I’ve enjoyed reading books with scenes taking place around a table full of gorgeous food and having that key moment when you feel your heart either break or soar as if you are sitting there too. Being that I’m a classically trained Pastry chef, I tend to be interested in the foods written in fiction novels and wonder if it’s an important part of the author’s vision or just a “prop” used to set a scene. Some novels have urged me to try some new things while others have made me wonder “what in the heck were they thinking!” But, there has now come a time when I have just experienced a really unbelievable story and it didn’t have a morsel of food in it. Hmmm…what to do, what to do.
There are very few, if any, books that make me want to get creative and show my unabashed love for the story as well as the author, however, The Angel by Tiffany Reisz has done just that. These are my culinary creations in a tribute to some of my all-time favorite characters as well as my new super-cheesy author crush *blushing*. So lets make some sinfully good cocktails and celebrate the release of The Angel today!