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Food To Die For by Patricia Cornwell
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Nov 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: cookbook-cooking
Read in November, 2011

I'm an avid Patricia Cornwell fan, and have always been impressed by her character Kay Scarpetta's ability to whip up delicious fare in the midst of turmoil at the office. This cookbook lists several recipes associated with 11 well-known entries in the Scarpetta series. Each is introduced with a set-up from the book, so the recipes are always tied back into the stories--as opposed to simply a series spinoff, variations on recipes are offered in box text, and there are 40 or so high-quality color photos of plated dishes (in a book running in excess of 200 pages). There are appendices which cover basics such as olive oil, garlic and tomatoes as well as fun tie-ins such as "What's in Kay's Pantry?" and "What's in Kay's Freezer" which offer helpful suggestions for staples to keep ready at hand for impromptu feasts. Food to Die For would make a welcome addition to the bookshelves--and dining table--of any Scarpetta fan.
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