's blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte's Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the cha True Blood, HBO's blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte's Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor. It's no wonder so many fans revel in at-home parties inspired by the food on the series! With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each entertainingly introduced by True Blood's most compelling characters, these 85 authentic bayou country recipes and 150-plus photos from the series give fans a big taste of Bon Temps.

30 review for True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Full disclosure: I'll give five stars to any book that includes photos of Joe Manganiello. I mean it. The Encyclopedia of Dead Kittens, Featuring One Photo of Joe Manganiello? Five stars. Why Hitler May Have Been an All-Right Guy, Featuring One Photo of Joe Manganiello? Five stars. End disclosure It's hard to really "review" a cookbook, but I sincerely loved this one. The writers did an extremely good job of relating the recipes to the show; it's not just a series of "Oh, here's a recipe for soup; let's call it 'Sookie Soup' and be/>End Full disclosure: I'll give five stars to any book that includes photos of Joe Manganiello. I mean it. The Encyclopedia of Dead Kittens, Featuring One Photo of Joe Manganiello? Five stars. Why Hitler May Have Been an All-Right Guy, Featuring One Photo of Joe Manganiello? Five stars. End disclosure It's hard to really "review" a cookbook, but I sincerely loved this one. The writers did an extremely good job of relating the recipes to the show; it's not just a series of "Oh, here's a recipe for soup; let's call it 'Sookie Soup' and be done with it." Someone obviously sat down and watched every single episode of the first 4 seasons and made note of each and every time food was mentioned. Each recipe has a funny little introduction written by the character associated with it. And we're not just talking about THIS IS GRAN'S PIE; even the most minor characters get to offer up their specialties: Remember references to Letty Mae's hoecakes, Summer's biscuits, Sarah Newlin's banana pudding? All in here. (Although I was slightly disappointed that Lafayette's burger recipe didn't include AIDS.) The book is also full of really gorgeous full-color photographs that any Trubie will enjoy. I doubt I'll actually make any of the recipes, but this is a beautiful book and it was fun to page through. Yes, it's a superfluous merchandising tie-in. But it's a an extremely well done superfluous merchandising tie-in.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kurt

    When was the last time a cookbook made you laugh out loud? This book is beautiful photographs, lots of booze, classic Cajun/Southern recipes, and charm, and I loved it. Don't track down a copy if you're not a fan of the show (or if you haven't finished season four - the book spoils some of the most entertaining surprises), since the actual recipes are relatively simple and often sidelined by luscious double-page photography spreads (for similar cuisine, I recommend Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 When was the last time a cookbook made you laugh out loud? This book is beautiful photographs, lots of booze, classic Cajun/Southern recipes, and charm, and I loved it. Don't track down a copy if you're not a fan of the show (or if you haven't finished season four - the book spoils some of the most entertaining surprises), since the actual recipes are relatively simple and often sidelined by luscious double-page photography spreads (for similar cuisine, I recommend Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company or Bon Appetit, Y'all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking if you just want to cook amazing food that would impress the Stackhouse family). If you enjoy the show, though, this book is a perfect celebration of the characters and madness you love. From Maryann's chapter of ideas for a perfect brunch to serve the morning after an evening orgy, to Alcide Herveaux's biker bar drink suggestions, to poor Summer's biscuits, to Gram's pecan pie that Sookie eats in mourning, to a version (with blood orange juice, or beets, where appropriate) of every course in the fancy blood banquet that King Russell and Talbot serve to Bill.. even when these specific dishes aren't in the show, their presentation here will remind you of your favorite moments. Each recipe comes with a brief introduction in the voice of a character from the show (Arlene is delightfully insensitive, Maxine Fortenberry is bitter and jealous, Lafayette swears all over the place), to help tie the food to the show. I don't cook much unless I'm entertaining, and this book makes me want to host True Blood dinner parties for an excuse to try these dishes. And of course, like the HBO series with which it ties in, the production value of this book is phenomenal. A heavy hardcover, big slick pages, food styling that includes forks with the middle tines broken off (so the remaining tines look like vampire fangs), plenty of cast photos and achingly moody images of the show's abandoned locations (Gram's kitchen, empty, Merlotte's bar, waiting, Bill's peeling walls, abandoned). Every once in a while, commenters on Amazon or Goodreads will criticize me for reviewing a cookbook before I try to follow its instructions, but this is clearly a book designed to be savored whether or not the reader ever takes it into a kitchen.

