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Cooking The Books

23 EpisodesProduced by Vanessa BacaWebsite

A podcast about food in literature, the inspiration behind the stories, and how the recipes come to life in my kitchen!


Dracula and the Bloody Satisfaction of Chicken Paprikash

Being the former Goth girl that I am, of course there is no monster I love more than that big, bad granddad of vampires, Dracula! We have a return guest in Allie Pino, whose upcoming Gothic Cookbook takes a bloody delicious bite out of Stoker's literary masterpiece, and we talk about the Gothic in literature, Gothic food and the sheer sexiness of vampires. I also share my method for a delicious, very garlicky, tomatoey Eastern European chicken dish that is native to Transylvania, so enjoy and watch out for those fangs!

To learn more about Allie Pino and her upcoming Gothic Cookbook, and to learn how to get a copy for yourself or your favorite Goth, visit: and use code GOTHICPOD10 for 10% off! You can also follow her on Instagram @sasacharlie or use the hashtag #Gothiccookbook so give her a follow!

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