Author(s): SHALETT KAREN SOMMER
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).
The official cookbook that works as a self-buy or a gift for the fans of this cult show.; This attention-grabbing cookbook has strength in both the casual cook's corner, who look for more than recipes, and with the shows fanatics with their 'viewing parties'.; The show is set to continue; only in its 4th series, this show could easily follow in the footsteps of the Sopranos into a 6th or even 7th series.
"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."
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.