How to Cook a Tart by Nina Killham

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Cookbook author Jasmine March's life is like a perfectly prepared béchamel-rich, satisfying, and drenched in butter. 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. Filled with mouth-watering descriptions of Jasmine's creations-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.

About Nina Killham

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Nina Killham was born in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, she wrote about food for the Washington Post. She lives in London with her husband and their two young children. Her husband does most of the cooking.
Published December 12, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 258 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Cooking. Fiction

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She loves real food, real cooking, and real enjoyment of meals.

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