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 meals competition. however it wasn't until eventually the saucy prepare dinner stumbled around the battered physique of 1 of the simplest Chef contestants that she discovered how lethal the contest may be.Every June, 5 thousand gourmands from around the globe assemble within the stylish hotel city of Aspen, sipping wine within the pristine mountain air as 5 famous person cooks conflict for the simplest Chef identify. while the rivals begin to drop, there is a bountiful offer of suspects. The intrepid Heaven discovers rankings to settle, Hollywood goals, and outright malice earlier than ensuring a vicious killer will get their simply deserts!
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Luckily most people can walk to their hotels. Unfortunately, not us. And the Aspen police are very strict. If we get separated and you need to come home and you’re feeling the wine, call a cab. Another thing about Aspen, everything is printed in one of the two free newspapers. All arrests, even if it’s a famous person. ” �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 wouldn’t begrudge you a couple of good crispy wings now and then. ” Heaven looked over the heads of the diners, out the window of the gussied-up old dining room. She could see a row of cottonwood trees, their leaves shining silver in the sun. She pointed outside. “When I was a little girl I could sit outside and just listen to the wind in the cottonwoods. I loved that sound. My mom always hated it. She said if they weren’t so tall and didn’t block the wind in the winter, she’d have Daddy cut the cottonwoods down.
Heaven had put the second seat in her van that served as a catering vehicle for Café Heaven most of the time. The roomy interior was packed full. There was a cooler of soft drinks and bottled water and another cooler of fruit and candy bars and some brownies that Pauline, the baker at the restaurant, had made for their journey. There were suitcases and a cardboard box with wigs sticking out of it. The two hooks in the back of the van were loaded with garment bags. Not one of the three travelers knew the meaning of packing lightly.
A Stiff Risotto by Lou Jane Temple