Did yesterday's premiere of True Blood's sixth season incite a craving for something a little heavier than the average red sauce? Probably not, but although it can seem taboo today, eating and drinking blood has been a culinary mainstay all over the world for centuries. Historically, this "trend" started as a matter of thriftiness — not wasting any part of a kill — and has developed to become a delicacy for only the strongest of stomachs.
The DC area is home to plenty of dishes dripping in sangre. Just like the show True Blood, this list is not for the squeamish. Seen any other vampire-friendly dishes around town? Share in the comments.