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How to Cook a Tart

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ISBN13: 9781582343044
ISBN10: 1582343047
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Cookbook author Jasmine March's life is like a perfectly prepared béchamel-rich, satisfying, and drenched in butter. But even a great béchamel curdles sometimes. Her husband, Daniel, has taken up with one of his Zone-dieting drama students; Careme, her daughter, is bent on starving herself to death; and Jasmine's fellow foodies have had just about enough of her astronomically caloric recipes. To make matters worse, her publisher is threatening to cancel her contract. And then there's the small matter of the dead body she finds one morning on her kitchen floor.

Filled with mouth-watering descriptions of Jasmine's creations — venison stew with Madeira and juniper berries, crispy chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and mint — Nina Killham's smart and spirited first novel is good enough to eat.

Review:

"Elaborate culinary descriptions and metaphors tend to overpower the rather meager plot, but this amusing satire will delight readers who believe that eating well is the best revenge." Publishers Weekly

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"Killham...salvages the story with a taut and darkly comedic ending." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Filled with mouthwatering descriptions of Jasmine's creations--caviar canaps, venison stew with Madeira and juniper berries, crispy chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and mint--Killham's smart and spirited first novel is good enough to eat.

About the Author

Nina Killham was born in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, she wrote about food for the Washington Post. She lives in London with her husband and their two young children. Her husband does most of the cooking.

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McAuliflower, September 3, 2008 (view all comments by McAuliflower)
A wonderful, timeless, fast-food sort of read. It's quick, engaging, and will make you laugh out loud on the bus. Has a nice culinary revenge scene at the end too. Not the genre that genre that includes recipes, but does get your appetite up.
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nancyhjohnson, December 4, 2007 (view all comments by nancyhjohnson)
This is one of the funniest mysteries I've read. It's a funny, sexy send-up of everything and everyone to do with food! It skewers overeaters, dieters, bulemics, food writers, you name it.


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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582343044
Author:
Killham, Nina
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Editor:
Dickerman, Colin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Gastronomy
Subject:
Women cooks
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
EDO-RC-02-14
Publication Date:
20030611
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 256 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582343044 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Elaborate culinary descriptions and metaphors tend to overpower the rather meager plot, but this amusing satire will delight readers who believe that eating well is the best revenge." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Killham...salvages the story with a taut and darkly comedic ending."
"Synopsis" by , Filled with mouthwatering descriptions of Jasmine's creations--caviar canaps, venison stew with Madeira and juniper berries, crispy chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and mint--Killham's smart and spirited first novel is good enough to eat.
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