Fiction

The Gourmet Girl Mysteries Volume One

Steamed, Simmer Down, and Turn Up the Heat

Author: Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504047079

Category: Fiction

Page: 834

View: 3164

Bostonian foodie Chloe Carter is after the perfect meal and the perfect man—but death keeps finding her at the dinner table—in these three mysteries. Grad student and food connoisseur Chloe Carter has had more success navigating the gastronomic treasures of Boston than finding love. And when murders are linked to upscale restaurants, she must use all her culinary and investigative expertise to solve the cases. Steamed: Chloe meets Eric, her online match, at a five-star restaurant. But before dessert is even served he’s found dead in the men’s room. Suddenly, Chloe is plunged into the cutthroat world of trendy restaurants and murder investigations. Along the way she connects with a sexy chef—but is he Eric’s killer? Simmer Down: Chloe’s dishy boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, has just landed his dream job as executive chef at the new restaurant Simmer. As he preps for a New Year’s Eve grand opening, Chloe hooks him up with Food for Thought, an annual charity fundraiser. Everything is going perfectly—until murder makes a late addition to the menu. Turn Up the Heat: Having an executive chef boyfriend guarantees Chloe the best table at Simmer, Boston’s hottest new restaurant, any night of the week. So when the body of one of Simmer’s waitresses is found dead in a seafood delivery truck and expensive cooking equipment goes missing, Chloe is on the case.
Fiction

Turn Up the Heat

Author: Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026403

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 812

Foodie and sometimes sleuth Chloe Carter smells something fishy when a waitress from a popular new Boston restaurant turns up dead in a seafood delivery truck Having an executive chef boyfriend guarantees Chloe Carter the best table at Simmer, Boston’s hottest new restaurant, any night of the week. But the Back Bay foodie’s incredible comped dinners are usually enjoyed without Josh, whose pressure-cooker job has taken over his life. The same can’t be said of Leandra, the pretty blond Simmer server whose body was just found in a seafood delivery truck. The truck belongs to Owen, the fiancé of Chloe’s best friend, Adrianna. And Owen has no alibi for the night Leandra was strangled with her apron strings and dumped in his truck. But Chloe is sure he didn’t do it. There are plenty of other people with motive to off the unpleasant waitress, starting with Leandra’s lover—and Simmer’s owner—Gavin Seymour. And now some expensive cooking equipment is missing, including a mandolin slicer, an eight-inch chinois, and Josh’s favorite knife. If Chloe isn’t careful while trying to clear Owen’s name, the amateur sleuth could be next to sleep with the fishes! This ebook features mouth-watering recipes sure to satisfy more than just your appetite for crime. Turn Up the Heat is the 3rd book in the Gourmet Girl Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Fiction

Fed Up

Author: Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026411

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 1772

Boston foodie and amateur detective Chloe Carter has enough on her plate without someone dying on a reality TV show after dining on her chef boyfriend’s lamb le poison Chloe Carter is ready for her fifteen minutes of vicarious fame. Her boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, is competing with two other chefs to win Chefly Yours, a cable reality series. The show takes place at an upscale market, where a random shopper is selected to be the lucky recipient of a home-cooked gourmet meal; the winning chef is then chosen by the viewers. But Josh’s television career might be over before it starts when a shopper’s wife, Francie, dies after dining on his signature lamb chops and pesto gnocchi. It wasn’t Josh’s cooking that killed Francie. It was a lethal dose of poison. In between planning her best friend’s wedding and helping at her parents’ landscaping business, Chloe sifts through suspects ranging from Josh’s rival contestants to pranksters who may have taken a joke too far. Was Francie the intended victim? Or was she simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? The discovery of her true identity and a secret Josh has been keeping conspire to disrupt the wedding as Chloe faces off against a killer ready to turn the impending nuptials into a fatal feeding frenzy. This ebook features mouth-watering recipes sure to satisfy more than just your appetite for crime. Fed Up is the 4th book in the Gourmet Girl Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Fiction

