Written by OBS Staff Member Rose

Love At First Bite: The Complete Vampire Lover’s Cookbook Review

Vampires are everywhere. From movies, to television shows, to comic books. So it is no surprise the vampire genre has bleed into…cooking?

Yes!  Why not?! There is Tru Blood Soda and Blood Energy Drinks and undead confectionary concoctions. Why not vampire related recipes that are sure to get your appetite in a frenzy?

Love At First Bite The Complete Vampire Lover’s Cookbook by Michelle Roy Kelley and Andrea Norville is collection of ghoulishly delicious recipes with such names as:

Dracula’s Dill Pasta with Scallops, Chicken Cordon Black and Bleu, Tortellini by Twilight with Pesto Chicken, Creepy Crepes, Bill Compton’s Snow Crabs and Blood Chilling Gazpacho.

Included with the recipes you’ll find sporadic footnotes titled Tasty Tidbit, with a bit of trivia about the dish mentioned, the character the dish is named after, or a proper pairing with the recipe.

The cookbook is broken down into 12 categorical chapters, such as Bits and Bites, Sinful Seafood, Nocturnal Nibbles and Liquid Lunches to name a few.  It also includes a Vampire Themes section to help you with your part planning.

Anyone can make these recipes for they are not arduous undertaking requiring hours of prep time or outrageousness.  Also there is something for everyone in this cookbook including vegetarians. Perfect for the next time you have a vampire movie marathon or a True Blood party. It’s 264 pages of vampy goodness.

I’ll give you a taste of what to expect and divulge one of the recipes that I have tried:

Bon Temps Fish

  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups pasta sauce
  • 2 cups medium cooked shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 (4 to 6 ounce) mild white fish fillets
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 450 F. In medium saucepan, combine chili sauce and pasta sauce; bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in shrimp, cover, and remove from heat.

Meanwhile, place oil in glass baking dish. Arrange fish in dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper flakes, and lemon juice.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Place on serving dish and top with shrimp sauce. Serve immediately. Serves 6.


Love At First Bite The Complete Vampire Lover’s Cookbook is a perfect addition to any vampire lover and cook’s library.