Les Liaisons Culinaires

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Harvill, 2000 - Fiction - 105 pages
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One woman, two suitors, and seventeen delicious dishes: in Athens seduction starts in the kitchen . . .Dimitris and Damocles live in the same apartment building, on the same floor. They share a love of cooking, and, it soon transpires, a lover -- Nana. What follows is the story of their competition to win Nana's heart through her stomach -- each performing ever more succulent culinary feats in an effort to depose his rival. As the dishes pile up, and the recipes -- listed in their entirety at the end of every chapter -- grow more and more mouthwatering, it becomes a bizarre and comic duel, fought with sea-urchin salads, stuffed grape leaves, and delicacies from all corners of the Aegean, to win the consummate femme fatale.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

What to do with a cookbook disguised as a novel? This tasty oddity from Greek chef and playwright Staikos offers palate pleasers of all kinds, but the main story (two men try to win over the same ... Read full review


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ANNE-MARIE STANTON-IFE is a freelance literary translator.

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