  3. 4 out of 5

    R.

    A generously illustrated cookbook featuring the foods and frights from HBO's hit dramedy True Blood. Featuring dishes such as Stake and Eggs, Way Back to Joy Banana Pudding, Wanna Snapper in Two, Life Over Easy and Confederate Ambrosia alongside such drinks as Tequila Moonrise, Vampade, Dead on the Beach and Light of Day Punch, this collection of Southern cookin' is guaranteed to get y'all's fangs a poppin'! Extra points in that each dish is introduced by a character from the show in their A generously illustrated cookbook featuring the foods and frights from HBO's hit dramedy True Blood. Featuring dishes such as Stake and Eggs, Way Back to Joy Banana Pudding, Wanna Snapper in Two, Life Over Easy and Confederate Ambrosia alongside such drinks as Tequila Moonrise, Vampade, Dead on the Beach and Light of Day Punch, this collection of Southern cookin' is guaranteed to get y'all's fangs a poppin'! Extra points in that each dish is introduced by a character from the show in their own voice. You can actually hear Lafayette say, "Finish yo damn meal. These rednecks' palates are as backwoods as they brains" in his intro to Runnin' (Onion) Rings 'round Those Fools. So pull up a chair to the Maenad Feast and dig in, folks! But I was kind of weirded out by the Plaisir D'Amour Rabbit Stew. Which calls for an actual rabbit. I mean, I know people got to eat, y'all. But, still. A whole three pounds of rabbit cut up into pieces? Oh, and spoiler alert - some dishes actually give away important developments in the series - I'm only on Season 3, but now, thanks to this book, I've learned that Newlin becomes a vampire and that Alcide and Debbie get back together.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)

    Live to eat, eat to live! Menus at Eric Northman's fanger bar Fangtasia and shifter Sam's Merlotte's Bar and Grill play pivotal points providing sweet sustenance for all the varied inhabitants of Bon Temps, supernatural or otherwise. The vampires are partial to things that remind them of their distant eras, and there is an extensive list of character described and specific drinks and foods. There are recipes that mirror some scenes and plot points, my favorite is season two's Maryanne's Rabbit S Live to eat, eat to live! Menus at Eric Northman's fanger bar Fangtasia and shifter Sam's Merlotte's Bar and Grill play pivotal points providing sweet sustenance for all the varied inhabitants of Bon Temps, supernatural or otherwise. The vampires are partial to things that remind them of their distant eras, and there is an extensive list of character described and specific drinks and foods. There are recipes that mirror some scenes and plot points, my favorite is season two's Maryanne's Rabbit Stew! There are over eighty featured authentic southern style bayou country recipes, usually with some spicy somethin' somethin' giving it a kick! I really liked the full color pictures from the show, sometimes a full two page spread. If you and your pals are as big fanger fans as I am, it is lots to sink your fangs into and host and have a True Blood at home party, as you catch the season's first or final episodes!!! I only wish I could go to Merlotte's and have some of Lafayette's fantastic food; Bucket List!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Hope L. Justice

    This is great for what it is: a niche book. You don't choose a large coffee table style book for challenging recipes. It is interesting, and it stays in true to the genre and show. The names are puns, which very much suits the style of the show. For true fans, this is a fun thing for your collection. There are a few recipes I'm looking forward to, and I don't usually enjoy fried food. The drinks look beautiful, and for a fun, a true blood mixed drink is seriously a cool recipe. Glad to have been This is great for what it is: a niche book. You don't choose a large coffee table style book for challenging recipes. It is interesting, and it stays in true to the genre and show. The names are puns, which very much suits the style of the show. For true fans, this is a fun thing for your collection. There are a few recipes I'm looking forward to, and I don't usually enjoy fried food. The drinks look beautiful, and for a fun, a true blood mixed drink is seriously a cool recipe. Glad to have been gifted this.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Horror DNA

