True Blood: Eats, Drink, and Bites from Bon Temps by Alan Ball

Meagan’s Non-Fiction Pick:

trueblood (Chronicle Books, 2012)

I started with the Southern Vampire mystery series (aka- Sookie Stackhouse), then became a big fan of the HBO series, True Blood. The next logical step about a show about vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies, shape shifters and the humans they interact with is- a cookbook!?

Yes, a cookbook, with recipes both from and inspired by the show, divided into Merlotte’s Bar and Grill and Fangtasia. The recipes included have a distinct southern feel, with true southern ingredients (Paula Dean would be proud!). The cookbook is filled with wonderful pictures of the finished recipes and interesting character quips and introductions to each dish (my personal favorite are those by LaFayette), and for the most part seems fairly straight forward.

Even if you’re not big on the show itself, I would suggest giving this book a chance; it’s well put together and does focus on the recipes instead of being focused on the show with a few recipes acting more as filler.


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