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Menus at the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte’s Bar & Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor. It’s no wonder so many fans revel in at-home parties inspired by the food on the series!
By Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball With Karen Sommer-Shalett, Recipes by Marcelle Beinvenu; Food photographs by Alex Farnum. Gianna Sobol is an associate producer on HBOs hit series True Blood. She lives in Los Angeles.