So what happens when 128 mystery authors compare notes on food prepared and served in their novels? A cookbook, with over 200 recipes!
The Cozy Food cookbook was the brainchild of mystery author Nancy Lynn Jarvis, and she’s done a terrific job
herding cats gathering and organizing the recipes/bios from all of us.
I contributed two recipes, dessert offerings that are featured in my Concordia Wells mystery series (who knew so much eating was going on?): a Charlotte Russe (which I’ve posted about here), and a pumpkin creme brulee. Preceding each recipe in the cookbook is a short blurb about the significance of that particular dish in the story in which it appears.
The table of contents includes: Starters and Beverages; Soups and Crumbles; Salads and Dressings; Pasta and Casseroles; Main Course Dishes; Veggies and Side Dishes; Desserts and Pies; Cakes, Cupcakes, and Frostings; Cookies, Bars, and Brownies; Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Teatime; Quick, Easy, Quirky, Saucy, and Even Pet Treats.
In addition to the recipes is a section at the end with short bios and links for each contributing author, so you can get your cozy mystery fix with authors you might not have discovered before. A win-win!