Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Passionate Cook - Sue Swift

Best-selling, award-winning author Sue Swift, a.k.a Suz deMello, has written over fifteen novels, plus several short stories and non-fiction articles. She writes in numerous genres including romance, mystery, paranormal, historical, contemporary comedy and erotica. She’s a freelance editor who’s worked for Total-E-Bound, Ai Press, Liquid Silver Books and Etopia Press. She also takes on private clients.

Her books have been favorably reviewed in PW, Kirkus and Booklist, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists.

A former trial attorney, she resides in northern California. Her passion is world travel, and she’s left the US over a dozen times, including stints working overseas for many months. Right now, she's working on her next manuscript and planning her next trip.

Her blog is at http://www.fearlessfastpacedfiction.com. Find her reading picks @ReadThis4fun on Twitter, and befriend her on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SueSwift ). Her sites are at http://www.sue-swift.com and http://www.suzdemello.com.

Travel: It’s all About the Food

Those who know me are aware that food and travel are two of my fave things. And when they’re together, as in eating a great meal in an exotic land, well, my life is complete.

Here’s a few of “the best of the best,” my fave meals from around the world:

Chicken curry in Angkor: served in a hollowed coconut. This dish was so divine that one day I ate lunch twice.

I have traveled in Italy a number of times, and always eaten well. Here’s a photo of one of my most memorable meals, eaten after a friend of mine and I took a gondola-rowing class in Venice.

Note the many tiny plates loaded with vegetarian goodies—my favorite way to eat. Lots of intriguing flavors to enjoy.

And here’s a photo of us on the boat:

When I lived in China, Chinese people didn’t believe me when I told them that Chinese food is famous the world over, and that Americans even know the difference between the various Chinese regional cuisines. But I’ve enjoyed Chinese and other Asian food the world over. Here’s an Indian meal eaten
in Rome:

I often include food in my books, because I feel that there’s few acts more caring than preparing food for someone, especially if my man fixes me a meal. In the Passionate Cooks book, the bouillabaise recipe is one that the hero of SPY GAME prepares for the heroine.

Here’s a little about that SPY GAME:

Fledgling agent Ani Sharif has finally been assigned to her first undercover mission—to seduce software tycoon Richard Rexford, known as the fearsome T-Rex of Silicon Valley. He's suspected of selling software secrets to the Chinese. Ani must succeed at her first assignment, but will handsome, clever Richard uncover her secrets and seize her heart?

Thanks for sharing Sue,


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