The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King
English | 2019 | Historical Fiction| ePUB | 5.4 MB
The Chef’s Secret: A fascinating novel from Renaissance Italy detailing Bartolomeo Scappi’s mysterious life, the legendary chef to several popes and author of one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time, and the nephew who sets out to discover the secrets of his late uncle — including the identity of the noblewoman Bartolomeo loved until his death.
When Bartolomeo Scappi dies in 1577, he leaves to his nephew and apprentice Giovanni his vast estate— properties, money, and position. He also gives two strongboxes the keys to Giovanni and strict instructions for burning their contents. Despite Scappi’s dire warning that the information concealed in those boxes might jeopardize the lives of Giovanni and others. Giovanni is forced to learn the secrets of his uncle. He undertakes the arduous task of decoding Scappi’s newspapers and uncovering a history of deception, betrayal, and assassination. all to protect an illicit affair of love.