The Fat Chefis now available on Amazon both as Kindle and paperback. Maybe an audiobook soon too! So what's all the fuss about - just a book eh?
Well, no not just a book. It's a character - Raoul Verney Executive Head Chef of L'hotel Metro a fictional top Paris hotel commandeered by the Germans in 1940.
Character is plot and in this book Raoul is a lot of plot - huge in fact. There are also some recipes. Why? How could one write about a chef and not show him cooking? He cooks with passion - aficion as they say in Spain. He loves food and eating it too. He loves good French wine - who doesn't? Raoul is human. he loves, he fights in his own way but it isn't his nature - he would rather cook but he's French and he loves his country. The ending is an object lesson for plump chefs everywhere. If he could, he would also tell you that Bayonne ham is far superior to bacon as it has a delicate flavour all of its own!
Try the Fat Chef's bouillabaisse it's a genuine French fish stew. Or you could try the Meringue Suisse - my favourite! If he was Swedish he could have made meatballs but that would have required suspending the imagination too far!
The Fat Chef is available to order from any Waterstones bookseller but quickest to purchase through Amazon who usually deliver within a day or so.