Cook the Books

Author: Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150402642X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6054

It’s a recipe for disaster when Chloe Carter takes a job working for a cookbook writer—and plunges into a sizzling stew of malice and murder If you can’t take the heat . . . Gourmet girl Chloe Carter is keeping busy with grad school and spoiling her best friend’s three-month-old son. Now, courtesy of Craigslist, she has a new job as assistant to cookbook author Kyle Boucher—a job that stirs up painful memories of her ex-boyfriend Josh, who chose the shimmering beaches of Hawaii over a life with her on the mean streets of Boston. The gig heats up when Boucher asks her to compile a book of recipes from Boston’s top chefs. Chloe leaps from the frying pan into the fire when she arrives for a meeting with Digger, one of Josh’s friends and a rival chef, and discovers a dead body instead. Digger died of smoke inhalation from a blaze that started in his kitchen. Unable to believe that an executive chef would allow a grease fire to get so out of control, Chloe starts an unofficial search for the murderer. As if she didn’t have enough on her plate already, now Josh is back in town. Chloe must decide where her future truly lies, but as a killer prepares to strike again, the amateur detective will find herself racing against time to protect those nearest and dearest to her. This ebook features mouth-watering recipes sure to satisfy more than just your appetite for crime. Cook the Books is the 5th book in the Gourmet Girl Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Fiction

Turn Up the Heat

Author: Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026403

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 609

Foodie and sometimes sleuth Chloe Carter smells something fishy when a waitress from a popular new Boston restaurant turns up dead in a seafood delivery truck Having an executive chef boyfriend guarantees Chloe Carter the best table at Simmer, Boston’s hottest new restaurant, any night of the week. But the Back Bay foodie’s incredible comped dinners are usually enjoyed without Josh, whose pressure-cooker job has taken over his life. The same can’t be said of Leandra, the pretty blond Simmer server whose body was just found in a seafood delivery truck. The truck belongs to Owen, the fiancé of Chloe’s best friend, Adrianna. And Owen has no alibi for the night Leandra was strangled with her apron strings and dumped in his truck. But Chloe is sure he didn’t do it. There are plenty of other people with motive to off the unpleasant waitress, starting with Leandra’s lover—and Simmer’s owner—Gavin Seymour. And now some expensive cooking equipment is missing, including a mandolin slicer, an eight-inch chinois, and Josh’s favorite knife. If Chloe isn’t careful while trying to clear Owen’s name, the amateur sleuth could be next to sleep with the fishes! This ebook features mouth-watering recipes sure to satisfy more than just your appetite for crime. Turn Up the Heat is the 3rd book in the Gourmet Girl Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Fiction

Simmer Down

Author: Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150402639X

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 788

An “appealing heroine” and her chef boyfriend take on a case of murder by food processor in this Boston-set culinary mystery. Includes recipes! (Publishers Weekly) After months between gigs, Chloe Carter’s dishy boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, has just landed his dream job: executive chef at Simmer, Boston’s soon-to-be hottest new restaurant. As Josh preps for a New Year’s Eve grand opening, Chloe, on winter break from grad school, hooks him up with Food for Thought, an annual charity fundraiser. It seems like a win-win—Simmer will give the dining public a tantalizing taste of things to come, and Josh will showcase his culinary talents—until murder makes a late addition to the menu. It’s not the kind of publicity Chloe was looking for. Now wealthy club owner Oliver Kipper is dead, bludgeoned to death. The murder weapon is a state-of-the-art professional-grade food processor that, unfortunately, belongs to Josh. By opening night, the list of suspects, including Josh’s ex-girlfriends, is almost as long as the line to get into Simmer. Suddenly, Chloe’s risking her life to unmask a killer in a town where murder is becoming an acquired taste. This ebook features mouth-watering recipes sure to satisfy more than just your appetite for crime. Simmer Down is the 2nd book in the Gourmet Girl Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Cooking

