Martine Bailey

About me

Martine Bailey’s first historical novel ‘An Appetite for Violets’, is a gastronomic mystery set in eighteenth century Europe (Hodder & Stoughton, May 2014 and St Martin’s Press, US, end 2014). Written as a book of recipes, it takes sharp-witted cook Biddy Leigh on a murderous trip from England to Italy. In pursuit of authenticity Martine studied with food historian Ivan Day and experienced Georgian food and fashion at firsthand with an historic re-enactment society.
Martine lives in Cheshire, England after recently returning from a 20-month stay in New Zealand. She is married with one son and is currently writing a second novel for Hodder & Stoughton set in the eighteenth century.

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CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE PART 3   - WHITE CHOCOLATE

My White Chocolate Wedding Cake White chocolate is often derided as not being true chocolate, but I love it so much I chose it for my wedding cake. Firstly it looks so beautiful, like solid cream, and then the luxurious fl­avour  complements delicious summer fruits so well.  I also used…

CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE WEEK 2 - MILK CHOCOLATE

THE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE PART 2 MILK CHOCOLATE THREE TYPES OF CHOCOLATE, THREE RECIPES,  THREE DELICIOUS BOOKS Milk chocolate is not generally believed to have been invented until the nineteenth century, by clever Swiss chocalatier M Daniel Peter. He combined a form of Nestle condensed milk with chocolate to produce the first stable…

THE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE PART 1 

THE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE PART 1THREE TYPES OF CHOCOLATE, THREE RECIPES, THREE DELICIOUS BOOKS Plain, bitter chocolate is said to be the best chocolate; the closest to the bitter fruit of the cacao nut, a pleasure-giving blend of the bitter and the sweet. In An Appetite for Violets, Chocolate Ice Cream is…

 
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