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True Blood Cookbook [Hardcover]

Karen Sommer Shalett , Marcelle Bienvenu
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Oct 2012
True Blood is the blockbuster paranormal drama, created by Alan Ball, set in Louisiana's bayou country, in the fictional town of Bon Temps. From its first season, True Blood has been a runaway success internationally; a massive 1.6 million people switched on for the show's Channel 4 premier and now, in its 4th season, averages around 200,000 viewers in the UK alone. The series has 275,000 followers on Twitter and 8.4 million fans on Facebook. The cooking of eastern Louisiana lends authenticity to many scenes in True Blood. This book celebrates the Bayou country cooking served up at Merlotte's and in the home kitchens of the show's characters, rounded out with drinks from Fangtasia and with a few maenad feasts. The book includes 82 recipes true to the cooking of the region and, whenever possible, relevant to the food and drinks seen in the episodes. All recipes included are introduced by head notes (written in the voice of the cast character to whom the recipe is attributed) and gathered into three chapters, each introduced by a chapter intro (written in the different characters' voice). The book opens with a main introduction (in Sookie's voice) and approximately 25 sidebars run throughout, featuring 'recipes' and relevant quotes (such as baby vamp Jessica's musings about not cooking).

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (1 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452110867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452110868
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 20.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"On Sunday summer nights for the past four years, households across the land have turned into True Blood viewing party venues, where folks infatuated with the HBO show's campy, sexually perverse storytelling convene and wish they could sip some of that bottled blood sold at Fangtasia and Merlotte's Bar and Grill. Here's the perfect gift for them: A Southern-minded cookbook overseen by former True Blood showrunner Alan Ball that offers over 80 recipes and 150 photos of their favorite characters. Help your friends' sixth season bashes get even freakier with dishes like Stake and Eggs and I Wanna Snapper in Two and some Dead on the Beach cocktails."-- Complex.com

About the Author

Karen Sinner Shalett has written the book's body text, working in conjuncture with the show's writing staff. As a journalist and lifestyle writer entrenched in Louisiana life and a shameless fan of True Blood, Karen is uniquely qualified for this task. Marcelle Bienvenu has written and tested recipes for many books over the years. Alan Ball is the creator of True Blood. He has worked with Shalett and refined all the running text.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Memorabilia rather than a cookbook 21 Sep 2012
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I was so excited when I saw the True Blood cookbook and pre-ordered it months ago. After seeing all the delicious looking food throughout the show I anticipated a useful cookbook packed with southern style recipes. It finally arrived two days ago and was sadly a memorabilia book filled with glossy pictures and rare, basic drink and food ideas (which typically calls for the expensive True Blood as a mixer rather than standard blood orange). Provided you are expecting that, and not a working cookbook, you might be pleased with it but for me, it is going straight back.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One small problem 24 Sep 2013
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I Love True Blood so I was really excited to get the book! The cocktails are delish and the food looks good (well the ones that have pictures do) but alot of the ingredients used are exclusive to america and some of the dishes don't have pictures so I don't know what they are supposed to look like :( Im sure that more advanced cooks will have no problem but I have been put off trying them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars for true blood fans, not aspiring chefs 3 Sep 2013
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A fun gift for any true blood fan, the recipes are not complicated but do often require american products and other true blood franchise ingredients, however the layout - character by character - an interlaced with photos and anecdotes makes it fun to use and nice to flick through
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 14 Jun 2013
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The imagery quality is brilliant and everything the ideas are there... I just think the book honestly has too many drink recipes to be a cookbook and some of the stuff it suggests are pretty similar, but it's surely a must for fans of the show.
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An excellent idea for a cookbook with great layout, images and info on cookery and the series. Ideal for fans of the show; I bought this for my girlfriend and she loves it! It has US measurements for ingredients throughout but if you're a UK user, don't be put off as the UK weights and measures are in the back :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book! 13 Jun 2014
By MarieB
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Got this book for a gift for my sister and she loves it shes well into her true blood. Will use this seller again :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab gift 21 May 2014
By lea
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Bought this for a friends birthday. She loved it. Just something fun and different and hopefully she will get cooking
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect 16 Nov 2013
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This is a great product bought as a Christmas present. really well rapped just what I asked for. ace product
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