Friday, July 13, 2018

A Soufflé of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber | Blog Tour with Guest Post & Giveaway

A Soufflé of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
Series: A French Bistro Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publication Date: 
July 10, 2018
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 328 pages
ISBN-10: 1683315863
ISBN-13: 978-1683315865
e-Book File Size: 5211 KB
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The Blurb

The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille’s sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters.

Crush Week in Nouvelle Vie is a madhouse — in a good way. Tourists pour into town for the pressing of the Napa Valley’s world-renowned grapes and all the town’s businesses get a nice lift, including Bistro and Maison Rousseau. Mimi is raising the ante this year with a Sweet Treats Festival, a wonderland of croissants, cakes, tarts, and soufflés crafted with expert care by the area’s top talents.

Chef Camille’s sister Renee is managing the festival with a cast-iron fist, upsetting everyone, including her sister. Which is bad for Camille when Renee turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen. Mimi is still building her business, so her first course of action is to whip up answers and catch the unsavory perpetrator before Camille takes a dusting and gets burned.

The Guest Post — A Recipe!

Pepper-Glazed Goat Cheese Gratin

This warm, sweet-spicy goat cheese dip is a great, easy alternative to a cheese plate.

1 pound creamy fresh goat cheese, softened (I used 12 ounces)

6 tablespoons apricot preserves

4 Peppadew peppers, finely chopped (these are the red, stuff-able kind)

1 pickled jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (I didn’t remove all the seeds)

2 tablespoons minced cocktail onions (about 5 onions)

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 ½ teaspoons dry sherry

Pita chips or toasted baguette slices for serving

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the softened goat cheese in a 5 x 8” gratin dish in an even layer. I used my fingers to press it into place.

In a small bowl, whisk the preserves with the Peppadews, jalapeño, onions, mustard, and sherry. Spread the mixture over the goat cheese and bake on the top rack of the oven for about 5 minutes, until warm. Turn on the broiler and broil for about 2 minutes until the topping is bubbling and lightly browned at the edges.

Serve the gratin hot, with pita chips or toasted baguette slices.

The Author

About Daryl Wood Gerber

Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber is best known for her nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries, and the Cheese Shop Mysteries which she pens as Avery Aames. 

Daryl recently debuted the new French Bistro Mysteries in November 2017, with A Deadly ÉclairDaryl also writes stand-alone suspense: Days of Secrets and Girl on the Run.

Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!


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