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Official True Blood Cookbook Coming Soon

Posted on the 16 March 2012 by Eric And Sookie Lovers @EricSookieLover

Official True Blood Cookbook Coming SoonYou’ve probably already heard about this by now, but True Blood will be coming out with it’s official True Blood Cookbook in the fall of 2012!

This is what they said in the official press release – thanks to True-Blood.net:

CHRONICLE BOOKS TO PUBLISH OFFICIAL COMPANION COOKBOOK TO SMASH-HIT HBO® SERIES TRUE BLOOD®

Take a Bite Out of the Bayou in Fall 2012

SAN FRANCISCO – March 13, 2012 – Chronicle Books and HBO are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of The True Blood Cookbook, by series creator Alan Ball (with Karen Sommer Shallett and Marcelle Bienvenu), expected in Fall 2012. The True Blood Cookbook will be filled with photos from the show’s four seasons, side stories, and authentic southern recipes for the local fare of the insatiable world of Bon Temps.

“Millions of fans agree there’s nothing more exciting on television than True Blood, and much of that fun comes from the witty and delicious symbolism food and drink brings to so many scenes,” said Christine Carswell, Chronicle Books’ Publisher. “The True Blood Cookbook will relish the flavors of the True Blood universe with plenty of authentic dish—both on the plate, and behind-the-scenes.”

“This book will be substantial, with recipes that capture the unique ambiance, dark humor, and complexity of characters that make up the magical and offbeat world of True Blood,” states Ball. “In other words, it will be a worthy of ‘Trubies’ everywhere.”

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the True Blood takes place in Louisiana in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her soul mate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®- winning HBO series Six Feet Under®) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

This is great news for most fans of the show, but I would like to pick on one little thing…and since True-Blood.net doesn’t allow comments about it on their website, (not that there’s anything wrong with that since they’re unbiased) we felt it would be good to discuss it here.

The part that I want to pick on is where it states; “the show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her soul mate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).”

WTF?? Since the show is based on the books written by Charlaine Harrisnothing could be further from the truth! Anyone who has read the series, knows that Sookie’s true soulmate is Eric Northman! Even those who haven’t read the series, would prefer Sookie would be with someone who wasn’t a completely manipulative LIAR, who allows the person he claims to love getting beaten to within an inch of her life! Eric may be a lot of things, but he has always looked out for Sookie in the ways that truly matter!

But I guess since this is Alan Ball’s idea, we shouldn’t be surprised that they are still using the ‘soulmate’ crap to promote the show and this cookbook! :roll:

To me, some of the recipes sound interesting, but I’m not sure if I’m willing to pay money for it. It sounds like just another money-grab.

What are your thoughts? Share them below!


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