    The food and drink is divided into sections for Cocktails (under the neon lights of Fangtasia), Home Cookin' (naturally featuring Sookie and Granma Stackhouse), Eating Out in Bon Temps (Merlotte's), and Everyone Loves Pie (Sookie again, and stop sniggering at the back). There are even brief sections devoted, again to drinks, from Alcide Herveaux and Maryann Forrester (the Maenad lady from Season 2). And yes, in case you were wondering, there is a recipe for the ubiquitous Tru Blood drink that le The food and drink is divided into sections for Cocktails (under the neon lights of Fangtasia), Home Cookin' (naturally featuring Sookie and Granma Stackhouse), Eating Out in Bon Temps (Merlotte's), and Everyone Loves Pie (Sookie again, and stop sniggering at the back). There are even brief sections devoted, again to drinks, from Alcide Herveaux and Maryann Forrester (the Maenad lady from Season 2). And yes, in case you were wondering, there is a recipe for the ubiquitous Tru Blood drink that lends its name to the show. You can read Daniel's full review at Horror DNA by clicking here.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Penthesilea1623

    Took this out from the library, mostly for laughs, but to my surprise the recipes are really good. Good enough that I found a used copy at Powells and bought it. As you might expect it's mostly southern cuisine, mostly comfort foods, but there are some great beverage recipes (alcholic and non) as well.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    Ugh, I miss True Blood. I know, I know... I watch awful TV shows. This book actually had a few decent recipes.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ray (user2637)

    4 stars for capturing the voices of all the different characters in the paragraphs that preceed each recipe. Very well done there. As for the recipes, I doubt I'll make (m)any of them -- there seemed to a lot of coating in flour, frying in inches of oil, and covering in Tabasco sauce -- not really my thing. The cocktails seem inventive to this teetotaler, but I'm quite uneducated in that area.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Darren

    Where does one start? When this reviewer first saw this book it was assumed that it was some form of tie-in to Halloween or maybe a Goth-subculture. Stranger things have been seen and all of that. It was not to be. Instead this seems to be a part of a (horrible) modern-day trend to tie-in books and other items to fictional places or happenings that are featured within television programmes. In this case True Blood is a drama series, set in Louisiana's bayou country in the fictional to Where does one start? When this reviewer first saw this book it was assumed that it was some form of tie-in to Halloween or maybe a Goth-subculture. Stranger things have been seen and all of that. It was not to be. Instead this seems to be a part of a (horrible) modern-day trend to tie-in books and other items to fictional places or happenings that are featured within television programmes. In this case True Blood is a drama series, set in Louisiana's bayou country in the fictional town of Bon Temps. Apparently it has been a success in many countries. Here the book takes various recipes, ascribes them to various characters and settings and it is wrapped around branding and promotional elements for the book. Colour me disinterested. Why for all that is holy (or secular) would you want this sort of thing? This reviewer watches television and enjoys many series, but why would you then want to cross-over from a fictional television series into a cookbook or similar? Just because you might have enjoyed "When Harry Met Sally" why would you want to eat a meal "served up" in that diner? If you watched "Downtown Abbey" why would you want to drink a cocktail perhaps named after a character? There is nothing wrong in producing a book of recipes (since we are reviewing a recipe book, it makes sense to focus on this subject) that might be inspired by a particular region or period in time. But why construct a false connection? Are the lives of modern-day readers so shallow and uninspired that they actually need this sort of false connection to another life, world or situation? Reading this back, this reviewer is really not the twin brother of Scrooge or the Grinch. This whole thing just feels so pointless. It is not as if the book is aimed at children, whereby you might create a recipe from Father Christmas's own kitchen, or make a cake that "Dora the Explorer" refers to in their series. Children are not adults and even they can, at an early age, understand that they are not really getting one of "Dora's" own cakes… If it is not just that, then you get the stupid fake names for recipes too - "Runnin' (Onion) Rings Round Those Fools" is just one of the "gems" on offer in this book. This reviewer will be honest. After looking at this there is no way that he would even attempt a recipe as it is just too much hassle, too much schmaltz and any confidence in the underlying recipes has been eroded by the entire "raison d'être" that this book purports to meet. It would not be overkill to suggest this is one of the worst books this reviewer has ever seen (in its genre). Production-wise the book rates highly. Nice bindings, great layout, engaging photographs. It is just the concept, the content and the capability that stinks. So save your money. This will appear in bargain buckets soon. But even then, I don't think that this reviewer would take it for free. The paper itself is not even that good for fire-lighting. Can one argue this is a waste of a good tree? True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps, written by Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball and published by Chronicle Books. ISBN 9781452110868, 224 pages. Typical price: GBP20. Y. // This review appeared in YUM.fi and is reproduced here in full with permission of YUM.fi. YUM.fi celebrates the worldwide diversity of food and drink, as presented through the humble book. Whether you call it a cookery book, cook book, recipe book or something else (in the language of your choice) YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace. //

