Throwback Reviews so that I can post old reviews on my blog.
True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol 5★
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 they all 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., USA 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.
The Offspring @ Alex’s Bar 05.03.2012