Daily Archives: January 17, 2010
I had other ideas in mind on how to start the next section of the Food In Fiction series, but since I found myself reading this book again, I decided might as well start here. Agnes and the Hitman is a partnership between Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer and it’s a hoot and holler as Gram used to say.
Do not be seduced by those big-box come-ons, full of “complete sets” of extraneous cookware. A complete set is whatever you need and maybe all you need is a wok and a hot place to grill your bacon. In a pinch, I can do it all with my heavy nonstick frying pan. Besides the obvious braising, browning, and frying, I can make sauces and stir-fries in it, toast cheese sandwiches and slivered almonds, use the underside to pound cutlets and in a pinch probably swing it to defend my honor. If I could find a man that versatile and dependable, I’d marry him.
Girlfriend, I can relate. And use that frying pan to defend her honor she does. From this opening page I was hooked. So I’ll be sharing some recipes I created based on the food Cranky Agnes cooks for the gang that invades her home to help defend her honor. Starting with Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes. Until then….