The Chef

by Martin Suter

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Chef Synopsis

As the financial crisis tightens its grip on Europe, the gilded world of Zurich's leading restaurant, Chez Huwyler, seems immune to plunging stock markets and collapsing banks. But behind the scenes, even the rarefied world of haute cuisine is feeling the bite and so Maravan - a Tamil dishwasher and undiscovered culinary genius - and Andrea - a stunningly beautiful waitress - find themselves out of a job and needing to find another way to survive. After Maravan seduces Andrea by cooking her a dinner that fuses the aphrodisiac recipes of his ancestors with the necromancy of molecular gastronomy, Andrea hits upon a business idea: romantic catering for couples. But even culinary magic can't ward off recession and when their new company begins to struggle, they are forced to enter into a much more unsavoury business, plunging them deep into an underworld where murder and sex feed otherwise unquenchable thirsts...

The Chef Press Reviews

Sex, spices and arms dealing: such is the recipe - perfectly executed - cooked up by Martin Suter --Le Monde


Martin Suter's take on the culinary is as full of mystery as a crime story, only more exotic and more erotic --Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Martin Suter reaches a huge readership with his novels. He writes exciting, almost cinematic stories and grabs his readers with tight, refined plots --Der Spiegel

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ISBN: 9780857892935
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857892935
Publication date: 7th August 2014
Author: Martin Suter
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Martin Suter

Martin Suter was born in Zurich in 1948. His novels have enjoyed huge international success and have been published in twenty-nine languages. He is married and, with his family, he spends his time between Spain and Guatemala.

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