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Liquor by Poppy Z. Brite
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Jul 25, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: read2005, gay_fiction, mystery, food_lit, re-read, read2008, july-pile
Read in July, 2008

I love it. Cooking novel. This is like big guilty pleasure time.
New Orleans, its restaurants, kitchens, chefs, sous-chefs. The heat, the alcohol. John Rickey and G-Man are two childhood friends et both have worked in kitchens since their teenage years. Rickey did go 4 months to cooking school (see The Value of X) in New York but he came home to New Orleans, to G_man.
Liquor opens with both Rickey and G-Man being lay off and Rickey's idea of an all alcohol menu. The perfect restaurant idea for New Orleans. As readers we get attached to both G-Man and Rickey really fast. The city, the food, the atmosphere. It's not really a mystery per se and it's a behind the scene look at restaurant life. I loved it.

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