Last Bite: A Novel of Culinary Romance

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Algonquin Books, Jul 31, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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After ending a bad relationship, Casey Costello, an executive chef at a morning television show, swears off men. Who has the time anyway? She's busy overseeing a rambunctious food-prep crew in a kitchen the size of a closet; trying to please high-maintenance celebrity guest chefs; and dealing with her large extended Italian American family, who believe that the solutions to life's problems involve food. And in the midst of her high-energy, stress-inducing career—punctuated by a steady stream of parties and restaurant openings that must not be missed—she's trying to uncover why Sally Woods, a grand old dame of the culinary world and regular on the television show, is suddenly ready to jump ship and find a new station and a new executive chef.

When Danny O'Shea, a handsome chef from one of New York's hottest new restaurants, makes a guest appearance on the show, Casey smells trouble. But feelings ignite faster than a flambé dessert, especially when Danny whips up a few surprises during a television shoot in Italy.

Narrated in Casey's smart and refreshingly disarming voice, Last Bite is an irresistible culinary caper, with characters whose appetites are as big as their personalities.
 

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As executive chef for a morning television show, 29-year-old Casey Costello not only cooks with a great bunch of people, including venerable culinary icon Sally Woods, but also gets to work with a ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
33
Chapter 4
44
Chapter 5
52
Chapter 6
69
Chapter 7
82
Chapter 8
104
Chapter 14
170
Chapter 15
179
Chapter 16
192
Chapter 17
200
Chapter 18
215
Chapter 19
225
Chapter 20
239
Chapter 21
254

Chapter 9
109
Chapter 10
119
Chapter 11
134
Chapter 12
143
Chapter 13
160
Chapter 22
265
Chapter 23
275
Chapter 24
285
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NANCY VERDE BARR was an executive chef to Julia Child from 1980 to 1998 and the culinary producer for PBS’s Baking with Julia and ABC’s Good Morning America. She’s written for Gourmet, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Parade, Cook’s Magazine, and Fine Cooking. The author of three award-winning cookbooks, she lives in Massachusetts.

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