The Cook Author:Harry Kressing A fable, part diabolique, part diversion, tells of the Hills and the Vales and the ancestral castle that one of them would inherit- known as The Prominence. The Hills have twins, Harold and Esther; the Vales only one daughter, Daphne, who has run to fat--an appalling avoirdupois, which has diminished her desirability as a wife to Harold until on... more »e Conrad Venn is hired by the Hills as the chef.
The old feud between the two families is now no more than a kitchen rivalry; Conrad quickly takes care of that by eliminating the Vales' chef Brogg, and preparing reducing, anti-depressant meals for Daphne, while fattening Esther up for himself. . .« less