Food To Die For by Patricia Cornwell
Secrets from Kay Scarpetta's Kitchen

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Scarpetta doesn't just chitchat with Benton Wesley before their Hilton Head holiday in Point of Origin-she instructs him to stock up on South Carolina pecans, tomatoes, and Vidalia onions! Snowbound in a tiny cottage by the sea in Cause of Death, Kay taps into her Italian heritage to celebrate New Year's with a delectable lasagne for Lucy and Marino.

Fans of Kay Scarpetta know that this crime solver extraordinaire unwinds and recharges in the kitchen. After a heroic day on the job, she often escapes home to delicious food and wine with family and friends.

Inspired by the dozens of food scenes in Kay's kitchen and favorite restaurants, Food to Die For is a cookbook tailor-made for Scarpetta fans. Among the criminally good recipes: Miami-Style Chili with Beer (All That Remains)
Grilled Grouper with Butter and Key Lime Juice (Cruel & Unusual)
Jack Daniel's Chocolate-Pecan Pie (The Body Farm)
Lasagne with Marinara Sauce and Porcini Mushrooms (Cause of Death)
Bev's Lump Crab Cakes (Unnatural Exposure)
Kay's Grilled Pizza with Sausage, Pepperoni, and Three Cheeses (Black Notice)
Also recipes from Lucy, Marino, and Rose, as well as from restaurants in Richmond, Washington, D.C., New York, London, and Paris.

Brimming with full-color photographs of Scarpetta-inspired culinary creations, Food to Die For adds a new dimension to the novels that keep us reading through the night.


About Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia Cornwell was born in Miami, Florida on June 9, 1956. When she was nine years old, her mother tried to give her and her two brothers to evangelist Billy Graham and his wife to care for. For a while the children lived with missionaries since their mother was unable to care for them. After graduating from Davidson College in 1979, she worked for The Charlotte Observer eventually covering the police beat and winning an investigative reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association for a series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte. Her award-winning biography of Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of Billy Graham, A Time for Remembering, was published in 1983. From 1984 to 1990, she worked as a technical writer and a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. While working for the medical examiner, she began to write novels. Although the award-winning novel Postmortem was initially rejected by seven different publishers, once it was published in 1990 it became the only novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure, in one year. She is the author of the Kay Scarpetta series, the Andy Brazil series, and the Winston Garano series. She has also written two cookbooks Scarpetta's Winter Table and Food to Die For; a children's book Life's Little Fable; and non-fiction works like Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed. Marlene Brown is an ordained minister and international speaker. She is the founder and president of Residence for Christ International Orphanages Inc., a non-profit organization registered in Canada.
Published October 1, 2001 by Putnam Adult. 224 pages
Genres: Cooking, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Bestselling mystery author Patricia Cornwell's Food to Die For: Secrets from Kay Scarpetta's Kitchen offers favorite recipes from the intrepid medical examiner (Cornwell's series heroine), Scarpetta's colleagues Marino and Rose, niece Lucy and various restaurants.

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As fans of the series know, the chief medical examiner of Virginia likes to relax by cooking in her very fancy kitchen and the results are always mouth watering.

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