“Kitchen Addiction! – Recipes” is a storybook cookbook introduction to Lund’s debut novel, “Kitchen Addiction!” – the 1st in the Mina Kitchen series. It contains many chef created recipes – courtesy of Lund’s husband, Chef Andrew Mark – as inspired by Vito Spaghetti’s oddball creations in the story.
With over a dozen fun and festive recipes, you’re sure to enjoy this cozy mystery and its culinary treats while you LOL at the samples from Lund’s funny suspense fiction, “Kitchen Addiction!”
An easy to navigate table of contents is included.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I thought it would be fun to “re-construct” Vito Spaghetti’s oddball recipes from “Kitchen Addiction!” into something edible. Also, I thought it would be neat to show the details of Mina’s culinary creativity.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Really, this is kind of tough – because I really don’t know. For the most part, they just came to me. With the exception of Mina Kitchen – who is named after my unknown great-grandmother, of the same name.
While the characters are completely fictional, most of them are named after relatives, which I’m hoping amuses my family.
I’m Mina Kitchen – Mina being short for Wilhelmina. I’m named after a great-grandmother I never met and plan to thank in the hereafter by prodding a heavenly fork in her virtual side. Not because of inheriting her weird name, or even weirder nickname. It’s mostly for inheriting her oddball catering disorder.
Family legend still regales Fat Friday of ’55. Great-Grandma Mina – Dad’s grandma – invited neighbors for a dinner that included a 25-pound turkey with all the trimmings. Which would have been fine, except the turkey dinner was prefaced by a ham, hot dogs, lasagna, meat loaf, barbeque ribs, roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, stuffed cabbage, stuffed shells, stuffed grape leaves, moussaka, and a pork and sauerkraut casserole. And three different kinds of bread. And rolls. And salads. And don’t forget the carrot Jell-O mold. And never mind the appetizers served with the cocktails and hand-made bar trimmings before that. But I wax foodie; I love this story. It always ends happily ever after with, “And no one was able to roll away from the table until eleven o’clock that night.” Although that might have been because Grandma Mina served one pie per guest, just to balance out the trays of blintzes and ice cream and all.
About the Author:
Lizz Lund loves Lancaster. Since 1999, she’s been having a terrific time here and thinks everyone else should, too. She is a newlywed and head-over-heels about her chef husband; she made him move from New Jersey, too. Kitchen Addiction! is her first novel of the Mina Kitchen series. Lizz grew up in Glen Rock, New Jersey and still hasn’t recovered. She holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, but has never learned to waitress.