THE FOODS IN ANGIE'S KITCHEN

Who could forget the recipes in SOMETHING'S COOKING, the book that introduced Angelina Amalfi and San Francisco Homicide Inspector Paavo Smith to the world?  Recipes for pureed brussels sprouts over poached eggs, or sauerkraut chocolate cake, plus references to marshmallow and bean sprout blintzes, peanut butter omelets and liver-pate waffles were featured.

Delicious recipes and top San Francisco restaurant menus are discussed in later books (except, perhaps, for a few soymilk and beancurd "delights" in COOKING UP TROUBLE). Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate caused some serious reader salivating in COOK'S NIGHT OUT. And on and on it goes.

Here are some featured recipes for your enjoyment:

MEXICAN TEA CAKES
A delicate butter pecan cookie

FUDGE ECSTASIES
A simple, out of this world, super-fudgy brownie

ZESTY CORN CHOWDER
Sweet corn, potatoes, bacon, onions, and chiles for "zest" make this a wonderful soup.

ANGIE'S PASTA WITH PROSCIUTTO AND SUN-DRIED TOMATOES
This is one of Paavo’s favorite dishes. The mincing and chopping take a little time, but the actual cooking goes very fast.

ANGIE'S BASIC BRUSCHETTA
Angie searches out interesting foods for a party buffet in the A COOK IN TIME. Bruschetta (pronounced broo-ske-ta) is wonderful at any time.

ANGIE'S EASY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
In honor of COOK'S NIGHT OUT, in which Angie decides to become a chocolatier (the Lady Godiva of the 21st century--Godiva chocolates, that is), this and the next easy recipes for easy-to-make chocolate candy.

POTATO CANDY
More chocolate from COOK'S NIGHT OUT.

OSSA DEI MORTI
The name of these Italian cookies means "bones of the dead." What could be a better cookie to munch on while reading a tasty murder mystery?

CURRIED SESAME CHICKEN WINGS
This recipe is a perennial party favorite--absolutely the tastiest recipes for chicken wings you'll ever taste.

SAUERKRAUT CHOCOLATE CAKE
This recipe of the month was discussed in SOMETHING'S COOKING (in which a police officer thought it was a joke--it isn't. It's actually delicious. Have your friends guess the "secret" ingredient.)

CRIME OF PASSION PIE
This is Joanne Pence's favorite pie.