updated 08/24/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/26/2012 AT 12:45 PM ET
True Blood fans worried about going through withdrawal after the season finale Sunday can cope with their vampire blues in the kitchen: A new cookbook, True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps, featuring food inspired by the fantastical HBO show, is out Aug. 29 – and People.com has an early look at some of the recipes.
Marcelle Bienvenu, a culinary school teacher and cookbook author in Louisiana, developed the Southern-style recipes for the book with help from the producers of the vampire saga.
“I like the references they make to food on the show and I’m happy that the referenced food is authentic,” says Bienvenu. “Developing and testing the recipes was a great adventure.”
The cookbook has cocktails inspired by the show’s vampire bar Fangtasia, Southern staples served at Merlotte’s and home cooking favorites like Lettie Mae Daniel’s Hoecakes and Jessica Hamby’s Chicken-Fried Love with Gravy.