By Poppy Z. Brite
Should you can't stand the heat...Get the hell out of recent Orleans!
Liquor has develop into one of many preferred eating places on the town, thank you partially to cooks Rickey and G-man's wildly artistic, booze-laced foodstuff. on the tail finish of a hectic Mardi Gras, Milford Goodman walks into their kitchen--he's spent the final ten years in Angola felony for murdering his boss, a prosperous New Orleans restaurateur, yet has lately been exonerated on new facts and published. Rickey recalls him as an creative chef and hires him prompt.
When a pill-pushing health practitioner and a Carnival scion speak Rickey into consulting on the eating place they're establishing in a single of the city's "floating casinos," Rickey recommends Milford for the pinnacle chef place and remains directly to supervise. yet quickly Rickey reveals himself medicating a kitchen damage with the doctor's wares, and G-man grows uninterested in keeping down the citadel at Liquor on my own. because the new eating place strikes towards its commencing, Rickey learns that Milford's previous is inextricably associated with one of many project's backers, a guy whose intentions start to appear a growing number of sinister.
Full of the flavour of 1 of America's maximum towns, Soul Kitchen is a pointy observation on race family in pre-Katrina New Orleans and a quick journey throughout the darkish part of haute cuisine.
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