An unscrupulous new rival has pushed Goldys beloved catering business to the brink of collapse. An even more unscrupulous local contractor has left her precious kitchen in a shambles. Yet Goldy has joined forces with her old mentor, French chef Andre Hibbard, to cater a fashion photo shoot at a turn-of-the-century mountain cabin.
There, in a hopelessly outdated kitchen, Goldy and the temperamental but kindhearted Andre struggle to create warming Models Mushroom Soup, Savory Florentine Cheesecakes, and a luscious spread for a vain and vacuous crowd of beautiful people whose personal dramas climax when a camera is pitched through a plateglass window... into the buffet. Now Goldy readies for a society soiree tasting party against her archnemesis that could make or break her career. As she prepares Big Bucks Bread Pudding, Andres Coq au Vin, and Jailbreak Potatoes, Goldy faces the shock of a second murder closer to home.
Suddenly she must find the ingredients of a mystery that includes the dead contractors unwholesome past, a food saboteur, the theft of four historical cookbooks, and an overzealous D. A. who has suspended Goldys detective husband Tom from the force. What she comes up with is the perfect recipe for murder.
And Goldy may be the next one on the menu!