Friday, February 1, 2008


This novel is truly tasty! I will try to refrain from using any more cooking analogies, because I really enjoyed the novelty of this book.

Ollie Paras is an Assistant Chef in the White House kitchen who comes to work as usual one morning and witnesses an incident on the White House lawn that changes her life forever. She becomes embroiled in espionage and murder... almost her own! The book is an American "Upstairs, Downstairs" if you remember the old British television series. The reader is taken behind the scenes to see how things work in the kitchen and what the First Family really eats. Ollie struggles to overcome a series of events that threaten to get her fired instead of promoted to replace Henry, the retiring Executive Chef.

Julie Hyzy has done her homework. Listen to our interview to find out how she came to find out so much about how the White House kitchen works. I really enjoyed this book. The plot is fun and the characters are ones you will care about. This is the first in a series, I can't wait for the next one! What do you think?

hear the author interview

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