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Friday, March 27, 2015

Review - Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

I don't often review cookbooks, but I couldn't resist this one from the Mystery Writers of America.  

Author: Kate White - Editor

Copyright: March 2015 (Quirk) 176 pgs

Series: Stand alone

Sensuality: N/A

Mystery Sub-genre: Cook Book

Obtained Through: Publisher for honest review

Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more.

This is a beautiful hard bound cook book with lucious photos of the dishes and introductions to each recipe by each author submitter.  It is divided into sections: breakfast, appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, side dishes desserts, and cocktails.  

I enjoyed the recipe from Richard Castle for the pancakes he made Kate.  Alafair Burke's Rum Soaked Nutella French Toast was amazing, even though I used regular bread.  Laura Lippman's Salmon Balls was another winner and the pasta-less pasta was a hit too.  There are many more great recipes and I am enjoying going through them and trying them out.

If you love mysteries/thrillers and food, this is for you.  Everyone will find something in this to enjoy from both the recipes and the interesting introductions from a wide range of accomplished authors.

Rating:  Excellent - Loved it, it had a good grip on me! Buy it now and start trying the recipes.

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ceblain said...

Sounds great, and thank you for the review.

Cynthia B

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