Monday, March 9, 2009

The Book of Unholy Mischief.

There is a book that will solve all your problems whatever those problems may be. Does is contain lessons on alchemy? Or maybe has a recipe for an elixir of life. Or is it a love potion you seek? Or is the book just a little cookbook?Meet the guardians of "the book". Set is Venice with it's beautiful landscape and winding streets that may give you a poor kid, a rich emporer, or the cappe nere-really bad dudes. But, at the center of the story is Luciano and "the meastro", who is a cook. Not only does he cook, but he can change people by the things he cooks. Each time I read this book I found myself hungry and learning life lessons from making something simple as a soufle.Nothing is easy and surrounding the cooking lessons is an evil plot to get the book for many different reasons. There is danger and lost love all for the sake of a book, but what does it really contain?
I enjoyed this little read. It was easy, fun, and had a lot of cooking in it. I wish I could be a chef. I did not agree with many of the points about religion, but just like the davinci code they are just ideas for a story. The author was very clear that she pulled from history what she wanted to make a good book. It is completely a work of fiction.
The book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark


Lula O said...

I'm totally curious about this book now. I used to think I was well read. Now not so much...
Does she include any sort of recipes, in the back or anything?

Stephanie said...

Ack! Two reviews in a row related to food? No fair!