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The chef's secret : a novel, Crystal King

Label
The chef's secret : a novel
Title
The chef's secret
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Crystal King
Title variation
chefs secret
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A captivating novel of Renaissance Italy detailing the mysterious life of Bartolomeo Scappi, the legendary chef to several popes and author of one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time, and the nephew who sets out to discover his late uncle's secrets--including the identity of the noblewoman Bartolomeo loved until he died. 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
Member of
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760198
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Crystal,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3611.I5723
LC item number
C44 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scappi, Bartolomeo
  • Cooking, Roman
  • Secrecy
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Cooks
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Rome (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The chef's secret : a novel, Crystal King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1039187369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781501196423
Lccn
2018025073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The chef's secret : a novel, Crystal King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1039187369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781501196423
Lccn
2018025073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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