Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cozy Food by Various Authors Great Escapes Tour-Review/Recipe Post

About the book
y mystery writers get together to do a cookbook? You get more than 220 recipes that are as varied and interesting as an amateur sleuth’s day job.
Regional recipes come from every part of the United States and England — a couple find their way from Australia and Italy, too — and from diverse times. There are recipes from people looking to keep gluten out of their lives, eat vegetarian, or make a treat or two for their furry four-legged friends. And yes, there are recipes that appeal to the sweet tooth, lots of them, in fact.
There’s no mystery about what happens when cozy writers get together. They bring the wit, inventiveness, and adventure found in their books right along with their recipes.
The recipes are introduced by their authors and linked to the writer bios in the back of the book.
You can look up your favorite cozy writer and see which recipes are their favorites; they’ll tell you what the recipe means to them. Or you can enjoy a dish and then link to the recipe’s author’s biography and books.

Either way you enjoy the cookbook, you’re sure to find great new recipes to make and terrific new cozy authors to read.
Contributing authors
Sparkle Abbey, Ellery Adams, (aka J. B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley) Judy Alter, Marian Allen, Ritter Ames, Donna Andrews, Traci Andrighetti, Amy Beth Arkawy, Mignon F. Ballard, Sandra Balzo, JoAnn Bassett, Cynthia Baxter, (aka Cynthia Blair) Jenna Bennett, (aka Jennie Bentley) Sally Berneathy, (aka Sally Carleen, Sally Steward, Sara Garrett) Maggie Bishop, Cindy Blackburn, Juliet Blackwell, Susan Furlong Bollinger, Sheila Webster Boneham, Laura Bradford, Frances Brody, Duffy Brown, Joyce Ann Brown, Mollie Bryan, B.B. Cantwell, Laurie Cass, (aka Laura Alden) Nancy J. Cohen, Shelley Costa, Judith Cutler, Rebecca (aka R.P.) Dahlke, Kathi Daley, Kathleen Delaney, Diana Dempsey, Pamela Frost Dennis, Lesley A. Diehl, Leighann Dobbs, Vicki Doudera, Pamela DuMond, Carola Dunn, Jean Erhardt, Chloe Evans, Monica Ferris, (aka Margaret Frazer, Mary Monica Pulver, Mary Kuhfeld) Judy Fitzwater, Chris Forman, Kaye George, Sally Goldenbaum, Barbara Graham, Sarah Graves, Carolyn Haines, (aka R.B. Chesterton) Vinnie Hansen, Traci Hilton, Sibel Hodge, Valerie Horowitz, Mary Ellen Hughes, Linda Joffe Hull, Ellen Elizabeth Hunter, Dawn Greenfield Ireland, Melanie Jackson, Holly Jacobs, Miranda James, (aka Dean James) Nancy Lynn Jarvis, Heather Justesen, Pamela Kelley, E.E. Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Josi S. Kilpack, Kelly Klepfer, (aka Michelle Griep, Ellie Marks) Barbara Lee Cool, Marilyn Levinson, Liz Lipperman, Gail Lukasik, Elaine Macko, Sylvia Massara, Sonja Massie, (aka G.A. McKevett) Edith Maxwell, (aka Tace Baker) Lorena McCourtney, Marja McGraw, Eileen Haavik McIntire, Staci McLaughlin, Catriona McPherson, Camille Minichino, (aka Margaret Grace, Ada Madison) Marie Moore, Ruth Moose, Amy Myers, Tamar Myers, Christa Nardi, Radine Trees Nehring, Kerri Nelson, Clare O’Donohue, Diana Orgain, Joyce Oroz, Elaine L. Orr, Helen Osterman, Gail Oust, K.B. Owen, Sharon Pape, Nancy J. Parra, (aka Nancy J. Coco) Allison Cesario Paton, Joanne Pence, Maggie Pill, Ann Purser, Melissa Bourbon Ramirez, (aka Melissa Bourbon) Nanci Rathbun, Rosalee Richland, Becky Lyn Rickman, Karen Robbins, Carolyn J. Rose, Pamela Rose, Cindy Sample, June Shaw, Connie Shelton, Clea Simon, Joanna Campbell Slan, Karen Rose Smith, Lane Stone, Maria Grazia Swan, Denise Swanson, Marcia Talley, Nancy Jill Thames, Sharon Burch Toner, Elaine Viets, Lea Wait, Wendy Lyn Watson, (aka Annie Knox) Christine Wenger, Gayle Wigglesworth, Lois Winston, Joan H. Young, Suzanne Young

And others are saying 
You can look up your favorite cozy writer and see which recipes are their favorites; they’ll tell you what the recipe means to them. Or you can enjoy a dish and then link to the recipe’s author’s biography and books.
~Lauras Interests
A totally wonderful book, suitable (in print version especially) for your kitchen or living room libraries. (I plan to purchase a print copy.)
~Here’s How It Happened
128 cozy mystery writers have come together and are sharing some of their favorite recipes possibly found right out of their books. Wow!
~Reading Authors
I love how it’s arranged into types of food like a classic recipe book but you also get the book info. I discovered some new-to-me authors and series that I’ve added to my TBR.
~Brooke Blogs
From “Sydney Marsh’s Oh-SO-Easy Killer Coleslaw” to “Cate’s Quick Mexican Lunch” to “Neanderthal Mammoth Jerky” (yeah, I gotta read that cozy!). 200+ recipes from 128 cozy authors, along with tidbits on their stories make this a juicy must-have for cozy readers.
~I Read What You Write

This cookbook is a wonderful compilation of recipes, cozy mystery authors, and their cozy mystery characters. I am excited to try out some of these yummy recipes.
~Sapphyria’s Books
And I thought
What a fun cookbook.  I am a cookbook lover.  So of course I 
signed up to read and review this one.  And I love cozy mysteries especially the ones that include recipes at the end! 
Much to my disappointment many of the Cozy's that I have run across are about Bakeries and Bakers so most of the recipes are dessert.  
No gasping!  Don't get me wrong.  I love Chocolate.  I love cake.  
But I don't have much time to bake. 
Cozy Food gave me what I have time to do.  Dinner.  There are desserts, cakes and cookies and someday maybe I will get a chance to try some of them.  
I did try a Gumbo recipe from the cook book and it was the best homemade Gumbo we've ever had.
As my usual M.O.  I had to make a couple minor changes 'cuz I am ingredient disfunctual.  But even with my minor changes it was Fabulous. 

I loved reading all the recipes and being introduced to some new to me books and authors.  

If you love cooking and Cozy Mysteries you'll have to put this one on your TBR or your Santa Please list! 

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 
Cozy Food will be promoted on social media and featured in a future post at My Journey Back-The Journey Back blog. 

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