Cooking for Twilight fans and metalheads

Posted by David Konow

Love it or hate it, Twilight's not going away any time soon. The latest Twilight flick, Breaking Dawn Part 1, made $500 million world-wide within a twelve day period, saving the box office from a months long slump.

What's next for the franchise? Well, Twilight seems to have inspired a cook book of all things. Love at First Bite is the unauthorized Twilight cookbook by Gina Meyers, which has been published by iUniverse.

Cooking for Twilight fans and metalheadsIt includes recipes like Edward's Cornflake Chicken, Love at First Bite Cupcakes, and Jacob Black's Grilled Cheese Sandwich, among others.

In covering the book, L.A. Weekly asked Meyers "who has better culinary options, vampires or werewolves?"
 
"Since vampires don't eat, werewolves would seem to  have better culinary options," Meyers said.

"I make sure there are plenty of Team Jacob culinary treats such as Werewolf Chow, Wolf Pack Waffles."

She also said she'd only be a vampire if Edward was her husband. "To me, and most Twilight Fans, Twilight is a love story like Romero and Juliet. As a woman, I enjoy the fantasy and the theme of unrequited love; it reminds me of my first love and of being a teenager... before kids, carpools, and spaghetti dinner fundraisers."
 
Truthfully, I'm not a cook book guy myself, but I admit, if I read more of 'em, I'd probably be able to cook myself. Funny enough, I once also covered another cook book (this one is actually more up my alley), Hell Bent For Cooking, written by dedicated metalhead Annick Giroux, and published via the indie Bazillion Points.

"Cooking saves metalheads money to buy beer and records," Giroux told MadeLoud. "We have an awful economy so cooking is on the rise therefore, more metalheads are into cooking."
 
Giroux also got recipes from bands that fill the book. "I found every contact address, be it e-mail, myspace or snail mail, contacted around 400 people, and got 101 positive answers. It took six months to do it all."