A Stiff Risotto by Lou Jane Temple

By Lou Jane Temple

The knives are out!Heaven Lee-- proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City's celebrated Cafe Heaven-- knew she needed to watch her again at Aspen's gossipy actual Dish nutrition competition. however it wasn't till the saucy cook dinner stumbled around the battered physique of 1 of the easiest Chef contestants that she discovered how lethal the contest may be.Every June, 5 thousand gourmands from around the globe assemble within the stylish inn city of Aspen, sipping wine within the pristine mountain air as 5 big name cooks conflict for the easiest Chef name. whilst the opponents begin to drop, there is a bountiful provide of suspects. The intrepid Heaven discovers rankings to settle, Hollywood goals, and outright malice ahead of ensuring a vicious killer will get their simply deserts!

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So this is how Aspen keeps all the star egos in check. Fear of the local press,” Joe said. Heaven grabbed the program out of Chris’s hand. ” Chris and Joe threw themselves on a couch and looked up , expectantly, afraid to make a peep. ” She paused. “That horrible Tony La Sala who worked at the café. Can you believe it? He could barely make stock and now he’s going to be famous. ” Joe asked. “Of course not,” Heaven said too quickly. “But for Sergio La Sala it must be horrible. He hasn’t been nominated before and he really deserves it and now he and his no-good son are running against each other.

We’ll introduce ourselves to the staff. But can we eat first? ” “Main Street. Bakery has a place to eat outside and an espresso machine. It’s down a couple of blocks,” Heaven pointed west, then turned and pointed in the opposite direction. “And there’s designer pizzas at Mezzaluna. If you want cutting edge, most of those open just for dinner, but I’ve heard Ajax Tavern is good and open for lunch. The chef was nominated for Best Chef last year. It’s over off Durant right by the Gondola lift. ” “Yes; yes.

It does this every summer,” Pauline commented in an accusatory tone. Brian nodded knowingly. “Yeah, man, those flat roofs really hold the heat. ” He slammed some garlic with the side of a Chinese cleaver for emphasis. Murray jumped. “Why does this have to happen when Heaven leaves town? What if it needs a new motor or something that costs a lot? ” Pauline stopped being irritated for a minute and tried to smile soothingly at Murray. “It usually only costs three or four hundred dollars. The accountant can sign a check in a pinch.

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