COOK [&EAT] GLOBAL
Cookery. Crime. Culture.
Cook [& Eat] Global is a full-color expansion of our original Culinary Clues recipe book in a larger format. It features more than 130 recipes from the seven countries visited by our sheroes in the first three books of the Sandra Troux Mysteries. On the trail of each mystery, Sandra Troux, Bobbi Power and Lizbet Sheridan can often be found munching on many of these dishes while musing on the intricacies of the cases they solve.
From the Mystery of the Ming Connection, savor traditional recipes from South Korea and China. In Masquerade on the Net relish selected dishes from Russian, Nigerian and French cuisine. In Secrets at Abbott House, taste culinary specialties from the tables of New Jersey, the Carolinas and Haiti. Bonus details of the cuisines and customs of each region are included.
Speed around the world with these Boomer sleuths while they sample hot pot in Seoul and dumplings served in towers of bamboo steamers in Xian. Spoon up beef and beet borsht in Moscow, tomato stew and jollop rice in Nigeria, and top off these dishes with café au lait and pain au chocolate in Paris.
In Newark, nibble on iconic black and white cookies and savor Jersey Shore saltwater taffy. Let larruping slaw, cornbread and North Carolina barbeque drip down your chin in Greensboro. Then fill those last corners of your stomach in Port-au-Prince with Haitian riz et pois rouge ak coconut let (rice and beans in coconut milk) and pain pate (sweet potato pudding).
Get out your knives, forks, spoons, chopsticks, and fingers to chow down on those delicious dishes. Our “sheroes” will be happy to sit down to a meal from each country’s cuisine with you and chew over clues to the mysteries that are peppered throughout this book.
Sample spicy kimchi and ponder the identity of an ominous stranger during a flight to Seoul. Savor steamers of luscious dumplings in Xi'an after a harrowing, deadly horseback chase on the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu.
Masquerade on the Net
Regroup over a steaming glass of Russian tea and raspberry jam covered blinis after a dangerous chase through the streets of Moscow. Relish a savory Igbo feast in a small Nigerian village, following a near fatal jet crash into the Niger Delta.
Secrets at Abbott House
Revive over traditional matzo ball soup and deli sandwiches at Hobby's after a traumatic murder in Newark's Military Park. Unravel suspicious clues over Pwason Gwo Sèl (fish in a spiced broth) and Cassava bread in
The creation and addition of recipe books to the Sandra Troux Mysteries publishing platform had its genesis in the back matter we provide at the end of each mystery book. Our sheroes pursue crime and mysteries on an international basis, and they often “chew” over clues in restaurants, visiting homes and other venues in the countries that each mystery takes them.
We began the development of “back matter” with a list of characters and short sections of relevant historic or social issues that are part of the action. Each book takes our characters to two, three or more countries. So it seemed only natural to provide recipes of foods they encounter.