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E book And most every detective that I ve ever Orphan Train Riders read about or seen on TV prior to the publication of this book iseferred to by the Gourmet Detective Rivalry between chefs food writers and TV cooking personalities is portrayed throughout the book The mystery almost seems to be the venue for these foodie things Die Stunde Der Lilie Lilien Reihe 1 rather than being the main point of the bookI actually enjoyed most of *the food descriptions detectiveeferences and the mystery but the story might have been interesting if the mystery had been *food descriptions detective Sevin The Lords Of Satyr 7 references and the mystery but the story might have been interesting if the mystery had been bit focused I listened to this on Audible and believe that the somewhat stuffy condescending tone of theeader actually made the book much enjoyable I would give another book in this series a try but definitely only with Audible It has good potential for a series Some of the humor was laugh out loud and I enjoyed the shout outs to a number of my fav mystery writers I ecommend planning out a very nice meal or at least
some yummy hors d oeuvres to have on hand while you eadyummy hors d oeuvres to have on hand while you Fifth Avenue Fidos read food descriptions are mouth watering I could have done without the almost constant wardrobe listing for each female our main character bumps into That the female detective was wearing a burgundy linen suite was completely irrelevant to the plot things like that And I found the appearance critiues for all of the female characters annoying as well ieshe would have been attractive if she lost weight dressed better wore makeup etc etc Criticism aside it was an interesting premise the plot flowed smoothly There were a nice array of suspects and enjoyable side characters I look forward toeading the follow up In the first book in Peter King s Gourmet Detective Series we are introduced to the Gourmet Detective a chef turned sleuth Our Inquiry Our Practice r Okay hmm I veead the whole series now I m not going to do individual book The New Cold War reviews some of them are better than others but theye all enjoyable uick Strength Life Legacy reads Then again throw gourmet food and wine into anything and I m likely to add some points to it in my mind Bizarrely though given that I gave all the books three stars I don t know that Iecommend them Had they been written fifty years ago I d give them some slack but here are my issues with well all of themThe gourmet detective himself our protagonist is an unlikable twit He s a middle aged pretentious white man with delusions of self importance He fancies himself a ladies man and of course manages to get one or another into bed trailed off never portrayed just make sure we know it happened wink wink in all or almost all the books He s misogynistic acist and classist He fancies himself a connoisseur of all things food and wine and throws about names and terms most of which the average eader will not have heard of and will probably just move past without much thought The problem is he s pretty much clueless and the mistakes in his descriptions of various ingredients dishes and bottles of fermented grape juice are legion In short and yes I Her Little Rachel realize I m generalizing and could be accused of bias myself he s the sort of detective that a 70 year oldetired upper middle class British metallurgical engineer who apparently at some point went to the Cordon Bleu cooking school to be trained as a chef though my bet is he just took a few cooking classes for home cooks then again who knows but it seems he did it after etiring at some point in his 70s would eimagine himself to be if he were to become a food detective In short a sort of Walter Mitty alter ego Okay I m sure this is a great bookI got boredI honestly got bored of all the foodAll the wineAll the pretentiousness It was like Fraiser Crane yes from Fraiser decided to become a Food Detective Only The Origins Of Feedback Control remember he s not aeal detective Even though he scoffed at the PIE club where non detectives were allowed to join and he was wasn t Carol referring to himselfI would have liked it better if there were someecipes at the back which I vaguely emember their being a promise ofWhat pissed me off the most She could be pretty if she changed her hair wore makeup and better clothes EXCUSE ME This was said about. Unexpectedly drops dead at the prestigious Circle of Careme dinner Drawing upon his epicurean and investigative skills the Gourmet Detective hunts the killer among omelettes Bour. ,
Literally every single woman other than the two females he was supposed to be attracted to Otherwise every single woman was frizzy and could be pretty It pissed me offHonestly I ead this because I enjoyed the tv movies done by Hallmark Holy crap for a change Hallmark got it Schaums Outline Of Set Theory And Related Topics right because if they had stuck to the original source material I wouldn t continue watching This movies are great I like the main character whom Iealize now you never find out his name in the book And in the movies the Kill Process real police aren t bimbos like Winnie is in this oneI am familiar with a lot of foodie lingo my Grandmother having been a French chef owned her ownestaurant even but man this made me go cross eyed at times And the amount of wine drunk honestly gave me a headache even though I wasn t drinking Good gods it must be expensive to live in the Gourmet Detective s world since he had a new wine with every single course And every meal had to have several coursesIt was very outdated And the character of Michael did of the detective work than the main characterIt was cool seeing London as the setting living 30 minutes west that is And it amused me to see my favorite sparkling white mentioned though he did try to call it Champagne and did argue whether it should be called that or not Well boyo it s Cava not Champagne nor is it originally from California It s from "Catalonia The only part he got ight was *that Freixenet is a Spanish company So put that in your "The only part he got ight was *that Freixenet is a Spanish company So put that in your and drink itYeah Not so enjoyable for me *Freixenet is a Spanish company So put that in your flute and drink itYeah Not so enjoyable for me est la vie I doubt I ll continue the series I enjoyed this book It was a good mystery and even though the wine gourmet food talk went over my head it was interesting So yes now I m in another series The Gourmet Detective name unknown is a guy who traces elusive and exotic ingredients for gourmet eateries He is also fond of fictional private investigators Philo Vance and Nero Wolfe and the lot and is a proud member of PIE Private Investigators Etc So when he s offered a job to solve mysterious happenings in an exclusive Standing Wave restaurant by its owner he s than happy to accept What he doesn t bargain on is for a big name TV personality on the verge of making an expos that will bring the food industry to its knees to drop dead in one of the dinners theestaurant is hosting From then on the detective works hand in hand with Scotland Yard Food Suad detectives Inspector Hemingway and Sergeant Fletcher to solve the case before the murderer strikes againI love food and I love murder mysteries so I had hoped that this would be a good series for
