Wednesday, August 12, 2009

State of the Onion and Hail to the Chef

I know, the titles of Julie Hyzy's books are groaners. But these mysteries are a lot of fun. They feature Ollie, a White House chef. She is plucky, sometimes sticks her foot in her mouth, and always creates fabulous food. Working in the White House is an incredible challenge, especially when there are mysteries to be solved and state dinners to be served.

Hyzy does a fabulous job of making Washington D.C. and the White House come alive. Ollie and her co-workers are fun characters and the recipes at the end of each book are just the (eh-hem) icing on the cake.

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