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Old 04-20-2007, 08:19 AM   #1
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Who would you call gourmet detective of all times?

Hereís my top
Gourmet detectives
  • Nero Wolf
  • Hercule Poirot
  • Miss Marple
The bronze gets Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Well she isnít actually gourmet, she just drank vats of tea with little snack in each book.
Silver goes to another Agatha Christie's character Hercule Poirot. He not only liked to eat, but also cooked perfect dishes himself.
And the first place, of course, wins Nero Wolf Ė gourmet of all times. Heís the only character who got his own cookbook.

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Old 04-20-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Nero liked to eat but Fritz, the butler, did all the cooking.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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In Donna Leon's detective thrillers Cmmissario Guido Brunetti's wife Paula cooks the most mouthwatering Italian food. I'd rate both of them as Gourmet. She for the cooking. He for the relish with which he appreciates and eats it.

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #4
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Nero liked to eat but Fritz, the butler, did all the cooking.
yes, but Nero new how to prepare all those tasty dishes he liked
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:49 AM   #5
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Antny Bourdain has written three novels...dealing with who dunnit and suspense. A bit more up to date than the three you list, but they are entertaining reads...give em a try.
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I have been a fan of crime novels and read quite a few, but I don't remember any character that particularly struck me as a gourmet, aside from Hercule Poirot. That must be an interesting concept, if someone were to start a new series with a new character, a gourmet sleuth!!

Csalt, I haven't read any of Donna Leon but her series with Commissario Brunetti sound quite interesting!! I must go look for it!!
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yes, but Nero new how to prepare all those tasty dishes he liked

I'm agreeing with your selection. A lot of the time Nero and Fritz argue overr the proper preparation.
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I have been a fan of crime novels and read quite a few, but I don't remember any character that particularly struck me as a gourmet, aside from Hercule Poirot. That must be an interesting concept, if someone were to start a new series with a new character, a gourmet sleuth!!

Csalt, I haven't read any of Donna Leon but her series with Commissario Brunetti sound quite interesting!! I must go look for it!!


They really are very entertaining and a good read. You might recognise some of the places mentioned!
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Without a doubt, it would have to be St. Julien Perlmutter from Clive Cussler's novels featuring Dirk Pitt.
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Without a doubt, it would have to be St. Julien Perlmutter from Clive Cussler's novels featuring Dirk Pitt.
sure, how could i forgot about him and his lovely puppy. It enjoys gourmet food even more than its master.
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