A toothless grandfather in a moth-eaten flatcap and slippers cackled uncontrollably while brandishing a large ax. Lungs and livers were strung out on a line like so much washing, and a pig's head bubbled merrily in a big pot.
But Dracula the vampire is not to be found in Transylvania — for Romanians dracul just means "the devil" — and this bloodless-yet-gory recipe is Blumenthal's souvenir. The article is a great read, funny and a bit scary, and we are intrigued (and a little repelled) by this dramatic-looking dish.
• Get the recipe: Spelt Risotto with Beets and Horseradish
Would you make this risotto? Do you have a favorite creepy recipe for Halloween?
(Image: Saveur/Todd Coleman)