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The Ninth Ingredient

it was ok 2.00  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Renaissance has invaded France! When a Medici princess lands with her army of Italian bakers, the royal kitchens of Fontainebleau erupt into chaos.

The Italians serve up something new, gelato, a dessert so fashionable, so chilled, it captures the tongues of the French court. The French bakers are left scrambling. Henri, a young apprentice, is tasked with discovering the
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98 pages
Published July 13th 2019 by JMS Books LLC
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Dieter Moitzi
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
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More accurately 2.1 stars.
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I’ve been living in Paris for several decades now and have never visited Fontainebleau, an amazing palace with a huge park and a vast forest, situated some 70 km south-west of Paris. Finally last June I managed to go there with a couple of friends, and the place was seriously mind-blowing. It’s huge, it’s regal, it’s richly decorat
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Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Henri is a cooking apprentice and he wants to be a proper French baker. Then, the Italians start to invade France’s cooking scene and change their cooking traditions entirely. When Henri’s witty tongue gets him in trouble, he has to find the ingredients of gelato in a short period of time or he loses his apprenticeship and has to work for his uncle. In order to find the gelato recipe, he has to woo one of the Italians. At first everything is purely business, but then Henri starts to fall for the ...more
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