Wine Varietal: Zinfandel
There’s nothing I like better than having friends or family show up for an impromptu dinner. We gather in the kitchen, everyone has a hand in the prep and cooking while we visit and have a glass of wine. Then, if we are no more than four, we squeeze around the kitchen island with our plates, and if more, adjourn to the dining room.
My characters do much the same. Often progress is made on cases when friends and colleagues join Duncan and Gemma in the kitchen of their Notting Hill home. Kit, their fourteen-year-old son, likes to cook, too. In The Sound of Broken Glass, Duncan and Kit prepare a supper of fresh salmon fish cakes with a yogurt dill sauce, steamed new potatoes, and salad.
So when my daughter and son-in-law dropped in recently for a last minute, “Hmm…What shall we cook?” dinner, the results were so good I think I’ll have to share the recipe with Duncan and Gemma in the next book.