Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vampire Cookbook, by J.O. Osbourne

Vampires are the hottest trend out there now.  Abe Lincoln is killing them, Edward Cullen is making them, and Sookie Stackhouse is endlessly cavorting with them.  The only thing left to do is to cook for them, and this is just the book to help you do that.

As a kid, Halloween was always my favorite holiday, and I always wanted to throw a Halloween party to end all parties.  So, it is no surprise that I absolutely love cookbooks that specialize in spooky recipes.  Sure, we all could made ladyfingers that look like actual ladies fingers, and we could have red jello out the wazoo, but I would want to step it up a notch, and this book provides endless ways to do this.

This book provides so many recipes that sound so delicious it is scary.  Plus they look gross and bloody.  Who would not love that.  This cookbook does call for a bit more sophisticated cooking skills, probably not a great book for a beginner or kids, although there are some recipes that would be appropriate, such as the appetizers or desserts.  A lot of the recipes call for blood oranges, which may be a bit difficult for some people to find in small town grocery stores.  However, these recipes are so tasty sounding, it would be worth the effort to find the blood oranges.  

All in all, this cookbook is amazing.  Vamp lovers will greatly appreciate it, and many foodies will as well.

I received a review copy courtesy of the author.

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