Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For

176 pages
Published: March 24th 2015 
Published by: Quirk Books
Source: Publisher
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. 

What's better than a beautiful cookbook? A beautiful cookbook that contains recipes from amazing mystery authors, of course! This is the kind of book that you didn't know you wanted but then you come across it in a bookstore and you MUST buy it on the spot. 

This is GORGEOUS. The attention to detail is out of this world. I really love the introduction to each recipe since you get to know the author a little bit better. The recipes range from really weird (like Sue Grafton's "Kinsey Millhone's Famous Peanut Butter & Pickle Sandwich") to the very useful (Lee Child's "Coffee, Pot of One") to the most delicious (pretty much everything in the book.) The photography can make or break a cookbook but this one is right on point. They are vivid and the mystery elements around the dishes made me squeal with delight. Honestly, this book is just lovely. It would made such a perfect gift for a friend or even for yourself. 

If you want to see me fail/succeed at making any of these recipes,  you can check my Instagram in the next couple of weeks.  

Note: a huge thank you to the amazing people at Quirk Books for sending me this book! 
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