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Subject: Do certain mysteries make you crave certain foods?
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 9:21 PM ET
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Way back when I was in college and reading Lawrence Sanders, I would crave deli sandwiches whenever I sat down to read.  Isn't his Delaney character the one who was always making deliciously messy sandwiches and eating them over the sink?  I think he usually paired his sandwiches with beer.  Fortunately, I'm not a big drinker so I never had to run off to the liquor store!

P.D. James and various other British writers always send me scurrying to the kitchen for tea and toast with butter and strawberry jam.  Yummy!

What books/authors compel you to raid the refrigerator?

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 9:40 PM ET
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Ellen Crosby's Wine Country mysteries always make me yearn for a glass of wine. I always make sure that I have a nice bottle to enjoy when I read her books.= D

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 9:49 PM ET
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Joanne Fluke::cookies!
Diane Mott Davidson and Cleo Coyle::coffee/espresso

Hmm...cookies and a cup of coffee....Guess I just need to think about the books! Debbie


Date Posted: 7/8/2009 10:42 PM ET
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OMG, the Andrea Camilleri series featuring Italian cop Inspector Montalbano in Sicily....the way they describe the food it's mouth-watering...it's so unlike American food, it's just....aaaaaaaagh! Fresh food right from the market or the sea, spices, olive oil....his housekeeper makes the most delicious stuff, and then he picks these little out-of-the way restaurants who know him and serve him specialties....same thing with Donna Leon's series set in Venice with Commissario Guido Brunetti. His wife is a fabulous cook, but even his stopping for a coffee at the local trattoria makes me drool. LOL

And Jason Goodwin's Yashim the Eunuch series....Istanbul in the 1860's....Yashim is a cook, too...I want to hire him!

The cozy foodie series with various baking or chocolate or whatever never stir me up, but start talking about good, spicy, ethnic food and it will get me going, regardless of what ethnicity it might be.


Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 7/9/2009 2:04 PM ET
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 I'm not a donut person but every time I read a Stephanie Plum novel, I want to go right out and buy me a dozen chocolate glazed babies and scarf them down in my car! Along with some fried chicken, but we dont' have a Cluck in a Bucket around here ;)  And with my cholesterol I need to stay away from the KFC anyway!  Oh, and cake! They are always talking about cake in her books! 

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 2:53 PM ET
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Joanne Pence's Angelina Amalfi mysteries - Italian, especially lasagna, and Rex Stout's Nero Wolf classic mysteries for fine Continental cuisine, - well, really, both just make me hungry for everything!

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 3:51 PM ET
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Cozies with recipes in them?  These make me hungry and want to try them.  Maggie Sefton's Knitting series, Kelly always has coffee, so............  I think I'm too open to the power of suggestion in any book that has something I really like to eat!!!   :)

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 9:33 PM ET
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Not mysteries in general, but any book that I'm reading. If the main character is having ice cream or coffee and sandwiches, that's what I want too!

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/25/2009 7:09 AM ET
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Whichever cozy I'm reading that has food in it - that's the food I want!

I read one recently where the main character and her friend are eating Hagen Daz Carmel Cone ice cream every time they get together - I had to buy it to try it!!!  Funny because I tried it and didn't like it...LOL 

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 2:57 PM ET
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I just finished a cozy mystery called ~ Tough Cookies by Diane Mott Davidson - the main character "Goldy" loves lattes and hot chocolate with whipped cream on top~  those drinks definitly sounded good!