THE CHEF WHO MADE ONIONS CRY
A new Goldfarb adventure novel by Chilli Kippen
THE BEST UNWOKE BOOK OF 2020
As in her previous novel, the plot twists and turns in Ms Kippen's hilarious and deliberately absurd trademark style, she tackles another important social issue and delivers a powerful blow to the proponents of Live Animal Transportation.
The marked contrast of sober descriptions of this cruel practice brings home the message that it must be stopped! NOW!
As on all cruise ships, the most important person on board the Pacific Belle, apart from the Captain is the Master Chef. It is the quality, and indeed, the quantity of food that makes or breaks a cruise.
The reader is introduced to Master Chef Armand Barrique - twice Michelin starred - dreamt recipes, who is not only a Master Chef but also a man of sensitivity and devoted to his trainee expert truffle-hunter pig.
Chef is also central to the plot and his planning and delivery of the spectacular Versailles dinner is a highlight, not only for the cruise guests, but also for the reader.
Our old friend Alexander Pushkin Goldfarb continues his run of luck in the ship's casino as he observes the foibles of his fellow passengers, while new characters such as Major Barbara Cock, a retired army psychiatrist and now assassin for hire, introduce elements of intrigue and revenge and somewhat paradoxically humour and sympathy for her cause.
"It took only a few pages to envelop me in this hilarious world"
Gabriel Gaté - French Chef, Author, TV Presenter (Taste le Tour - Tour de France).
"This novel is very funny"
Helen Lederer - UK Actress, Novelist (Absolutely Fabulous/Naked Video (BBC))
"More wit and wisdom from a seriously funny writer"
Patrick Edgeworth - Stage and Screenwriter
(Boswell For The Defence, Georgie Girl - The Musical)