‘The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook’ Is A Must Buy for Foodies and Bibliophiles [REVIEW]
September 9, 2016 1 Comment
Jathan and I love to cook nearly as much as we love to read. Or maybe it’s the other way around! Either way, when I received a copy of The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For, written by a host of my favorite authors and edited by Kate White, I was in awe.
Each page is filled with scumptious recipes and the stories behind them from the likes of Mary Higgins Clark (Mary’s Celebratory Giants Game Night Chili, p. 49), Catherine Coulter (Big Bang Guacamole, p. 30), J.A. Jance (Sugarloaf Café Sweet Rolls, p. 14), Louise Penny (Madame Benoît’s Tourtiére, p. 82), and Scott Turow (Innocent Frittata, p. 84), just to name a few.
I love making up recipes that tell a story, so when I serve it to guests I can tell them who made it originally, who gave it to me, etc. And now you can tell your friends, “Oh, James Patterson gave me that recipe! Isn’t his Grandma’s Killer Chocolate Cake the bomb?” (148)
It is also fun to gather recipes from others depending on their locale, taste and interests. Ever since my husband introduced me to Louisiana cuisine, I always love trying seafood recipes from this area. So I can’t wait to try Laura Joh Rowland‘s Crab Cakes recipe (111). Yum!
The recipes in this collection are so good, the book has now been nominated for the Boucheron World Mystery Convention Award for Best Critical or Nonfiction Book! So what are you waiting for? Cook up a recipe worth killing for today. Bon Appétit!
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Bailey Weggins mysteries and five psychological thrillers, including The Wrong Man and the upcoming The Secrets You Keep (March 2017). Her books have been published in 18 countries and praised by everyone from The Today Show to the New York Times.
She worked for 14 years as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine before leaving in 2013 to work as an author and speaker full time. In addition to writing fiction, she has written several popular career books, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do.
THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK: WICKEDLY GOOD MEALS AND DESSERTS TO DIE FOR
Edited by Kate White
176 pgs. Quirk Books. $24.95.