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The Pot Thief Who Studied Escofier
by J. Michael Orenduff
Release Date: 03/23/11
Genre: Mystery
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Publisher: Aakenbaaken
Format ISBN Price
Print 978-1938436031 14.95
Author Page: J. Michael Orenduff

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The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier                               

 

Hubie agrees, against his better judgment, to create special plates for Schnitzel, an improbably-themed Austrian restaurant opening soon in Santa Fe. The fee was too enticing to pass up. The restaurateur insists the plates be made on-site in Santa Fe. Then, a member of the rogue’s gallery of cooks, potscrubbers, and waiters who will staff Schnitzel turns up dead in the back of Hubie’s Bronco, poisoned by barium carbonate, one of the chemicals Hubie is using in his glaze. Hubie dodges indictment, and the publicity of the death doesn’t diminish the crowd on opening night. The food does that.

The restaurant seems headed for an early demise when the staff hatches a bold – some might say loony – plan to save the day by transforming Schnitzel with an Austrian/Southwestern fusion menu. Hubie, the only one who knows anything about New Mexico cuisine, is tapped to create the menu and inspire the staff. It works, and crowds reappear. When Hubie is accused of siphoning off funds, he finally figures out why the restaurateur hired him. He also figures out who killed the cook and why. But the FBI agent embedded in the kitchen crew was ultimately his biggest surprise.

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