The Chef

Martin Suter Jamie Bulloch

RRP: £6.99

1 February 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782390619

RRP: £7.99

1 February 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857892928

As the financial crisis tightens its grip on Europe, the gilded world of Zurich’s leading restaurant, Chez Huwyler, seems immune to plunging stock markets and collapsing banks. But behind the scenes, even the rarefied world of haute cuisine is feeling the bite and so Maravan – a Tamil dishwasher and undiscovered culinary genius – and Andrea – a stunningly beautiful waitress – find themselves out of a job and needing to find another way to survive.

After Maravan seduces Andrea by cooking her a dinner that fuses the aphrodisiac recipes of his ancestors with the necromancy of molecular gastronomy, Andrea hits upon a business idea: romantic catering for couples. But even culinary magic can’t ward off recession and when their new company begins to struggle, they are forced to enter into a much more unsavoury business, plunging them deep into an underworld where murder and sex feed otherwise unquenchable thirsts…


Sex, spices and arms dealing: such is the recipe - perfectly executed - cooked up by Martin Suter
Le Monde

Martin Suter's take on the culinary is as full of mystery as a crime story, only more exotic and more erotic
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Martin Suter reaches a huge readership with his novels. He writes exciting, almost cinematic stories and grabs his readers with tight, refined plots
Der Spiegel