Death al Dente

Death al Dente While in Bologna the Gourmet Detective discovers food and passion are two Italian delicacies to die forDispatched by London s premier restauranteur to find the ultimate Italian chef the Gourmet Dete

  • Title: Death al Dente
  • Author: Peter King
  • ISBN: 9780312970383
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • While in Bologna, the Gourmet Detective discovers food and passion are two Italian delicacies to die forDispatched by London s premier restauranteur to find the ultimate Italian chef, the Gourmet Detective heads for Italy undercover Accompanied by a seductive guide, he sets out to savor the delicacies and plumb the secrets of the three top contenders But while samWhile in Bologna, the Gourmet Detective discovers food and passion are two Italian delicacies to die forDispatched by London s premier restauranteur to find the ultimate Italian chef, the Gourmet Detective heads for Italy undercover Accompanied by a seductive guide, he sets out to savor the delicacies and plumb the secrets of the three top contenders But while sampling the region s gustatory delights, the Gourmet Detective discovers that his secret mission is public knowledge Who spilled the beans Are the culinary competitors ready to kill for the job And when an agricultural magnate is found marinating in a swimming pool, and a killer monk tries to pare him to the core, the Gourmet Detective is ready to give a murderer his just desserts

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    1. Okay, hmm I've read the whole series now. I'm not going to do individual book reviews, some of them are better than others, but they're all enjoyable, quick reads. Then again, throw gourmet food and wine into anything and I'm likely to add some points to it in my mind. Bizarrely, though, given that I gave all the books three stars, I don't know that I recommend them. Had they been written fifty years ago, I'd give them some more slack, but here are my issues with, well, all of them:The gourmet d [...]

    2. First, do not read this book if you are hungry or on Weight Watchers, as I am. I think it took me so long to read because I had to keep putting it down to maintain willpower. The plot evolves around The Gourmet Detective who is hired to go to Italy to find an Italian chef for a London actor and restaurant owner for his new restaurant. I started reading this book because I love to cook and I love mysteries, however, every meal and snack is described in tremendous detail including every wine in th [...]

    3. I ran across this series in the library while I was picking up "O Jerusalem" and thought I'd try it. I remember "Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" from some years ago and hoped this would be better than that book or the movieI was wrong. I lumbered through this thing, soreley disappointed by the mystery side of things and extremely bored by the pandering digressions into food, food history, wine, wine history, etc. I did finish the book. I must be a gourmand for punishment.I will say thi [...]

    4. Not sure why I enjoy these pedantic cozies by Peter King, but I do. There's always something unusual, and in Death al Dente, the Gourmet Detective is off to Bologna to determine which of three chefs will be most suited to a new London restaurant. Wonderful treatment of regional Italian cuisines and wines, the personalities of chefs and their restaurants and Italian women too.--Ashland Mystery

    5. The Gourmet Detective is absolutely one of my favorite mystery series and this particular book certainly did not disappoint. What could be better than reading about delicious Italian dishes while traveling through Bologna, Italy, with the Gourmet Detective on his search for the best Italian chef. The book did present an ending twist on who done it after providing much incriminating evidence that could have convicted many of the characters.

    6. I read this one on the plane to Italy and then passed it on to everyone I was traveling with. I liked it much better than did my sisters. I have read a few of his books and think this one is my favorite so far.

    7. a "tasty" read, mainly because of the descriptions of Italian meals and wines, while the plot was far-fetched and flimsy to say the least. I read it mainly because I go to Bologna in a couple of weeks. well, an extra star for the food descriptions.

    8. A fast read. One of 'the Gourmet Detective' series. Set in Bologna, Italy. Any foodie will love this book!

    9. A light, entertaining mystery full of descriptions of Italian dishes and wines - made me think that I would really enjoy a culinary tour of Italy some day!

    10. I loved the descriptions of the food in Italy and even the wines. Since I will be visiting there this summer, I considered it research for my upcoming trip!

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