A Stiff Risotto

A Stiff Risotto The knives are out Heaven Lee proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City s celebrated Cafe Heaven knew she had to watch her back at Aspen s gossipy Real Dish Food Festival But it wasn t until the sauc

  • Title: A Stiff Risotto
  • Author: Lou Jane Temple
  • ISBN: 9780312963217
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • The knives are out Heaven Lee proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City s celebrated Cafe Heaven knew she had to watch her back at Aspen s gossipy Real Dish Food Festival But it wasn t until the saucy cook stumbled across the battered body of one of the Best Chef contestants that she realized how deadly the competition could be.Every June, five thousand gourmands froThe knives are out Heaven Lee proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City s celebrated Cafe Heaven knew she had to watch her back at Aspen s gossipy Real Dish Food Festival But it wasn t until the saucy cook stumbled across the battered body of one of the Best Chef contestants that she realized how deadly the competition could be.Every June, five thousand gourmands from across the globe gather in the chic resort town of Aspen, sipping wine in the pristine mountain air as five celebrity chefs battle for the Best Chef title When the competitors start to drop, there s a bountiful supply of suspects The intrepid Heaven discovers scores to settle, Hollywood ambitions, and outright malice before making sure a vicious killer gets their just deserts

    One thought on “A Stiff Risotto”

    1. A fun and adventurous romp of a culinary mystery, set at a cooking competition (I love that trope) and peopled with enjoyable (if sometimes unlikeable) characters. Great recipes sprinkled throughout the text, which is my new favorite way to encounter them.

    2. Food and wine are lovingly detailed in this colorful romp but the recipes, if you actually tried to make them, would require a fairly high level of expertise to fill in the blanks, as well as a supply of truffle oil.

    3. Heaven owns a restaurant in Kansas City but she gets a chance to go to Aspen for a Food and Wine Festival where mayhem ensues. Celebrity chefs are fighting for the moniker of Best Chef title from a foodie magazine but one by one, the contestants are going down. Heaven works on solving the mystery. I enjoyed the story- didn't quite understand Heaven's moral feeling towards boyfriends (she has a much younger one waiting for her back at home but there's two other guys in Aspen she'd be happy to hoo [...]

    4. I wonder how much weight Heaven, Joe, and Chris gained after all the food and wine they consumed while in Aspen! This trio of characters was hilarious. I loved the two parallel storylines: the Real Dish Food Festival in Aspen, and how Cafe Heaven's staff coped in her absence. I really liked this book; I think it's better than the previous one. I love reading the descriptions of all the food! Yum!

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