  11. 4 out of 5

    alana

    First off, I read this cookbook as an ebook which left it seeming wonky and poorly designed. I'm assuming something was lost in the digification of it all, especially in regard to the placement of photos throughout. A True Blood cookbook is a brilliant idea in theory. Southern stories revolve so much around food, and the book does introduce some traditional southern recipes. I wish there were a clear image of each dish, even if it weren't taken directly from the show so that you can envision the First off, I read this cookbook as an ebook which left it seeming wonky and poorly designed. I'm assuming something was lost in the digification of it all, especially in regard to the placement of photos throughout. A True Blood cookbook is a brilliant idea in theory. Southern stories revolve so much around food, and the book does introduce some traditional southern recipes. I wish there were a clear image of each dish, even if it weren't taken directly from the show so that you can envision the deliciousness and be inspired to make it. Each recipe is introduced by a character from the show which is weird and gets a bit hokey. While it's always fun to spend more time these characters, the recipe intros are a bit unnecessary and over the top in some cases. It's also weird that many of them are written as characters speaking in the present-tense even though they are no longer alive. The characters featured go up at least until season 3 (though the were-panthers are conspicuously absent...). Finally, the cocktails rely heavily on the faux Tru Blood concoction which can get tiresome unless you really really love grenadine and orangina. But I do now want to have a True Blood themed dinner party!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    This book is just a beautiful hardcover edition for any Trubie fans. The photos are great (from seasons 1-4) and the recipes have clever names and a little humor in the descriptions. The recipes are all pretty simple to make, and there's a lot of comfort food in there. So far I've tried: Sarah Newlin's Banana Pudding, Tara's Pie, and Maxine Fortenberry's tuna casserole. The banana pudding was such a huge hit that I've made it on request three times now :) It's very, very sweet though This book is just a beautiful hardcover edition for any Trubie fans. The photos are great (from seasons 1-4) and the recipes have clever names and a little humor in the descriptions. The recipes are all pretty simple to make, and there's a lot of comfort food in there. So far I've tried: Sarah Newlin's Banana Pudding, Tara's Pie, and Maxine Fortenberry's tuna casserole. The banana pudding was such a huge hit that I've made it on request three times now :) It's very, very sweet though (too sweet personally for me, but I've never had leftovers for it so it definitely was a crowd pleaser lol). As a warning, the banana pudding is delicious, but also very messy to serve. The third time I made it I also doubled the meringue part because I like large meringue peaks on mine (thought it looked nicer that way). The banana pudding makes A LOT too, more than listed. I think some of the recipes might've been written with werewolf size appetites in mind ;) Tara's pie was good, but very sweet. The tuna casserole was only so-so. It wasn't really thick enough to be a called a casserole. Overall, I loved this book. It has simple, delicious recipes, and even if you don't make a single thing from it, it's just nice to flip through.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michelle (MichelleBookAddict)

    A good satire cookbook to the HBO show True Blood. Recipes start of with drinks and ends with deserts. But as the show has various different lifestyles, the recipes are broken down to those groups. I liked how the characters talked about each recipe and what made them special for them. I've watched a few episodes, so there was some characters who I didn't know. There is a bit of spoiler when reading these character's short stories. Some of the recipes are truly True Blood new - like h A good satire cookbook to the HBO show True Blood. Recipes start of with drinks and ends with deserts. But as the show has various different lifestyles, the recipes are broken down to those groups. I liked how the characters talked about each recipe and what made them special for them. I've watched a few episodes, so there was some characters who I didn't know. There is a bit of spoiler when reading these character's short stories. Some of the recipes are truly True Blood new - like how to make the famous Tru Blood drink. Others are old recipes slapped on with a True Blood name, like Gran's Sweet Lemonade. But theyall sound quite delicious. The various pictures of the food looked good. And the pictures of the cast and set was a nice touch. I'll definitely be showing this to my sisters. They're bigger True Blood fans than I am. And their friend's bar was used in season 1 as Fangtasia. They later created their own set, but used Alex's Bar in Long Beach, Ca. as their inspiration. Nothing much was changed at that bar and the few sets they added are still there. I'll be showing my sisters this book also for the pictures of Alex's Bar in the cookbook.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Suvi

