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The Resource The Chef's Secret

The Chef's Secret

Label
The Chef's Secret
Title
The Chef's Secret
Statement of responsibility
Crystal King
Title variation
chefs secret
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Bartolomeo Scappi dies in 1577, he leaves his vast estate—properties, money, and his position—to his nephew and apprentice Giovanni. He also gives Giovanni the keys to two strongboxes and strict instructions to burn their contents. Despite Scappi’s dire warning that the information concealed in those boxes could put Giovanni’s life and others at risk, Giovanni is compelled to learn his uncle’s secrets. He undertakes the arduous task of decoding Scappi’s journals and uncovers a history of deception, betrayal, and murder—all to protect an illicit love affair. As Giovanni pieces together the details of Scappi’s past, he must contend with two rivals who have joined forces—his brother Cesare and Scappi’s former protégé, Domenico Romoli, who will do anything to get his hands on the late chef’s recipes. With luscious prose that captures the full scale of the sumptuous feasts for which Scappi was known, The Chef’s Secret serves up power, intrigue, and passion, bringing Renaissance Italy to life in a delectable fashion
Summary
Inheriting the estate of his uncle, a legendary Renaissance chef, apprentice Giovanni fatefully disregards orders to destroy his mentor's secrets and uncovers a dark history of betrayal, murder and forbidden love
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10760198
Cataloging source
BT
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King, Crystal
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Sagas
  • Family Sagas
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Chef's Secret
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_585153
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501196447
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Chef's Secret
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_585153
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501196447
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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