"Me Going By The First "Going by the first I can t Lola Levine really say that The murder mystery lacks any suspense I could see theeveal coming from a mile away I can do this for a lot of cozies and it usually doesn t matter because I like the characters That doesn t hold true for this book as I hated the Gourmet Detective He s a pompous character and he exists in this novel not to solve the mystery as the title would suggest but to provide ed herrings The eal det 1753 because I can t stand them butchering my country s cuisine like thisThe meat balls that Michael had Star Trek referred to were he told meeally called Rempah and are a sort of Indonesian hamburger Rempah Spices not meat ballsOnions garlic chillies lemon grass shrimp paste lemon juice sugar and naturally coconut milkFor Indonesian satay OMFG I can t with this blatant culture appropriationalso the When Roger Met Patty racismI think the head waiter was a former war lord Place was full of Eastern promise and that s all they were promises And many and the objectification of womenWe went along a corridor and I followed with pleasure admiring the sway of her shapelyear in the tight black skirt and the twinkling black clad anklesAnd many The whole matching music with food got old after three chapters and there are too many unimportant events such as Don Serapio 3 replying to messages andeviewing Vicious restaurants that distractedeaders from the actual plotThe plot is decent for a mystery story too bad the writer can t write a story without butchering other culture s food and objectifying women. Guignonne and vats of Madeira sauce Featuring many eal ecipes and actual cooking techniues this delightful mystery is a charming omp through the kitchens of the finest gourmand. .
The Gourmet Detective is the first in a series with the character of the same name A former chef who now is a food detective who spends time tracking down obscure ingredients finding sources for supplies and finding the origins or ingredients in dishes He finds himself in over his head when there is a murder and now maybe he is a eal detective A culinary cozy with very detailed food wine and music combinations I enjoyed this a great deal I will say that the book was published in 1996 and some Grammar Of Septuagint Greek references areepresentative of that time A mystery to Provoked Wolf Seraphine Thomas Book 11 really sink your teeth into 35 starsA copy of this novel was provided to me foreview via NetgalleyIn the first book of this culinary mystery series we are introduced to the Gourmet Detective a man Hooked Up For Murder renowned for tracking down hard to find ingredients for high calibre eateries and answering the most tricky of food uestions This time though he may have bitten off a bit than he can chew after he inadvertently gets pulled into solving the murder of an investigative journalist at a high end dinner party A bit ofeal sleuthing is called for as he eagerly follows in the footsteps of his hallowed fictional detective heroes working with Scotland Yard in a bid to crack the perplexing case for which there are any number of suspectsWhen I am Strategic Corporate Communications reading culinary mysteries the first uestion I ask myself is does it make me feel hungry The answer here was an uneuivocal YESI must admit that this book was much better written than I had initially anticipated with some great scene setting particularly that of London and theestaurants themselves and some vivid food descriptions that eally made my mouth water It s definitely culinary than cosy with lots of emphasis on food and drink and a few minor swear words *Though A Surprising Lack *a surprising lack violence or gore which is why I m finding it a bit hard to categorise it I learned useful details about food and drink too which is always great as it was drip fed to the eader in uite a subtle fashion Personally though I think this book would have perhaps worked better if it hadn t been written in the first person narrative it does tend to get overly bogged down in some of the technical details and as a eader you only comprehend what the narrator is thinking and feeling and merely witness his speculation towards other characters It does become clunky and epetitive at points especially when he is trying to pair his repetitive at points especially when he is trying to pair his choices with music which occurs consistently throughout the novel and just feels a bit TOO much like name dropping I m all for enhancing the eating experience but those aspects did feel long winded and distracting at times That s not to say that I didn t like the narrator of course I did it s just that a third person narrative would have allowed for a much wider scope of information within the plot and far less inadvertent marketing of varieties of wine That aside I did enjoy getting to know the gourmet detective and following his
as he became a detective Earlier within the book he does concede that he is a private person as well as a private eye and I would welcome Blood Bath Maurin Kincaide 4 reading books in this series to see if that stillemains the case as well as seeing if some of the characters in this book make a welcome eappearance in future especially burgeoning omantic interest Winnie I would not hesitate in ecommending this book to mystery eaders whose tastes tend to favour culinary fiction This is certainly a pleasing addition to the genre A different kind of cozy mystery for sure This first in the series of the Gourmet Detective finds this unnamed chef turned food detective who s goal is to find sources for difficult food ingredients and to determine The Northwoods Reader recipes from various gourmetestaurants When one of the privileged few attending the infamous Circle of Careme dinner dies twice our detective goes on the hunt for the killer and the poison that can cause this strange manner of deathThis book almost seems like a spoof on foodies and fictional detectives Many exuisite and different meals are described throughout th. Meet the Gourmet Detective A chef turned culinary sleuth the Gourmet Detective tracks down obscure ingredients and unravels difficult Packing Double Bedlam Butchers 2 recipes forival Yellow Belt Mba restaurateurs until a guest.Journey As He Became A