Author(s): Caroline Hamilton
A story of gluttony, madness, boiled tomatoes and a woman who will stop at nothing in her search for a perfect recipe. Amelia wants to be the best cook in the world. But being the best cook is not just about preparing the perfect bean dish or cooking a steak so that it melts in your mouth, it's about struggle and learning. Amelia befriends Katarina, a strange, old Eastern European woman who teaches Amelia about tea, bread, bottled tomatoes and the art of cooking. Katarina's mysterious death unleashes a passion within Amelia and she discovers an age-old secret that unlocks the power and magic of famous cooks throughout history. In trying to invent a new recipe, Amelia discovers that her beloved Katarina was murdered and Amelia knows who did it. She begins to plan the tastiest recipe of her life, her recipe for revenge. First published March 2008.