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How to Cook a Tart
by Nina Killham | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by sharalsbooks of Mesa, Arizona USA on 2/11/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by sharalsbooks from Mesa, Arizona USA on Saturday, February 11, 2006

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A dark, wildly funny, and deeply imaginative first novel about the pleasures of food and the perils of marriage.

Cookbook author Jasmine March's life is like a perfectly prepared béchamel -- rich, satisfying, and drenched in butter. Pleasingly plump and glowing with health and happiness, Jasmine spends her days concocting high-calorie, flavor-saturated recipes.

But even a great béchamel curdles sometimes. Her husband, Daniel, has taken up with one of his Zone-dieting drama students; Careme, her daughter, is bent on starving herself to death; and Jasmine's fellow foodies have had just about enough of her astronomically caloric recipes. To make matters worse, her publisher is threatening to cancel her contract. And then there's the small matter of the dead body she finds one morning on her kitchen floor. It's up to Jasmine to set things right, and she does it with characteristic zeal.

Filled with mouth-watering descriptions of Jasmine's creations -- caviar canapés, venison stew with Madeira and juniper berries, crispy chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and mint -- Nina Killham's smart and spirited first novel is good enough to eat. 

Journal Entry 2 by sharalsbooks at Chandler, Arizona USA on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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This book will be going to the used book store to make room on Mount TBR. Though this book will be long gone, I was able to acquire an electronic copy of this book to read on my Nook. I will update this space with my review after I've read it.  

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