    A bit sceptical, but since this is coming to my local library, I naturally have to see what this looks like. Nice idea, though. I'm waiting for Lafayette's recipes! *drool* Edit: Right, let's see what this is about... Edit 2: I'm only giving this three stars, because at its core the book is still only merchandise to cash in on a popular show. However, there's a lot that I liked about this. I'm not a cooking enthusiast (more like an eating enthusiast), but I'm actually considering making s/>Edit/> A bit sceptical, but since this is coming to my local library, I naturally have to see what this looks like. Nice idea, though. I'm waiting for Lafayette's recipes! *drool* Edit: Right, let's see what this is about... Edit 2: I'm only giving this three stars, because at its core the book is still only merchandise to cash in on a popular show. However, there's a lot that I liked about this. I'm not a cooking enthusiast (more like an eating enthusiast), but I'm actually considering making some gumbo and possibly some of the desserts. They look easy to make, even though the recipes are for way too many portions. Southern cooking has interested me for a while now, especially gumbo. I'll either use this recipe before I return the book to the library, or I'll search an even more delicious one. I don't know how Southern these really are, but Alan Ball grew up in the South, so I don't have any major trust issues at the moment. I also loved the characters' introductions to each recipe, and it really shows that someone had actually gone through the trouble to link each recipe to the show, instead of just giving each of them True Blood-y names. Plus, there's drinks!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jodi Geever

    Media tie-in cookbooks are trying to achieve two things. First, they are paying fan service to whatever show the book is a tie in for--in this case True Blood--, so there are lots of facts about the characters and actors, anecdotal stories, and photos from the set. Then there is the matter of the quality and variety of the recipes themselves, (preferably accompanied by screenshots from various episodes of the show featuring pie, fried chicken and cocktails mimicking blood in color if not in tast Media tie-in cookbooks are trying to achieve two things. First, they are paying fan service to whatever show the book is a tie in for--in this case True Blood--, so there are lots of facts about the characters and actors, anecdotal stories, and photos from the set. Then there is the matter of the quality and variety of the recipes themselves, (preferably accompanied by screenshots from various episodes of the show featuring pie, fried chicken and cocktails mimicking blood in color if not in taste). These recipes are why I'm dinging this book down a star. They are simultaneously simple pub fare, (potato skins) common cocktails (whiskey sour) and incredibly time consuming (home fried apple hand pies) I'll be trying some of these recipes soon. This book succeeds in its fan service. We'll see if it can deliver some tasty grub too.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Yodamom

    3.6 stars As a fangirl of True Blood anything I grabbed this book ASAP. I opened it and found full color glossy pages of stills from the TV show, one to go with every recipe and fillers in between. I tried 8 of the recipes, they were ok, not fantastic. The ColeSlaw Comuptence, Brujo Burger, Cajun Potato Salad, were really good, but nothing new. I was most disappointed in the Seeing Red Bunt Cake, it was so over sweet and did not taste like the Southern Red Velvet cake I have eaten here in Texas 3.6 stars As a fangirl of True Blood anything I grabbed this book ASAP. I opened it and found full color glossy pages of stills from the TV show, one to go with every recipe and fillers in between. I tried 8 of the recipes, they were ok, not fantastic. The ColeSlaw Comuptence, Brujo Burger, Cajun Potato Salad, were really good, but nothing new. I was most disappointed in the Seeing Red Bunt Cake, it was so over sweet and did not taste like the Southern Red Velvet cake I have eaten here in Texas.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Louise Inniss

