Have you ever wanted to know what prison food tastes like? Now you can with the release of the Orange is the New Black cookbook, featuring recipes based on the prison food eaten inside the Big House on the hit Netflix series. The producers of the show released Orange is the New Black: Bites, Booze, Secrets, and Stories from Inside the Big House on October 14, an official cookbook featuring better-tasting recipes based on prison meals and food that the characters reminisce about from their lives before lock-down.
"The show has a really rabid fan base, and since Jenji was involved we wanted to make everything as authentic as it could be," show editor Samantha Weiner told The Daily News. "People want more and more and more of the show, [we] used food as entry point to give more about the characters."
The cookbook is definitely a great gift for any Orange is the New Black super fan, and contains anecdotes from the characters as well as excerpts that analyze Red's versus Gloria's kitchen, Daya's pregnancy journal, and Lorna's prison glossary. Some of the dishes any jailbird will love include Pennsatucky’s Family Beer Can Bird, Crack Almonds, and Crazy Eyes’ Chocolate and Vanilla Fudge Swirl.
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