Books by Jacqueline Deval

RECKLESS APPETITES by Jacqueline Deval
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"A feast, then, for food-lovers and cookbook fans, but those hoping for a real story will find it half-baked."
Take the basis for a fine literary cookbook, fold it lightly around a thin romantic plot, heap the whole confection with allusion and history, then glaze it with pretension, and there you'll have Deval's first effort—a hybrid novel-cookbook, termed a ``culinary romance.'' Pomme Bouquin, a self-styled cooking teacher, lives in London but mostly occupies a rarer world made up of great books and good food. Read full book review >