I’m delighted to be part of the launch celebrations for the first book in the The Old Forge Cafe series, A Taste of Death by H.V. Coombs. Today I have a recipe – celeriac remoulade – to share from H.V Coombs, but I recommend reading the book first before you decide how to serve it!
A Taste of Death was published by Maze, a Harper Collins imprint, on 24th July 2017 and is available for purchase here.
A Taste of Death
Midsomer Murders meets The Great British Bake-Off in this foodie delight with murder at its heart.
The first murder happened while I was making meringues…
When Ben Hunter moves to become head chef at the Old Forge Café in the quiet village of Hampden Green, a tricky recipe for egg-based desserts isn’t the only thing he gets embroiled in. As he struggles with a whisk in his first week , he gets an unexpected visit from DI Slattery – there’s been a murder and he’s a suspect. Ben resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery, and he soon discovers that this sleepy Chilterns village is covering up a whole lot more than an appetite for sweet treats…
A Guest Post by H.V. Coombs
You’ll have to read the book to find out the somewhat unusual accompaniment to the Celeriac Remoulade but it’s great with ham and some good bread, or anything that you would use coleslaw for and, face it, it sounds classy! And it’s so easy to make.
- Coarsely grate the celeriac with a box grater (in the picture I used about 1/3 of the celeriac, I shall use the rest to make Celeriac and Apple soup) and mix up the juice of about ¼ of a lemon with it, (this stops it discolouring and adds a sharp flavour.)
2. Mix in mayo and natural yogurt on a 3:1 ratio. I used 1 dessert spoon as a measure and then add 1 heaped teaspoon of Dijon mustard. You just need enough to coat the celeriac. Chopped parsley is a good addition too. Mix well and voila ! Eat as soon as possible but before serving I would transfer it to another bowl as some of the dressing will have formed a bit of a residue on the bottom of its container.
About H.V. Coombs
H.V. Coombs is an alter-ego of crime thriller author Alex Howard. He was born in Lambeth in South London and grew up in Buckinghamshire. He studied Arabic and Islamic History at Oxford and Edinburgh University and taught for the British Council in the Middle East and worked in adult education in the UK.
H.V. Coombs is married with two children.
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