‘OITNB’: New Cookbook Lets You Eat Like A Netflix Prisoner

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Orange Is The New…Cookbook!

You can now dine like a prisoner at Litchfield Pennetentiary thanks to a colection of recipies released yesterday.

THE COOKBOOK:  BITES, BOOZE, SECRETS AND STORIES FROM INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE was written with full cooperation from producers of the Netflix series.

Per The New York Daily News:

The book was written with producers from the show in the voices of the characters, giving fans a bit more backstory for their favorite inmates. Dive deeper into the show with power charts of Red’s versus Gloria’s kitchen, Daya’s pregnancy journal and Lorna’s prison glossary.

And since every detail was approved by the show’s creator Jenji Kohan, the recipes just aren’t loosely inspired by the show, like some TV show cookbooks — every dish in the book was referenced in seasons 1 or 2.

“The show has a really rabid fan base, and since Jenji was involved we wanted to make everything as authentic as it could be,” said Abrams editor Samantha Weiner. “People want more and more and more of the show, (we) used food as entry point to give more about the characters.”

On Friday, fans can get copies signed at the Barnes & Noble at 555 Fifth Ave. (at 46th St.) by actresses Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman, and Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. The signing is at 12:30 p.m., but since there will likely be a crowd, a limited number of wristbands will be disturbed starting at 9 a.m.

Several recipies from the book — including PENNSATUCKY’S FAMILY BEER CAN BIRD and CRAZY EYES’S CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA FUDGE SWIRL (Swirrl, Swirrl) are available at NYDailyNews.com.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK airs 24/7 on Netflix.


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