The Complete Vampire Lovers Cookbook
Michelle Roy Kelly
Adams Media (May 18, 2010)
Description & Author Info from Amazon.com
Everything's better with vampires--even dinner! Now you can serve up delicacies your guests will love, and satisfy your ravenous cravings at the same time. Love at First Bite is a unique collection of more than 300 suckulent recipes sure to tempt the taste buds and leave everyone begging for more, including:
This ghastly guide also includes clever themes for vampire parties, with menus and movies for some bloody good fun. With Love at First Bite, making meals for monster appetites just got easier!
- Blood Chilling Gazpacho
- Van Helsing's Veggie Rolls
- Bloody Mary Fondue
- Coffin Cake
- I Vant S'mores
- Blood Orange Mimosas
Michelle Roy Kelly was first bitten with a vampire obsession at an early age when she discovered a bat in a dark shadow of her bedroom. A publishing professional, ghostwriter, and culinary connoisseur, Kelly only forces kidney pie on her husband and two young daughters when they have been especially naughty. She lives in Fairhaven, MA.
Andrea Norville has had an unnatural attraction to bloodsuckers since being introduced to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles as a teenager. She is a book publishing professional and the coauthor of An Indulgence a Day. She lives in Rhode Island.
My sister gave me this as a funny gift. I found it pretty amusing, and started to read the recipes, not knowing what to expect—Jugular Jumble, Blue Blood Soup? And, well yes, the recipes have names like that: Vlad’s Vichyssoise, Steak through the Heart (soy marinated), The Volturi’s Italian Baked Fish (Cod baked with stewed tomatoes), Gran Stackhouse’s Pecan Pie (That’s Gran’s Pie!). It also has trivia like a Vampire Play list, info about Ann Rice or Bill COmptonand Sookie. It looks like a pretty standard selection of recipes with paranormal names. Holly Scudero at The Sacramento Book Review (9/15/10)* called it, "An uninspired attempt to capitalize on vampire fever."
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There is an awesome list of Cocktails: The Black Death, Blood Orange Mimosa, Collinwood Cocktail, etc., and a section on Organ Meats.
Is it an “inspired” cookbook? I don’t think so. Is it a novelty and something you would get a big Twilight, Buffy, or Truebie? Yes, it is probably a good half-gag, half-serious, gift and a good hostess gift for a Halloween or True Blood party.
I don’t use cookbooks very much, just for how to handle weird stuff, things that require exact measurements, or some inspiration. But, I might use those cocktail recipes, or the marinades. I will let you know if I try something and how it came out.
Do you have any favorite spooky recipes? Would rename a family recipe to make it sound Vampyric?
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