    I am a MASSIVE fan of True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse series, so when I saw this at work I needed it. Mostly I only really bake sweet things, but stuff like Lafayettes 'Brujo Burger', and Lettie Mae's 'Holy Hoecakes' really make me want to cook them. (Obviously a pescatarian version for me!) I love that all the recipes have a character to describe them, because for people like me who miss the show and the books I need more Eric Northman in my life! This cookbook is perfect, I love it, and I look fo I am a MASSIVE fan of True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse series, so when I saw this at work I needed it. Mostly I only really bake sweet things, but stuff like Lafayettes 'Brujo Burger', and Lettie Mae's 'Holy Hoecakes' really make me want to cook them. (Obviously a pescatarian version for me!) I love that all the recipes have a character to describe them, because for people like me who miss the show and the books I need more Eric Northman in my life! This cookbook is perfect, I love it, and I look forward to making some of these delicious recipes!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Larissa

    I just recently binge watched True Blood and thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely a not-so-guilty pleasure. So while I was ordering the next season through inter-library loan, I happened to find this fun cookbook. It's really a beautiful book, full of color photos and fun stories that go with each recipe. I am a vegetarian so I won't be trying many of the recipes, but I will be trying the Brujo Burger without the bacon, the Candied Sweet Jesus Potatoes, and the Beautifully Broken Bisque. I just recently binge watched True Blood and thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely a not-so-guilty pleasure. So while I was ordering the next season through inter-library loan, I happened to find this fun cookbook. It's really a beautiful book, full of color photos and fun stories that go with each recipe. I am a vegetarian so I won't be trying many of the recipes, but I will be trying the Brujo Burger without the bacon, the Candied Sweet Jesus Potatoes, and the Beautifully Broken Bisque. Also the many cocktails.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Melodie

    I picked this up for my Kindle for $1.99 awhile back and had been perusing it off & on since I got it. There are some really good sounding drinks in here, along with some pretty decent looking food recipes. The little "stories" that go with each recipe were fun to read, too. I think I'll definitely give a few things in here a shot. If you like the show, this is a fun thing to add to your collection, especially for $1.99!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Love love love it! I tried the Sloppy Jason's which was awesome. I can't wait to try almost everything. I love the pictures and the narratives that go with them. There are some really good ideas for meals and desserts and I can't wait to try some of the drinks. There are some recipes I wont try like rabbit stew or anything sea food but other than that, this is my favourite cook book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Each recipe and each section is prefaced by one of the characters from the tv show, and these snippets were fun to read and sometimes quite amusing. The recipes themselves all sound delicious, though the prevalence of Tabasco sauce will be skipped if I make them. I'm particularly excited about the pie recipes - fried apple pie and glazed fresh strawberry pie here I come!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Written as the t.v. characters this book is not as good as any that Charlaine Harris could write. The recipes are at best,ones you already have with a slight change. No big deal. Set up more like a scrap book of the show, and disturbingly features recipes from dead characters who "narrate" their recipes as if they are alive.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    I absolutely love the show True Blood and always get so hungry looks at the food! I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but they all look fantastic. There are several drink recipes as well. This book also has tons of pictures to keep you entertained!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cherie

    NIce big pictures of both the show and the food. Recipes are somehow related to a character or scene. It's OK as a book, but there were just a few pictures of Bill. If I wanted reciped, I would buy a cookbook!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jessie Radford

    ITs a nice cook book. You find recipes you already know and some you don't especially if you don't live in the south hehe. Each one comes with a little story from certain characters in the show in their words. Haven't made any recipes yet. But glad to know them.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    As a Southern child.. I can say.. not bad. A few I actually wouldn't mind trying. Complicated recipes aren't uncommon for Southern Recipes, so I'll have to be int he mood. Lots of still photos from the show. Wish there had been more photos of the FOOD.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Miki

    Meh. I like the Sookie books, not so much the HBO series "True Blood", and this book is mostly about that. Most of the recipes are for mixed drinks with names like "Zombie Surprise" and "Bite Me" - well, not exactly, but you get the point. Not something I'd ever read again, or cook from.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lisa's book adventures

    got this as a gift. The recipes are very basic and i expected it to be more bloody vampire recipe things like the cake on the cover. A big plus are all the pictures inside the book. In my opinion that's the best part.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Well, it made me want to cook. That is a miracle all on its own. I laughed at the portions written by "Sookie" because it was just silliness. Fun for a fan of the show (probably not the books though.)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    I am a big time foodie and love the show, but the cookbook didn't work for me. Have the book is mixed drinks and the recipes weren't anything special.

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