This section is a collection of recipes that either contains blood or raw meat. Most of these recipes are traditional or even commonplace in some parts of the world. Wherever possible I have tried to include a little bit of the history or culture behind these recipes. Hopefully the vampires and nonvampires will find them equally as tasty.
The blood called for in these recipes can usually be obtained by a well stocked butcher. Personally I would avoid the ones in commercial grocery stores and supermarkets because they can only obtain what is available through their franchise. Greatest success in obtaining blood for use in these recipes seems to be from traditional or old time Asian, German, Polish or European butchers. Most of the time I try to obtain kosher beef blood for my recipes due to their stricter guidelines for purity and cleanliness when obtaining the blood. Substituting kosher beef blood when the recipe calls for blood from a different animal does affect the flavor a little but it’s a trade off that I feel is acceptable.