Avery Aames has written another of those delicious culinary mysteries that makes one want to raid the refrigerator. Many different culinary mysteries are being cooked up these days. This time we work at solving a murder as we learn the ins and outs of the cheese business. Our senses are tickled with artisan cheese descriptions and yummy sounding recipes as we watch for clues to the murder of a wealthy businessman. Other popular food novels center on chocolate, wine, caterers, bakeries, even farmer’s markets. Keep some yummy snacks handy when reading The Long Quiche Goodbye, preferably a gourmet cheese assortment with a complementary wine.
Another book in our library that may be of interest to foodies who love to party is called, The Tasting Club: gathering together to share and savor your favorite tastes by Dina Cheney. This non-fiction book guides those who are a part of the growing trend to entertain at home how to plan and host a tasting party. Learn how to choose a particular ingredient and plan a party around it. Chapters include wine, chocolate, cheese, honey, tea, olive oil, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, apples and beer; with menus, food history, perfect food pairings and accompaniments.