Eat like a vampire

HBO's "True Blood" has partnered with a Cajun chef to write a cookbook featuring food seen on the show

By Prachi Gupta
Published August 24, 2012 7:48PM (EDT)

Fans of America's sexiest vampire show "True Blood" have a new way to connect with the show: a cookbook. The show, which already has a line of fragrances and beauty products, has partnered with Cajun chef Marcelle Bienvenu to pair food and drink recipes that regularly appear on "True Blood" with scenes and excerpts from the show.

The recipes in "True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps" probably won't help you resemble trim stars like Anna Paquin or Stephen Moyer. The book features rich, southern Louisiana fare like jambalaya, andouille and crawfish dip.

James Costos, vice president of licensing and retail for HBO, told the Associated Press that a cookbook was a natural extension for the show."The senses play a huge part in ‘True Blood,'" he said.

HBO released a cookbook based on "The Sopranos" and is due for another Louisiana cookbook next spring to accompany the show "Treme."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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