Ratio

The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

Author: Michael Ruhlman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416566120

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 8977

Michael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all food come together, simply. When you know a culinary ratio, it’s not like knowing a single recipe, it’s instantly knowing a thousand. Why spend time sorting through the millions of cookie recipes available in books, magazines, and on the Internet? Isn’t it easier just to remember 1-2-3? That’s the ratio of ingredients that always make a basic, delicious cookie dough: 1 part sugar, 2 parts fat, and 3 parts flour. From there, add anything you want—chocolate, lemon and orange zest, nuts, poppy seeds, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, almond extract, or peanut butter, to name a few favorite additions. Replace white sugar with brown for a darker, chewier cookie. Add baking powder and/or eggs for a lighter, airier texture. Ratios are the starting point from which a thousand variations begin. Ratios are the simple proportions of one ingredient to another. Biscuit dough is 3:1:2—or 3 parts flour, 1 part fat, and 2 parts liquid. This ratio is the beginning of many variations, and because the biscuit takes sweet and savory flavors with equal grace, you can top it with whipped cream and strawberries or sausage gravy. Vinaigrette is 3:1, or 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar, and is one of the most useful sauces imaginable, giving everything from grilled meats and fish to steamed vegetables or lettuces intense flavor. Cooking with ratios will unchain you from recipes and set you free. With thirty-three ratios and suggestions for enticing variations, Ratio is the truth of cooking: basic preparations that teach us how the fundamental ingredients of the kitchen—water, flour, butter and oils, milk and cream, and eggs—work. Change the ratio and bread dough becomes pasta dough, cakes become muffins become popovers become crepes. As the culinary world fills up with overly complicated recipes and never-ending ingredient lists, Michael Ruhlman blasts through the surplus of information and delivers this innovative, straightforward book that cuts to the core of cooking. Ratio provides one of the greatest kitchen lessons there is—and it makes the cooking easier and more satisfying than ever.
Fiction

Steamed to Death

Author: Peg Cochran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623802

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7229

Gourmet health food caterer Gigi Fitzgerald is used to helping dieters drop a dress size. But when her clients start dropping dead, she’s ready to switch her chef’s hat for a detective’s cap and track down a killer. . . Aging soap star Felicity Davenport is looking to revamp her image, and she’s using Gigi’s Gourmet De-Lite to help her shed a few of those unwanted pounds. Having such a high-profile client is definitely good for business, but when Felicity is found murdered in her sauna, things start getting too hot for Gigi to handle. The list of suspects is a mile long, and Gigi’s best friend, Sienna, is at the top. Refusing to let her friend get blamed for a crime she didn’t commit, Gigi is determined to hunt down the real killer. But, as the case reaches a boiling point, Gigi will have to be careful or she could be the next one getting burned. INCLUDES DELICIOUS—AND HEALTHY—RECIPES!
Cooking

Eating Well Everyday

Author: Peter Gordon

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1911127969

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 5598

Using easily sourced ingredients and simple methods, the Godfather of fusion cooking, Peter Gordon, has created over 170 dishes that demonstrate his passion for innovative flavours and textures in everyday setting.
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Fresh & Fast Vegetarian

Recipes That Make a Meal

Author: Marie Simmons

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547575157

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 9064

Marie Simmons loves bold, imaginative flavors from around the world, and her magically simple combinations have been featured in many magazines, from Redbook to Bon Appétit, where she was a popular columnist, and in her award-winning cookbooks. Over the years, she has come to rely more and more on vegetables and grains, because, as she says, "They taste good and they make me feel better." Now, in Fresh & Fast Vegetarian, she offers up more than 150 of her favorite dinners. Most can be made in half an hour or less, and for each one, Simmons provides an equally easy accompaniment. Like Roasted Vegetables and Mozzarella Quesadillas, some are meals in themselves, while others are smaller dishes that can be paired to create a quick but sumptuous dinner. A number of Simmons's nearly effortless, vibrant recipes are vegan. Each tells exactly how long it will take to prepare. Fresh & Fast Vegetarian also provides hundreds of tips for shortcuts and substitutions.
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Kitchen on Fire!

Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or Less)

Author: Olivier Said,Michael Cappon,Chef Chef MikeC.

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738214531

Category: Cooking

Page: 442

View: 4505

From the owners of Berkeley's famed Kitchen on Fire! cooking school?the ?Hooked on Phonics” for cooking?an illustrated, step-by-step guide to becoming an excellent home chef
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Gather & Graze

120 Favorite Recipes for Tasty Good Times

Author: Stephanie Izard,Rachel Holtzman

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0451495950

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 1614

From beloved Chicago restaurateur Stephanie Izard, named one of "10 Breakthrough Rock Star Chefs of 2016" by Rolling Stone, comes a cookbook with flavor and fun at the forefront, with more than 100 recipes and 100 photographs. Since becoming Top Chef's first female winner, Stephanie Izard opened three restaurants in Chicago, traveled around China, and became an Iron Chef. And now she's here to share her next adventure: a cookbook with recipes that hit all of the right salty, savory, tangy, and sweet notes. Her craveable, knockout food pairings--the ones her fans have been clamoring for--will surprise and delight any home cook: Banh Mi Burgers, Duck Breast with Brown Butter Kimichi, Roasted Shishito Peppers with Sesame Miso and Parmesan, and Sticky Sweet Potato Cake with Blueberry-Tomatillo Jam.
Fiction

Inherit the Word

Author: Daryl Wood Gerber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137965

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7835

Jenna Hart moved back to Crystal Cove, California, to recapture her joie de vivre and to help her aunt Vera run the local culinary bookshop and café. But it’s hard to follow a simple recipe for relaxation when murder gets thrown in the mix… The Cookbook Nook is set to host the town’s upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition which pits local amateur chefs against one another to concoct the most delicious dishes. This year’s challenge: grilled cheese. But with competing chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than savoring the fare. The expression “too many cooks” proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the café. Soon a local diner owner (and Jenna’s “second mother”) is suspected of bumping off the competition, and Jenna has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned…
Cooking

Fifty Shades of Kale

50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes That Are Bound to Please

Author: Drew Ramsey, M.D.,Jennifer Iserloh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062272896

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 8333

Kale gets sexy in Fifty Shades of Kale by Drew Ramsey, M.D., and Jennifer Iserloh, with 50 recipes that are mouth-wateringly delicious and do a body good. Release yourself from the bondage of guilt and start cooking meals with the ingredients you love: meat, cheese, and yes—even butter. Nutrient-rich kale provides essential vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy, happy, and lean—so you can indulge in your most delicious desires. Whether you’re a cooking novice or a real kale submissive, you will undoubtedly succumb to Kale’s charms. From Mushroom and Kale Risotto to Kale Kiwi Gazpacho, Fifty Shade of Kale offers simple ways to have your kale and eat it, too, as well as nutritional information, cooking tips, and a tutorial on kale in all her glorious shades. Indulge your culinary passions with Fifty Shades of Kale: 50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes That Are Bound to Please.
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Steamed

Author: Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026381

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 2766

Chloe Carter’s Internet date commits the ultimate gastronomic faux pas: He dies before dessert Ever in search of the perfect meal—and the perfect man—twenty-something grad student and food connoisseur Chloe Carter draws the line at speed dating. But when the Massachusetts native reluctantly signs up for Back Bay Dates, she’s soon communicating with a guy after her own heart. According to his online bio, DinnerDude is Eric Rafferty, a blond, six-foot foodie. They meet at a five-star restaurant where everyone seems to know Eric, and he and Chloe are given the celebrity treatment. But their first date turns out to be their last: Before Chloe can say crème brûlée, Eric is found in the men’s room, fatally stabbed in the neck. Suddenly at the center of an investigation into the life of a man she barely knew, Chloe plunges into the cutthroat world of trendy restaurants. Her romantic life picks up again when she meets sexy chef Josh Driscoll—who’s also the prime suspect in Eric’s murder. This ebook features mouth-watering recipes sure to satisfy more than just your appetite for crime. Steamed is the 1st book in the Gourmet Girl Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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One

