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Here's a murder mystery from the 1930s with both a good story and a culinary angle—plus classic recipes from the time!

I ran across a rather interesting cookery classic recently. I had been reading vintage detective series books and was a few volumes into the Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout, one of the masters from the Golden Age of detective fiction in the 30s and 40s. Too Many Cooks, published in 1938, was the fifth Nero Wolfe novel (Stout wrote dozens, the last in 1975). It is set in a resort in West Virginia (fictional but likely based on the Greenbrier) where a group of 10 renowned chefs from around ...

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Mike Buzalka

Mike Buzalka is executive features editor of Food Management and has served the magazine in this capacity since 1998. Before that, he was executive editor of The Foodservice..
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