A Cook and Her Cupboard

Author: Florence Knight

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1444734873

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 321

Cooking's new golden girl. Guardian The new kitchen goddess. Daily Mail Each chapter in One focuses on recipes built around one particular store cupboard ingredient, such as ketchup, oil, salt and honey. The result is a host of modern European dishes that have appeal, longevity and a touch of elegance to boot. Olive She made her name as head chef at London's Polpetto and now Florence Knight has brought out her first book, One. In it, she turns to the kitchen cupboard to create no-nonsense but creative food from her favourite ingredients - proving just how much can be achieved with a bottle of ketchup and some imagination. Waitrose Kitchen Florence is the next big thing in cooking. Observer Food Monthly 'Less is more' typifies Florence's style. She cooks with delicacy and almost poetic simplicity but with a meticulous attention to detail that manifests itself in dishes of rare and delightful flavours. Russell Norman, Polpo
Fiction

Cold Granite

Author: Stuart MacBride

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312940591

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5499

Returning to duty after a nine-month recuperation from being stabbed in the abdomen by a murder suspect, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae of the Aberdeen CID immediately becomes involved in the ritualistic murder of a three-year-old boy, whose body is found months after being reported missing, a case complicated by the disappearance of another child. A first novel. Reprint.
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Killer Mousse

Author: Melinda Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425219812

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 601

When the first live airing of In the Kitchen with Della results in murder, Della, discovering that her Killer Mousse is indeed deadly, must prove that she did not deliberately poison her delectable concoction, which is no easy task. Original.
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Alton Brown: EveryDayCook

Author: Alton Brown

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101885726

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 7745

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • My name is Alton Brown, and I wrote this book. It’s my first in a few years because I’ve been a little busy with TV stuff and interwebs stuff and live stage show stuff. Sure, I’ve been cooking, but it’s been mostly to feed myself and people in my immediate vicinity—which is really what a cook is supposed to do, right? Well, one day I was sitting around trying to organize my recipes, and I realized that I should put them into a personal collection. One thing led to another, and here’s EveryDayCook. There’s still plenty of science and hopefully some humor in here (my agent says that’s my “wheelhouse”), but unlike in my other books, a lot of attention went into the photos, which were all taken on my iPhone (take that, Instagram) and are suitable for framing. As for the recipes, which are arranged by time of day, they’re pretty darned tasty. Highlights include: • Morning: Buttermilk Lassi, Overnight Coconut Oats, Nitrous Pancakes • Coffee Break: Cold Brew Coffee, Lacquered Bacon, Seedy Date Bars • Noon: Smoky the Meat Loaf, Grilled Cheese Grilled Sandwich, “EnchiLasagna” or “Lasagnalada” • Afternoon: Green Grape Cobbler, Crispy Chickpeas, Savory Greek Yogurt Dip • Evening: Bad Day Bitter Martini, Mussels-O-Miso, Garam Masalmon Steaks • Anytime: The General’s Fried Chicken, Roasted Chile Salsa, Peach Punch Pops • Later: Cider House Fondue, Open Sesame Noodles, Chocapocalypse Cookie So let’s review: 101 recipes with mouthwatering photos, a plethora of useful insights on methods, tools, and ingredients all written by an “award-winning and influential educator and tastemaker.” That last part is from the PR office. Real people don’t talk like that. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

Author: J. Kenji López-Alt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249867

Category: Cooking

Page: 938

View: 611

A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award "The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—New York Times Book Review Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time? As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new—but simple—techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.